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#1 GC.

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 08:41 PM

I am looking at buying a Gaming PC because im tired of playing games on a laptop. I guess it is not bad because I can use my 32" LED T.V. as a screen. Anyways I want something faster and better. Here is the specs on the computer im looking at:
Main Specifications Brand CyberpowerPC Type Personal Computer Form Factor Tower Unit Dimension (DxWxH) 19.1" x 8" x 16.8" Shipping Dimension (DxWxH) 25" x 12.5" x 21.5" Unit Weight 32 lbs Shipping Weight 35 lbs Chassis Thermaltake Commander Mid-Tower Gaming Case Processor AMD FX-4100 / 3.6GHz Processor Socket Socket AM3+ Processor Main Features Turbo Core Cache Memory 4 MB L2 Cache Cache Per Processor 4 MB Motherboard AMD 760G Expansion Slots Total (Free) 1 ( 0 ) x pci express x16
2 ( 2 ) x pci express x1
1 ( 1 ) x pci
2 ( 0 ) x dimm 240-pin Interfaces 1 x keyboard - generic - 6 pin mini-DIN (PS/2 style)
1 x mouse - generic - 6 pin mini-DIN (PS/2 style)
6 x Hi-Speed USB 2.0 - 4 pin USB Type A ( 2 front, 4 rear )
1 x network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T - RJ-45
Audio
1 x VGA D-Sub
1 x Parallel Port
1 x COM port RAM 8GB DDR3 SDRAM Storage Controller Serial ATA (Serial ATA - 3.0 Gb/s) Hard Drive 1 x 1TB Standard - Serial ATA - 6.0 Gb/s Optical Storage 24 x DVD±RW Graphics Controller NVIDIA GeForce GT520 - PCI Express x 16 Video Memory 1GB Digital Video Standard DVI / VGA / HDMI Power Supply 500 Watt - AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz) Keyboard Xtreme Gear USB Keyboard Mouse Xtreme Gear USB Mouse Audio Output Sound Card - High Definition 7.1 Channel Surround Audio Networking Network Adaptor - 10/100/1000 Ethernet Operating System Provided Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year Limited Warranty & Lifetime Toll Free Tech Support Services
Technical Support E-mail: techteam@cyberpowerpc.com
Technical Support Hotline: (888) 937-5582 Country of Origin USA Extended Specification General Type Personal computer Product Form Factor Tower Width 8" Depth 19.1" Height 16.8" Weight 32 lbs Chassis Form Factor Thermaltake Commander Mid-Tower Gaming Case Processor Type AMD FX-4100 / 3.6GHz Multi-Core Technology Quad-Core 64-bit Computing yes Installed Qty 1 Max Supported Qty 1 Cache 4MB L2 Processor Main Features Turbo Core Cache Memory Type L2 Installed Size 4MB Cache Per Processor 4MB Mainboard Processor Socket Socket AM3+ Chipset Type AMD 760G RAM Installed Size 8GB / 8GB (Max) Technology DDR3 SDRAM Form Factor DIMM 240-pin Features Dual Channel Memory Architecture Configuration Features 2 x 4GB Storage Controller Type 1 x Serial ATA Controller Interface Type Serial ATA - 3.0 Gb/s Channel Qty 6 RAID Level RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10, JBOD Storage Hard Drive 1 x 1TB - standard - Serial ATA - 6.0 Gb/s - 7200 rpm Hard Drive (2nd) None Optical Storage Type 24 x DVD±RW Graphics Controller Type PCI Express x16 - plug-in card Graphics Processor NVIDIA GeForce GT520 Video Memory 1GB Digital Video Standard DVI / VGA / HDMI Audio Output Type Sound card - Integrated Sound Output Mode 7.1 Channel Surround Compliant Standards High Definition Audio Input Device Type Mouse, Keyboard Keyboard Interface USB Mouse Interface USB Networking Networking Network Adapter - Integrated Data Link Protocol 10/100/1000 Ethernet Expansion / Connectivity Expansion Bays Total (Free) 3 ( 2 ) x front accessible - 5.25" | 1 ( 1 ) x front accessible - 3.5" | 5 ( 4 ) x internal - 3.5" | 1 (1) x internal - 2.5" Expansion Slots Total (Free) 1 ( 0 ) x pci express x16 | 2 ( 2 ) x pci express x1 | 1 ( 1 ) x pci | 2 ( 0 ) x dimm 240-pin Interfaces 1 x keyboard - generic - 6 pin mini-DIN (PS/2 style) | 1 x mouse - generic - 6 pin mini-DIN (PS/2 style) | 6 x Hi-Speed USB 2.0 - 4 pin USB Type A ( 2 front, 4 rear ) | 1 x network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T - RJ-45 | Audio | 1 x VGA D-Sub | 1 x Parallel Port | 1 x COM port file:///C:%5CUsers%5Csakir%5CAppData%5CLocal%5CTemp%5Cmsohtmlclip1%5C01%5Cclip_image002.png Power file:///C:%5CUsers%5Csakir%5CAppData%5CLocal%5CTemp%5Cmsohtmlclip1%5C01%5Cclip_image002.png Device Type Power Supply Voltage Required AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz) Power Provided 500 Watt Operating System / Software OS Preinstalled Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition Software Microsoft Office 2010 Starter Edition Manufacturer Warranty Service & Support 1 Year Limited Warranty & Lifetime Toll Free Tech Support Services Service & Support Details
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Thank you for looking at my post and please leave a comment or leave a link to something that is better. My budget is $900, but I like this one because it looks good but not expensive. Also this ties into a comment, leave a comment that tells me if the computer is good or not. Thank you, bye :D!
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Posted 17 July 2012 - 07:34 AM

You don't want anything from the FX series for gaming, anything sandy bridge will destroy it clock for clock. Also, a 520 is a terrible card for gaming. I can come up with something much better for that price as soon as I get a bit of free time at work.
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Posted 17 July 2012 - 11:48 AM

So I came up with a parts lists that includes an i3-2120, which destroys the fx in single and dual threaded aps (games), and an AMD 7770 video card, which makes a 520 look like the integrated graphics from a P4 along with the same case, same wattage, but probably higher quality power supply, same ram, etc. Parts price is right at $700. I can post the parts list if you want to make it yourself, or I can make it for 10%+ shipping.
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Posted 20 July 2012 - 10:12 AM

Since im a "Lazy" gamer (I am not fat i weigh 92 lbs and im 14), I would prefer if you would please look at some of these computers and tell me what you think. I am buying with Amazon.com because I don't trust Best Buy and Walmart crap, and Fry's usually are a bit more pricey.

Here are The links to other computers im looking at:

http://www.amazon.co...words=gaming pc

http://www.amazon.co...words=gaming pc

^^ These 2 are the cheapest.

http://www.amazon.co...words=gaming pc

I don't know about alienware. You can tell me about that.

http://www.amazon.co...words=gaming pc

^^This one looks cool, but usually cool means crappy.


So please tell me which one is the best. Keep in mind I am not a fan of Alienware because it's expensive, but I can work with it, I guess.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 10:51 AM

Honestly, they're all pretty terrible. You'd be much better off buying the parts off newegg and putting one together yourself. I'd be more than happy to put together a list for you with links and everything.
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Posted 20 July 2012 - 03:45 PM

would you?
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Posted 20 July 2012 - 04:34 PM

Absolutely.
Here's what I've come up with:
Intel Core i3-2120 Beats everything but the i5 in the alienware, and for gaming you won't be able to tell the difference.
ASRock 1155 Motherboard A full ATX board, has two PCIe x16 slots in case you want to crossfire or sli later on, and 4 ram slots, so you have room to upgrade. Doesn't appear any of the ones you listed have this.
Pareema 2x 4GB sticks of RAM More than enough for gaming. You could actually get away with 4GB easily, but I wanted to match what they had.
MSI Radeon 7770 Nice fast GDDR5 VRAM, a high factory overclock with plenty of room left still, and crossfire ready. All the other video cards put together would probably fall short of this one.
Silverstone 500w Power Supply Very high quality power supply, again crossfire ready. You never want to skimp on power supplies, a cheap one can destroy everything else in your computer, and even light on fire.
1TB Seagate 7200RPM Hard Drive Not much to say on this. Same speed as the other hard drives, plenty of space, seagate is generally very reliable.
Samsung Combo Drive CD and DVD drive. These are very basic, not any real difference between them.
Windows 7 Home Premium OEM Just a copy of windows.
Antec Three Hundred High quality case, good airflow, easy to work with.

I didn't include a keyboard and mouse. Each can be had for under $10 for what's provided with those computers, but you might want to consider spending a bit more for better stuff.

A few notes:
You can replace the 2120 with a 2100 to save five dollars if you really want. There won't be much of a difference for gaming.
If you want to go with 4GB RAM instead, this is about $20 cheaper.
If you never ever want to crossfire, and want to get a cheaper card, you can pick up a 7750 or, for even cheaper, a 6670 with GDDR5. Do not get one with DDR3 video ram.
If you do decide not to crossfire, you can get this motherboard and this power supply instead.
The Antec Three Hundred is a great case, but if it's not your style or you want something cheaper, any ATX case will work.

If you have any other questions, feel free to ask. :)
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Posted 20 July 2012 - 05:16 PM

Hey when I get the money, I will pay you through paypal and if you could build it all up and ill pay for shipping.
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Posted 20 July 2012 - 05:23 PM

Sure, if you don't want to build it yourself. Remember I charge 10% of material cost though.
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Posted 22 July 2012 - 12:17 PM

Wait, or may you send a link of a good gaming pc. Please look at Amazon first because I tend to like them better.
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Posted 22 July 2012 - 12:23 PM

For a gaming computer, I never suggest buying a premade one
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Posted 22 July 2012 - 08:15 PM

well... May you look for a good computer please. I really need one that is good for gaming. I really like games of of steam but they require 2.6 ghz and i have crap for that. I also am broke so this is going to take a while. I am also getting a job once I can. I will apply for one once im 15 and a 1/2 im 14 right now. Soo this isn't a great thing... At all. So please look for something good. :D
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Posted 22 July 2012 - 08:24 PM

Ah, if it's going to be a year and a half, it's best that you wait until it gets closer as there will be one or two new generations of hardware in that time. I suggest aiming for $600 and then seeing what's out at the time, prices could go down a lot.
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Posted 22 July 2012 - 08:44 PM

ok thank you :D!
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Posted 22 July 2012 - 08:46 PM

You're welcome. :)

Feel free to stick around the forum, maybe you can pick up some information along the way. :)
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