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Are either of these good?

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#1 Thranduilien


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Posted 01 January 2018 - 01:09 PM

Hi everyone, 


I'm looking for a new computer to game on, mostly I would like to play The Sims 3, Path of Exile and Grim Dawn. I don't do anything else that would be taxing for a computer (I have some ebooks and music) so my focus is on something that would play these games. I'm in Canada and would ideally like to buy from Costco, however I am aware that they don't have a really varied selection.


I don't know anything about the internal workings of a computer, how much I would need to spend to get a PC that would do what I want it to do and realistically I don't want to spend that much. I'll be hooking it up to my t.v. and I'll never be the type to want multiple monitors (I'm under the impression that is more taxing). I'm wondering if either of these would be any good, if I should keep looking or if I'll never get anything good for around $1,000 CAD.






I know the second one listed is for over $1k so I'm obviously willing to go a bit higher, but if the first is good enough I would like to keep the price down as much as possible. Keeping with full disclosure, after the warranty is up I could most likely find someone to add more RAM or other components to try and 'keep up' but I wouldn't want to mess with things while in the warranty. Anyone I could get to install a couple of parts I could NOT get to build a PC. (It's been the suggestion, even knowing I know nothing.)


I would really appreciate any help at all, I'm really clueless and have no idea what direction I should be going in.

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#2 Drillingmachine


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Posted 01 January 2018 - 01:41 PM

Second one seem to have "OK" specs although there are many parts that have only generic description (PSU, SSD etc).

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 12:18 PM

Are you willing to go for a online option?


Not saying the HP omen is bad there as its got decent enough specs but you could do better with a prebuilt.


Its a shame that GPU priices are so outrageous right now as building your own computer usually offers you a better machine than a pre built but alas.


Unless you are willing to wait that is, right now GPU's are out of stock thanks to cryptomining and RAM prices are also going back up


For a good alternative I would go for origin PC right now




They offer many good customization options and at a fair price and offer payment plans.


Sure it will probably be more money but OriginPC offers a great prebuilt option


CyperopwerPC is okay as are some of the other pre built makers but Origin is very good.


In any case wait a bit, PC gaming right now is rather nuts thanks to overpriced GPU's and new parts will come out later this year.


It may be best to save your money so that when GPU prices become reasonable again it will pay off.


I would not buy that HP in any case, sure its a new machine now but best off to wait.

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Posted 22 March 2018 - 03:19 AM

If you are in a larger sized town or a city, go to a independent PC repair shop, and see what they can do for you (stay away from the big box stores like Best Buy/Costco/Staples...)  We run one in Medicine Hat and we build a tower similar to that one for about $700, and I also would not get an AMD processor Intel is better ( ours is refurbished which keeps the cost down, but you still get a 1 yr warranty, so if we can do it a guy in your area should be able to, if not pm me and we will build it for you!) the games that you want to play will not be that "resource intensive" so the hardware that they are listing is good enough and then some ( a little overkill for those specific games in my opinion) but it will also allow you to play higher quality games if you choose to do so as well

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Posted 28 March 2018 - 12:15 AM

Both the options you have mentioned are nice. But i would recommend the second option with respect to the specs mentioned. 

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Posted 28 September 2018 - 03:08 AM

hi they both seem decent computers but if you can build your own that would be a better option. i know you are new to computers but building one is a great learning curve. i myself wasn't very experienced with the inner working of the computer also known as the components. but i have built 2 computers and have enjoyed the experience, the best part is that you know exactly whats going in it when you look at specs of some computers you can look and go yes it looks good but its only get this psu or this ram when you build it yourself you can have the best if you want or at least half decent components.

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