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Upgrading to new gaming PC


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#1 Ryan12

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 02:42 PM

Hard drive on my old PC is about to fail. It had 1 GB ram and 37 GB capacity.

I don't know much about hardware so I'm looking for advice on a replacement. I'll reinstall my old friend bf1942, and add a few currently popular games. Thinking $700-1000.

My computer guy recommended:
- Intel i7 + processor
- min 4 GB ram (but I'm thinking 6 or 8)
- Nvidia or ATI graphics card. If you could examine the graphics cards for the links below that would be helpful.
- Any new computer's hard drive capacity will do as I'm only concerned about storing the games.

I want to make the purchase asap but I want to make sure I'm getting good bang for buck.

Please provide some recommendations!

http://tinyurl.com/3nj8o89
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=411715&CatId=1886
http://tinyurl.com/3zmytpc
http://www.compusa.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=19568&SRCCODE=CNETCMPUSA&cm_mmc_o=2mHCjC2WHaCjCVqHCjCdwwp&cpncode=22-124638012-2

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#2 killerx525

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 01:07 AM

The one from Bestbuy is the best one of all simply because of the dedicated graphics card!

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 20 June 2011 - 02:18 PM

Thanks for the input. I ended up purchasing that one before seeing your reply, as someone else also suggested the Asus.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 04:17 PM

Nice computer for that price.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png





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