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Is this PC good enough for gaming?

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38 months ago

Hi there, I was just wondering whether this PC would be good enough for my friend, who has a budget of £500 (£600, if it's really needed.) PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Athlon 5370 2.2GHz Quad-Core Processor £45.36 @ CCL Computers
CPU Cooler ARCTIC Alpine M1 Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler £5.35 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard MSI AM1I Mini ITX AM1 Motherboard £28.43 @ Amazon UK
Memory Kingston 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £32.68 @ Amazon UK
Storage Sandisk SSD PLUS 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £60.82 @ BT Shop
Storage Toshiba Product Series:DT01ACA 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £39.99 @ Amazon UK
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 380X 4GB DD BLACK EDITION OC Video Card £187.08 @ Aria PC
Case Corsair Carbide Series 88R MicroATX Mid Tower Case £38.99 @ Ebuyer
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply £42.20 @ BT Shop
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £480.90
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-29 16:55 BST+0100

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Can it game?

Depends what games. If the game is GPU intensive, then yes. If CPU intensive, you might run into some fps problems as the AM1 chipset is outdated. Games like Minecraft and CS:GO, games that can run on a potato, wiould be fine but newer games might not. I recommend getting a PSU for the 380X. Another note is the difference between the 380 and the 380X is not noticable, the 380 has a better value.

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