Should I buy this computer?

jlmiller1010

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I have been wanting to buy a gaming PC for a long time now, but funds have always been tight for me, So I have been looking for a computer that gives good "bang for your buck". I do prefer to buy a pre-built PC if possible and have been looking at a PC from iBUYPOWER. It's specs are:

Brand: iBUYPOWER Computer
Model: Gamer Power WA583R7
Chassis: ARC 647
Chassis Dimensions: 19" x 7.5" x 19.5"
Processor: AMD FX-8320 Vishera (3.5GHz/4.0GHz Turbo, 8MB L3 Cache) Eight-Core
Processor Cooling: Fan
Processor Socket: AM3+
Motherboard: AMD 760G
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon R7-260X
Video Memory: 2GB
Power Supply: 500 Watt - ATX
Memory (RAM): 8GB DDR3-1600MHz SDRAM
Memory Slots Total (Free): 2 - 1.5V DDR3 DIMM Slots
Max. Capacity of System Memory: 16GB*
Hard Drive: 1TB - SATA III - 7200RPM
Optical Drive: 24X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/RW + CD-R/RW Drive
Networking (LAN): GbE LAN chip (10/100/1000 Mb/s)
Software: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (64-bit)

It is currently Priced at $658 from Walmarts online store. I am wondering if this is a good investment. I am hoping to use this instead of a PS4 as long as it will be just as good/superior. If anyone could give me an idea of what types of games, and roughly what FPS, this PC will run, it would help me make my decision immensely. Thanks everyone.
 

PizzaTheHutt

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That build looks fine but for that much you may as well build your own for a lot better value:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($94.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($52.59 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill AEGIS 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($56.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($51.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 280 3GB TurboDuo Video Card ($189.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($43.99 @ Directron)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Micro Center)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $610.40
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-02-13 14:40 EST-0500
 

PizzaTheHutt

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That build looks fine but for that much you may as well build your own for a lot better value:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($94.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($52.59 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill AEGIS 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($56.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($51.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 280 3GB TurboDuo Video Card ($189.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($43.99 @ Directron)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Micro Center)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $610.40
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-02-13 14:40 EST-0500
 

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