Buying a new computer

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new computer
hello guys i need a favor Im like really dumb when it comes to tech stuff. So ive been looking around on best buy for a new computer.

im a gamer and im looking to play games like sims 4 grand theft auto 5 and star wars the old republic with-ought issues.

im think of going with this 

HP - Pavilion Desktop - AMD Ryzen 5-Series - 12GB Memory

basically a computer with quad  core mem 3.6 gh processing speed and 12 gb ram

what i need to know simply and without all the techno babel that i cant understand is will it work for the games i want or even some newer games. 

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Sounds like it has enough power. The bigger issue is the video card. My preference is towards Nvidia cards. You want something with at least 4 gig of video ram.  I run a  lot on my laptop with a 940 MX.  Check out the benchmark testing. I play Far Cry , Skyrim, Guid Wars 2, Tomb Raider, Planet Coaster with no issues. I’d find one with my numbers or higher… My laptop is about 3 years old so it’s a bit out dated. 

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  • AJLee7385
    • this is what the specs say i keep trying to find answers but every thing i find gets all technical which i cant understand or follow. i have 6 hundred to play at best buy. before i buy the thing wanna make sure im getting the right thing my needs
    • system ram 12gb 
    • Graphics AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
    • processor speed 3.6 gigahertz
    • graphics model AMD 2nd Generation Ryzen 5
    • processor model 2400G
    • i dont know what any of that means but before i shell out 600 i need  to know if basic online games like star wars the old republic or sims 4 will work or some new stuff that comes out I know most games use at least 4-8 gm ram now but
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  • Subhendu Sen

    If you are not determined to buy this one & not obsessed for HP, what you mentioned here, you can consider these also:

    Lenovo Ideapad 330 High-Performance Gaming Laptop

    Dell Inspiron 5575

    HP 15-BS158CL Laptop

    HP Pavilion 15 cw0088nr Laptop

    Acer Aspire 5

    You can check above mentioned laptops through the vendors official website.

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  • ToddN2000
    Another thing is to check the game spec. See what they require. Take the on with the highest demand and use that as a base for making your decision. The games you mention are less demanding than most of the more popular ones. 

    GTA 5 requires
    OS: Windows 8.1 64 Bit, Windows 8 64 Bit, Windows 7 64 Bit Service Pack 1. 
    Processor: Intel Core i5 3470 @ 3.2GHZ (4 CPUs) / AMD X8 FX-8350 @ 4GHZ (8 CPUs) 
    Memory: 8GB. Video Card: NVIDIA GTX 660 2GB / AMD HD7870 2GB.

    The Sims 4 
    OS: 64 Bit Windows 7,8, or 8.1.
    PROCESSOR: Intel core i5 or faster AMD Athlon X4.
    HARD DRIVE: At least 9 GB of free space with at least 
    1 GB additional space for custom content and saved games.

    My Planet coaster needs much more
    O SWindows 7 (SP1+) / 8.1 / 10 64bit
    Processor Intel i7-4770/AMD FX-8350
    Memory 12 GB RAM
    Graphics nVidia GTX 980 (4GB) / AMD R9 380 (4GB)
    DirectX Version 11
    Storage 8 GB available space
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  • manageyourleads
    I would say ram and processer are capable of handling the games and other stuff but real gaming stuffs are handled by GPUs. So if the GPU that is there in this Computer is good enough to handle the Modern Game Titles and you are good to go.
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  • ToddN2000
    With that video card and other specs you should be fine. It falls into the high end video cars on the benchmark site listed above. Mine fall in the mid range and it plays any game I have wanted without issues. Like Crysis, L4D, Fallout and more 
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  • Subhendu Sen
    Moreover, until your check physically the system, you may not get idea about that. It is better to ask a good & authorized computer seller for your requirements and check thoroughly the configurations. After that you can buy which is you needed. By searching on the net, you can only get some ideas.
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