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PC Gaming Computer Specs


Don't want to break the bank on one but if I can get a decent one cheap enough I think I am going to pull the trigger.

Here are some of the specs I am looking at on a mid level gaming desktop. I would love a gaming laptop but even the cheap ones are more than I want to spend and don't have near the specs as this desktop.


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AMD Phenom II x4-955 processor 3.2GHz

4GB DDR3 SDRAM system memory (expandable to 8GB)

1TB SATA hard drive

24x DL DVD+/-R/RW Drive

10/100/1000 Ethernet

AMD Radeon HD6450 Graphics With 1GB of video memory




I know dick about gaming on a PC but will this run the new games coming out? Mostly BF3 and maybe a few more.







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I recommend tomshardware.com. Looks good to me but I know you like to min/max

If bf3 has "minimum specs" posted somewhere... Definitely go way over

A GB of onboard video memory seems pretty legit.

NOt sure how AMD compares with Intel anymore... I been out that game for a while.




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Jeffo is likely more informed than I am, but our IT guy at works builds computers and my best friend pulled the specs on an AlienWare a few years ago (top of the line at the time) and it was well over $2000. This guy built the exact same thing for half with all the parts that were specified. It just didn't have an alien on the hard drive case.


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The thing about gaming laptops and maybe I'm wrong but they really aren't easily upgraded.





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If you are interested, I can copy those specs and see how much he would charge. He does quality builds. No junk





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I have no idea if they are, Eric.


Fool, that would be cool. I am looking at the link Jeffo posted and may go the route of building my own looks interesting, cheaper, and I can get exactly what I want.






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Definately build your own if you know how stout. Much cheaper then buying it at a store. The specs you listed will be able to play any game that comes out. Maybe not on the highest detail but they'll all work. I suggest checking out newegg.com for component pricing. Sometimes they have really good deals on stuff.





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Tell ya what to just compare and see. I'll run those by him and let you know. Multiple options are always good IMO.
I should get you an answer by the time I leave work tomorrow, if you are just curious to see.
I even think he offers a warranty on his work. Hell he used to build them all with a restore disc whereby if anything happened....virus, crashed it, etc...put in the disc and it automatically restored to brand new.
He realized he was cutting himself out on future service calls so I think he stopped that now, but I'll ask him about it (even if for a few bucks more since you don't live around me).
Just let me know. I'm headed to bed though.






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Yea, I am just looking around and I could buy the one I listed right now kind of on impulse. That's how I am. I need to take my time and build it I think. Looking at Newegg and TigerDirect both.





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Thanks, Fool.





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I had a gaming laptop for 4 years. Trust me, it's a needless hassle.

-They're not easy to upgrade whereas a desktop you can build yourself and pop open the case to swap out video cards or RAM.

-If you're going to have it on your lap, it will melt your balls off with the heat produced by a nice processor/video card in such a small and poorly cooled case. If youre going to put it on a desk, then just get a laptop. You won't wanna play an online fps with a laptop anyways.

-One problem I always had with gaming sessions on my laptop was that after a while it would start to overheat, which would drop frames per second, which basically frick you over for any shooter.


EDIT: I've got friends that built their own from newegg.com and friends that weren't comfortable so they paid a little more and got one built for them from ibuypower.com

Either way is a safe bet if you know what components you want.



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Building your own is cool and you will save but if shite fricks up you have no one to call for help.

There a lot of things to consider when building a computer.

If the $$ isn't too much a difference, buying one premade can save time and frustration.


If you were to build.. Find a highly reviewed motherboard with a compatible CPU and go from there.... Power supply, case, system ram, vid card,lan, HD etc. All must be compatible



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gag





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Ham Tonks
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honestly, just get with a computer-savvy friend. a buddy of mine helped me build a sub-$1K PC (not including monitor). it's mainly for video work but it is a beast for games. haven't played a game I couldn't max yet. i went through newegg completely. I can post the specs off that or talk to my buddy if it helps.





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Since you do not know much about computers and part compatibility I second the recommendation to have one built for you. The sites like ibuypower have drop-down menus and if you come to a build they will have a representative call you and make sure everything works before you place the order.





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quote:

Since you do not know much about computers



I actually know quite a bit about computers and components FYI. Just not sure what specs were needed for PC games as I have never paid it much attention.






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My bad, guess I read it the wrong way. Just don't know about PC gaming then?





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Yea. I don't want to get too low of specs for anything dropping soon.





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All games list a minimum... But they set those real low so more people buy the game. And it runs like shite. Find the minimum requirements list and go from there. Or look at other min specs for PC games released in 2011 if bf3's list isn't out (I don't know but I'm sure ham tonks does)





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Get a motherboard with room for expansion/upgrade and a quality power supply and you can keep upgrading it for a while as required (more memory,faster chip, better gfx card, etc)

Also must consider cooling all this stuff. Heatsinks , thermal paste, fans, etc






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