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October 31, 2012 1:27:34 AM

I need some help choosing which system is the best for its price and gaming and video edit, etc.

1) $450
I5 3350P @ 3.10Ghz CPU
8 GB DDR3 RAM
NVIDIA GTX 550 2GB DDR5 GPU
1 TB 7200rpm HDD
120 GB SSD
I wont change anything if i buy this build

2) $300
Intel core 2 duo e8400 CPU
NVIDIA 9800 GTX 1GBGPU
8 GB DDR3 RAM
500 GB 7200rpm HDD
250 GB 7200rpm HDD
I will probably change the graphics to AMD 6870 HD/7770 HD

3) $380
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83Ghz CPU
EVGA GTX 280 1GB DDR3 GPU
4 GB DDR2 RAM
74 GB SSD 10000rpm SSD
250 GB 7200 rpm HDD
Will probably not change anything here.

So, which of these computers will be the BEST for GAMING USE?
And which is the best deal as for the PRICE?

Would i be able to play these on max settings? Which ones can't?

Games I Play:
Battlefield 3
Call of Duty Black Ops
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 / 3
Metro 2033
L.A. Noire
Grand Theft Auto 4
Red Dead Redemption
Silent Hill Series
Alan Wake
I Am Alive
Left 4 Dead 2
Assasins Creed Revelations
Sleeping Dogs
ETC

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October 31, 2012 1:35:00 AM

Are you buying used computers or something? None of these builds have a listed power supply.
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October 31, 2012 1:37:27 AM

Nor are any of those systems really good options. Not a single one of those will max out BF3.

The Core2Duo and quads, you're investing in systems that are several generations out of date, none of them have a modern graphics card except the first one with the 550 TI, I had one.. 550 TIs are decent for what they are, but forget 1080p gaming with it.
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October 31, 2012 1:46:35 AM

Obviously 1st one... But you aren't gonna max out on many games... Especially not Gta
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October 31, 2012 1:51:53 AM

MrPosideoN said:
Obviously 1st one... But you aren't gonna max out on many games... Especially not Gta

You probably could max out GTA IV.. People always talk about GTA IV being "system intensive", yea it was... 4 years ago when it was released. In 2012 with an i5.. not so much.
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November 1, 2012 12:29:36 AM

ok, so none of these will be able to play these games maxed? And the power supply on all of these systems are over 650w with decent brands like corsair, etc.
Which of these would run these games, the best?
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November 1, 2012 12:30:42 AM

The thing is that all of the computers you listed are very old, and have very old hardware. They're not really worth buying.
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November 1, 2012 12:38:03 AM

Deemo13 said:
The thing is that all of the computers you listed are very old, and have very old hardware. They're not really worth buying.


yeah i agree with you on that, but my budget is $450 and i am wanting to buy a decent gaming computer fast and these are what i found locally , there was another OK gaming pc, here are the specs:

$360
Intel core 2 duo e8400 @ 3.0 Ghz
MSI GTX 460 1 GB DDR5
4 GB RAM DDR2
640 GB HDD 7200 rpm
with a 20 inch screen

I think this graphics is the best GPU out of the ones i mentioned by far, but the CPU is really old and only dual , so i would have to upgrade to intel quad or something which is pretty expensive
thanks for the replies

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November 1, 2012 12:42:32 AM

Deemo13 said:
The thing is that all of the computers you listed are very old, and have very old hardware. They're not really worth buying.


What about the 1st deal?
is that old? i thought that i5 was decent with gtx 550 2gb, its a new card but it isnt that good i was going to swap out cards
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November 1, 2012 1:20:05 AM

beanie911 said:
What about the 1st deal?
is that old? i thought that i5 was decent with gtx 550 2gb, its a new card but it isnt that good i was going to swap out cards

The first one wouldn't be a bad foundation. What kind of monitor/resolution are you using? If 1080p, you could swap in something like a 7870 and you'd be good to go in HD.

Battlefield 3 out of those games you mentioned is by far going to be the most system demanding.
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November 1, 2012 1:36:40 AM

Would go for 1st one if I HAD to choose something.
I would recommend to get something different or just change few things, like:
save some money on:
-SSD 120GB -> 60/64GB - if you want ssd
-you could probably save few $ on memory, 4-6GB would do just fine.
-dont know about you but 1TB its a bit too big for me personally...thats just me - like to back up and format every 3-4 months :) )

Money you will save spend on GPU/CPU :) 
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November 1, 2012 1:46:14 AM

Heh, lol... 1TB too big? Hogwash! I have a 500GB main drive and 2x 2TB secondary drives in my system.. Total available space? about 1TB free between them.. Give me time.. But I'm a pack rat, I torrent television shows, and why delete em after I've watched em? If I ever want to watch them again, I'd have to redownload them.
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November 1, 2012 1:51:30 AM

not big into downloading, simply because you can watch pretty much everything online. i got 500GB and more than half is free :) 
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November 1, 2012 4:11:29 AM

you can build a far better one for 450-500 if you could wait for it to be shipped and figure out how to assemble, granted you have a windows disc.
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November 1, 2012 5:19:22 AM

boris20 said:
you can build a far better one for 450-500 if you could wait for it to be shipped and figure out how to assemble, granted you have a windows disc.

Eh, honestly probably not. No the 550 TI isn't super great, but figure 180 for the i5, I assume its a chinsy motherboard, maybe 50 bucks, 100 bucks for the hard drive, 100 bucks for windows, 120 for the SSD? 50 for the RAM, 125 for the 550 TI?.. It adds up to a big fat, I wonder why hes selling it?
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November 1, 2012 5:19:45 AM

beanie911 said:
1) $450
I5 3350P @ 3.10Ghz CPU
8 GB DDR3 RAM
NVIDIA GTX 550 2GB DDR5 GPU
1 TB 7200rpm HDD
120 GB SSD
I wont change anything if i buy this build

If you need it, and need it quick, go this one.
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November 2, 2012 12:40:50 AM

ngengerous said:
If you need it, and need it quick, go this one.


yeah thanks i decided to buy this one and sell my gpu and buy a 7870 / 6870 :) 
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November 2, 2012 12:41:00 AM

Best answer selected by beanie911.
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