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Ronnie55
04-16-2012, 04:28 AM
I am Looking to get a new Pc Mainly for gaming. I was hoping to spend anywhere between 500 to 700. I am Hoping for a laptop But am not against Building a desktop Any advice or suggestions greatly apprieciated.

hackerballs
04-16-2012, 12:39 PM
not really going to get a gaming PC for 500/700................did you have anything in mind? Do you need everything?

go here and go to PC builder and toss some parts around till you are satified http://www.ncix.com/


I usually come out around $900 with windows 7 x 64 included and that is just for gaming on high and not Ultra

david eaton
04-27-2012, 02:38 PM
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saphalline
04-28-2012, 04:59 PM
Ehh... you can get a gaming desktop into $500. It will not be able to play games at 1080p with AA, but it would certainly be better than a standard OEM system, and far more upgradeable.

Pentium G620, H77 micro-ATX, 4GB RAM kit, cheap HDD, $40 case, 550W PSU, 7750... it could be done with some caveats. And it would certainly push pixels better than an old OEM system!

Remember, some people are coming from integrated graphics or even DX9 parts. Does not take much to put BF3 on a 17" monitor.

hackerballs
04-28-2012, 05:52 PM
When I think of Gaming PC..........I thought big,(things like 24 inch monitor, gaming mouse, windows 7 x 64...) sry too spend all your money so quickly Ronnie55, ...........
Yes,that would certainly be better than intergrated gpu and DX9, saphalline

saphalline
04-28-2012, 06:24 PM
A gaming system should be BIG because that is the best way to maximize performance (improved frame rate per monetary unit spent) but sometimes people just need "good enough". It is important to keep that in mind. Just saying NO makes it sound like a less expensive system will not be able to play games at all, which I know you know is not true.

On the other hand, it is important to show people that increasing their budget to $1000-1200 USD actually means more performance for their money. Triple your frame rate for twice as much money! Let them make the decision.