Gaming PC Hardware Knowledge Base
PC hardware decision....Gaming?
So i have a crappy PC here are the specs- OS- Windows 7 64-bit CPU- AMD Athlon II x4 640 RAM- 4 GB dual-channel DDR33 @669MHz Motherboard- Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd. M68MT-S2 (Socket M2) Graphics- ATI Radeon HD 5570 Hard Drive- 932GB Hitachi HDS721010CLA SCSI Disk Device (ATA) Optical Drive- ATAPI IHAS124 B SCSI CdRom Audio- AMD High Definition Audio Device PSU: Maxpower 480W I was just wondering what should i upgrade with my money limit which is $300, here is what i would like to get and i would like to know what should i get first and what should i get later? I use my pc to watch youtube videos in 1080p and for gaming http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/ref=wish_list
Good gaming PC deal for the hardware?
I found these two pc's in a quick search for desktops, and they seem like a pretty good deal, although I'm wary to buy an emachine or an iBuyPower for that matter... I'm looking for a pc that can handle games like Crysis 2, WoW, and other's of that type, that require better than average specs. http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=12347221#ShortReviewTitleBar http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=12534589
What kind of hardware should i get for a gaming pc?
Im new to makng custom pc's and I want to know what kin of hardware is best for agaming computer under $1600. I have asked many other questions about Dell's and Alienware's and almost everyone has told me to custom build my own because they are hundreds cheaper and many times better. So my question is, what do I need? What Type of processor? Graphics card? Power Supply? Cooling Fan? RAM? Motherboard? Hard Drive? Disc Drive? Gaming Tower? Sound Card? Network Card? OS? I need stuff that can play Crysis and other advanced games on full graphics and resolution for under $1600. Please list brand and model of each and how much they cost. I know this is a lot to ask but I am desperate to find out.
I need help with hardware in Gaming PC?
Thermaltake Spedo VI90001W2Z Full-Tower Case - Clear side with 230mm Fan, Top 230mm Fan, Front USB x2, eSATA and Audio Ports, Black http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4197077&CatId=1510 Ultra X4 1050-Watt Modular Power Supply - 135mm Fan, ATX, Lifetime Warranty, 80+ Silver, NVIDIA SLI & ATI Crossfire Certifications. http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4558889&Sku=U12-40502 As you can see I have a Power supply and Case picked out But I would like for you to tell me what would I need for it to be the most BAMF gaming PC (motherboard, CPU, Video card, Sound, ETC.) no budget =] *************NO BUDGET***************
xbox360 vs pc gaming.?
could i build a computer cheaper than buying an xbox360 and get better or the same style and smooth of game play?
Help Pc gaming hardware!?
so xbox one and ps4 well they did not get my attenttion i was wondering if any of you guys could help me out on building a pc lik what componets do i need or should I just go to best buy and ask Im also on $400 budget Please Im new to this pc stuff so Please what do you recommand me ?
Gaming pc liquid cooling?
First off is this a good computer not is it worth the price is it a good computer and if you now of any good gaming pc similar to this one on amazon for the same price. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006O5ZJHY/ref=ox_sc_act_title_7?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER heres the main question it says it come with liquid cpu cooling how would i use that would i have to buy anything specifically for it tubes, pipes,etc.
Good games for PC? (no hardware restriction)?
So, I'm gonna get a gaming desktop and here's the games I'm planning on playing: League of Legends World of Warcraft (not so much) Battlefield 3 Skyrim Arma ll Some cods, not that much though...I got the PS3 for that :) Minecraft AC Many other games that I wanna download. Overall, this question is for requests on what to play. I pretty much play anything :)
Can anyone recommend a good gaming PC?
I've done a little background research and I definitely want to get a desktop, primarily used for gaming with a certain amount of other things. I'm on a somewhat tight budget so I can't really afford to go over £1000 in total, ideally around the £700 area. The trouble is, I don't really have a clue about hardware and how much of it games need/utilise. In short I want a desktop which will run games as well as possible for that budget. I don't care about brand (if any) as long as it'll run well and won't break within days of me getting it because this is intended to last a while. Thanks.
Is it worth building my own gaming PC or just sticking with my Xbox?
Hi, Tomorrow I'm going to the store to get all the components to build my PC and it's going to cost roughly £600 (I'm 16 so it's quite a bit of money for me), I was going to be building a gaming one and it is going to be a good one, but I also have a Xbox 360 but I really only go on it to play Halo Reach and talk to friends, Do you think it'll be worth making this PC? Games always seem to be cheaper on PC (literally some games like Dead Island is £20 to pre-order on PC) So do you think I should build it? if I did what good exclusive PC games should I get? Thanks.
Should I get a gaming PC or the PS4?
Okay so I am saving my money right now and I'm not sure if I should get a gaming PC ($1000 in total with a GTX 660ti graphics card) or just wait for the PS4. I do like to play games solo, but you can beat the experience of playing splitscreen games with the buds by your side. The PS4 will only be $400, and the graphics in the games showcased at E3 look brilliant, but I also know that the $400 system will still not be able to compete with the graphic possibilities on a gaming PC. I do like MMOs, and the PS4 will be able to play them. There will also by PS4 exclusive games that I like and wouldn't be able to play on the PC (White Knight Chronicles on the PS3 is a prime example). So, basically I guess what I'm asking is if the $600 difference would be worth it in getting a gaming rig. Just let me know what you all think.
Regarding PC gaming hardware..?
I've always been a console gamer but now I have the biggest urge to play WoW and figure out all that jazz. I don't have awesome Alienware gear..I have an e machine. So uh, couple of questions: 1. What would be an estimate of how much I'd spend on upgrading its video card n stuff (er, what would I need to change & any suggestions on "starter" equipment for pc gaming?) 2. Or would I be better off purchasing a new gaming comp? Thanks.
A Gaming PC configuration ?
Hey.. I was looking forward to get a new Desktop PC. My old one is not enough to support Latest games. I already have a PlayStation 2. But since, All latest games are either coming up on PS3 or PC, I wanted to get a new PC, with some Good Gaming configuration. A Person who deals in Assembling Gaming PCs suggested me the following configuration : AMD 7750 Processor 2 GB RAM NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT 1GB Windows Vista 500 GB Hard Disk I don't have much knowledge about the Configuration, But he came up with a Total of around 17k for the CPU. I want to play games like Crysis, GTA4, Assassins Creed etc. Can someone tell me whether this configuration is OK or NOT ? Or Suggest me a Good configuration (NOT TOO COSTLY) to run Latest PC games ? Thank-you!
PC Gaming Hardware Question?
Hi, im having problems with my computer playing certain games (like bioshock), it runs i can play it but it is at extremely low framerates i can play it at max settings with low framerates a 2.60 celeron processor(it sucks) ATI Radeon X1650 Pro 512MB AGP Graphics Card 768 of ram, which i just upgraded to 1.5 gig a creative 24 bit pci sound card a soyo motherboard p4vgm that only supports 4x which might be the problem well the thing is, i dont have allot of money right now, so i cant get a new computer, i would like to know if i would upgrade to a 8x motherboard compatible with my system, would it increase the perfomance to the point that i can run the game smoothly? is it worth just getting a new computer (in a very long time from now) or is changing the motherboard going to do the trick? thanks for the help thx for the answer but for now i can only get or not get the motherboard, cant afford a graphics card or another part, would it still be worth it?
Basic hardware and software requirements for a gaming PC?
Well, I am doing my first ever custom built gaming PC. Need to know the basic requirements for building one, and I am not much of a computer nerd, so it would be nice if you could keep the computer talk to a minimum, if you get my drift. There is no real budget, as long as each individual item stays under 200$. I already have a few computer cases as options, so no need to worry about that, unless thee is a real need to worry. In a nutshell, just some basic requirements for a great gaming PC, like hard drive, etc.
Which PC Hardware/Games/Accessories should I go for ?
Have $267 on Best Buy Gift Card. What should I go for ??? PNY XLR8 NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB GDDR3 - $124.99 Corsair 650 watt ATX PSU - $84.99 HP - 24x Internal Double Layer DVD RW/CD-RW Drive - $49.99 or Western Digital 1TB HDD - $99.99 HP - 24x Internal Double Layer DVD RW/CD-RW Drive - $49.99 HDMI Cable - $79.99 PC Game - $19.99
Custom Gaming PC Hardware Compatibility Check..?
I'm very knew at pc building and what not. I've been researching different parts and what works with what and was just wanting to know if I'm getting things right and/or if It's a good build or not. So helpful info would be great; Case: imicro CA-IM2109 B Mid-Tower ATX Processor: AMD FX 6300 6 core Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 1024MB GDDR5 DVI mHDMI Graphics Card 01G-P4-2650-KR Hard Drive: 1000GB 7200Rpm SATA Power Supply: Antec VP-450 450W ATX 12V v2.3 RAM: 8GB(2x4GB) DDR3 1333MHz Motherboard: ASRock 960GM-VGS3 FX AM3+ w/ Radeon 3000 CPU Fan cooling unit: AMD Stock AM2+/AM3 I'm not exactly sure what all I should list so if you need anymore info to be able to help me out then just ask please. I would also like to know a list of games that this build could run well.
Video Game Hardware?
What is the most important peice of hardware if I am looking for good quality PC gaming? Im not looking for specifics, just general things like the video card or CPU
Custom gaming pc?
I hope I'm not asking for much. I want a game pc so bad but I don't know where to start. Could someone out there possibly, just maybe tell me everything that is in your pc? This is for pc gamers only.
First Gaming Pc for...?
I am trying to find a gaming pc for about $800, maybe $900 if it's worth it. If anyone has recently bought one or just feels like selecting the parts for me that would be awesome :) I'm not really looking to run every new game on ultra but would enjoy to play some newer games on about medium graphics with ease. I have been messing around on the cyberpower custom config. but it doesn't seem to have that great of selections after you step below the $1,000 mark. If I can get better parts by ordering the parts individually and build it myself then that's what I would like to do. This is my first build so I pretty much just need something to get me going. Any help is appreciated :p
Best gaming pc?
My price range is 500-1000$ I intend to play skyrim, minecraft, oblivion and other common games on it most of which will be heavily modded, I want to be able to run them on high graphics with no** lag. I posted previously about a laptop with these capabilities, and was told that a pc was the best way to go as it would be a lot cheaper. looking for the cheapest option with the most gaming power
The Ultimate Gaming PC ever?!?
Can someone please tell me what is actually be Ultimate Gaming "PC"? because my brother and I have saved x amount of money and want to buy a pc exlusively for gaming. BUt is there actually That ONE pc that can be bought just like that ready to go and do what its meant to do? Or do I still have to "compile" all kinds of Technical crap like gigrams and drives("Idk" "wtf lol") and can you tell me the website or if it will be the hard way then how much money will it take to get the parts and from where?
Gaming PC configuration?
I want to enjoy all the latest games without having any problem Suggest me the best PC to meet system requirements of latest video games, Please mention prices if possible ..... Motherboard: Processor: Ram: Video Card: which brand ?? and 1 gb will be enough or i will need 2 gb //????
PC hardware and PC gaming questions?
I have 3 question (a lot, I know right?) the first is, is it safe to use a computer with the side pannel removed and a desk fan blowing on the hardware so it doesn't overheat? Second is, would I be able to do some moderate gaming on an AMD Athlon II x4 650 (3.2ghz) for a few months? I would replace it eventually. Last is, is the SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6770 an okay card for modrate gaming? I don't mind playing on medium settings. Thanks for the help!!!
Give your feed back on pc gaming and hardware?
i am sick of people saying you need a a high end computer and an expensive card ect for playing games people bitch to much about frame rates that in most games you will not notice i purchased a 50$ Biostar N68S3+ mobo a $60 Zotac Gt 440 512mb Core 810 mhz 96 processing cores GPU paired with a phenom II x2 565 3.40Ghz Cpu also 4gig 1333 mhz ram and i max Flight sim X out with no lag and find myself tweaking for more and last night i played the mass effect 3 demo maxed TES V Skyrim Maxed out again very smooth no lag so my opinion is the PC industry is a money Racket and people are either miss lead with no real experience performance is not always in the price but if you would like to comment on how you feel about PC Gaming Feel Free i will admit there are bad Graphics cards out there but then again my cheap Zotac proves it's not always in the price a guy asked if his i5 is good for gaming and a person replied it's ok but i would get an i7 man Fuck i7 i am murdering Games with a Phenom 565 BE i am plying games Maxed out that means res also and to the dud below i am not Crying lmao and i have an xbox but i love pc an i am actually taking up for the pc gamer it is the rich people who have always had expensive stuff that have no experience with low budget hardware because they never tried it that will tell you money makes performance and also to the Billy Mays Dude i don't care if your Certified i am self certified been learning Computers since i was 12 computers have always been my hobby i don't need a paper saying i know my stuff learning come from experience and how much you explore study and show interest no College can give you that now i am 24 and i can say you may have been buying hardware for 7 years but i have been working with what i am for the pc gamer meant to say working with what i can afford well mass effect 3 looked bad ass last night the textures and facial features believe me the games look good if they didn't i would not have built my new budget gaming rig and to answer your question jhon c i am playing skyrim at 1280x720 i haven't tried changing it higher but as for flight sim x a very cpu intensive game 1920x1080x16 Smooth and believe me it looks great btw this is a Hardware Discussion if you have a low budget gaming pc post your specs and reviews you will find that it's not the price but the hardware and setup some low end hardware will out run high end hardware with the cost to performance Ratio the proof is in the pudding of course i will buy a better card than the GT 440 512mb but it's funny how well it performs for a mid Range card it's not the memory that makes a GPU fast it's how fast the CPU can Translate Store and Process Data to work with the GPU i don't use all of the 512 mb i am just using a cheap card factory core clock 810 my clock 855mhz and keep in mind not all processors motherboards are the same and you may not get what is Shown Same goes for GPUs
Is PC gaming or Xbox 360 gaming better looking?
Im talking about if I had the best hardware ever for the pc, would it look alot better then Xbox 360? Right now I have AMD Phenom II x4 995 3.2Ghz NVidia GTS 250 1 gig 4 gig ddr2 1066Mhz with Windows 7 Right now im sure my gaming isen't better then Xbox 360, but say I got a GTX295 would it be? My processor is good enought!! I just need more ram and graphics!
What are good and cheap Hardwares for a gaming PC? Please help me build one, send me a list, I only have $400
Good gaming pc?
I've been looking for one for awhile. I mainly just want to play League of Legends, Tera, or Blade & Soul. I don't have a specific budget but which computers can you recommend for playing these games with minimal lag and high fps?
Gaming PC under $500?
I have wanted a gaming PC for a while now, but being 13 i cant get a job. I managed to save up $500 and want a good Gaming PC. I prefer Intel i3 and up( my dad doesnt like AMD i dont know the difference) Thanks It doesnt have to built when i buy it i will put it together if not done already
I need advice on high-end gaming PC hardware upgrades?
hey guys! ok so i got my PC for gaming a year or so ago, but i finally got a job again, so i'm hoping to be able to upgrade it for games like crysis 2 and stuff when they come out. these are my spec right now: Processor: intel core i7 920 @ 2.67ghz (4 cores) Motherboard: MSI x58 platinum SLI LGA 1366 intel x58 ATX intel motherboard HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB RAM: 12GB DDR3 (6 sticks @ 2GB ea) GPU: Geforce gtx 285 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 PCIe 2.0 SLI ready PSU: antec earthwatt 650w (SLI & crossfire ready) ----- i want to upgrade mainly my GPU and PSU most likely. i was looking at maybe something from the gtx 400 series, but i hear that they suck up a lot of power and a dual 200 series is a better way to go. so i was thinking of getting another gtx 285 so i can use the dual SLI (i already got the cable link for them). my questions are these: 1) which is better for having just one GPU: the ATI radeon HD 5000 series, or nvidia GTX 400 series? 2) which is better for using dual GPUs: ATI cards, or nvidia? honestly i've used nvidia my whole life so i don't know that much about ATI's cards. 3) also, my PSU is only 650watts, i'm pretty sure i'd need to upgrade it to handle 2 GPUs. what is a good PSU brand + amount of watts that can handle it comfortably? and if i don't get 2 GPUs, can it handle a single high-end GPU like a gtx400/radeon 5000 series? if anyone can give me some advice on these questions, i would really appreciate it! thanks so much =)
help me build my gaming pc.?
first time in my life iam willing to build my own gaming pc please help me solve hardware compatibility well here is what iam thinking of CPU- Core i5-2320 3.0 ghz OR core i7-2600 3.4 ghz GPU- Gtx 550 Ti 2 gb (afraid of bottleneck with core i7-2600) Memory- 8gb corsair Hdd- 500 gb sata 7200 rpm Board Specs:- Chipset H61 express Form Factor Micro ATX Socket LGA1155 Os Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit. so is it good or should i make some changes especially in the mother board and also tell me suitable power suply for the pc for chasis iam willing to buy cooler master. thanks in advance.
Is this a sufficient gaming PC?
Ok i recently bought an HP Pavilion Slimline S5620f and have heard nothing but good things about it. BUT I cant seem to find a review about it on its gaming performance. I was wondering if it would be able to play these games at once. -WoW with all the expansions. With medium settings at least -Starcraft2. With medium settings. i am willing to drop about 300 dollars into it on a new graphics card and power system to boot but is its factory hardware good enough to play these games i would rather not spend the cash unless its neccesary. The PC also has a 3 GB ram. Thx -Mike
Playing Skyrim on PC?
Can anyone help me?? I just bought Skyrim for PC. I'm a huge ES fan, but I've always played on an Xbox console. I bought the PC version because I wanted to play with mods, but I've had nothing but trouble since downloading. This is my first PC game. I'm playing on a relatively new computer. Windows 7. Just bought it about a year and a half ago - and I've taken care of it, so I don't understand why everything is messing up all of a sudden. I've uninstalled and reinstalled Skyrim, Steam, GameStop app, and Nexus Mod manager. How many programs do I need to play one fricking game?! First, the game is choppy, and sometimes it lags. And the sound and picture are out of sync. The first time I played it, I had to alt+ctrl+del. I JUST downloaded it, so it's not like it's a mod slowing it down. (For the record, after fiddling a while, I have one mod so far, it's about the only thing I've figured out so far...Deus Mons.) Second, as I've been playing ES on Xbox my whole life, the keyboard/mouse controls are just NOT going to happen for me. Worst case scenario, I'll just have to live with it, but if possible, I'd REALLY like to play with the controller. I have my wireless Xbox 360 controller (taken from my Xbox), and have since downloaded this: http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/en-us/d/xbox-360-wireless-controller-for-windows I'm not even sure I downloaded the right thing, but it was worth a shot. I've heard that it can be done, but I can't figure it out. As expected, the computer is completely unphased by the controller. I realize you can't just turn a random controller on and expect the computer to respond. I know it CAN be done, I just don't know how. And yes, I've already consulted mother Google. Nada. I know nothing about resolutions or files or things of that nature. Any help you could give me would be phenomenal. Even better if you could explain how to fix it so an Xbox junkie like me could understand.
PC game video hardware error?
I have installed Oblivion on my laptop and whenever I try to play the game an error comes up that says 'won't detect video hardware' and then another that says 'failed to initialize render'. How do I fix this?
Costum Gaming PC Opinion?
So i just did my gaming pc, and want to have some feedback on if it's good or should i v«buy another piece. Keep in mind that i want to play games at 1080p at farely high settings. So here's my pc :) : CPU - AMD FX-6300 6-core 3.5ghz/4.1ghz GPU - EVGA GeForce GTX760 SuperClocked RAM - CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB 240-Pin Motherboard - MSI 970A-G46 AM3+ AMD 970 + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard Hard Drive - Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB SATA III 7200 RPM 16 MB Cache Power Suplly - Rosewill 630-Watt Green Series 80 PLUS Case - ATX In Win Gamer Chassis DVD writer - LG Electronics Optical DVD Drive GH24NSB0B
Is this budget gaming PC good?
I have a very limited budget, and i want to know if it will run games like assassins creed, etc http://pacstarcomputer.com.au/index.php?productID=5551
Gaming PC Build Advice?
I have never tried pc gaming and I need some advice for what kind of hardware I should buy for a gaming pc. I also figured that because I have an old desktop computer, I could use some of the parts like the case, hard drive (640 gb), and disk reader. So my questions are.... Do I need a different motherboard other than the one I salvaged from the old computer? Would an Intel Core i3 3220 processor be a smart buy? What cheap ($100 -$150, if possible) graphics card would you recommend that can play max settings on most games? (The TV I would use is a 1080p 19 inch) How many watts should the power supply be? Is 4gb of DDR2 ram enough, or should I just buy different ram? Any advice will be very much appreciated, for I am extremely overwhelmed with the amount of factors and options that pc gaming computer hardware has to offer.
How hard is it to build a gaming pc?
I want to build my own gaming computer, I plan on saving up around $1,000-$1,500 for it. I have a good knowledge of computers, but I'm not a wiz with them, even though I love them and want to know more about how they work. How hard would it be for me to build a gaming pc from the ground-up with almost no hardware experience?
What do you need to be the "ultimate gamer"?
I'm a 14 y.o. boy who would seriously like to become the ultimate hardcore gamer, but I don't know where to start. I'm already the most serious gamer in my group of friends, and want to bring it even further. Any suggestions (best games, consoles, gaming PC hardware?) If serious hardcore gamer tells me the exact computer that they use for their PC games, that would be a great help (because my parents are getting me a new computer anyway.) Any help would be awesome. Thanks. Wow, you guys are morons. Let me rephrase my question. What HARDWARE/SOFTWARE would you reccomend for a hungry hungry gamer like myself, wanting to broaden his horizons and join the ranks of people such as the writers of Penny Arcade. Thanks, maybe now you people won't need to think so hard.
How much would it cost to put together a gaming pc?
I want to get a nice gaming pc, but an alienware computer is out of the question at their prices... Can anyone help me find information on how to put together a solid gaming pc of my own? Help such as what parts I'm going to need, how much they would cost, a rough estimate of how much the sum of the parts would be. I'm looking to play games such as SC2 and WoW. Thanks!
What are the things I need to look for when customizing a gaming pc?
So I've been a console lover since I was a young teen, but I know that pc's top consoles anyday. So I'm gonna try and customize my own gaming pc, but the thing is I don't know anything about computers. So, what should I get, what parts of the computer should I upgrade and to what?
How much to spend on a gaming PC?
How much do I need to spend on a gaming pc for the moment? I don't want to talk about future, I will have a little more money then. I want to run games such as the witcher, oblivion, half life 2, and doom 3, and crysis. How much do i need to spend?
is it practical to use a gaming PC for homework, like word docs and research?
i'm planning on building a pc on my own (i could use help with that; if someone could offer some advice on the hardware specs i should shoot for, that would be helpful- on a different question), and i'm planning on putting it in my room, but the only way that will happen is if i use it for homework. is that a smart idea? homework wouldn't use much memory, if it's just word documents and such, but is there another reason why i shouldn't use a gaming PC for homework?
What is everything i need to build a gaming PC?
I was going to buy a gaming PC, but i was told it was cheaper to buy the parts and put it together myself. I'm not a pro but i have somewhat experience with computers. I just need to know what exactly i need to buy and where i can get them for cheap. My budget is around $500. Thanks for the help.
What PC hardware companies don't make their things with slaves or in communist places like China?
Because I want a gaming PC but I want to avoid buying things made by communism or slavery.I heard that Nvidia makes the cards themselves,and they supply the chips to other card manufacturers like Asus and Zotac.But Nvidia only makes the gpu's chip themselves,the other parts are bought.And what do you have to say about Intel or AMD?And is Kingston okay?Also I heard that most hard drives are made in Thailand,what companies don't make their hard drives in Thailand?
How much does it cost me to build a gaming PC?
So I heard that building your own desktop computer is more beneficial in terms of performance, to the computer, than actually buying a pre-built one. Anyway, I was wondering what type of gaming computer do I get to have/build if I'm on a budget of a maximum of $1k.. Is it good? Like, I want it to mainly run a couple of games nice & easy. League of Legends for example is one of these games. I want to run it full graphics & resolution. Does my budget of a gaming pc allow me to do that? + can you suggest me some great specs that go with that budget? Thanks :)
How come game consoles run games better then pc's?
Every game console ever made has always played the games made for them better then some of the most high end computers made. Why is it that these consoles can play all those games better then any pc hardware? I meant in generals. Hmm I did not know that though. I Just hear and see things that would prove otherwize but maybe its not enough,
Would the addition or modification of PC hardware help protect intellectual property?
PC hardware has failed to acknowledge the need for protecting the rights of software authors. Is it possible to add/modify units in PC hardware in such a way to protect intellectual property? This could be accompanied by having the software itself run on media which include hardware that would authenticate with the PC hardware. Would such things as encryption and digital signatures help?
How much will I need for a good gaming PC?
Hi, I was just wondering how much money I would probably need for a good gaming PC (including monitor, mouse, etc). I do not necessarily want to play every game with fully maxed out setting, but at least on the mid-high end spectrum for the next few years. I am trying to muster up about $1000, but I'm not sure if that will be enough. Also, if you know any reliable, well-priced PC's, a link would be great.
What should i get only for gaming out of a gaming pc or a ps3?
Ok so i only and only want to play games but i like games with good graphics but i also like games with good gameplay and features as well. What would be better a gaming pc or a ps3? Gaming pc specs: Intel core 2 quad q9550 9800gx2 graphics card 4 gb ram vista ultimate 64-bit or the playstation 3 Thanks
How much does Best Buy buy their items wholesale (percentage)?
I've asked this question before, but no one got to it.. I explained that I was going to be working at Best Buy when I turn 16 next month and I want to kbnow exactly how good is the employee discount.. I know that its based on wholesale price with an extra 5%.. The things I'll be buying is the typical thing you would buy at Best Buy, video games, video game consoles, iPod Accessories, pc games, pc/mac hardware and software..
What are some good pc specs to run bf3 on ultra settings at around 100 fps?
Hey, I'm 14 and I've been looking into building a pc within the next year hopefully. And I was wondering if there was any place to get advice on the type of hardware I would need to build a gaming pc which can run any game at a high fps, so i went here. Preferably 100 fps. I used bf3 as an example since it's one of those games that take a lot to run because of its graphical fidelity. Any suggestions on the specs to build it? An answer would be appreciated and thanks!
What should i upgrade on my gaming pc next?
So ive built this awesome gaming pc. here are the specs 15 3570K AMD 7950 twin frozer 8 gb ddr3 ram 850 watt psu motherboard isnt really important and ive got more than enough space. i have a 2tb hard drive and a 500gb hard drive (running linux) along with a 1tb external drive for backup. its in a zalman z11 plus case. there is a disc drive installed btw. i also have dual monitor and a levitron gaming keyboard and R.A.T 5 gaming mouse. if anyone cares So my question to you is. Im gonna have some extra money soon and was wondering what you think i should upgrade first. Like what you think would be most beneficial. Also if there is any great applications (free or paid) that you think i should get. Thanks guys. if you have any questions just ask in the answers
What should I upgrade in my computer for gaming?
Hey! Im playing alot of hardcore games, and sometimes have to put down the quality settings. What should i do to my PC hardware to make it run the best for 50 - 400 Dollars? My Specs: Processer: AMD A8-3800 APU Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6570 Monitor: BenQ GL2450H (1920 x 1080) I Dont Remember What Motherboard:/
will someone please give me a list of pc hardware for a very powerful gaming pc?
I want to build a gaming pc that can run starcraft 2 at ultra graphics settings but i don't know how to pick the parts i need. all i know how to do is put it together. will someone please give me a list of parts that i can also add or replace some of the hardware later if i want to add more? also i am on a budget for about 1000 dollars
How hard to build a gaming Pc?
I've always wanted to build my own gaming pc. I dont have much knowledge on how to do so but have heard it fairly easy with some commen sense and a screwdriver. Is it really that simple. The main reasons are that i feel like my options are limited on ps3 and have become kinda bored with it. Plus I have heard over all game play is way better and graphics etc can easily be changed out. Whats the pros and cons. I have only played Cod4 on pc, i loved it once i got the hang of using the keyboard an mouse. Any info is good info. thanks in advance.
What sort of desktop PC should I get, and where should I get it?
I'm looking for a low-cost gaming PC that is highly upgradeable. I'm looking to not go crazy with price because I want to see if this is really what I want to get in to, but if I like it, I would want to add more to it. I've never really gotten into PC gaming before.
How to install windows on a custom build pc?
I recently purchased a custom build gaming pc for my boyfriend, when I purchased it I knew it'd have no operating system so a friend of mine burned a copy of windows 7 to a disk. When switching the pc on and trying to use the disk it doesn't work. A black and white screen appears saying... "Windows boot manager Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem: 1. Insert your windows installation disc and restart your computer 2. Choose your language settings, and then click next. 3. Click repair your computer. If you do not have this disc contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance. Status : 0xc0000034 Info : An unexpected error has occurred" So what do we do? We're really dumb when it comes to computers. Thanks for any help!
what are the important components a computer needs for gaming.?
like what is the motherboard for, what would it improve, the processers and stuff. the graphics card. thanks i would like to have a better insight on computer hardware. please give a easy to read description on what each component nessacery for a gaming pc. i would like to know, so i know what components i should upgrade in the future and what is the important component to upgrade.
What is a Great Value Gaming Rig Configuration?
The title says it all. I am building my first gaming PC and want to know what is a good gaming configuration for under 900$? I want to play modern games on max including BF3. Please help me with this. Thanks.
tv has black screen when my pc is connected through a vga?
Ive owned a gaming pc for a few months and used it by using my samsung lcd tv as a monitor. Yesterday my sister borrowed my vga cable. Whrn i tried reconnecting it all i get is a black screen. I've googled it but i cant find the problem. Can anyone help?
I am building a PC but software how to install?
I finally got some budget building my own gaming PC , i got two list of compatible hardware PC desktop built by self . Although this is my first but the problem is after building it , how do i install windows and stuff ? Just insert the windows CD and thats it ? or do i need to use something else ?
Question for you pc gaming hardware wizards?
Ok, I have an HD mobility Radeon 4250 ( I know, it sucks... ) What can I compare this to in terms of a nvidia card that isnt mobility? My other specs are 4gb of ddr3 ram Dual core amd 2.3ghz Is there a way to get a new card for my laptop?
Order to buy gaming PC hardware?
I'm looking to build my own custom gaming PC over time. I would just like to know what order I should buy the hardware in since i'm building it over time. I meant building over time as in I would buy parts but not put it together until I have them all of course. I know what I need and what I don't have to have. I was thinking about buying a case, motherboard(ASUS IV Formula), cooling fan, and RAM chips (8gb) for Christmas, and later for my birthday pick up an i7 processor and so on until I have all I need.
Gaming cosoles vs pc gaming...Hardware related question?
How come video game consoles like Xbox 360/ps3 don't need any hardware upgrade while each year the graphics of the games gradually improve as opposed to PC gaming where you need to upgrade your CPU, Memory, Graphics card every 1/2 years?
What hardware do I need for pc gaming?
I am wanting to buy a gaming pc but I don't know what hardware to buy. I want to spend under $1000 but might could go to $1500. I wanna play new games like Star Craft 2 and a lot others, also crysis. Just tell me essentials. Thanks
Best PC Gaming Hardware. What To Buy?
Hey all. Ive bought a pc and want to but the best hardware inside that money can buy. I don't care what prices I just need to know the best graphics card, sound card, cpu etc. Ebay links would help too. As I said I dont care what price they are aslong as they're the best currently available.
What's the best combo f hardware for a gaming pc?
I cant find a definitive answer... I want great graphics (3d would be great, but not must have) i want it to be super fast and quiet and urrmm... I want it to have multi monitor support... And really i just wanna play fallout 3 and new vegas on it lol... I would also eventually get some good games for online play.... i want good sound as well... Thanks.
What Is The Top of The Line Gaming PC Hardware For 2011?
OK now ive decided i want to build a Gaming 'POWER HOUSE' best of the best hardware. So what im asking is what is the top of the line gear, like the case, whether or not i need liquid cooling, motherboard, the processor, graphics card, etc....... now money is NOT an issue. .. im from Australia an also i want to know what is the best/fastest internet client (telstra, optus, vodafone, etc), the fastest router, and what ever else i need.... .. this will be much appreciated thanks i would also like to know what is the best monitor (crystal clear hd, blazing fast), best mouse and keyboard,
Where can i buy cheap/chinese hardware to build a gaming pc?
I know this question has been asked again but the answer the other guy had was for computer accessories, not computer parts/hardware. Well i want to buy a mainboard, cpu and a video card. Does anyone know a website where i can buy and send them worldwide as i live in Cyprus?
Hardcore Gaming Hardware : PC Games?
Do you think its worth spending tons of money on the latest computer gaming hardware just to play game like crysis on super High Settings and resolutions when you can play it at Low Settings at 1024 X 768 with above 25 fps all the time ?????
Good gaming pc hardware?
Hey everyone, I'm hoping you can tell me what you think of the gaming setup i'm going to order. Do you think it will run games like cod4 cod5 decently? anyways here's the parts.:: MOBO: ASUS M3A78 Pro CPU: AMD 7750 2.8 Ghz ( planning to OC to 3.1 GHz) GPU: HD Radeon 4850 512 mb (crossfire supported)j RAM: 4GB of DDR2 800mhz. PSU: 575W power supply. Case: standard ATX case w/ 2 fans. OS: windows 7 home premium 64 bit. -let me know what you think. Thanks.
What hardware should i get for a gaming pc?
I play Starcraft 2 but on my current pc i can only run it at the lowest of graphics settings. What ram cards, video cards, processor, etc should i get? I'm looking to get a custom pre built comp or just a straight out of the box pre built thats good and my price cap is about 1000 dollars.
a question for people who know a lot about gaming and pc hardware?
so i have a question 1:With the gtx660,670 and 680 coming out when do you think games will require that much im using a gtx560ti hawk oc on a 1280x1024 res wich is enough for me so im asking when will i need to upgrade since im planing on upgrading in 2015/2016 and by that i mean raising enough money for an exelent gaming pc to last me through colege i know some may say focus on more important things but since my lets say major in high school is computer technician that is important+im a gaming freak so theres that so im asking how long will this rig last I5 2500k,4-8gb ram,gtx560ti hawk,thermaltake toughower xt775W,cooler master hyper 212+ for oc'ing in maxing out games and in playing games with smoth framerate with decent graphics know since im not that wealth i cant buy one upgrade at a time but wait a couple of years and spent roughy 1500$ on a new pc so there you have it how long will my rig last and when will games start to require more since the nex gen consoles atleast xbox are using a radeon 6670 wich is prety weak
Gaming pc hardware advice.?
Motherboard:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813135085 Processor:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103278&Tpk=AMD%20Athlon%2064%20X2%206000%2b%203.0GHz%20Socket%20AM2%20Dual-Core RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145184 Video Card: Suggest one for me! $100 budget (give or take 20 bucks) 1. Everythings compatible? 2. Are there better parts for $100 or less each (like i said before give or take)? , 3. Is this powerful enough? and 4. What am i missing, if anything?
Custom Gaming PC Hardware Compatibility Check?
Case- Corsair Cabide 500R Internal Hard Drive- Sea Barricuda ST250DM000 250GB Graphics Card- ASUS Nvidia GTX 670 256-bit 2gb PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready SLI Support Power Supply- Zephyr MX 750W SLI Ready RAM- Crucial 8gb (2 x 4gb) DDR3 1600mhz Motherboard- ASRock Z77 Extreme6 USB 3.0 Processor- Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4 Ghz (3.8Ghz Turbo) CPU Cooler- Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Solid State Drive- Intel 520 Series 120GB SATA PRICE- $1315.92+Tax+Shipping= $1426.15 Are all these items compatible? If anyone thinks I should swap something for a cheaper item please feel free to include it in your answer.
Pc gaming hardware help?
I want to start upgrading my computer so i can game on it. Ive been looking around, and I wanted to buy a good graphics card. Can my ASUS P5GC-MX handle a graphics card good enough to play Call of duty, or should I buy a new one?
Pc gaming hardware questions/specifications?
I have a G62 HP Notebook running windows 7. Installed is an AMD Athlon II P340 dual core processor (2 computers) ~ 2.2GHZ, an AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Raidon HD 4250 video card, and it's running direct x 11. I just recently updated the drivers on the AMD/ATI video card. I have recently done an OS update. My question is, if I meet all the system requirements for a game, except having enough GHZ, is it possible that I can decenlty run the game with my AMD processor, just lower the graphics settings on it? I.E. For the game I am wanting to run I pass/exceed the specifications for the processor, RAM, OS, Video Card, Sound Card, and Free Disk Space. The only problem is it requires 3.0 GHZ of speed mininum. I only have 2.3. Will the game still run smoothly for me? **I only have 2.2 ghz.
pc hardware gaming?
My pc specs is : Intel c2c 2.0 ghz with 2 mb cache Kingston 'Two' 1 Gb ddr2 ram, each @ 800 MHz Geforce 8600 GTS 256 mb DX 10 Gigabyte Mobo 965 s3\ds3 i want to ask what if i upgraded my pc with two more 1 gb rams ( 800) mhz ? i know that sound liitle silly, with all low CPU & graphics card but thats the ONLY thing that i can upgrade !!! i want to play ' CRYSIS' & 'Gears of War' @ higher setting & also HOW WILL THIS UPGRADE WILL HELP MY PC IN PLAYING GAMES ??
PC gaming hardware FPS help?
What kind of fps do you think i will get on average playing crysis? here are my specs: Specs: CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 830 Processor 2.80 GHz RAM: 8gb OS: Windows 7, 64 bit, DirectX 11 GPU: XFX HD-695X-CNFC Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit PSU: CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W Monitor: 1080p 1920x1080
Fallout 3 settings (Pc gaming + hardware enthusiast needed)?
Hey there. These are my system specs. Pentium 4 3.06 GHz, 2gb DDR2 SDRAM, Geforce 9500 gt (512 mb) Im wondering what kind of settings I could run fallout 3 on? I have run the test on www.canyourunit.com and I do not reach the recommended settings. Im just wondering whats settings I could run the game on so I would get a 20-30 average fps. Yeah I know pentium 4....shush I'm poor
Gaming PC Problems- Hardware?
My PC: Motherboard: MEDIONPC MS-7633 Processors(Dual-Core): Intel Pentium E5500 Core Speed: 2803.3 MHz Multiplier: x 6.0 Bus Speed: 200.3 MHz Rated Bus Speed: 801.0 MHz Caches L1 Data Cache Size2 x 32 KBytes L1 Instructions Cache Size2 x 32 KBytes L2 Unified Cache Size2048 KBytes RAM: 4.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 400MHz (6-6-6-15) Graphics: MD 20089 (1366x768@60Hz) 1024MB GeForce 9500 GT (nVidia) Operating System: MS Windows 7 64-bit Why does my PC lag most of my games? The specifications are very high for games, I THINK it might have something to do with my motherboard. My questions: 1) Can anybody find any information on my motherboard? Can it handle my DDR2/3 Graphics/RAM? 2) Is my system even compatible? 3) Why is my system so slow sometimes? I built this thing myself and works perfectly fine, until I introduce any shadows/effects to games or crack it up from Low settings to High, even on old games!
Gaming PC Help Hardware?
Well Im planning to make me my first PC and which is a gaming PC but i have a few questions Now i want to buy this kit http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.956695 Now the question is well it has a 430 Wat PSU so im guessing this is enough to power my whole pc. But i want to upgrade to a video card something like this http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-Mini-HDMI-Graphics-01G-P3-1460-KR/dp/B0050I1PHO and on the first review it says "BEWARE OF POWER REQUIREMENTS. Amazon doesn't tell you this you but EVGA recommend you have least a 450W PSU and a MINIMUM of 24amps on the +12V rail!" So does this mean i can place this card in my system or i have to get a 1000 wat supply since 430+450 wats would be 880 would that mean i should get a 1000 wat supply?? to power all of my system? Next question is can i run a 900 wat system? Because when ever i want to bake in my home i turn on my stove and the power goes off on that part of the house and i have to go to the switcher and switch it back on so this leaving me unable to bake to anything >_> FUUUU Please help! Thanks in advance
PC GAME HARDWARE STATISTICS?
I can't find any good info on statistics about computer game sales, computer game hardware sales, or computer game accessory sales. i need to know: 1) Sales of PC GAME & PC Hardware sales (not console) 2) # of gamers on PC
What PC Hardware (Graphics card, RAM) Do I need to play PC games smoothly?
Im planning to have a PC upgrade to my old system in order to play PC games (of this era; my PC is to rubbish to play anything remotly new) At the moment I have 504mb of RAM and Video card... Inter (R) Express Chipset ... To be honest its all abit rubbish. For playing PC games (Mainly FPS shooters like Counter Strike:Source) What do I need? IS it Ram, Video card, graphics card; What?
Gaming on a PC...Hardware?
It dont think i need to buy much for it...I already have an athlon 64 x2 5000+ processor, i have 2 gigs of RAM, and an NVIDIA 8300 gs. I was thinking about adding 2 more gigs of RAM in my pc and buying a new/better graphics card...what else should I do? Any more info if needed...processor runs at 2.6 and it's a Dell Inspiron with, what i would say, a lot of room to add more shit... ok, bus speed is 200.9 MHZ
What are the best PC games that dont require hardware texture and lighting?
Hello. I have a semi-old laptop (Dell Inspiron 1000). It has a 2.2Ghz proccessor, 1.2GB of ram, and a 64MB graphics accelerator (SIS M650). Obviously the limiting component is the integrated graphics card. What are some of the best / your favorite PC games that will run on my system (ones that dont require hardware T&L, obviously). The games can be from any genre, and of any age. Thank you everyone in advance who responds.
Gaming Desktop PC Rig Hardware Suggestions Comments & Concerns?
Mainly using this for hardcore game, Any idea's of how much FPS I would get on New high end Games? Is this motherboard good with this current setup? Or MOBO good in general? Any Comments are appriciated. Thanks guys! Processor ( [== Six Core ==] AMD Phenom™ II X6 1055T Six-Core CPU ) Processor Cooling ( Asetek 550LC Liquid CPU Cooling System (AMD) - Enermax Dual Silent High Perfornamce Fan Upgrade (Push-Pull Airflow) ) Memory ( 8 GB [2 GB X4] DDR3-1800 Memory Module - Corsair or Major Brand ) Video Card ( ATI Radeon HD 5870 - 1GB - Sapphire Vapor-X Overclocked - Single Card ) Motherboard ( [CrossFire] Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5 -- AMD 890FX w/ 2x Gb LAN, 4x PCI-E 2.0 x16 ) Power Supply ( 850 Watt -- XFX Black Edition ) Primary Hard Drive ( 640 GB HARD DRIVE -- 64M Cache, 7200 RPM, 6.0Gb/s - Single Drive ) Sound Card ( Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio ) Network Card ( Intel Pro 10/100/1000 Network Card ) OS : Win 7 Home Premium Mark: Which of those would you recommend for the top notch hardware and for value. I'm currently using Ibuypower.com , Any good? David: Okay, so the Onboard Lan Network Gb Or 10/100 would be close to the same as the intel pro? So it would be worthless? Also why not the graphic card? Im also a Nvidia user but ATI is calling my name on this one. Thank you for your responses!
i am building a computer. What is the best gaming hardware?
I am building a gaming pc on ncix.com. I cant spend a lot of money, i so i want it within the 1000-2000 dollar range. i want it to play good graphic games, quiet, and fast. I dont know which processor,motherboard, power supply, and DDR3 memory to get. i want it for gaming mainly, and not too pricy. I am getting the ATI RADEON 5670 HD video card. please recommend a good choice for gaming. Thanks.
Need hardware assistance for PC gaming.?
Will intel DX58SO motherboard + intel i7-930 processor + Geforce GTX 460 graphics card + 4 GB DDR3 SD RAM be good enough to play 2010 & further releasing pc games like Mafia II, Assasins creed, Metro 2033, Splinter cell conviction, Batman Arkham asylum 2, Max payne III etc. on high graphics settings. All answers appreciated :)
Build the ULTIMATE gaming PC?
Well, lets just say I might want to build the ULTIMATE gaming PC. What hardware would you recommend, and why? (I intend to use SLI ) I do not need a case, since if I'm going to build the ultimate gaming PC I will custom build the case to my needs. Budget : Keep it under 5000 euro.
I want to build my own gaming PC, but am a total noob hardware-wise.?
So, I want a custom built PC, preferably one that I can use for both gaming and my studies. But I literally have no idea of what the best components are, because I usually just accept desktops as they come. Anyone care to suggest the most awesome: hard drive - CD-ROM Drive - Processor - Processor Cooling Fan - Motherboard - Memory Modules - Power Supply - (I was thinking Colors-IT 650w Titan 12CM Neon Power Supply, 'cause yes, I want to be lame and have a perspex case with LEDs and neons all through it....) Video Card/ Optical drives/ Graphics card - (I was thinking Inno3D nVIDIA GeForce GTX260 (192) Graphics Card - 896MB GDDR3 - PCI-E - 448-Bit - Dual DVI - VISTA READY - 576MHz GPU - 2000MHz Memory clock ¿ HDCP) - any arguments for or against? and probably CPU cooling compounds - and you know, if I've missed any vital components..FOR GOD'S SAKE, PLEASE LET ME KNOW. I thank ye of the nerdy persuasion for enlightening me =P ... if you cbf, that is. As for a budget, I intend to have this as a project that will take a fairly long time. I'm perfectly fine buying it component by component.. btw, I'm from Australia.. so I'm definitely not going to be doing anything in pounds XD Let's say, for the moment, though, that I have neither excessive funds, nor am I beggarly on the street... so mid-range prices are really where I want to be at. I don't have specifics just now, because it's something I've recently decided to do.
what is the best hardware parts and specs for a gaming pc?
i want to build a brand new, high graphics providing fast pc used for gaming. ive been a serious gamer for 5 years now, but my pc specs are bad, this is because i used my money on other things like ps3, tv's, mobile phones and other stuff, but now i think i need to upgrade my pc. my current specs are: compaq presario SR 1000 single core windows vista ultimate 32*bit 1 Nvidia GeForce 6200 Turbo Cache graphics card 3GB of DDR 2 RAM (sorry i dont know the speed of it) im willing to sell\dispose of all that if it means i get a better pc. my budget is 2000 GB Pounds and for my american friends that means 3296 US Dollars but the budget is not set, so it can vary slightly. i just want to know eg: things like best and most affordable graphics card, processor cpu etc. and websites where i can compare products to one-another. thanks all for your time.
High-end Gaming PC or Xbox360?
As a kid, I always had the desire to buy the best PC hardware. Regardless, the best graphics card is overkill for today's PC games. It also costs $600.00 and how many games maximize its capabilities? Crysis seems to be the only game I'm interested in that does. I have hard time justifying $2500.00 for a gaming PC when the Xbox360 has a larger selection of next-generation games. The PC has a larger selection of games, but most games released beyond the year 2004 do not take advantage of the latest hardware. The Xbox360's games' graphics are not quite as good as Crysis's graphics, but there's the price difference too. A good HDTV and an Xbox360 costs about $1,300. I have a desire for a high-end gaming PC though.. Is a $2500 gaming PC more worthy than an Xbox360?
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