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can you tell me if this is a good gaming comp

Q: can you tell me if this is a good gaming comp

can you tell me if this is a good gaming comp and a good comp overall for like playing battlefield 2 and other games and is my powersupply and case going to work and will i be able to replace the powersupply in the case with the one i am going to buy

here it is

Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103547

Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813127221

Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820141212

hardrive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822135106

dvdplayer
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16827131410

videocard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814127187

soundcard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16829102175

powersupply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817103457

case
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1185224&CatId=1509

1389 without shipping

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Hi,

I am really unsure if this is the right section or not, but I really need to know if this is a good laptop and I am getting my moneys worth. Again if this is the wrong section PLEASE move.

BTW: This is a laptop.

I might be purchasing the following for $800, LMK wut u think.

Dell Inspiron 5150 Laptop:

Pentium 4 Processor 3.06 GHZ
Upgraded Liquid Crystal Display with ultra high resolution options
1.25 GB Kingston RAM, upgradable to 2GB
64MB ATI Radeon 9000 Mobility Video Card
60GB Harddrive
DVD-RW

So we're looking at basically 1 gig ram, 3GHZ

The whole comp itself is basically upgraded to all ends. The screen does look really nice as it is a liquid display.

The RAM is very high for a laptop and the processor beats the doors off most of the previous comps which I have had (2.39GHZ)

I am getting a laptop because I travel mostly. I also game alot.

I know the video card isnt best for high end games but I play a game called Diablo mostly which requires next to nothing, altho I will replace the video card soon. How much would it cost to upgrade to a decent one do u think?

So I think its a pretty fast system, good deal?

A:Good Deal/Good Comp? (Laptop)

i dont really compare laptop prices but the prices seems pretty good to me. that is one power laptop in my opinion. way faster than mine.

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kk well got this comp about a year or 2 ago and havnt really put anything into it at all sept some fans and video cards. But now I am starting to notice how slow my comp is and wanting to speed everything up quite a bit. Im not as much into hardware as I am with software so bare with me on that. I got the cash but not enough to go crazy with. I just wanna know what i should be upgrading first and formost to get my comp sped up and running at better fps in games and such. What is most important to be upgraded first and what is least important, Also asking for suggestions on upgrades if possible =D.

AMD Athlon XP 2600+
2.13 GHz
512 MB of RAM
ATI RADEON X850 PRO 256 AGP
MOB: Micro-Star LTD MS-6390 3PCI 1AGPv2.0
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
250W power supply

Also should i be worried about running x850 on only 250Watt power supply?

Thanks for the feedback all!
 

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Alright, we, as a family are getting a new computer before 07 ends, and for once, I'd like to have a decent computer for gaming.

Anyway, with games made these, days how many are actually for/put onto mac? Any of the popular ones? Would I be able to find mac games in walmart, or these days, do games just work for both OS's? I'm highly unexperienced with new macs, the closest thing I know about is those old, huge macs from the 90's.

I also heard that when used for gaming, a mac's specs are more powerful than a PC's?

Like, for example. 800mhz Mac = 1.5ghz PC? Equal or greater to?

Any help with this decision is greatly appreciated, thanks.
 

A:Getting a new comp - PC or Mac for gaming?

Most games are designed for PC's. Some of the more heavily developed engines are cross-platform, but the majority are designed for PC's, as well as newer gaming hardware, like new video cards. If you are seriously interested in gaming, I would go with a PC, but if you really want a mac, you can, a lot of new games are available for it, as shown here. And places like Wal-Mart would probably have them for sale, probably in a separate Mac section, or any store that sells Mac's.
 

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Please don't tell me to build my computer, aside from that, I don't care if you whip me cause of my stupidity.

I have a 1k budget, but I think if it's a major improve I can squeeze maybe an extra 50 bucks into it. I also plan to OC the processor to 4.0GHZ.

http://www.ibuypower.com/ibp/Store/Configurator.aspx?mid=72&c=1774923
 

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Ok here is the deal, I am wanting to buy a computer that will be able to keep up for several years. This is the spec list I am looking at right now:

Intel® Core™2 Q9450 (12MB,2.66GHz, 1333FSB)

4GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1333MHz - 4 DIMMs

nVidia GeForce 9800GX2 1024MB

750GB - Seagate 7200RPM, SATA 3.0Gb/s, 16MB Cache
Dual Drives: 16x DVD-ROM Drive +
Sound Blaster® X-Fi™ XtremeGamer (D) Sound Card

This system should provide many years of serious gaming shouldn't it ?

Thanks in advance.
 

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Im building a gaming computer, with a budget. I wanted some input on the part i chose.

Motherboard

ASUS M3A78-T AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail 150$

Processor
AMD Phenom 9600 Agena 2.3GHz Socket AM2+ 95W Quad-Core Processor Model HD960ZWCGDBOX - Retail 120$

RAM
CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X4096-8500C5D - Retail 40$ after rebate

Video Card
VisionTek 900244 Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail 255$

Power Supply

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail 120$

Hard Drive

I'm not too sure about a hard drive i would appreciate any suggestions.

Please comment on the hardware i am intending on using. If you think i chose the right one, please let me know if I can get any better deals anywhere.

Thanks,
Neil
 

A:New Gaming Comp

Neil,
here in the US the $ goes before the dollar amount like this... $120
 

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i used to think my comp was pretty good untill i bought starcraft 2 and couldnt play any of the campaign videos, doesnt make anysense to me since i can play COD MW2 easily with no problems, and i thought that woulda been better then SC2. So please tell me if my comp is any good or not, or even y i might not be able to play those vids

System info
Model: Inspiron 545
Processor: Intell Core2 Quad CPU Q9400 @ 2.66GHz 2.66GHz
RAM: 8.00 GB
System Type: Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Operating System
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Video Card: NVIDIA geForce GT 220
Monitor: Generic PnP Monitor
Memory: 1TB (have about 600GB unused still)

if theres anything else u want to know just ask me and ill tell u

thanks for all the help everyone

P.S. - i was thinking about overclocking my comp, should i/can i?? dun know but much about overclocking but i am open to learn how
 

A:Is my comp any good?

The GT220 is your bottleneck. That's a budget card and thrown in a lot of these prebuilt systems.
 

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Hey, I am building myself another computer, and i wanted to know what you guys thought of it. I'm mostly wanting a game computer. I dont want to spend over 500 on it, so its not going to be godly. lol :grinthumb . Here's the specs

Case
ASPIRE X-Dreamer II (already have)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811144026

Power Supply
ATRIX PSCI-500BLK ATX12V 500W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16817192002

Processor
Intel Pentium 4 "2.0 GHz"(already have)

Motherboard
Gigabyte GA-8I848P-G
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16813128242

Memory
CORSAIR ValueSelect 512MB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16820145026

Video Card *also bought a 10$ fan for the video card*
eVGA Geforce 6600GT 128MB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16814130220

Hard Drive (already have)
Western Digital Caviar SE WD800JB 80GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822144122

I also have some spare cd-rw's and a dvd burner i will be putting into it. Do you think that this computer will give me a pretty good gaming machine? I will be playing games such as Doom 3, World of Warcraft, F.E.A.R., ect.. I just want to have pretty good graphics :approve: , without the lagging :knock: . If you would, please help me out with this. All advice is welcomed. Thank you! :wave:
 

A:Good Comp?

Im not sure about that power supply
the video card? you can easily do better with a 6800
and i do hope your mobo (socket 478) is compatible with your current cpu
uipgrading the cpu isnt that expensive, you can get 2.4 ghtz
 

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getting ready to build my first comp. I only need it for 2 yrs then i am going to build a dream machine. I think it wil be able to handle half-life 2 without lagging because of procesor. I am thinking of over clocking it when i get it. How much should i over clock it. What type of cooling do i need. Fans, how many. It is an Athlon xp 2700+ and a Soltek Sl-kt600 board, suggestions? Mega budget pc. might take a while to respond because i only can go on the internet at school thanx!!
 

A:Is this a good comp.

nope, athlons xp's are ancient history man, if you can try and get an athlon 64 for better future proofing, for the best, wait a while for the nforce4 motherboard for pci-express support.
 

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Whats up guys as you can see im a new to PC gaming. Im ready to buy a gaming computer but wanted to know if it is really necessary to spend the extra money for a dual processing card (i was gonna go with the AMD anthlon 64 X2 4200) Will this make a impresive improvment in the gaming perfomance of the comp? Im not into multitasking. The computer will be more for gaming or surfing the web and a little music downloading. It will have the NVidia nforce 4 sli chipstet MB w/ dual 16x pci express and (2) NVidia Geforce 6800 xt 256mb DDR3 Powered by Xmdia. What Processor would you recomend. Mater of fact its Cyberpowerinc's Gamer Ultra SLI Elite computer its in the new "Computer Shopper" magazine on page 40. All answer will be appreciated.
 

A:Gaming Comp Processor Q

hi

if you are only going to use it for gaming then there is no need to buy a dual core CPU (yet, eventually all games will probably be coded for multicores)
So you are probably better of getting a FX-55/57... if you can afford it of course.

Personally I bought a dual core, though I am a gamer, I thought that the processor would stay with me for a while so wanted to make it future "proof" (if there is such a thing) also my thoughts was also that there is always something else, apart from the game, using up processing power like teamspeak etc so it is still a good idea to have dual core.

But back to your original question, no it wont make any difference to the actual game
 

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Yes i do realize this is a repost and im deeply sorry, but i could not find answers anywhere else when it was too late.

In WoW, I'm getting very little FPS in Dalaran. Need video improvement

System:
Microsoft Windows XP
Home Edition
Version 2002
Service Pack 2
Emachines
T5010
Intel(R)
Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.93 GHz
2.93 GHz, 504 MB of Ram

I was recommended http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814187041
It's now unavailable, but i recall Geforce 8400 being in the name.
I think it was a 256mb video card, am i only limited to that, or can i go find something else with Geforce 8400 in the name with more memory and better stats and be able to equip it into by computer?
 

A:Old Comp, need gaming improvement

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256 MB video memory makes no difference for WoW (if you don't play on 1920x1200 resolutions). That card will improve your performance quite much. And it isn't unavailable, BTW.
 

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hey im wanting to upgrade my current computer. i was thinking about getting:

EVGA 256-P2-N751-TR GeForce 8600 GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card - Retail Link:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130085

and

Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 Wolfdale 2.53GHz 3MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Retail Link:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115052

so my question is what new motherboard should i get? I already have 2x 512mb sticks of ram but i would like a total of 2-3 gigs of ram. So if you could help me out by telling what is a good mobo and some ram that would be greatly appreciated. I would like to keep the price not to expensive. if possible under $120.

Thanks for your time.
 

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Title says it all. I have no idea what would be the best for the price.
I don't even know if i should go AMD or Intel. (i was thinking intel i5?)
Help.
that budget is for everything except monitor, mouse, keyboard.
Idk if i'll need a sound card but that's your suggestion.
I have a 600W power supply so i don't think i'll need a new one (i bought this bout 1 year ago works fine) but if you think ill need more put in suggestion please.

My first (and probably last) build so let it be something that will last please
 

A:Help me make the best gaming comp for 750-900

Your last thread was better.
 

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Hi everyone. So I've had this problem for quite a while now. Tried quite a few different things but mainly just living with it at this point. Getting this out there to see if anyone might have some ideas as to what the culprit is.

PC specs:
Intel Core Duo 2.7ghz
3gig ram
Windows XP (with sp3)
Nvidia Geforce 9600GT

PC was custom built myself a few years ago. At the time I made sure the power supply was sufficient to run everything well. (But i'm not convinced that its not the problem)

On to the Issue. It only happens while playing a game.

At seemingly random times, my textures in game will go bonkers, sometimes buildings will turn bright white and other strange translucent colors, sometimes weird textures will appear randomly everywhere. such as a 2D image of a building or character just sitting on the ground somewhere, replacing the ground texture. It's quite a trippy experience to say the least.

This problem I can remedy everytime by opening the video settings and changing my texture quality. I usually go back and forth between low and medium as the problem presents itself.

While this is slightly annoying the real problem is that randomly (sometimes once every two days and sometimes twice in twenty minutes) my computer will freeze completely and can only be fixed with a reboot. This occurs differently depending on the game and other unkown factors. Sometimes I'm able to remain on skype with my friend and talk to him about how stupid it is that my PC j... Read more

A:Comp crash during gaming

do you have your video card under warranty? if so, change to another card if possible.also, your card is hot, and you could bring down the temp a lot. also, the 2nd to last posthere by adamantforce may help?

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I am currently on a low budget and this is what i came up with for a new machine. Here are the current spec's.

Case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16811156063

PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16817104954

Hard Drive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16822144417

Video Card:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16814130056

Ram:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16820150053
OR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145566

Motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16813128017
OR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16813131032

CPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16819115005

Fan/heatsink:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16835185038

I am not sure about which ram would be better thats why i listed both. I am unsure about the ram voltage difference because the standard is 1.8. Also my budget is around 750 U.S Dollars. Also not sure if the fan/heatsink I chose is the best choose. Feel free to tweek this build.
 

A:Building a gaming comp for about 750$

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Ive decided to give up on my old computer and give it to my parents..can someone help me find a GOOD desktop PC on Newegg.com(or if not newegg anywhere is fine!) for 650$ and less..please please!! Btw, im using it probably mostly for gaming and entertainment!

Edit: i was looking at best buy.. hows this computer? http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage...ategoryId=pcmcat103700050049&id=1165610936534
 

A:Please help me find a Good Comp!

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Looking for some good games that would work well, no slowing down, with this computer:
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X 2 Dual-Core Processor 1.9 GHZ
Memory: 2 GB
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon X1200
This is also a laptop computer.
Both free games and commercial games.
 

A:What are some good games for this comp?

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I recently installed Halo:Combat Evolved and Doom 3 on my computer which I thought was pretty good and would run games really well. Unfortunately, I have to run Doom 3 on 640 resolution and Halo on 800, disabling high quality textures and shadowing, etc. Even then they are still really choppy. I have a P4 2.8 Ghz, Windows xp pro, 512 RAM, 800 Mhz FSB, GeForce FX 5600 128 Mb video card, and plenty of hard drive space. It's really annoying that I paid about a thousand dollars for it and it has really crappy quality. Please send help before I put my head through my monitor. Thanks.
 

A:good comp, bad quality.

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Hi all,

First off:

Athlon XP 1700
512Mb PC-133 SDRAM
WinXP Prof
DX 9.0
Geforce4 Ti4200 128Mb(Driver 4.1.0.9, 11/18/2002)
Dell 17" monitor, little old...

First, the problem in the subject, then something else.

Ok, within the last week, if I play a full screen game, any game, my computer will seem to go into sleep mode after 1-2 minutes. The monitor powers down, the sound goes off, but the comp doesn't turn off completely. It will stay running fine all day in windows, but as soon as I fire up a game... poof.

So far, I've upgraded from dx 8.1 to 9.0, and updated my video card drivers to the latest version.

My other problem is that I cannot run my processor at full speed. If I turn it up to full, and again, try to play a game, my computer will lock. There will be a split second of static in the sound, and the screen is just froze.

I don't know if there's a connection, but does this sound familiar to anyone?


Thanks in advance.

A:When gaming, comp seems to go to sleep after 1-2 mins

Hi,

what temps your machine running at. It could be a oerheating problem if the CPU is faulty.



Dz

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Sorry about this late reply, I have a work schedule that sometimes keeps me away from a few days up to a couple weeks. I have not done the scan yet ( I just checked my email) but will do it if ok. Ill wait to see if you want me to do it or not ...will check my mail every hour or so. Thanks for all your help and sorry about the delay.

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building a comp for a friend, doesnt have too much money
http://frontiernet.net/~unholyknights/computer/andycomp.html
tell me what you think
 

A:building a budget gaming comp

bump bump bump
 

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It didn't do that the first 2 years i 3 yeas i built it. It is 4 yrs old
On my other comp while im gamming everything is just fine and dandy untill about a few min later it shuts down. i try to turn it back on but it shuts down in a few secs again. When it off for about 5min i turn it back on and check the bios. it says the cpu temp is 130 F and the MB temp is 77 F. i had a new asus video card before the latest but it burnt up and i got a cheaper one. Some times it cuts off while i am on the comp doing nothing.
My OS is xp
i have AMD anthlon64 1.8GHz
Geforce 2 MX 400 64MB
and 2 fans in it. one came installed on the case and the other is on the cpu.

Please tell me solution i wnat my games back. and it dose it with all my games (starcraft, warcraft 3, doom 3, Knights online, maple story, Elder scrolls 3)
 

A:Computer shuts down while gaming (other comp)

you need more/better cooling on that pc
 

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i have 3 processors!i am a bit stuck on which processor would be my best bet to build a good gaming computer with,they might be old but i reckon i could use one of them as i need to watch my pennys!il start with the newest to the oldest.i have no mobo's and need some advice on a good mobo and some good hardware,as i have 2 40gb hard drives and an old phillips cd/dvd burner!should i buy local in ireland or does it matter?does anyone know of some really good websites that sell comp parts.

1. intel Pentium 4 531 SL8HZ MALAY 3.00GHZ/1M/800/04A
2.Intel Pentium 4 2.80 GHZ/1M/800/04A SL7PR MALAY
3.Intel Pentium 4 2001,2.66ghz/512/533,sl6pe china

I think its between 1 and 2 and i think 1 would be the strongest and fastest but i need some advice!thanks alot!
 

A:Which processor and mobo for gaming comp?

Its likely the first one, as has the highest clock speed. However, none of them are really going to be very useful for gaming on all the very oldest of games.

Some more information is required on the sorts of games you wish to play before even spending some money, as what your hoping for might not be possible for the budget you have in mind.

Buying in Ireland, or online is fine.
 

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I have an ASUS NZXT gaming computer and a simple View Sonic monitor.

The monitor is connected to the computer properly, yet every time I manage to get the computer turned on, the monitor reads, "No signal."

The computer sometimes


will not even come on and I have to toy around with the voltage switch (116,230; 116 usually works) and hold the power button to get it to work. Even so, the monitor is not recognizing the computer. When the computer is on, even when it's not recognized, the computer will shut on and off by itself.

I bought a new DVI cord thinking that would solve the problem, but to no avail.

I recently moved so I'm wondering was the computer messed up during the move?
 

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ok as of now i have a
gateway performance pc
p3 processor
128mb ram
12 gig hard drive
voodoo3 grafix card (omg this thing sucks)

i want to be able to play jedi knight 2, max payne, and medal of honor correctly. as of now i get major lags, colors off, blending, and the textures just dont seem right in the game. its just sooooo slow.

please tell me what i should do to upgrade my pc to make it helluvalot better than it is now. cost is a problem, but dont worry about it unless you have a killer deal somewhere. please help guys
 

A:Help with making my comp gaming heaven!!!

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Hey guys,

I'm seriously contemplating buying this computer I built off a website named www.mwave.com.au but I need to know what you guys think. The total cost is $1,344.41 with an extra 26$ for home delivery + next day shipping.

Specs:
• Cooler Master HAF 912 Advanced

• Intel Core i7 2600 Processor

• Gigabyte GA-H61M-D2P-B3 - B3 Stepping - Micro ATX

• G.Skill Ripjaws-X 8GB(2x 4GB) Memory Kit

• XFX Radeon HD 6870 - 1024MB 256-bit DDR5 RAM

• Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 - 500GB

• LG 22x DVD Burner

• Cooler Master GX Series 750W Power Supply

• Cooler Master 120mm Silent Fan - RED

• Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium - SP1 - 64-Bit

• United Electrical Onsite for 1 Year Warranty - Up to $3,000
 

A:Are these decent specs for a gaming comp?

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Alright, so I'm a college student and between work-study and the occasional random job, I've got a bit of extra cash that I don't immediately need to throw at tuition, so I figured it's about time for a computer upgrade. My troubleshooting thread here ended with the conclusion that my old comp's hard drive is shot, and as my graphics card could probably use an upgrade too, I figured I might as well get a new system.

Price Range: Obviously, the target would be around 1000 bucks. I could probably stretch to around 1200ish and of course if I waited a bit longer, I'd have more money. But... waiting sucks.

My old system:

500 gb hard drive
4 gb DDR2
Pentium E2220 (C) 2.4 GHz (65W)
GeForce 8600 GT OC
vista 32-bit

What I'm lookin for:

A gaming computer. I don't need the computer for any whips and jingles, id est Blu-ray, DVD burner, webcam... whatever the young folks are up to these days. I just want to game. I've looked around at Best Buy and newegg, but I don't feel as comfortable as I used to shopping for computers. The only thing I've really been playing intensively latey is League of Legends, which I can play on low settings on my current rig. However, I'm probably going to pick up Dragon Age: Origins soon and of course, there's a lot of pretty graphically intensive games coming out soon with Christmas approaching.

Basically, I want a computer that I won't have to worry about upgrading for a while, but ... Read more

A:Gaming Comp for around 1000 bucks?

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Hi all. Our 5 - 6 year old HP pavilion a250n just decided to die on us, and rather than try and fix the issue, it's smarter to just go out and buy a new computer.

We've got a toshiba modem and a linksys router, as well as one wireless HP printer and one HP psc 2210 that does not have wireless capabilites, as it is also a good 6 years old. Our moniter is a Kogi (some way offbrand, which is also 6 years but running strong.) We also have a backup power supply to protect from surges, can't think of the brand off the top of my head.

We'll need Windows because we have 3 zunes in the house, and need to run adobe illustrator. We've had XP for the last 6 years, and we're comfortable with XP, but from what I hear it's smarter to upgrade to Vista.

Which in upgrading to Vista I know that we would need more RAM. We currently have two 512 sticks of DDR2, so if we could find a computer running with DDR2 would it be smart to maybe stick with a lower amount of ram on the new comp and just put in that extra gb?

For the size of the harddrive, we don't really have anything TOO big. We do have a lot of pictures and music, more than the average household, but a small hard drive would be sufficient. However, is it smarter to just get a large hard drive right off the bat, or maybe buy an external hard drive and stick with a smaller hard drive?

Pentium or AMD processor? Dual core, or quad core? Is there a difference?

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A:Buying New Comp - What are good specs?

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http://pcu.co.nz/store/product.php?product=2471

Any questions about my comp, just ask.
 

A:This video card any good for my comp?

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I know my computer meets the minimum requirements, but minimum requirements don't mean jack. If you just meet the minimum requirements, odds are it won't run efficiently. So I'm wondering, do you think my computer has what it takes to upgrade to Windows 7?

Here are my specs

System Manufacturer TOSHIBA Model Satellite A215 Total amount of system memory 2.00 GB RAM System type 32-bit operating system Number of processor cores 2 64-bit capable Yes Storage Total size of hard disk(s) 231 GB Disk partition (C 113 GB Free (231 GB Total) Media drive (D CD/DVD Graphics Display adapter type ATI Radeon X1200 Total available graphics memory 831 MB Dedicated graphics memory 128 MB Dedicated system memory 0 MB Shared system memory 703 MB Display adapter driver version 8.371.0.0 Primary monitor resolution 1280x800 DirectX version DirectX 9.0 or better Network Network Adapter Realtek RTL8101E Family PCI-E Fast Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.0) Network Adapter Atheros AR5007EG Wireless Network Adapter Network Adapter Microsoft Tun Miniport Adapter

A:Is my comp. good enough to upgrade to Windows 7?

Sorry about the format. It was nice and spaced out, but once I submitted it blobbed it all together and made a paragraph. Funny how the smileys were made by ( C: )

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OK ALL !! HERE IS THE CONTEST !!!

Objective : List the best componints for a computer that would run a high required game like EverQuest. Your MAX price should be about 500$. Make sure all componints work together for the max preformance.

PRIZE : My thanks. Sorry to the people who thought the might actually win something from my poor @$$ LOL. If you dont want to waist your time then no problem =P

Post all things on this thread. The reason for this if you already havent heard, I want to play EverQuest again with out the lag fest.

SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL THAT POST
 

A:GAMING COMP BUILDING CONTEST(kinda)

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Hi all. Hope one of yahs can help me out.

2 wenesdays ago I constructed my first comp, and to my amazement I managed to put it together flawlessly.

I'm a heavy gamer. Lots of FPS, and WoW. I play around 3-10 hours a, day depending on the day.

This morning I wake up and boot up my comp. Everything is fine. I log into World of Warcraft and play for around 5 minutes before suddenly my comp just shuts down. Almost like as if someone pushed the power button.

I'm thinking "WTF?", so I check my monitor and speakers and sure enough they are powered on, and responding. I tried to turn the comp back and on and nothing happened. I checked inside the tower and the motherboard LED light is on. The orange enet light is also on.

At the moment I don't have the hardware to test swap (I will on monday). I was hoping that some of you may have overcome this problem before. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

Here are my comp parts in case they may help.

MB Asus P5ND2-SLI NF4SLI 775
VGA Asus N EN6800GT/2DT/256MB R
CPU INTEL P4 630 800M LGA775 2M R
MEM 1GX2 Corsair VS2GBKIT667D2 R
HD 250G WD 7200 SATA2 16MB WD2500KS
DVD BURNER PLXTOR PX-740A
Liminator Case with 550W PS
 

A:My new comp shut down while gaming, won't turn back on!

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Check all cables/connections etc.

Try a different psu. If that doesn`t help, then it`s probably the mobo or cpu that`s died.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
 

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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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Will a pc with the following specs be good for gaming:
CPU: AMD Athlon II x2 245 2.9ghz dualcore;
GPU: Nvidia Geforce 9500 GT 512mb ddr3;
RAM: 4gig ddr2 800mhz;
PSU: 400 watts

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A:Pc good for gaming?

Decent, 9500 GT is a bit weak for modern gaming though. Also, the 400W power supply has to be of high quality to really be enough for that. Corsair, OCZ, Enermax, Seasonic, Silverstone, PC Power & cooling...

With regards to the graphics card, you may want to wait a few months for the Radeon 5xxx series, they should be cheaper per performance, more energy efficient, and will have DX 11 capability...
 

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I am about to buy a new computer, but it would have to be a pretty good gamer pc. Would this computer, with this video card in the available agp port be sufficient? Tell me what you think. Thanks!
 

A:good for gaming?

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HI ALL
I WANT a gaming pc but i dont wanna spend over 3k australian dollars I want a good video card like nvidia 6800 or radeon x800 whichever is cheaper and better im getting the Z-5500 5.1 speakers (logitech) and A good sound card wherether it be audigy or xfi xtreme music dont care. 19inch monitor and 1GB or more ram SO yeh any ideas on what i sould get cause im guessing all the stuff besides the monitor and speakers SHOULD I GET INTEL OR AMD INTEL DUAL CORE OR PENTIUM 4 which one just give me any recommandations. IM also getting the pc case made by nzxt called the NEMESIS ELITE in black or white whithout psu so i can GET a decent one ! LOL

bcurko
 

A:Want a good gaming pc

Make sure your "caps lock" is turned off before creating another thread. Thank you.
 

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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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Mega special 2I dont know if it will change for you but i am going to get a Nvidia 560 Ti EVGA overclocked and a i5 2500k instead of a i7 2600k and a Nvidia 550 Ti
 

A:New gaming Rig is t a good one?

Good swap on those components - put the money where the gaming performance is.

Also consider the 10% OC option for only $19 unless you plan to OC yourself - a cheap upgrade, although it may affect other choices.

The CoolerMaster HAF 912CoolerMaster HAF 912 is reported to run hot. You might want to consider another case. Or at least go for the case fan upgrade for $9 if it has places for more fans.

Under Optical Drive you have not checked the free upgrade to the ASUS Blu-Ray reader DVDRW combo drive

No operating system checked. Are you going to install some software you already have?

Looks like you will have a nice gaming system.
 

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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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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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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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Hi,

I'm looking for a decent monitor for playing PC games. Unfortunately the budget for it is no more than $250. I realize I'm going to have to make compromises. But was curious to see what you would recommend?

Thanks for all your help!

JFresh
 

A:Good $250 and under LCD for gaming?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16824161025
i have that monitor and it seems to have a great picture to me
i dont see any problems with it
check out newegg.com for other deals too you can probably find an even better one fo your budget
 

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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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Hello!

I want to buy a new gaming PC, and I was looking around for something good. Someone recommended me this build:

Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3
Fan: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003
Graphic card: Asus GTX760-DC2OC-2GD5
PSU: XFX TS Series 550W
HDD: Corsair Vengeance - DDR3
Processor: AMD Black Edition - AMD FX 6350

I'll have to pay around 873 euros for this PC. This includes Windows 7, 1 year warranty, anti virus (Bullguard Anti Virus), and a Sharkoon gaming set (keyboard and mouse).

Is this worth it? Can I play games like League of Legends with no lag? Is it a good pc for its price?? Any advice is much appreciated since I don't have that much knowledge on PCs. I thank you in advance for helping me!
 

A:Will this be a good gaming PC?

Well that price translates to about 1200 US dollars. IMO you can build a much better pc for that price. I would check out TS's PC buying guide. Their enthusiast level machine seems like a much better deal than the one you posted. Check it out here: http://www.techspot.com/guides/buying/page4.html

Minus the sound card and maybe a cheaper case it is about the same price as the one you posted.

Cheers
 

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Im building a gaming PC at the moment and i have got this case: Casecom Black Midi Tower Case - Cheap at Ebuyer! and this is the PSU im gona be buying : CIT 750W Dual 12V Rail 12cm Fan PSU - 2x SATA 1x PCI-E - Ebuyer as this has 7 molex as well as 2 SATA which i need only thing i was worried about was the fan it has on top of the PSU will it be ok and not over heat as the PSU sits at the top of the case covering it. Also soes it seem like an ok PSU for price. Thanks for any help you can give.

A:Is This PSU good enough for a gaming rig?

The PSU needs to be mounted so that the fan is underneath and not on top. That way, it pulls the warm air from within the case and vents it away from your system through the PSU, with the air exiting your system through the grid of holes on its rear panel.

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