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A good gaming computer for ~1,400 or cheaper?

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March 14, 2014 6:30:35 PM

I am looking for a computer that will be used for gaming.

I currenty play LoL but can only play at medium settings to get 60 fps. I cannot touch high or very high.

I bought Rome 2 Total War a while back and can't even play that game because my computer lags too much for it.

I'd also like to be able to play battlefield 4. So maybe a computer that'd be capable of running higher resource games on higher/maybe ultra (if possible) settings and still get a great fps?

I'm not particularly interested in building a computer. I'm not very capable of doing stuff along those lines. My current computer is this- http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c03...

So I'd need a major upgrade from that computer.

Thanks for any input :) 
a b 4 Gaming
March 14, 2014 6:31:48 PM

1,400 USD?
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March 14, 2014 6:33:32 PM

Yesm sorry. I also didn't follow the format. Let me do a follow up post.
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a b 4 Gaming
March 14, 2014 6:34:50 PM

either way, you cant upgrade that pc enough to be worth it, well, you may be able to keep the case, ram, hdd, and optical drive. but as that mobo only supports zambezii cores, that is a dead-end.
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March 14, 2014 6:39:35 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: Within the next month

Budget Range: ~1400

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, watching movies, youtube, streaming

Are you buying a monitor: no



Parts to Upgrade: Brand new computer

Do you need to buy OS: Brand new computer


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (e.g.: newegg.com, ncix.com -- to show us selection & pricing)

Location: Lincoln, RI, US

Parts Preferences: Indifferent, I know nothing about this stuff :( 

Overclocking: Indifferent.

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: I'mnot sure to be honest

Additional Comments: Games are League of legends, Battlefield 4, Southpark stick of truth, Rome 2 total war

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Computer can't run newer games well anymore.




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March 14, 2014 6:40:31 PM

Oh I don't want to upgrade it. I'm giving that away. I want to buy a brand new one. I just didn't know where to turn for advice and I thought this might be the best place.
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a b 4 Gaming
March 14, 2014 6:48:59 PM

do you know enough about how to build a pc? you can watch some youtube videos on how to do it. you dont have to know why things work, just where to plug them in. if you are uncomfortable about building it yourself, then ill make sure all the parts are sold by NCIX, and they will build it for you for about $50. in the mean time, ill go build a $1350 pc :D  it would be best to just leave your current one alone, and use it for non-gaming things.
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March 14, 2014 7:00:30 PM

Thank you :)  let me know your opinion as to the computer as to how it will perform for gaming if you could :) 
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a b 4 Gaming
March 14, 2014 7:22:59 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Danbuscus250/saved/43Bs
CPU Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core (NCIX US Override) $239.99
Motherboard MSI Z87-G41 PC Mate ATX LGA1150 (NCIX US Override) $104.99
Memory Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 $74.99
Storage PNY XLR8 120GB 2.5" SSD (NCIX US Override) $79.99
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $54.99
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB $489.99
Case Enermax ECA3290A-G ATX Mid Tower $39.99
Power Supply XFX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V (NCIX US Override) $109.99
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (NCIX US Override) $23.52
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (NCIX US Override) $109.99
Total: $1328.43

here ya go, i believe NCIX will build the pc for you for about $50, and if you are ok with building your own let me know, as i will edit this to be a little faster.
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a b 4 Gaming
March 14, 2014 7:23:53 PM

this will run any game on ultra at 1080p, but not for too long. within a year, it will probly drop down to max settings at 720p and very high at 1080p.
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March 14, 2014 7:32:40 PM

Thank you :) 

Now just one last question before I choose that as the solution. (I don't know if we can still speak if i choose a solution, new here)

What would you choose for a computer if you were to choose a premade one?

What do you think of alienware x51 specifically one with these specs-

Processor- 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-4770 processor (8M Cache, up to 3.9 GHz)
Video card- NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 760 Ti with 2GB GDDR5
RAM- 16GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1600Mhz
Hard drive- 1TB SATA 6Gb/s (7,200RPM) 64MB Cache

I'm leaning toward building one because it is better from what i've been told but any suggestions as to a premade one or your thoughts on the above one?

thank you!
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a b 4 Gaming
March 14, 2014 7:54:18 PM

DO NOT buy that alienware computer, for gaming an i7 is a complete waste of money, and you will almost never use more than 6gb or ram. if you want a pre-made one, then try this or similar at computerlx.com (SPECIAL) Intel Core i5 Processor i5-4670K 3.4GHz 6MB QUAD CORE

INTEL COPPER HEAVY DUTY LGA 1150/1155/2011 COOLING FAN

ASUS Z87-K LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 2400MHz (PC3 19200) Dual Channel (ULTIMATE PERFORMANCE)

SEAGATE / WD 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB CACHE SATA 6.0Gb/s

24X DUAL LAYER DVD-RW

nVidia GeForce GTX780 3GB DDR5 2DVI/HDMI PCI-EXP Video Card

REALTEK 8-CHANNEL DIGITAL SOUND ONBOARD

REALTEK 10/100/1000 Gigabit Network Card (onboard)

ALLPCZONE ENTERPRISE MID-TOWER ATX CASE

(3X) 1x ROSEWILL / ANTEC CASE FAN

SPIRE PREMIUM CASE COOLING SYSTEM

SEASONIC 620 WATT EXTREME PERFORMANCE POWER SUPPLY

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

3-Year Limited Warranty Plan with Lifetime of free USA based Support Custom Hand Wiring For Ultimate Air Flow, Assembled in Cleveland, Ohio, USA

FED-EX GROUND SHIPPING "FREE" (1-7 BUSINESS DAYS)
$1,475.99

this is just about the same as what i posted but it comes all pre-made and with windows and drivers installed, and a 3-year warranty. and the only reason i chose 2400 ram is cuz it was like $12 more than 1333 XD but this didnt include a ssd, they are overpriced on this site.
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