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 Post subject: Help me help my dad?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:35 am 
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My dad wants a PC to play games with me, buuuuut, neither he or I are tech-savvy.

He doesn't know what requirements he wants/needs, but he likes to play MMOs with me, like Guild Wars 2, Aion, WoW, etc

Another kicker is that he doesn't really want me to pick parts, but he wants me to choose a combo on newegg? I'm a little confused by that, but he insists on only allowing me to buy him one from there, so uh help??

Our budget is around $550, and he keeps sending me links like: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBund ... bo.1094432

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBund ... 55-_-Combo

are either of these any good??


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 Post subject: Re: Help me help my dad?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:13 am 
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If you want to stay within your budget, http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBund ... bo.1094432 with a graphics card like a Radeon HD 7770 or GeForce GTX 650. Neither bundle comes with a graphics card or any form of GPU.

Otherwise someone else can give you a build to get you what you need.


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 Post subject: Re: Help me help my dad?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:49 am 
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viewtopic.php?f=35&t=215286


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 Post subject: Re: Help me help my dad?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:57 pm 
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LatiosXT wrote:
If you want to stay within your budget, http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBund ... bo.1094432 with a graphics card like a Radeon HD 7770 or GeForce GTX 650. Neither bundle comes with a graphics card or any form of GPU.

Otherwise someone else can give you a build to get you what you need.


With the budget, and with graphics card, would it play games like GW2? And embarrassing but what's exactly a GPU >__<

kleinkinstein wrote:
http://www.maximumpc.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=215286


Would this play games like the ones I listed?


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 Post subject: Re: Help me help my dad?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:50 pm 
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Yes.

If you want to make sure, go look up the requirements for running the game.


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 Post subject: Re: Help me help my dad?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:31 pm 
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LatiosXT wrote:
Yes.

If you want to make sure, go look up the requirements for running the game.


http://www.game-debate.com/games/index. ... 20Wars%202

I'm not sure whether the stats are better or lower than the required

mind explaining how to tell :(?


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 Post subject: Re: Help me help my dad?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:56 pm 
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So let's go over the requirement: NVIDIA GeForce 7800, ATI Radeon X1800, Intel HD 3000 or better (256 MB of video RAM and shader model 3.0 or better).
Now let's look at this chart: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gam ... 107-7.html

Have fun.


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