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User Info: Sageroy

Sageroy
1 month ago#1
I want to start gaming on PC. I'm currently playing Skyrim on my Gateway SX but it wasn't designed as a gaming PC, so I have to really downgrade my settings and run Razer to even run 30 fps. After this the game looks really muddy and even lags some time. I haven't bought any games from Steam since then because I don't want them to just sit, but on to the real question.

What kind of PC should I buy? I know of some really beefy gaming PCs that cost $6800 but I've also heard that you can get powerful ones for way less than that, somewhere in the hundreds I believe. I'm a college student as well, so I'm looking to spend maybe...up to $200-1500? I don't need a phenomenal cosmically powered PC, just something that can run a stable 60fps so I can play my games without adjusting the settings to hell.
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User Info: Fade2black001

Fade2black001
1 month ago#2
Plain and simple you not going to get a mind blowing gaming PC for 500 bucks especially from a prebuilt one. Now you can get a decent one for 1080P gaming on nice settings if you build it.
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User Info: AimlessDork

AimlessDork
1 month ago#3
No good gaming PC is going to cost half a grand. Def not 2-500.

Sageroy posted...
What kind of PC should I buy? I know of some really beefy gaming PCs that cost $6800

I'm struggling to think what you would even hit $6800 worth of hardware in a PC with that isn't just being excessive for the sake of excess. .
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User Info: sampama226

sampama226
1 month ago#4
Its not gonna be worth it to get a computer that costs you anything less than $800, and you would have to build it. Even then you're better off saving up and getting something worthwhile for around $1000.
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User Info: loader963

loader963
1 month ago#5
A used MacBook Pro off of eBay!
I can be patient, but I'm not waiting!

User Info: Fade2black001

Fade2black001
1 month ago#6
loader963 posted...
A used MacBook Pro off of eBay!

nice joke
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User Info: JKatarn

JKatarn
1 month ago#7
You're not going to get a great gaming PC for that budget, and it would certainly rule out a pre-built as any pre-built PC in that price-range is going to be a basic-use office machine. Save up your money until you have $850-1000 or so (trust me on this), and with a bit of searching you will be able to assemble a decent all-around machine with a good modern CPU, solid 1060/1070 GPU and 16+GB of RAM that will max out any game at 1080/1440p at 60+ FPS. It's very rare for a PC to be $6800, but you certainly aren't going to get a good gaming PC for only $200-499, trust me on that. You'll have to cut so many corners to fit a decent gaming GPU into that tight budget that you'll end up with a cheap CPU/Mobo/PSU, you'll have to rely on rebates/limited time sales/used components and you'll likely find yourself wanting to upgrade it within 6 months anyway.

This may seem relatively expensive compared to a console, but remember, you can do a lot more on a decent PC than you could ever hope to do on a console, you'll save a lot on games over consoles, and once you have a decent system, you can save money by just upgrading it as needed.
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User Info: JKatarn

JKatarn
1 month ago#8
loader963 posted...
A used MacBook Pro off of eBay!


Is completely useless for gaming, but good job actually reading TC's post.
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User Info: Sageroy

Sageroy
1 month ago#9
JKatarn posted...
You're not going to get a great gaming PC for that budget, and it would certainly rule out a pre-built as any pre-built PC in that price-range is going to be a basic-use office machine. Save up your money until you have $850-1000 or so (trust me on this), and with a bit of searching you will be able to assemble a decent all-around machine with a good modern CPU, solid 1060/1070 GPU and 16+GB of RAM that will max out any game at 1080/1440p at 60+ FPS. It's very rare for a PC to be $6800, but you certainly aren't going to get a good gaming PC for only $200-499, trust me on that. You'll have to cut so many corners to fit a decent gaming GPU into that tight budget that you'll end up with a cheap CPU/Mobo/PSU, you'll have to rely on rebates/limited time sales/used components and you'll likely find yourself wanting to upgrade it within 6 months anyway.

This may seem relatively expensive compared to a console, but remember, you can do a lot more on a decent PC than you could ever hope to do on a console, you'll save a lot on games over consoles, and once you have a decent system, you can save money by just upgrading it as needed.


I'd rather buy a prebuilt one instead of building one.
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User Info: Sageroy

Sageroy
1 month ago#10
Fine then, $1500 is my new budget.
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