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Death by Chocolate

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#1 12 years ago

Ok...., I am looking to build my first computer. However, here in lies the problem, while i may know more than the general public about this stuff, i am incompentent when compared to the vast knowledge of the users here. After searching through forums, threads, and reviews, i am confused by much of the more technical specifications.

Therefore, i submit myself to the community here as suggesting which hardware pieces i need specifically (particularily cpu, motherboard, graphics card and cooling.)

I am looking to spend about $1000(unless that much is not needed), and want an end result of a middle to middle high range system used primarily for school crap (needs to be able to word process, lol) and gaming. Any suggestions would be appreciated.




*The.Doctor

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#2 12 years ago

What kind of games are you looking to play? If it's older games and mostly school work you can get a decent system for less than $1000.




uberhen

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#3 12 years ago

A tip: if you want to play the latest games, buy at LEAST 1 gig of ram. Don't get anything "value" ram.




Death by Chocolate

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#4 12 years ago

The games? The real reason i need a new comp is because my old one cannot handle the stresses of modern games satisfactorally.... so i want to be able to play new games on high setings for once. Also, schoolwork is the least of my worries as i could do it all on my laptop anyway.




*The.Doctor

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#5 12 years ago
uberhenA tip: if you want to play the latest games, buy at LEAST 1 gig of ram. Don't get anything "value" ram.

Yeah, 1GB is the minimum amount for a good gaming machine these days, 2GB is recommended. But there's nothing wrong with value ram, if your not going to be doing any overclocking or tweaking the timings and such you will not see a difference between value ram and the high end stuff besides the price point.




The Typer

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#6 12 years ago

Okay, you want the modern games on High eh? Well, once again it would help if you told us what games you will be playing. This is because some games take very high requirements (such as Crysis, DOOM 3, and maybe even FarCry). Other games have a wide or medium range of requirements (but still can look very good) like Call of Duty 2, Half-Life games, and others. Once you list the games we can really get started.

And yes, like the others said, have at least 1 GB of RAM. I've only got 512MB. If you have questions on things like "What is RAM, what does it do?" and some other technical questions, you can also go over to www.tweakguides.com read a few guides. Like the Gamers Graphic and Display Settings Guide, this will help you learn a few game terms. And why more RAM is good.




marvinmatthew

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#7 12 years ago

Eh, judging by how you worded you first post, you may be better off buying a comptuer than trying to build one.




The Typer

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#8 12 years ago

What do you mean, worded his first post.




y0umebednow

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#9 12 years ago

recomend min 1 gig RAM and 256 video card for games.




Dark Saint

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#10 12 years ago

Cpu: New Egg 3800 dual core. Ram: New Egg pqi 1 gig Mobo:New Egg abit kn8 sli Vid Card:Dual 7600 gs Get at least an antec 350 watt psu. Case of your choice . rom drive of your choice. Hard Drive of your choice.

all summed up, about 605 for the parts listed. Everything else is up to you ... But in my experience that is a great rig.