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#1 GeekyMacBoy1

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 08:55 AM

So i have finally decided to buy a pc for gaming. I am mainly going to play minecraft, Arma 2 and fsx.

I want a good pc that could run those games on maxed out settings with high fps but i dont know which one i should get..

Any ideas? ( price has to be around $1000-1500)

P.s. i dont need the best pc out there, i just want a great, decent and cheap pc that could run those games on maxed out settings without lag.

Thanks.

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 09:07 AM

Well if your willing to spend that much, you could get one of the best PC's out there
newegg.com is a good site to have a look around

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 09:16 AM

This ones a beast @ $1,319
http://portingteam.c...edirect.php?htt ... eview.html
buy and customise at http://portingteam.c...edirect.php?htt ... lack_Pearl

Spec summary:
Intel® Core™ i7-980X Extreme Edition 3.33 GHz 12M Intel Smart Cache LGA1366 (12 cores)
6GB RAM (2GBx3) DDR3/1600MHz
Dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 1.5GB (two of this GPU)
Hard Drive: 80 GB Intel X25-M 2.5 inch SATA Gaming MLC SSD
Data Hard Drive: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD
DVD Drive and Blu-ray player

Theres probably better ones but that's what I found after a quick look.
Thats got the best GPU on the market... twice.
The only thing I would want better in it is it to have a sandy bridge core i7. You could always upgrade that yourself or pay for an upgrade afterwards though. But even then, that CPU is very very good.

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 09:22 AM

playn said:

This ones a beast @ $1,319
http://portingteam.c...edirect.php?htt ... eview.html
buy and customise at http://portingteam.c...edirect.php?htt ... lack_Pearl

Spec summary:
Intel® Core™ i7-980X Extreme Edition 3.33 GHz 12M Intel Smart Cache LGA1366 (12 cores)
6GB RAM (2GBx3) DDR3/1600MHz
Dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 1.5GB (two of these)
Hard Drive: 80 GB Intel X25-M 2.5 inch SATA Gaming MLC SSD
Data Hard Drive: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD
DVD Drive and Blu-ray player

Theres probably better ones but that's what I found after a quick look.
Thats got the best GPU on the market... twice.
The only thing I would want better in it is it to have a sandy bridge core i7. You could always upgrade that yourself or pay for an upgrade afterwards though. But even then, that CPU is very very good.
Got a cheaper one? my bad i meant around 800-1000.

and im broke.

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 02:06 PM

How about from alienware?
http://www.alienware.com/
my friend has the M11x and it can play the newest NFS medium to high (that's what he said though)
I got bad english, yeah I know.. Sorry about that!
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Posted 20 March 2011 - 04:50 PM

Razgriz92 said:

How about from alienware?
http://portingteam.c...edirect.php?htt ... nware.com/
my friend has the M11x and it can play the newest NFS medium to high (that's what he said though)

no no no no  no no no

never get an alienware huge waste of money.

Build it yourself and with 800-1000$ you can still get a very good rig

Playn thats a good build but you forgot keyboard, mouse, monitor, power supply and most importantly mobo

i5 2400k 3.2ghz (new sandy bridge CPUs)
GTX 560 1GB
ASRock P67 EXTREME6 Motherboard
6GB of RAM (you really only need 4GBs for gaming)
Razer Deathadder mouse
G110 Logitech keyboard
Any monitor that has good reviews (you dont want screen tearing) and remember CRTs are still awesome! and have a large refresh rate
ORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W Power Supply (a lot of people dont understand how important these are)
An HDD unless you wanna go SSD which are freaking awesome.
And of course a case, make sure it has a lot of fans, just because it looks cool doesnt mean its good.

I think thats it but do research try to find details, I dont know how expensive this build is probably around 1000$-1200$

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 09:25 PM

every one has recommended some good hardware but when building a good gaming system hardware is only one part of it since your using it for gaming dont be an idiot and get windows 7 ultimate its just full of extra shit you dont need that slows down the computer get home premium or if you can even starter.
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Posted 21 March 2011 - 06:57 AM

hackvcs said:

every one has recommended some good hardware but when building a good gaming system hardware is only one part of it since your using it for gaming dont be an idiot and get windows 7 ultimate its just full of extra shit you dont need that slows down the computer get home premium or if you can even starter.
And never ever use Vista ;) especially for gaming. XP is better then vista for gaming in almost every single aspect, and in the tests where it wasn't better, the margin was extremely small.
W7 provides a little better performance over XP, but it's not much better at all.

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 10:51 PM

playn said:

hackvcs said:

every one has recommended some good hardware but when building a good gaming system hardware is only one part of it since your using it for gaming dont be an idiot and get windows 7 ultimate its just full of extra shit you dont need that slows down the computer get home premium or if you can even starter.
And never ever use Vista ;) especially for gaming. XP is better then vista for gaming in almost every single aspect, and in the tests where it wasn't better, the margin was extremely small.
W7 provides a little better performance over XP, but it's not much better at all.


Theres no reason to install XP since 7 is staring to become the norm hell BF3 wont even run on XP anymore.  I have 7 Ultimate and theres nothing wrong with it, if you have the hardware you should be fine.

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 03:21 AM

$800 to $1000 price range
Intel Core i5-650 Processor
8GB PC3-10600 DDR3 SDRAM memory
ATI Radeon HD 5570 graphics card
bluray player
windows 7 home premium

or if you want more power and just over $1000

the hp pavilion 450f
Intel core i7 870
8GB ram
Ati radeon 5770
bluray player
win 7 home premium

(i have the hp 450f and it plays anything on high settings...if you order the 450f make sure you ask for the english version because i ordered mine and they sent me a french one and it took me 4 hours to get past the setup...i then had to upgrade to ultimate to be able to change the language...thank goodness for google translate)

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 09:12 AM

GameGuy said:

$800 to $1000 price range
Intel Core i5-650 Processor
8GB PC3-10600 DDR3 SDRAM memory
ATI Radeon HD 5570 graphics card
bluray player
windows 7 home premium

or if you want more power and just over $1000

the hp pavilion 450f
Intel core i7 870
8GB ram
Ati radeon 5770
bluray player
win 7 home premium

(i have the hp 450f and it plays anything on high settings...if you order the 450f make sure you ask for the english version because i ordered mine and they sent me a french one and it took me 4 hours to get past the setup...i then had to upgrade to ultimate to be able to change the language...thank goodness for google translate)
Oh ok i'll think about getting the hp 450f.




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