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Dauntless
super helpful
+2,207|4181|London

I miss gaming, haven't played anything in years apart from in friends' houses and I'm feeling nostalgic

I want to get back in the sack and to be able to play everything on max. What do I buy?
I'll build it if I have to but ideally I just want to order something and plug it in, where would I go for a prebuilt 'gaming' PC
https://imgur.com/kXTNQ8D.png
AussieReaper
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+5,759|3591|what

If you want pre-built check ebay for anything with a GTX1080. It will run BF1 on max. Doom and max. etc So much so you'll probably want to buy a really good monitor because 60fps and anything less than 1080 will be your only bottleneck.

It will cost you though. eg:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/POWERFUL-NEXT … SwixtXQw2V
https://i.imgur.com/maVpUMN.png

"coz you a far cry from acclaim nigga ubisoft"
Dauntless
super helpful
+2,207|4181|London

ebay eh? hadn't thought of that
looks like a lot of them work out cheaper than buying components?

I gave up looking for prebuilds and was looking at something like this:

http://i.imgur.com/tW1CpLg.png

But the ebay equivalents seem to cost less with a 1080? Am I missing something?
https://imgur.com/kXTNQ8D.png
Dauntless
super helpful
+2,207|4181|London

https://imgur.com/kXTNQ8D.png
AussieReaper
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+5,759|3591|what

That looks quite good, especially the upgraded video card.

Be aware though that you really want a gold standard PSU but this one listed is bronze so I suggest you replace it when you can. (If your psu stuffs up it can ruin the whole system).

You'll also need to install a new hdd, just use the included for your OS.
https://i.imgur.com/maVpUMN.png

"coz you a far cry from acclaim nigga ubisoft"
globefish23
sophisticated slacker
+334|3762|Graz, Austria
This one doesn't seem to have a HDD, only an SSD.
And with 120GB, you'll quickly run out of space.

I have a 256GB SSD with Windows 10, Office 16 and a few other applications installed, but since games easily need 50GB or more nowadays, I can only ever have a couple of them installed at the same time on the SSD.
uziq
Member
+138|891
someone sell me a second-hand system or barebones please. fuck me i can't handle the outlay for these modern crappy games.
Dilbert_X
The X stands for
+1,591|3544|eXtreme to the max
Just go to PC World and buy whichever Toshiba laptop has a turboboost button.
Your virus system is infected with windows. Please to be giving me your credit card details urgently
uziq
Member
+138|891
i feel like i want to get back into gaming but i know already i'll be disgusted at what i see.

filthy habit.
unnamednewbie13
Moderator
+1,741|4210|Banoi, PNG

I can feel my old system straining at the newer, more demanding titles, but I barely play any for a good length of time. Games I play don't look much better on high, and in some cases look worse (7 Days). Keep readying myself for that next system, but I just don't see the cost/benefit of moving out of a dusty i7 2600 with 16GB when I get more chuckles on Mario Maker troll maps.

The new monitor is nice, though.

e: ibuypower should have some good deals coming up if they aren't active already.
Canin
Conservative Roman Catholic
+279|3913|Foothills of S. Carolina

unnamednewbie13 wrote:

I can feel my old system straining at the newer, more demanding titles, but I barely play any for a good length of time. Games I play don't look much better on high, and in some cases look worse (7 Days). Keep readying myself for that next system, but I just don't see the cost/benefit of moving out of a dusty i7 2600 with 16GB when I get more chuckles on Mario Maker troll maps.
This is pretty much me too. I am trying to decide if there will be enough difference in building a new system and keeping with my i5-2500K. I may just pick up a SSD drive and maybe more ram, but outside of energy reduction, I haven't seen enough that shows me an upgrade is going to give me much more than I have now with a 24" monitor.
uziq
Member
+138|891
the next system i buy will be for a 144hz monitor. waiting for a game to come out that will be worth the $1500–2000 expense, though.

overwatch and cs:go just ain't cutting it.
SuperJail Warden
Member
+163|1158
Don't bother upgrading until Half Life 3 is announced.
uziq
Member
+138|891
we'll be on home quantum computers with holographic monitors by then.
unnamednewbie13
Moderator
+1,741|4210|Banoi, PNG

If it took three zaps for Valve to shock paddle Gabe Newell out of donut-induced heart failure, he'd be in a bit of a pickle.
jsnipy
...
+3,272|3961|...

uziq wrote:

we'll be on home quantum computers with holographic monitors by then.
half-life 3 will be available at the beginning of the singularity
Dauntless
super helpful
+2,207|4181|London

uziq wrote:

the next system i buy will be for a 144hz monitor. waiting for a game to come out that will be worth the $1500–2000 expense, though.

overwatch and cs:go just ain't cutting it.
i got this monitor:
https://www.overclockers.co.uk/asus-mg2 … 83-as.html

10/10 would use again
https://imgur.com/kXTNQ8D.png
uziq
Member
+138|891
never going to go above 24 inch for fps games, i just don't like the huge screen space. i actually played my best on a 21.

that is a very sexy screen though.

Last edited by uziq (2017-02-25 19:16:37)

tazz.
oz.
+1,309|3613|Sydney | ♥

uziq wrote:

never going to go above 24 inch for fps games, i just don't like the huge screen space. i actually played my best on a 21.

that is a very sexy screen though.
yeah I'm in the same basket, i could never warrant the price it would cost me to continuously upgrade my graphics card to support my insane pixels on a 27 inch.

24 inch, and increase my hz. this is what I want.



though if i had endless cash, ofc i'd buy a 27 inch, and ofcourse i'd upgrade my card on the 6 monthly, but hey, i'm middle class vov
everything i write is a ramble and should not be taken seriously.... seriously.
uziq
Member
+138|891
i actually prefer 21 inch for gaming purposes, i just feel like it's all more 'there' and present. i gamed happiest on 90–110 FOV and 1650x1050 monitor. 24 seems more than enough for me. one of my friends has one of those insane, slim, curved monitors ... i'm like, how do you actually focus and concentrate playing games on this? a 19 inch square CRT would be better.

no question they are more immersive and impressive for casual gaming, though.

Last edited by uziq (2017-02-26 03:50:23)

unnamednewbie13
Moderator
+1,741|4210|Banoi, PNG

Larger monitors are nice for people who want to increase a shooter's fov to xenomorph levels without having to squint at the center of their screen. I like my 27" over my old 25" for titles like World of Tanks and Subnautica, but I do sit back from it a bit.
tazz.
oz.
+1,309|3613|Sydney | ♥

come to think of it, my 24 inch screens do sit much further away from me than the 19 inc screens i had before them.

I guess perception wise they're most likely the same size...
everything i write is a ramble and should not be taken seriously.... seriously.
AussieReaper
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+5,759|3591|what

I've bought the x34 predator and ultrawide is pretty sweet to be honest.

I don't think you could really tell the difference between 100 to 144hz but you certainly do going from 60 to 100.
https://i.imgur.com/maVpUMN.png

"coz you a far cry from acclaim nigga ubisoft"
SuperJail Warden
Member
+163|1158
It is interesting reading all of the talk about the new AMD CPUs coming out. I am just sitting here wondering what is there to be hyped about? What games are out there right now that make being an early adopter of a new series worth it? The bench markers use games like Metro Last Light and Witcher to test the CPUs. Those games came out in 2015. Do you need 20 more FPS in Witcher that badly?
uziq
Member
+138|891
i've felt the same way about most hardware upgrades since 2011. i don't need another 30fps on my tf2 client.

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