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Will GTA IV run top performance on this PC?
Posted 12 March 2012 - 04:21 PM
I'm not smart enough to "build" my own pc so i would apperciate it if i dont get a reply saying "just build your own pc dude"
And also i plan on not using tigerdirect.com because my credit card and bank got frauded couple months back so i stopped purchasing online with it ever since.
Please tell me what you think about these PC's i might buy and I would also apperciate some recommended pcs in the $1000 and below price range.
Asus - Essentio Desktop - 8GB Memory - 750GB Hard Drive
Dell - XPS Desktop - 8GB Memory - 1TB Hard Drive
Posted 12 March 2012 - 06:14 PM
Posted 12 March 2012 - 10:04 PM
Here is a much better one for the same price:
Tax is only applicable if you live in Tennessee, New Jersey or California.
Total (no tax): $864.57
With the discount means that you're gonna need to do homework:
With all due respect, if you're gonna pass a good deal like this because you're too lazy to even try and learn, then you really need some money management skills. I used to consider myself too dumb and lazy to build my own computer but when I watched my friend do it, and I watched some tutorial videos, I figured that it was pretty easy. Now I help my friends build their computers and the computer I'm using right now is custom built.... it really isn't difficult if you just watch some videos.
If you really don't want to learn, go get an Alienware. Overpriced as hell, but your regular consumer desktop isn't going to cut it. Also. lemme tell you something. You seem very paranoid. Tigerdirect is a legitimate trustworthy company and 99% of the time, this is the user's fault if they had their info stolen, whether it was using a PC with a keylogger or some sort, or just falling into stupid things like buying rogue antivirus. I really can't see how the fraud issue was TD's fault.
Edited by YankeesPwnMets, 13 March 2012 - 02:30 AM.
Posted 13 March 2012 - 05:13 AM
|QUOTE (YankeesPwnMets @ Monday, Mar 12 2012, 23:04)|
|They aren't utter wastes of money, because a graphics card update can make GTA IV pretty playable... something along the lines of a GTX 460 would be good, but would probably call for a PSU upgrade too.|
Yeah, but in the end that will make these PCs even more overpriced than they're now.
Posted 14 March 2012 - 03:45 AM
Posted 14 March 2012 - 09:44 AM
15" Monitor is too small, get at least 18" or 18.5'.
Just my simple recommendation.
Processor: Intel i5 2500k
Graphics Card: Nvidia GTX 560 Ti or better.
There are lots of website like tom's hardware or on yahoo answers, you can ask there for PC spec recommendations.
Posted 15 March 2012 - 03:07 AM
Posted 22 March 2012 - 12:29 AM
|QUOTE (unc13bud @ Thursday, Mar 15 2012, 03:03)|
| http://www.microsoft...9nva9lllvawsllr |
$1000 with $200 microsoft credit
i understand that some people don't want to build their own, plus i wouldn't want to have to do tech support for them if it didn't work out right (ie sandy bridge debacle)
I checked that out. Looks good to me..
But what about this one? Same price
Posted 22 March 2012 - 11:40 AM
As for the Alienware, it again has a relatively weak graphics card. It does not state the psu in the spec, but one of the reviews states that it is 240 watts, which is very weak for a gaming pc.
Posted 24 March 2012 - 02:55 AM
my gtx 285 has 240 iirc.
this means he could probably play gta IV/EFLC at 30fps at med/high settings @ 1920x1200, especially with a 3.4 GHz quad core cpu that is new intel technology. i have a measly q6600 @ 2.4 Ghz... and that's not even thinking that alienware may have included an overclockable motherboard - i can't tell from the pictures on amazon
not to mention that this is SLI - if a person wants to keep one and sell the other to defray the cost of the pc? hey...
and now we are talking crysis 2 on high huh? that's right... i wish i could find the article nvidia had on teir site with dual 8800gt...
anything that will run crysis 2 usually can run gta IV just as well, ime.
|But what about this one? Same price|
no, the one that i linked comes with $200 microsoft store credit, you could upgrade the operating system on an old machine and give it to a relative, or keep it as a backup. plus that's the x51, my coworker bought one and alienware/dell took more than a month to build it and send it to him. plus that's not the overclockable 2600 CPU, the one i linked is. and that one has only one videocard, instead of an extra one that could, again, be used in another computer.
|As for the Alienware, it again has a relatively weak graphics card. It does not state the psu in the spec, but one of the reviews states that it is 240 watts, which is very weak for a gaming pc.|
newegg link says 525w, and it is probably one of the hi-pro psu that dell alienware used on their builds that hardocp reviewed
howw does the link not work, btw? i just clicked it, works fine here. what browser?
and last but definitely not least, notice in those newegg pictures, all of those discs. more than likely it is a windows 7 disc with no dell bloatware...
Edited by unc13bud, 24 March 2012 - 02:57 AM.
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