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Whats a good gaming desktop I can buy?

#1mexicannonPosted 9/15/2013 3:54:11 PM
I'm not looking into anything too powerful because I will be getting a very strong laptop later when I go to college. Price range is $500-850. The key things I want is a I7 proccesor, a good graphics card (Nvidia or Amd), and Windows 7/8 operating system. I personally enjoy console gaming more than PC gaming, so I don't need anything to powerful to play on max settings, just something cheap and powerful enough to play most games on medium or something.
#22Dhas_a_MIGRANEPosted 9/15/2013 3:56:04 PM
Why do you need an i7 processor?
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#3BlutonicPosted 9/15/2013 4:03:44 PM
The one that you build.
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#4NicodimusPosted 9/15/2013 4:06:35 PM
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1EdsH

Not 100% sure why you need an i7, as that takes up a lot of the cost, but here's something I threw together for $847 that should play most games on medium or better. There will of course be some newer games that will tax it, but they would still be playable if you lowered some settings.
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#5NicodimusPosted 9/15/2013 4:18:27 PM(edited)
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1EdPc

This one is a better value in my opinion ($849) if you're only using it for gaming. You also have the freedom to add a $30 CPU cooler and overclock it down the road with this build.


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#6mexicannon(Topic Creator)Posted 9/15/2013 4:19:35 PM
Another note I would like to add, I really don't want to build it up from scatch. And how much of a difference does I7 make from I5. I would really like to multitask alot but a lot of people say that there isnt much diffrence form i5 to i7
#7DerPancakePosted 9/15/2013 4:21:48 PM
mexicannon posted...
Another note I would like to add, I really don't want to build it up from scatch. And how much of a difference does I7 make from I5. I would really like to multitask alot but a lot of people say that there isnt much diffrence form i5 to i7


Are you using photoshop, video editing, etc...if yes then get an i7. If you are just purely gaming the go i5.
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#8NicodimusPosted 9/15/2013 4:23:32 PM
mexicannon posted...
Another note I would like to add, I really don't want to build it up from scatch. And how much of a difference does I7 make from I5. I would really like to multitask alot but a lot of people say that there isnt much diffrence form i5 to i7


i7 helps mostly with applications that use more than 4 cores. Things like photo and video editing, for example. For all intents and purposes right now, you won't notice a difference in PC games between the i5 and i7.

If you don't want to build it from scratch, that is of course your choice, but you will be getting a worse deal in terms of price/performance by getting a pre-built PC.
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#9mexicannon(Topic Creator)Posted 9/15/2013 4:26:10 PM
Nicodimus posted...
mexicannon posted...
Another note I would like to add, I really don't want to build it up from scatch. And how much of a difference does I7 make from I5. I would really like to multitask alot but a lot of people say that there isnt much diffrence form i5 to i7


i7 helps mostly with applications that use more than 4 cores. Things like photo and video editing, for example. For all intents and purposes right now, you won't notice a difference in PC games between the i5 and i7.

If you don't want to build it from scratch, that is of course your choice, but you will be getting a worse deal in terms of price/performance by getting a pre-built PC.


I guess i could build it up from scratch, but is it a complicated proccess?
#10NicodimusPosted 9/15/2013 4:31:12 PM
mexicannon posted...
Nicodimus posted...
mexicannon posted...
Another note I would like to add, I really don't want to build it up from scatch. And how much of a difference does I7 make from I5. I would really like to multitask alot but a lot of people say that there isnt much diffrence form i5 to i7


i7 helps mostly with applications that use more than 4 cores. Things like photo and video editing, for example. For all intents and purposes right now, you won't notice a difference in PC games between the i5 and i7.

If you don't want to build it from scratch, that is of course your choice, but you will be getting a worse deal in terms of price/performance by getting a pre-built PC.


I guess i could build it up from scratch, but is it a complicated proccess?


Well, I'll put it to you this way: I had never built one before a couple of months ago. I just watched a youtube tutorial about 90 minutes long, took some notes, and then duplicated the process myself. It's not all that complicated these days, because they make everything fit only one possible way. If you have someone help you pick out the parts, that makes it easier still, and if you have any issues, you can always ask here and usually someone can help with basic info.
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