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Buying a cheap computer

Postby Mmalo1226 » Mon May 08, 2017 2:12 am

Hey guys im lookin to get into mx sim lookin at cheap computers at best buy does this seem like it would run sim even on a low setting http://www.bestbuy.com/site/dell-refurb ... Id=5506816

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Re: Buying a cheap computer

Postby sethiemeboi » Tue May 09, 2017 3:10 pm

It's so cheap because it has crappy integrated graphics, But it will for sure run sim on low settings..
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Re: Buying a cheap computer

Postby jlv » Wed May 10, 2017 2:34 am

It'd be pretty good if you added a good graphics card. Looking at the specs on that computer it does have a PCIe x16 slot. Power supply is only 265 watts though, which would limit your options. Probably not quite enough for something like a GTX 1050, so you'd be stuck with a slower card like a GT 730.
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Re: Buying a cheap computer

Postby Mmalo1226 » Sat May 20, 2017 4:35 pm

Well for now im not so worried about online racing where whereas id be new to the game and would take alot of time for me to adjust to it from mx v atv on ps4. Low settings woupd be fine for me But i just picked up a free tower its and im gonna slowly build it its got xp on would 4 gigs ram work or do i need 8

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Re: Buying a cheap computer

Postby Mmalo1226 » Sat May 20, 2017 4:36 pm

I got an ibm seems to be older still has a floppy disc driver lol

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Re: Buying a cheap computer

Postby KAWASAKIZ » Mon May 22, 2017 11:48 am

jlv wrote:It'd be pretty good if you added a good graphics card. Looking at the specs on that computer it does have a PCIe x16 slot. Power supply is only 265 watts though, which would limit your options. Probably not quite enough for something like a GTX 1050, so you'd be stuck with a slower card like a GT 730.


you can go for a rx 460. which isn't really bad.
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Re: Buying a cheap computer

Postby Will93 » Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:04 am

You definitely want a GPU for gaming. An i5 is nice I guess but having a good CPU won't have as much of an impact as a half-decent GPU. I'd try to find something fairly cheap with a GTX1050 in it, or add a 1050 to a PC (one will cost you about $100). If you try playing sim on the PC you're looking at you're gonna have to load all your graphics on the CPU instead, so you won't even be able to play most tracks, even on graphics so low that the ground looks like soup. Trust me, I've been there, it's not fun :P

Sim will run pretty well as long as you have a dedicated GPU running the graphics, so you don't need something super powerful.


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