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Need advice on buying a new gaming computer


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#1 munchmann32

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 11:32 PM

I am looking into buying a new gaming computer and know nothing about computers at all except how to turn them on and off and the simplest stuff, so I have no idea what I'm looking for when buying one, and oblivious to building one. I found a website that sells computers called Cyberpowerpc.com but I don't know if that is a respected site.

I am on a budget of $800 and below (tower only). I found some cool looking computers there, but I don't know if they can handle what I want them too. I like playing games. So which of these computers will do the best running the game Crysis. I don't like the game itself, but a computer that can run that game can pretty much run any other game, so I'm just using it as an example.

Here are the computers I found. If someone can tell me which one is the best, or if they just completely blow and don't be afraid to suggest another computer that you may know of :

1. http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/Intel_C...7_Configurator/

2. http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/Gamer_Dragon_8000/

3. http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/Gamer_Ultra_9000_GT/

--There are a lot of computers on the site near my budget, so if someone is familiar with this site and can suggest the best computer please do so.


I picked these because they where around my price range, and I want the best I can afford. ($800)

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 07:46 AM

The second setup you posted is the best out of the two, but I couldn't get the top one to work.

The setup you posted at the bottom is really great, especially if you can get it for $800. I would try to get vista 64-bit though because I've heard xp 64-bit has a lot of issues.
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Posted 27 July 2009 - 06:15 PM

Thanks for your comment. I think I fixed the top link, and the very bottom setup sold yesterday. =/

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 06:36 PM

Eh, I've heard bad things about that company... or maybe it was another similar one.

The all seem to lack at least one major thing that I would want upgraded.

In the end, I would probably go for the first option, BUT I would upgrade the graphics card. You want it for gaming? Then you're using your graphics card almost all of the way. I'd configure it and get the 9800GT, the one shown in the recommended(ones with pictures), and choose the EVGA brand, since its a pretty good one.

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 06:53 PM

Ok, the good thing about that site is you can customize the computer. Are the Nvidia 9800Gt's or the Radeon 4870's better.

And are these good computers to choose from, or is that just the best computer out of the three because I don't want a crappy computer.

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 07:12 PM

Well, the first one has an i7 processor, which is the best of the three that I know of there. The other two are probably fairly close, but the i7 is the best on the market, I think.

I think they're fairly good. You know they don't come with a screen- you'll have to buy that separate. For the price overall, its a good deal IMO.

Between the 9800GTs and the Radeon 4870s, the Radeon probably edges it out, but I don't exactly know. They're really close in the end I would guess- someone else probably knows better.

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#7 munchmann32

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 11:43 PM

Ok thanks Vaerli for your help.

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 10:04 AM

the 4870 is actually quite faster than a 9800GT. Definitely go for it.
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Posted 28 July 2009 - 09:45 PM

I see computers with 2 graphics card instead of one. Does having two really make that big of a difference.

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 07:33 PM

So, anyone else want to give me some advise on which computer to get?




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