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So... I wish to get into PC gaming. What are some good price points for comps?

#1mtjormitchPosted 9/13/2013 12:30:59 PM
Not just PC gaming but I also wish to get a machine to help myself learn how to program. My current computer is... a dinosaur. I have no OS disc to help myself and was wondering what a good budget was in order to be able to play some games. I don't want anything completely monstrous, just some thing that plays games, doesn't break, and can play games for a good couple years down the line so i don't have to keep updating it.

The highest budget I got is 800-900 bucks for a gaming/programming PC. I can go a little higher, but I wish to have something around that price range.

Can someone help out please?
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#2CloudZ1116Posted 9/13/2013 12:39:20 PM
900 bucks should be enough to build a pretty decent PC.
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#3Captain_DrekPosted 9/13/2013 12:42:29 PM
Do you have a Keyboard, mouse, and a monitor that you want to/don't mind sticking with?
If all you need is the tower and the OS we can throw something together for you pretty quickly for $900.
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#4mtjormitch(Topic Creator)Posted 9/13/2013 12:44:29 PM
captindrek09 posted...
Do you have a Keyboard, mouse, and a monitor that you want to/don't mind sticking with?
If all you need is the tower and the OS we can throw something together for you pretty quickly for $900.


Got a keyboard. I will need a new mouse because mine tends to double click a lot lately and is in it's death throes. The moniter is all good and pretty nice IMO. Also... I don't want windows 8. It looks so damn ugly...
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#5AsucaHayashiPosted 9/13/2013 12:46:27 PM
wait till black friday tbh.

might seem far away but i bet you'll get far more out of money by shopping for parts around that time.
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PC hardware doesn't need to match console hardware in price when PC gamers save literal thousands from the software they buy. http://www.steamgamesales.com/
#6NicodimusPosted 9/13/2013 12:51:57 PM
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Dmz2

How does that grab you?
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#7Captain_DrekPosted 9/13/2013 1:04:36 PM
Nicodimus posted...
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Dmz2

How does that grab you?


That's good provided he's connecting to the web with ethernet, if he's using wifi he'll need a card or a USB dongle.
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#8gastamanPosted 9/13/2013 1:35:26 PM(edited)
Nicodimus posted...
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Dmz2

How does that grab you?


Not really worth getting a Z87 motherboard if you aren't getting an unlocked processor.

Also, would cost about the same to get the 4670k instead.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1DmZZ

Edit: Here's another suggestion
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Dnp3

~$10 over budget after MIR, though, if you can swing it. Probably can trim some off the cost, but I'm on my phone right now, so it's tough.
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#9mtjormitch(Topic Creator)Posted 9/13/2013 1:54:46 PM
gastaman posted...
Nicodimus posted...
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Dmz2

How does that grab you?


Not really worth getting a Z87 motherboard if you aren't getting an unlocked processor.

Also, would cost about the same to get the 4670k instead.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1DmZZ

Edit: Here's another suggestion
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Dnp3

~$10 over budget after MIR, though, if you can swing it. Probably can trim some off the cost, but I'm on my phone right now, so it's tough.


What kind of games could I play on the second one? Also... I fully admit to never having built a PC in my life and the prospect is kinda intimadating. (Raised in poor family so electronics are taken care of to the maximum extreme.)
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People need to realize that games are art. Seriously, it's been proven over and over again. I think it's about time to people to man up and finally say this.
#10Captain_DrekPosted 9/13/2013 2:09:15 PM
You could max most games on that second rig.
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