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  • IronGiant 28 Oct 2012 12:31:37 4,474 posts
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    Can anyone recommend a top notch gaming PC for upto 1000.. the family are all chipping in to treat the old man for his 60th birthday, basically he loves games and he's never been able to afford a decent system. He will never play online so that's not a consideration. Want a system that's sold as a package not one where we buy the bits separately and the more future proofed the better. He likes games like Starcraft 2, XCom, Bioshock and the smoother the frame rate the better :) It will only ever be used as a games machine, or maybe to type up some invoices and print them out. Any ideas?

    Would like a decent screen included in the package, obviously if something decent can be had for less than 1000 then even better.

    Edited by IronGiant at 12:33:51 28-10-2012
  • graysonavich 28 Oct 2012 12:45:07 7,309 posts
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    http://www.ebuyer.com/store/Computer/cat/Gaming-PC

    Pick one

    http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/

    Use as reference point if there's something you want to benchmark
  • kadooosh 28 Oct 2012 13:20:54 1,316 posts
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    How will this play bf3?

    http://www.ebuyer.com/398367-cyberpower-gaming-battalion-502-desktop-eecc01139
  • WoodenSpoon 28 Oct 2012 17:25:11 12,275 posts
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    If you've got 1000 to spend then just spend it, it'll play everything fine.
  • PeaceWalker 28 Oct 2012 17:33:29 63 posts
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    I have a computer I built myself for sale...Quad Core Athlon X2 Processor @3.8Ghz...8GB of DDR3 RAM, Radeon 6870 HD graphics card, 1TB hard drive, Blu-ray drive! Fixed price: 500

    If you're interested contact me on *snip* or email me at: peaceandlovelight@gmail.com

    Edited by PeaceWalker at 17:34:02 28-10-2012

    Edited by PeaceWalker at 17:35:24 28-10-2012

    MrTom sez: posting your phone number for all to see on the Internet is an incredibly stupid thing to do. You're welcome.

    Edited by MrTomFTW at 17:43:27 28-10-2012

    Thank you MrTomFTW...everything else is so easily accessible, I didn't think! My braincell had gone off for a cup of tea and a choccy biscuit!

    Edited by PeaceWalker at 18:10:14 28-10-2012
  • Deleted user 28 October 2012 17:38:40
    IronGiant wrote:
    He will never play online
    Isn't that going to be a problem with patches and things?
  • BillMurray 28 Oct 2012 17:41:57 7,612 posts
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    I think he means he'll never play any multiplayer stuff, not never connect to the Internet.
  • Deleted user 28 October 2012 17:46:29
    @BillMurray
    Well he should of made that clearer. Huff.
  • PeaceWalker 28 Oct 2012 18:14:39 63 posts
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    Ground Control to Mr Tom!!
  • superdelphinus 28 Oct 2012 19:14:46 8,016 posts
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    I can tell you the specs of my pc that I built about a month ago if you want. It cost about a grand (including monitor) and runs pretty much everything at ~60 fps, max detail @1080p
  • IronGiant 29 Oct 2012 00:10:24 4,474 posts
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    Yeah ok, would be interested to read.
  • Lamb 29 Oct 2012 10:10:45 472 posts
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    @IronGiant

    You are spoiled for choice but you got to get SLI. ;)

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/

    http://www.scan.co.uk/
  • coastal 29 Oct 2012 10:16:23 5,377 posts
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    Why SLI? I don't see any reason why he has to go down that route. You can get a lovely machine with a single graphics card that'll play on the latest and greatest without SLI.

    I'd only mention noise as a factor. He might want some of that money spent on a decent case or cooling options so he can hear the game as well as play it.

    bf3: sergeant_shaftoe

  • Armoured_Bear 29 Oct 2012 10:19:55 10,271 posts
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    rodpad wrote:
    Intel i5-3570k
    8GB DDR3 Memory
    A fast and large SSD, compatible with Sata 3.0
    A motherboard that supports Sata 3.0, PCI-E 3.0 and USB 3.0. Most of the Z77 boards for instance.
    Nvidia GTX 670 or AMD 7950.

    Those are the essentials for a new gaming PC that fit within your budget.
    Exactly the spec I've been building this weekend, I strongly recommend doing it yourself, you save plenty of cash and gain satisfaction as well as flexibility.

    XBL : ecosse011172
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  • Armoured_Bear 29 Oct 2012 10:25:07 10,271 posts
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    rodpad wrote:
    /high fives Ecosse

    /washes hands with bleach.
    Bleach ain't going to cut it after where my hands have been...

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  • coastal 29 Oct 2012 11:40:30 5,377 posts
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    bf3: sergeant_shaftoe

  • Widge Moderator 29 Oct 2012 12:16:36 13,260 posts
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    Nvidia 6 series seems to be quieter than the ati 7 series, investigate the twin frozr ones from msi.

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  • THFourteen 29 Oct 2012 12:21:40 32,858 posts
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    Armoured_Bear wrote:
    rodpad wrote:
    Intel i5-3570k
    8GB DDR3 Memory
    A fast and large SSD, compatible with Sata 3.0
    A motherboard that supports Sata 3.0, PCI-E 3.0 and USB 3.0. Most of the Z77 boards for instance.
    Nvidia GTX 670 or AMD 7950.

    Those are the essentials for a new gaming PC that fit within your budget.
    Exactly the spec I've been building this weekend, I strongly recommend doing it yourself, you save plenty of cash and gain satisfaction as well as flexibility.
    And spend your life offering PC support to your parents when things inevitably go to shit.

    "Why didn't you just get one from dell"

    i can hear it now
  • Tonka 29 Oct 2012 12:54:42 20,011 posts
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    jesus, I find myself wanting to play games for the first time in years and they are all on the PC.
    I thought the PC died eight years ago?

    If you can read this you really need to fiddle with your forum settings.

  • THFourteen 29 Oct 2012 13:40:46 32,858 posts
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    Splinter found some PCs 8 years ago around a cannister of ooze in the New York City sewers and he has been raising them ever since
  • Tonka 29 Oct 2012 13:52:57 20,011 posts
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    Awesome!

    I think I want my next work laptop to be a PC. Will create problems though since the rest of the offis are on OSX .

    If you can read this you really need to fiddle with your forum settings.

  • ali1vegeta 29 Oct 2012 13:54:42 1 posts
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    if u live in canada go to ncix.com great web site for building gaming pc's
  • Armoured_Bear 29 Oct 2012 14:57:21 10,271 posts
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    THFourteen wrote:
    Armoured_Bear wrote:
    rodpad wrote:
    Intel i5-3570k
    8GB DDR3 Memory
    A fast and large SSD, compatible with Sata 3.0
    A motherboard that supports Sata 3.0, PCI-E 3.0 and USB 3.0. Most of the Z77 boards for instance.
    Nvidia GTX 670 or AMD 7950.

    Those are the essentials for a new gaming PC that fit within your budget.
    Exactly the spec I've been building this weekend, I strongly recommend doing it yourself, you save plenty of cash and gain satisfaction as well as flexibility.
    And spend your life offering PC support to your parents when things inevitably go to shit.

    "Why didn't you just get one from dell"

    i can hear it now
    Aye, fair enough.
    I forgot about the prezzie for dad bit...

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  • Tiger_Walts 29 Oct 2012 15:25:54 16,581 posts
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    You need at least 2 RAMs and a Graphics.



    Edited by Tiger_Walts at 15:30:07 29-10-2012

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  • Moot_Point 29 Oct 2012 15:38:07 3,914 posts
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    @Tiger_Walts Hehe!

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  • xYOSSARIANx 31 Oct 2012 12:50:06 119 posts
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    I'm in the same boat, although with a little less money. I've got 850 and I want to get back into PC gaming. I used to know lots about PC hardware and specs but that was a long time ago when I had a 1.4G processor and a 64Meg graphics card. These days I don't know squat.

    My question is, should I bother with a monitor as I have a 32" TV with HDMI in @ 1080p. Would it be a mistake to get a 660Ti when only using a 1080p TV.

    Also is a i7 overkill or is the i5 struggling these days.

    I want to play Arma, Warthunder, Silent Hunter 5, and a bit of 64 player Battlefield.

    I'm thinking of getting this, Chillblast PC

    Edited by xYOSSARIANx at 12:52:44 31-10-2012

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  • PenguinJim 31 Oct 2012 13:02:37 5,755 posts
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    Are you set up for a monitor? Not just a desk, but also for duplicating speakers, etc?

    I plonked a desk in the rear corner of my front room and put my PC there, so I can use my monitor on the desk in front of me with the big TV on the front wall, so that (in my field of vision) the right bezel of my monitor is touching the left bezel of my TV. This means I can play PC games while watching TV, or use a long HDMI cable to throw PC games onto the TV for a change, or put 360 games on my monitor, and so on.

    Nice HDTVs are OK, but... 1080P? In my opinion, 16:10 makes for a much better experience. And even 360 games can look so much better on a decent monitor.

    So I'm in favour of having a PC monitor - provided you can manage to set it up so that it's genuinely useful. If you're only going to single-task or don't have space for a desk, then your decision is basically made for you. ;) (Also, I'm not the only TV user, so a second screen definitely comes in handy when the soaps come on!)
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