Is this good starter gaming PC

EndlessWaves

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The largest factor in gaming performance is the graphics card, which isn't listed in your image.

Also, it doesn't give any models of the components but the picture is a ~2012 Dell Optiplex Medium tower so rather an old machine.

How much does a brand new machine with an entry level Ryzen G-suffix CPU like a 4350G or 3400G cost? They'll play a decent chunk of new games and the general system is capable enough to be worth putting in a better graphics card if desired.
 

CARLOS

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The largest factor in gaming performance is the graphics card, which isn't listed in your image.

Also, it doesn't give any models of the components but the picture is a ~2012 Dell Optiplex Medium tower so rather an old machine.

How much does a brand new machine with an entry level Ryzen G-suffix CPU like a 4350G or 3400G cost? They'll play a decent chunk of new games and the general system is capable enough to be worth putting in a better graphics card if desired.
I would be surprised if it even has a Graphics card at that price ?
 

EndlessWaves

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I would be surprised if it even has a Graphics card at that price ?
There's a Geforce GTX logo on the image.

I'm not familiar with the (presumably) US second hand market but here in the UK you can pick up such a PC for well under £100 and there are sellers popping in cheap second hand graphics cards and selling them on as gaming PCs.

It can be a route that yields reasonable performance for the money, but there's also a fair number of sellers in that business offering overpriced and underperforming systems. A key piece of information, the graphics card model, missing from the title suggests this might be one of the latter.
 

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