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A console gamer possibly looking to switch to PC

#51MaxCHEATER64Posted 9/8/2013 3:37:03 AM
n64fan1 posted...
I will want to run the latest games. Can it be done with $1,000 or so?


Assuming you already have a gaming capable (1080p, ~22" or greater) moniter/screen, absolutely. Easily. I did it.

n64fan1 posted...
What do I need to know as far as graphics cards, ram, and the like?


For $1000, here's a nice build:


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161428 - This is a very solid graphics card, from a solid brand name and a solid make. Solid.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131837 - Nice future-proofed mobo. Crossfire capability, four RAM slots, more than you need now but provides nice upgrade options in the future. You will need them.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504 - One of the best price:performance CPUs you can get right now. Also, very easily OCable.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236339 - Sufficient 1T HDD. Not much to say here.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428 - Cheap 2x4 setup. If you aren't buying this within the next week or so keep looking around, because RAM prices seem to be all over the place lately.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182073 - Really more power than you'd need here, but this will give you a lot of leeway for any future upgrades.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204 - Not only are DVD burners very cheap, but there's little noticeable difference between them. This one won an award.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146087 - Cases vary from dirt cheap crap to $1000+ crap, with some good ones thrown in sometimes. This seems to be one of the good ones based on the ten seconds of research I've done.


All of that adds up to about $870. An OS will run you about $100 unless you get Linux/GNU, which are free but I prefer W7. If you don't have a gaming quality screen to use, you may have to run Linux because those usually fall in the $200-$300 range.

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#52TeraPatrick2008Posted 9/8/2013 3:43:00 AM
This is so stupid!
You are talking like changing your sexual interest or becoming jewish or whatever!

I'm playing on all consoles AND on the PC (well, if there is a game I'm interested in, like 1-2 times a year).

The whole fanboyism is just a childish behavior kids do if their mom only bought them one system and of course they try everything to defend the one they have.
#53MaxCHEATER64Posted 9/8/2013 3:45:21 AM
TeraPatrick2008 posted...
This is so stupid!
You are talking like changing your sexual interest or becoming jewish or whatever!

I'm playing on all consoles AND on the PC (well, if there is a game I'm interested in, like 1-2 times a year).

The whole fanboyism is just a childish behavior kids do if their mom only bought them one system and of course they try everything to defend the one they have.


You seem to have grossly misunterstood TC's questions.
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#54immortaltech6Posted 9/8/2013 4:01:33 AM(edited)
HighOnPhazon posted...
Welcome. Once you've tasted the luscious fruit of PC gaming you will NEVER go back to eating the rotten, worm infested feces of consoles.


Lol @ PC only narrow-minded graphic whores like this putting their rig stats in their sig in bold and using it to build their superiority complex. Nothing else going for ya huh?
#55NingishzidaPosted 9/8/2013 4:02:02 AM
TeraPatrick2008 posted...
The whole fanboyism is just a childish behavior kids do if their mom only bought them one system and of course they try everything to defend the one they have.


i bet you think the human eye can't detect more than 30fps.
#56eternalblue02Posted 9/8/2013 4:40:34 AM
Incendia_Intus posted...
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.
#57NicodimusPosted 9/8/2013 4:43:13 AM
Ningishzida posted...
also lol @ being a console gamer for 30 years

my god


I don't get the point of this comment. I've been a console owner since 1979 myself. That's 34 years...so what?
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#58egglinkPosted 9/8/2013 4:45:12 AM
MaxCHEATER64 posted...
n64fan1 posted...
I will want to run the latest games. Can it be done with $1,000 or so?


Assuming you already have a gaming capable (1080p, ~22" or greater) moniter/screen, absolutely. Easily. I did it.

n64fan1 posted...
What do I need to know as far as graphics cards, ram, and the like?


For $1000, here's a nice build:


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161428 - This is a very solid graphics card, from a solid brand name and a solid make. Solid.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131837 - Nice future-proofed mobo. Crossfire capability, four RAM slots, more than you need now but provides nice upgrade options in the future. You will need them.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504 - One of the best price:performance CPUs you can get right now. Also, very easily OCable.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236339 - Sufficient 1T HDD. Not much to say here.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428 - Cheap 2x4 setup. If you aren't buying this within the next week or so keep looking around, because RAM prices seem to be all over the place lately.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182073 - Really more power than you'd need here, but this will give you a lot of leeway for any future upgrades.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204 - Not only are DVD burners very cheap, but there's little noticeable difference between them. This one won an award.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146087 - Cases vary from dirt cheap crap to $1000+ crap, with some good ones thrown in sometimes. This seems to be one of the good ones based on the ten seconds of research I've done.


All of that adds up to about $870. An OS will run you about $100 unless you get Linux/GNU, which are free but I prefer W7. If you don't have a gaming quality screen to use, you may have to run Linux because those usually fall in the $200-$300 range.


Hey, check it out. Some useful advice. Some legitimate useful advice. MaxCHEATER64, you are a cool guy.
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#59MaxCHEATER64Posted 9/8/2013 5:05:24 AM
egglink posted...
Hey, check it out. Some useful advice. Some legitimate useful advice. MaxCHEATER64, you are a cool guy.


Thank you.
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This board was a lot more helpful to newbies a year ago.

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#60VuthyyPosted 9/8/2013 5:06:04 AM
Never get alienware, there overpriced as hell.