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User Info: KiwiATV

KiwiATV
3 years ago#1
So, my wife wants a new desktop computer. She's been using a gaming laptop I bought 5 years ago, which is showing it's age. She wants a new pre-built, but doesn't trust me to build one after my last PC from either ibuypower or cyperpower that suffered from a couple bad power supplies/RAM issues. She just wants it to work...but I want to hopefully get something that either has a decent graphics card, or allows me to put one in later. I MISS PC GAMING.

I've been out of the PC scene for 5+ years, and have no idea where technology's at. Does anyone know of any semi-decent deals and/or companies? I'd want to spend $500-$600 including a monitor, which I obviously know won't buy me Ultra-High graphics settings.

Any tips? Black friday deals?
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User Info: fire2box

fire2box
3 years ago#2
just build one.
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User Info: KiwiATV

KiwiATV
3 years ago#3
Building one isn't an option, as I previously said, but thanks?

It isn't going to be primarily mine, so it's not my say. But if I'm buying a desktop, I'd like for it to at least have some room for an upgraded graphics card and/or CPU/RAM.
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User Info: Ha_D00D

Ha_D00D
3 years ago#4
That simply isn't enough money for a modern pre-built gaming PC. You could possibly scratch by building it, but you've already stated that isn't an option.
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User Info: KiwiATV

KiwiATV
3 years ago#5
Well, like I said, even if it has integrated graphics with a PCIe 3.0 (if that's the newest slot) for potential upgrades, that works. I'm not expecting the greatest thing ever here, just something to springboard off of in this compromise of a situation.
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User Info: NinjaGuerra

NinjaGuerra
3 years ago#6
Really you are throwing money away not building one.
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User Info: mikewu1

mikewu1
3 years ago#7
This is the wrong board to come to then. EVERYONE here will say build one because someone or thing that doesn't match their ideals they go nuts.

User Info: KiwiATV

KiwiATV
3 years ago#8
I understand building one is the smart thing to do. I used to do it all the time. But angry women don't care about logical conclusions, just facebook and uploading pictures. Thought I might get some help, but oh well.
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User Info: mikewu1

mikewu1
3 years ago#9
Very vague on what you really want.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/pavilion-desktop-8gb-memory-2tb-hard-drive/1682356.p?id=1219060353967&skuId=1682356&st=categoryid$pcmcat212600050008&cp=1&lp=1

Lets start there.

User Info: KiwiATV

KiwiATV
3 years ago#10
Great, something along those lines sounds like it might be a good fit. Not looking for ludicrous graphics at 60+ FPS, just something that can actually play a new PC game without going to <30 FPS on low. Looks like it has a PCI-Express x16 slot for something I'd want to toss in later.

Thank you for some actual help. I feel so out of touch with the current hardware scene, and don't have as much time as I used to to do a ton of research.
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