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Gamers.....What do you think of this PC ??

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Duffers5000, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. Duffers5000

    Duffers5000 Elite Member

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    Hi All,

    My Son is looking for a new PC...He might do a bit of homework on it but 99.99% of its usage will be Gaming.

    Im not throwing a fortune at it so this is about as much as I want to spend...Any gamers out there give me their opinion on what they think of the specs of this machine, and if you do think its a good piece of kit what upgrades from the extras list would you consider essential ?

    http://www.chillblast.com/pconf.php?productid=18440

    Many thanks
     
  2. Sam Wylde

    Sam Wylde Regular Member

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    You might want to get a better motherboard and get a ssd hard drive. You would also save a ton of money if you got the parts from newegg and made it yourself.
     
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    Go for Chillblast NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 2048MB Graphics Card. You wont repent later.
     
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  4. mak111

    mak111 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    a gaming computer's power houses are the processor, graphics card, and RAM.

    these 3 'engines' are what keeps the game going. you need a good graphics card and RAM to set the game graphics and details on high.
    and a fast processor to basically run the ship.
    the most important change would be your graphics card. get the 2GB one. regular i7 then RAM.
    reason why RAM is last is because its cheap and you can just promsie your kid you'll get him a kingston hyperx ram in a few months if he gets good grades.

    PS "He might do a bit of homework on it but 99.99% of its usage will be Gaming." You're the coolest dad ever.
     
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  5. Duffers5000

    Duffers5000 Elite Member

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    Ok Thanks all for the suggestions. I think I'll dig a bit deeper and get the uprated graphics card. I agree with the build it yourself and save a few quid but kids look down on homemade stuff, I'll have to waste a little so he can tell his mates it actually came from a shop !

    Cheers
     
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    With the upgraded graphics it looks like a solid build
     
  7. darkfury

    darkfury Regular Member

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    <--- pale, grey, no-life gamer here

    regardless of what gfx card, mobo or cpu you get, its all powered by a psu and has to fit into a case without getting too hot, high end pc's generate a lot of heat and run poorly on crap psu's so get spread the budget out, trust me
     
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  8. WTFgraphy

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    you are a pretty cool dad!!!!
     
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    I would suggest Gigabyte Motherboard z68 or higher chipset, 2nd generation processors (1155) or higher, 8gb of RAM, 1k volts powersupply, mid tower or full tower ATX case, Long Fan or liquid cooler for cooling,
    Good video cards geforce or ATI (SLI or Crossfire), Samsung monitors, 64 bit OS, 1 TB of HDD, 125 SSD.
    Fuck!! i forgot something...
     
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    Its good enough for now. But get 16 GB ram, 20 GB SSD for your OS and add an extra fan since it is for gaming and will be under lots of stress.
     
  11. madsem

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    first thing would be maybe to teach your kid that it doesn't matter if it's from a "shop" wtf lol... And then show him to enjoy the bigger graphics card, ram and processor you could get because you bought it from newegg or built it yourself... :p
     
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    Any free slots after your basic configuration for an additional video card? Also, might want to consider a larger second drive and blu-ray if you want use it later as a media center. USB 3.0 I assume? Might want to chose a case with more of a light show depending on the tastes of your son.
     
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    Put bluntly, heres what you're after:

    Intel I5 2500k CPU
    AMD Radeon 5950/5970/5990/6950/6970/6990/7950/7970/7990... you get the point. x950 is the lower end of a powerful card, x970 is the top end of a powerful card and x990 is two powerful cards in one. Right now I'm running a 4850 from 2008 and I've only been unable to max a single game. Metro 2033. Doesn't help with dual monitors but yeah, any of the AMD cards will be fine. Also, it may be an 8 series (x850, x870, x890) but the meaning is still the same. Nvidia cards are overpriced for their use in gaming. Nvidia is a powerhouse when it comes to professional software such as 3D rendering because of CUDA for GPGPU. But gaming? AMD will have the same performance for hundreds less.
    8 Gigs of ram
    1.5tb Western Digital Black Drive or 64+ gig Intel SSD. Get the western digital if you don't have any other storage devices. If you do, then the SSD will work. If you want to spend money, you can get the SSD and a 2tb western digital green drive for storage.
    550 watt PSU with atleast 50 amps on 12v rail


    Last time I specced out a computer for a friend, it was around $700 with a nice monitor, case, keyboard, speakers etc included. If you want to buy something from the store with similar specs... i hope you got a few thousand ready to spend. You should send your kid to a LAN event. Most people there will laugh when they say he wants a prebuilt and not a custom selfbuilt one...
     
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  14. arnx

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    wow...honestly, many kids would wish your their Dad, hehehe, your efforts will be greatly appreciated years down the road...maybe for life by your son......
     
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    i agree with zapdos and a 1TB hard drive instead of the SSD since its for gaming.
     
  17. WhiteDove

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    If you built it yourself it'd be a lot cheaper + better. But if you're sticking with this, upgrade the graphics card and make sure the processor is overclock-able.
     
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    Pretty good man, but you should make your own gaming PC just because it's cheaper go to newegg or go to alienware it's really dope if you want it premade.
     
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    nobody mentions the power supply... you should go for the 750watt or 850watt so that you can make upgrades later without having to worry about if you have enough power to run it. Made that mistake on a custom build a while back... but it's the way to go IMO.