I need a gaming rig...Recommend me a computer site

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  1. Maestro

    Maestro New Member

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    Its been a while since i bought a computer and was wondering if there are any good sites out there for a gaming desktop...I'm currently looking at dell/alienware and thats about it...:hs:

    any suggestions?
     
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    I think I've heard people recommend cyberpowerpc. :dunno:
     
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    NewEgg + Tom's Hardware
     
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    Build your own / find a friend who knows how if you don't
     
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    what's your budget?
     
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    i suggest you choose Eizo 24" lcd, they are on S-PVA
     
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    that's stupid.
     
  11. Maestro

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    as far as graphic cards go...

    what do most games require nowadays?

    1 gig? 512 mb?
     
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    is 512 not enough? the one i built on ibuypower is around 1600...
     
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    CASE: New! CoolerMaster Elite 310 Mid-Tower 420W Case with See-Thur Side Panel
    * Neon Light Upgrade: NONE
    * Extra Case Fan Upgrade: Extra 3-Color Neon Light LED Case Fan (2 x Fans)
    * POWER SUPPLY Upgrade: 580 Watts Power Supplies (SLI Ready Power Supply)
    * CPU: (Quad-Core)Intel® Core™ 2 Quad Q9550 @ 2.83GHz 1333FSB 12MB L2 Cache 64-bit
    * COOLING FAN : Ultra ChillTec Thermo Electric CPU Cooler
    * MOTHERBOARD: Asus P5N-D nForce 750i SLI Chipset LGA775 FSB1333 DDR2 Mainboard
    * MEMORY: 8GB (4x2GB) PC6400 DDR2/800 Dual Channel Memory (Corsair or Major Brand)
    * FREEBIES: None
    * VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 512MB 16X PCI Express (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)
    * VIDEO CARD 2: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 512MB 16X PCI Express (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)
    * VIDEO CARD 3: None
    * MULTIPLE VIDEO CARD SETTINGS: Non-SLI/Non-CrossFireX Mode Supports Multiple Monitors
    * LCD Monitor: 19& quot; TFT Active Matrix LCD Display (Brand-Named LCD Display)
    * 2nd Monitor: NONE
    * HARD DRIVE: Single Hard Drive (500GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD)
    * Data Hard Drive: 250GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 8MB Cache 7200RPM Hard Drive -- Recommended
    * HARD DRIVE COOLING FAN : Vigor iSURF II Hard Disk Drive Cooling System (1 x System)
    * USB PORTABLE DRIVE: NONE
    * Optical Drive: Sony 20X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)
    * Optical Drive 2: Sony 20X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)
    * SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
    * SPEAKERS: 600Watts PMPO Subwoofer Stereo Speakers
    * NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
    * MODEM: NONE
    * KEYBOARD: Logitech Deluxe 104 PS/2 Keyboard (Black Color)
    * MOUSE: XtremeGear Optical USB 3 Buttons Gaming Mouse
    * Extra Thermal Display : NONE
    * Wireless 802.11B/G Network Card: PCI Wireless 802.11g 54Mbps Network Interface Card
    * Flash Media Reader/Writer: None
     
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    512 should be fine
     
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    depends on the resolution you game on

    recommended:
    1680X1050 = 512
    1920X1200 = 512-1GB
    2560X1600 = 1GB-2GB
     
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    stick with i7
     
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    also is getting 2 512 mb cards > a single 1 gig card?

    sorry for asking so many noob questions but its been years since ive bought a computer :hs:
     
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    VRAM in SLI or Crossfire is not shared
    so,...
    512MB + 512MB = 512MB
    if different amounts,... 1GB + 512MB = 512MB (it will use whichever is lower)

    the advantage of dual cards is the dual (or more) GPUs.
    the VRAM will only matter on higher res
     
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    no. SLI or Crossfire is only useful if you're already at the top of the gaming spectrum.
     
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    GPU? what dat mean
     
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    :bowdown: I totally agree with www.ZipZoomFly.com added in there as well.
     
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    gay processing unit
     
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    Right GPU is really where you should spend most of your money when it comes to building a "gaming rig".
     
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    nice, i want more gay in my computer
     
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    Oh, then never mind, you are set to go.
     

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