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What's a good gaming pc for $1000?

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  1. supwd

    supwd Senior Member

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    I just bought an expensive laptop last month which is pretty powerful, but I didn't get one with a good video card since I don't really do gaming... so I can use your guys help. I wanna spend like $1,000 total including tax, only going to use this like 5 hours a week, since I rather be making money ;), but when I use it I want it to be good quality.

    Basically getting it for SC2 to play on ultra settings, would this PC be sufficent?
    http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/saved/1CM7H9
    I never used one of these sites before, but their prices are pretty cheap to get you all hooked up, especially since I don't want to put everything together even though I have done it many times, it's not that hard, just don't have much time.

    Would and AMD or Intel be better for this situation? Is my video card pretty good? I picked a Radeon Graphics card, if I'm getting an Intel should it be an Nvidia?

    Any other suggestions welcome!
     
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    Jared255 Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    why not just upgrade your video card on your expensive laptop? much cheaper
     
  3. supwd

    supwd Senior Member

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    Can you do that a toshiba? I thought you couldn't?
     
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    xxf8xx Supreme Member

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    Build a PC from the ground up. Mine cost me $2k but you can probably build a decent one for $1k. Not to mention I built mine about a year ago so prices are probably dropped by now.
     
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    xboxps3wow Power Member

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    Why not get a PS3? its awesome for gaming :)
     
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    kriss_kringle Newbie

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    Go to alienware site and customize a desktop or a laptop then order it and you're done or you can do what xboxps3wow said,buy a ps3 if you want something exclusively for games.
     
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    sjarry34 Newbie

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    i say build your own, it's a hell of a lot cheaper and you know you're going to have quality parts. You can specify certain parts when you customize on a website, but some of the real important parts (motherboard, power supply) you can't choose and they'll end up giving you the cheapest they have. I built mine for around $800 (parts from newegg) and it runs all of the latest games without a hitch.
     
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    Alienware is always a good option for gaming, consider it.
     
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    xxf8xx Supreme Member

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    Alienware is good except the fact that it's crazy over priced.
     
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    alienware
     
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    c0rrup Regular Member

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    amd ii x6, radeon 5850, 8gb ram, 24 inch monitor, 500gb hdd

    can get all that and more for under 1k, just build it from newegg.
     
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    Don't buy alienware, it's extremely overpriced.. It's only for brags/looks.
    As people said, build your own. You could probably ask at an overclocking forum and some guys would put together the best parts for 1000$ and you could just buy them and put it together.
     
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    Although AlienWare Computers are really amazing but they are way over priced but if you want something like that Alienware is a good option you can also check Acer's Predator which was just launched to rival alienwares and since most of these worth above $3k++ why not just build one your self it would cost less than $1k++ although it may not look as great as alienware or acers predator but it would certainly run like a monster and can even compete these both.
     
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    I vote for building your own also. I build a new one every 18 months or so, and the last three have all been under $800. And every one of them is smokin fast. Go to newegg and look for the best in every thing, then just drop down a slight bit and you will notice a huge drop in price. i.e. instead of a 3.0ghz quad core go with 2.8 and you will drop 50% and never know the difference. If you need help pm me, i love building these things.
     
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    That one secund link looks good to me for gaming!
     
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    Asus. They manufacture their own motherboards. The laptops and PCs are cheaper than other brands and tricked out. They have the 1 year I dropped this out of my window give me another one warranty, too.
     
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    Shouldn't you be using those extra CPU cycles for an IM campaign? If you must game go to tomshardware.com if you want to do some serious research.
     
  19. waterman262

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    get a ps3 or xbox360 for games and use your computer for work. That way you avoid the distraction and intermix of the two activities.