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#22Pepys MonsterPosted 7/20/2014 7:06:14 PM
Not even 720p Okay resolution
Pick one. --- i7-4790K | EVGA GTX 780 3GB | 16GB G.Skill DDR3-1866 | 1TB Crucial M550 SSD | 4TB WD Black HDD | MSI Z97 Gaming 7 | Dark Rock Pro 3 | Antec EA-650 Platinum
#23thatfool12GsPosted 7/20/2014 7:07:38 PM
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#24Sora_AnbuPosted 7/20/2014 7:40:33 PM
R7 250 + G3350
This kids, is cheaper than the top of the line apu, but it's also upgrade capable. --- Dood... http://wp.me/1EBnQ "The best thing to happen to Linux is the release of Vista." Jack
#25DarkZV2BetaPosted 7/21/2014 3:29:59 PM(edited)
ATM, high end APUs are overpriced and not suitable for a $400 budget. The recommended low-end intel+dgpu setups will likely perform better in the majority of games, and will be suitable to upgrade should your friend decide to aim for something better.
Here's something around $400 that will perform well out the gate. A better PSU that could handle a solid GPU upgrade is $10 more(CX430), another $20 or so could make that 750 a 750Ti, but as is, it's good enough for 720p. --- god invented extension cords. -elchris79 Starcraft 2 has no depth or challenge -GoreGross
#26ConkerPosted 7/21/2014 8:01:51 PM(edited)
$386 after MIRs ($426 before):
Pentium 3240 R7 260X 8GB 1600 DDR3 RAM 120GB SSD
Can't OC it, but is that really a necessity for the performance they'd be looking for out of this (it will run anything at 1080p barring adjustments to settings or AA). Could even spare some money going with 4GB or RAM and upgrading to more later, or adding higher storage, etc. now.
Shub's was also a good one, a couple similar parts but trade-offs for the OCing of the CPU and more expensive mobo but less RAM and standard HDD. Guess it depends on what they can make do with now or if they have alternative storage options (a removable HDD, SD card/reader, thumb drives, etc. for media or such).
Also, could opt for a $5 more Asus mobo with USB 3.0 onboard. --- Lets Go: Lions, Red Wings, Tigers, Pistons!
#27apollooooPosted 7/22/2014 2:17:38 AM
this gamespot article might help
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/can-we-build-a-gaming-pc-on-a-console-budget/1100-6418829/ --- http://i.imgur.com/1gwjw39.png Thanks nayr for the nice pic <3. If i make typos it means i am on my touchsreen phone.
#28Infinity8378Posted 7/22/2014 3:11:41 AM
See sig --- There's only one PS4 killer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQjHR82vj7c
#29SlyCooper23Posted 7/22/2014 8:05:52 AM
Who the **** buys a gaming pc and isn't playing in 720 or higher? --- "We're not tools of the government or anyone else, fighting was the only thing I was good at, but at least I always fought for what I believed in''
#30pothocketPosted 7/22/2014 8:09:44 AM
Who the **** buys a gaming pc and isn't playing in 720 or higher?
TC gives me the impression that this isn't a gaming PC --- http://i.imgur.com/aBZ2Gww.gif http://i.imgur.com/HnzWmt3.gif