Definitely. Of course you might have to tweak the video settings on some of the more intense games.
I've been playing all sorts of games from AAA titles to Indie's and honestly the lower graphic settings aren't that bad at all, and it will make the gameplay super smooth.
I have yet to find a game that I can't run.
It seems unbelievable, I know. When browsing through other peoples builds, I noticed that they were spending anywhere from $500-$1000 or more. I thought that the prices they paid for gaming PC's were ridiculous. I then thought to myself, "Do I need to spend that much for a good PC or will something basic handle playing my games?".
After looking through some other budget builds online the APU setup seemed right up my alley. I also wanted to see what kind of hardware the newer generation of consoles were pushing. To my surprise they used a very similar setup to this budget build. Only big difference was that the newer consoles use GDDR5 memory which gives slightly better graphics performance.
I've tried out dozens of games to test this bad boy out. I'll give a few examples. These are also on Medium settings with 720p.
-Borderlands The Pre-Sequel- 40-60fps
-Mortal Kombat X- 42fps I've read that this game has optimization issues though.
-Layers of Fear- 46-55fps
-Devil May Cry 4 SE- 42-60fps
-One Piece Pirate Warriors 3- 42-60fps
-Shadow Warrior- 42-55 fps
Every game I've played so far has been buttery smooth. No noticeable frame stutters or anything.
Like I said, I was originally going to get a much better and more expensive PC, but I took the gamble on this machine instead. I'm very glad I did. If you just want to play some games without spending a whole bunch of money, I can easily recommend this as someones first build. It will also allow you to add a GTX 750 or something similar down the road for $100 more.
Thank You! I'm sure I could have made the quality of the pictures and the lighting much better.
Honestly, I was trying not to show some of the dust that was stuck in the top vent lol