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Post by Rosie on Sat Jun 23, 2012 1:14 am

Hello, I'm looking into buying a new computer, I wanna game on mostly

What computer parts do you recommend? How much is overboard?I would ask more questions about it but I dont really know where to start :s what
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Post by Alaeri on Sat Jun 23, 2012 3:57 am

Since I think I'm the only one that's computer literate here (IE, I've built my own computer and know how to troubleshoot it), I'm going to ask a few questions.

What games will you be playing?
What else are you going to use your computer for?
Will you be taking it to college/need it for school?
What is your budget?

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Post by EsotericWhim on Sat Jun 23, 2012 4:01 am

*Defers to Andrea*

Biggest question is probably laptop vs desktop and then you can take it from there.

*Pets her purdy laptop*
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Post by Rosie on Sat Jun 23, 2012 4:02 am

Hah, my best friend is actually helping me..and Whim:I'm going for a desktop. I hate laptops.

Ala:I'm so sorry for posting this after getting help......
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Post by Blair Phoenix on Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:13 am

EsotericWhim wrote:*Defers to Andrea*

Biggest question is probably laptop vs desktop and then you can take it from there.

*Pets her purdy laptop*
Laptops are crap for gaming though Razz *As I type away from my laptop*

Oh, and though she doesn't stop by here much anymore, DT is also computer literate Ala.
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Post by Alaeri on Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:08 am

Blair Phoenix wrote:Oh, and though she doesn't stop by here much anymore, DT is also computer literate Ala.
Therefore I'm the only computer literate one here Razz


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Post by EsotericWhim on Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:08 am

Depends on the type of gaming and what you want in a computer.

Proper gaming laptops perform perfectly well if you spend a reasonable amount on them, and if you require the portability/space saving that a laptop affords.

If you don't need the portability and prefer desktops, then they are certainly the way to go cost and power wise.

But I must admit, it drives me slightly nuts to hear people say they suck for gaming when they don't. They're just not as powerful as desktops, and to be perfectly honest, unless you're looking at performance benchmarks, then you really won't notice that much, if any of a difference between a good gaming laptop and a desktop.
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Post by Alaeri on Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:13 am

Rosie wrote:Hah, my best friend is actually helping me..and Whim:I'm going for a desktop. I hate laptops.

Ala:I'm so sorry for posting this after getting help......
No biggie. Just know that I know a shit ton Iamsmuggerthanyouare

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Post by EsotericWhim on Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:51 am

Alaeri wrote:
Rosie wrote:Hah, my best friend is actually helping me..and Whim:I'm going for a desktop. I hate laptops.

Ala:I'm so sorry for posting this after getting help......
No biggie. Just know that I know a shit ton Iamsmuggerthanyouare

And modest. Can't forget modest. Rolling Eyes
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Post by Alaeri on Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:54 am

EsotericWhim wrote:
Alaeri wrote:
Rosie wrote:Hah, my best friend is actually helping me..and Whim:I'm going for a desktop. I hate laptops.

Ala:I'm so sorry for posting this after getting help......
No biggie. Just know that I know a shit ton Iamsmuggerthanyouare

And modest. Can't forget modest. Rolling Eyes
What'chu talkin' 'bout? I am the epitome of modest.

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Post by Rosie on Sat Jun 23, 2012 1:31 pm

Hah, I bet you do..but it's easier with someone who's physically here owo
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Post by EsotericWhim on Sat Jun 23, 2012 3:04 pm

Rosie wrote:Hah, I bet you do..but it's easier with someone who's physically here owo

Whim after bugface
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Post by Rosie on Sat Jun 23, 2012 3:44 pm

O__O ?
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Post by Rosie on Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:54 pm

Oh and Ala here's what my friend recommended http://www.se7ensins.com/forums/threads/the-falcon-computer-build-guide.498772/ (that I am in the excellent/outstanding column) but to do my research. The only thing I absolutely need/want is the GTX 670,i5 and antec/seasonic 520w(620 would be over kill) PSU

other than that, i'm not too picky..

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Post by Alaeri on Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:38 am

As I said, I need to know the answers to the questions I asked to determine if that's good for you or not. Because depending on exactly what you're doing, that could even be overkill.

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Post by Rosie on Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:52 am

What games will you be playing? Anything I can. Guld wars, Just cause 2, tf2, minecraft (on fancy graphics ftw finally) Video editing software, portal 1 and 2 basically Can I run it makes me cry. It says "go fuck yourself"


Battle field on ultra,because I will be able too, and if I'm in a good enough mood maybe WoW. Crisis on Ultra :3 Basically I'm tired of my computer saying "sorry, but you can fuck yourself over. you can not play these games because you need a better CPU, GPU, PSU, and RAM"
What else are you going to use your computer for? Gaming and some video editing software, mostly the first thing.
Will you be taking it to college/need it for school? Yes.
What is your budget?1000-1325
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Post by Demon on Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:07 am

Alaeri wrote:Since I think I'm the only one that's computer literate here (IE, I've built my own computer and know how to troubleshoot it), I'm going to ask a few questions.

If they ever make a robotic-live-acting-horse-pet-thing, I exactly who to go for if I need advice.

Spoiler:
I just imagined you on a merry-go-round. o-o
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Post by Alaeri on Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:31 am

You do know a GTX 670 is around $420? That's nearly half of your budget, and to be honest it's not needed to play those games adequately. I'm only running a VTX3D 6870x2, and I play games just fine and that's a fairly old GPU by today's standards. If you get a 670, you're going to have to scrimp on the other parts at that price range.

Are you sure you don't want a laptop? There are very nice 'gaming' laptops that can play all of those games really well and are a little over $1000. (The only downside would be lack of upgrading, but I'm not sure if you'd even be comfortable doing that.) It'd also make it easier when you head off to college, especially if you'll be in dorms.

This is what I'd get personally at that price range:
ASRock Z77 PRO3 Motherboard
Intel i5-2500K
EVGA SuperClocked GTX 570
Antec NEO ECO 520w
G.Skill 2x4GB DDR3 1600
CoolerMaster 212+ CPU Cooler
Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB (mechanical drives are kind of expensive now thanks to the flooding in Thailand)
Comes to $816.93

All you need to do would be to pick a case and a CD/DVD drive if you were building it yourself.

Demon wrote:
Alaeri wrote:Since I think I'm the only one that's computer literate here (IE, I've built my own computer and know how to troubleshoot it), I'm going to ask a few questions.

If they ever make a robotic-live-acting-horse-pet-thing, I exactly who to go for if I need advice.

Spoiler:
I just imagined you on a merry-go-round. o-o
Why am I always doing strange things in your head? no loves me crycry

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Post by Rosie on Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:42 am

I'm fantasizing Ala..*sigh*
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Post by Demon on Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:55 am

[quote="Alaeri"]
Demon wrote:
Alaeri wrote:If they ever make a robotic-live-acting-horse-pet-thing, I exactly who to go for if I need advice.

Spoiler:
I just imagined you on a merry-go-round. o-o
Why am I always doing strange things in your head?

It's not you. It's me.
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Post by Alaeri on Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:31 pm

Rosie wrote:I'm fantasizing Ala..*sigh*
What? Why? O.o

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Post by Rosie on Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:44 pm

because. I want my gtx 670 damnit. WHAT IS at least im not getting the 690 or 2 670's
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Post by Alaeri on Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:48 pm

Oh. I read that the wrong way the first time.

You said you weren't even a gamer/know anything about computers and now you want a GTX 670? It's complete overkill and you'd probably want to go with a 620W PSU then for a little overhead.

The build/parts I listed are fine for the games you said you wanted to play.

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Post by Rosie on Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:37 pm

I'll consider it. Very Happy thanks Ala
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Post by Alaeri on Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:28 am

You're welcome Smile

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