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What's a good gaming PC

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Lucy1984, Jun 3, 2012.

  1. Lucy1984

    Lucy1984 Junior Member

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    Looking to get a gaming PC, thinking no more than $1300 - any suggestions?
     
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    Don't buy alienware, they'll rip you off.

    Learn about PC components, do your research and build your own. Would save you a lot of money and you will know how to upgrade it in the future
     
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    Build your own.

    EG of gaming pc in my opinion should be like : i7 processor, 8 GB ram, 4gb graphic card.

    See the reviews and buy it, assemble it yourself.
     
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    marusia Senior Member

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    +1 for building your own. I use tigerdirect for building my desktops.
     
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    A Playstation
     
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    If you wanna get into pure gaming then get a xbox or PS 3

    For pc, go with Alienware configs
     
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    redclover BANNED BANNED

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    I have heard that Alienware and Asus both make good gaming PCs.
    However if I was you I would read up on PC Hardware and build your
    own.

    Good Luck
     
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    Build your own using Newegg, TigerDirect, and/or eBay.

    Use this:
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    Alienware pc's are nice. But as others already mentioned, they are overpriced.
    Don't make the same mistake as I did and buy 4 GB RAM only. It's definitely not enough for any newer game. RAM is really cheap nowadays, so buy at least 8 GB.

    Next thing what is important is the graphic card fan. It seems like some graphic card manufacturer tend to put the crappiest fans on earth on their $400 cards. One of those damn fans has blown up my whole pc one summer. $2200 down the drain because of a shitty fan! So take a good look at the fan. Is is cheap and crappy don't buy it.
    Same goes for the CPU fan, especially if you buy an AMD. Don't save on the wrong things and buy a decent Papst or Zalman fan.
     
  12. Lucy1984

    Lucy1984 Junior Member

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    Well I'll take the "build your own PC" suggestions as compliments because that is probably the last thing I am skilled in. I was thinking of the ASUS G75 - Best Buy has it for under $1300 and the reviews seem to pretty high from various sites I've looked at. Tiger Direct has it listed for $1400. I did see a handful of negative reviews on AlienWare.
     
  13. Theodore

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    I have to agree with building your own pc, you get what you want and it will be a lot!! More cheaper trust me on that one. If you can do some research as well it will make it a lot easier as only certain components work with each other.
     
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    yah mate, build your own pc. It's not hard. It might look complicated in the beginning but it's like building lego :D
    Don't buy alienware, you'll save a lot by putting together your own.