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August 27, 2013 7:34:39 AM

Hello!


I'm looking for a PC build that will satisfy or exceed these demands :) 

Basically I want to be able to play any next-gen game, and not have to worry about fps issues. Unless the game was horribly optimized, I want a pc that will run games at 1336x768, low settings, and a constant 60 fps or more. Kinda like console quality graphics ya know? I want it to still being able to play games on low with 1336x768 with 60 fps or more by the time the next-gen consoles lifecycle ends! Also It'd be nice to have a bit of AA and Filter to smooth out those rough edges too!



Budget: $400-500

More about : build run gen games

August 27, 2013 7:48:45 AM

Thing is, i don't know if a "good" OEM system. :p  but if you did build it yourself (its really easy if you follow a guide), then that PC would have a good upgrade path so that you could upgrade it in the future, unlike an OEM system which you can't upgrade only sell or throw away.

Just putting it out there thats all, don't want to hijack your thread.
August 27, 2013 8:11:50 AM

ps3hacker12 said:
Thing is, i don't know if a "good" OEM system. :p  but if you did build it yourself (its really easy if you follow a guide), then that PC would have a good upgrade path so that you could upgrade it in the future, unlike an OEM system which you can't upgrade only sell or throw away.

Just putting it out there thats all, don't want to hijack your thread.


Thanks for the advice, I'll keep it in mind :) 

Although I still believe such a PC exists. If people are finding it easy to build a PC that future proofs them to run games at ultra 10 years from now, then it should be even easier to find a good OEM system that will run games at the settings I desire listed in the OP. Perhaps a bit more difficult if not custom built, but I still believe it's possible nonetheless :p 
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August 27, 2013 8:21:43 AM

Cranman said:
ps3hacker12 said:
Thing is, i don't know if a "good" OEM system. :p  but if you did build it yourself (its really easy if you follow a guide), then that PC would have a good upgrade path so that you could upgrade it in the future, unlike an OEM system which you can't upgrade only sell or throw away.

Just putting it out there thats all, don't want to hijack your thread.


Thanks for the advice, I'll keep it in mind :) 

Although I still believe such a PC exists. If people are finding it easy to build a PC that future proofs them to run games at ultra 10 years from now, then it should be even easier to find a good OEM system that will run games at the settings I desire listed in the OP. Perhaps a bit more difficult if not custom built, but I still believe it's possible nonetheless :p 


There is no such thing as future proofing a PC.

built now, a $500 and a $2000 PC will be equally obsolete in 5 years.

That said, this board is naturally prejudiced toward build your own (we are a build-your-own enthusiast group, after all), with advantages of better quality for the same or less money than a prebuilt

August 27, 2013 8:46:27 AM

Honestly, all of us here at TH are the DIY type, but there are good pre-built sites where you can select your parts (albeit with some markup and labor charges) What is your budget?
Check out sites like cyberpowerpc and ibuypower
August 27, 2013 9:16:31 AM


angaddev said:
Honestly, all of us here at TH are the DIY type, but there are good pre-built sites where you can select your parts (albeit with some markup and labor charges) What is your budget?
Check out sites like cyberpowerpc and ibuypower


Budget is about 400-500 bucks.

Just thought there could be an expert here that could figure out the best rig to output what I think are good enough graphics(Low settings have done well enough for me through the xbox 360 and PS3 generation) at 60 fps. Sure building a rig is fun and less expensive, but I prefer to just buy a rig that will be guaranteed to last till next-gen life cycle ends at a one time fee rather then going through the trouble of ordering a bunch of parts, putting it together, risking faulty parts or screw-ups, upgrading it to meet my demands, etc.

Why not buy a console then, you (may) ask? I prefer PC gaming because of all the wonderful mods and various pc exclusive games offered via steam, and I still want to be able to play games like Saints Row IV, GTA V, and of course the next gen games too :D 

August 27, 2013 9:37:47 AM

ps3hacker12 said:
Thing is, i don't know if a "good" OEM system. :p  but if you did build it yourself (its really easy if you follow a guide), then that PC would have a good upgrade path so that you could upgrade it in the future, unlike an OEM system which you can't upgrade only sell or throw away.

Just putting it out there thats all, don't want to hijack your thread.


Well to put it simply, there is no good pre built system. OEMs like Lenovo and HP use proprietary form factors that make upgrading difficult or near impossible. Then they load the OS down with so much garbage software that it nearly makes the PC unusuable. They then pair non standard processors with low end graphics cards to try to sell it at a higher price tag. It's far better to get something that will last. In a year guaranteed you'll be chucking that system for a home built one and it will be far better and last longer than any pre built you can think of.
August 27, 2013 11:32:57 AM

g-unit1111 said:


Well to put it simply, there is no good pre built system. OEMs like Lenovo and HP use proprietary form factors that make upgrading difficult or near impossible. Then they load the OS down with so much garbage software that it nearly makes the PC unusuable. They then pair non standard processors with low end graphics cards to try to sell it at a higher price tag. It's far better to get something that will last. In a year guaranteed you'll be chucking that system for a home built one and it will be far better and last longer than any pre built you can think of.


So, If I decide to go the route of building a PC instead, will I be able to make a PC that will be be able to meet the demands I wrote in the OP?

Also, what about places like cyberpowerpc?

August 27, 2013 11:41:17 AM

Cranman said:

So, If I decide to go the route of building a PC instead, will I be able to make a PC that will be be able to meet the demands I wrote in the OP?

Also, what about places like cyberpowerpc?



Not just meet but exceed your demands. I would never advocate buying a PC from Cyberpower or IBUYPOWER, I've heard way too many horror stories from here. One user posted about buying a PC from them and the graphics card was in the packaging inside the PC case. That is unacceptable by my standards.
August 27, 2013 11:57:22 AM

I guess I'll go with the build-PC solution then :p 

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August 27, 2013 12:01:10 PM
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at the minimum of your budget, this rig would play most games today on high/medium settings at 1080p (60FPS+ ) and runs quiet too:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G2120 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor ($61.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($23.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital WD Blue 500GB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($75.45 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($83.88 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $400.23
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-27 14:56 EDT-0400)

at 1336x768, you should be maxing out :) 

you may read pentium and think "hmm must be slow", but the ivy bridge pentiums are fantastic performers, nothing like the old pentium 4's that hang around the pentium reputation.

PC part picker flags BIOS updates being required, but ive asked newegg and biostar and all boards are shipped with the new BIOS, also all reviewers who used ivy bridge processors for the last 2-3 months have been saying that they didnt need a BIOS update.

CyberpowerPC is a company that builds the PC for you.

If you don't need an OS license I could make further improvements.
August 27, 2013 12:28:14 PM

ps3hacker12 said:
at the minimum of your budget, this rig would play most games today on high/medium settings at 1080p (60FPS+ ) and runs quiet too:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G2120 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor ($61.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($23.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital WD Blue 500GB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($75.45 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($83.88 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $400.23
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-27 14:56 EDT-0400)

at 1336x768, you should be maxing out :) 

you may read pentium and think "hmm must be slow", but the ivy bridge pentiums are fantastic performers, nothing like the old pentium 4's that hang around the pentium reputation.

PC part picker flags BIOS updates being required, but ive asked newegg and biostar and all boards are shipped with the new BIOS, also all reviewers who used ivy bridge processors for the last 2-3 months have been saying that they didnt need a BIOS update.

CyberpowerPC is a company that builds the PC for you.

If you don't need an OS license I could make further improvements.


So, with this build, do you think that it'll be able to play next-gen games till the end of their lifecycle on atleast low settings still going 1336x768 with perhaps a bit of AA in it to smooth out those rough edges?

I'm happy it exceeds my expectations and all for a great price, but I'm mostly after next-gen games, not current generation

August 27, 2013 12:32:33 PM

Well if it can max out current gen games at 1336x768, it should be able to do ultra/high on next gen games.
August 27, 2013 12:35:24 PM

ps3hacker12 said:
Well if it can max out current gen games at 1336x768, it should be able to do ultra/high on next gen games.


Well as along as it goes at or above low settings, 1336x768, 60 FPS+ , I think I'll mark your build as the solution. Thanks for the help! :) 

August 27, 2013 12:45:49 PM

If you can afford it, i would reccommend spending $25 more for a better mobo, case and a 1TB hard drive, for $25 more you also have a better upgrade path if you ever want to upgrade too :)  :
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G2120 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor ($61.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-E33 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($23.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($75.45 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($83.88 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $425.22
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-27 15:45 EDT-0400)
August 28, 2013 4:38:52 AM

you can do better tha\n those pentiums

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($62.23 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: GeIL Enhance CORSA 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 650 1GB Video Card ($74.90 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill Galaxy-03 ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $428.07
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-28 07:38 EDT-0400)
August 28, 2013 6:32:35 AM

ScrewySqrl said:
you can do better tha\n those pentiums

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($62.23 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: GeIL Enhance CORSA 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 650 1GB Video Card ($74.90 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill Galaxy-03 ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $428.07
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-28 07:38 EDT-0400)


That doesn't include an OS license.
August 28, 2013 10:04:14 AM

ps3hacker12 said:
That doesn't include an OS license.




ok, here's my corrected build:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A10-6800K 4.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($144.97 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: MSI FM2-A75MA-P33 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($54.03 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($59.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill Galaxy-03 ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($83.88 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $473.34
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-28 13:03 EDT-0400)


or this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI FM2-A75MA-P33 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($54.03 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($33.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 650 1GB Video Card ($74.90 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill Galaxy-03 ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($83.88 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $457.75
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-28 13:10 EDT-0400)
December 1, 2013 4:24:45 AM

I want to buy a gaming Pc aswell for next gen games -
CPU Intel core i7 4770K

CPU cooler , corsair H100i extreme water cooler

Operating system ,windows 7 ultimate 64bit

Motherboard ,gigabyte G1 sniper m5

Ram, 32gb corsair 1600 MHz vengeance

Hard drive , 3TB

Graphics card , 2x nvidia GeForce GTX 760 2gb

Sound card ,, creative sound blaster ZXR 5.1 PCI-E

Internet, wireless 802.11N 300mbps Mimo PCI-E

PSU, 850W corsair RM fully modular

Is this any good? Or worth buying ?
December 6, 2013 11:26:31 AM

Joshybird, I highly reccommend creating a new thread, this thread is dead.
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