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June 28, 2013 5:52:45 PM

I was wondering what components i would need to focus on when building an awesome gaming desktop. I am newer to the Pc world. I wanted a desktop that could run Crysis series, Guild wars 2,.etc. Games like this. I dont need high def quality but good enough to enjoy the scenery and run the game. If so what would be the price range also. Thanks.
June 28, 2013 6:11:33 PM

budget? i mean a gaming pc on lower settings could be as low as 600 but thats on very low settings
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June 28, 2013 6:12:17 PM

VaultRelapse said:
I was wondering what components i would need to focus on when building an awesome gaming desktop. I am newer to the Pc world. I wanted a desktop that could run Crysis series, Guild wars 2,.etc. Games like this. I dont need high def quality but good enough to enjoy the scenery and run the game. If so what would be the price range also. Thanks.


The four core components to a gaming PC are the CPU (particularly for crysis and online MMO's) GPU (especially for crysis) the RAM, around 8gb of 1600 mhs cas 9 is standard for gaming, and the PSU, while it's technically unimportant, you dont want your sweet stuff pc parts getting fried by a bad quality or underpowered PSU.

Hard drives are vaguely important so far as you want a 7200 rpm drive really (average) but lower speeds are available (but not good for gaming). And motherboards are the least important part, as long as it fits all pieces necessary. The money spent on motherboards often determines your uprade path and lifespan.

In all fairness you can construct a decent gaming PC for between $600 and $1500, taking you from medium settings to max on a sliding scale with the budget.
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June 28, 2013 6:49:12 PM

locke9342 said:
budget? i mean a gaming pc on lower settings could be as low as 600 but thats on very low settings


The most i would be able to spend would be like 800 TOPS!! My wife would have my throat if anymore. The cheaper the better really. I mean i would like medium but but i just really to enjoy the games graphics i know some games low settings just ruin the game in all but yeah. 800 would be it though.
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June 28, 2013 6:57:18 PM

Does it need to include a copy of windows?

And assuming USD?

And a general ask, would someone feed this to pc partpicker and check the price.

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

For some reason all my prices on all parts (not just this selection are jammed to tigerdirect even though the option is not set. It's making it very hard to select part lists.

It's even occuring on part lists posted by other people.
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June 29, 2013 12:28:36 AM

locke9342 said:
this would work but you could get a better gpu http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1bmSw


Alright well what is the next upgrade for GPU, Just in case my wife lets me go a little over?:D  And thank you so much for this help, i really appreciate it.
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June 29, 2013 9:33:09 AM

You could get a Gtx 770 (~$400) or a GTX 760(~$250) I would wait and get a GTX 760 TI if they come out with one
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June 29, 2013 5:42:45 PM

locke9342 said:
You could get a Gtx 770 (~$400) or a GTX 760(~$250) I would wait and get a GTX 760 TI if they come out with one


Would the cooler that comes with that comes with that processor be good enough?
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June 29, 2013 6:13:06 PM

Yea its pretty good as long as you dont overclock
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