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Rate my low-end Build

#31blue_bomb(Topic Creator)Posted 6/5/2012 6:18:43 PM
How's the "in stock" stuff work for these kinds of retailers? If it shows "44 left" or "19 left," is that there entire supply, or do they restock afterward? (Or does restocking depend on sales...?)
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#3260secondAssasinPosted 6/5/2012 6:21:18 PM
that's what they have on hand. yes they restock regularly.
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#33blue_bomb(Topic Creator)Posted 6/5/2012 6:36:08 PM(edited)
Looks good. Thanks again. (That other question was to know if I should order parts now or wait till the end of the month. I'd be building after June 25th some time regardless of when I got the parts.)
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#34blue_bomb(Topic Creator)Posted 6/5/2012 6:37:19 PM
By the way... what do you think the best game I could reasonably run with this build would be? I'm going to build a real gaming rig in one year before I go to University anyway, but this'd be good to tide me over.
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#3560secondAssasinPosted 6/5/2012 6:38:29 PM
anything on low-medium at 1080p. if you're gaming on a lower resolution you'll be ok with at least medium settings.
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#36blue_bomb(Topic Creator)Posted 6/5/2012 6:40:49 PM
Really? With only $320? That's pretty awesome.
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#37YoungAdultLinkPosted 6/5/2012 7:02:42 PM
Yeah, the myth about PC gaming being really expensive is so very, very wrong. My desktop was $300 in 2005, if I remember correctly. Or, at least, my dad bought something near-identical last year for $300. I told him to ask me, but he just looks at price and never at performance. Anyway, I threw a $70 graphics card in it last summer, the 1gig DDR3 5670, and I can play Crysis, crysis 2, Metro 2033. All on lower settings, of course, but they still look better than the console versions.

A $300 build gets you a lot further now than it did in 2005, so if I'm playing new stuff with my 7 year old hunk of junk, just think what your build will do.

Oh, and I play games in 1440x900 or 720p. The former because that's what my monitor is, the latter because my 1080p TV doesn't get along with 1280x800 and letterboxes it when I have it set do duplicate my monitor.
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#38blue_bomb(Topic Creator)Posted 6/5/2012 7:20:44 PM
See, I'm going to University in fall '13. I plan to put some money into a really good comp to last me for a while + use for gaming.
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#39blue_bomb(Topic Creator)Posted 6/6/2012 12:34:06 PM
Shall I spring for this hard drive instead?
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136769

(It's the same price as the Seagate.)
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