Gaming PC - any advice ?

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  1. JustGoFly

    JustGoFly Member

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    I'm looking for a decent Gaming PC. I've got plenty of laptops, so this is intended to be a kick ass video system, quad core i7, and plenty of power. I know I can get something adequate for under $500, but I'm looking for a very decent video card and I think ASUS is quality. I also know I should buy components and build it myself, but I just want PnP.

    What do you think of this ?

    Gamer Chimera4S NE755SLC Desktop PC (ASUS P9X79 series Motherboard) Intel Core i7 3820(3.60GHz) 16GB DDR3 1TB HDD+ 120GB SSD HDD Capacity NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670

    Any recommendations on a better system ?

    My take on the review being 3 star is due to some guys who had shitty builds - which does not take away from the quality of the system.

    Very Valuable Feedback from those in the know - READ:

    Spartacus and Wookie are clearly the most knowledgeable about building your own system. This whole thread is worth reading but the key points are below.

    ImSpartacus:
    Comments on Gamers and Video cards
    Video and other advice with some chats
    Update on a mid priced PC, Great information on Monitors, recommendation on CPU, Video card and SSD

    Wookie:
    Ultimate System
    System recommendations

    ViroMan:
    Video Card compare list


    Just Funny:
    Rex's Terrarium PC


    JustGoFly
     
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  2. Sgt.Security

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    Advice?

    Here it is.
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    Get at least $1000, if you want to build a really good gaming PC.
    Not even including monitor.
     
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  3. w00kie

    w00kie Mustachioed Mexican

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    Send me 5000 EUR, and I'll build, set up, overclock and ship that to you

    Contents:
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    2 x [url=http://geizhals.de/629487]Western Digital Caviar Green 2000GB, SATA 6Gb/s (WD20EARX)[/url]
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    1 x [url=http://geizhals.de/855486]G.Skill TridentX DIMM Kit 32GB PC3-12800U CL7-8-8-24 (DDR3-1600) (F3-1600C7Q-32GTX)[/url]
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    1 x [url=http://geizhals.de/805524]ASUS Maximus V Formula, Z77 (dual PC3-12800U DDR3) (90-MIBII0-G0EAYOVZ)[/url]
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    2 x [url=http://geizhals.de/442246]Cooler Master MegaFlow rot 200x200x30mm,  700rpm, 185.9m³/h, 19dB(A) (R4-LUS-07AR-GP)[/url]
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    Edits:
    (forgot to add OS, you'll get server 2008 r2)
    (no idea how to ship stuff thats over 30 KG, without ordering an over seas container :( )
    (would actually prefer a Xeon, but they are way too expensive)
     
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  4. flasche

    flasche Member Staff Member Moderator

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    i think the case is incredibly ugly.
     
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  5. Reznov

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    wookie, the next time I will buy a PC, I want your assistance.
     
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    Trickster Retired Developer

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  7. w00kie

    w00kie Mustachioed Mexican

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    I'm a NPC when it comes to IT stuff, just PM me at 4 a.m. and I'll help as good as I can.
     
  8. JustGoFly

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    Thx,

    Wookie - looks like a Kick Ass system - and the best of everything. I think I only need THIRD BEST, since this is intended only as a gaming machine and not something for work.

    As for UGLY - I don't entertain in my computer room. I will shove it under a desk and probably disable the damn lights. A lit keyboard would be nice. Eventually it would move into my family room to upgrade the Media Center, and again those damn lights would just be a pain.

    I used to go to Lan Parties. Weekend of flat foods, and high caffeine drinks to play until 3am. But I have no plans to restart those. Guys would show up with flashy cases and I'd still kick their ass in the games :)

    Trickster - nice link !

    Another site I use for deals is:
    http://www.techbargains.com/

    I'd like to stay under $1500 USD.
     
  9. w00kie

    w00kie Mustachioed Mexican

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    most of those midrange setups are weird when you look at them sitting in germany. There are better choices for cases, PSUs and ... oh actually that sites is not that bad.

    Looking at that builds as pure gaming machines, that guide is even great for the average 14yo faggot.

    [​IMG]
     
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    i've built two computers from the logical increments guide. it's a solid resource for gauging price and matching parts. in my opinion, the latest LI guide is all you need to build the right machine.
     
  13. Beerdude26

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    Only buy an i7 if you plan overclocking it, otherwise just go for an i5
     
  14. w00kie

    w00kie Mustachioed Mexican

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    You should be fine with a gtx 650 / 660. For manufaturers I prefer EVGA, their cards seem less cheaply build and they follow Nvidia spec on PCB layout.

    So, do we really need to find you a prebuild sys or will you surrender and build one yourself?

    Tips for prebuild:

    Dell is shit
    Lenovo is sometimes shit (very much depending what series you'r looking at)
    HP makes funky workstations (no idea how their gaming stations look)
    Sony is a cunt.
    Acer is just cheesy (as in build way to cheaply)

    Don't buy AiO systems ever.

    I'll find you some setups later.
     
  15. BigTeef

    BigTeef Bootleg Headshot master

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    I use http://www.velocitymicro.com/WhyVM.php
    They are still relatively new on the market, but pretty good.

    Shouldn't this be in off topic?
    since is a gaming computer and not empires discussion.
     
  16. FN198

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    i see what you did there, bigteef. using reverse psychology to manipulate the mods into not moving this thread
     
  17. BigTeef

    BigTeef Bootleg Headshot master

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    I did what?
     
  18. Trickster

    Trickster Retired Developer

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    I didn't even notice it was in general discussion, I only browse the forums through the new posts function. Thanks for pointing that out, moved.

    Also yeah, stop spamming shitty links that aren't the logical increments guide. It it superior to every other build-guide.
     
  19. ImSpartacus

    ImSpartacus nerf spec plz

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    Those boutiques provide excellent service. But they cost a pretty penny. They are especially useful for sff machines, which I'm quite fond of.

    For most nerdy customers that care more about raw function than form, boutiques aren't the best place to get a pc.
     
  20. JustGoFly

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    Off Topic, General Discussion, Off Off Topic, Not On Topic - until the names make some sense, I'll dump in the woods when the urge happens and where it happens. Now let me squat some more into this topic.

    Wookie - You know that building your own system requires you to stay on top of all those hundreds of components. I used to do that but you have to do it continuously since it changes so frequently. I like ASUS - they've never let me down, I wouldn't touch Dell, Acer, or shit box HP computers. So Asus everything is on the top of my list. That is why the system I previously linked to seemed ideal.

    You also know that all that system knowledge makes you a target for everyone who wants a cheap system - no profit for you. I used to build my own systems - but then I was building them for every family member and neighbor and it completely burned me out. Guys would drop off their case on a weekend and call me ten hours later asking if I was done yet "I'll be out fishing". Here's a six pack of beer - THANKS ! One guy I asked to replace my furnace after spending nine hours building him a system for free, and installing SW and lots of games and shit for his kids, then backing everything up to CD's (pre-dvd days). When he was done I told him - "Nice only four hours work. Makes my nine hour system upgrade really worthwhile for you." At that point his hourly fee discussion went to "Well I guess this one is on me then".

    I have no problem buying a system and swapping out shit components. Tell me what you don't like about that system I chose. It has the GTX 670, ASUS motherboard - but may be over priced. I may look for all the components and price that out - but I don't want to buy the wrong CPU or memory, there really is alot you need to know to get into building your own system.

    I appreciate any advice. Someone should really make a web site that has a Tree that shows all the selections, links to TechBargains for deals, choose this motherboard and you must choose between these memory chips and this is your best place to buy, then you need this CPU and for that option choose between these cooling systems. The best choice would be calculated and someone could just choose some options to find their criteria for best choice. Then advertise for all those manufacturers and GET RICH !

    JustGoFly
     

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