I am buying a PC for my son, he's turning 14 next week. Now I know he really enjoys playing the footbal game FIFA. And for his birthday he was asking for FIFA 15 game. Now I've been told that there are just a certain kind of pc's that are able to run games like that. I've been thinking about buying this PC:
Dell Precision 490 PC Desktop Workstation Windows XP SP3P
Intel Xeon CPU X5355 @ 2.66Ghz
4Gb DDR3 Memory
NVIDIA Quadro FX 4600 Graphics Card
160Gb Hard Disk
Secondery 300Gb Hard Disk
24inch Dell monitor
New Dell Keyboard & Mice
All Microsoft Security Updates installed
My question is, will this be good enough to play the FIFA 15 game on? Thanks a lot!
No chance at that price. Sorry but games are the most computer stressing activity and need good hardware. £150, even 2nd hand, is nowhere near enough for playing modern games. Sorry to disappoint you as the thought was very kind towards your son.
Getting a PC to run FIFA this year is going to be trickier than ever as it is running an all new engine which requires higher specs than last year's game.
For £150 even the pre-owned market won't turn up anything to run the game well as others have stated. Have you considered a previous generation console instead?
The Xbox 360 and PS3 will both have the game and can be found used for under £100 on the high street with an in-store swap warranty for not much more should things go wrong down the line.
Get an Xbox Live Gold or a PlayStation Plus membership for around £40 for a year if you shop around (£60 on the high street) and 2 downloadable games a month are available for free. I got these memberships when I purchased an Xbox and PS3 for my siblings this year.
With parental controls available on both you can make sure that if any unsuitable games are available that month they cannot be downloaded.
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