I've never seen this channel but it's interesting. Thanks for the heads up.
I took it over to tigerdirect, and the people there pretty much told me how shitty everything is and how it won't run well. Are they right?
Boy this is a tough one to answer. Will it run? Yes. Will it run well? Depends on your definition of "well." For an average gamer, or one with a limited budget, it should be fine. Are you going to "blow away" your nerdy, tech friends when you describe it? No.
It's a budget gaming build. For what it's worth, I think it's a very impressive build for the price but it's still a budget build. The 270x is a rebranded 7870 - it's a respectable card with decent performance. I'm certain they can build you a much better computer...at a much higher price. I would ask the tigerdirect employees: "Ok. I got $600 - what do you recommend for a gaming build?" I would be interested in what they came up with.
At the same time, I question Austin's assertions that this build will play several demanding games on high or ultra settings. Medium with "some" high settings? Yes. All high or ultra settings? I'm not convinced.
I've also gotten a second motherboard since the first wasnt making any post beeps, yet I'm still not getting any beeps on this one either. The guy said I need to plug in the video card to get them. Any truth to this?
I think the guy is right. To get a POST you need the following:
- 1 stick of RAM
- Graphics card or integrated graphics
The Athlon x4 is an A10 CPU with the integrated graphics disabled. Now I'm not 100% certain, but even though the motherboard has video connectors, I would think they're useless unless the CPU includes the integrated graphics. Therefore, to get a POST you need a graphics card.
Hope this helps.