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Help with gaming computer choices?

Okay, Honestly i have Absolutely no idea what is good on computers but i love to play games and i love to be on the computer so, why not get a gaming computer? I've found some that I am interested in, Price is an issue, I can't spend 1000$+ on a of now at least, Here are the few computers i have found that seem at least alright,


The games i would like to play on it are the ARMA series, battlefield, those type of games, could these computers run it? Recommendations are very welcome for other computers. If possible though (not necessary) i would like to stay with best buy due to their excellent warranties)

4 Answers

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago
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    Buy a bare bones system such as this one:

    You save lots of money and get most of what you need. This setup gives you a CPU, motherboard, case, PSU, CD drive, HDD, Ram and a cooler for $200 right now. That is an amazing deal.

    On top of this you also need windows and a GPU. Windows will be like $100 or so and you can invest now in a decent GPU. The cheapest and most power efficient is the hd 7750 but will have trouble handling games above low to medium graphical settings. I would highly suggest this card for $170:

    You will also get 3 free games when you buy this HD 7850. It will handle games to at least medium, maybe even higher settings in games. This with the barebones setup and windows will still only come to $470 or so. That is substantially less then any of the suggestions you made and will perform as good as the most expensive one you selected.

    You can get much better, but for the price this setup would be hard to beat for any less then $550 and will handle gaming just fine. You can not beat this price for the specs, but this is low balling the pc specs.

    Seeing as you linked to an $800 PC, I will link you setups that best maximize performance for that budget.

    Bare bones kit:

    That is only $430 after rebate. That is an amazing deal for an i5 and 650W PSU included. The HD 7850 will still be fine, but if you want the best bang your money can get then buy this HD 7950:

    HD 7950:

    You will also get 3 free games with this card as well. Now with Windows, the HD 7950 and the i5-3470 bare bones kit it all comes to about $800 which is a fantastic deal. If you opt for the HD 7850 the price will drop to $690 or so.

    To put this into perspective how good of a deal this is, when the 7950 was released it cost $450 and the i5 was about $250. That alone is close to the entire PC cost you have right now. Building this PC through best buy pre-builds would cost around $1100+. Building this PC a year ago would of cost over $1200, now it can be had for less than $800 and get $120 worth of free games.

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    The second link lead to no where. Never mind it did its the same thing as the first lin

    The first desktop is bad it will run crysis 3 low settings with 20 FPS and under and BF3 low settings ~30 FPS same with second desktop.

    The third desktop CPU is OK. The GPU can run BF3 max settings ~60 fps and ARAM ~60 fps.

    The third desktop was on sale the price was $744 ish so now the price is 800 which is not wroth it. I would build your own desktop or wait till it gets on sale.

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  • 3 years ago

    Cyberpower has notably solid expenditures , their high quality would conflict through from time to time as they have all started saving on a lot of artwork force and outsourcing and that i do not understand what else. you've a great budget, it would want to be i5 2500K overclocked, with 8GB RAM and solid video card like GTX 560 Ti or ATI 6950, which could run all video games on max. also required solid case, solid cooling, solid PSU 550W+ and different artwork force. by technique of how you may have adequate money SSD too, 128GB of needed M4 may make a great addition. start up with this pc and improve as mandatory:

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)

    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Amazon)

    Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Newegg)

    Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($36.78 @ B&H)

    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($184.99 @ NCIX US)

    Case: BitFenix Merc Alpha ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.98 @ NCIX US)

    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)

    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($37.77 @ Mac Connection)

    Total: $649.47


    GPU: Radeon HD 7850

    CPU: i3 3220

    RAM: 4gb RAM

    CASE: NZXT Source 210


    PSU: Cooler Masater Elite 460w

    OPTICAL DRIVE: Lite On DVD writer/reader x24

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