1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Getting a gamer comp FINALLY!

Discussion in 'Computers, Games, Electronics etc' started by CiViC_SOHC, Jan 2, 2006.

  1. CiViC_SOHC

    CiViC_SOHC Senior Member

    Messages:
    939
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 19, 2005
    Well my dad informed me that they want another computer upstairs so they are taking my dell. He told me to get on dell to find a gamers PC and I told him there isn't any dell that is a good gaming PC. So he told me to go on another site (its a local place around here) and this is what I am getting. Cheap Gaming PC
    I am getting the upgraded video card and a bigger harddrive and 1G RAM. All in all its only about $718. And I am picking it up so there is no shipping. Not bad for a gaming PC I have to say...I had just bought this damn 1G stick for this Dell as well lol...GRR O well.
     
  2. Battle Pope

    Battle Pope New Member

    Messages:
    10,279
    Likes Received:
    60
    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2004
    Location:
    Southern Oregon Coast
    You're falling into a trap - and the worst part is you're excited about it.

    AGP is old tech. 718 bucks is a decent price, but you'll be screwed if you ever want to upgrade. Just like with your Dell.
     
  3. CiViC_SOHC

    CiViC_SOHC Senior Member

    Messages:
    939
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 19, 2005
    what? Did you check the other comps they had...Im upgrading the video card also...Look at the Left side and hit complete hardware or whatever...and click on the AMD gamer is that better? Its PCI-express
     
  4. Battle Pope

    Battle Pope New Member

    Messages:
    10,279
    Likes Received:
    60
    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2004
    Location:
    Southern Oregon Coast
    The one you linked to is AGP. I assumed you were getting the one in the link.

    I wouldn't get anything that isn't PCI-Express. What card are you upgrading to?
     
  5. CiViC_SOHC

    CiViC_SOHC Senior Member

    Messages:
    939
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 19, 2005
    lemme see if I can get it to the part that I am getting everything hold on...
    here... This is the one im gonna get.
     
  6. Battle Pope

    Battle Pope New Member

    Messages:
    10,279
    Likes Received:
    60
    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2004
    Location:
    Southern Oregon Coast
    That's crap. That's the AGP one. That video card is bullshit too.

    It's a little more money, but I'd get this one: AMD Comp

    It's way better. Do you have your own copy of Windows? If not don't forget to add it.
     
  7. CiViC_SOHC

    CiViC_SOHC Senior Member

    Messages:
    939
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 19, 2005
    lol thats the second one I was gonna get...I dunno ill talk to my dad and step mom becuase they are the ones buying it....We sold the other house and we are just waiting on the money now...im gonna get a copy of XP professional from my friend for free so I don't need operating program..
     
  8. Battle Pope

    Battle Pope New Member

    Messages:
    10,279
    Likes Received:
    60
    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2004
    Location:
    Southern Oregon Coast
    Ah, I see.

    I would definitely spend the little bit extra and get the AMD system. My 3700+ with 1GB PC3200 absolutely flies. I'll be clocking it up to 4000+ speed sooner or later. And with the 7800GT card, I run WoW at 1280x1024 with all graphics options on and the only lag I get is on the server's end.
     
  9. CiViC_SOHC

    CiViC_SOHC Senior Member

    Messages:
    939
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 19, 2005
    my step mom just said to make sure the motherboard works with the upgrades and stuff and make sure I have a fan on the actual motherboard and it is fine. She said thats how they get around the warrenties I guess...if you don't get a fan on the card they can void the warrenty...So they will probably buy it...I wonder what that warning is..it says all the vid cards are AGP..yet they are listed as PCI-E
     
  10. TurboMirage

    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

    Messages:
    24,579
    Likes Received:
    696
    Joined:
    May 20, 2003
    Location:
    Central, MA
    ill sell you your own copy of xp with sp2 and your own legit serial for 25 shipped.
     
  11. vtecsir1

    vtecsir1 Senior Member

    Messages:
    3,313
    Likes Received:
    17
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2002
    Location:
    Orlando, FL
    You have no clue do you?

    slow down and make some smart choices. you might be better off with an amd hp or something.


    I hope your not talking about a copy of a corporate edition or some other non legal version to resale.
     
  12. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

    Messages:
    49,693
    Likes Received:
    53
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2002
    Location:
    Retirement Home
    soyo boards suck.



    in fact, i can't find one "gamer" quality system on their website.
     
  13. vtecsir1

    vtecsir1 Senior Member

    Messages:
    3,313
    Likes Received:
    17
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2002
    Location:
    Orlando, FL

    i agree with sol soyo is shit, i would only go with msi or asus myself.


    my sister just bought a hp desktop with an lcd monitor for like 800 bucks with amd 64 3200, 512 ram and 120gb hd. this would probably be a better buy for you.
     
  14. endlesszeal

    endlesszeal Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,670
    Likes Received:
    35
    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2002
    do you know how to build a machine or a friend that does?

    that is my recommendation.
     
  15. CiViC_SOHC

    CiViC_SOHC Senior Member

    Messages:
    939
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 19, 2005
    ya lol...I can have them take a look...I want a fucking computer that I can run games on that is GOOD! I have a list that I can make my own but I don't want to fucking get all the shit and then try to put it together and all that...I still have the list that I think endless gave me a long time ago...I can upgrade the motherboard I do believe..Actually I just want a computer that I can use for some games...im not a hardcore PC gamer...I play WoW and games like that...I don't play NFS or anything like that...All I really play is CS, Warcraft 3 and WoW. Thats all, everything else I play on Ps2 or else I have no time to play games. I have a job and school still.
     
  16. Battle Pope

    Battle Pope New Member

    Messages:
    10,279
    Likes Received:
    60
    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2004
    Location:
    Southern Oregon Coast
    Just buy all the components and have someone put it together for you.

    You can buy good shit for not that much money online. Newegg = killer prices and customer service.
     
  17. CiViC_SOHC

    CiViC_SOHC Senior Member

    Messages:
    939
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 19, 2005
    link? And I hate HP.

    here this is the damn list that I have to go from...I really don't want to build my own...
    Motherboard: Chaintech Ultra
    CPU: AMD 3000+ Venice Revision E
    RAM: Corsair Value Select 2X512MB
    Graphics Card: eVGA 6600GT
    PSU: OCZ Modstream 450
    Hard Drive: 200GB SATA
    Burner: NEC 3540A (don't really need)
    Floppy: Anything I can find
    Speakers: Lgoitech X530 5.1 Surround Sound
    Sound Card: Onboard Free
    Keyboard: Logitech Basic with Mouse
    Case: I can find one off that site...

    Total is $697...But I don't want to rely on a friend to build it for me.


    My friend is giving me a copy of XP Prof. For free. Thanks anyways though
    So none of those will work with the slight amount of games I play?
     
  18. Battle Pope

    Battle Pope New Member

    Messages:
    10,279
    Likes Received:
    60
    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2004
    Location:
    Southern Oregon Coast
    The AMD system will.
     
  19. endlesszeal

    endlesszeal Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,670
    Likes Received:
    35
    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2002
    if you really dont want to build your own, a website called monarchcomputers will eliminate the hard parts. they put the cpu, ram, and motherboard together and update the bios to the current official ones for you. they also include half life 2 and some other stuff. i got my system there.

    all you have to do then is get a harddrive, case, video card, and powersupply. slap the thing together, probably 1/2 to an hour since its ur first and then just install windows xp. the whole process will probably take 3-5 days to order, ship, and recieve. than about half a day to install the OS and whatever you want and do updates to your antivirus and windows xp.

    really i think thats the way to go. you gain knowledge, better product, and experience. 600-700 bucks without monitor will really put you into a decent system that will be future proof for a while except DDR2. but that doesnt matter because they run higher speeds with higher lacentcies.
     
  20. vtecsir1

    vtecsir1 Senior Member

    Messages:
    3,313
    Likes Received:
    17
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2002
    Location:
    Orlando, FL
    the hardware side of a build is basically like building blocks. the part you may have a hard time with is the software side like possibly needing drivers for your sata drive to be recognized by windows when installing like i have to do. things like that are where you could get stuck but im sure you could handle building your own machine.


    monarch is a little expensive the last time i checked but it is an option.
     
Verification:
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page