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Is this PC good enough for both regular usage and gaming?

#11Tyranius2Posted 5/30/2012 1:36:12 PM
If you're going the pre-built route then just get a laptop
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#12LittleYami(Topic Creator)Posted 5/30/2012 6:44:37 PM
I would rather get a desktop, because my current one is hooked to me 32" inch flatscreen and playing the game I have right now, looks amazing.
#13AjaxTheBeastPosted 5/30/2012 7:30:13 PM
The only prebuilt I saw that I liked under 1000, was this

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Gateway-FX6860-UR20P-Gaming-Desktop-Black-/320914289577?pt=Desktop_PCs&hash=item4ab7fb73a9#ht_500wt_1287

Even this needs a better GPU. 6000s are getting pretty outdated
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#14LittleYami(Topic Creator)Posted 5/30/2012 9:32:06 PM
Having zero knowledge of building a PC. I put some random parts together. Random parts that were around 100-120 dollars. As I said, I'm trying to spend less than 1,000 dollars.

CPU :http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115078

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128538&Tpk=GIGABYTE%20GA-Z68AP-D3

GPU?: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150540

HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148697

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231315

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341049&Tpk=OCZ%20ZS%20750W

Anything else I'm missing?
#15LittleYami(Topic Creator)Posted 5/31/2012 12:08:23 PM
For a pre-built, what do I need to look for?
#16daremePosted 6/1/2012 11:07:11 AM
LittleYami posted...
Having zero knowledge of building a PC. I put some random parts together. Random parts that were around 100-120 dollars. As I said, I'm trying to spend less than 1,000 dollars.

CPU :http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115078

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128538&Tpk=GIGABYTE%20GA-Z68AP-D3

GPU?: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150540

HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148697

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231315

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341049&Tpk=OCZ%20ZS%20750W

Anything else I'm missing?


16GB RAM is pretty unnecessary for regular usage and gaming. I recommend upgrading the GPU to at least a 6850 and adding in a crucial m4 128gb HDD. Should still run you under $1000 if you find some combo deals. The other parts are good.
#17LittleYami(Topic Creator)Posted 6/1/2012 11:31:47 AM(edited)
I also watch anime on my PC, although I don't think I need 16GB of RAM for it since I mostly watch it 480p. I also watch them in 720p, but sometimes it doesn't play smoothly.

For GPU, something like this?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102908

And for the SSD (whatever that is)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148442
#18daremePosted 6/1/2012 12:24:38 PM
LittleYami posted...
I also watch anime on my PC, although I don't think I need 16GB of RAM for it since I mostly watch it 480p. I also watch them in 720p, but sometimes it doesn't play smoothly.

For GPU, something like this?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102908

And for the SSD (whatever that is)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148442


Even 4GB RAM is enough to watch 1080p videos, 16GB is completely unnecessary unless you're doing professional work like editing huge photos or 3d modelling etc.

An SSD is basically an extremely fast hard drive, you install your operating system onto the solid state drive along with some programs you use often. The rest of the stuff like videos, music, games etc are saved onto the normal hard drive. Installing your operating system onto a solid state drive means that it will boot up faster, things will load much quicker and your general experience will be much snappier.

That GPU is good. Its only mid range of course so if you have more room in your budget upgrade to a 7850 otherwise leave it as it is.

The last thing I have to say is that you should get an i3 2120 instead of the 2100. You can't overclock the i3s so the extra 0.2GHz is worth the $5
#19DarkZV2BetaPosted 6/1/2012 12:59:51 PM
Grab this instead, it's cheaper, and should perform the same or better.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127646
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mmarkster posted...
Even though the game runs in 720p, it produces another 480p stream for the New Controller. That's like 1200p!
#20JonWood007Posted 6/1/2012 1:20:25 PM
No, that's horrible.

If you want to spend $400 on a PC, go for a llano based PC. CPUs are adequate (nothing great), but the real benefit is decent integrated graphics.
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