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How much of an investment would I need to build a Mid-High end PC?

#11KabtheMentatPosted 10/27/2013 7:59:58 PM
With a GPU already and $700 on hand, you can build a pretty decent PC. Some dudes around here and make one for you better than I could on the PC part picker site.

But you're not going to get it to last 5+ years. That's just not how PC gaming works for the most part.
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#12EpicKingdom_Posted 10/27/2013 8:01:37 PM
Nobody maxes out for 5 years unless they constantly make minor improvements along the way. I have upgraded so many times since my joining of the master race in 2010 and that was never my intention. Just the way it is tho and having the latest hardware makes me happy. Here's to the R9 290x in a few weeks!
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#13lionheart5656Posted 10/27/2013 8:03:26 PM
Chaosoldier1986 posted...
Abiz_ posted...
So basically you want it to last the next console generation? .


What Im asking in a nutshell. IMO Electronics should last that long, but than again Im an ignorant console peasant.


They do last that long. The issue is that PC games improve much faster than console peasant games do. So if you want the absolute most out of them, you'll have to upgrade in 2-3 years. Probably just your GPU.

However, if you're fine with playing them on ultra now and medium to high in 2-3 years, it will probably last you 5-6 years assuming no miracle increases in technology.
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#14TheC0ndemnedOnePosted 10/27/2013 8:04:36 PM
KabtheMentat posted...
But you're not going to get it to last 5+ years. That's just not how PC gaming works for the most part.

Maybe. But we don't know yet.

Next-gen consoles look underwhelming, IMO. Upcoming PC stuff (AMD's new hardware and software and Valve's Steam improvements) looks good. I think we'll be good.
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#15KabtheMentatPosted 10/27/2013 8:08:13 PM
Well, depends on if the talk about the consoles being nothing more than scaled down PCs is true. If it is, and developers aren't beyond lazy, then we'll see some pretty nice console ports that won't require you to just brute force the damn game to get it to run at decent settings.
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#16Chaosoldier1986(Topic Creator)Posted 10/27/2013 8:09:13 PM
this is fine and dandy but what parts do I need to make a Computer and where about do I go finding them and putting it all together? Looking into my Computer gives me BSOD, just like looking at my Truck's engine or Outer Space or my own brain.
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#17KabtheMentatPosted 10/27/2013 8:21:18 PM(edited)
CPU
Motherboard
GPU
PSU
RAM
Case
Hard drive
Optical drive
Some fans maybe

That's about it. It's not difficult. And the gold standard place to find this stuff is newegg.com

Also, this was posted in another newbie PC building topic.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPIXAtNGGCw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_56kyib-Ls
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxaVBsXEiok

PC building isn't hard at all. It just can get expensive and nerve wracking, because it is expensive.
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#18Chaosoldier1986(Topic Creator)Posted 10/27/2013 8:22:49 PM
KabtheMentat posted...
CPU
Motherboard
GPU
PSU
RAM
Case
Hard drive
Optical drive
Some fans maybe

That's about it. It's not difficult. And the gold standard place to find this stuff is newegg.com


thank you, but this doesnt alleviate much of my stress, I feel tempted to save up $880-$1000 and take it to a Trustworthy Card-Carrying member of the PC Master Race and say "Here's my Money! Build me a Computer!"
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#19KabtheMentatPosted 10/27/2013 8:28:59 PM
You could do that...but watch some PC building videos. It really isn't tough. It's like building Legos. If the Legos cost like $500, but you get the point.

And if you take it to someone you don't know, they're going to charge you out the ass. You could try to find a friend that knows about this stuff and has built one and he can kinda show you what to do. That's what I did with my first (and only PC so far) build. Took about an hour to get it together, Windows installed, and running like a normal PC once I got my parts.

After me and my friend got done, he actually mentioned how smooth this build was compared to other ones he's done. There wasn't a single problem other than my GPU driver being stupid and I just used the beta version that was up and it worked fine after that.
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#20clowningPosted 10/27/2013 8:43:49 PM
Depends on what you can cannibalize. But $800-$1000 should be plenty.
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