Can you help a noob choose a gaming PC ?

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  1. yoyoloto
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    Hey guys,

    I have some knowledge about what I need from a gaming PC, but I don't know how to get the PC that I want.

    All I see on the retail store websites is a bunch of non-optimized laptops that have features that don't even help with gaming and just drive the price up.

    How do you guys choose your PC ?
     
  2. MSearles

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    You build it. Part by part. Pre-built gaming computers are overpriced and not as good in comparison to you purchasing the parts yourself. It's not really all too hard to build your own computer. Unless you're talking about a gaming laptop. At which point you'll have to purchase from specific stores, or most likely online. No ordinary retail store such as Walmart or Target is going to have anything remotely close to a gaming laptop or desktop computer.
     
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    Yes I want a laptop, can I do that myself ?
     
  4. MSearles

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    No. Purchase an Asus Rog or the Razer Blade for the best. Expect to spend around $1000
     
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    Ok cool, can you buy one from Asus directly or do you have to go through some retail store or website ?
     
  6. Taleweaver

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    A few questions:

    -do you REALLY want a laptop? The prospect of gaming on the go might seem appealing, but I've never seen anyone truly play AAA-titles on the train. So unless you plan on visiting LAN's a lot or have more than one location where you truly want to spend gaming sessions of more than an hour, I'd reconsider. Prices of gaming laptops are far more expensive and less upgrade-able than their desktop counterparts.
    -which games will you want to play? 1000 bucks may be right for rigs that can play the latest games on highest resolution (EDIT: they don't...see a couple posts below), but I can easily play my kind of games (mostly indie titles) on cheap lappies of around 300 bucks (EDIT 2: ...but not much more than that).
     
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    Get a custom laptop then.
    xotic pc or ibuypower have some good stuff, check it out.
     
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    The Razer blade is the Macbook of gaming laptops. It's way too pricey for a few features you'll stop using after a while.

    As for OP. Check out Sager and Origin PC.

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    Be careful with these brands. Their customer service has more negative reviews than positive.

    Those cheap "lappies" are only good for indie titles and significantly older games. Even a Lenovo Y series laptop (under $1000 is pretty good)

    Also, no, $1000 will not play the newest games at the highest res. I know I'm sounding rude, and I'm sorry. I just got off work.
     
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    You'll need to spend at least £1000 to play the latest games on good settings.
     
  10. Taleweaver

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    Not a problem. I'm the one who should be sorry, because i simply assumed they would. I'll edit my previous post in a minute. :)