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#1 Fuzzy

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Posted 14 January 2015 - 10:57 PM

I was wondering if you guys that are tech savvy could give me a general idea on what a decent yet affordable gaming PC would look like (components and price). I'm hoping to be able to play WoT on PC on the higher settings comfortably. I've looked on a few sites and forums but to be quite honest, I don't understand a word the people on these things are saying so in laymen's terms please! :)

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Posted 15 January 2015 - 12:03 AM

Give me a max desirable price and I will design you a good PC. Done it for quite a few people, give them a shopping list and they just go buy the bits and assemble it


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Posted 15 January 2015 - 11:25 AM

Fuzzball, you'd need to build it yourself, saves a fortune.. But yeah Cru will price you one up.. I think he switched on a computer once so his qualified. 

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Posted 15 January 2015 - 11:50 AM

Wait a while, buy a Steam Box, and you have most the awesomeness of a PC except building it yourself in one package but also easy and simple for you Amish Console Peasants. Also a controller, when it's made. 


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#5 Fuzzy

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Posted 15 January 2015 - 04:19 PM

Cheers for the suggestion JC but I'm not quite patient enough to wait.

Cru, my budget is £450

I don't want anything fancy, just something that'll do. :)

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Posted 15 January 2015 - 05:09 PM

Cheers for the suggestion JC but I'm not quite patient enough to wait.

Cru, my budget is £450

I don't want anything fancy, just something that'll do. :)

That's very low but I'll do my best in the weekend (tomorrow).

 

Do you have:

 

  1. Mouse
  2. Keyboard
  3. Screen
    1. What type of cable does it use?
      1. VGA
      2. DVI
      3. HDMI
    2. Do you want to replace it or get another one?
    3. Do you have more than 1 screen already?
  4. Wireless home router or cabled (from router to PC)

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Posted 15 January 2015 - 09:55 PM

I have a mouse, keyboard and screen.

It uses a HDMI through a splitter with my 360.

I want it to replace my current setup.

I only own 1 screen (I use my tv for the 360, Xbone and pc)

I use a wireless connection to my router.

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Posted 15 January 2015 - 10:57 PM

Alright. Does your sound go through the HDMI to the screen or do you have speakers? Do you want more than 1 screen for PC gaming?


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#9 Fuzzy

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Posted 15 January 2015 - 11:41 PM

Sound goes through the HDMI and nah, my tv screen does fine. :)

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Posted 16 January 2015 - 12:06 AM

Sound goes through the HDMI and nah, my tv screen does fine. :)

Alright, will look into it this weekend


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Posted 16 January 2015 - 12:28 AM

Thank you very much boss. I appreciate it.

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Posted 16 January 2015 - 03:52 AM

Thank you very much boss. I appreciate it.

Np mate, I like both tech and helping people. Jobs like this are a fun challenge :D


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Posted 18 January 2015 - 02:45 AM

Not going to get it done this weekend, the heat has made me slower at getting stuff done. Will be done across the week though :D


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Posted 18 January 2015 - 04:39 PM

Not going to get it done this weekend, the heat has made me slower at getting stuff done. Will be done across the week though :D


No worries mate. You're doing me a favour so there's no time limit. :)

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Posted 21 January 2015 - 09:54 AM

No time limit.. But hurry up! ;) 


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Posted 21 January 2015 - 06:25 PM

No time limit.. But hurry up! ;)

I'll get there eventually :P

 

Meant to say Fuzz, does your budget limit include shipping or travel? If so what town are you near so I can find you stuff locally


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Posted 23 January 2015 - 02:14 PM

Nah I'm willing to pay shipping costs or go on a little adventure to pick things up.

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Posted 23 January 2015 - 08:19 PM

Alright cheers Fuzz. Sorry for delay, devastating personal event looming


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Posted 25 January 2015 - 09:14 PM

No worries fella. Hopefully this event isn't anything too serious.

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Posted 30 January 2015 - 12:14 AM

While Cru's doing things and telling you what to do, I'll give you some bits that might help sort of, though I expect to be corrected in places.

 

I'll start with the processor, since that's the thing that confused me the most for ages. Processors are measures in GHz - that's the speed it does things at. The higher this is, the better. Then you have the amount of cores. Usually single core, dual core or quad core. You're probably aiming at a dual or quad core - put simply, this is how many things can calculate stuff at once. More cores means more maths at once which means faster gameplay. I think.

TL;DR with processors is higher GHz and more cores = good. I can't speak about graphics cards, at all. I know nothing there, except they have their own memory for doing things with. It might be used for rendering, but I don't know.

 

Let's talk about RAM. This is temporary memory, basically. Saving files and shit uses the hard disk. RAM is stuff that's only kept short term, like the files loaded when booting up the PC, a program, or running a game (because that opens and closes a ton of files.) You want more of this, especially if you want things to run smoothly.

 

The HDD? That's just your hard disk. Y'know, the thing you save your documents, games, and all that too. Obviously higher is better.

 

The thing that always kills me is the processor. You want to have a processor that can handle whatever game your playing. Check the minimum requirements and find something that fits comfortably. Then keep it ventilated. I can't stress that bit enough. Keep it cool. Play with the thing in a fridge or something if you have to. I had a decent laptop for gaming, but had to downgrade recently. Why? The processor melted. No calculations means the computer can't run. Gaming laptops don't really exist properly for that reason. 

 

For future reference, if anyone's thinking of getting a laptop to game with - don't. If you must, avoid HP. They overheat, and that kills processors.

 

I think that's all I can give you for now Fuzzball. make sure you get a good processor and keep it cool. Oh, and compressed air. You'll want to de-dust it eventually. Using brushes causes static electricity, which leads to dead parts. 

 

Now I'll wait for someone to correct me on how things work.


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