Considering New Pc Purchase

#1 Posted by Cole (42 posts) -

So, with the recent unveiling of Diablo 3 and the long awaited Starcraft 2 slowly getting closer. I decided I need a new comp. I was wondering if anyone could help me with some specs that are reasonably priced. Thinking around a grand or so. List whatever you think is necessary.

#2 Posted by Nomin (964 posts) -

Motherboard: ASUS P45 P5Q Pro
CPU: Intel E8400 Core Duo
HS: Aftermarket CPU Heatsink (Arctic Cooling, Thermalright)
RAM: 4GB Mushkin DDR2 DRAM
GPU: ATI 4870 512 GDDR3 RAM
HD: WD 640 GB
Media: Generic DVD-Drive / floppy
Case: Coolermaster CM690
Arctic Cooling MX-2 thermal paste

I recommend buying / building a PC WHEN a game you have to play is actually released.

#3 Posted by Phantom (182 posts) -

That build posted by Nomin is excellent, a very very nice PC, but I also agree you wait until closer to the games release, when you can either get it cheaper, or more performance for that money.

#4 Posted by tec3297 (1170 posts) -

You should totally go buy the Blackbird...lol

#5 Posted by License_To_Bill (792 posts) -

Rather not go into specifics, but I do suggest you build your own, if you're up for it.

Saved about 800 dollars.

#6 Posted by LouChou (458 posts) -
Phantom said:
"That build posted by Nomin is excellent, a very very nice PC, but I also agree you wait until closer to the games release, when you can either get it cheaper, or more performance for that money.
"
Yeah, if you're buying it for specific games that aren't out for a while, then there's not really much point in buying the system now. Just sit it out. Lie in wait. Like a cobra.
#7 Posted by Phantom (182 posts) -

Yep, and we all know how good and saavy shoppers Cobra's are! =P

#8 Posted by Cole (42 posts) -

Alright. Yah I was definately going to wait a while, but I just wanted to get an idea of what I should be shooting for because my current pc doesn't run some of the games that are out now that I would like to play. Thank you for the layout though Nomin.

#9 Posted by nat (217 posts) -

http://www.apple.com/au/macbookpro/

you're done!! :)

#10 Posted by Cole (42 posts) -

Lol. I'll stick to the desktop pc. I'm not really into macs.

#11 Posted by nat (217 posts) -
Cole said:
"Lol. I'll stick to the desktop pc. I'm not really into macs."
Oh sorry.

Here - http://www.apple.com/au/imac/
#12 Posted by Cole (42 posts) -

"iMac. Starting at $1599."
 Not really looking to go that high. Was planning on building one myself probably anyway.

#13 Posted by albaker (437 posts) -

Lol at the guy trying to make you get a mac for games

Macs are terrible for gaming, they're expensive, have VERY limited hardware support and few gaming companies release their games on macs

#14 Posted by albaker (437 posts) -

You could get a very good gaming PC for about $800 to $900if you buy the parts from newegg

#15 Posted by OGCartman (4354 posts) -

Quad Core PC, + 2GB Ram, 4850 = around 1000. I could for around 800 but listen to Noman. His post ruled

#16 Posted by sculsoldi3r (1315 posts) -

get a high end dual core, 3gb ram and like a 8800gt or ati card like 4850 for $900

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