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Buying a pre-built gaming PC? 2012-05-12 22:48:20

i'm thinking about buying a gaming machine for a while since the rig i've got is pretty shitty and really outdated. currently my machine has 1gig of ram, cpu is intel celeron e1200 @ 1.60 ghz and the graphics is integrated. i've had this machine since 07' so i really want a good solid rig that will last me for a while (2+ years).

my general use would be gaming of course, running games such as diablo 3, guild wars 2, etc. at decent quality and also i will be recording video game footage with fraps. i've already got sony vegas and fraps but i just need a computer that can handle it. my recordings will most probably be 720p not 1080p since i don't think its necessary.

also, dont tell me to BUILD MY OWN PC because i am a spastic when it comes to computers, i know anyone whose built a gaming system before and i dont want the hassle of building it. end of story. it may be cheaper and the machine might be more powerful but i just want to buy one since ive got the money for it.

here's the computer: link

and the monitor: link

it has a 60gig primary ssd (for os and games) and a 500gig hdd for frap recordings. the gpu is gtx 560 tiand the cpu is i5-2400 3.1ghz (im not overclocking). psu is ocz series 550w 80+ bronze, would it be enough for the gpu? and it has 8gigs of ram.

it comes with windows 7 home premium and keyboard + mouse.

total price is: £865.51

thoughts?

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Response to Buying a pre-built gaming PC? 2012-05-12 23:04:25

Get a fucking console, and stop wasting your money on graphics cards every two weeks.

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Response to Buying a pre-built gaming PC? 2012-05-12 23:07:28

It's a good price for a good computer.

If you want it, buy it.


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Response to Buying a pre-built gaming PC? 2012-05-12 23:17:11

Waste of money.

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Response to Buying a pre-built gaming PC? 2012-05-12 23:19:10

At 5/12/12 11:17 PM, Skaren wrote: Waste of money.

How is this a waste of money?


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Response to Buying a pre-built gaming PC? 2012-05-12 23:19:50

At 5/12/12 11:17 PM, Skaren wrote: Waste of money.

What he(?) said,just use your current pc until it gives out on you


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Response to Buying a pre-built gaming PC? 2012-05-12 23:21:37

Have fun.


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Response to Buying a pre-built gaming PC? 2012-05-12 23:21:54

At 5/12/12 11:19 PM, beardkiller wrote:
At 5/12/12 11:17 PM, Skaren wrote: Waste of money.
What he(?) said,just use your current pc until it gives out on you

His current PC is terrible.

He wants to play games on his PC. With his current specs, he can't run anything from within the past 6 years.


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Response to Buying a pre-built gaming PC? 2012-05-12 23:23:42

At 5/12/12 11:17 PM, Skaren wrote: Waste of money.

This roight here. Buying a prebuilt computer is stupid and you're paying through the nose for components you'd get for under half the price. You're far better off buying bits and putting it together yourself.

If your hangup is that you can't, just look up a video on youtube or pay someone else to do it. You'll still come in under budget.


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Response to Buying a pre-built gaming PC? 2012-05-12 23:26:42

60gb SSD ~£45
500gb HDD ~£50
2x4gb memory 1333MHz ~£45
OCZ 550w PSU ~£70
Gigabyte GA-H61MA-D2V ~£45
i5 2400 ~£120
560 Ti ~£160
Core 1000 case ~£35

£640 - £570... £70 for getting it pre-built, or you could pay £10 to someone who can push cards into slots.


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Response to Buying a pre-built gaming PC? 2012-05-12 23:48:57

it has an i5 core......

the price is acceptable but it`s far from being a decen gaming pc


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Response to Buying a pre-built gaming PC? 2012-05-12 23:50:24

Thoughts? I think you're an idiot OP. If you don't want to go through the hassle of building it, you could easily ask someone you know to build it for you and give them the cash for the parts plus a small amount of cash for doing the work.

In the end, you will pay much less, you will be getting exacty what you want to specs, and you're giving your friend some cash, rather than a corporation who's job is to rape the sheep like you.

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Response to Buying a pre-built gaming PC? 2012-05-14 12:06:43

At 5/12/12 11:04 PM, Fluttershy wrote: Get a fucking console, and stop wasting your money on graphics cards every two weeks.

stereotypical console elitist

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Response to Buying a pre-built gaming PC? 2012-05-14 12:08:15

At 5/12/12 11:26 PM, Jin wrote: 60gb SSD ~Ã'£45
500gb HDD ~Ã'£50
2x4gb memory 1333MHz ~Ã'£45
OCZ 550w PSU ~Ã'£70
Gigabyte GA-H61MA-D2V ~Ã'£45
i5 2400 ~Ã'£120
560 Ti ~Ã'£160
Core 1000 case ~Ã'£35

Ã'£640 - Ã'£570... Ã'£70 for getting it pre-built, or you could pay Ã'£10 to someone who can push cards into slots.

yeah but the one that i listed comes with windows 7 home premium and a monitor which is easily £200+

so wouldnt my option be better since it has better components?

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Response to Buying a pre-built gaming PC? 2012-05-14 12:16:15

At 5/12/12 11:50 PM, DickBuns wrote: Thoughts? I think you're an idiot OP. If you don't want to go through the hassle of building it, you could easily ask someone you know to build it for you and give them the cash for the parts plus a small amount of cash for doing the work.

In the end, you will pay much less, you will be getting exacty what you want to specs, and you're giving your friend some cash, rather than a corporation who's job is to rape the sheep like you.

read the whole thing, dont wanna build it, got the money

At 5/12/12 11:48 PM, kakalxlax wrote: it has an i5 core......

whats wrong with i5 for gaming?

also whats wrong with the gtx 560 ti? wouldnt it be enough to play modern games nowadays? i know its outdated as fuck but ive heard good reviews about it

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Response to Buying a pre-built gaming PC? 2012-05-14 12:22:23

At 5/12/12 11:04 PM, Fluttershy wrote: Get a fucking console, and stop wasting your money on graphics cards every two weeks.

Had this PC for nearly two years. Spent £900 on a pre-built machine, as I wanted a 64 bit Windows and a new screen (15 inch to a 24 inch widescreen) and it worked out cheaper to get it as part of the deal rather than building it myself.

Can run almost any game on high settings even at 1920*1080 resolution. You don't need to replace your card that often if your smart about keeping it functioning (IE: Don't overclock the shit out of it) and are ok with things looking slightly below top quality as the years go on.

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Response to Buying a pre-built gaming PC? 2012-05-14 12:35:39

At 5/12/12 11:04 PM, Fluttershy wrote: Get a fucking console, and stop wasting your money on graphics cards every two weeks.

what

Anyway, just buy the parts and put them together, way cheaper.

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Response to Buying a pre-built gaming PC? 2012-05-14 12:46:02

At 5/14/12 12:16 PM, MOID wrote:
read the whole thing, dont wanna build it, got the money

Read the whole thing. I said get a friend to build it. You're a moron.


At 5/12/12 11:48 PM, kakalxlax wrote: it has an i5 core......
whats wrong with i5 for gaming?

also whats wrong with the gtx 560 ti? wouldnt it be enough to play modern games nowadays? i know its outdated as fuck but ive heard good reviews about it

i5 is terrible. You want an i7 minimum for gaming.

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Response to Buying a pre-built gaming PC? 2012-05-14 12:57:56

At 5/14/12 12:46 PM, DickBuns wrote: i5 is terrible. You want an i7 minimum for gaming.

You obviously know nothing at all about computers.

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Response to Buying a pre-built gaming PC? 2012-05-14 15:12:54

When are you buying the PC?


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Response to Buying a pre-built gaming PC? 2012-05-14 15:15:37

At 5/14/12 12:46 PM, DickBuns wrote: i5 is terrible. You want an i7 minimum for gaming.

Pnnngh....

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Response to Buying a pre-built gaming PC? 2012-05-14 15:24:28

It's a big investment so do your research first. Find the recommendations for the games you want to play. You don't have to be at the top, but if you're looking at a lot of minimums expect it to be outdated quickly. That's not a low-end PC, but as always it doesn't hurt to do a little future proofing. Research the company you're buying from. Make sure they use high-quality components. Different companies make their own versions of the motherboards and ram and hard drives and you don't want to be buying the low quality ones. Look at reviews of the company itself to get an idea of their build quality and how efficient their customer service is. See what you can get from other sellers for the same price.


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Response to Buying a pre-built gaming PC? 2012-05-14 16:14:12

At 5/14/12 12:46 PM, DickBuns wrote:
At 5/14/12 12:16 PM, MOID wrote:

whats wrong with i5 for gaming?

also whats wrong with the gtx 560 ti? wouldnt it be enough to play modern games nowadays? i know its outdated as fuck but ive heard good reviews about it
i5 is terrible. You want an i7 minimum for gaming.

what he said, or go with AMD like me, cheaper and better


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Response to Buying a pre-built gaming PC? 2012-05-14 16:54:07

Get an Alienware. They are hands-down the best factory gaming PCs. It's what they're built for, and it's what they do.
However, they CAN get a bit pricey...


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Response to Buying a pre-built gaming PC? 2012-05-14 16:57:54

At 5/12/12 11:26 PM, Jin wrote:

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Response to Buying a pre-built gaming PC? 2012-05-14 16:59:07

At 5/14/12 04:54 PM, EnnuiEngram wrote: Get an Alienware. They are hands-down the best factory gaming PCs. It's what they're built for, and it's what they do.
However, they CAN get a bit pricey...

ah, theyre way overpriced. You can do just as good for like half the price.

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Response to Buying a pre-built gaming PC? 2012-05-16 18:39:48

can a 1gb gtx 560 ti run a dual monitor setup? you know, one for gaming and one for chat and stuff.

one monitor ill be playing a game at 1920x1080 resolution. the size is 22".

the second monitor i'll just be using skype, mumble, teamspeak, etc. to communicate with friends. also browsing the internet. size will be 18.5"-19".

can just 1 gtx 560 ti run dual monitor setup? sorry for the newb question

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Response to Buying a pre-built gaming PC? 2012-05-16 18:47:16

Never buy a prebuilt computer.

Just build it yourself.


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Response to Buying a pre-built gaming PC? 2012-05-16 19:41:05

At 5/16/12 06:47 PM, Zanthas wrote: Never buy a prebuilt computer.

Just build it yourself.

I wouldn't say never buy a prebuilt computer.
My last computer could only store 32 GB, 20 of which was used up just from installing Vista. The prebuilt computer I bought runs miles faster than my last one and has hundreds more GB. Still, it can't play many games, so it's nothing special, but if you can't afford making one from scratch, I don't see anything wrong with buying a prebuilt one.

And besides, can't you just buy parts to improve on a prebuilt one too?


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Response to Buying a pre-built gaming PC? 2012-05-16 19:44:25

At 5/16/12 07:41 PM, Chdonga wrote: And besides, can't you just buy parts to improve on a prebuilt one too?

Thats the thing, you cant always do that. If the motherboard sucks (for example, wont let you put any other processor in, only a small amount of ram etc) then you have to buy a new copy of windows (or just torrent it).