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Alienware worth it?will GTA run well on it??

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June 15, 2010 5:43:00 AM

i am currently using a laptop which is totally not capable of running GTA...
my budget is around 10000HKD(about 1300USD) any suggestion please?
Alienware sounds like a really good option but is it worth it????
June 15, 2010 7:19:18 AM

Yeah you can build a beast with 1300USD rather than buying pre-assembled.
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June 15, 2010 7:38:33 AM

build it yourself: 1300USD = a monster => will play gta real well on high settings
alienware: 1300USD = a good pc => will play gta well but not on high settings
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June 15, 2010 4:04:38 PM

Depends what you need to buy for 1300USD. Monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers will eat up a few hundred. Bundled deals are often good if you need a full system. Alienware is a little overpriced (as are any prebuilts) but you can still get a decent one that will at least run GTA. IMO start doing research, check part prices out check builds out... visit the Homebuilt forum section as a lot of people have posted their $1000 gaming rigs etc you can gain a lot of info that way... Plus building your own feels great! Very good feeling to finally get all the perfect pieces together and assemble it, and have it boot up... at least for me it was.
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June 15, 2010 6:30:34 PM

Grand Theft Auto IV (Episodes) is horrible on the PC- the coding on it is very sloppy and causes extreme lag/fps issues on even high end computers.

I would not build a system around trying to play GTA IV (Episodes) on PC, as the bottleneck is on the software end.
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June 15, 2010 8:29:34 PM

Build it yourself a computer or get the console version the port on the PC is a resource hog.
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June 15, 2010 10:06:36 PM

a 1000$ is enough for building a descent powerful PC the 300 you can do some extras with ram or accessories like keyboard or mouse or controller first cpu go with i5 750 2.66 8MB and get a good mobo from asus and 4 GB DDR3 1333 MHZ or with your extra cash you can upgrade it up to 8 GB DDR3 1600 MHZ and get HD 5870 1GB thats all you need for powerfull pc and get 500 GB HDD with 32 MB buf and 7200 rpm
Good luck.
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June 15, 2010 10:28:15 PM

johnnyq8 said:
a 1000$ is enough for building a descent powerful PC the 300 you can do some extras with ram or accessories like keyboard or mouse or controller first cpu go with i5 750 2.66 8MB and get a good mobo from asus and 4 GB DDR3 1333 MHZ or with your extra cash you can upgrade it up to 8 GB DDR3 1600 MHZ and get HD 5870 1GB thats all you need for powerfull pc and get 500 GB HDD with 32 MB buf and 7200 rpm


Does that $1000 include some periods?

-You don't need 8gb ram for gaming.
-A $1000 computer will have a hard time running GTA IV (Episodes) on any high resolution monitor.
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June 15, 2010 10:31:10 PM

^And a Alienware 1300$ PC will have an even harder time.
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June 16, 2010 12:16:54 AM

You know what if you want it go for it. Alienware/Dell are not really ripping you off, you just gotta place your purchase when theres a deal up. I just purchased a three thousand dollar machine, i tallied up the cheapest prices from newegg and what do you know building was 100bucks cheaper. If u want an alienware go for it but wait for a sale.
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June 16, 2010 5:44:39 AM

Why dont you wait for Tom's 1000$ SBM PC this month?.I'm sure you would be able to make a better decision.
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June 16, 2010 8:02:55 AM

thank you so much,guys .i haev thought about building one myself.but i am not really that good at computer...i mean.i dont want to just got in some ***-up shop which will give me some *** while i am giving them a bunch of money..cause you know .i probably wouldnt know .is there any website teaching us how to build one myself and the steps and what exactly i need?thank you again.
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June 16, 2010 10:02:52 AM

I'd personally grab a PS3 for 1/3 that price and play GTA IV on that.
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June 16, 2010 10:51:05 AM

Some good sites in the US are:
Newegg, Tiger Direct, Frys
But I agree a console would be cheaper and easier for you.
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June 18, 2010 11:18:04 AM

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no matter how much money u dump in ur computer hardware still it will run like a crap.

What if I dump 400 000$?
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June 18, 2010 4:38:16 PM

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What if I dump 400 000$?


I really doubt that would work either - the game doesn't scale at all well with Crossfire so you couldn't benefit from dual 5970 Toxics and I'm not sure what 4 GTX480s would do either. You may get a boost from dual overclocked Xeon 5600s in the EVGA SR-2 but you'd probably only then get it as "good" as the PS3 version.

But that rig would play Crysis.
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June 18, 2010 5:28:38 PM

Quote:I really doubt that would work either - the game doesn't scale at all well with Crossfire so you couldn't benefit from dual 5970 Toxics and I'm not sure what 4 GTX480s would do either. You may get a boost from dual overclocked Xeon 5600s in the EVGA SR-2 but you'd probably only then get it as "good" as the PS3 version

It's sad that some games are so badlie ported. Yeah the PS3 will be better if you just want to play GTA.

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But that rig would play Crysis.

Yes at 3000x3000 in windwoed mode, with Fraps on, AA at 16X 16X with barels blowing up.
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September 18, 2010 7:56:35 PM

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