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LuisTX85 11-16-2012 03:52 PM

Recommendation on what to use to get back into PC gaming!?
 
I stopped being a PC gamer in the late 90's and just now I'm starting to get the itch(got one a few years ago But now it's a bigger itch)to get back into it,So I want to one how often do you upgrade play cards&stuff?OR do you recommend a special gaming computer that plays all the newest&upcoming big games?

Tanin 11-16-2012 05:08 PM

Re: Recommendation on what to use to get back into PC gaming!?
 
I personally bought a PC a few years ago for $500 that still runs most games on medium to high settings with very little frame rate loss. I just update my Graphics card every year or so.

Though next year I'll probably need a new motherboard along with my card.

LuisTX85 11-16-2012 06:17 PM

Re: Recommendation on what to use to get back into PC gaming!?
 
How expensive are the graphics cards?and are they easy to install?

Tanin 11-16-2012 08:29 PM

Re: Recommendation on what to use to get back into PC gaming!?
 
Anywhere from 150 to 500 dollars depending on how high end you want.

They are pretty easy to install.

LuisTX85 11-16-2012 09:01 PM

Re: Recommendation on what to use to get back into PC gaming!?
 
Seems a lot of hassle to keep updating each year or so and expensive,Maybe I'll just stick to consoles for another while,I don't even care much about graphics and most game's frame rate issues ain't that bad or especially game running.

Thanx anyway,I appreciate it and will think about getting a new computer soon anyway&hope it plays big/new PC games!!

bkong0 11-18-2012 10:40 PM

Re: Recommendation on what to use to get back into PC gaming!?
 
Upgrading every year isn't really a thing that happens unless you really need to have THE MOST CURRENT system, which isn't necessary. Systems can easily be affordable and last a few years while playing PC games at great looking settings.

LuisTX85 11-18-2012 11:16 PM

Re: Recommendation on what to use to get back into PC gaming!?
 
Oh ok cool then,Thanx

Tanin 11-19-2012 10:07 AM

Re: Recommendation on what to use to get back into PC gaming!?
 
Yea sorry. Updating every year is just what I do.

RetrogradeOrbit 11-23-2012 08:00 AM

Re: Recommendation on what to use to get back into PC gaming!?
 
I'd say get yourself the best motherboard you can afford (I like ASUS). Next, as much RAM as you can afford. Hook those up with at least an i5 CPU running at around 3GHz or better.

Hard drives are fairly cheap at the moment, get one with a SATA III interface for the best speeds. If you want to go nuts fast with boot up and general OS performance, get yourself a SATA III SSD with at least 256Gb on it and use this as your OS installation drive only. Put all other software onto a traditional SATA III hard drive. Make sure your swap file is not on the SSD though.

Then get a graphics card which can play the games you want on at least the medium settings.

You should not have to upgrade the graphics card for at least two or three years, unless something really radical happens! :)

Good luck!

FWIW here are my current PC specs;
  • ASUS P9X79 Pro motherboard
  • Intel i7-3820 CPU
  • 32Gb (4x8GB) RAM with heatsinks
  • 1Tb SATA III hard drive
  • 256Gb SSD SATA III hard drive
  • Corsair Hydro H60 liquid CPU cooler
  • AMD HD7970 Sapphire Vapor-X 6Gb graphics card
  • Antech case
  • Gold certified 850W PSU
  • 3 x Packard Bell viseo 230ws on tri-monitor stand

Iceman 11-23-2012 07:12 PM

Re: Recommendation on what to use to get back into PC gaming!?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Deathlok (Post 24729455)
I'd say get yourself the best motherboard you can afford (I like ASUS). Next, as much RAM as you can afford. Hook those up with at least an i5 CPU running at around 3GHz or better.

Hard drives are fairly cheap at the moment, get one with a SATA III interface for the best speeds. If you want to go nuts fast with boot up and general OS performance, get yourself a SATA III SSD with at least 256Gb on it and use this as your OS installation drive only. Put all other software onto a traditional SATA III hard drive. Make sure your swap file is not on the SSD though.

Then get a graphics card which can play the games you want on at least the medium settings.

You should not have to upgrade the graphics card for at least two or three years, unless something really radical happens! :)

Good luck!

FWIW here are my current PC specs;
  • ASUS P9X79 Pro motherboard
  • Intel i7-3820 CPU
  • 32Gb (4x8GB) RAM with heatsinks
  • 1Tb SATA III hard drive
  • 256Gb SSD SATA III hard drive
  • Corsair Hydro H60 liquid CPU cooler
  • AMD HD7970 Sapphire Vapor-X 6Gb graphics card
  • Antech case
  • Gold certified 850W PSU
  • 3 x Packard Bell viseo 230ws on tri-monitor stand

I'm about to buy any day now. How much would a setup like yours cost? (minus the monitor) Seems very high end!

RetrogradeOrbit 11-24-2012 01:48 PM

Re: Recommendation on what to use to get back into PC gaming!?
 
I built these things up over the course of a couple of years! Will give you an idea of the costs another time. About to go out, and if I don't go now, I'm going to get shouted at! :)

RetrogradeOrbit 11-26-2012 07:08 AM

Re: Recommendation on what to use to get back into PC gaming!?
 
As promised, here are todays prices for the kit I currently have

P9X79 Pro m/b 190.00
Intel i7-3820 210.00
256Gb SSD SATA III 130.00
1Tb Seagate hard drive 60.00
Corsair Hydro H80 75.00
AMD HD7970 Sapphire Vapor-X 450.00
Antec 300 midi case 45
Gold certified 850W PSU 120.00
32Gb RAM (8Gb x 4) 120.00
Blu-Ray SATA optical drive 50
DVD SATA Re-writer 12

Grand total of 1462.00

Leaving out the monitors and the tri-stand...
I think I need to go and lay down for a while after seeing all that added up!

I'd be interested in seeing what you go for. Please post it here when you get it all... :)

SUPERJAYA 03-03-2013 09:58 PM

Re: Recommendation on what to use to get back into PC gaming!?
 
im enjoying league of legend, ragna, ArcheAge... :)


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