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Tiguar
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re: Somebody build me a gaming pc

its just to give an idea, any build guide is just that, a guide.

chances are if youre spending more than 12-1400 on a gaming build and youre not video editing, youre wasting dosh.


Drewbie
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re: Somebody build me a gaming pc
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Lookin to spend around $2k.


You really don't have to spend that much. I spent $933 and still haven't found a game I can't run on max settings.


Wooly
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re: Somebody build me a gaming pc
i was wondering about this too.

wondering what i would be spending for a beginner gaming pc, and can i play using a controller?

whats the benefits of playing on PC?

should you only use it for gaming?


Drewbie
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and can i play using a controller?
Yes. Some games you may have to download a program to use one, but if you have a wired Xbox 360 controller, you just plug it into a USB slot and configure it. Pretty easy. But honestly, I used my controller when I first started playing ME3 on the computer, but now I just use the keyboard and mouse. It's the better option once you get used to it.
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Tiguar
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whats the benefits of playing on PC?


mods

selection

graphics

you can play some games with a controller. I can only play FFXI with a controller. But, most games are designed for keyboard/mouse and honestly once you get used to it, its vastly superior to controller for most games (action/fps/moba).


jefforize
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re: Somebody build me a gaming pc
Lol

Lol

Lol


Wow


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bluebarracuda
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re: Somebody build me a gaming pc
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chances are if youre spending more than 12-1400 on a gaming build and youre not video editing, youre wasting dosh.


Obviously don't have high res monitors


Tiguar
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re: Somebody build me a gaming pc
I stand by my statement of that being a waste of dosh until prices lower.


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Tigermite
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re: Somebody build me a gaming pc
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take a look there as well.


Pretty cool site. An Enthusiast level setup would be about what im lookin for


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Tigermite
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re: Somebody build me a gaming pc
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chances are if youre spending more than 12-1400 on a gaming build and youre not video editing, youre wasting dosh.


Something ive always wanted to learn how to do


bluebarracuda
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re: Somebody build me a gaming pc
Is a monitor needed in the $2k budget?


Wooly
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re: Somebody build me a gaming pc
think ill just stick with consol gaming, im not enough of a hardcore gamer to even notice the difference.


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Tigermite
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re: Somebody build me a gaming pc
Nah. Planning on adding that later


Tiguar
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re: Somebody build me a gaming pc
if that's what you're looking for then 2k is a good range for a video editing build. get a higher end i7 and 16g ram.


bluebarracuda
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re: Somebody build me a gaming pc
PCPartPicker part list: LINK
Price breakdown by merchant: LINK /
Benchmarks: LINK /

CPU: Intel Core i7-3820 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($299.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X79-UP4 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($224.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($108.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.41 @ Amazon)
Storage: Sandisk Extreme 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($151.29 @ Newegg)
Total: $1845.63
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-01 02:05 EDT-0400)

Add in a swiftech H220 CPU cooler ($150) and you'll be a hair under $2k


Tigermite
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re: Somebody build me a gaming pc
You're my boy blue


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Mr Gardoki
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re: Somebody build me a gaming pc
Why the 3820? For video editing?


vegas-tiger
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re: Somebody build me a gaming pc
Now grab a 27" IPS monitor to go along with Blue's build.


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VABuckeye
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re: Somebody build me a gaming pc
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Lookin to spend around $2k


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I'm talkin Top notch graphic cards and all that good stuff.


No, you aren't. Not if by top notch you mean the latest and greatest.

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VABuckeye
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my 1k pc from 2 years ago still runs everything on max


At what resolution? What games and at what frame rate?


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