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Looking for a prebuilt laptop or desktop 1200$

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January 15, 2013 6:08:05 AM

Hello am new to the forum but not the page am trying to learn more about pc in general so bare with me :) 

Am looking for my best options within my budget i been looking for 2 weeks and i cant decide on anything

am looking for a laptop/desktop that can play battlefield,starcraft 2, LoL, Wow. Am willing to spend the 1200
with a 100 dlls up or down difference

I would like for it to have ssd but with 120-200gb is enough for me pretty much just for games
and OS maybe some music

I would really ( please ) like some prebuilt pc my knowledge is few in the field to build one ( i know i can learn ) but i want one prebuilt just wanna click add and pay
this is the reason am posting i read many threads but many suggest to build one i understand its cheaper better and all that
but i wont risk messing things up.

Brands dont matter screen size dont matter (if its a laptop)
January 17, 2013 4:27:30 AM

First off the basics
CPU=performance,multitasking(recommended quad core)
Gpu=games better it is the better you will be able to play games at their highest settings
Motherboard= preferred features like USB 3.0 and sata 3 6gb/s recommend with sad pcie x16 slots for sli/crossfire
Ram= just ram overclock it a little not much performance boost unless an API
Hard drive = storage 1tb/500gb/250gb
Ssd = high performance storage better load times
And components and etc
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January 17, 2013 4:33:33 AM

And I say go for a desktop because you'll be able to do more with that price instead of a laptop and plus it will last longer but just wont be portable and I did this on a smart phone small touch screen and predicted text and etc
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January 17, 2013 7:52:42 AM

they selling me a laptop

which has an i7 2720qm
256ssd
2gb amd 6990
6gb of ram ( is it enough ram? ) or how much is enough
from info i can gather this should play most games

for 1500 dlls laptop it has no brand am guessing its built privately

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January 17, 2013 12:32:29 PM

^ 1500 Dollars for that Crap ?

This would be Alot Better...


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-GD55 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($128.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($219.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Dell S2230MX 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($170.99 @ Adorama)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Full (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1234.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


You'll max out Every game.




If you are willing to pay 1500, Then you can add this Beast Card in your Rig
And your Total will be

Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($378.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $1393.86
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January 17, 2013 6:53:29 PM

Yea I go with that desktop and the gtx 670 and another thing how big you want your case to be matx( 4 slots(smaller) or atx (regular(7 slots) and make sure your case the same form factor as your motherboard but personally take the matx case but it all depends on your needs
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January 17, 2013 7:25:03 PM

i really dont mind size
i will go with the list you gave me its cheap and powerful it even comes with a monitor :) 

the only thing am worried is its my 1st build i been watching many videos hope it comes out right
ill keep you guys updated once everything is here



Thanks for the help
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January 18, 2013 2:49:18 AM

Good luck
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