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#1 appraisermad

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Posted 09 December 2014 - 02:10 AM

My son has been into gaming on his computer and wants a computer that is made for gaming.  Can anyone give me an idea of entry level that also a decent price.

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Posted 09 December 2014 - 02:37 AM

Make sure the processor speed is over 3.5 GHz and video card should be Radeon or GeForce.

Minimum of 8 GB of RAM or more.

Hard Drive memory of at least 1 TB or more.

 

^Above is just a normal computer specs around 600$ (I based on my desktop computer)

 

A real gaming computer has better specs than what I just mention above, but it will be very expensive. It might costs in the range of 500$-3000$

 

For the price, try aim between 500$-1000$

 

For more example: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2393552,00.asp


Edited by Pat(rick), 09 December 2014 - 02:39 AM.


#3 Pheno^

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Posted 10 December 2014 - 07:42 PM

A couple good companies that come to mind if you want to purchase a pre-built system:
1. CyberPowerPC
2. iBuyPower 

If you're looking to build one yourself, this is a good place to start: PCPartPicker



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Posted 15 December 2014 - 09:03 AM

Here is a $550~ decent gaming build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/rHsRHx



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Posted 19 December 2014 - 01:37 AM

Don't forget SSD drive for faster frame rate.



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Posted 19 December 2014 - 10:52 AM

Don't forget SSD drive for faster frame rate.

The SSD will only improve loading from the hard drive into RAM.  Personally, I don't think they're worth the price.  Keeping your HDD defragged and optimized is just fine and so much cheaper.


Edited by Pheno^, 19 December 2014 - 10:54 AM.


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Posted 07 February 2015 - 08:11 AM

Well.....

 

Processor: a dual-core / a quad-core, starting at 2.4 GHz

a mobo
2x2 GB of memory (or more)

ATI Radeon HD 5700 series

500/640 GB disk

a DVD-writer at x20 (or two, for copying from one DVD to another)
a middle-tower ATX chassis + 450W power supply (and up)

keyboard and mouse + headset
23" inch monitor + loud 2.0 speakers

Windows 7/8 + paid anti-virus software
other: Microsoft Office Starter / Home Student, an 64 GB SSD drive

THIS WILL COME UP TO, about $800+.

You can walk into any computer parts shop and pick one that is most for you, the one that is most balanced by config.


Edited by rhino1366, 07 February 2015 - 08:13 AM.


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Posted 13 February 2015 - 07:38 AM

I will endorse one of the companies Pheno recommended. I bought a laptop from Cyberpowerpc a couple of years ago and it's been nothing but great. 

I don't know about the other company, I looked at them when I was shopping but decided against them and for the other. :blink:


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Posted 15 February 2015 - 10:58 AM

I suggest putting an I-7 rig together at magicmicro.com

 

I have purchased from them before with great success.  You can put something together and link us to it and we can give you advice.  Do you plan to build this pc yourself or did you want one fully built?  Either way magicmicro has some great options.






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