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Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by TheDallasDon, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. TheDallasDon

    TheDallasDon AegonTheConqueror-Now bend the knee

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    Alright computer geeks(j/k) I'm so tired of using my phone for all my internet use, and instead of fixing my way out of date computer, can some tell me the best parts to buy for building a gaming pc for a reasonable price???
  2. Duane

    Duane Active Member

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    What's reasonable to you? $500, $1,000, $1,500?
  3. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    To many variables! How much money are you looking to spend and what exactly are you wanting to do with it. (game wise) Are you looking to just play any game today or looking to be able to play high end games 2-3 years from now too. (more money)
  4. tupperware

    tupperware A Plastic Container

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    Yep, need way more clarifications before we can help.

    1. What is the maximum you are willing to spend.
    2. You said gaming, are you talking about recent titles? Are the best graphics important to you or are you okay with just being able to run these games?
  5. TheDallasDon

    TheDallasDon AegonTheConqueror-Now bend the knee

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    Holy crap how did this become a its own thread??? Anywho would like to stay in the 800-900 area
  6. TheDallasDon

    TheDallasDon AegonTheConqueror-Now bend the knee

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    Now and a few years down the road, but would like 2 be able upgrade as the year go by
  7. tupperware

    tupperware A Plastic Container

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    Alright.

    Are there any components you do not need, such as mouse, keyboard, monitor, etc?
  8. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    [IMG]

    :laugh2:

    Obviously, there is a filthy mod skulking around. ;) :p:
  9. TheDallasDon

    TheDallasDon AegonTheConqueror-Now bend the knee

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    No got everything including a tower but its kinda old 2, but has cooling system so it may do. Just need all the hardware
  10. Reality

    Reality Administrator Staff Member

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    It was unrelated to the other thread and given the replies you are seeing here it would have likely hijacked the other thread so it was moved to its own thread.

    #reality
  11. TheDallasDon

    TheDallasDon AegonTheConqueror-Now bend the knee

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    Hahaha, nice

    EDIT: Ok Reality thanks......the last thing I wanna do is ninja someone thread lol
  12. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Backwoods Sexy Staff Member

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    First you will need a copy windows 95 and a floppy boot disk...
  13. Reality

    Reality Administrator Staff Member

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    *points at BrAinPaiNt while looking around innocently*

    #reality
  14. tupperware

    tupperware A Plastic Container

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    Might want to grab a new tower then, since whatever GFX card we pick might not fit. I'm assuming the power supply won't be enough either.

    Do you care about an SSD drive? If not we can use your current HD. I'm assuming it's Sata 2 and not IDE, yes?

    So far we can omit:

    Monitor
    Mouse
    Keyboard
    Hard Drive(?)
  15. TheDallasDon

    TheDallasDon AegonTheConqueror-Now bend the knee

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    Do I really need an SSD drive??? If not then yes I got everything on the list
  16. tupperware

    tupperware A Plastic Container

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    Hmm, no, not really. It won't help the realtime performance much. Helps with initial game loads and level loads, though. It also helps out a lot with day to day computing.

    Do you require running your games at maximum qualities or are you okay with medium/high settings? Oh and before I forget, what resolution do you run at?
  17. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    At $900 limit, you might want to skip on the SSD. :)
  18. TheDallasDon

    TheDallasDon AegonTheConqueror-Now bend the knee

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    Would love the best quality and the ability to turn up the texture, but don't know if that's possible for my budget
  19. tupperware

    tupperware A Plastic Container

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    I could fit it in because he doesn't need the monitor/keyboard/mouse but what I would do is have him set it up the same way I did, get a small SSD, run the OS/few games off of it and do the rest off the other drive.
  20. tupperware

    tupperware A Plastic Container

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    Oh and before I get in to picking out stuff, do you have any brand allegiances?

    Intel / NVIDIA, etc?

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