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amythompson172
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New Desktop Computer!

Post by amythompson172 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 4:07 pm

Im in the business of looking to purchase a new desktop computer for gaming. I will be playing Skyrim, Mass Effect 3, and maybe Battlefield 3. I want the PC to be near top of the line, being able to run these games at a solid 30fps or more, on medium to ultra graphic settings. Besides that, I also do intense 3d Modeling that really requires a top notch machine considering I move around near 30k polygons on a good work day (or bad work day, considering the computers performance :))

Ive narrowed it down to a few choices, but that certainly dosent mean I wont stray away from them.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002UR ... B002UR36J8

This is the MAIN option im really looking for input on.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005TJ ... B005TJKI8G

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005TJ ... B005TJKI8G

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6883229271

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Re: New Desktop Computer!

Post by vbironchef » Tue Feb 28, 2012 4:35 pm

What is the MAX you want to spend? You should look for the fastest graphic card you can afford. Ex. Nvidia gtx 580 evga. A fast SSD would be something I would want as well. To bad you don't want to build one yourself. If you really need to buy a rig then I would go with something in your price range by digital storm. http://www.digitalstormonline.com/gamingdesktops.asp Let us know what you picked out.

I picked one out for you that cost 2000.00 Here it is. https://www.digitalstormonline.com/cart ... &randomid= here is one for 2339.00 My personal choice for you. http://www.digitalstormonline.com/compl ... ?id=566405 Hope these choices help you out.

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Re: New Desktop Computer!

Post by INeedAFnSuffix » Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:00 am

Usually the pre built one are a fair bit more expensive than getting everything individually from Newegg or such and you can choose whether you want Sapphire Vapor-X or such
Here's a list for you
i7-3570k/3770k with a Gigabyte Z77 (Avoid D3H, i'm hearing no-POST using it on IVB) motherboard if you want to OC or just a H77/B75 board should do if you don't want to OC (Get a non-K then)
A decent cooler like a Deepcool Neptwin (Really good value)
8x2 sticks of DDR3-1333/1600 RAM i find the Kingston HyperX so cheap it's not worth it buying the ValueRAM CL10 1333MHZ/CL11 1600MHz (5-10$ difference only)
Club3D Joker HD7870/PowerColor HD7870 PCS+ (This one is the Tahiti LE version not the Pitcairn XT)
Or a Sapphire HD7950/70 Vapor-X OC and you can squeeze a massive overclock on AMD GPUs not to forget amazing compute performance compared to Nvidia GPUs ... if you aren't using CUDA programs
You can just buy a HD7950 Vapor-X and OC it by ALOT to 7970 specs but these will definitely do the most highest end games more than 60fps at 2560x1600
If 30fps is all you want a HD7850 OC offers the best value IMO compared to HD7770 which is already killer for fps/$ and you can OC the hell out of the sapphire HD7850 Dual-X (Named OC)
1-2TB WD Black HDD (mainly 5 years warranty if you could be bothered or else blue is great but the black is still faster)
120GB Kingston HyperX 3K <- I like it alot, it's cheap and one of blitheringly fast sandforce drivers out there
HAF 912 case or a Corsair Carbide 300R or you could have a full tower case or even a Bitfenix Shinobi but airflow on that case is not good. Or maybe a Xigmatek Asgard or maybe the new Antec GX700 which comes in cheaper than a HAF912 or even a 300R


And well HD8000 is coming soon ...

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Re: New Desktop Computer!

Post by INeedAFnSuffix » Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:43 am

anderson01 wrote:Hi, I found this thread very informative in fact I am about to install a home and business security system and i want a computer which I'll use for the surveillance of the cameras. so please suggest me property of the computer, I wana attach around about 8 cameras with this pc. ....
Interesting. Actually to be frank unless you're running 1920x1080 cameras you don't need a high spec system.
Probably just a used Q6000/Q9000 from ebay and a used P35/P45 or even G31/G41 since it doesn't matter should do. Fact is i think a C2D/Pentium DC will do the job
And then you just throw in a PCI capture card from DX/DealExtreme/China/Ebay
They're cheap as chips go and should do the job

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