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A console gamer possibly looking to switch to PC

#1n64fan1Posted 9/7/2013 9:21:35 PM
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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#2BendoHendoPosted 9/7/2013 9:23:58 PM
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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#3Incendia_IntusPosted 9/7/2013 9:26:02 PM
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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#4NingishzidaPosted 9/7/2013 9:26:44 PM
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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#5TimePharaohPosted 9/7/2013 9:27:48 PM
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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#6NicodimusPosted 9/7/2013 9:32:09 PM(edited)
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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#7NingishzidaPosted 9/7/2013 9:37:19 PM(edited)
also lol @ being a console gamer for 30 years

my god
#8DerPancakePosted 9/7/2013 9:37:49 PM
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Bfxs

Uhm, maybe this.
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#9UnyieldingBRPosted 9/7/2013 9:37:59 PM
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.
#10n64fan1(Topic Creator)Posted 9/7/2013 9:45:42 PM
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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