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Q: A good gaming computer?

I wasn't really sure where to post this question, so I figured random discussion's were the safe bet. My friend is trying to get a good gaming computer to run some hardcore 3D games, & have good FPS and all that. I've been told this computer was a good computer. Quick specs --v--

Intel Core i7-4790 Processor 3.6GHz
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
16GB DDR3-1600 SDRAM
2TB 7,200RPM Hard Drive
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 745

Here's the link to the computer as well http://www.microcenter.com/product/450292/XPS_8700_Desktop_Computer

He wants to for sure play MMO/FPS games with high graphics with good FPS (the dream)
Opinions on the computer and other suggestions? His budget is about $900 Thank you in advance!

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A: A good gaming computer?

Hi Rebecca712

For better assistance, I have moved your thread to the Hardware forum.
Please continue replies in this thread. Thank you.

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I found this computer online at tiger direct

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6448103&CatId=5138

I was wondering if this would be a decent gaming computer. I looked around on the net a lot and most suggestions I find are only for the newest most banging computers, but I am on a bit of a budget, which attracted me to this one in the first place.

Should I be worried about the fact that this is refurbished? Again I googled Gateway computers and got a lot of stories of their computers going man down just after the warranty expires, and the fact this only has 3 months on it kinda worries me, but it does seem like a decent computer.

Anyways thanks in advance for any help, it will be much appreciated.
 

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http://www.shopping.hp.com/en_US/hom...20t-Desktop-PC

So I just ordered this computer, I plan to play Skyrim, TF2, Minecraft, Half Life, and Garry's Mod.
Do you think it could handle these games? Not on all highest settings but at least Moderate for most of them, low to Medium for Skyrim.

P.S I'm on a budget so please don't make me feel too bad about this new computer

thanks
 

A:Is this computer any good for gaming?

Which video card are you opting to get with it? The default Intel HD 2500 integrated graphics are not likely sufficient for Skyrim beyond low settings, and may even struggle with that.

Any of the other cards, non of which are considered a gaming graphics card and are odd-ball custom OEM cards designed for the weak power supply in the computer, would likely give you the low to medium for Skyrim.

All the rest of games are less demanding.
 

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http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4405987&CatId=3585

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3451342&CatId=2545

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1361838&CatId=1078

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3281625&Sku=P33-5044

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4396236&CatId=2417

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2337810&CatId=1842

plus i have a hard drive, cd/dvd drives, and a 22'' widescreen monitor already and 1 more gig of ram added on to the 2 gig im buying

so what games do u think i could run on this?
 

A:Would this computer be good for gaming?

Your links don't work as you intended. They all go to the Tigerdirect main page.
 

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ASUS ROG G751JY-DH72X Intel i7 2.40GHz 32GB Memory 512GB SSD GTX 980M 4GB Laptop

Windows 8.1
Intel Core i7 4860HQ 2.4GHz
32GB Memory 1TB HDD 512GB SSD
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M 4GB
17.3-inch (1920 x 1080)
Retail Price:
$2,999.00
Price:
$2,749.00
 

A:Is the CPU good on this computer for gaming?

I'd say it's a good CPU, but note that you won't be able to upgrade it in the future as it is soldered onto the motherboard.
 

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I'm looking for getting a gaming desktop computer for under $650.
Buying computer from Best buy you are stuck with brand name computer like Acer or Gateway being very cheap computers and low budget computers or HP or Asus being better and more costly computers.

CyberPowerPC and iBUYPOWER Gamerner PC both are over price and not reliable computer and lots and of lots hardware problems from what I read and really outdated spects for it's price.
Well build computer kits are good, but you have to put it together and you get no software and windows 8 does not come with it.
Some games will be The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim ,Dark Souls,Witcher 2,Dragon Age II,Divinity II ,Diablo ,Mass Effect 3,Far Cry 2,Risen,Fallout,Grand Theft Auto and Doom so on.

The budget no more than $650.
 

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Hello i'm a long time lurker but now I have to post. I'm having a problem picking out a system for gaming. I want a good system but would only like to spend between 1,500 and 2,000. I am not very computer smart so please bear with me.

I'm looking at the following computer:

Intel core 2 quad Q9450 oem 2.66 I believe
Motherboard p-35 --- please help with a selection?
4 gb ddr2 memory/800 What manufacturer and part # ?
GEForce 8800 GTS 512
Hard drive WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200RPM
Corsairs PSU probably 550 watts?
Vista home premium 64 bit
Tower unknown please advise
Fans type and amount?
Heat sink?

Is this a good system for online multi player gaming, and is there anything I should change or reconsider?

Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.
 

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What currency are you looking at and what is your location? I could recommend a build for you given that information.
 

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i want to buy a gaming computer but im not sure how much one costs or if the computer im getting is good or not. im not interested in making a computer myself.also i am wanting to download only 1 game so i really dont need somthing prestigeous [i know thats spelled wrong].i also hope i will be able to do the work that is assigned on the computer so i dont have to go to the library or somthing.plz give me some names of computers that would be good for my purpouses[thats spelled wrong too]. im hoping that i dont speend a lot of money.
 

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Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-Z68AP-D3 Intel Z68 Motherboard
CPU: :Intel Core i7-2600K BX80623I72600K Unlocked Processor - Quad Core, 8MB L3 Cache, 1MB L2 Cache, 3.40 GHz (3.80 GHz Max Turbo), Socket H2 (LGA1155), 95W, Fan
RAM:Patriot G2 Series 8GB DDR3 (1600 Mhz)
Video Card: GeForce GTX 570 Video Card - 1280MB GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0, Dual DVI, Mini HDMI
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB
Optical Drive: Sony Optiarc 24x DVDRW Drive
Case Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid-Tower
Power Supply: Ultra LSP750 750-Watt Power Supply - ATX, SATA-Ready, SLI-Ready, 135mm Fan, Lifetime Warranty w/ Registration (4.4 lbs)


Would this play all of the latest games? And do the pieces fit together? Thanks for the help.

 

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I have been thinking about buying a really good Gaming Computer, and now I have no idea which computer or specs to actually get. I want something cheap but don't mind expensive. I also heard that custom built computers are better than already engineered computers. I was checking out http://www.ibuypower.com/Store/Intel-B85-Configurator but like I said I don't know what specs to get for this computer. I want a computer that can support any game like any call of duty, minecraft, LoL, WoW, etc. and maybe posting videos on YouTube or others. Please help and thank you for your attention.

Please comment the specs
 

A:A good gaming computer

That is a good place to have a computer built as far as specs go there is no computer specs that have to be met, a good PSU is good in any machine, a reasonable mobo is needed in any machine. I prefer ASUS but they will be the highest if top of the line. if u are going to overclock make sure it is over clockable and make sure the processor is over
clockcable and yes they both have the ability, although the board will just put the # down. any video card will play games, but the newer ones should give u more frames, and last longer. as far as the processor AMD or Intel will be fine. and that site will e-mail u if the MOBO and processor will not work together.
 

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Hi, well I'm looking to get a new computer. I was wondering if this is a good computer for gaming, but mostly if it will give me good results in CSS (on the default settings without adding any of the extra components):

http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?c=us&cs=19&l=en&oc=DXCWNF1&s=dhs

According to my parents, it's that or nothing. I can't pay for it because I'm broke, lol. So would it be good for gaming (mostly CSS)?
 

A:Would this computer be good for gaming?

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Hello, I just was looking online and I figured I might aswell see about my build. Would this be a good computer for gaming? I will list the specs, and you tell me if I am missing something please!


SPECS:



ASUS Rampage III Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard







XFX HD-597A-CNB9 Radeon HD 5970 Black Edition 2GB 512 (256 x 2)-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card







COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Blue RC-932-KKN3-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case






OCZ Reaper HPC R2 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model OCZ3RPR1600R2LV6GK







Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition Gulftown 3.33GHz 6 x 256KB L2 Cache 12MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80613I7980X0






COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series RSC00-80GAD3-US 1200W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply







Seagate Savvio 10K.4 ST9600104SS 600GB 10000 RPM 16MB Cache SAS 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive







ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 92mm Fluid Dynamic CPU Cooler



Western Digital VelociRaptor WD6000HLHX 600GB 10000 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive (This is my Secondary harddrive.)


All around cost is $3,404.89

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A:Is this a good PC gaming computer?

Just built a gaming system using the same CoolerMaster HAF-932. What a great case to work with and in!

If you can wait, Intel is about to release their newest cpu offerings "Sandy Bridge." Then make your choice and you may get some the parts you list a little less expensive. But, yes, that system you're putting together is very powerful.

However, have you considered the Radeon latest offerings?
 

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I want to build a gaming computer, higher end, but not too expensive. I just want a simple decent gaming computer, I am also computer illiterate. So please don't get mad with what I'm planning to use to build it. Please help me.

1. 64 or 128 GB HDD-I heard its better than a single TB because it doesn't require moving parts.
2. Pentium CPU or Intel's new Pentium G3258
3. Corsair 300r Case
4. Corsair Vengance Blue 8GB or DDR3 RAM
5. Corsair CX 600M 80 Plus or Cooler Master Elite RS460 PSU

AND I DON'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT MOTHERBOARDS (mobos) and GPUS.

Please help and don't make me broke. m
 

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hi, i've been looking for a good gaming computer and iv found this dell. please tell me if this is good

DELL XPS 420

Intel processor Q6600 Quad core
genuine windows vista home premium
2Gb dual channel DDR2 memory
500Gb Hard drive
DVD R/W 16x drive
256mb ATI Radeon HD 2600XT

thanks in advance this is the link :
http://www1.euro.dell.com/content/topics/topic.aspx/emea/segments/dhs/odg_special50?
c=uk&l=en&s=dhs&cs=ukdhs1
 

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Highlights -

CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Dual Core Processor ($230)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon X1900 GT 575MHZ 256MB 256BIT 1.2GHZ GDDR3 ($250)
RAM: Kingston ValueRAM PC2-4200 1GB 2X512MB DDR2-533 CL4 ECC 240PIN DIMM ($140)

In terms of the essential components, for what i'm spending...is this a good gaming computer? I also want to be able to multi-task...which is why i got x2.

But the video card, is it a good value for $250? Or could i get something much better for only $300? About $300 is my own budget for the video card, but i thought the x1900 GT for $250 was a really good offer...but I'm willing to spend more if theres something signifigantly better.
 

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Are these good statistics for gaming
Processor Speed:
3.40 GHzOperating System:
Windows 7
Memory:
12 GBScreen Size:
None
Hard Drive Capacity:
1 TBProcessor Type:
Intel Core i7 4th Gen.
Operating System Edition:
Home Premium
Brand Alienware
This is an alienware x51 R2 with the below specs

i7-4770 processor @ 3.40GHz

Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (1x8 GB Module) 1600MHz 240-pin DDR3 Non-ECC CL10 Desktop Memory KHX1600C10D3B1/8G

Kingston Hyper X Blu 4 GB 1600MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL9 Desktop Memory (KHX1600C9D3B1/4G)

1TB HDD

GTX 660 Alienware OEM Version

Blu-ray slot load player

Windows 7 home premium disk

Cyberlink PowerDVD 9.6 disk

330W power brick

Alienware mouse and keyboard
Intel Network 7260.HMWG WiFi Wireless-AC 7260 H/T Dual Band 2x2 AC+Bluetooth HMC is this good for $200

It is used

Also as you can see from specs I upgraded the RAM and the wireless card.
This auction will not include the old RAM.

12GB RAM
 

A:Is This computer good for gaming?

Price? It's probably overpriced Alienware junk, even if 2nd hand. GTX 660 isn't gonna let you max out games at 1920x1080, and it can't be upgraded.
 

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I always wanted a gaming computer. Now that i have a decent job now i can afford one. My budget is about $500-$600. I have taken a look at some, like this one: http://www.walmart.com/ip/iBUYPOWER-Black-Gamer-Power-WA549BFS-Desktop-PC-with-AMD-FX-4100-Quad-Core-Processor-Windows-8-Operating-System-amp-Bonus-Dirt-Showdown-Game-Vouche/21777764?tv2=true&findingMethod=rr Any help would be nice.
 

A:Looking for a good gaming computer for around $550

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Hello,
I am new to this website so i don't really know the kinds of stuff you help with. I am looking for a gaming computer. it dose not have to be the best computer and i have a smaller budget. I don't know what im looking for in computers thought. I have found two computers that are within my price range. Can you look at the details on the computer and tell me if i could run games and maybe record a little?
The First Computer: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/cyberpo..._clickid=6b207ce3-6530-3f29-0266-0000336d831d
the second computer:
http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/Back_To_School_2013

thank you for your help
alex
 

A:Good Gaming Computer

Welcome to TSG,

What is your actual budget and what games do you wish to play? What kind of settings do you wish to play those at? Low, medium, high, ultra/max? What monitor will you be using with it?

The first link goes to a computer that most people wouldn't consider a gaming since it has a pretty low end Radeon HD 6450 that simply can't handle most modern games.

The second link goes to a website that lists several PC's.
 

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Should I buy this computer? Its oly 1900$ and here the stats:

SYSTEM COLOURAluminum with Clearcoat ChassisCOOLING OPTIONCopper base Heat Sink with aluminum finsMEMORY3GB Tri-Channel DDR3 at 1066MHZ (3x1GB DIMM)HARD DRIVE640GB - SATA-II, 3GB/S, 7200RPM, 16MB CacheGRAPHICS CARDSLi, Dual nVidia GeForce 9800GT 512MBOPTICAL DRIVESingle Drive: 16X CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW) w/double layer write capabilityMONITORNo Monitor

LabelsWindows Vista? PremiumComponentsPROCESSORIntel? Core? i7-920 (2.66GHz, 8MB cache)OPERATING SYSTEMGenuine Windows Vista? Home Premium (English) Service Pack1 64-bitPRODUCTIVITY SOFTWAREMicrosoft? Works 9

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A:would that be a good computer for gaming?

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Should I buy this computer? Its oly 1900$ and here the stats:

SYSTEM COLOURAluminum with Clearcoat ChassisCOOLING OPTIONCopper base Heat Sink with aluminum finsMEMORY3GB Tri-Channel DDR3 at 1066MHZ (3x1GB DIMM)HARD DRIVE640GB - SATA-II, 3GB/S, 7200RPM, 16MB CacheGRAPHICS CARDSLi, Dual nVidia GeForce 9800GT 512MBOPTICAL DRIVESingle Drive: 16X CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW) w/double layer write capabilityMONITORNo Monitor

LabelsWindows Vista? PremiumComponentsPROCESSORIntel? Core? i7-920 (2.66GHz, 8MB cache)OPERATING SYSTEMGenuine Windows Vista? Home Premium (English) Service Pack1 64-bitPRODUCTIVITY SOFTWAREMicrosoft? Works 9

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its quite cheap but look for one with a better graphics card, its definately going to bottleneck your performance

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Hey--I'm thinking of buying a new PC and my main goal is for it to be a gaming computer (the only other thing I'll use it for is surfing the net or using Word and stuff like that).

Here are the specs (along with my questions):

case:
Soyo midtower Aluminum case/w 300 watt PSU

motherboard:
MSI K7N2-L motherboard, powered by NForce 2 chipset

cpu:

Athlon XP-BARTON 3000 400 2500 w/HSF (I suppose I'm worried about this: should I go Athlon or Pentium?)

RAM:
1Gig 3200 DDR 2 stick

Video card:
Radeon 9800 Pro 128 meg

storage:
Seagate 40g 7200 HDD

optical drive:
48x/24/48 CD-R/RW/ROM

Monitor:
add 19in Monitor

This with keyboard and mice and floppy which I didn't include in the listing is about $1500. Firstly: is that a good deal (am I getting ripped off or what?), should I go AMD or Intel?, will this computer be able to play games for a decent amount of time (I"m looking for lifespan of about 4-5 years)?

Thanks for your help in advance!
 

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I thought this forum would be best to ask if this computer i am going to build would be good enough to play all the newer games with graphics up and no lag...

Here is the motherboard and cpu i am getting:
http://www.tcwo.com/cgi-bin/webc.cgi/st_prod.html?p_prodid=2258&sid=44oBmP0lY5Sq0qD

Its a 1.7 ghz cpu but i think it can be overclocked to almost 3ghz.

I will be getting a 40 gb hard drive, dvd drive and 512mb of ddr ram...

The video card i get will most likely be:

VGA APOLLO GF4 MX440 SE 128mb DDR W/TV Retail
Specifications:
Chipset:Nvidia Geforce4 MX440SE
Memory:128MB DDR
Memory Bandwidth: 1.3 GB/sec
4.8 Billion AA samples per second fill rate
350 MHz internal RAMDAC
4 texels per clock cycle
32-bit color with 32-bit Z/Stencil buffer
Ports VGA + S-video Out

I will be getting it from www.newegg.com for $71.

Now will this be good enough to play battlefield 1942 with the graphics and textures all the way up and no lag?

Thanks for your help...
 

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Not sure if this is the right thread for this, but I am building a new PC and I was wondering if I have all of the parts I need and if this will work for gaming.
https://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion/Wishlist/PublicWishDetail.asp?WishListNumber=9750507&WishListTitle=Computer
I already have a PSU I can use. Thanks!
 

A:Good computer for gaming?

Looks amazing

But why choose an IDE HDD? SATA's are slightly more expensive (1-2 bucks more), but use a much smaller cable, and could be slightly faster.

Anyways, that's a great gaming PC =)
 

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and if not, opinions on what improvements could be made?
All hardware/drivers are those originally installed when I bought computer in July 2001.
 

A:IS My Computer system any good at all for Gaming?

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Im thinking about building my own gaming compter. for games like warthunder,minecraft,and other random online games. I want to know what would be some good specs for a gaming computer?
 

A:Good specs for a new gaming computer

Well, those games will not require anything hard core in terms of specs. But, to answer your question, it all depends on the particular games you play and, at what resolution you like to play at. So, no-one will be able to give you a one size fits all gaming spec. But, here is what I'd look for:
Quad Core CPU, 4GB RAM,Dedicated GPU and 7200rpm HDD.

You will need to provide us with the following if you want us to recommend specific parts.

Budget
Location
Monitor Resolution
 

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I'm building a custom pc and I need to see what everyone thinks. I'll mainly be using this for Minecraft (although other games too) while recording using fraps and I need to keep it at a steady 30 fps at all times while actually recording.

Specs:
Processor: AMD PHENOM II X4 955 (3.20GHz/8MB CACHE/AM3) - BLACK EDITION
Motherboard: ASUS® M5A78L-M/USB3: M-ATX, USB 3.0, SATA 3.0Gb/s
RAM: 4GB SAMSUNG DDR3 DUAL-DDR3 1333MHz (2 X 2GB)
Graphics Card: 1GB AMD RADEON? HD6770 - DVI,HDMI,VGA - DX® 11
Memory: 1TB SERIAL ATA 3-Gb/s HARD DRIVE WITH 16MB CACHE (7,200rpm)
PSU: 600W Quiet 80 PLUS Quad Rail PSU + 120mm Case Fan
 

A:How good is my computer specification for gaming?

When using fraps you want the recorded video files to be made on a separate HDD than the one that is running the games. As for your computer it should hand just about any game on mid settings.
 

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Hi guys thanks for looking specs for my new pc below just wanted a second, third and fourth opinion.

Processor: I5 750
Motherboard: ASUS P7P55D
Cooler: Corsair H50
Ram: 4GB Corsair DDR3 1600Mhz (2X2GB)
Gcard: XFX ATI RADEON 5770
Psu: OCZ 750W Fatal1ty Psu
HDD: 1TB Samsung F3

it comes to £530-ish all parts from ebuyer but processor from pc world.

so would this be ok or any serious improvements needed
 

A:Budget gaming computer, any good?

Graphics card is rather weak compared to everything else.
 

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Hello i would like to know where to get a good computer desk for gaming. I need it to hold a 22 inch monitor. Preferalby a corner desk.
 

A:Good gaming computer desk

Umm....your local Staples/Wal Mart/other furniture store? I don't think they make desks designed for gaming yet, going to a local store would be your best bet...
 

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http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16811208008 ( XION II XON-103 Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 450W Power Supply - Retail )

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16813127236 ( ABIT KN9 SLI Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail )

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16814130017 ( eVGA 256-P2-N554-AX Geforce 7600GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail )

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16819103733 ( AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+(65W) Windsor 2.0GHz Socket AM2 Processor Model ADO3800CUBOX - Retail )

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16820145566 (CORSAIR XMS2 1GB (2 x 512MB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X1024A-6400 - Retail )
 

A:will these components be good for a gaming-ish computer ?

Those should be fine for gaming. However, for your CPU I would change to a AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ Brisbane. That CPU is faster dispite the slower clock speed. Not to mention it overclocks better and and runs cooler. And if possible upgrade to the eVGA e-GeForce 7900 GS KO 256MB.

Another note: Don't use the power supply that comes with that case, buy one seperate.
 

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Well, after a few hours yesterday, I searched around Google and Amazon.co.uk to find hardware that I am going to use for my gaming PC build, my budget is £1000, but I will go to £1500 if I have to. I'm not building it yet, I'll be doing it around November, so I have plenty of time to change my hardware plans, If you think I should change one of them, I will check another one out.

I am going to be playing games sch as Minecraft, Call of Duty, Guild Wars, WoW, LoL and other upcoming games, about video editing, i'll be doing a bit of that as well as photo editing.

CPU - Intel 3rd Generation i5-3570k
Heat sink - Zalman CNPS9900 MAX
GPU - EVGA GeF GTX 670 2GB
RAM - Corsair Vengeance 8GB Red 2x2 Module
Mobo - Asus Maximus V Gene
HDD - Western Digital 2TB Caviar Black
SSD - OCZ Agility 3 120GB
Optical Drive - Asus DVD Burner
PSU 0 Corsair TX750W
Case - Antec Three Hundred Two

Thanks guys!!!
 

A:Is my Gaming Computer list good?

Looks like you did your homework, nice rig.
Only comment is if it was me I would want a case with an external 3.5" drive.
 

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FZ MicroATX HTPC Wishlist - Newegg.ca

Because I'd have to upgrade everything on my computer anyways, I just sold it and now I plan to build a new setup.

I believe this would be a pretty powerful system, and I think cooling would be sufficient.
Any thoughts or advice?

A:Would this be a good Home Theatre gaming computer?

Home theater yes. Gaming, not so much. you are limiting yourself a lot making it as an htpc design.

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And is it hard to actually build a computer.
I've had no experience building a computer before but I'm not bad with computers in general, I just really need to know what I need, where I put them and how do I get it working.
I've got a bit of a budget roughly £600-£750
someone help?
 

A:What parts would I need to build a good gaming computer?

What are you using the computer for? e.g. gaming (if so which games), video encoding or just general usage?
Does the budget include the monitor and peripherals and do you have any parts you're going to reuse (e.g. DVD drive, hard drive, case, etc.)?
 

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Hello everyone!

I am graduating with my B.S. this Friday and my parents asked me what I wanted for a graduation present and jokingly I said a new computer... and they went for it. So now I'm in a pickle of sorts... cause I do want one. The one I am using now is about 6+ years old, it is running ok but obviously is becoming quite inferior. This computer was custom built with my friend's help so was pretty good at the time it was made.

Now I am about to engage heavily into computer gaming with SW The Old Republic coming out, and will probably also play Diablo 3 when that is released... so I am hoping to get a computer which can handle these games on the highest settings...
That being said however my dad is pretty firm about getting a computer from Best Buy or some type of retail seller... IIRC this is frowned upon by most computer experts or at least for those who build their own...

Can I get your advice as to good models for the kind of gaming I will be doing? Or at least the minimum specs I should be looking at, or things/brands to avoid when picking one out? I was really hoping to get something relatively top-of-the-line but I don't think the budget could exceed $2K.
 

A:Specs for a good gaming retail computer?

Best Buy do sell computer components so you're not limited to buying a prebuilt (ugh).

No Best Buy in my country, but a quick look at the site shows you can build a pretty good system for that budget. Bear in mind you could save around $500-600 by going with a more basic setup:
Intel 2500K CPU+ Gigabyte Z68 motherboard + 8GB RAM $649
Power supply: Corsair TX650M $100
Windows 7 x64 Home Premium (OEM) $110
Chassis : Corsair Carbide 500R $122. You can save ~$40-60 by going with a more basic case.
Hard drive: WD Cav Black 1TB $150 (Prices are obscenely high at the moment)
HP DVD rewriter $30
Basic component cost (so far) : $1141
Now...
Graphics card. If you aren't planning on upgrading again in the short/medium term, then I'd suggest spending enough to see you through the current and upcoming game releases.
XFX HD 6950 1GB $243.

Monitor...Your choices are a cheaper TN+film panel, or a more expensive IPS panel which offers better color range (gamut) but may have higher latency (detectable ghosting with fast motion).
HP's 2511x (25", 1980x1080) is a very nice TN based LED panel ($230) or
HP's ZR24W (24", 1980x1200) is a very nice IPS based panel ($405)

Total: $1634 or $1809

Peripherals, if you don't already have them:
Mouse : Razer DeathAdder 3500 ($60) -Highly recommended. I use one myself- very nice ergonomics and fully featured.
Keyboard: Razer Arctosa ($50)
Mouse pad : Razer gaming pad ($15)
CPU cooler...
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You can delete this thread the deal expired! Thanks
 

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I don't know much about gaming PC's as I am primarily a console gamer. But I'm looking to get into the PC gaming scene and most likely switch from being primarily a console gamer to being primarily a PC gamer. So of course I am looking to purchase a gaming PC. I have found one but I'm not sure of how good it is so could someone please tell me if this is a good PC for gaming, core components are;

Processor (CPU): Intel® Core? i3-2100 Dual Core (3.10 GHz, 3MB cache) + HD Graphics
Motherboard: ASUS P8H67-M LX SI
Memory (RAM): 4GB SAMSUNG DDR3 DUAL-DDR3 1333MHz (2 X 2GB)
Graphics Card: 1GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GT 440 - DVI, VGA, HDMI

Any opinions are appreciated, and don't hesitate to ask for extra information!
 

A:How good is this PC for gaming?

Hi Cal,
That is a 1680 x 1050 at medium settings setup. (generally speaking)
 

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Will this PC work for Half Life 2 and Far Cry? Or top notch games in general?

Processor- 3.0Ghz Pentium 4 LGA775 1MB 800FSB w/Fan
Motherboard- ECS 661FX-M7 SiS661FX Chipset (8XAGP, Onboard Video FSB800, Sound, LAN, Serial ATA
RAM- 512MB Elixer PC3200 DDR400 Memory (1 slot)
512MB Elixer PC3200 DDR400 Memory (1 slot)
C Drive- 120GB 7200RPM 8MB Cache Serial ATA150
CD DRIVE- 16X LiteON DVD Drive w/Power DVD
Video Card- 128MB ATI Radeon 9600XT 8X AGP TV/DVI
Operating System- Windows XP Home
Case- 350watt Aspire X-DREAMER II Black Gaming Case w/side window 2 fans (4 5.25, 4 3.5 bays)
Sound- Sound Blaster Live Digital 5.1
Power Supply- 550watt Elements Gaming Power Supply
 

A:Good Enough Gaming PC?

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What cheap pc do you think I should get and is good for gaming. well heres a thought I have http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product...52fca4da5f8588en02&category=28597&StoreId=940 So what do you think should I get it on my bday?
 

A:Good PC for gaming?

That's no good for gaming at all.
I suggest you look into a desktop PC and probably a bit larger budget.
 

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Hey guys. This is a pc i have coming to me next week. You think it will be a decent gaming machine?

AMD Athlon 64 3200+ socket 939
ECS KN1 Nforce4 Extreme
1Gb DDR400 PC3200 (2 x 512Mb)
Samsung 160Gb S-ATA hard drive
A-Open 16x DVD+-RW dual-layer
LG 52x32x52 CD-RW drive
PowerTech 400W PSU
MSI 6600GT PCI-X 128MB DDR
 

A:Is this a good gaming PC?

Looks pretty good to me, and if you can afford that, then I say go for it.

You might want to wait on some other opinions, though.
 

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I was wondering is 5ms response time good enough for FPS Gaming like COD: Black Ops, BFBC2 etc etc etc?I have been ordered this Asus monitor.
Or do you really need the 2ms version of Monitors? Is the performance worth the extra cost
Coz It costs a bomb here in my country to get a 2ms monitor compared to 5ms (both same screen size, Full HD resolution).
I wouldn't mind if the difference is too little to actually bothers me.
 

A:Is 5ms good enough for Gaming?

2ms is better,but 5ms is plenty fast enough.
That's the response rate on mine and I don't see any video problems.
 

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Is this PC I'm planning on buying a good deal? And has anyone had any good/bad experiences with ACER products? Thanks for any input. Oh and one last thing. Is it possible to get a case that can cool the video card better? I hear that the 9800 GT cards get really hot while running games.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883103154
 

A:Is this a good gaming PC?

Since it sounds like you want a different case anyway, I'd just go ahead and build my own, if I were you. You'll save money and be able to choose exactly what components you want.
 

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Historically a message in a bottle is a form of communication whereby a message is sealed in a container (archetypically a glass bottle, but could be any medium, so long as it floats and remains waterproof) and released into the sea or ocean. The phrase "message in a bottle" literally comes from the practice of placing an important but untargeted letter inside a (usually) glass bottle, sealing it, and allowing ocean currents to carry it away. There are indications that ancient Greek scientists used the message in a bottle to study the general flow of oceans and early militaries also used bottles to relay messages to distant troops, although this method did have a few tactical drawbacks. For more information please visit www.messagebybottle.com.
Thanks a lot.

A:How good the pc for gaming?

Depends on the game, and the quality, but typical pretty decent.

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Hey everyone, I'm about to buy a new rig. I built this one on CyperPower, what do you think? Am I bottlenecked anywhere? Thanks for your help!


*BASE_PRICE: [+666]
BLUETOOTH: None
CARE1: Ultra Enhanced Packaging Solution - Protect Your Dream System During Transit [+19]
CAS: Corsair Carbide Air 540 Gaming Mid-Tower w/ Dual-chamber Direct Airflow, USB 3.0 & Side-Panel Window [+113]
CASUPGRADE: None
CD: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)
CD2: None
CPU: Intel® Core? i5-4670 3.40 GHz 6MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1150 [-20]
CS_FAN: Default case fans
ENGRAVING: None
FA_HDD: None
FAN: Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA) (Dual Enermax Enlobal Silent High Performance 120MM Fans (Push-Pull) [+29])
FLASHMEDIA: None
FREEBIE_GLASS: None
FREEBIE_VC: None
GLASSES: None
HDD: 240GB Corsair Force GS Series SATA-III 6.0Gb/s SSD - 555MB/s Read & 525MB/s Write [+189] (Single Drive)
HDD2: None
IEEE_CARD: None
IUSB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
KEYBOARD1: AZZA Multimedia USB Gaming Keyboard [+5]
MB_SRT: None
MEMORY: 16GB (8GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory [+126] (ADATA XPG V2 [+0])
MONITOR: 24" Widescreen 1920x1080 ASUS VS247H-P LCD [+157]
MONITOR2: 24" Widescreen 1920x1080 ASUS VS247H-P LCD [+157]
MONITOR3: None
MOTHERBOARD: [CrossFireX] Gigabyte Z87-HD3 Intel Z87 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ Ultra Durable 4 Plus, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, 2 PCIe x16 (1 Gen3, 1 Ge... Read more

A:Good gaming rig?

That build does not justify the $1800 price tag at all. Are you willing to build you own PC (get components and put them together)? What games will you be playing? What resolution will you be gaming at?
 

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I am looking at this PC for gaming but I don't want to pay much and I was looking around and I was wondering if this was a OK gaming computer it has

Processor 2.80GHz AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core
RAM, standard 3GB PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM
Hard Drive details 400GB 7200RPM SATA
NVIDIA GeForce 6150 SE

I know it would need a new grphics card (I was looking at a nvida 9600 GT) but other than that is it ok
 

A:Is this a good gaming PC?

Yes but it would be better with 4 GB of Ram instead of 3 GB.
 

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Hey everyone,

I need as many opinions as possible on a budget gaming computer that doesn't need to be ultra fast. I am thinking of

CPU: AMD Athlon 64 x2 3.00GHz (or something close to that)
RAM: 4GB Corsair 800MHz DDR2
GPU: Nvidia 9800GTX or GT depending on how much money I have for it.

I am open to any sujestions to change any Item. I will be using windows xp pro.
 

A:Good Enough For Gaming

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Hi all,

I have a intel Q9505 CPU on a Intel mobo with 4gb mem (I will upgrade to 8Gb mem). I was wondering if I can just get a good video card for gaming or do you guys suggest a total new PC?
 

A:Good enough for gaming?

LGA775 is dying but if you are strapped for cash, spending $160-200 (assuming your PSU is adequate) on a card would keep you going awhile. To give you a performance reference, the Core2 Quad performs on par with the current i3's. If current gaming benchmark's of the i3 is satisfactory, then you are good for awhile. If you think you need i5 or better performance, then a new system would be recommended.
 

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I am new to PC gaming and I don't know enough to build my own. Will this PC be good enough to play new games like Fallout 4 or even GTA 5? Are the specs decent like the CPU, GPU, RAM and power supply?

https://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/Gamer_Dragon
 

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Hey,

I want to buy a new PC, I thought this was a good one, but i'm not sure. So i'm I need to know from you guys if it is a suitable PC for gaming.
The price of this PC is ? 800 or 1100 USD.
Specifications:

Cooler Master CM 690 II
600W OCZ StealthXStream II PSU
Intel Core I7 2600 (s1155, 4 x 3.4GHz (4x3.8ghz in turbo) ,5 GT/s, 8 MB, Boxed)
Gigabyte GA-PH67A-D3-B3 mainboard
ATI RADEON HD 6950 2GB GDDR5 , Direct X 11 HDMI
500GB S-ata2 7200RPM Harddisk
6 Gb kingston RAM
REALTEK 7.1 High-Definition Audio sound

Is this a good PC for this price or?

Best regards,

Broeci.
 

A:Is this a good PC for gaming?

An idea

If you go to ebuyer/newegg/scan or any major hardware etailor.com you can price up all of the parts individually. Then you could see the total and you would know if you are getting a bargain or not.

From the spec I would think that you would have a great time with gaming on that rig.

Ciao!
 

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