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i personally would take maingear, solid machines, and definately good looking with good prices
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post #12 of 27
ur son wont need a 990x if his not doing any Video editing a i5 2500k will suit all his needs for only 200bucks
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troll? A 990 Extreme for your son.....
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Here is the config im going to order sometime in november so keep telling me further tweaks(getting him this because he made the varsity basketball team for middle school).
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post #15 of 27
Holy **** I'm 15....does your son really need a 990x....That's 6 cores....games barely use 4 as it is.....damn...3k Christmas present lol....you can save more money with a desktop....plus why do you want him to take his 3k laptop to his friends....he's only 13 it might get broken....or spill something on it.
post #16 of 27
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troll? A 990 Extreme for your son.....
No not troll i just dont know what to pick so i just picked something random read the final decision( or partially final)
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post #17 of 27
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No not troll i just dont know what to pick so i just picked something random read the final decision( or partially final)
Just build your son a good gaming desktop. A great gaming setup for him that would last several years would be bout $900 excluding monitor.
post #18 of 27
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ur son wont need a 990x if his not doing any Video editing a i5 2500k will suit all his needs for only 200bucks
Thats why im asking all of you i sometimes use my sig rig for gaming but mostly for video editing
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post #19 of 27
1. DO NOT get 'X' series CPU's unless you absolutely NEED 12 cores - i.e. ONLY if your doing HEAVY video editing / rendering. If not, it is a 100% waste of money that will never be used in gaming (within 5 years). For gaming, after having 4 cores, all you need is CPU speed.

2. If its just being used for gaming 8gb is more than enough. I only upgraded from 4gb to 8gb because of my rendering work.

3. Anything over 15" is not portable. They weigh a ton, and are massive. I dont know the screen size of either of those, but thats what i've found with laptops in general.

4. Get a SAGER. Much better price. This, by default, will do all the gaming you'll ever need: http://www.sagernotebook.com/index.p...el_name=NP8150 If you REALLY want to, go to a 580m or 6990m. Either way you'll be well under $2000.

Im personally using that laptop (last october), with an i7 740qm, 8gb DDR3 and a GTX 460m. With that, I can play any game out there at 720p. I could have gone for a 480m, but to me more cores was important for rendering / photoshop (and a $1500 budget). I can game on my desktop.
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post #20 of 27
I would ask him if he truley wants to go the PC route because maybe he has a lot of friends that play console, and since he is only 13 it'll be hard to find a group on the PC
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