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2 years ago#1
I have had almost every major console of the last 30 years and I'm thinking about buying a PC and just upgrading it from time to time as needed instead of buying new consoles.

What do I need to know as far as graphics cards, ram, and the like?

What should I be looking for in a gaming computer?

I will want to run the latest games. Can it be done with $1,000 or so?
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2 years ago#2
You can get a pretty sick Alienware for $1,000, I'd get that. IMO that's the best deal you're gonna get at that price point.

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2 years ago#3
If you're willing to build your own, you can do a hell of a lot better than Alienware. Actually, even if you don't build, Alienware is probably one of the worst.
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2 years ago#4
BendoHendo posted...
You can get a pretty sick Alienware for $1,000, I'd get that. IMO that's the best deal you're gonna get at that price point.


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2 years ago#5
BendoHendo posted...
You can get a pretty sick Alienware for $1,000, I'd get that. IMO that's the best deal you're gonna get at that price point.

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2 years ago#6
n64fan1 posted...
I have had almost every major console of the last 30 years and I'm thinking about buying a PC and just upgrading it from time to time as needed instead of buying new consoles.

What do I need to know as far as graphics cards, ram, and the like?

What should I be looking for in a gaming computer?

I will want to run the latest games. Can it be done with $1,000 or so?


That's kind of the beauty of PC gaming. The more money you put in, the better it looks. $1000 (if you already have a monitor) would get you a mid-level machine that could run most games at medium to high settings and be playable.
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2 years ago#7
also lol @ being a console gamer for 30 years

my god
2 years ago#8
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Bfxs

Uhm, maybe this.
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2 years ago#9
Nicodimus posted...
n64fan1 posted...
I have had almost every major console of the last 30 years and I'm thinking about buying a PC and just upgrading it from time to time as needed instead of buying new consoles.

What do I need to know as far as graphics cards, ram, and the like?

What should I be looking for in a gaming computer?

I will want to run the latest games. Can it be done with $1,000 or so?


That's kind of the beauty of PC gaming. The more money you put in, the better it looks. $1000 (if you already have a monitor) would get you a mid-level machine that could run most games at medium to high settings and be playable.



No, 1,000 will get you maxing most games. He can easily get a 760 with that budget, which will max most games.
2 years ago#10
Ningishzida posted...
also lol @ being a console gamer for 30 years

my god


Hahaha I'm 22. I said I have owned almost every console of the last 30 years.
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