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 Post subject: First computer build. Ever.
PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 1:11 pm 
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Hey guys! Right off the bat, sorry for any typos or general lack of words, as I am on my cellphone since my laptop is just getting so bad.

After years of pc gaming (Since I could talk, I'm 19 now) There has always been one thing that has stayed the same, I have always played on a conputer that could just barely get by on minimum graphics. My two year old 1,200$ laptop can hardly run any games on minimum graphics, so I've finally decided that enough is enough.

Now, I am not a hardcore gamer, I just want something that can at LEAST play all games made before today on minimum graphics (It really doesn't bother me since it is all I've ever known)
I really don't want to break the bank either, so I've been looking around on NewEgg for the highest rated stuff (everything should be 4-5 stars) For the lowest price.

After a day of research, I have put together this 533$ computer that I am hoping will do the job, but I would love some opinions from some more experience people. Is there anything I should upgrade? Is there something I can downgrade to save a little money (I am on a very limited budget, in fact, I plan to buy these parts over the next couple of months as I get the money)

well, here she is. Http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1sIEE

If this helps at all, here are the things I want to run, just to get an idea of how much (Or how little power I need), highest priority to lowest:
Adobe Lightroom
Sony Vegas
World of Tanks
Minecraft
Warhammer 40k
Company of Heroes
Red Orchestra
All bioshocks
Battlefield 3
Possibly Battlefield 4
Garrys Mod
Dead island

And like I said, I am perfectly happy with low graphics at 30fps. I can always upgrade a couple years from now. Any ideas of things to upgrade or downgrade would be greatly appreciated, I look forward to hearingbyour opinion


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 Post subject: Re: First computer build. Ever.
PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:03 am 
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Here is my version two after a day of talking to my friend

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1so0P

I would still love to have a second opinion


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 Post subject: Re: First computer build. Ever.
PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 10:19 am 
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I don't see any problems. You have good choices. Don't forget the OS.


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 Post subject: Re: First computer build. Ever.
PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:29 pm 
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Hey guys, I've made some major changes to try and reduce costs as much as possible, while still being able to play Planetside 2, Hawken, and World Of Tanks on Medium-High graphics.

Let me know what you think. Should it run okay? I'd love to overclock and possibly even unlock a 4th core

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1tEKD


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 Post subject: Re: First computer build. Ever.
PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:18 pm 
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Unlocking the 4th core is a gamble, so go in thinking you won't get it.

Now if the name doesn't send shivers down your spine, Intel's Celeron G1060 actually performs pretty well (I configured a barebones system for $200). For gaming, you want single threaded performance and the Athlon II X3 won't give you much of that.

Otherwise, an APU might be better for this kind of thing - http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1tFmi


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 Post subject: Re: First computer build. Ever.
PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 5:18 am 
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LatiosXT wrote:
Now if the name doesn't send shivers down your spine, Intel's Celeron G1060 actually performs pretty well (I configured a barebones system for $200). For gaming, you want single threaded performance and the Athlon II X3 won't give you much of that.



Latios, is there a G1060? I've seen G1610 for sale.

Anyway, if you get the celeron, you can always upgrade to a core i processor later when you get more money.


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 Post subject: Re: First computer build. Ever.
PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:31 am 
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I forgot the number, sue me. I just knew it had a 0, 1, and 6, and it was four digits :P


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 Post subject: Re: First computer build. Ever.
PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:20 pm 
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I think I am going with this build

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/1tL7v

this is what game debate says about my build. Does this seem accurate? As long as these 3 games run at 30+fps with medium graphics, I am happy

Planet side 2
http://www.game-debate.com/games/index. ... quirements[

World of tanks
http://www.game-debate.com/games/index. ... quirements

Hawken
http://www.game-debate.com/games/index. ... quirements


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