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September 5, 2012 7:18:22 AM

Hello,
Can someone suggest a specific desktop/pc setup for gaming that wont cost me alot of money but still reliable for and make my gaming experience fun. I have a laptop right now and i hate playing with it because it lags everytime i go to crowded places in game, and one more question, how will you determine if the pc is fast do you look at the processor like the GHz?

I would greatly appreciate if someone helps me :)  thanks.

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September 5, 2012 7:46:15 AM

justin2012 said:
Hello,
Can someone suggest a specific desktop/pc setup for gaming that wont cost me alot of money but still reliable for and make my gaming experience fun. I have a laptop right now and i hate playing with it because it lags everytime i go to crowded places in game, and one more question, how will you determine if the pc is fast do you look at the processor like the GHz?

I would greatly appreciate if someone helps me :)  thanks.

GHz is not an absolute measure of cpu power and how fast a PC is depends on every single component. A blazing fast cpu and ram combo with a low-mid level graphic card will be slow in games. Likewise a slow hard drive will slow down a pc even if all other components are high end.
it's always good to refer to some bench marks that'll give you an idea of putting together a good gaming pc while staying within your budget.
eg for benches to compare pc components : http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/109?vs=289
eg of budget gaming pc build : http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-pc-overclock...
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September 5, 2012 8:02:11 AM

As satyamdubey says, it's not just about the GHz.

Unfortunately this is exactly how advertising and salesmen work regarding pre-built computers. They 'wow' an uneducated customer with numbers like CPU GHz, hard drive size and amount of RAM. Customer then quickly assesses the numbers assuming more is better and sees what is within their budget.

However broadly speaking you want to concentrate on the CPU and GPU.

Here are Tom's most current hierarchies for CPU and GPU.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o...

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...

For CPU you really should get something from the top two tiers (i.e. i3 or i5). For GPU anything from the top 7 tiers.
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September 5, 2012 8:08:23 AM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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