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Will i be able to run games smoothly with this computer?
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Dell Inspiron 3000 Series i3847-4617BK Desktop (3.2 GHz Intel Core i5-4460 Processor, 8GB DDR3, 1TB HDD, Windows 8.1)

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  1. not very well without a GPU
  2. Without a graphics card, not at all (except casual titles). If you add a graphics card, make sure you also replace the PSU if necessary; the stock one probably cannot handle a strong card. You may be able to add a GTX750Ti or GTX750 with the stock PSU.
  3. Best answer
    Can you please mention some games you would like to play? I will see how those games might work out for you...

    For example: You could technically run Witcher 3 but it will be on the lowest of low settings, all eye candy shut off.
  4. Onus said:
    Without a graphics card, not at all (except casual titles). If you add a graphics card, make sure you also replace the PSU if necessary; the stock one probably cannot handle a strong card. You may be able to add a GTX750Ti or GTX750 with the stock PSU.


    video graphics : Intel HD integrated graphics, would i need to upgrade this?
    i want to play games like H1Z1, WoW, and Cs:go
  5. daniel_blacke said:
    Can you please mention some games you would like to play? I will see how those games might work out for you...

    For example: You could technically run Witcher 3 but it will be on the lowest of low settings, all eye candy shut off.


    video graphics : Intel HD integrated graphics, would i need to upgrade this?
    i want to play games like H1Z1, WoW, and Cs:go
  6. Upgrading your graphics card would give you a much better experience, no doubt about it. But, we all have to start somewhere. I started with an "off the shelf" Lenovo from Best Buy. Upgraded the PSU and upgraded from the gt 635 2GB that came with it to a MSI GTX 970 Gaming 4GB once I got the money together. It is wise to ensure that PC you are buying is even up-gradable. I made that mistake once.

    H1Z1 Low settings
    WoW Low
    CS:GO Med or High
  7. According to a comments poster on an Amazon.com page this PC has a single PCI E x16 slot. Which, if true, would mean that you could install a discreet graphics card. There are cards available that do not need a separate power source like the GTX 750, which would keep you from having to upgrade the PSU right away. Or you could do what I did, which was upgrade the PSU first, or at the same time.

    Another option, since you asked in your OP if you could run games "smoothly" would be to get someone here to help you put a parts list together from within your price range and assemble the computer yourself. It will likely cost a bit more and be a bit tough if you are unfamiliar with building your own machine, but once it's done, you will have a far better machine and the satisfaction that you did it yourself.

    Of course, there is something to be said for plug-and-play ease as well.
  8. The computer on its own is a good one to start with correct? Would you recommend another within the same price range? Also I don't have experience with graphics cards, are they difficult to put in?
  9. The Processor is good, the Motherboard seems acceptable, the RAM is enough, the PSU is most likely sub-par but will work for what you are doing with it until you are ready for a graphics card that needs a 6-pin and/or 8-pin power connector.

    Nope, I don't bother looking at off the shelf pcs anymore. Since finding Tom's Hardware I have become much more computer literate and would only build my own from now on.

    Graphics card are incredibly easy to put in, especially ones that do not require any additional power source. There are many great guides here at tom's and many great videos on youtube that will show you exactly what you need to do. It's pretty simple. I'm sure you can do it.
  10. Thanks so much for the help means alot
  11. No problem at all.. you have any more questions you come on back, someone will help you out . :)
  12. Actually I do have one more , people talked about this comp not having a GPU, does it really not?
  13. It has an Integrated GPU, not a discreet GPU. What that means is the GPU is built into the processor and not a separate removable PCB(card). So, yes, it has a GPU but if you open the case, you will not see it.

    There are CPUs that do not have Integrated GPUs. The i5 4460 does.
  14. what brand Do you think would be the best for the least price in the gtx 750? Would the integrated GPU be an issue really?
  15. Integrated graphics are very weak. Benchmarking is a way of comparing apples to apples where computer components are concerned. Particular benchmarking software will rate typical results and generate a score based on those results. There are many kinds of Benchmarking softwares but a very common one is Passmark.

    Using Passmark scores we can compare one type of GPU to another in terms of performance:
    The HD 4600 integrated graphics that come with your i5 4460 generate a Passmark score of 721. That is technically below the threshold of 3D gaming.
    The reference GTX 750 discrete graphics generates a Passmark score of 3250. or more than 4 times the graphical power of the HD 4600 integrated.

    Now, Passmark is just one test. There are many others and proper research would dictate that one would check others to verify, but it's safe to assume based on this trusted test that the GTX 750 is significantly more powerful, leading to a more pleasurable experience gaming, than the HD 4600 graphics.

    I am a fan of MSI. But any of the Big 4, as I call them, including EVGA, GYGABYTE and ASUS are top quality. Buy which ever of those brands that you can find the best deal on at the time you buy.
  16. What gtx 750 would you recomend? link? it sounds like it definitally is worth it
  17. It really depends on your budget...

    This MSI is great with an excellent cooler that has a great track record.Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 750 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($123.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $123.99

    This EVGA is superclocked and costs less. Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 2GB SuperClocked Video Card ($122.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $122.98

    If I were buying today, I'd get that EVGA.
  18. okay ty
  19. does the evga need a power supply??
  20. Sec.. idk how that 1 GB card got in there. I had a 2GB filter on..That's better. lol
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