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Buying new computer for gaming, need help deciding!


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#1 kikkilee

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 12:57 PM

Hey all.....I am thinking of buying the HP Pavilion Elite e9200z series.....because its customizable, I have some choices to make....

http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/shopping...rmance_desktops


1. should I go with an AMD or Intel processor
2. which video card is better ----512MB NVIDIA GeForce G210 or 1GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 220

The extent of gaming is World of Warcraft, and possibly everquest, nothing too major.....
My budget is $700.00. thanks!

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#2 RainbowSix

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 05:05 PM

here: http://www.ibuypower.com/Store/Configurators.aspx?mid=75

choose these options:

Netbook / Notebook Bundle: None
Case: Nzxt Apollo Gaming Tower Case Black
iBUYPOWER Labs - Noise Reduction: None
iBUYPOWER Labs - Internal Expansion: None
Case Lighting: None
Processor: AMD Athlon™ II X2 250 Dual-Core CPU
Processor Cooling: Certified CPU Fan and Heatsink
Memory: 4 GB [2 GB X2] DDR2-800 PC6400 Memory Module-Corsair-Value or Major Brand
Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 5750 - 1GB Single Card
Free Game for ATI Video Card: (your choice)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA785G-UD3H -- AMD 785G / SB710 Hybrid CrossFire Chipset w/7.1 Sound, Gb LAN, S-ATA Raid, USB 2.0, PCI-E MB
Power Supply: 600 Watt -- Power Supply SLI Ready
Primary Hard Drive: 500 GB HARD DRIVE -- 16M Cache, 7200 RPM, 3.0Gb/s-Single Drive
Data Hard Drive: None
Optical Drive: 22X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive-Black
2nd Optical Drive: None
Flash Media Reader/Writer: None
Meter Display: None
Floppy Drive: None
Sound Card: 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard
Network Card: Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium + [Free 60-Day !!!] Microsoft Office 2007(Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access ....)-64-Bit
Keyboard: None
Mouse: None
Monitor: None
2nd Monitor: None
Speaker System: None
External Hard Drives [USB 2.0/eSATA]:None
USB Flash Drive: None
Power Protection: None
Printer: None
Headset: None
MP3/MP4 Player: None
Video Camera: None
Warranty: Standard Warranty Service-Standard 3-Year Limited Warranty + Lifetime Technical Support
Rush Service: No Rush Service, Estimate Ship Out in 5~10 Business Days

All that works out to $683. That's a better deal than anything you would get from HP.
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#3 IrishGrimReaper

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 11:26 PM

Would you consider building your own rig? You know, you buy the parts separate and build it together yourself?
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Posted 12 November 2009 - 12:07 PM

Would you consider building your own rig? You know, you buy the parts separate and build it together yourself?



I'm pretty good with hooking up the hardware, but I have a problem figuring out compatibility...what MoBo goes with what processor, etc....And not having an accessible comp to do research tends to be a pain, so I was looking for something already built.....

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 11:08 PM

Well, if we give builds they will all be compatible :blink: So really all you gotta do is put it together, if you've never done it before it's worth the venture. I think you'll enjoy it alot!;)

For a tiny bit over your budget I came up with this. This is great compared to the pre-made you were going to get!
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Posted 16 November 2009 - 06:38 PM

ibuypower = bad.
HP = good. There we go. Go for HP/Gateway, they are great for budget PCs. Also maybe AVADirect? Although they do specialize in intense enthusiast rigs..




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