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#1 LOVEMYPC

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 07:18 PM

HI,I was rooting around in BC as saw the post about building a PC for
gaming,what is the real big difference between a gaming PC and just run
of the mill desktop PC for personal use,thanks

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 08:24 PM

It depends on what you mean by personal use.

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#3 LOVEMYPC

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 04:22 AM

HI,on the order of the DELL E521 I AM on right now or a little better for personal use.

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 10:27 AM

what is the real big difference between a gaming PC and just run
of the mill desktop



short and sweet answer is ,Video Card ,then ram and ,power supply ,hardrive speed ,the list can go on and on .

Edited by caperjac, 23 September 2012 - 10:40 AM.

My answers are my opinion only,usually


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Posted 25 September 2012 - 01:42 PM

Whatever you want it to be. I write/play simulation games, so having a powerful processor is more important than a high end graphics card. Graphic designers will more likely need a good graphics card and plenty of RAM.

For web browsing, you need a computer with a mouse and a keyboard.

Personal use doesn't really say a lot, what are the personal uses for it? Facebook and email? Video editing? The more you tell us, the more we can tell you :wink:
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