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Old 10-26-2012, 07:02 AM   #5536
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Old 10-26-2012, 07:47 AM   #5537
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Ok, I've seen a handful of games that look interesting that are PC only, and I need a new PC anyway. School me on what the must haves are for a gaming PC?
I'm cheap. Thinking craigslist used from some college kid who builds them himself.
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Old 10-26-2012, 07:58 AM   #5538
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The new XCOM is decent. The game has it's pluses and minuses compared to the original but it's a good spiritual successor.

It's also incredibly addictive and more than once this week I've sat down after work and the next time I look at the clock it's almost 1AM
Same 1AM time warp has been happening to me too. Great game, very addicting. There's always one more thing to do.
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Old 10-26-2012, 03:55 PM   #5539
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Um...what is a shift code?
I'm glad you asked, I've been wondering the same thing.
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Old 10-26-2012, 04:51 PM   #5540
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Old 10-26-2012, 05:16 PM   #5541
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I'm glad you asked, I've been wondering the same thing.
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Old 10-27-2012, 05:22 AM   #5542
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Ok, I've seen a handful of games that look interesting that are PC only, and I need a new PC anyway. School me on what the must haves are for a gaming PC?
I'm cheap. Thinking craigslist used from some college kid who builds them himself.
How cheap are we talking here? Barebones use-some-of-your-old-stuff, $750, $1000, $1300? There's quite a bit of difference between the different budget levels. I'm to understand you're going for used/second-hand?

Edit: I forgot to ask what is your current config.

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Old 10-27-2012, 07:34 AM   #5543
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Old 10-27-2012, 08:38 AM   #5544
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How cheap are we talking here? Barebones use-some-of-your-old-stuff, $750, $1000, $1300? There's quite a bit of difference between the different budget levels. I'm to understand you're going for used/second-hand?

Edit: I forgot to ask what is your current config.
Cheap as in as little a possible, but don't want it to be outdated and unusable with games that come out next year. I've been looking on craigslist and see gaming computers advertised anywhere from $500 to $2000, mostly new, but built by individual nerds from parts bought separately. curious for info as far as min. processor, graphics card, etc. I don't know what any of that means.
The is nothing useable in my current computer. Its a six year old emachine that was a cheap closeout model when I bought it. there's websites I can't go to because it locks up just trying to handle auto playing videos.
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Old 10-27-2012, 09:01 AM   #5545
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Does anyone know of a turbo grafx emulator that will work on 64 bit windows 7? I have my old system downstairs but can't find a controller for the thing and I'm really missing those games like Bonk, Blazing Lazers, Ninja Spirit and Alien Crush.
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Old 10-28-2012, 12:55 PM   #5546
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Ok, I've seen a handful of games that look interesting that are PC only, and I need a new PC anyway. School me on what the must haves are for a gaming PC?
I'm cheap. Thinking craigslist used from some college kid who builds them himself.
What do you want to play?

Single player? Multi-player?

Do you want max frame rate when playing it?

What size screen are you using? (native resolution)

The more generalized the PC the more money it takes to do everything well. Certain types of games are going to push the limits, too.

Look at it this way; you know you need at least 350hp for your next vehicle but unless you know if you're going to be towing a load or hauling a hockey team we don't know whether you want a truck, an SUV or a Challenger.
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Old 10-28-2012, 01:55 PM   #5547
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What do you want to play?

Single player? Multi-player?

Do you want max frame rate when playing it?

What size screen are you using? (native resolution)

The more generalized the PC the more money it takes to do everything well. Certain types of games are going to push the limits, too.

Look at it this way; you know you need at least 350hp for your next vehicle but unless you know if you're going to be towing a load or hauling a hockey team we don't know whether you want a truck, an SUV or a Challenger.
Also look at refurbs, and wait for sales. My ~400 dollar PC is not a top notch gamer but it does pretty well.

Specs are Intel® Core™ i7-2670QM CPU
8 GB of RAM
And a separate but lower end video card.

If you get a desktop you'll get even more bang for your buck.
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Old 10-28-2012, 02:10 PM   #5548
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Also look at refurbs, and wait for sales. My ~400 dollar PC is not a top notch gamer but it does pretty well.

Specs are Intel® Core™ i7-2670QM CPU
8 GB of RAM
And a separate but lower end video card.

If you get a desktop you'll get even more bang for your buck.
I built my own desktops for years. Got busy with time and had a bit more cash and had these guys Cyberpower build my last comp. Cost me about 1k at the time, no monitor. 4 and a half years later still plays the latest games at max settings. Borderlands 2? NP. Skyrim? Without a hiccup.

I would do it again in a second. 100% satisfied.
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Old 10-28-2012, 02:16 PM   #5549
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For real savings, avoid Intel altogether. My son and I built a machine last December with an AMD quad-core CPU and an AMD GPU, and it plays everything we throw at it, all for $600, sans monitor.
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Old 10-28-2012, 03:07 PM   #5550
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The is nothing useable in my current computer.
Not even the DVD rewriter? You can use a SATA-to-IDE adapter for newer motherboards without IDE ports.

Anyway, if you're going for heavy-duty second-hand pennypinching, try to find a good deal on a Nehalem-based Core i7 (either the 880, or the 875K for an extra bit of overclocking goodness). They should have dropped in price by now, given they're a dead end, upgrade-wise (Intel suddenly dropped support for the LGA1156 socket early 2010). Even so, with 4 physical cores and an extra 4 logical ones, they should offer more than enough raw power for the next two, even three years.

Graphics-wise, you should again go for a previous generation. The nVidia GTX580 is still very expensive, so try to find either a GTX570 or an AMD Radeon 6950 (better yet 6970) 2GB at a reasonable pricepoint.

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