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ArmoredxApple

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ArmoredxApple

I will be getting a new desktop computer for gaming soon and I was wondering what specs I should have on it. I am guessing I should have around 8-12gb of ram, but I have no clue on what the other specs should be. can you guys help me out by saying what specs I would need on a new desktop to be able to run the next generation games for a while. Also, do I need a good monitor, or will any decent one do? And do you guys recommend a certain brand for the pc? Thanks

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yoječ

It all depends on how much you can spend. What country do you live in?

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ArmoredxApple

I live in the US, I'm hoping for the price to be somewhere from $600-1000$

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TheFoxRiverFugitive

Since you said you were willing to go up to $1000, I went ahead and put this one together for $909.

 

OS - Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit - $100

CPU - Intel Core i5-3570k - $210

RAM - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2x4GB) - $79

Motherboard - ASRock B75M-GL R2.0 - $60

Case - Corsair Steel MicroATX Mid Tower - $100

HDD - Western Digital 1TB 3.5" Bare Drive - $80

PSU - Rosewill 80 Plus Gold 650W - $90

GPU - GIGABYTE GTX 660 2GB - $190

 

You'll also need the basic input devices: keyboard, mouse, speakers and monitor (though you could technically use a TV if you decide to use HDMI). Oh, and you'll also need a SATA cable for the HDD.

 

I know it's on the higher end of your budget, but it'll be good to you. Coincidentally, it almost exactly meets the recommended specs for Battlefield 4 (I don't know if you like those games, but hey), and that wasn't even my goal.

Edited by whatsstrength

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ArmoredxApple

thanks for giving me all those specs, now I need to find a computer that has those, because I am not building my own. You say it exactly reaches Battlefield 4s specs, well that doesn't sound like there is room to improve. What if there is a game that comes out in a here that is more demanding than Battlefield 4? Will I have to upgrade just to play it?

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TheFoxRiverFugitive

No, those are the recommended specs, not the minimum, meaning you should be able to play it anywhere from medium to high settings. And of course there are going to be games in the future that will put your computer to the test. You may not be able to run them on high but at least you'll be able to play them.

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yoječ

@whatsstrength: may I ask why did you go for an overclockable CPU, and a mobo that doesn't allow overclocking? (and also why did you choose a previous-gen CPU)

 

@ArmoredxApple: if you don't need to play the games on highest settings, this rig will do without upgrading.

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sivispacem

You won't find anything anywhere near good enough in budget without building yourself. Expect to pay between 40% and 60% more for an equivalent build done by a company.

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SilverRST

Yeah, better build one yourself or let someone build it together.

Some f*cked up stores in my country charges around f*cking 3000 euro and if not worst: 4440 euros!

It comes with an i7-3770K, GTX690 and 32GB RAM. Ridiclous pricing!

The parts i want is around 1700 euro and it's way more powerfull than that stores pile of sh*t.

And a tip, it's always better to have aftermarket cooling solutions.

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TheFoxRiverFugitive

@whatsstrength: may I ask why did you go for an overclockable CPU, and a mobo that doesn't allow overclocking? (and also why did you choose a previous-gen CPU)

sh*t, my bad. From what I've read from some newegg reviews the 4000 series doesn't give enough of a performance boost to warrant the upgrade from a 3000 series chip.

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yoječ

That's absolutely true, there is no point in upgrading the third gen i5/i7 to fourth gen in an already existing PC. But buying a new PC is a different story - 4th gen is just a tad more expensive, so it's more reasonable. :)

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TheFoxRiverFugitive

Yeah I see where you're coming from. Sorry about the motherboard f*ckup.

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Killerdude

If saving money is something you value quite Highly, I'd recommend my AMD based build, Otherwise the Above are quite good.

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ArmoredxApple

I would like to build my own PC, but I have no clue how to. Is it hard, or would a guy that knows pretty much nothing about PC's be able to build his own?

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Killerdude

I would like to build my own PC, but I have no clue how to. Is it hard, or would a guy that knows pretty much nothing about PC's be able to build his own?

Its insanely easy, If in doubt, check some guides online, I built my own without any problems, following these guides of course.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ArmoredxApple

Yah, I think I will look for a while for a decently priced pre-built one, then later on if I want a new one, I will either upgrade mine or build my own. Thanks for all the help guys!

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Stinky12

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($224.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($298.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($98.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $967.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-27 16:33 EST-0500)

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/29OFA

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