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Solved: What should I get for high end gaming?

Discussion in 'Games' started by PrivatePC, Oct 21, 2011.

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  1. PrivatePC

    PrivatePC Thread Starter

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    Windows Vista
    Intel Pentium Duel CPU @ 1.80 Ghz
    2.00 GB of ram
    32 bit operating system
    Nvidia Geforce 8400 GS
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    -Desired games-
    Dead Island
    Mw2
    Mw3
    Bf2 bad company
    Bf3
    Starcraft 2
    Skyrim
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    I was thinking I needed to upgrade ram, the gpu, and the Processor. What should I get?
    I'm low on cash so nothing above $250.
     
  2. ibo_christian09

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  3. DoubleHelix

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    Is this a custom built computer or a branded model? If it's an HP, Dell, etc. it probably doesn't have a power supply sufficient to support a high-end video card. You'll also be limited in processor upgrades. $250 isn't much to spend on a processor, RAM, video card, and power supply. I suggest you save that money and put it toward a completely new system designed for high-end gaming.
     
  4. PrivatePC

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    What computers do you recommend for these types of games?
     
  5. DoubleHelix

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    I recommend you build your own.
     
  6. PrivatePC

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    By building my own do you mean having someone build it for me? Theres a computer place that I have been to a couple times they said they could whip something together for about $500.
     
  7. Sick_Jargon

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    I think they mean buying all the components separately with the intention of piecing it together yourself. Which is always good since its a tonne more cheaper and you get the exact spec you're looking for. Problem is, if you don't have the 'know-how' it can turn out to be pretty expensive.

    You could ask at the store providing you trust the staff there to give you a nice deal for the amount you're spending. My first PC cost me £500 and it turned out to be quite the piece of scrap (Dell), never again lol. :p

    It's your choice, whatever you choose, I'm sure these guys will help you out as best they can. :)
     
  8. tom6049

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    Everyone has their own opinion of what "high end gaming" means.
    It's not hard to spend $500.00 for a video card alone.
    So here's mine. Realistically, you would be looking at more like $1000.00 for a high end gaming rig.


    Video card $275.00
    RAM $50.00
    Power supply $100.00
    Mother board $150.00
    CPU $220.00
    Motherboard $125.00
    Hard drive $80.00
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    Total $1000.00 before taxes
     
  9. PrivatePC

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    $1000 is quite a bit of money. To be honest, I don't need the best of the best. Just enough to run the game with good frame rate and a resolution of at least 1200x800. By looking at the games specifications all I really need is a new processor and video card, but I can't forget ram.. ugh help me out here.

    If power supply is the BIG problem I also have another rig that was used at a gaming center which may have a more powerful supply. Bare with me.. I would much rather upgrade then buy a new system.
     
  10. Sick_Jargon

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    Mainboard: ASUS M5A87 AMD 870A (Socket AM3)(ATX DDR3)
    Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 955 (3.2GHz)
    Memory: 4GB G.Skill RipJawsX (2x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz
    Graphics: GeForce GTX 550Ti (GDDR5 1GB)
    Power: 650W OCZ ZS Series 80PLUS Bronze
    Case: BitFenix Merc Alpha Black (Any case that can provide airflow and be fitted with large fans)

    For a budget gaming system, this is what I came up with. I'm not greatly experienced in all things computer but this would be my idea of a good budget build.

    This would total at £400 for me, around 640 in good ol American dollars.

    If anyone has anything to put forward about this build. Please give feedback, I'm always lookin to learn a bit more :)
     
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