I'm looking to buy a p.c. My price range is anywhere up to $1,000 (although I would perfer something with flexpay (pay a certain amount per month)). My main goal with this p.c. is to play p.c. games. I'm mostly interested in the upcoming game Marvel Heroes and Guild Wars 2.
Marvel Heroes asks for these requirements:
2.1 GHZ Core 2 Duo or better
2 GB ram or better
GeForce 8800 GTS vith 320 MB VRAM or better
10 GB free space
Now I don't know a thing about computers due to me being a past console gamer but I want to buy a p.c. that could run the game for hours flawlessly. Any help or links to some computer choices that meets those specifications would be appreciated. Thanks for reading.
If you are purchasing a pre-made one (which will run you a bit more cash-wise), the above websites are still viable options, but it usually takes a bit more involvement to purchase one. And rather than bore you with techno-babble trying to explain what to get (of which there are copious amounts), I would suggest you actually go into a dedicated computer department store (NOT OfficeMax or Office Depot), and ask for help there. It's their job to explain things simply and help you make a purchase, while in forum like this, you are more likely to get a long argument involving which particular brand, chipset, or cooling method is the best. Simply ask an employee, "Can this computer run this game reliably?", and boom (and, just so you know, you're going to want a computer quite a bit more powerful than the requirements you posted).
Whatever the base requirements are, multiply them by 2.5 or even 3.0
- You'll save money in the long run if you do this and enjoy the performance that the developers actually envisioned gamers getting.
- The minimum, and sometimes even 'recommended', requirements for titles are just to get it to run at 15fps to 25fps (average).
- Most 'normal' people expect 30fps (weighted minimum) and an average of at least 40fps if not 60fps otherwise the titles will appear jerky, etc.
I'm going to give build you two PC builds.The first one is going to allow you to play he games you want on their maximum settings with silky smooth frame rates (at least twice higher than the Xbox 360/PS3).
Just keep in mind that it's just a list of parts so you either have to assemble it yourself or you have to pay someone else to do it.