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Good Gaming Computer?
Ok so I want a good gaming computer.. Just something that can actually run Sims 3 games. Keep in mind people.. I'm only 14 and I can't build my own system.. It needs to be cheap in price but not quality soo will you please help me?? And please no rude comments.
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?
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.
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!!!
A Decent Gaming Rig?
Hi it's me and I'm building a gaming pc this summer.Tell me what you think Graphics Card:Nvidia Geforce GTX 690 Cpu:Intel Core i5 4670k. MotherBoard:Sabertooth z77 Case:Cooler Master HAF 492 OS:Windows 7 (64-bit) Hard Drive:Western Digital Caviar 1TB Power Supply:750w Supply Ram: 8GB (Two 4GB Sticks) Tell Me What you think on a 10/10
Gaming PC Question PLZ HELP?
i don't know if i should get an i5 2500k with a single gtx 560, or get an AMD FX 4100 with gtx 560 SLI for my gaming rig, please help!
Nvidia GTX 770 Gaming Performance?
Yes I have lately been busy looking for a good gaming PC for my money and one GPU that has caught my attention was the 770. It has very good specs considering all the past GTX Graphics cards and is close to the 780 and somewhat close to the 780 TI. Like I asked in my other question. Would this GPU be able to run almost every present generation and future generation games for a long time? In other words would the life span of this GPU last for a decent amount of time before upgrades would be taking place. If anyone has the GPU and could give me some benchmarks that would be awesome as well. And I am probably going to buy the regular stock Graphics Card by Nvidia not the overclocked by EVGA (Unless I can but for now just the regular 770). Thanks for the support!
Where to buy a gaming computer?
I want to buy a Gaming PC but i don't know where to get it and i wont to know trusted places because some of them don't look professional. The reason i don't wont to build one is because i don't wont to mess it up and be out the money and still not have a PC. ( Not Alien ware because they are a little over priced)
iMac 27" with i7 and ATI HD 4850m 512MB a good gaming machine?
Hey guys. I really really really wanna buy this iMac, but the thing holding me back is the GPU. I heard mixed reviews, many saying it's a good card, others saying it's a bad card. To make clear. I want this rig to play all of the games at 1920x1080 medium to high quality. Except of course games like Crysis or Metro 2033 (for these, maybe 1600x1200 medium-high quality). I want decent and playable framerates. I know I can't upgrade anything in the iMac, so that's why I am asking. A friend of mine has a desktop 9800GT 1GB and can do all the things I mentioned. Will this card play any game that has come out and will come out in the future, at a good framerate with good settings? I don't want to get a PC again, so don't tell me to. Thanks for any anwsers. I WILL GAME ON WINDOWS with Bootcamp, so don't tell me "How many mac games are there to game on a mac?". P.S. Some gameplay footage, or benchmarks would be appreciated.
Gaming pc help can't decide?
I'm looking for a laptop that's powerfully enough to play the most recent games, and school. And I can't decide between the Alienware m17x, the hp envy dv7, or the ideapad y500. My limit is strictly limited. Here is the link to the m17x http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewitem?index=0&sbk=1&nav=SEARCH&itemId=300930745909 for the hp I would just pick it up from best buy and for the ideapad I would get the refurbished one on the bottomhttp://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewitem?index=0&sbk=1&nav=SEARCH&itemId=300930745909. Now I know there will be someone that will say just get an Asus but I would they just look so dull and boring I don't nessecary need a backlash key but make it look cool. If someone can plus tell with of the three are dominate or send me a link with another laptop powerfull enough for at least 40 fps in games like bf3, cod, nfs, syndicate, sleeping dogs and easiest one mine craft. Pls don't talk to me about specs cause as my yahoo say I know nothing. To many numbers an fetters in one mixed up thingy. Thx btw I'm looking forward to getting a new pc by next week.
Need help buying a Gaming PC?
I wanted to buy a Gaming PC and saw this on Craigslist and was wondering if it well play crysis and other highend game great. He said he payed 1500 for it but is selling it for 899 is this a good deal or am i getting ripped? Thanks alot Intel Core 2 Quad Processor Q6600 Asus Maximus Formula Motherboard if you want to you can overclock this motherboard very easily I never did Cooler Master Real Power Pro 650 watt power supply Zalman 9700 LED ultra quiet CPU cooler EVGA e-GeForce 8800 GT 512 mb DDR3 video card Cool Master 690 Case Mid size Tower Maxtor 500 gig HD 4 gigs DDR 2 RAM Windows Vista Premium 32 bit or 64 bit I ask the seller if its sli capable and he doesnt know. Is it sli capable? Can it be improved to play crysis and highend game at high settings? Is it just upgrading the vid card? Thanks now could i use this to upgrade the vid card ATI's Radeon X1800 CrossFire Edition graphics card or is it a downgrade sorry for the question im not as pc savvy as others
Build a gaming pc for under $700. Help?
I am trying to build an AMD based budget gaming pc. I know quite a bit about hardware, however, I have not built a computer from scratch before. I would like something that can run Starcraft 2, Borderlands 2 and games with a similar demand in high/ultra settings. Intel is not an option. A solid state drive preferable, Radeon HD 7000 series preferable, and quad core is required (Preferably an A-series or Phenom II). I have "mapped out" and priced pc's that are under this total (not sure if everything was compatible, mainly PSU) so I know it can be done. I certainly love the advice so far. I have minimal experience with Intel (usually because of price, however, a dual core is not enough to handle EVERYTHING I do. Please suggest and Intel/Nvidia build if you think that is better. Ignore what I said above. :) I certainly love the advice so far. I have minimal experience with Intel (usually because of price, however, a dual core is not enough to handle EVERYTHING I do. Please suggest and Intel/Nvidia build if you think that is better. Ignore what I said above. :)
good laptop for gaming / university?
Hi, I'm looking for a really good laptop that will play all of the latest games and easy to type on for my university assignments. I can spend about $2000 or less. Harvard university has Dell Latitude E6220, Dell Latitude E6220, and Dell Latitude E6420 Workhorse that I can buy at a big discount, but they aren't gaming laptops. I was told by a friend that I should only get a SSD, what do you think? I was looking at the alienware mx14, but it doesn't come with an SSD. Well it does, but for $650 more. Can you help me decide? I have photoshop and the whole autodesk collection 2010. (maya)
why are games laggy on my pc?
when ever i play cod4 halo 2 or alot of games they lag incredibly bad i loolked it up and i meet all of the recommended specs but they still run bad here are my specs CPU:amd athlon 64 x2 2.1ghz RAM:3GB GPU: AMD radeon 5450 512mb
How does PC gaming work?
I play consoles but i never played games on the pc or learned how they do it. Do you buy a controller or just play keyboard? How do you know if your system is powerful enough for certain games? Im totally new so a full explenation would be helpful. peace Thanks for the response but im still quite confused. Can you explain to me what this means: "Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64X2 Dual Core Processor 4200+, MMX, 3DNow (2 CPUs)"
What should I look for in a gaming desktop?
I am browsing for a gaming desktop.My main goal is to get a desktop that will be able to run The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim at the highest settings with mods.I am not a computer person so I don't know what a desktop would need to do so.My budget is $500 or below.Please help me out. I have a Xbox with skyrim and all dlc,but I am looking for more.There is a lot to do on skyrim but I have done mostly all of it.
A good budget gaming pc?
so guyz i am thinking of making a budget gaming pc so could u guys recommend me a budget pc n yea my budget is 500 to 600 $
My great pc hardware is slow on games?
Hello. I hace a core 2 quad pc with 8gb of ram and a gts 250 video card, when i play a game like fall out new vegas my fps are like 30 but when i run the benchmark my fps are 548 and the ventilator of my video card boosts its power , i can hear how it gets louder, how could i do that with my pc game , it is at ultra high quality and the card keeps working slow! Thanks!!!
Need gaming pc help?
Im looking to build a pc that will run basically all games on max settings, do you think this will do the trick? Is there any compatibility problems? Also is there any unnecessary spending that i can cut that will save me money and is there any upgrades that will make a good difference without spending a lot more? I do plan on adding a ssd and running sli with two gtx 780s in the future. Here's my setup: PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/34O6R Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/34O6R/by_merchant/ Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/34O6R/benchmarks/ CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.96 @ OutletPC) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC) Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste ($6.69 @ OutletPC) Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Microcenter) Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($77.98 @ OutletPC) Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC) Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($489.99 @ NCIX US) Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon) Case Fan: Cooler Master R4-L2S-122B-GP 39.8 CFM 120mm Fans ($5.99 @ Newegg) Case Fan: Apevia CF312SL-UBL (3-Pack) 63.9 CFM 120mm Fans ($16.99 @ Newegg) Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B BRONZE 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ NCIX US) Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC) Total: $1267.49
Macbook pro 13" gaming?
I'm planning on buying myself a macbook pro and I was wondering if it is capable of running demanding games (on either windows 7 or iOS). I would rather buy the 13" due to price yet a 15" is not impossibly out of the question. The games I would really like to run are, assassin's creed brotherhood and (I know it hasn't been released but I know it will be demanding) Battlefield 3. I'm not a quality junkie so low quality is no issue for me. I currently have a Dell studio 15 2009 which can run Bad company 2 on low settings so if you could compare the gaming abilities to this it would be great. Please don't suggest getting a PC instead because I know they have better hardware for the price. thanks.
Is my pc underperforming in video games?
My specs: Intel Q9400 2.6ghz processor overclocked to 3.6ghz Asus P5K-E motherboard 4GB Crucial Ballistix DDR 1066 with 5-5-5-15 timings ATI XFX 4890 1GB oc'ed to 915mhz core/1015mhz memory Western Digital 500GB 7200RPM hard drive 850w Thermaltake Black Widow Modular PSU In Far Cry 2 with Ultra High settings at 1920x1080 and no AA or AF my FPS are: Average Framerate: 18.77 Max. Framerate: 25.87 Min. Framerate: 14.52 Crysis Warhead with Gamer settings at 1920x1080 with no AA or AF gives me something like: Average Framerate: 24 Max. Framerate:31 Min. Framerate: 16 The overclock on my CPU is pointless, I only did it to prove it was not limiting the graphics card. Are these results really all I can expect out of a 4890? Tom's Hardware puts this cards performance at 66.1 FPS when playing Far Cry 2 at Ultra Settings, 1900x1200 and no AA or AF. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-5850,2433-7.html Hardware Canucks did a benchmark for Crysis Warhead and managed 26 minimum and 37 average fps at the same settings. (resolution 1900x1200) http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/24770-value-meets-performance-hd-4890-cards-gigabyte-msi-10.html I realize both of these benchmarks used overclocked i7 processors and DDR3 RAM vs. my Core 2 Quad with DDR2 and that those should mean some increases in speed, but It doesn't seem like my system should be performing this badly in comparison. I've seen numerous benchmarks comparing the i7s to Core 2s and DDR3 to DDR2 and though there are some decent improvements, they don't really apply to video games. Am I wrong? I put everything back on stock clockspeeds and nothing changed. I went back into the BIOS and set all options to their defaults and BOOM! My games are flying at twice the speed now. :D Thanks a lot for the help! Silly me should have tried that earlier. You rock!
Running NFS Carbon on my PC, will i be able to? plzzz help...........?
Microsoft Windows XP service pack 2(2002 version) 1.6Ghz AMD Sempron processor 512 MB Ram Geforce 6200 LE(geforce 6, 256 bits) Pixel shader 1.1 support DirectX 9.0c RealTek Audio output Will Carbon work well, on my PC. If it will, how well, would it work? And will there be any video lag in the gameplay or in the cutscenes? If it would happen, please specify which part of the game would get affected, gameplay or cutscenes or both or none???????? And if it will happen, will it help if i lower the graphical setting to make it run a bit fast or is it not needed? Please help me, i just upgraded my PC a month ago, And im gonna get a copy of Carbon tomorrow, evening. Please give me an answer as soon as possible. THANKS IN ADVANCE......................
Is this a better gaming PC and can i use this instead.?
OK so heres my setup. i noticed that i cangreatly reduce the price if i remove water cooling do you think i can do this? and will an nvidia 630 or something cheaper work alright my budget is low :( CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-3470 3.20 GHz 6MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 [ 80] HDD: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [ 12] (Single Drive) MEMORY: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory [ 37] (Corsair or Major Brand) MOTHERBOARD: [CrossFireX] GIGABYTE GA-B75M-D3H Intel B75 Chipset DDR3 mATX Mainboard w/ 7.1 HD Audio, HDMI, GbLAN, USB 3.0, SATA-III, 2x Gen2 PCIe x16 SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 1GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card [ 81] (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)
Decent gaming pc specifications?
I am planning to buy a custom made gaming computer, and would like some advice on the specifications. CPU - Intel core i5-2400 quad core (3.10GHz. 6MB Cache) Motherboard - ASUS P8H67-M Memory (RAM) - 8GB SAMSUNG DUAL-DDR3 1333MHz Graphics Card - 1GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 550 Ti Hard Drive - 1TB SEAGATE Barracuda SATA 6Gb/s HDD. 32MB Cache Power Supply - 450W Quiet 80 PLUS Dual Rail PSU - 120mm Case Fan I'm not really planning on adding to it.
A site that can benchmark your PC or Laptop for games?
for games if you haven't bought it yet? i.e. enter in your hardware, and it will run a test. It would make choosing one SO much easier! for games if you haven't bought it yet? i.e. enter in your hardware, and it will run a test. I already know about systemrequirementslab.com and yougamers.com. I'm looking for a site that doesn't scan your computer, but will let me select the hardware I want it to test(since I haven't bought it yet). And, no. I'm NOT going to click your disguised links lol
Is this a decent gaming PC build?
I am looking to build my own PC for gaming for the very first time, and I am just curious as to how this build looks/ if it all works together. I have very little knowledge about how to go about building, but i am thinking of rounding up the hardware. Any help/tips appreciated! PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1i8do Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1i8do/by_merchant/ Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1i8do/benchmarks/ CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($91.12 @ Outlet PC) Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($78.99 @ Amazon) Memory: Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.99 @ SuperBiiz) Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US) Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($159.99 @ Newegg) Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg) Power Supply: Cooler Master eXtreme Power 550W ATX12V Power Supply ($54.98 @ SuperBiiz) Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC) Total: $670.02 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-18 19:25 EDT-0400) At the moment, i am playing a lot of League of legends and Civ5, but am looking to expand into more modern games that i have on steam and others, ie: The Witcher, BF3, Borderlands 2.
Need help building a gaming PC?
I have a budget of 2k. I hoping this is enough for a strong enough build to play something such as Battlefield 4 on ultra settings or Skyrim is a ton of texture mods added. I'm a little worried to build instead of buy, even though I know it's the better option. This is something I noticed while browsing newegg, I don't know if I should go for it or not. Laptop is preferred, but after seeing videos on youtube, desktop seems to be the smoother expierence regardless of specs for some reason. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834152451 forgot the link
What gaming PC components should I get?
I am looking for the gaming PC components that will run well for the next 2-3 years! Like the GPU, CPU, motherboard, ram, etc. I am going to be ordering the parts of newegg and my goal price is around 600-700 dollars! All I'm asking is to be able to play all games at around 30-40 fps and up! I already have a monitor, keyboard, and mouse! So can someone please help me out!?
Building my own PC... hardware advice?
I'm building my own Desktop PC, Here is what I have so far: Monitor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824254054 Video Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133343 RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227541 Processor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103849 Case + Windows 7: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.548000.11-146-025 Motherboard + Fan: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.545300 Am I missing anything? The goal is to be able to run Starcraft 2 and World of Warcraft on ultra graphics. Power: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182188 CD/DVD Writer: http://www.newegg.com/Shopping/ShoppingItem.aspx?ItemList=N82E16827135204 Replace LED fan with: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835203002 ?
What games can my PC handle?
So I have a gaming laptop that Is pretty decent, but I haven't got a chance to test its ability's yet. The only current game I have is splinter cell Blacklist and I can play that on Ultra settings and get Here's the specs: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4700MQ CPU @ 2.40GHz 16 Gigs of Ram NVidia GTX 765 graphics card with 2 Gigs of dedicated memory Two 1TB hard drives and I got Windows 8 64 bit I want to know If I would be able to play games like Far Cry 3 or Battlefield 4 on at least Medium to High Settings. I would also like to know If my PC can handle some upcoming games like "The Division" or Fallout 4 "even though they haven't announced it yet" Also another question ConYouRunIt.com says that I fail the test for Assassin's Creed Black Flag, How can this be?!?!? I know this is a long question but, any answers will be greatly appreciated :)
Do you think PC gaming is dying?
Once the ps4 and xbox 720/whatever comes out, do you think PC gaming is going to decline? Im a console gamer at the minute but really interested in becoming a PC gamer, I would just like to know your thoughts on the PC gaming industry. Thanks!
Building gaming pc guide?
so i need help for choosing some components Processor : i5-3470/i5-3570/i5-3570k graphic card :HD 7950 3GB OC GDDR5 SAPPHIRE (no need to change) motherboard :ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ram (8x1) :Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3-1600 Memory hard disk :Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ssd(os) :Kingston SSDNow V200 Series 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk(dont have any choices) case :Thermaltake VO200M1W2N (Black) ATX Full Tower Case(no need to change) powersupply:SeaSonic M12II Bronze 620W 80 PLUS PSU/SeaSonic ECO 600W PSU monitor :ASUS VS Series VS248H 24 inch 2MS LED Monitor/Samsung S23A750D 120Hz 23.0" operatingsys:window 7 home premium opticaldrive :Liteon iHOS 104-323 4X Blu-ray ROM DVDRW Drive/Pioneer BDR-S07XLT 12X Blu-ray Writer Drive firstly i am not willing to overclock the processor and i will stay with case fans because the seems enough ,so which one i choose from all that also is it good idea to get ssd to use it for operating system because i see alot of people saying it gets hot fast and has very short life time . both monitors are on discount for 200 $ . so please tell me which one i choose and why also give me a rate on my gaming rig also tell me how much fps will i get on bf3 ,crysis 3 and far cry
Good Cheap Gaming Desktops?
I've been recently thinking of buying a gaming desktop. My price range is around the $800 maybe up to $1000 after i buy a monitor. All i really want is a computer that can play games like TF2, Skyrim, Fallout, Starcraft 2 on decent settings without me worrying about it exploding. I've come up with a couple while browsing the bestbuy website but i don't really know if they're good or not. These seem the best so far to me. http://www.bestbuy.com/site/CyberPower+-+Gamer+Ultra+Desktop+-+8GB+Memory+-+1TB+Hard+Drive/5470702.p?id=1218651511669&skuId=5470702 http://www.bestbuy.com/site/CyberPower+-+Gamer+Ultra+Desktop+-+8GB+Memory+-+1TB+Hard+Drive/5857386.p?id=1218697289124&skuId=5857386 http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Asus+-+Desktop+-+12GB+Memory+-+2TB+Hard+Drive/5733087.p?id=1218690244087&skuId=5733087 Also if you know any computers that are good please give me links. I don't care what brand it is or the looks just as long as its a good computer. If i were to build my own desktop were would i start? is there a list somewhere for someone like me. i don't know how to solder things if that's even a requirement.
Time to Upgrade Gaming PC?
Hey guys. My current specs are Core 2 quad q6700 2.66 ghz EVGA Geforce GTX 550ti 4GB DDR2 Ram 250gb hd Im on a budget so I want to upgrade to: Core i3 @3.1ghz. (Sandy Bridge) Radeon HD 7770 4gb DDR3 Ram 500gb HD. I guess my main question is will the Core i3 perform better in games than the Q6700? Since the i3 has hyperthreading it basicaly means that it has 2 actual cores and 2 virtual cores. So windows see's it as a Quad Core Proccesor. With this, will the i3 outperform the q6700? And how much do you think i could sell my current system for?
How can I build a good gaming CPU?
I want to know how to build a good gaming CPU I do not want to buy a Alienware or anything fancy I just want to know hot to build my own because I herd its tons cheaper. Thanks!
What is the cheapest rig I could build to run games on at least medium settings?
I'm looking to build a computer, but I have a very tight budget. I want to run games like Battlefield 3, DayZ standalone (when it comes out), and many other games on at least medium settings with 40+ fps. So I'm looking for the cheapest build I could go with. (Hardware specs, games I could run, FPS on those games, and price would be all I'm looking for). Thanks. Edit: I do NOT want a console, because I can't play the games I want on it, and I already have a PS3.
Is the AMD Radeon HD 6870 good for running new games like the upcoming tomb raider game?
I have recentley ordered a customised computer with the graphics card amd radeon 6870 and was wondering if it will work with the newest games such as tomb raider, sim city 5 and dead space 3. My friend has the 6970 and said it was fine and said that mine should be aswell but if an expert can confim this I will be very happy. Seen as I have just spent £,1,100 on my first gaming computer, I will be upset if it doesn't run any games. Thank-you for any help.
What is the best desktop computer system to have?
I'm looking to buy a new desktop computer system. Who has the best and who should i avoid? I know u will say the best one to have is the one you make yourself. But that takes some time and i need a good system now. Im using it 4 evrything internet, email,games, etc... much more, So can u help me out, who should i buy?
How can I find out what graphics card I am running? And few other related questions.?
Got a new PC a few months ago but then my fiancee lost her job. Couldnt afford new games but now I can! I cant recall though what graphics card I put in the system nor how much RAM or any other important stuff. I want to see if my PC can run bioshock as well as a few games coming out soon like Left For Dead. Im not the best with hardware and cant recall how to tell what graphics card I put in the PC or any other important stuff like RAM. I would appreciate it if someone could tell me how to check for my Graphics Card, RAM or any other important stuff.
Could adding a case fan help cool my GPU?
I'm planning on building a PC soon. My plan was to get a GTX 660 Ti from EVGA because it became pre-overclocked and the blower-type cooler won't interfere with my case cooling. However, after further research, I found out that the cooler on the card is very loud and whines a bit; and looking at the benchmarks, most other aftermarket GPUs performed about 20% better than from EVGA. A few review sites later, I thought it'd be best to go with ASUS design. But here's the thing. I'm worried about the cooler circulating hot air around the case to my hard drives, CPU cooler, etc. So I was thinking of getting a case fan both side-mounted and top-mounted to help get cool air in and hot air out. (Corsair 400R) I'll probably get Corsair AF140s which I heard were quiet, but I wonder if they'll be effective enough that I won't be wasting power (OCZ ZT 650w 80 Plus Bronze). Fan suggestions are appreciated and helpful. However, the case I'm strongly sticking with unless I can find another mid-tower with 2 USB 3.0, at least 3 included fans, and is easy to cable manage as this is going to be my first go at computer building.
How can I improve my PC to play Final Fantasy XIV?
I would have asked on the official forums, but I don't have an account for that game and it won't let me sign up... So I downloaded the benchmark program from FF XIV and my computer seems to be awful at running it, no matter what I do. With the smallest resolution and lowest settings, I get a score of 1881 (slightly low). Here's the details from the benchmark program: FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Official Benchmark (Exploration) Tested on:2/21/2013 3:57:27 PM Score:1881 Average Framerate:14.984 Performance:Slightly Low -Capable of running the game, but may experience some slowdown. Adjust settings to improve performance. Screen Size: 1152x864 Graphics Presets: Custom General -Improve overall graphic quality. : Disabled -Disable rendering of objects when not visible. (Occlusion Culling) : Enabled -Use low-detail models on distant objects to increase performance. (LOD) : Disabled -Cache LOD data only when necessary. (LOD Streaming) : Enabled -Smooth edges. (Anti-aliasing) : Disabled -Increase transparent lighting quality. : Disabled -Grass Quality : Off Shadows -Use low-detail models on shadows to increase performance. (LOD) : Enabled -Display : Environmental -Shadow Resolution : Low: 512 pixels -Shadow Cascading : Off -Shadow Softening : Low Texture Detail -Texture Filtering : Low -Anisotropic Filtering : Low Effects -Naturally darken the edges of the screen. (Limb Darkening) : Disabled -Blur the graphics around an object in motion. (Radial Blur) : Disabled -Effects While in Motion : Display None -Screen Space Ambient Occlusion : Off -Glare : Low Cinematic Cutscenes -Enable depth of field. : Disabled System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.130104-1431) AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1045T Processor 8191.285MB AMD RADEON HD 6450 (VRAM 3557 MB) 8.17.0010.1047 I'm not that "computer savvy" when it comes to hardware, so I was hoping if you guys could recommend some things I could improve, like updating drivers or buying new hardware (and possibly how to do it/or a guide to installing things, if you suggest new hardware, what kind should I get?) that would be hugely appreciated. This is a home PC by the way, with a tower and separate screen if that makes a difference. Thanks a lot! Thanks for the answer PopeJewish. I have 8GB of RAM, so I guess I just need to upgrade the GPU? What kind of GPU would you recommend and how can I install it? Can I find it in stores? I just updated my drivers myself and that helped a little too.
would this be a fair and smart video card trade to my friend?
i just bought new pc that comes with 9800 gtx and has sli capability. my friend has a 8800 gt in his pc and an extra 8800 gt he doesnt use cause case doesnt have sli. If i trade my 9800 gtx for his 2 8800 gts to give us both instant better performance and i would save money from having to buy another 9800 gtx. this sound like fair deal?
What would be a good AMD processor to replace my i7 26k?
Is there even an AMD cpu that is faster than intel's sandybridge? Jnman-I don't mind switching out my motherboard, it's very outdated anyways. Sure it was state-of-the-art 3 years ago but now they got fancy BIOS and software lol Thanks for the advice everyone
what are exactly all the parts you would need to build a gaming pc?
i know i need a case,cpu,ram,motherboard,powersupply,video card, HDD,OS,monitor,speakers,mouse, and a keyboard. am i missing anything? and btw which OS should i use, as in which vista version? oh ya and i need a game pad, um i got a ps3, is there a way i can use a dual shock 3 on a pc? thanks for the suggestions but im just making sure i know all the parts i need, lol
How much would it cost for me to build a gaming PC?
Okay, right now I have a Dell Vostro 200 and it is complete shit, I'm lucky to even get 30 FPS on minecraft..... So I have been looking into maybe building my own PC, and was wondering how much it would cost to make one. I'm on a budget, so I most likely wont spend over $1000... and I want to run things like Battlefield 3, Skyrim, Minecraft, DayZ, Planetside 2, mod a little, and other games at good FPS. Any recommendations on what to do, or even if there is a company that makes affordable computers like this. PLEASE go into detail with the answers, don't just say "$800". I also have to use this computer for school work so it cant only function as a gaming rig. And do you think I could get any money out of the Vostro I have currently!?
Where can I find diagnostics for Windows XP?
Where can I find a diagnostics program for Windows XP? My computer is randomly stopping various programs I have installed, and I'd like to test the operating system. Does anyone know of diagnostics programs, and if so, where I might find them?
what do i need in a gaming computer?
Im looking for a desktop. Im having trouble trying to find a computer that's right for my tastes. I want something that will last. I want it to run almost crystal clear, the graphics dont have to be amazing but i want it to run as smooth as possible. Maybe an even better question is, what is the key component in having a fast computer? Im most likely just going to use that computer for playing DayZ and Diablo 3. Probably other future games as well.
How good is this PC for gaming?
currently have a: core2duo E6400 2.13GHz 1GB RAM (planning on getting a 2nd one) GeForce 8600 GT (might get another one) motherboard supports SLI, 1066 FSB, 500 watt power supply
I am not sure if this is an overheat or system error on my PC. Help?
My computer is currently randomly resetting itself. It goes straight to its boot screen and then log-in, no error code found. I don't know what is wrong and it's very frustrating. I need someone who can help. I am willing to give away computer specs, error logs, and benchmark results if you do offer to assist. All help is appreciated, thanks in advance.
What system should I get Skyrim for?
My PC can run certainly run it, and I have both a PS3 and 360. Please no "hurp durp, 360 rox, ps3 sux" type responses. I'm not asking for a fanboy. I want to genuinely know which would provide the best gaming experience for a game like Skyrim.
Should I build an Intel PC or an AMD PC?
I have a 600$ budget, I can go over by a few dollars. I'm buying everything on newegg. Please list parts I should buy for a gaming PC. Question is, should it be an Intel or AMD PC? Which is better for gaming?
Is this is good for a good gaming pc?
1. Intel Core 2 Duo 2.66 ghz 6mb cache 2. XFX 630i Motherboard 3. XFX 9600 GSO 512mb Graphics card 4. 2gb DDR2 Ram 5. 160gb Hard Drive 6. Dvd/RW Thats All ! So, please tell me is this is good for building a good gaming pc or is there any need to add something. Thanks for your kind response!!!
Where to learn about computers?
Can anyone point me to a website guide to help me learn about computers. I'm going to try and upgrade my computer but I have no idea what to look for. I know ill need a new graphics card, motherboard, more ram, and I wouldn't be surprised if that means a new power supply. But when I look at the websites for new graphics cards what should I look for? Any guides or websites to help learn about this stuff would be really appreciated.
Any issues with these gaming PC builds?
Hey guys/girls just a couple questions here, I'm building a really low budget $300 gaming pc for a buddy and can you let me know if you see anything wrong with this build, any bottlenecking going on? Friend's build; AMD athlon ii x2 3.1Ghz CPU MSI mobo, pretty high end dont know the name off the top of my head ATI radeon 4670 4GB ddr3 1333 450w PSU and a 500gb sata 3.0gb/s drive Also I am building a PC for myself aswell and this one is a little more fun ;) phenom ii x2 555 AsRock 870 extreme3 ATI readeon 4350 (reusing from old build till christmas)(no money in budget right now) 4GB ddr3 1600 550w PSU 500gb HDD For my build i plan on keeping the cpu at 2 cores but overclocking to 4.0 or 3.7 so there is no bottleneck being but on my old GPU then for christmas the 6870 will be coming in along with a new heatsink so that x2 can be a x4. Just wanna know what u think about these and what u think my benchmark FPS will be on for all 3 builds (mines split in 2, old configuration and new with new GPU) in 3 games. Dirt 3, portal 2, and the mother of all hardware demanding games, Crysis warhead.
Budget PC build, benchmark help?!?
Building a budget PC for some casual gaming / media entertainment. -Hardware CD/DVD Burner http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106334 Case/PSU 500Watt Combo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811162059 Harddrive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136771 Motherboard AM3 socket http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138293 GPU/Radeon 6570 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150543 RAM/DDR3 1333 Kingston 4gb http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820139046 CPU/AMD triple core http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103872 Total Price: $346.93 Question how well will this machine run and if anyone had an idea of fps benchmark for recent games such as cod:black ops sc2 ect. ? Please leave comments if there should be any corrections to this build. Looking at spending 350 max on a machine.
My first budget gaming PC (revised from yesterday's question)... Any thoughts or suggestions?
Here goes... Bear in mind that the hard drive is spacious enough to accommodate my needs and wants. I don't plan on cramming my hard drive with 500 gigs of trashy clutter (videos, pr0n, and all the fun stuff). I keep my hard drives clean and organized. Here we go. Motherboard: BIOSTAR H61MGC LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard. I know it's cheap, but according to Intel's website, it'll be able to handle Ivy Bridge processors when I need to upgrade. I also don't plan on running crossfire or SLI. Memory: Cheap, $23 g.skill memory -- 4gb DDR3 @ 1333. Pretty standard stuff. GPU: HiS Raedon HD 6870 1GB. PCI-E 2.0. ($170) CPU: i3 2100k @ 3.1GHz. 3MB cache. ($110) PSU: Corsair Builder Series CX500 V2 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply. +12 volts @ 34 amps. Single rail. PCI-Express Connectors: 2 x 6+2-Pin. SATA Power Connector: 5. NOTE: After several benchmark tests, I'm fairly certain 500 watts is more than enough power to accommodate the hardware in this build. There's about ~70 watts of headroom from the benchmarks' recommended wattage, so I feel like I have enough headroom. ($60) Hard Drive: Western Digital 250 GB Caviar Blue SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 RPM 16 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive. ($65) Again, I don't need more than 250 gigs. Case: Rosewill Blackbone Black Steel case. Comes with 2 x120mm fans in the front and rear. ($40) Optical Drive: Generic, cheap DVD-R / RW drive. Salvaged from my old computer. -- A few side notes... 1600 frequency RAM seems to offer negligible increases in performance from what research I've done. I think I'll stick with slightly cheaper 1333 memory. I'm a little concerned about CPU / GPU bottlenecks in my build for certain games, though.
Why should I keep windows 7 ultimate installed? I hate it!?
Bewarned this is more of a rant then a question. Read at own boredom risk! Im getting tired of this, I see all these good reviews on windows 7 and this is the second time I have installed it. First time I thought maybe i was just Bias against it. and i never took a second take. This time I did and with all my stuff. Keep in mind im an xp fanatic and I have never had any problems with xp. Whats the point in 7? for games? music? Videos? Xp can do all those things as well. And it can do all of them faster. I see some benchmarks that say xp is faster, others say 7 is faster. Well I saw for myself and xp is faster. This ofcourse is on a fresh install. Now i realize that not only is 7 not better then xp. It has more problems then id like to mess around with. First of all, All i need is to be able to play my music files, Download turrents, watch videos and play PC games. My hardware is pretty good so I can play most of the newest and highest demanding games out there. And I can do all of this on xp. So why should I stick with 7? Because its convenient? HA! I spent an hour trying to get my wireless router trying to work. For some reason windows couldnt install the belkin wireless card properly until I forced it to by going into control panel. Also my C&C Zero hour game is also not full screen like it was in xp. I have a monitor that can support 1366 - 768 in both xp and 7. But in 7 not only are all the icons much bigger at the same resolution but the game Isnt full screen its centered. The ONLY plus side I see on 7 is that it can read all 4 gigs of ram. Ive got my own software as far as dvd burning, Mounting, p2p software, etc. IS 7 supposedly good because you dont have to download this stuff? OH and not to mention it takes up almost 10 gig. I mean I know its on my side for only having a 40gig harddrive but come on. What the hell could possibly be on 7 that takes up that much freakin space. Xp only takes up 2-3? I can also customize xp better, such as the darkmatter theme(google it, Its alsome) Sorry for the rant there. Im just pretty pissed off. I just want to know why every likes 7 so much. I would like to keep 7 but im not waiting for all these supposed microsoft add ons that are gonna start making it much more better and popular. I got 5 months until I go into the service and im not messing with this damn OS if its no better then xp And to think Im already frustrated the first day. I cant imagin If i had all of my games installed, who knows what problems Ill run into first off the harddrive is fine. its small but fine. I have a 8200 nividia geforce chipset, amd athlon x2 6000+ and corsair 800mhz duel channel 4 gig memory. i just didnt feel like buying a harddrive. Harddrive is FINE! and yes it may be because im alittle resistant to change, but why change if not nesary. and no it is not user error, dont insult me. The past couple weeks I have been experimenting with different anti virus programs and have installed xp SEVERAL times. each time I had no problem installing the nesary software to play all my games, change themes, music etc. ?
PLEASE ANSWER - CALLING ALL HARDWARE WIZARDS - SYSTEM SPEC COMPARISON - NEED TECH WIZARD KNOWLEDGE! PLEASE!!!?
These are for comparison. I have seen many reviews and though AMD are cheaper and perform well some say that the Phenom II’s can hardly compete with even the Core 2’s. Though I don’t trust these statements entirely as I’ve seen benchmark tests and the Phenom II X4 955 comes close to the Core i7 920; sometimes even surpassing it in real test environments. Here I will lay down the systems I have pre-built using http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk. I’m looking for a system that will last 5 or more years. Is reliable, over clockable, good value, powerful, upgradeable and will be very adequate for gaming. If anyone can make a better gaming rig with my £950 budget you are more than welcome to try on http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk. Sometimes when it comes to the motherboard I wanted 3 way SLI or Crossfire, over 2, because I know it’s more future proof…. But then my original AMD decision was DDR3 and saving money in the intel area means going back to the more soon-to-be obsolete DDR2. With Triple Channel DDR3 on the i7's here and increasing speeds there, it is only a matter of time before DDR2 succumbs to the same fate of DDR. Here are each of the three system specs. Remember you are more than welcome to build a system on pcspecialist and e-mail me through Yahoo Answers but this must be based up to NO MORE than £970 GPB. System 1: Processor (CPU) AMD PHENOM™ II X4 955 (3.2GHz) BLACK EDITION (Socket AM3) Memory (RAM) 4GB CORSAIR XMS3 DDR3 1333MHz - LIFETIME WARRANTY (2x2GB) Motherboard ASUS® CROSSHAIR III FORMULA: DDR3 - Republic of Gamers, CrossfireX or ASUS® M4A79-T Deluxe: DDR3 - 4 x PCIe x16 (Triple x16 - Quad x8) - 2 x PCI Which motherboard should I chose? Operating System Genuine Windows Vista™ Home Premium 64-bit + Windows 7 Upgrade Voucher (£86) USB Options 6 x USB 2.0 PORTS (4 REAR + 2 FRONT) AS STANDARD Memory - 1st Hard Disk 640GB SERIAL ATA 3-Gb/s HARD DRIVE WITH 16MB CACHE (7,200rpm) 2nd Hard Disk NONE RAID (HDD 1 & 2) NONE 1st CD/DVD Drive 6x BLU-RAY ROM & HD-DVD ROM DRIVE, 16x DVD ±R/±RW (£69) Graphics Card 1GB ATI RADEON™ HD 4870 PCI EXPRESS 2nd Graphics Card NONE Sound Card ONBOARD 8 CHANNEL (7.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD) Network Facilities ONBOARD 10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT Memory Card Reader INTERNAL 52 IN 1 CARD READER (READS XD, MS, CF, SD, etc) Case COOLERMASTER HAF 932 FULL TOWER BLACK GAMING PC CASE Power Supply & Case Cooling 600W Quiet Quad Rail PSU + 120mm Case Fan (£58) Processor Cooling ASUS TRITON 81 PURE COPPER BASE ULTRA COOLER (£49) Firewire & Video Editing 2 x IEEE 1394a FIREWIRE PORTS (1 onboard, 1 at back panel) Warranty 1 Year Return-to-Base incl 1 Year Free Collect & Return (£5) Delivery STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI) Build Time Standard Build - Approximately 10 to 12 working days Quantity 1 Cost of this system: £965 Inc VAT and Delivery For this system I decided on removing the sound card because it has SupremeFX which is an actual card on the mother board taking up one PCIe x1 slot. With the savings I chose a bigger hard drive instead of the 500gb and I increased the CPU cooling measures. Here is the 2nd Setup. Processor (CPU) Intel® Core™2 Quad Q9550 (2.83GHz) 1333MHz FSB/12MB Cache Memory (RAM) 4GB CORSAIR XMS2 800MHz - LIFETIME WARRANTY! (2x2GB) Motherboard ASUS® STRIKER || FORMULA: DUAL DDR2, S-ATA II, 3 x X16 VGA Operating System Genuine Windows Vista™ Home Premium 64-bit + Windows 7 Upgrade Voucher (£86) USB Options 6 x USB 2.0 PORTS (4 REAR + 2 FRONT) AS STANDARD Memory - 1st Hard Disk 500GB SERIAL ATA 3-Gb/s HARD DRIVE WITH 8MB CACHE (7,200rpm) 2nd Hard Disk NONE RAID (HDD 1 & 2) NONE 1st CD/DVD Drive 6x BLU-RAY ROM & HD-DVD ROM DRIVE, 16x DVD ±R/±RW (£69) Graphics Card 896MB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX275 PCI EXPRESS 2nd Graphics Card NONE 3rd Graphics Card NONE Sound Card ONBOARD 8 CHANNEL (7.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD) Network Facilities ONBOARD 10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT Memory Card Reader INTERNAL 52 IN 1 CARD READER (READS XD, MS, CF, SD, etc) Case COOLERMASTER HAF 932 FULL TOWER BLACK GAMING PC CASE Power Supply & Case Cooling 600W Quiet Quad Rail PSU + 120mm Case Fan (£58) Processor Cooling ASUS TRITON 81 PURE COPPER BASE ULTRA COOLER (£49) Firewire & Video Editing NONE Warranty 1 Year Return-to-Base incl 1 Year Free Collect & Return (£5) Quantity 1 Notice now that the barrier has been broken, and we have stepped back into the aging DDR2 spec. Risky stuff. I kept the extra cooling methods but due to the increase in Intels CPU pricing and the motherboards support for their chipsets I had to decrease the hard drive back down from 640 to 500gb. I also had to opt for no sound card and put up with the onboard “flat” sound. Here is the newest revision (3rd). Still in DDR though. Processor (CPU) Intel® Core™2 Quad Q9550 (2.83GHz) 1333MHz FSB/12MB Cache Memory (RAM) 4GB CORSAIR XMS2 800MHz - LIFETIME WARRANTY! (2x2GB) Motherboard rnawky. I have more common sense than your entire family. Anyone who has witnessed this comment report this as illegal. Thank you. I guess I cannot afford a Core i7 then. Well I can but I'll have 3gig ram instead of 4 or 6. A crappier card, a 250gb hard drive and no blu-ray player. I effin hate computers. :(
So from what I read ATI Radeon 6670 in Crossfire is stronger than a single 6870 should I get 2 6670s?
I'm sorta on a budget, trying to keep my video card cost at a max of $140 and from what I read on Tom's Hardware benchmarks the 6670 in Crossfire is faster than a single 6870, and much cheaper, should I go for it? I found a $70 6670: http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-HD6670-PCI-Express-Video/dp/B005HH35KS/ref=sr_1_2?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1331837027&sr=1-2 Hers the benchmarks: 1. http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2011-gaming-graphics-charts/Metro-2033-Gamer,2663.html 2. http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2011-gaming-graphics-charts/3DMark11-Gamer,2659.html 3. http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2011-gaming-graphics-charts/3DMark11-Enthusiast,2660.html 4. http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2011-gaming-graphics-charts/Unigine-Sanctuary-Enthusiast,2662.html
Which laptop is better for gaming?
ASUS N53JQ-XV1 $899 Product Features * Intel Core i7-740QM Quad-Core Processor 1.73GHz with turbo boost up to 2.93GHz * 4GB of DDR3 1333 MHz SDRAM, 4 slots, 16GB Max; Nvidia GT425M graphics with 1GB DDR3 VRAM * 500GB Hard Drive (7200 RPM); Super-Multi Optical Disk Drive; Wi-Fi 802.11 bgn * HDMI Port; USB 3.0 port; Bluetooth; 2.0MP Webcam; eSATA; 5-in-1 card reader * 15.6-Inch HD (1366x768) LED Display; Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit) Operating System Processor, Memory, and Motherboard * Processor: 1.73 hertz Intel Core i7 * RAM: 4 GB * Memory Slots: 4 Hard Drive * Size: 500 GB * Speed: 7200 rpm Graphics and Display * Graphics RAM: 1024 MB Ports and Connectivity * USB Ports: 3 Cases and Expandability * Size (LWH): 16.8 inches, 11.48 inches, 1.6 inches * Weight: 6.4 pounds Im thinking of buying a corsair 8gb ram with it for another $80. or HP Pavilion dv6-3130us $669.99 Product Features * AMD Phenom II Dual-Core Mobile Processor N640 (2.90GHz, 2MB Cache); 4GB DDR3 SDRAM memory (2 x 2GB) (expandable to 8GB); 640GB (5400 RPM) Serial ATA hard drive; Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit * 15.6 Inch diagonal High-Definition HP BrightView LED Display (1366 x 768), ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250 Graphics with 128MB DDR3 Display Cache Memory with up to 2045MB total graphics memory * External Ports: 5-in-1 memory card reader; 4 USB 2.0 (4th port shared with eSATA); 1 HDMI; 1 VGA (15-pin); 1 RJ -45 (LAN); 1 Headphone-out; 1 Microphone-in * LightScribe Technology SuperMulti DVD Burner; Dolby Advanced Audio with Altec Lansing speakers; Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN; Wireless LAN 802.11b/g/n WLAN(10b) & Bluetooth * Brushed aluminum finish; 101-key compatible with island-style full-size keyboard; HP Clickpad with On/Off button; HP TrueVision Webcam with integrated digital microphone; HP SimplePass with integrated fingerprint reader Processor, Memory, and Motherboard * Hardware Platform: PC * Processor: 2.9 GHz Phenom Dual-Core * Number of Processors: 2 * RAM: 4 GB * RAM Type: SODIMM Hard Drive * Size: 640 GB * Type: Serial ATA Cases and Expandability * Size (LWH): 14.88 inches, 9.65 inches, 1.37 inches * Weight: 5.46 pounds Also willing to buy a ram card. My biggest concern is the difference in the benchmark in Processors. With the new intel cores and crap, I can't even tell which is better. Please help.
Computer Hardware Study?
1. The term ____ device designates equipment that might be added to a computer system to enhance its functionality. a. digital c. disk b. system d. peripheral 2. Most consumers select computer models that cost ____. a. US$300 or a bit less c. between US$2,000 and US$4,000 b. between US$800 and US$1,100 d. more than US$4,000 3. The price of an entry-level desktop computer starts at ____. a. US$100 c. US$575 b. US$300 d. US$800 4. The case for a vertical system unit is often referred to as a ____. a. cube c. base b. minicase d. tower 5. ____ units are the form factor of choice for computer owners who might want to upgrade components in the future because it is easy to get inside the case and swap out parts. a. Cube c. Tower b. Base d. Minicase 6. The term ____ refers to the size and dimensions of a computer component. a. form factor c. disk header b. system specification d. peripheral metric 7. A(n) ____ is a small form factor tablet computer designed to run most of the software available for larger portable computers. a. digital c. ultra-mobile PC b. mini-notebook d. microtablet 8. A ____ computer is a portable computing device featuring a touch-sensitive screen that can be used as a writing or drawing pad. a. Media Center c. desktop b. tablet d. microcomputer 9. A(n) ____ tablet configuration resembles a high-tech clipboard and lacks a built-in keyboard. a. convertible c. ultra-mobile b. slate d. portable 10. A ____ computer is also referred to as a laptop. a. desktop c. notebook b. tablet d. PDA 11. For gaming, computers quickly climb past the ____ price point. a. US$4,000 c. US$6,000 b. US$5,000 d. US$10,000 ABCD 12. In the context of computing, a(n) ____ is a custom, hand-built modification to a computer system component. a. bit c. key b. icon d. mod ABCD 13. ____ means a billion cycles per second. a. Gigahertz c. Exahertz b. Megahertz d. Nanohertz ABCD 14. The speed specifications that you see in a computer ad indicate the speed of the microprocessor ____. a. control unit c. clock b. register d. tape ABCD 15. ____ size refers to the number of bits that a microprocessor can manipulate at one time. a. Processor c. Register b. Word d. ALU ABCD 16. Some processor manufacturers use a technology called ____ to increase the speed of data moving to the processor. a. HyperTransport c. memory bus b. FSB d. HTT ABCD 17. A microprocessor with a limited set of simple instructions uses ____ technology. a. parallel c. CISC b. RISC d. benchmarked ABCD 18. If a processor can’t begin executing an instruction before it completes the previous instruction, it must be using ____. a. parallel processing c. serial processing b. pipelining d. dual core processing 19. Using a technology called ____, a processor can begin executing an instruction before it completes the previous instruction. a. serial processing c. pipelining b. multitasking d. benchmarking 20. ____ processing allows for multiple instructions to be executed simultaneously. a. Serial c. Benchmark b. Parallel d. Amalgamated 21. ____ are the results of a series of tests used to gauge overall microporcessor speed and are useful in comparing microprocessor performance. a. Benchmarks c. Clocking figures b. Hyper-Threads d. FSC reports 22. ____ is a technique for increasing the speed of a computer component. a. Benchmarking c. Serial processing b. Overclocking d. Pipelining 23. ____ is a temporary holding area for data, application program instructions, and the operating system. a. ROM c. Disk storage b. CMOS d. RAM 24. RAM can be thought of as the ____ for the computer’s processor. a. factory c. waiting room b. operating room d. planning room 25. Unlike disk storage, most RAM is ____. a. virtual c. non-volatile b. integrated d. volatile 26. If a program exceeds the allocated space in RAM, the operating system uses an area of the hard disk called ____ memory to store parts of a program or data file until they are needed. a. volatile c. virtual b. capacitor d. integrated 27. RAM speed is often expressed in ____. a. milliseconds c. megaseconds b. macroseconds d. nanoseconds 28. ____ is fast and relatively inexpensive. a. RDRAM c. DIMM b. RIMM d. SDRAM 29. ____ was first developed for the Nintendo 64 game system, and was later adapted for use in personal computers. a. SDRAM c. RIMM b. RDRAM d. SO-RIMM 30. ____ is a type of memory circuitry that holds the computer's startup routine. a. RIM (Read initial memory) c. ROM (Read only memory) b. RAM (Random access memory) d. REM (Ready ever memory) 31. The ____ holds computer configuration settings
How come i get low FPS in GTA4? (PC)?
Hi. First, stop deleting my questions! Atleast tell me why. GTA 4 is a game from 2007 right? How come modern hardware can´t keep up? On the benchmark test i got an average of 23fps, it dropped mostly when the helicopter was shooting exploding rockets. Is there something wrong with my PC? Everything was set to the highest quality in 1920x1080, and i tried closing backup programs. Also it might be worth mentioning that i use 2 screens. My specs are: Gigabyte P55A-UD3 i-5 760 Radeon 6970 from Gigabyte (the one with 900mhz) 8bg of memory (4x2 at 1333mhz)
how much performance increase does a core 2 duo e6350 have over a sempron 3400+ is there a huge difference?
i was going to buy a new pc and i was taking a look at some of the cheap and good computers and the man there advised me to buy this computer and here are it's full specs: Intel core 2 duo e6350 2.85GB ram Geforce 9800 GT WDC WD 1200 BB.... Harddrive. Windows xp profesional Now i was taking a look at couple of the benchmarks at toms hardware and it cleary proves to me that the core 2 duo is no more then 25 to 30% faster then my current computer: Amd sempron 3400+ 3GB ram 8800 GTS vid card windows vista ultimate. here are some benchmarks that prove to me that the duo core is not that much faster then my old computer these benchmark compares things like gaming vid encoding and etc, the duo core will knock out the sempron but not by really much maybe 20% difference: http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/cpu-charts-2008-q1-2008/Photoshop-CS-3,384.html http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/cpu-charts-2008-q1-2008/Prey,387.html http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/cpu-charts-2008-q1-2008/3DMark06-CPU,370.html http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/cpu-charts-2008-q1-2008/PCMark-2005-CPU,382.html have a look at couple of these benchmarks and don't say to me wtf are you on about the duo core beats it in eveything, yes it beats it in everything and then don't say it but it beats it by close to double the score take a look again people at some benchmarks it does but not at everything infact it some benchmakrs i didn't mention there the duo core beats the sempron only by 2 points then is duo core e6350 a lot faster then a sempron is it worth the money i don't think so. i'll give 10 points for the best answer.
How much performance increase does a core 2 duo e6350 have over a sempron 3400+ there isn’t a huge difference?
i was going to buy a new pc and i was taking a look at some of the cheap and good computers and the man there advised me to buy this computer and here are it's full specs: Intel core 2 duo e6350 2.85GB ram Geforce 9800 GT WDC WD 1200 BB.... Harddrive. Windows xp profesional Now i was taking a look at couple of the benchmarks at toms hardware and it cleary proves to me that the core 2 duo is no more then 25 to 30% faster then my current computer: Amd sempron 3400+ 3GB ram 8800 GTS vid card windows vista ultimate. here are some benchmarks that prove to me that the duo core is not that much faster then my old computer these benchmark compares things like gaming vid encoding and etc, the duo core will knock out the sempron but not by really much maybe 20% difference: http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/cpu-charts-2008-q1-2008/Photoshop-CS-3,384.html http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/cpu-charts-2008-q1-2008/Prey,387.html http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/cpu-charts-2008-q1-2008/3DMark06-CPU,370.html http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/cpu-charts-2008-q1-2008/PCMark-2005-CPU,382.html have a look at couple of these benchmarks and don't say to me wtf are you on about the duo core beats it in eveything, yes it beats it in everything and then don't say it but it beats it by close to double the score take a look again people at some benchmarks it does but not at everything infact it some benchmakrs i didn't mention there the duo core beats the sempron only by 2 points then is duo core e6350 a lot faster then a sempron is it worth the money i don't think so. and i'lll give 10 points for the best answer plus a thumbs up for good answer. and i'lll give 10 points for the best answer plus a thumbs up rating for good answer.
Have we reached a plateau in graphics for PC?
With the release of Crysis has come a whole new benchmark for graphics detail and with it some heafty system requirements (for high graphics setttings). Currently with the most powerful graphics card (8800 GTX Ultra) and Windows Vista DX10 you cannot play the game at "high" settings without significant performance issues (less than 30 fps). Now you don't have to be a genius to understand that a gaming rig that is top of the line is very expensive. Should developers continue pushing the envelop on graphics detail when the system reqs are so steep you need a 3-4 thousand dollar computer and a 1000 watt or more power supply just to ge the most out of it? I'm thinking law of diminishing returns here. I'm still really impressed with a lot of DX 9 games like COD4, Rainbow 6 Vegas, Gears of War for Widows, STALKER, etc. Should we really want DX 10? And just so you know I have a really good gaming rig and am not opposed to having good hardware just not insane hardware. Thanks for your thoughts
Running Games on my Laptop?
I want to try to run Street Fighter IV, so I tried "Can You Run It?" And I got this: Minimum CPU-PASSED Minimum: Intel Pentium 4 2.0GHz or higher You Have: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor TK-42 CPU Speed-PASSED Minimum: 2.0 GHz You Have: 1.6 GHz Performance Rated at: 2.4 GHz RAM-PASSED Minimum: 1 GB You Have: 2.7 GB Video Card-PASSED Minimum: DirectX 9.0c/Shader3.0 or higher compatible, NVIDIA GeForce 6600 series, ATI Radeon(TM) X1600 or higher or higher, VRAM :256MB or higher You Have: ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics Video RAM 256 MB 1.4 GB Hardware T&L Yes Yes Pixel Shader version 3.0 4.0 Vertex Shader version 3.0 4.0 I passed everything on Minimum for SFIV. I passed everything on Recommended too, except: Recommended: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz or higher You Have: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor TK-42 Now that was Vanilla SFIV, let's try AE on YouGamers: http://i.min.us/idFrrE.png <--- That's what I got. So what do you guys think? Possible? I don't run PC games at full screen either I run them in a window at 640 x 480 if that helps. Thanks :) I also did the benchmark and only got 30 FPS...which I do not understand because I can run Team Fortress 2 on High lol
There is something wrong with my pc when it is running videogames?
My games fps are WAY low than they should be, for example, here is the benchmark on GTA IV, my specs are there. Statistics Average FPS: 14.57 Duration: 37.47 sec CPU Usage: 98% System memory usage: 71% Video memory usage: 93% Graphics Settings Video Mode: 1920 x 1080 (60 Hz) Texture Quality: High Shadow Quality: High Reflection Resolution: Very High Water Quality: Very High Texture Filter Quality: Anisotropic x16 Night Shadows: High View Distance: 22 Detail Distance: 50 Hardware Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1 Video Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 Video Driver version: 275.33 Audio Adapter: Altavoces (Logitech USB Headset) Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8500 @ 3.16GHz File ID: Benchmark.cli And with everything set on low, i get 18 fps average. The same thing happens with every other game, for example: Company of Heroes with 30 fps, Call of Duty modern warfare 2 with 35 fps. Please help me guys, this is frustrating. I playe with a resolution of 1920x1080, and lowering it only improves it by 2 or 3 fps. Help!!!!!!
Do mac people make you want to choke on your own vomit?
Seriously, macs are no better than pc's, there's benchmark tests to prove it. They're just more expensive and sometimes prettier, with less software and games and less hardware customizing yet mac people have this elitist mentallity that is just ignorant regurgitation from macs excellent marketing team Oh and to drew, your mac "pro" is slower than my pc from 2004 and no its not a sidekick its a 32gb g1. Oh are you sad you can't upgrade your iphone either:(
4870 1G or 260 GTx (core 216 tech)?
Hey guys, I am about to build my PC and i can't tell wats better the 4870 1g or the GTX 260 (216 core technology) and p.s. to those who don''t know, this is new hardware realised to make the GTX 260 faster) I have seen benchmarks of the same games where different video cards beat eachother. any1 kno (and i will be overclocking it by 10-18%)
Macbook pro compared to my current computer...?
My current computer is a gateway p series notebook with a intel dual core processor at 2.26 ghz with 3mb cache, 4 gigs of ram, and an nvidia geforce 9800m gts with 1 gig of video memory. I am looking at the current mac book pro 17 inch with an i7 2.66 ghz, 8 gb of ram, and an nvidia 330 gts with 512 mb of video memory. I have searched for reviews on mac book pro benchmarks to compare to my computer but all the articles i have found feature a lesser geared 15 inch mac book or an older generation. I would like to have a general idea on how it would compare to my computer, really the only game I run is world of warcraft, but I do raid in it so I am seeing the most hardware demanding side of it. I know that a lot of people say macs just run better than PCs but it seems their hardware comes out less. unless there is something in the OS for macs that make better use of that hardware. It would seem my computer would run at least games just as good with the extra video memory.
Will a 500w power supply be sufficient for these specs?
I'm building my first ever pc and need to know if the power supply unit will be enough to power the following: Radeon HD 6870 2gb v-card (Ranked 15th on benchmark) Intel I7-2600 8GB G-skill ram @ 1333mhz 250GB SATA HDD 7200RPM Also can you tell me if I will be able to max out any of the current games and also the possible short comings of my hardware choices. Overall the price for my build (including bluray reader/ CD + DVD writer, the case, motherboard and OS) comes to just over £500.
is this laptop better than my friends desktop? he denies it... what do you think? 10 points?
ok here are the specs for my laptop... HP Pavilion dv6t-7000 Quad Edition Entertainment Notebook PC http://www.shopping.hp.com/en_US/home-office/-/products/Laptops/HP-Pavilion/A3F49AV?HP-Pavilion-dv6t-7000-Quad-Edition-Entertainment-Notebook-PC Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 3rd generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3610QM Processor (2.3 GHz, 6MB L3 Cache) NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GT 650M Graphics with 1GB GDDR5 memory [HDMI, VGA] 8GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm) Blu-ray player & SuperMulti DVD burner 750GB 7200 rpm Hybrid Hard Drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN Intel 802.11b/g/n WLAN and Bluetooth(R) 3 SuperSpeed USB 3.0; 1 USB 2.0; 1 HDMI; 1 VGA; 1 headphone-out; 1 microphone-in 15.6-inch diagonal HD BrightView LED-backlit Display (1366x768) Backlit Keyboard with numeric keypad 14.88 x 9.71 x 1.22 in and weighs 5.78 lbs HP TrueVision webcam with 4 beats audio speakers 1-year limited hardware warranty support Total price was 950.30$ USD with NY tax included His desktop, which comes with the monitor... http://www.bestbuy.com/site/HP-Pavilion-HPE-h8-1234-Desktop-%26-23%22-LED-IPS-Monitor-Package/9999184100050021.p?id=pcmprd183600050021&skuId=9999184100050021&childSku=5563052&count=1#BVRRWidgetID HP Pavilion HPE h8-1234 Desktop & 23" LED IPS Monitor Package AMD Six-Core FX-6120 Accelerated Processor @ 3.5GHz with 6MB L2 cache memory Radeon HD 7450 dedicated graphics 10GB PC3-10600 DDR3 SDRAM 1TB Serial ATA hard drive (7200 rpm) 2 USB 3.0 and 6 USB 2.0 ports Built-in 10/100/1000Base-T Gigabit Ethernet LAN Built-in high-speed wireless LAN (802.11b/g/n) 15-in-1 media reader Bluetooth interface Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64-bit operating system 23" flat-panel 1920x1080 LED-backlit LCD Double-layer DVD±RW/CD-RW 250 cd/m² brightness 178° wide viewing angles IPS (in-plane switching) technology 10 user-programmable modes Digital on-screen image controls Digital (DVI-D, HDMI) and standard analog VGA inputs AND YOU CANT TAKE IT ANYWERE WITH YOU Total price USD in NY $945.00 ok, there is a cpu and video performance benchmark, and the passmark cpu mark ranges between 103 and 17872 (being the best) and the G3D Rating (performance) for video cards ranges between 10 and 4055 (best). the NVIDIA Geforce GT 650m 1gb rating is 1324, and the radeon 7450 is 376. The passmark mark for the Intel Core i7-3610QM @ 2.30GHz is 8360, while the AMD Six-Core FX-6120 is 5272. the link for the passmark cpu and video card search are the following links... just search by using CTRL F or the search bar provided for both CPUs and video cards for the laptop and desktop, and type these exact words for the desktop cpu... AMD FX-6120 Six-Core and for the gcard... Radeon HD 7450 and for the laptop cpu... Intel Core i7-3610QM @ 2.30GHz and for the video card... GeForce GT 650m CPU http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_list.php VIDEO CARD http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu_list.php you tell me what you think is the better computer..... 10 points! he sais its faster, and games will be better on it, like modern games like skyrim and max payne 3, and i say oh why is that? and he sais oh its just is. HELP ME PROVE HIM WRONG! or NO 10 POINTS FA YOUS hey star! guess what? i worked outside for 100 hours sweating my ass off working so hard for that laptop, and me and my friend have friendly arguments, so dont judge me... and spelling on a computer doesnt change any fact on my "job" because i have 2 jobs.
How can I upgrade my computer so it runs more frames per seconds?
I have been playing League of Legends for about 7 ~ 9 months now, and just recently, my frames are dropping very low. My regular frames per second averages around 17FPS. I found out this is REALLY low when everyone else I know has at least 40FPS when playing League. My settings for the game is all Very Low, so I still don't understand why. The frame cap is Benchmark, my usual ping is about 30, unless another person in my family is using it. Anyways my computer specs are: OS NameMicrosoft® Windows Vista™ Home Basic Version6.0.6002 Service Pack 2 Build 6002 Other OS Description Not Available OS ManufacturerMicrosoft Corporation System ManufacturerGateway System ModelT3646 System TypeX86-based PC ProcessorAMD Sempron(tm) Processor LE-1250, 2200 Mhz, 1 Core(s), 1 Logical Processor(s) BIOS Version/DatePhoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG, 11/10/2007 SMBIOS Version2.4 Windows DirectoryC:\Windows System DirectoryC:\Windows\system32 Boot Device\Device\HarddiskVolume2 LocaleUnited States Hardware Abstraction LayerVersion = "6.0.6002.18005" Time ZonePacific Standard Time Installed Physical Memory (RAM)2.00 GB Total Physical Memory1.87 GB Available Physical Memory776 MB Total Virtual Memory3.99 GB Available Virtual Memory2.19 GB Page File Space2.17 GB Page FileC:\pagefile.sys Edit: I forgot to ask, if I do upgrade it or buy a new computer, how much do you think it should cost? I saw the websites. They vary from 500 ~ 2000 dollars. I don't know if I can afford it. Do you know where I can find the graphics cards and processors by themselves?
Help optimizing my computer for World of Warcraft.?
I ave recently been looking into overclocking my pc and other edits. Within the last few weeks I went from averaging 40-50 fps in wow with medium video setting at a nice resolution. I have been tweaking my system lately and over the last few days my fps has dropped to about 20-30. I have already disabled half of my addons, changed my res to 800x600,disabled all special video effects, and turned all videos settings as low as possible. the following are the results of a Nova2 benchmark test and my system specs: NovaBench Score: 134 9/22/2009 1:26:15 AM Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium AMD Athlon(tm) Processor LE-1620 @ 2400 MHz Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 894 MB System RAM (Score: 35) CPU Tests (Score: 68) - Floating Point Operations/Second: 34503585 - Integer Operations/Second: 14596895 - MD5 Hashes Generated/Second: 16607 Graphics Tests (Score: 0) - Random Lines Drawn/Second: 14 - Random Shapes Drawn/Second: 20 Hardware Tests (Score: 31) - Primary Partition Capacity: 140 GB - Drive Write Speed: 21.59 MB/s My virtual memory is currently at 2 gigs per hardrive(i have 2). Any tweaking suggestions or thoughts on what coudl have caused this drastic drop in game quality? Thanks! This is all referencing my World of Warcraft settings. I actually increased my benchmark from 109 to 139 by tweaking vista settings, but my vista setting have not changed in quite some times. Which is what the problem is. By lowering settings in WoW my fps(frames per second) didn't get any better. One day I just logged on and went from 50-60 fps to 20-30 fps and lowering my settings didn't make it any better.
Why is GTA 4 running slowly on my PC?
I bought the game today and it is running extremely slow. I recently bought my laptop and it exceeds the minimum requirements. I have a Dell studio 14 with a core i7 processor, 4gb ram, and a ati hd5450 video card with 1 gb of memory. According to the requirements i should be able to run on high settings. i ran a benchmark on medium here are the results..... Statistics Average FPS: 13.03 Duration: 37.60 sec CPU Usage: 21% System memory usage: 58% Video memory usage: 35% Graphics Settings Video Mode: 1366 x 768 (60 Hz) Texture Quality: Medium Shadow Quality: Medium Reflection Resolution: Medium Water Quality: Medium Texture Filter Quality: Anisotropic x4 Night Shadows: Medium View Distance: 25 Detail Distance: 25 Hardware Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Video Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5450 Video Driver version: 126.96.36.1996 Audio Adapter: Speakers (Realtek High Definition Audio) Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU Q 720 @ 1.60GHz The game runs fine on my desktop which has nvidia 9800gtx ... I dont know what the problem is HELP my core i7 processor has turbo boost mode which allows it to run at up to 2.8 ghz.... so i does meet the minimum requirement
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