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would this computer be able to play starcraft2 and say, browser the wen without lagging?

CPU and Memory:

Intel dual core i5-2320.
Processor speed 3GHz.
4GB DDR3 RAM.

Hard drive:

500GB SATA hard drive.

DVD optical drives:

Dual layer.

Graphics:

Dedicated graphics.
AMD Radeon HD 6450 graphics card with 1024MB memory.

Interfaces and connectivity:

8 USB ports.
Ethernet port.
1 HDMI port.

Operating system & software:

Microsoft Windows 7 Premium.
Preloaded manufacturers suite of applications include:
Disc writing.

General features:

Size H37.53, W17.59, D44.22cm.
Power saving facility.
Weight 7.9kg.
Manufacturer's 1 year guarantee.
EAN/MPN/UPC/ISBN: 5397063100873.

asked Feb 12 '12 at 14:26

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everything is good except the videocard. For that game, it will be a bottleneck, and for higher end games such as BF3 and other hard to run games, the videocard will have you using the lowest possible settings.

For starcraft 2, you should be able to do close to high settings since it is not very GPU intensive but for many other modern games, you will be stuck on low settings and may still have lag.

this site is a good starting point when looking for a better videocard

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107-2.html

PS the 6670 will run battlefield 3 on medium

Another thing to consider is that a low cost card may not be the best card for the money. For example the radeon 6770 is a bad deal compared to the radeon 6850 even though it offers good performance for it's price. The reason behind that is because there are many games that you will not be able to max out.

answered Feb 12 '12 at 17:13

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Razor512
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I would think that computer can play about 90% of modern games.

answered Feb 12 '12 at 16:34

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I agree that the graphics card is a little underpowered. But it depends on what you plan on doing with this computer.

I personally would also add another 4GB of RAM, and ensure I'm getting a 64-bit version of Windows. But that's just me, maybe. :-)

Oh. And why DVD and not Blu-Ray?

answered Feb 13 '12 at 09:02

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