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Good Gamer Computer?

Discussion in 'Computer Tech' started by Goron2222, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. Goron2222

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    Well last year I got a laptop to be my main computer and I gave my old desktop to my brother. I realized laptops do not make good gameing pcs and I am thinking about getting another desktop. I do not have money for a fancy alienware, but I have found some budget gamer PC's. I have my eye on this one, I just want to know what you guys think of it: http://www.walmart.com/ip/GUA103SE/15231528

    Quad Core Processer and 4GB of RAM sounds nice. It looks like it has a legitimate video card, correct me if I am wrong, and a 1TB hardrive is amazing compared to my current 250GB . Also, it just looks cool.

    Tell me what you think.
     
  2. Arhowk

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    i dont think thats any good. It looks good sure, it might have good specs, but $500? actual gaming computers cost way more than that.
     
  3. Goron2222

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    So your just going to judge it on price? perhaps anyone else who has anything useful to say, or any other suggestions?
     
  4. BlargHonk

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    The GPU is crap, doesn't give the mhz/CAS timings on the RAM, the processor is midrange, Cyberpower likes shitty motherboards, HDD is likely a 5400RPM, and no info on the power supply.
     
  5. Goron2222

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    Alright, do you have any suggestions for another computer?
     
  6. Nuclear

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    Buy components from the internet and build it by yourself.
    By that way, You will surely get quality stuff, and it will be cheaper.
     
  7. Aeroblyctos

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    100% correct. Also that way you can update your computer easier in the future.
     
  8. BlargHonk

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    Run the config by us before you buy it. Don't want to try sticking DDR2 into a DDR3 board like another hiver did >_>
     
  9. thelifelessone

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    You'll get more power for your money if you build it youself. Not only that, but you avoid the bloatware / crapware that distributors put on the installations.
     
  10. Mitzui

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    Alienware! :grin:
    you can build yours there!
    ~ Alienware m11x(The most powerful notebook, I guess) cost starts at $800, you will build it, choose intel processor, dual core, i3,i5,i7 , You can play CoD at high graphics! <--- CoD fan xD

    ~There's laptops but cost high

    ~CPU, I don't know much about this, but check out their website.

    ~I think shipping is included in their price.
    ~last Christmas, they give discounts, and turn the notebook into $600(Core2Duo) $800(i7)

    --better to buy when it has occasion, they got promos, less than price :thumbs_up:
     
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  11. The_wand_mirror

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    Do you only want a pc or also a keyboard and mouse and all?

    you can get a lot better quadcore for like 50 euro's more (from AMD), and that videocard is kinda useless you could better get a 4870 or something then i think.
     
  12. Dr Super Good

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    In a time of geforce 500 and AMD 6000 cards? I do not think so.

    Also AMD does not really offer better processors than intel. Yes they can be good for their price but with performance at the moment intel offers the best solutions.
     
  13. BlargHonk

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    Alienware are just fancy Dells

    And Eurocom managed to fit the i7 990X into a laptop. Along with two 485M's.
     
  14. Goron2222

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    I found these custom builds online, http://www.build-gaming-computers.com/gaming-desktop-computer.html

    What do you think of the budget build?

    EDIT: do to the stated video card being unavailable, what do you think of this one? http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5637429&CatId=2306

    EDIT: Never mind the above build, what do you guys think of this one?:
    Processor 1 x Intel® Core™ i7 875K Processor (4x 2.93GHz/8MB L3 Cache)
    Processor Cooling 1 x Liquid CPU Cooling System [SOCKET-1155 & 1156]-[Free Upgrade] Standard 120mm Fan
    Memory 1 x 4 GB [2 GB X2] DDR3-1333 Memory Module-** FREE Upgrade to DDR3-1600 ** Corsair or Major Brand
    Video Card 1 x NVIDIA GeForce GT 520 - 1GB
    Motherboard 1 x MSI H55M-P33 -- Intel H55 Express Chipset w/ 8ch HD Audio, Dual-Channel DDR3, Gb LAN, S-ATA, USB 2.0, 1x PCI-E 2.0 x16
    Motherboard USB / SATA Interface 1 x [Free] Internal USB 3.0 PCI-E 2.0 x1 Expansion Card
    Power Supply 1 x 600 Watt -- Standard
    Primary Hard Drive 1 x 1 TB HARD DRIVE -- 16M Cache, 7200 RPM, 3.0Gb/s-Single Drive
    Optical Drive 1 x 24X Sony Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive-Black
    Sound Card 1 x Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy SE
    Network Card 1 x Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100)
    Operating System 1 x Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
     
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  15. BlargHonk

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    Hey hey hey, didn't I say stay away from Cyberpower/Ibuypower?

    Also, sound card is useless for you and the GPU is crap, it's as good as a flagship card from 5-7 years ago. It's meant as the replacement for the GT220.
     
  16. Dr Super Good

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    For gamming you will want atleast a 560 Ti (replacement for 460 GTX) if you go nvidia. Not the strongest but with good cost per performance ratio as far as I can tell.

    To put it in comparision, the 560 is a noticable upgrade over 460 card and is about 10 times stronger (flop wise) than the 520.

    What is strange is the memory layout. It says eithor 1 x 4 or 2 x 2 which is fine for dual channel configurations but offers no tri channel configuration (All I7 support tri channel memory I think).
     
  17. The_wand_mirror

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    Well if i should choose between a 5450 and a 4870 i'd go for the second one.

    And euhm, there was a AMD Athlon II X4 645 in the PC that he linked to, i was just saying he could get a 940 or something for only a few 10 euros more or so..
     
  18. Dr Super Good

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    The 4870 does not support DX11 (tessilisation) if I recall.

    The AMD 5000 and 6000 series do.
     
  19. BlargHonk

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    Yes, and the HD4870 has 2-3x the performance, so it can actually run games.

    Features don't matter if it doesn't have the power to back them up.
     
  20. Dr Super Good

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    Are you honetly telling me that AMD has no "sweet spot" DX11 graphic card?