what type of games can my new gaming pc handle?

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#1 Edited by Garydbz25 (124 posts) -

So I bought a gaming pc on ebay. I got it cheap and yeah I know it hasnt got the best spec but in terms of performance and graphics tell me what games can I run on this at good speed. Also will it play games of the last gen games on the 360/ps3 era ect. I am not a hardcore gamer and don't expect to play games at ultra resolution but I wanted a machine thats half decent.

pc is in link

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/370930519776?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

cheers guys

#2 Posted by Arthas045 (5218 posts) -

PC should play most games just fine... Just a fair warning that PC does not have an operating system, so you will need to purchase Windows 7 or 8 or whatever you plan to do with it.

#3 Posted by Garydbz25 (124 posts) -

@Arthas045 said:

PC should play most games just fine... Just a fair warning that PC does not have an operating system, so you will need to purchase Windows 7 or 8 or whatever you plan to do with it.

Ok that sounds great is that most games in 720p? But do you think it will play games of the next generation such as ps4/xb1 if them games are ported to pc. I mainly want it for old school games to be honest but its good to know if it has enough power .

#4 Edited by Arthas045 (5218 posts) -

Probably something in the lower tier quality wise with something like Assassins Creed IV. You may be able to get medium out of 720p though. The only thing with 720p on monitors is that is letterboxes it I do believe.

#5 Edited by Garydbz25 (124 posts) -

@Arthas045 said:

Probably something in the lower tier quality wise with something like Assassins Creed IV. You may be able to get medium out of 720p though. The only thing with 720p on monitors is that is letterboxes it I do believe.

ok sounds alright. I am planning to play it on my 50 inch hd tv will this effect anything from playing on a normal pc monitor and what controller pad would you recommend for games on pc? I hate keyboard and mouse for gaming.

#6 Posted by Arthas045 (5218 posts) -

I don't have much experience PC gaming on a HDTV, so I cannot answer that one... As far as a controller goes I use a wired Xbox 360 controller because most games that support a controller use Xbox button layouts.

#7 Posted by LeftClick007 (76 posts) -

@Garydbz25 said:

@Arthas045 said:

Probably something in the lower tier quality wise with something like Assassins Creed IV. You may be able to get medium out of 720p though. The only thing with 720p on monitors is that is letterboxes it I do believe.

ok sounds alright. I am planning to play it on my 50 inch hd tv will this effect anything from playing on a normal pc monitor and what controller pad would you recommend for games on pc? I hate keyboard and mouse for gaming.

it should be fine, I play on my 38" tv. And I recommend a 360 controller as well, I have a ps3 controller at the moment and have problems in a few games, where I read that the 360 controller is fine. You should be fine at 720p, since your gonna be sitting really far back. Im curious, what old school games will you be playing?

#8 Posted by the_bi99man (11047 posts) -

@Arthas045 said:

Probably something in the lower tier quality wise with something like Assassins Creed IV. You may be able to get medium out of 720p though. The only thing with 720p on monitors is that is letterboxes it I do believe.

You shouldn't get any letterboxing in 720p, unless your monitor is not 16:9. 1080p is a 16:9 aspect ratio, so a 1080p monitor will display 720p with no letterboxing. A 1200p monitor would letterbox at 720p since that's 16:10, but most games should also support 800p (1280x800) for that.

#9 Posted by Garydbz25 (124 posts) -

@leftclick007 said:

@Garydbz25 said:

@Arthas045 said:

Probably something in the lower tier quality wise with something like Assassins Creed IV. You may be able to get medium out of 720p though. The only thing with 720p on monitors is that is letterboxes it I do believe.

ok sounds alright. I am planning to play it on my 50 inch hd tv will this effect anything from playing on a normal pc monitor and what controller pad would you recommend for games on pc? I hate keyboard and mouse for gaming.

it should be fine, I play on my 38" tv. And I recommend a 360 controller as well, I have a ps3 controller at the moment and have problems in a few games, where I read that the 360 controller is fine. You should be fine at 720p, since your gonna be sitting really far back. Im curious, what old school games will you be playing?

hey Ok, sounds very promising indeed at the moment from everyone. Well games like resident evil 1-3, age of empires 2, final fantasy 7, 8 sonic adventure 1,2 on steam., I also want it for old ps1, genesis and snes games but I won't go into that to much as gamespot doesn't like it lol. I wouldn't mind gamecube on it but i think it wouldn't be able to handle it.

#10 Posted by Arthas045 (5218 posts) -

@Garydbz25: The games you listed from steam, that PC will do you just fine.

#11 Posted by PredatorRules (8022 posts) -

I can give you that, case looks pretty sweet.

But your GPU is 6670 which is pretty old, I've had 5770 lately and it was ok for nowdays gaming, some games on low some on med, some on high.

I do need to mention I was playing on 1080p and while you're planning to run games on 720p then you should be more than fine.

#12 Edited by Garydbz25 (124 posts) -

@PredatorRules said:

I can give you that, case looks pretty sweet.

But your GPU is 6670 which is pretty old, I've had 5770 lately and it was ok for nowdays gaming, some games on low some on med, some on high.

I do need to mention I was playing on 1080p and while you're planning to run games on 720p then you should be more than fine.

Hey so the seller on ebay is taking so long to send the computer I was thinking to cancel the first pc and go for this one for a little extra is it worth it?

first pc i may cancel link

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/370930519776?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

possible new pc if its better and worth the little extra.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/321233013931?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

please let me know guys

#13 Posted by PredatorRules (8022 posts) -
@Garydbz25 said:

@PredatorRules said:

I can give you that, case looks pretty sweet.

But your GPU is 6670 which is pretty old, I've had 5770 lately and it was ok for nowdays gaming, some games on low some on med, some on high.

I do need to mention I was playing on 1080p and while you're planning to run games on 720p then you should be more than fine.

Hey so the seller on ebay is taking so long to send the computer I was thinking to cancel the first pc and go for this one for a little extra is it worth it?

first pc i may cancel link

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/370930519776?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

possible new pc if its better and worth the little extra.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/321233013931?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

please let me know guys

2nd one is overkill in RAM, I can't find a reason to have 16Gb for gaming (8 will do), 650Watt PSU for that GPU is overkill as well, the GPU on the 1st rig is better in about 20%.

So I'd still wait for the 1st PC or build yourself one but DONT order the 2nd one, it's a downgrade not an upgrade.

#14 Posted by adamosmaki (9624 posts) -

@PredatorRules said:
@Garydbz25 said:

@PredatorRules said:

I can give you that, case looks pretty sweet.

But your GPU is 6670 which is pretty old, I've had 5770 lately and it was ok for nowdays gaming, some games on low some on med, some on high.

I do need to mention I was playing on 1080p and while you're planning to run games on 720p then you should be more than fine.

Hey so the seller on ebay is taking so long to send the computer I was thinking to cancel the first pc and go for this one for a little extra is it worth it?

first pc i may cancel link

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/370930519776?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

possible new pc if its better and worth the little extra.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/321233013931?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

please let me know guys

2nd one is overkill in RAM, I can't find a reason to have 16Gb for gaming (8 will do), 650Watt PSU for that GPU is overkill as well, the GPU on the 1st rig is better in about 20%.

So I'd still wait for the 1st PC or build yourself one but DONT order the 2nd one, it's a downgrade not an upgrade.

The second has an FX6300 which fares much better on games compared to the new Fx4xxx with cut down L3 cache. Also it has a 7750 which is way faster than the 6670 on the first pc

You could argue if the price is worth it but its much faster than the 1st one

#15 Posted by PredatorRules (8022 posts) -

@adamosmaki said:

@PredatorRules said:
@Garydbz25 said:

@PredatorRules said:

I can give you that, case looks pretty sweet.

But your GPU is 6670 which is pretty old, I've had 5770 lately and it was ok for nowdays gaming, some games on low some on med, some on high.

I do need to mention I was playing on 1080p and while you're planning to run games on 720p then you should be more than fine.

Hey so the seller on ebay is taking so long to send the computer I was thinking to cancel the first pc and go for this one for a little extra is it worth it?

first pc i may cancel link

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/370930519776?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

possible new pc if its better and worth the little extra.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/321233013931?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

please let me know guys

2nd one is overkill in RAM, I can't find a reason to have 16Gb for gaming (8 will do), 650Watt PSU for that GPU is overkill as well, the GPU on the 1st rig is better in about 20%.

So I'd still wait for the 1st PC or build yourself one but DONT order the 2nd one, it's a downgrade not an upgrade.

The second has an FX6300 which fares much better on games compared to the new Fx4xxx with cut down L3 cache. Also it has a 7750 which is way faster than the 6670 on the first pc

You could argue if the price is worth it but its much faster than the 1st one

http://www.hwcompare.com/11773/radeon-hd-6770-vs-radeon-hd-7750/

#16 Edited by mastershake575 (8354 posts) -

@PredatorRules said:

http://www.hwcompare.com/11773/radeon-hd-6770-vs-radeon-hd-7750/

You misread the topic creators link. The computer has a 6670 yet your posting a comparison between the 6770 and the 7750 (that's not correct).

The graphics card in the first link is a HD 6670 which is about 28-30% slower than a 7750 http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/HIS/HD_7750_iCooler/26.html

#17 Posted by PredatorRules (8022 posts) -

@mastershake575 said:

@PredatorRules said:

http://www.hwcompare.com/11773/radeon-hd-6770-vs-radeon-hd-7750/

You misread the topic creators link. The computer has a 6670 yet your posting a comparison between the 6770 and the 7750 (that's not correct).

The graphics card in the first link is a HD 6670 which is about 28-30% slower than a 7750 http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/HIS/HD_7750_iCooler/26.html

WAT oops, my bad XD for some sort of reason the 6770 is stronger of the 7750 and the 7750 is stronger than the 6670