Gaming PC!

Discussion in 'Computer Hardware, Devices and Accessories' started by Huguini, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. Huguini
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    The video card's kinda' weak, and that's going to be the big thing with games. It should run stuff like you listed just fine, but it's a little below Arma 2's recommended specs and might not hold up to newer games well.
     
  3. Rock Raiyu

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    Any reason why you don't want to build your own? You could probably build a better PC to your specifications for the price of a pre-built.
     
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    Oh :/ Well then Im going to look for something that can run Arma 2.


    To be honest I did not know why, just probably felt scared of messing something up, but I could try and do that.
    If I do so, how can I check if some parts are or aren't compatible with the other parts?
     
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    Ask and we shall tell. For the most part, it's simply a matter of matching the CPU to the motherboard and the PSU to the graphics card. The rest is all putting it in a case in the right order.

    Rules of thumb:
    Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge (Intel) CPUs need Intel series 6 or 7 chipsets (motherboards) to work.
    Bulldozer or Llano (AMD) needs AM3 or FX chipsets to work.
    Ingrated graphics work on any PSU. Low end graphics cards require around 400-550W. Mid-range graphics cards need 500-650W. High end graphics needs around 650W. Multi-GPU graphics needs 750W+.
    Only get DDR3 RAM. Only get 1333Mhz or 1600Mhz RAM. Any higher and you're paying more for no real gain in performance.
    Make sure your case is big enough to fit your chosen graphics card (unless you're going for integrated graphics). Also make sure it has enough cooling (fans, airflow) to handle any high end CPUs or graphics you choose.
    Everything else (DVDs, HDDs, SSDs, OS, monitor, keyboard, etc) will not have any compatibility issues, so worry about them afterwards.

    ...that's about it. Need any help putting the parts together - YouTube is for YouNoob. It's full of vids on how to do it.
     
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    I agree with both of you. At least get a system with a GTX 670.

    Even then, it's better to build a gaming system than buy one, or you can rely on a company like this one to build one for you.
     
  7. Huguini
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    If I build one, how do I know if the videocard I get is good enough?
     
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    http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu_list.php
    That's a rough comparison list (the first number).

    The GT 640 in your original choice scores 1283, for reference. Looks like I misread and it's a bit above ARMA 2's recommended spec.
     
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    Oh ok haha, thanks.
    So then, I guess that one would be a good PC?
    I could also build one based off this one. Right?
     
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    It'd work, but it seems a bit expensive.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883229334
    Like, this is slightly cheaper, but the GPU scores 1832, the processor is a higher model, and it has the same space and RAM.
     
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    Build your own or wait for Alienware outlet coupons. about 9 months ago you could pick up a core i7 alienware with a gtx 590 (top of the line at the time, ~$650) for about a grand.
     
  12. Licardo7

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    I always use this website:
    pcpartpicker.com

    They sort everything, find u the best prices, and even help you with compatibility.
    It is really annoying to buy everything from many different websites but they are all reliable and saves you a lot of money in my opinion.

    P.S: this isn't an advertisement, i just feel this website can help you since you say you are scared of compatibility. The research on which are the best bang for your buck and which are best for your type of game.
     
  13. Huguini
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    Holy Crap.
    That page is awesome! Thank you :P I guess that closes the post. Im getting to know some of the parts and stuff.
    Thank you Rydian as well ;3
     
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    If you wanna build your own, (which you should, it's fun, cheaper, and you can learn a whole bunch) just ask us for help. We'll tell you if all the parts will work and if it'll perform well for the money.
     
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    Ok :P Thanks.