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#1 Cadiann

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 05:16 PM

I posted a topic here quite a while ago, for the same thing, but I didn't get much help. So I'm back, asking for help again, from the only people I know that can help (maybe). :)

I'm looking for a gaming computer, but not something fancy and worth $2000. I need something cheap that can play what I want to play. There are only three games I really want to play. I'll list the system requirements below. I'd love it if someone can track down a computer that is capable of playing these games, and link me to it. I've found two computers that I think can play the games, but I'm not entirely sure. I don't know much about graphics cards and stuff, so I'm kinda hopeless here. xD;

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Amnesia: The Dark Descent
OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
Processor: 2.0Ghz
Memory: 2048MB
Disc Space: 500MB
Video Card: Radeon X1000/GF 6

Penumbra
OS: Windows 2000/XP/Vista
Processor: 1.5Ghz
Memory: 512MB
Disc Space: 2.0GB
Video Card: Radeon 8500/GeForce 3 (GeForce4MX not supported, Integrated graphics might not work)

Skyrim (recommended requirements, not minimum)
OS: Windows 7/Vista/XP (32 or 64 bit)
CPU: Quad-core Intel or AMD CPU
RAM: 4 GB
HDD: 6 GB free disk space
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GXT 260/ATI Radeon 4890 with 1 GB Graphics Memory
Sound Card: DirectX 9 Compatible
DirectX: Version 9.0c

I don't need to get Skyrim, so I'm not entirely concerned about it. I could get it for Xbox 360, though I'd prefer it on PC.

The two computers I've found so far are eMachines and Acer. I can't afford expensive gaming computers. The most I can afford will be $500, and even that's a stretch. Christmas is coming, and my parents are short on money. They won't be able to help out much. I only have about $200 to put towards it, assuming I get as much as I think I'm going to for Christmas this year. I'd also prefer something new, not refurbished. I've had bad experiences with used or refurbished technology. :(

Any help is very much appreciated. :) Thank you in advance.
YOU. Yeah, you. Have you played Amnesia: The Dark Descent? Do you know of a moderately priced or a cheap computer that is capable at playing it? Message me! Please and thank you. :D

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 07:29 PM

Those 2 desktops you chsoe won't be able to play any of those games since they both have integrated graphics.

ZT Affinity 7134Ma - $500

iBuyPower Gamer Power 568D3 - $400

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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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Posted 06 December 2011 - 10:55 PM

Out of the two that you suggested, which do you recommend?
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Posted 07 December 2011 - 06:57 AM

The ZT Affinity because it has a quad core processor which is a lot faster then dual core, larger hard drive and better graphics.

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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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Posted 08 December 2011 - 08:43 PM

Is Radeon better than Nvidia when it comes to OpenGL games? Two of the games I want to play are OpenGL games.
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Posted 08 December 2011 - 10:41 PM

It would all depend on the game itself and OpenGL supports both AMD and Nvdia 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
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png


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Posted 10 December 2011 - 09:06 PM

If I decided I didn't want Skyrim for the PC, just Amnesia and Penumbra (system requirements are in the first post), would the two computers I posted first work, if I bought the NVidia GTX 460 graphics card and had someone switch out the cards for me?
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Posted 11 December 2011 - 03:21 AM

The first 2 computer will work with those 2 games. Well if you plan to use a GTX460 on those 2 system, it wouldn't work since there is not enough power and i'm not to sure what kind of power supply they use.

>Michael 
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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Posted 11 December 2011 - 03:24 AM

One of my friends recommended this one. Would this work for those two games? Thank you for your help.
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Posted 11 December 2011 - 04:30 AM

It's a weaker model but it would be able to run it.

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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 11 December 2011 - 04:45 AM

What settings of the game do you think it'll play, graphics wise?
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Posted 11 December 2011 - 04:49 AM

It's a weaker model but it would be able to run it.

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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 11 December 2011 - 08:31 PM

Thank you. I'll be getting that one then, to at least hold me over until I can somehow scrape up enough money to buy a really nice one with really good graphics and a bunch of space. And maybe a touch screen monitor.
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Posted 11 December 2011 - 11:35 PM

I don't think a touch screen monitor is necessary for gaming.

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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 11 December 2011 - 11:45 PM

Not for gaming, but for other things I want to do. :) Right now, I use a tablet for art. If I had a touch screen, things would be so much easier! And whenever I want to play games, I can just use the mouse.
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