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Met'ug Klobb



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 6:37 pm    Post subject: I need a computer. Reply with quote

Alright, so I've been without a computer just short of two years now. Insane, I know. My computer access is limited to work and my phone. I've been out of the loop so long, I don't even know what's good anymore. Anyone able to point me to a good, reliable, gaming PC in or around the $500 range? I got the monitor, keyboard, mouse, etc. Just need the computer.

Thanks!


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Gorgok



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you want a prebuilt box or just a parts list? The sites PC part picker (pcpartpicker.com) along with passmark's cpu/videocard benchmark (cpubenchmark.net & videocardbenchmark.net) lists are what i use. With the benchmark lists you should find a point (like from current hardware) that gives you a relative number to the stuff you are looking at.

With a video card and cpu chosen you just need to fill in the blanks, a mobo that fits your parts and sports features you want (but doesnt have tons of garbage you will never need), some ram, a drive, a box and psu, and probably the cheapest dvd burner possible.


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Khasha'an



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2014 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I built one a year and a half ago with zero prior knowledge, just a list of parts a friend gave me. Then I just stuck it all together how it looked like it should fit and I've had zero problems yet.

That being said, if you want to avoid all that just go to Tiger Direct on Black Friday / Cyber Monday. You'll probably find a machine that can run most new games on medium/high graphics for your price range.


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Infinitesimal



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2014 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you do a bit of research or have the help of someone who knows more about computers you could use http://pcpartpicker.com/ to pick out the parts you want for your budget. It lists the parts you need for the computer to run and if they're compatible.

That is, if you're not wanting a pre-built computer.

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