View Full Version : I'm buyin a new comp...
05-11-2005, 03:21 PM
Any have any suggestions for a cheap, good gaming computer? I found some good ones at cyberpowerpc.com but I can't live knowing there might be something better out there. So can anyone direct me to a good gaming computer that can handle online games? My budget is somewhere from $1,000 to $1,200. Any help would be effin sweet.
05-11-2005, 07:13 PM
Alienware is great. I dunno about the price though.
05-11-2005, 07:15 PM
Try Mac... lol
try to go somewhere between 800-1000$, nothing under. Windows xp is real nice and it probably has sbuild in burner. ALWAYS ASK FOR GAMING CAPABLE PC's. i hate laggers
05-11-2005, 09:53 PM
Cheap,go with a AMD.I have a AMD 3000+ with a NVIDIA GEforce 5200(yeh,i know i need to upgrade the card,badly) and its been great so far for games.
It has flawlessly played any game i have ever run on it,including stuff like Swat 4,Call of Duty,Halo,etc..
2.16 GHz Processor
512 Mb RAM
80 GB HD
05-11-2005, 10:49 PM
No, I would NEVER recommend a mac for gaming. For gaming all you really have to do is get a fast processor, a decent size hard drive, the maximum ram and best video card you can afford, and a good sound card. For the maximum sound experience you can get a good set of speakers and a sub woofer, or go for Dolby 5.1 if you really care.
$1200 should be PLENTY enough. Just build it yourself, or look for a small local PC store that does custom builds. try your free computer magazines.
For a gaming machine don't even bother with a Dell or Gateway or any other "name" brand PC, because you'll just be wasting your money. Find out what the recomended (note not MINIMUM) system requirements for your favorite games are and match or beat those.
05-12-2005, 06:35 AM
Sweet, thanks :)
05-12-2005, 01:16 PM
Alienware is good but not that great for gaming even though they build gaming rigs. best bet to have an awesome gaming rig and cheaper too is to build it yourself or ask a friend that knows how to build pc's. check out some computer message boards to find what are the "best" Video card, proccessor, and RAM. AMD is very good for gaming purposes, and having at least a 1 gig of ram to play the games more then minimum specs.
05-12-2005, 01:31 PM
You can't get a decent Alienware PC at $1200. I've tried. You can get a really powerful Dell Dimension 8400 for around $1250 with a Nvidia 6800 and 1 GB of RAM. That is without a monitor.
HP finally put up the high end Athlon 64 systems. (It took them long enough.) You can get an Athlon 64 +3500, Nvidia 6600, and a 1 GB of RAM for $1050 after rebates. No monitor yet again.
I'd go with the HP just for the Athlon 64.
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