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Old computer died, thinking about getting a new one


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#1 Isfit

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 10:09 AM

So, my old computer (4 years), a pure gaming rig, just died of a short circuit and I was thinking about getting a new computer

 

Now, I basically stopped a lot of gaming, just from time to time and would like to mostly watch videos, browse the web, and skype call.

The thing is, the computer is on for an average of 15-16 hours a day, sometimes longer. It needs to withstand that, which this one clearly didn't :/

 

I would also like an SSD for the OS, maybe a second one if they aren't too expensive now (haven't kept up with the prices for a while now), so that I can boot really quickly.

 

OS would be my W7 64bit Ultimate.

 

I also would like something relatively light-weight (my old gaming rig was easily over 10kg) so that I can transport it from time to time maybe.

 

It also should be able to play games, smoothily and easily, but not at the highest settings, nor for any extended amount of time.

 

A great plus would be if the case was awesome-looking since I value design a lot.

 

I don't know if any of my old hardware survived, but even if it did, maybe new hardware would be better (except the GTX 480, I could maybe reuse that)

 

So yeah, that's basically it.

My budget would be around 1000-1200€, but the cheaper the better :)

 

Thank you in advance,

 

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 06:12 AM

Are you looking for a pre-built gaming rig?


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Posted 15 June 2013 - 06:44 AM

Are you looking for a pre-built gaming rig?

I'm guessing that yes he is looking for a pre-built gaming rig because he didn't mention about building and getting part by part. He just stated his preferences. :)

 

 

So, my old computer (4 years), a pure gaming rig, just died of a short circuit and I was thinking about getting a new computer

 

Now, I basically stopped a lot of gaming, just from time to time and would like to mostly watch videos, browse the web, and skype call.

The thing is, the computer is on for an average of 15-16 hours a day, sometimes longer. It needs to withstand that, which this one clearly didn't :/

 

I would also like an SSD for the OS, maybe a second one if they aren't too expensive now (haven't kept up with the prices for a while now), so that I can boot really quickly.

 

OS would be my W7 64bit Ultimate.

 

I also would like something relatively light-weight (my old gaming rig was easily over 10kg) so that I can transport it from time to time maybe.

 

It also should be able to play games, smoothily and easily, but not at the highest settings, nor for any extended amount of time.

 

A great plus would be if the case was awesome-looking since I value design a lot.

 

I don't know if any of my old hardware survived, but even if it did, maybe new hardware would be better (except the GTX 480, I could maybe reuse that)

 

So yeah, that's basically it.

My budget would be around 1000-1200€, but the cheaper the better :)

 

Thank you in advance,

 

Isfit

 

Would you consider building your own and not buy a pre-built one? I think that you could save a lot and you could customize the way you want it. But of course you would need some time for looking up for parts and comparing each brand and stores although this is a fun job. I'm currently building my 1st ever and i'm loving it so far. Newegg and Amazon could help you a lot in getting the parts that you will need.



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Posted 15 June 2013 - 12:23 PM

I was thinking about a self-built, I never go with pre-built :)

 

But it turns out it was just the PSU, so I exchanged it and now it's working again :) Thank you guys :)






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