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Building a gaming computer

Discussion in Hardware Hangout started by Rayne, Jan 24, 2016

  1. Nov 29, 2012
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    So my laptop is finally giving out on me, I can barely even play CSS now since my FPS drops down to 5-12 fps along with it overheating and slowing down.
    I'm wanting to build a beast of a gaming computer, or one that can actually play a game like H1Z1 on high settings and to be able to play the newer games that have come out that my laptop can no longer handle anymore.
    Do y'all have any suggestions on a set up? And an estimate on a price for it as well?
    I've never built a computer on my own so I'm a bit clueless on how to set one up..and I might end up making a gofundme to help get this thing built since I'm too low on money due to bills. So I hope the price won't be too high. I set up an account on new egg and been looking at computer parts, but I want suggestions from players who have more experience with gaming rigs and what they think is the best, including a keyboard as well..I already have a nice gaming mouse so i'm not too worried about getting one of those, and I have a descent headset.
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    • Feb 27, 2012
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      What is the absolute most you'd be willing to spend on your build?
    • Nov 29, 2012
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      about 900-1k
    • Dec 30, 2006
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      Tony has informed me that he will be volunteering to cover 100% of your computer parts. Please PM him for his debit card.
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      • Nov 29, 2012
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        LOL pshhhh
        Tony running away from this post now:
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        • Oct 29, 2010
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        • Feb 27, 2012
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          you may want to consider adding more case fans later. I also don't know what kind of storage you have, but i went with a 2TB Seagate (not SSD) so you're sure you'll have enough space for all of your applications/games/porn. If you have a HDD already, you could swap that out for an SSD instead.

          Base Total: $815.60
          Promo Discounts: -$6.00
          Mail-in Rebates: -$20.00
          Shipping: $0.99
          Total: $790.59

          http://pcpartpicker.com/p/nFjPRB
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          • Jan 21, 2011
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            GET RID OF THAT OPTICAL DRIVE, TONYA WHAT ARE YOU LIKE 100 YEARS OLD
          • Feb 27, 2012
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            1v1 me. she can always add one later.
          • Mar 31, 2010
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            NOOOO don't buy windows 8.1. It's a rip-off at that price. I have a friend who sells legit student copies at like 10 bucks hahaha! I got Windows 10 Pro, legit copy for $10!
          • Nov 29, 2012
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          • Jan 21, 2011
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          • Mar 8, 2013
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            you really ought to get a SSD these days.

            get an additional external HDD if you need more storage.
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            • Aug 2, 2014
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              Talk to me on steam i got you rayneee:heart:
            • Mar 4, 2011
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              Get a "H" motherboard not the z97 . your CPU can't overclock. Save yourself 60 dollars+ . note: some H boards need to be flash with your haswell cpu
            • Jan 5, 2014
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              I don't want to be that person, but I really think you should reconsider your choice to get a high-end luxury item if you're hurting for cash. Assuming you don't have an emergency fund, you're making a risky move here, Cotton. Anyway, sorry, didn't mean to parent you. I just have way too many friends that can't afford rent but can somehow afford $200 sneakers.

              That being said, I don't believe in a one-size-fits-all computer. A lot of the parts depends on a lot of factors, for example, the monitor that you're currently using will affect the GPU to get. Do you have a good monitor? Are you looking to upgrade monitors? Are you looking to overclock? Are you looking to water cool down the line?

              These questions will affect things like:
              1) GPU - higher end vs mid end? SLI/Crossfire vs single card?
              2) Power supply - need power for SLI/Crossfire? need power for overclocking? need power for water cooling parts?
              3) CPU/Motherboard - need overclocking support?
              4) Case - need room for water cooling components? Are you going for silence, or maximum airflow?
              5) Monitor - what kind of resolution to play at? what kind of refresh rate to play at? multiple monitors? is your GPU even strong enough?

              Basically, I'm wondering:
              1) What monitor do you currently have? Are you looking to upgrade monitors in the future?
              2) Do you want future upgradeability? Or do you just want something awesome now, and not touch it for a few years?
              3) What's your budget for desktop parts? What's your budget for peripherals?

              As for a keyboard, I love mechanical keyboards. I have a soft sport for keyboards with Cherry MX Blue switches, AKA click-clacky keyboards. They're pricey though; my go-to keyboard cost me about $125. But I'm a software developer who uses a keyboard all day, so for me it was worth the purchase. For someone who doesn't spend 40 hours/week typing, it might not be worth it to them.
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              • Dec 6, 2011
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                Was trying to figure out why I couldn't sleep last night, then realized one of these threads were posted. Heh.

                Anyways, try checking out the builds page on the PCMR subreddit, as it's updated frequently for the best deals and ideas. Then you can always customize from there. I find this as a easy tool for build recommendations with varying price points.

                Good luck and I hope you enjoy your build, however you choose to do it. Time to get back to being non-existent.
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                • Apr 18, 2014
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                  @Brett damn youre alive!