Thinking of build a gaming pc this summer?

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  1. BMinkie
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    I haven't PC gamed in ages is it worth it? Or should I stick to my consoles and 3ds?
     
  2. GameWinner

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    Do you have the money?
     
  3. Rydian

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    What is it you want to do/play that a console won't?
     
  4. master801

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    Have better graphics? Better FPS? :D
     
  5. BMinkie
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    yeah I got 600 bucks saved up

    also I have a modded xbox 360 and a ps3 and a 3ds ......... is it still worth it?

    I miss building pc's and stuff :-(
     
  6. PityOnU

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    Most people on this forum are not PC gamers, so you may not get an unbiased answer out of them.

    Basically, having a gaming PC is really good if you enjoy getting cheaper games, running them better, and playing with mods. They are not good if you are looking to play with your friends (most groups of friends do not all have high-end gaming PC's - although most do have consoles) or are interested in mostly console exclusive titles.

    PC gaming is generally more expensive as well, and requires a lot more work from you to configure the PC and the games themselves. However, as said previously, though, you generally gain a lot in performance and modability (which is now a word).

    You wouldn't be able to make an extremely killer rig with $600 (especially if you count the monitor(s) as part of that), but you should be able to easily make one that will run all current generation games better than an Xbox or PS3. Most PC games are now compatible with an Xbox controller, so you will (in most cases) still be able to use your tried and true input method.

    Hope that helps with your decision.
     
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    I'd say, go for it, I've been a console gamer most part of my life, until I got a kinda-gaming PC, I haven't touched my consoles since then, except for playing Injustice: Gods among us with some friends.

    I'm on the same boat as you, xbox 360, ps3 and wii all modded, plus 3ds, and psp.
     
  8. nukeboy95

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    not sure
    yes it

    (if its for gaming stick with Intel cpu)
     
  9. trumpet-205

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    Honestly speaking $600 won't get you very far in gaming PC, unless you are gaming at a low resolution or have some PC parts that can be reused.
     
  10. Originality

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    At least say mid-resolution. Not everybody has to play games at 1080p.
    Edit: and even Intel graphics can usually handle more than 800x600.
     
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    /r/buildapc regularly post enough deals to get to that price mark, especially if you're gonna jack an OS instead of paying for one. You can get some very nice deals on mobos, PSUs (good brands), cases, and RAM; waiting on sales, I was able to save my bud around $150 USD on those alone.

    The heavy hitters are usually the CPU or the GPU, and that all depends on the standard you're wanting.
     
  12. BMinkie
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    http://www.logicalincrements.com/

    On this website the "good" build is what I want to make what do you think I personally think you build a great pc for 600 bucks
     
  13. trumpet-205

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    IMO 1080p is considered mid-resolution, since there are people who game at even higher resolution. Some even go for multiple monitors or 120 Hz monitor. Now those people would have to spend above $1K+ to do it.

    And if you game at 720p or lower, than you have to decide is it worth it? Do you plan to play any PC exclusive game or can you live with console game?

    What resolution do you game at? Do you need OS, monitors, mouse, keyboard, etc?

    I'd personally go for HD7850 (not 1GB listed on the website, 2GB one or GTX 660) + i3-2120 + 8 GB of RAM under very good (which will exceed $600 according to the website), I did not calculate the actual price. Even if you game at a lower resolution this one will be a lot more future-proof than Good Build.

    Honestly, if you don't mind go buy used computer parts. Website such as geeks.com often sell cheap motherboard (some do not come with an IO shield, so pay attention). You can hunt for cheap GPU on ebay/Amazon.
     
  14. BMinkie
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    I hace a monitor keyboard etx just need the computer it self 1080 p imo is the stantard anything over that is too much for me I do like the HD 7850 looks nice
     
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    Let's work with this one.

    * Drop that OCZ PSU and go for Rosewill Capstone 450 W. Intel setup is incredibly energy efficient. Plus you save $24 from Newegg.
    * Swap that DDR3 ram to a dual channel setup. No reason not to take advantage of it. This one.
    * GPU wise go hunt for an used HD7850 2GB online. Shouldn't be too difficult to fine one around $160. You can also go for GTX 660 (Nvidia now sells GPU along with PC games, and by selling those game code you offset the price you paid for GPU / keeping them if you want it).

    Now if you can wait for two more weeks Haswell will come out and you will increase your chance of getting IB i5 and LGA1155 motherboard at cheaper price.
     
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    Look at it now. Is it alright? I changed the Power Supply to the one you mentioned and picked the expensive one. (Reason being is that, I've heard peoples cheap power supply go out if you know what I mean...)
     
  18. Minox

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    The PSU is indeed the one part you don't want to cheap out on. If it goes haywire it could take the rest of the components with it, something that could be a far more expensive story.
     
  19. master801

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    Of course. Well, I'm going to stop thread-jacking now.
     
  20. aalokishere

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    They go out with a bang too so be careful with your PSU man