PreBuilt gaming computer, how is it? Any recommendations? (1k budget, give or ta

Hello, Just wondering if this is a good deal in a pre-built computer for strictly gaming.

(CoD, WoW, sw:TOR, Aion, BF3) want to play them all at max if not close-to-max settings.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1277082&CatId=2735

I know a little about computers. I helped build one years ago. I'd be scared to do it alone, so I don't know if I should buy one piece-by-piece.
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  1. That GPU won't play games at max settings. It'll be close, but not quite. At the least, you'll want a PC with the 560 Ti, or anything higher than a AMD Radeon 6770.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883229262 <--- its a bit pricey IMO, but it'll fit the bill nicely. Plus the CPU will be Overclockable.
  2. Actually the CPU is not over clocking capable. It is hyperthreaded and provides turbo boost, but for overclocking you need the 2600K.

    I say build one yourself: you'll be happier in the long run and have the parts that you want.
  3. chesteracorgi said:
    Actually the CPU is not over clocking capable. It is hyperthreaded and provides turbo boost, but for overclocking you need the 2600K.

    I say build one yourself: you'll be happier in the long run and have the parts that you want.


    ? I was saying the PC I linked should be OC-able. I'm not familiar with how open CyberPowerPC is to that. But the one I linked has a 2500K. The PC he linked is non-OC-able, if that is what you where referring to. Also, a 2600K is a waste of money for gaming. The 2500K is where its at (unless you just want to throw money at something).
  4. That's a waste of money GPU-wise. At $1000 you could probably fit in a 580, or at least a 570. I'll build you one if you're in the NY area :D but it's not that hard to do it yourself.
  5. I appreciate all the responses. I guess the next question is. anyone mind helping me choose a pc/components to reach my goal of max settings in all of these games? :D Kajabla. I'd take you up on that offer, but. unfortunately i'm in Florida =(
  6. Well, a single 580 should do completely well in every single game out there. There might be one or two games, but when a single 580 can play Crysis at nearly 40 FPS, then I'd say that's good enough for me.

    A Intel 2500K is the perfect gaming CPU. Anything beyond that is a waste (unless you do heavy encoding, photo/video editing, and rendering).

    Are you still wanting pre-built, or other?
  7. phyco126 said:
    Well, a single 580 should do completely well in every single game out there. There might be one or two games, but when a single 580 can play Crysis at nearly 40 FPS, then I'd say that's good enough for me.

    A Intel 2500K is the perfect gaming CPU. Anything beyond that is a waste (unless you do heavy encoding, photo/video editing, and rendering).

    Are you still wanting pre-built, or other?


    Other, I guess. If i can't find a prebuilt to do what I want, i'll buy all the pieces and find someone(hopefully) to help me put it together.

    anywhere in the realm of 1k$ usd would be amazing. give or take :D
  8. Well, good news is you can build a lot of PC for around $1,000

    This is by no means what you should buy, but rather it gives you an idea of what you can do with that money. Though I do have to say this is a rather solid build, you can fiddle around with parts to drop the price. I didn't include a storage drive, 'cause harddrives are stupid expensive right now.

    http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=22456907
  9. phyco126 said:
    Well, good news is you can build a lot of PC for around $1,000

    This is by no means what you should buy, but rather it gives you an idea of what you can do with that money. Though I do have to say this is a rather solid build, you can fiddle around with parts to drop the price. I didn't include a storage drive, 'cause harddrives are stupid expensive right now.

    http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=22456907


    Appreciate the build/idea. I guess it gives me a good idea of what i neeed to look for in the pc.

    Simply glancing at it, it seems i'll be spending the most on the Video Card than any other component?
  10. Indeed. You can always get a 570 GTX, which is cheaper. I'm sure it'll play most games on max. Also, you don't need to stick with nVidia. AMD has some pretty powerful GPUs as well, typically for a little cheaper than the 580.

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/331?vs=305

    AMD's 6950 vs the 580, and you can see that it plays any game at max quality expept bad company 2... but keep in mind these are at extreme resolutions too. If you play at 1920 x 1080 or below, either card will last you for quite sometime.
  11. Phyco, that's a way OP motherboard. An ASROCK Z68 Extreme3 would do fine at $125.
    Yeah, the GPU will always be the single most expensive component, followed generally by the CPU, motherboard, SSD if there is one, PSU, case, RAM and heatsink.
  12. kajabla said:
    Phyco, that's a way OP motherboard. An ASROCK Z68 Extreme3 would do fine at $125.
    Yeah, the GPU will always be the single most expensive component, followed generally by the CPU, motherboard, SSD if there is one, PSU, case, RAM and heatsink.


    Haha, I know, but I was in a hurry and just went with a brand I know works. Like I said, the list should by no means be what they should buy, rather just to give a insight into what is possible.
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