Are these honestly any good? new PC gamer here need feedback
only so much research can tell.... from what I read on the computer everyone says they like they for gaming, idk though what does everyone think? see a few in a 600-800 price range that seem pretty decent but im new to the PC world....
They advertise the Gamer Xtreme 1000 for prices like that, the i5-2500 seems like the sweet spot for price and performance, However the listed video card is GT 520, this is not a gaming video card. It would have to be upgraded to at least a GTX 550 Ti to be considered a gaming computer.
Just to give you an idea an EVGA GT 520 is $54.99 at newegg.com and the EVGA 550 Ti is $134.99 (These are the Fermi family)
The Kepler family GTX 6xx are just now being released, and they started with the high end GTX 680 at $499.99, other cheaper ones to follow in the coming months.
Do you want to play all the new games? And at what resolution?
Which model were you looking at?
Yeah I saw that, that a lot of them have that video card and its GARBAGE.. IDK a lot abut this stuff just yet, but i def. do my research on certain video cards.... the one I found that looked actually good was this one http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/CyberPower_A64_Same_Day/
only thing I saw really wrong was the video card isn't the BEST. It has the radeon hd 6670 which is a good video card but not the best, figured IFFFFF I buy it I can always just upgrade the video card, but with everything else the system has maybe it'll play the games on high settings
my fault not that computer, this one http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/Gamer_Scorpius_8000/
heres the stats:
CPU: AMD FX-4100 3.60 GHz Quad-Core AM3+ CPU 4MB L2 Cache & Turbo Core Technology
HDD: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)
MEMORY: 8GB (2GBx4) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair or Major Brand)
MOTHERBOARD: * [CrossFireX] GigaByte GA-970A-D3 AMD 970 Socket AM3+ ATX Mainboard w/ On/Off Charge, 7.1 Audio, GbLAN, USB3.0, SATA-III RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe X16, 3 PCIe X1 & 2 PCI
SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
VIDEO: AMD Radeon HD 7750 1GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card (Major Brand Powered by AMD)
You could certainly try to upgrade your inspiron, though one thing I learned is you have to make sure your power supply is enough before you upgrade it. I tried upgrading the graphics card on one of my old PC's a while ago, and the power supply couldn't take it and failed after a month. If you still want to buy a new PC, I did recently buy a PC from Ironside Computers that turned out very nicely. My Pc was around $1000 at the time, but I'm sure you can find something in your price range. Their website is http://IronsideComputers.com if you want to give them a try. Good luck!
CyberPower would save you $300-400 over that Ironside shop. Building your own would save even more.
Upgrading your Inspiron is not an option.
I purchased from CyberPower almost 4 years ago. Still up and running today. Had 2 fans quit on me recently, but not a huge issue and easy to replace.