Do you think that these specs are good for gaming?

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  1. YOLOSWAG
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    I am thinking of buying a Cyberpower PC Ultra Gaming 2098 from NewEgg, are these specs good?

    OS: Windows 10 Home (x64-bit)
    CPU: AMD Eight Core Processer 3.80 GHz
    GPU: AMD Radeon R7 240 2 GB
    RAM: 8GB DDR3
    Comes w/mouse and keyboard too
    Thanks :)
     
  2. Joe88

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    the r7 240 is pretty weak for gaming
     
  3. JoostinOnline

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    Have you ever built a computer before?
     
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    That GPU is VERY weak for gaming. It's enough to get you started, but you probably won't be hitting even medium settings 720p on newer games that aren't indies. Definitely invest in an R9 270X for just under $200, and you'll be good to go!
     
  5. Xenon Hacks

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    Well how much is it that graphics card is pretty weak sauce

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    500$ is ok but it uses AMD processor/GPU get it as a starter PC then invest in a better graphics card after selling the R7 270.
     
  6. Tjessx

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    If you pay more then 450 dollars then you pay too mich for that.
    Cpu costs 180
    Ram between 60-100
    Gpu arround 170
    Mouse and keybloard 20-30?

    Ditch the gpu and buy an r9.
    Ubless you only want to olay stuff like minecraft terraria league of legends...
     
  7. Xenon Hacks

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    Well it is only a 50$ you could consider it a convenient assembly fee.
     
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    What's a 50 dollar?
     
  9. JoostinOnline

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    You can get double the performance for $140 with a GTX 750 Ti. Then just sell the card your computer came with for $60 online.
     
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    And 50-60$ more for a GTX960 which is 50-60% stronger than GTX 750 Ti.
     
  11. kumikochan

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    Depends on his motherboard since not all motherboards support AMD and Nvidia at the same time.
     
  12. GamerzHell9137

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    Uhh all motherboards support all graphics cards.
     
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    Then you should check up on that since not every board supports both. You can't go sli on a AMD board or the other way around.
     
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    True, but given the price he's paying for the computer already, I gathered that he had a low budget. You can get smooth 1080p gaming with the 750 Ti on even a computer that wasn't meant for gaming.

    You're thinking of CPU's. Boards are brand-specific for those, but any interface compatible graphics card will work.

    Edit: Seeing your edit, I realize you're talking about dual graphics cards. We were talking about single cards. I recommended he sell the old one.
     
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    Older boards don't support both and you can't go dual setup on newer either.
     
  16. Originality

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    The ATI/nVidia divide for motherboards was resolved ages ago when motherboards started using Intel/AMD chipsets instead of ATI/nVidia chipsets (anybody remember nForce?). Nowadays CrossFire or SLI is a matter of using the bridge between the cards, although most motherboards will reduce both cards to 8x lanes instead of 16x lanes.
     
  17. kumikochan

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    Check what i said before, like i said older motherboards don't support both and newer don't support dual setup if you go for another brand.
     
  18. JoostinOnline

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    You can put any brand of graphics card on any board, so long as it is the ONLY card. You just can't put two of a different brand (or model) on the same board. You can only SLI two NVIDIA graphics cards, and only on a board that supports SLI. You can only Crossfire two AMD graphics cards, and only on a board that supports Crossfire.

    We aren't talking about computers from 10 years ago.
     
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    We never discussed about SLI thou, ofc that 2 different kind of brands won't work.
     
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    you still can't go sli on an amd board or Crossfire on an nvidia board and that's what i was talking about not about 2 different brands