Just built my new PC, Suggestions?

#1 Posted by BoomSnapClap113 (182 posts) -

I just built my first actually gaming PC. Now I am wondering what games I should buy. I know there is lots of fun indie stuff on Steam, but its hard to tell the good from the bad. Any suggestions? Preferably stuff that looks fantastic. Thanks!

#2 Posted by Subjugation (4720 posts) -

Well what are your genres?

#3 Posted by ninjakiller (3405 posts) -

Get the two indie bundles that are on sale now. There's a good start.

#4 Posted by JoeyRavn (4967 posts) -

Let's see. If you're into indie stuff, I assume that "fantastic" means "great artwork", not "great graphics". I'd get Super Meat Boy, Bit.Trip RUNNER, Blocks that Matter (I tried the demo, it's a really fun and relaxing puzzle game), Minecraft, Terraria, Braid, The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom, both Penny Arcade games, Plants vs Zombies... If you want graphics, indie stuff is usually more "artsy" than anything, so don't look there. Get your Cryses and Bad Company 2s for your graphics need.

Knowing what genres you like and your PC's specs would be useful, too.

#5 Posted by BeachThunder (11847 posts) -

Hard Reset.

#6 Posted by BoomSnapClap113 (182 posts) -

I don't really have a spefic genre I like best. I will play anything that is good, haha. And yes my specs are as follows:

i5 2500k

GTX570

8GB Memory

Asus P8P67 Pro board

850watt PSU

#7 Posted by d1sc0nnected (10 posts) -

Just Cause 2, Dirt 2, and Left 4 Dead 2.

#8 Posted by niamahai (1405 posts) -

The Witcher 2.  
 
Turn on uber sampling and bring your computer to your knees!

#9 Posted by NekuCTR (1663 posts) -

Get Track Mania (i.e. ManiaPlanet), it's the only game you'll ever need. It's so easy to join :)

#10 Posted by owl_of_minerva (1455 posts) -

Hard Reset, E.Y.E.: Divine Cybermancy, Killing Floor, Amnesia: Dark Descent, Eschalon Book I and II (if you like oldschool tilebased RPGs), Terraria, Trine, Braid, Limbo, Jamestown, Jolly Rover (if you like adventure games), Penumbra series, Red Orchestra 2, Mount and Blade series.

#11 Posted by Rhaknar (5939 posts) -

you should be able to run pretty much everything maxed out or 90% close to maxed out (i do and my cpu is worse than yours, but the gpu is better so it evens out i guess) so i would suggest:

The Witcher 2 (because its amazing and it LOOKS amazing, but turn ubersampling off, everything else maxed)

that should hold you over for a couple of months until the xmas sale, as buying indy games right now would be silly with the sale around the corner

#12 Posted by AlisterCat (5532 posts) -

There are 2 indie bundles on sale this week, they are both crammed full of good games. Sanctum is a favourite of mine, a combined FPS and tower defence game.

#13 Posted by Bistromath (604 posts) -

Trackmania Canyon.

#14 Posted by ThePaleKing (613 posts) -

If you want to push your system to the MAXXX, I will go ahead and recommend Metro 2033. The graphics are sublime enough from a technical standpoint, but the way they utilize the technology to build their atmosphere--it's just surprising that a game that takes place almost entirely in an underground subway system can have some of the most engrossing, detailed environments you can find in a video game. So yeah, Metro 2033. 

#15 Posted by ShiftyMagician (2129 posts) -

@hills said:

Trackmania Canyon.

Definitely this amongst all the other well-said choices here. Join the Giant Bomb server while you're at it if you do!

#16 Posted by Chubbaluphigous (571 posts) -

Why the 950watt PSU? Are you planning on going SLI? You have over 300watts of power that are never going to get used in your machine.

#17 Posted by AlexW00d (6236 posts) -

@ThePaleKing said:

If you want to push your system to the MAXXX, I will go ahead and recommend Metro 2033. The graphics are sublime enough from a technical standpoint, but the way they utilize the technology to build their atmosphere--it's just surprising that a game that takes place almost entirely in an underground subway system can have some of the most engrossing, detailed environments you can find in a video game. So yeah, Metro 2033.

Exactly what I came in here to say.

#18 Posted by BoomSnapClap113 (182 posts) -

Thanks everyone. I will definitely check out Amnesia, Hard Reset, The Witcher 2, and Metro. Gonna dabble in some Indie stuff too.

@Chubbaluphigous: 850* And because I don't think this is the end of what I am going to do with this PC. Just want the extra juice, just in case.

#19 Posted by BUCK3TM4N (549 posts) -

total war series is on sale right now those are cool games if you like strategy

#20 Posted by Fubar (165 posts) -

BATMAN!

#21 Posted by duder123 (54 posts) -

Crysis 1 if you haven't played it yet

#22 Posted by Zelyre (1175 posts) -

Mount and Blade Warband.

#23 Posted by Contro (2040 posts) -

Get a good SSD also.

#24 Posted by DystopiaX (5300 posts) -

Welcome to the club!

Alpha protocol is 2 bucks, Total war is on sale as well, if you didn't have a gaming computer before I would say Starcraft 2, and definitely get Rage/BF3 when they come out to admire the graphics on your sexy-ass new computer.

#25 Posted by Gav47 (1542 posts) -

I love to tell you to run out and buy a crap load of good games but we are only 3 months away from the Steam Christmas sale. I suggest you pick up games like RAGE, BF3, Skyrim (games you know you are going to enjoy) and put aside $100-150 for the sale rather than spending it now. Also Mods and TF2

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