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Hello. I've been looking into gaming desktops. A few struck my eye, but I don't know much about computing to choose which one. What is the best for games like GTA IV (with graphics mods), Minecraft, Far Cry 3 (ultra), Napoleon: Total War (ultra). Essentially, games like these. What should I choose?

1. http://www.amazon.com/CybertronPC-Kombat-X-GM4242D-Gaming-Desktop/dp/B00A14ZV9K

2. http://www.amazon.com/CybertronPC-Recon-Gaming-PC-Blue/dp/B0080NQDB4

3. http://www.amazon.com/Microtel-Computer%C2%AE-AM7073-Processor-Microsoft/dp/B009XFK1ES

4. http://www.amazon.com/CybertronPC-5150-Escape-Gaming-Orange/dp/B0080NQD14

5. http://www.amazon.com/MaxForce-PC-Defender-7750-FX-4100/dp/B0097QIH58%3FSubscriptionId%3D19BAZMZQFZJ6G2QYGCG2%26tag%3Dsquid1357652-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3DB0097QIH58

6. http://www.amazon.com/iBuyPower-GAMER-POWER-AM699-Desktop/dp/B009O7XGGA
post #2 of 8
i would highly recommend informing yourself a little more on these forums and then go to a local store to build one for you or even build it yourself.

it will be cheaper and the money you save can be invested for games or future hardware upgrades
Edited by Takla - 3/20/13 at 6:51pm
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Yeah, building is a really good experience and your monies will go much further. I've only built one computer but I continue to upgrade it and I'll never buy an already built computer again.
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I would agree with the above responses. The money you are spending on those rigs could be much better spent. You could even find a complete system here on the ocn marketplace. http://www.overclock.net/f/14786/full-systems
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When i built mine, i used two websites to get it done at a low cost ;

(Canadian sites)

Shopbot.ca ; Which search on a lot of buying sites like Newegg, EBay, etc, for the lowest price of an item. The goal is to have a complete build with the lowest prices. Don't care about shipping.

NCIX.com ; This is also a buying site, but you can "Price match". When doing your card, if you found any item that costs least than the NCIX base prices, you can add the URL of the other-site's item and after a verification of your complete card, you get it at that price. Plus, everything is coming from the same warehouse. So you get everything at the same time. That simple.

If you are not ease to build it yourself, just try to get someone who like computer science, which would be willing to help you ! thumb.gif
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It might seem an insurmountable task at first glance, but building is actually very easy if you take a few days to read a little about it. Talk to people here about what parts to order for your budget, and while you wait for them to arrive you can quickly learn the finer details of building. I did my first ever build about a year ago with no help besides the internet. Watch the Newegg YouTube videos "How to Build a Computer," those illustrate the steps perfectly. The most difficult part is plugging everything in correctly, but even that is pretty easy after referencing the motherboard manual.

Overall you will get tons more for your money, and powering on your first build for the first time is an amazing feeling.
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You can easily build a fantastic state of the art computer for under 1k. I highly recommend not skimping on the case and PSU, as those are things that you can keep for the next 3-5 years, while other parts have lower shelf life/easier to upgrade.

Case - 70 to 100 for an excellent mid-tower to full tower
PSU - 50 to 100 for an excellent 500 to 750W bronze or silver rated PSU. Modular preferred of course.
i5 3570k/mobo combo for around 300 to 400 depending on where you live (microcenter will save you 50 to 100 bucks)
RAM - 50 (you will never use more than 8)
HD - 50 (you can also repurpose old one from your old pc, like I did)
GPU - 250 to 300 (there are some good bundles, like the one with bioshock infinite that you can sell to someone for 30-40 bucks online if you don't want it)
OS- if you don't have one 50-150 (if you have a .edu, you can get an upgrade copy for very cheap)
SSD (not necessary)- 50 to 100, or wait later on and buy bigger size for 150-200
CD Drive - 20 (not necessary and you can also repurpose old one)

So the total cost of this PC could run 700-1200, excluding keyboard/mouse/monitor/speakers. All of which you could either use older parts, buy for very cheap, or spend a lot of money on
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Originally Posted by mylilpony View Post

You can easily build a fantastic state of the art computer for under 1k. I highly recommend not skimping on the case and PSU, as those are things that you can keep for the next 3-5 years, while other parts have lower shelf life/easier to upgrade.

If your finicky like me, I'd also throw in a quality UPS on top of a good case and PSU. On a budget you'd probably go cheaper but this is what I'm running at the moment:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00429N19W/ref=wms_ohs_product?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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