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Posted 13 April 2010 - 09:54 PM

Buying a new computer and im wondering if this computer will be good for games too?
Will this computer run GTA IV in the best graphics settings and no lag?

http://www.bestbuy.c...999129000050007

and please dont tell me to build my own pc... i dont wanna waste my time with that sht.

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 10:55 PM

QUOTE (mrcappo @ Apr 13 2010, 16:54)
Will this computer run GTA IV in the best graphics settings and no lag?


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NVIDIA GeForce 9100 graphics

Nope

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and please dont tell me to build my own pc... i dont wanna waste my time with that sht.

Then expect to spend at least $1,700 if you want to play with no lag and everything cranked up.

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 11:24 PM

If you don't "wanna waste ur time with that sht," then try CyberPower and have them build one for you. It'll be more expensive than building it yourself, but they will get the job done.

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 01:02 AM Edited by Unlimited, 14 April 2010 - 01:08 AM.

I think T-Rex said it best.

Building your own PC is not wasting your time. For the money you'll spend, you'll get a far superior system if you build your own then if you were to buy one for the same price. You'll also save money, and you should be able to put the whole thing together in an afternoon. If an afternoon is a waste of your time, I'm sorry for wasting your time that it took you to read this post.

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 03:11 AM

QUOTE (Tornado Rex @ Apr 13 2010, 17:55)
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and please dont tell me to build my own pc... i dont wanna waste my time with that sht.

Then expect to spend at least $1,700 if you want to play with no lag and everything cranked up.

Probably more than that if you want it actually MAXed out at maximum resolution, and then even more if you want to mod and have it still not lag. Even building your own PC, $1700 won't give you much headroom. So buying pre-built, expect to pay at least $2300 to max it out all the way.


BTW, building your own PC isn't a waste of time. Get three day shipping on everything, and then take two hours to admire your new hardware and assemble it, then an hour to install windows, 30 minutes to install drivers.

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 08:19 AM

Good lord no. Build you own PC...

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 12:39 PM

Build your own PC

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 01:59 PM

Oh, yeah, wow. "Waste of time." Takes like 30-40 minutes to put it together. And pretty much any IT store can build the computer for you for a little fee.

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 06:33 PM

I'd say it takes 30-40 minutes if you know what you're doing. If it's your first time it could take hours. From opening everything to installing the OS and setting it up properly, and getting all the drivers. Plus you need to know which parts work with each other...

@mrcappo, I don't know the specifics on the 9100 card in that computer, but I am positive it sucks. The computer only has a 300W power supply, so if you got it and replaced the graphics card you couldn't get anything better than the 9100. You're better off going to somewhere like CompUSA or Tigerdirect and finding one through there. They have great quality refurbished items at a pretty low cost. That way you can either find one with better graphics OR just save more, buy a new powersupply and replace the graphics card.
Or you can get one from a company like CyberPower as suggested. They offer higher end parts (although the brands of the parts might not be the best) at a decent price.

But for $800 or so, if you don't build the computer yourself you're not going to have that great of a gaming computer.

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 04:30 PM

Thanks for the suggestions but I made the decision to not build one.
And i might take CyberPower to a consideration...

also wat about this pc

http://www.bestbuy.c...31#BVRRWidgetID

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 04:41 PM

QUOTE (mrcappo @ Apr 17 2010, 11:30)
also wat about this pc

http://www.bestbuy.c...31#BVRRWidgetID

Yeah, it looks better, but I don't think it has a monitor included and has a 300 watt power supply, so you'll probably have to buy a monitor and don't expect to upgrade the video card without changing the power supply first.

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 05:44 PM Edited by mcasau, 01 May 2010 - 05:46 PM.

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 06:41 PM

No. The graphics card is still rather terrible. I don't see it running IV well at all.




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