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#1 Edited by allgrinzz (160 posts) -

I decided to look at building my own PC. I spent the last week or so doing research, hunting for parts, and looking at build guides and this is what I came up with. I set myself a budget of 1000$'s USD, went over it slightly, but i could shave off a chunk by going to a normal SATA hard drive instead of solid state. that'd save me around 150 or so, maybe more, but having an ipad, the solid state is very attractive. Overall though, i "think" I put together a decent system for 1100$ USD.. asking general opinions, if you think it'll run most of todays games and some into the future.... Namely guild wars 2, and possibly tera, the new MMO.

Intel core i5-2500 processor 3.3GHz 6 MB cache Socket LGA1155 209.99

BIOSTAR TZ68A+ LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard, 99.99

RAM 2 x Kingston 4GB DDR3 SDRAM 1333 46.99

EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti DS Superclocked 1024 MB GDDR5 PCI-Express 2.0 Graphics card 01 G-P3-1567-KR 239.99

Intel 320 Series 120 GB SATA 3.0 Gb-s 2.5 inch Solid state drive 224.99

ASUS 24x DVD burner DRW-24B1ST 20.99

Antec High Current gamer series power supply HCG-750 94.99

Case Cooler Master HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP 99.99

Sound: Asus Xonar_DG 5.1 channel PCI 23.00

Netowrk Rosewill RNX-N180UBE wireless adapter 21.99

#2 Posted by allgrinzz (160 posts) -

Alright, it's been ages since I've bought a new PC, my old one is starting to lean towards keeling over and I'm looking for something to replace it. The only thing it gets used for is games I can't play on xbox right now, League of legends, Age of empires online, Team fortress 2, things of that nature. I'd like a machine prebuilt that can handle most of the games now days, it doesn't have to be a monster rig, but something respectable that could handle says Metro 2033, crysis 2, and thigns of that nature, games that will not run on my current system at all. I know this is asked all the time, but does anyone have any suggestions for shops/sites who offer decent pre builts with good reputations? I mean, I'd love an alienware, but I can't afford to pay for the name, around 800-1000 is probably more in my price range, USD. So, looking for a little help with suggestions on where to look, as I hate walking into things like this as blind about it as I am, but I'm kinda stuck here.

#3 Posted by allgrinzz (160 posts) -

Epic nostalgia is epic... Great read, and brought back a lot of memories. ^^

#4 Posted by allgrinzz (160 posts) -

I bought Bulletstorm JUST for the gears beta, that was at, but I found a gem in this title. I love the immature humor, and a game that revels in what it is rather then trying to be something it's not. It's not an epic story, it's not a morale teaching method, it's not a "tour de force" of forward technology, it's a shooter..a shooter pure and simple, nothing more nothing less. The amusement value from blowing my enemies to chunks and using the enviroment in fun ways made the game for me, and I still play it to relax to this day. Good on you Epic, and keep up the good work imo.

#5 Posted by allgrinzz (160 posts) -

And people wonder why PC gaming suffers... "hey, our PC sales are down, so let's introduce MORE DRM... that'll convince people to buy it right?" -_-

#6 Posted by allgrinzz (160 posts) -

@carlthenimrod: Planetside was epic on release... I was in an guerilla outift, taking down bases and doing gen holds in the back to deny enemy links base links and vehicles. That game was the most fun I've ever had, working with a coordinated outfit to down multiple bases at once, and then the team bombing runs, base assaults... Most of my fondest gaming memories come from the first years of planetside. There was so much to do, so many ways to go about battle... Working outside the friendly "zerg" was greatly rewarding. True enough if you were part of the zerg, your focus on the battle was small, but the teams working outside the zerg had huge parts in turning the tide. I personally can't wait for this game, I tried to go back to the original planetside, but a tiny population, with too many hackers turned me off to it. I have amazing hopes for this game and will more then likely buy on release.

#7 Posted by allgrinzz (160 posts) -

@Majestic_XII: Got the regenning health from the tank.. it'd get tagged hard, life the first shot right in the face, and he'd get a WARN light flashing for a bit, that would slowly fade out. Also later on near the end he takes a few rocket hits, wich bring up the warn light again, wich stays after targets are dead and slowly fades out again, so in this section it would go to figure there is Regenerating tank health. I'm just hoping it isn't going to be a staple thing. *shrugs* my hope and opinion on it.

#8 Posted by allgrinzz (160 posts) -

Pretty, but overall not all that exciting. The tank combat would have been interesting if there was more variation, if you actually drove around. The entire tank sequence looked like an "on rails" shooter, didn't have much freedom to go booking around or anything, just move in a straight line, stop, shoot. Move in a straight line, stop, shoot. Also, regenerating health? What happened to engineers and repairs... :( Would really like to see how the infantry portion of the game plays out, if there is still classes and teamwork, or if they went the way of the popular shooter with re-genning health and lone wolfing.

#9 Posted by allgrinzz (160 posts) -

Having to pay for stats?  lame... Video guy and video?  Rather amusing.. I admit, I laughed.. Like the video, hate the pay for concept.  Video though, two thumbs up for amusement value.

#10 Posted by allgrinzz (160 posts) -
@crusader8463:  I was pretty much on the fence too all this time, deciding if I wanted to pay or not.  What it came down to for me, is that I had the money available, and that I figured I enjoy the content quite a bit, it's more a donation to keep things going well then  a payment for "member's services", a way to for me to show my appreciation for GiantBomb through real and physical means.  I'm sure I'll enjoy happy hour and such, but the real bonus for my donation is knowing that I kicked in to a website and crew I love to watch.  Honestly, again, I think it's anyone's choice whether then go in with cash or not, that is why they left the option open, the meat and potatoes of the site.. (poooo ttaaaaaeee toooooes)  are all there for free, nothing you really "need" is in the members services, it's all just a bonus.  You kick in, you feel like you helped out the site, you get a nifty Tshirt and access to some extra content, life is good for everyone.  ;)  Now if i could get like.. autograph's from the entire giantbomb crew on something meaningless and cheap, well hell, that'd be worth another 50 for me. :P  It's more the crew that makes the site for me, and less the "services", but that's just my general opinion on it all.