Will this setup be good for playing Minecraft, Team Fortress 2, etc?

+1 vote
asked Nov 25, 2011 by swagmanT (540 points)
AMD A6-Series AD3500OJGXBOX Triple-Core A6-3500 APU - 3MB L2 Cache, 2.1GHz (2.4GHz Max Turbo), Socket FM1, Radeon HD 6530D (320 Cores), Dual Graphics Ready, DirectX 11, 65W, Fan, Retail

Sony Optiarc AD-7260S-0B 24x DVDRW Drive - 24x, S-ATA, Black, OEM

Biostar A55MH AMD A-Series Motherboard - Micro ATX, AMD A55 Chipset, 1866MHz DDR3, SATA 3.0 Gb/s, RAID, 6-CH Audio, Gigabit LAN, AMD Dual Graphics Ready

RAIDMAX Tornado ATX-238WRP Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Raidmax RX-450K 450W Power Supply

VisionTek 900406 Performance Desktop Memory Kit - 8GB (2x 4GB), PC3-12800, DDR3-1600MHz, 240-pin DIMM, CL8, 1.65V, Non ECC, Unbuffered

Sabrent 802.11n Wireless PCI Controller Card - 802.11n/g/b, 300Mbps, 40/64/128-bit WEP encryption

SATA 3.0gb/s 500gb 7200rpm HDD

Just wanted to know if this would be a descent rig for light gaming. Thanks.

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2 Answers

+1 vote
answered Nov 25, 2011 by PCLinux7 (1,275 points)
Looks nice, for $5 more you could get a quad-core 3GHz processor, but you'd need to find a compatible mobo and it wouldn't be on the new AMD A series with the discreet-class graphics (which is what I assume is what your graphics card is going to be). I don't play TF2 (not crazy about FPS), but I play Minecraft on my early 2011 MacBook Pro 13" with a 2.3GHz i5 and integrated graphics. Getting almost 30fps on fast graphics, render distance far, smooth lighting on, bobbing off and it plays great. The A series is a heck of a lot better. From what you've got here it looks like you're all set. Looks like a good build!
+1 vote
answered Nov 26, 2011 by swagmanT (540 points)
thanks. i play Minecraft on my 2008 Macbook 13" (Polycarb) and it plays pretty smooth on the highest settings.
commented Nov 26, 2011 by PCLinux7 (1,275 points)
I've also got an Early 2008 white MacBook, runs pretty well.
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