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User Info: Snowthaproduct

Snowthaproduct
6 months ago#1
To run games such as Heroes of the storm, Overwatch, Rainbow Six Siege, and WoW with little to no problems? I have a PS4 and I rarely get new releases so not too much of a big deal for me.
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User Info: PhilOnDez

PhilOnDez
6 months ago#2
I don't know about R6 but Overwatch and WoW run pretty well on my 4gb 670 at 3440x1440. At 1080p they ran pretty much perfectly. This is with WoW on high and OW at medium with post processing disabled (to reduce input lag). Overwatch ran at 120fps with basically no drops at 1080p so you really don't need anything beefy to run it well.

As far as prices go, they're f***ed atm so hard to say
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User Info: cory1225

cory1225
6 months ago#3
I normally don't like prebuilts but I bought this for my sister on black friday

https://www.amazon.com/HP-Pavilion-580-023w-i5-7400-Graphics/dp/B077S27YLP/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&qid=1516520658&sr=8-11&keywords=pc+gaming+computer

for $400, it's $600 now but worth it, than building with the inflated prices
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User Info: HeliosMagi

HeliosMagi
6 months ago#4
cory1225 posted...
I normally don't like prebuilts but I bought this for my sister on black friday

https://www.amazon.com/HP-Pavilion-580-023w-i5-7400-Graphics/dp/B077S27YLP/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&qid=1516520658&sr=8-11&keywords=pc+gaming+computer

for $400, it's $600 now but worth it, than building with the inflated prices

It's really sad that right now pre-builts are legitimately better deals than custom building.
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User Info: Snowthaproduct

Snowthaproduct
6 months ago#5
cory1225 posted...
I normally don't like prebuilts but I bought this for my sister on black friday

https://www.amazon.com/HP-Pavilion-580-023w-i5-7400-Graphics/dp/B077S27YLP/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&qid=1516520658&sr=8-11&keywords=pc+gaming+computer

for $400, it's $600 now but worth it, than building with the inflated prices


Can i get some more insight on this one? I don't mind building my own but if a prebuilt is going to be less money, I could def go for that :P
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User Info: Tekken9292

Tekken9292
6 months ago#6
It's not that great, but you do get what you pay for on it (ergo cost efficient).

I built a PC slightly better than that in 2013 for $1,200 and it's already having trouble with some AAA releases. It's mostly the fault of developers optimizing poorly and going overboard on V-RAM and system RAM usage.

8GB RAM, and 3GB V-RAM just doesn't cut it anymore these days, so you'll often have games that stutter or don't keep you at 60fps or above consistently. 3Ghz CPU is also a little behind on times - but it once again depends on how much time devs spend on optimizing.

That PC also has an awful case and probably poor ventilation / cable setup, so you will definitely not want to even think about overclocking. Or doing any upgrades in general. Pre-builts are notoriously annoying if you try to change things in them. For example, they list that the case can only handle 2 internal storage units, so if you decide to have 2 SSDs and a huge HDD, have fun transplanting the whole system into a new case - maybe even having to buy a new motherboard.
It also doesn't have an SSD and it comes with the garbage that is Windows 10 and a truckload of bloatware that the company installs and you'll have to disable when you get the PC.

In layman's terms:

Games like Witcher 3 and GTA V - when maxed out @ 1080p - will run at an average of 50-60fps, but drop to 30 or even 20 in particularly intense situations.
Games like Doom (2017) and Resident Evil 7 will run with a lot of stutter because they're poorly done ports that eat up RAM/V-RAM or CPU power for no good reason whatsoever.
Most indie games and early access B-tier games on Steam will run without a problem, unless they're open world or experimental stuff, in which case you might get a slideshow. My system can't run ARK whatsoever. I could bring all settings to low and set resolution to 800x600 and it'd still run at 12fps.

For reference, my system:
i5 3.5Ghz
Radeon R9 290 3GB V-RAM
8 GB System RAM
Own-built, nice case with 2 fans to keep temps low.
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User Info: Tekken9292

Tekken9292
6 months ago#7
Overall verdict:

Don't buy a bottlenecked, slightly behind the times PC for $600.
Make the sacrifice and dish out around $1,200 and get yourself a PC that will take 5 years before it begins to feel outdated. At that point, if you're frugal, you'll still have a further couple of years to get tired of your PC slowly becoming unable to run new games.

If you buy a bottlenecked pre-built, you'll be spending money on upgrading something every year or you don't upgrade anything at all. Either way, you'll have crappy gaming experiences.
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User Info: captsplatter_1

captsplatter_1
6 months ago#8
Tekken9292 posted...
Overall verdict:

Don't buy a bottlenecked, slightly behind the times PC for $600.
Make the sacrifice and dish out around $1,200 and get yourself a PC that will take 5 years before it begins to feel outdated. At that point, if you're frugal, you'll still have a further couple of years to get tired of your PC slowly becoming unable to run new games.

If you buy a bottlenecked pre-built, you'll be spending money on upgrading something every year or you don't upgrade anything at all. Either way, you'll have crappy gaming experiences.

Ya a few years ago I would agree, but now with GPU prices being stupid and ya RAM as well, prebuilts are looking to be an option. Although sadly prebuilts usually come with a crappy component, and a computer is graded on its weakest component.
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User Info: wizardmon

wizardmon
6 months ago#9
It's almost cheaper to get a full gaming laptop than it is to buy parts lately lol.
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User Info: captsplatter_1

captsplatter_1
6 months ago#10
wizardmon posted...
It's almost cheaper to get a full gaming laptop than it is to buy parts lately lol.

Or desktop. But hey portability especially if you get one with a thunderport.
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