PC for Gaming?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by -Zero-, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. -Zero-

    -Zero- Member

    I been wanting to buy a new PC (Gaming computer) but i don't know what PC is right just for gaming. one that has a good graphics card, good performance, good quality, and some good memory, and many more that i don't know what you need on a PC to make it good for gaming. Can you guys help me find a good PC for gaming. i know there is a lot of them but since i don't know what make a gaming PC better from the other one, i can't decide. so can you guy post names pics or videos of a PC that you recommend me to buy. For Gaming Purposes.
  2. SeymourGore

    SeymourGore Flatulent Cherub

    What kind of budget were you looking at?
  3. U8er

    U8er Member

    I'm just going to throw a build out there, 600$ will get you:
    [​IMG] this case,

    Radeon 6870 1gb
    8gb ddr3 ram
    AMD Phenom II x6 1055T 6 core 2.8ghz
    GA880GMD2H motherboard

    This doesn't include a power supply, so you'll have to factor that in. If you don't need a new case, put that money towards a power supply, something sufficient wont cost that much anyhow. You'd want to look for a decent 500 watt. This setup will run bfbc2 at the highest settings, filtering and aliasing at max without stressing any of the cores beyond even 40%. Definitely a great setup if you plan on recording while playing all the new high end games, though in part that has to do with a good hard drive as well.

    Edit: This setup is capable of recording with fraps while running bf3 on ultra settings with a stable 60+ fps, ftw! :D

    This is the rig I built for myself just recently, and it's been handling everything with ease so far. All of these parts can be found on NCIX & Newegg.
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  4. Dabbleh

    Dabbleh Legions Developer

  5. Fissurez

    Fissurez Puzzlemaster

    for my UK friends, http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/

    these guys use pretty decent parts, and not expensive either.

    tbh for gaming i would go for minimum:

    Amd phenom 2 x4/intel core i3
    4GB RAM
    radeon 68xx/58xx graphics card/Nvidia 550 Ti
    500-600w PSU
    mid tower case
    500GB HDD (although 1TB would be more comfortable)

    this should play most games at high settings, but if you have a higher budget, you may want to invest in better/more Graphics cards/CPU/solid state drive/more RAM (although 4GB should be fine)/or even a fancy case with silly LED lights or stupid amounts of fans *cough* fireblasto *cough*.

    but yes, tell us how much you want to spend and it will help us find a great pc for you at that price MUCH faster.
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  6. U8er

    U8er Member

    Hey, fancy LEDs make your computer run faster, it's a well known fact. :p
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  7. Lanthus

    Lanthus New Member

    Here are a couple of guides that will give a decent idea of what to look for at different price levels.

    Guide 1 - Seems to be updated monthly. Prices don't include optical drive or additional cooler.

    Guide 2 - Tom's Hardware builder marathon for September. Updates quarterly. I tend to like their builds.

    In case you're considering overclocking, sites like Frostytech, which specialize in heatsink reviews, can help you find a good cooling solution.

    These guides are assuming you don't mind building the PC yourself (it's very easy really). I'm not sure if you were looking for a prebuilt PC instead, but building it yourself will probably save money. The advantage of a prebuilt PC is the convenience of not having to deal with the components and having all of the support and warranty handled by the one company.
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  8. -Zero-

    -Zero- Member

    well i was gonna go buy the new razer laptop for $2,800. so i will spend about 1,500. i guess thats the most i will spend on a PC for now but if its worth buying then i will spend the 2,000
  9. U8er

    U8er Member

    Holy *chocolate cookies* that laptop must be made of pure gold. :eek:
  10. Fissurez

    Fissurez Puzzlemaster

    1500? you could buy pretty much a monster gaming rig for that.


    intel i7 2600k
    a very good z68 1155 motherboard
    dual graphics cards (radeon 6970/Nvidia 580)
    2TB HDD
    probably an SSD (~128GB)
    8GB ram
    a nice a case

    that's an estimate.

    if you are spending that much, i would get it professionally built, maybe get it a bit overclocked with better cooling or something :p
  11. -Zero-

    -Zero- Member

    i wonder i there is already one made with all that, so i don't have to go on website and select part by part.
  12. Fissurez

    Fissurez Puzzlemaster

    i doubt it, and would suggest you got one custom built, more fun that way and you can have more of what you want.

    find one of our american legions friends to find a reliable pc building sites if you are from the US.

    EDIT: if you really want something close to prebuilt. you COULD try alienware, as it does mix custom and good sets, as well as looking really nice. but you will probably be paying more,
  13. -Zero-

    -Zero- Member

    if you want and can. can you go on idk what website you can custom a PC. and customise me one and sumit it and then page me the link and i will chek it out and if you do, try not to go over $1500.. if not needed i dont care how the case looks as long it has pretty good stuff inside that work really good for gaming and if it still not over the price and its like 1000 you can then custom the case and stuff. please and thank you.
  14. Fissurez

    Fissurez Puzzlemaster

    join the Spektrum irc channel, we (fireblasto and me, with maybe a couple of our other members) will be happy to help you out.


    do you already have a mouse, keyboard and monitor you are planning on using with it?


    i am currently looking at http://www.ibuypower.com/ for you.
    has anyone used this site and is it reliable? i don't want to suggest a dodgy site :p
    (reviews aren't bad though) (and they allow build sharing too!)

    will have a look, around to check reliability, and a good setup, will get back to you later :p
  15. Fissurez

    Fissurez Puzzlemaster

    Got one!
    (using Ibuypower.com)
    my fellow legions players, tell me what you think before i suggest zero buys it.


    Case 1 x CoolerMaster Storm Enforcer Gaming Case-Black
    Case Lighting 1 x Liquid Neon Thunder Pattern Light-Red
    iBUYPOWER Labs - Noise Reduction 0 x None-
    iBUYPOWER Labs - Internal Expansion 0 x None-
    Processor 1 x Intel® Core™ i7-2600 Processor (4x 3.40GHz/8MB L3 Cache)-
    iBUYPOWER PowerDrive 0 x None-
    Processor Cooling 1 x Liquid CPU Cooling System [SOCKET-1155]-[Free Upgrade] Standard 120mm Fan
    Memory 1 x 4 GB [2 GB X2] DDR3-1333 Memory Module-** FREE Upgrade to 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3-1600 ** Corsair or Major Brand
    Video Card 1 x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti - 1GB-SLI Mode (Dual Cards)
    Video Card Brand 1 x Major Brand Powered by AMD or NVIDIA-
    Free Stuff 1 x [Free Game Voucher] - Dungeon Siege 3-Free with Purchase of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 or above
    Free Stuff 1 x [Free Game Voucher] - Batman Arkhan City-Free with Purchase of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 or above
    Free Stuff 1 x [Free Game Download] - Just Cause 2-Free with Purchase of NVIDIA Video Card
    Motherboard 1 x [SLI] ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 -- 2x PCI-E 3.0 x16-
    Intel Smart Response Technology 0 x None-
    Motherboard USB / SATA Interface 1 x Motherboard default USB / SATA Interface-
    Power Supply 1 x 850 Watt -- Corsair CMPSU-850TXV2-
    Primary Hard Drive 1 x 2 TB HARD DRIVE -- 32M Cache, 7200 RPM, 3.0Gb/s-Single Drive
    Data Hard Drive 0 x None-
    Optical Drive 1 x 24X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive-Black
    2nd Optical Drive 0 x None-
    Flash Media Reader / Writer 1 x 12-In-1 Internal Flash Media Card Reader/Writer-Black
    Meter Display 0 x None-
    USB Expansion 0 x None-
    Sound Card 1 x 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard-
    Network Card 1 x Intel Pro 10/100/1000 Network Card-
    Operating System 1 x Microsoft Windows 7 Professional + Office Starter 2010 (Includes basic versions of Word and Excel)-64-bit
    Keyboard 1 x iBUYPOWER USB Keyboard-
    Mouse 1 x iBUYPOWER Internet Mouse-
    Monitor 0 x None-
    2nd Monitor 0 x None-
    Speaker System 1 x iBUYPOWER 2.1 Channel Stereo Super Bass Subwoofer Speaker System-
    Headset 0 x None-
    Video Camera 0 x None-
    Case Engraving Service 0 x None-
    Warranty 1 x 3 Year Standard Warranty Service-
    Rush Service 1 x Rush Service Fee (not shipping fee)-No Rush Service, Estimate Ship Out in 5~10 Business Days
    Subtotal* $1602.00 (plus tax & shipping)
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  16. -Zero-

    -Zero- Member

    you can take out Mouse and Keyboard if you can. i already have a Razer mouse, and Razer keyboard.\
    you can also lower the memory or space from the hard drive too i don't think i need that much of memory
  17. SeymourGore

    SeymourGore Flatulent Cherub

    Since it seems like you already know what you want spec-wise, why don't you build it out yourself?
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  18. Fissurez

    Fissurez Puzzlemaster

    mouse and keyboard are only about $6 and its worth having a backup in-case something goes wrong.
    considering that you'll have to actually select this stuff yourself, because i cant actually link the customisations, its fine if you want to have a smaller HDD initially, you can always upgrade later.
  19. RainPilot

    RainPilot stinky bear

    If you're going over 1500, just wait for the 7000 series. I think I heard one 7000 serious would have a 40-50% gain over a 6990.
  20. Fissurez

    Fissurez Puzzlemaster

    that's the problem, *heard*
    and we don't know when the 7000 series comes out.
    as well, and you dont know whether this "40-50%" gain is on certain games only.

    that saying, the 7000 series will definitely be better, more efficient as was the 6000 series. but the price to power ratio could be exactly the same....

    its exactly the same as saying "wait for intel ivy bridge CPUs"

    if you wait for the next series, you'll wait forever.

    but yes, the 7000 series will *probably* come out soon.

    depends how long you can wait for a new computer.....