Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by goodguys9, May 9, 2012.
^^ that is a nice build.
i can find you a decent budget pc for 252 dollars includes a8-3870k 4gb ddr3 ram will be hybrid crossfire with hd6570 and asrock mobo
ASRock A55M-HVS FM1 AMD A55 (Hudson D2) HDMI Micro...
PowerColor AX6570 1GBK3-H Radeon HD 6570 1GB 128-b...
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3...
AMD A8-3870K Unlocked Llano 3.0GHz Socket FM1 100W...
Athena Power CA-1015CR40 Black / Red SECC Steel Mi...
LG DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X ...
this will play all your games fine for a year its small its cheap and its ugly, exacty what you are looking for
+1 and Honestly he doesnt need the fastest machine to run the games, either which way he can always upgrade this one
Why bother upgrading when you can get it right the first time round?
Okay, so I'm going with Brandons $500 build. I had some questions about it though:
Where can I get a good monitor with that?
Where can I get an operating system/what should I use?
Are Biostar motherboards and corsair good brands to buy from?
When it crashes where will I get IT help?
Will it have internet access?
Will I need to buy separate speakers too?
^those are all questions my dad asked me when I said i was building a computer. I didn't have an answer. And is building one from parts really that simple?
2. If you don't wish to use your current one...
4. Post a thread here. We can assist you.
5. Well.... that depends. Do you currently have net access?
6. Yes, if you don't wish to use your current ones.
yup n waste abunch of money
when was last time you upgraded yours?
A little more $ than the one you configured, but this one will allow you to just upgrade the video card and cpu to the latest generation without having to upgrade the rest of your system.. You should be able to run all latest games with this rig at decent settings. Next year just add an IB 3770k and a GTX685 or GTX780 and you will have a monster!! Spend a little more and future proof your system. Yes, the SSD may seem expensive but its only 10 dollars more than a WD 160gb HDD. The whole build is about 180 dollars more, but its worth it.
iBUYPOWER Gamer Power 913i Desktop PC Intel Core i3 2120(3.30GHz) 8GB DDR3 500GB HDD Capacity Intel HD Graphics 2000 Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
ZOTAC ZT-50401-10L-R GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Crappy mouse, Keyboard and OS included. The OS would run you $100, this saves the hassles of waiting for parts to ship, assembly etc, Also you get some tech support.
What do you mean if I don't want to use my current one? I would need to purchaise an OS for the new computer wouldn't I?
Also, yes, I have wifi currently. Will this computer be able to hook up and use that wifi or will i need a special part?
If I modified it to add the video card wouldn't it void the warranty or any tech support they'd offer? Other than that, that looks like quite a good deal...
Questions 1 & 2 are switched. Meant your current monitor. Rgarding wifi, didn't know you were using wifi or knew how you connected. What wifi adapter do you currently have?
Regarding warranty, if you blow out the power supply with a new video card, they MAY NOT cover the expense of a new one. From what I am reading I beleive that is the extent. Also, first line of the warranty implies it is only valid within the US. http://www.ibuypower.com/Support/Warranty.aspx
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