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Old 07-19-2012, 01:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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New Computer Recommendations

Since my current comp is old, I've been wanting to get a better computer lately. Anyone have recommendations? I'm looking for a gaming computer.

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Old 07-19-2012, 01:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: New Computer Recommendations

My recommendation is to avoid any PCs that tell you they'll never go obsolete.

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Old 07-19-2012, 01:35 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: New Computer Recommendations

Important Gaming Computer Features - What to Look For this will tell what to look for in a gaming computer
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Old 07-19-2012, 02:05 AM   #4 (permalink)
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1) pick a budget 2) buy the parts relevant to your interest 3) assemble Newegg.com - Computer Parts, Laptops, Electronics, HDTVs, Digital Cameras and More!
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Old 07-19-2012, 10:04 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Re: New Computer Recommendations

Find the requirements for the most advanced game you plan to play. Base everything around that.

Use this - PassMark Software - CPU Benchmark Charts
Compare the performance/price of your cpu, video card and hard drive on that site.
The way I do it is determine my budget then find the best item in that range. If you are buying a prebuilt system then you would go the opposite direction and find a system in your budget and then look up the parts to make sure they are the best performers.

Video cards are only important for modern games.

RAM is just as if not more important than cpu.

Hard drive speed is much more important than most people assume.
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Old 07-19-2012, 02:15 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Hard drive speed is much more important than most people assume.
especially for steam games
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:18 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Re: New Computer Recommendations

Bump.

One thing I'm also looking for in a computer is windows 7, as I want to stay as far away as possible from windows 8.
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If you're that concerned then you're better off going to a store and buying a W7 install disk separately.
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Building it yourself will probably be cheaper. The only thing I've never done is put a processor into the motherboard but you can buy them already together.

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Check slick deals for some huge discounts on ram and HDD's. But be warned if it's a really good deal whatever company will usually sell out quickly if it's up on slick deals.
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:32 PM   #10 (permalink)
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The only thing I've never done is put a processor
its not really that hard, i screwed up because i didnt realize that the silver thing on the side was a lever that unlocks it
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:46 PM   #11 (permalink)
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You just have to make sure that the mobo and CPU are compatible. If not then if wont have the right amount of pins to fit
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