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    New Computer For Christmas (850$ Budget)

    (Budget: 850$)

    I was planning on getting a gaming desktop for christmas. But I'm not an expert on computers. I know enough to get by and a little more cuz I'm trying to gain my license in Computer A+. But otherwise I have no clue what I'm doing so here is what I have to work with:

    Anything cheaper than like 850. The lower the price the better because it saves some money I can spend on a new monitor if I need to. Don't have to though. So far I've seen these 3 that I'm considering but I'd like some of your input on it and whether it's worth the price and like maybe an example of a game that's the hardest / most difficult to run but still run-able even on minimal settings.

    So I saw this one:
    1) Alienware x51
    Not sure if it's good or bad.
    Here's another one:
    2) Lenovo
    And the last one I saw:
    3) CyberpowerPC Gamer Ultra (Honestly that's a ridiculous name but oh wells.)

    Any help is appreciated. If you guys have your own build that's under like 850 dollars, please post it It'd be much appreciated and helpful.
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    Wow now i really start hating my parents..
    My laptop costed fucking 675€/ 1.20$ = 1€
    And it has barely 2GHz processor... which can't handle any game almost

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    Quote Originally Posted by Denelf View Post
    Wow now i really start hating my parents..
    My laptop costed fucking 675€/ 1.20$ = 1€
    And it has barely 2GHz processor... which can't handle any game almost
    LOL don't. I don't ever getting anything from my parents. I told them they got nothing for me in a long time and their like ok we'll get it for you.
    But could you help me with the OP?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swiftdude View Post
    Thanks I'll check it out. Do you know how good the lenovo is? Like the game it can still run at the lowest settings but anything higher would sizzle it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alday View Post

    Thanks I'll check it out. Do you know how good the lenovo is? Like the game it can still run at the lowest settings but anything higher would sizzle it?
    a friend of mine said theyre really good. they just have a ton of start up programs and offers they like to give you. only problem with yours is the gfx card may need upgraded. which isnt too bad.
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    Get lenovo , best out of those imo.

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    I'd say buy Toshiba Toshiba COMSICO FTW!!! I think 2 TB and 4 GB ram and alot of good shit
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkLordXYZ View Post
    I'd say buy Toshiba Toshiba COMSICO FTW!!! I think 2 TB and 4 GB ram and alot of good shit
    Hmm do you have a link?
    And does anyone have their own builds or computers with a budget of 800$ less?
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    Alright, read your PM.
    Would always recommend getting a custom built PC.
    (The three PC's you listed are rubbish, neither of them have a decent GPU for one)


    Here we go then, this setup should keep you going for a while.
    (Assuming you don't need a case, or any peripheral devices)

    Processor Intel Core i5 3470 € 172,30
    RAM G.Skill Ares 8GB DDR3-1866 CL9 kit € 53,34
    Mobo Gigabyte GA-Z77M-D3H € 94,82
    GPU Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition OC 1GB € 134,27
    SSD Samsung 830 Series 64GB € 67,70
    HDD Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB € 77,34
    PSU Nexus Value 430W € 53,64
    € 653,41 / $ 851,72


     

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    LOL as Ravallo said, Custom PC are usually the best.

    Got my 850W PSU for only $50, think was the artic blue.

    You could either get intel and get a mid Gcard. Or get AMD and get a high-end Gcard.

    Well is up to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravallo View Post
    Alright, read your PM.
    Would always recommend getting a custom built PC.
    (The three PC's you listed are rubbish, neither of them have a decent GPU for one)


    Here we go then, this setup should keep you going for a while.
    (Assuming you don't need a case, or any peripheral devices)

    Processor Intel Core i5 3470 € 172,30
    RAM G.Skill Ares 8GB DDR3-1866 CL9 kit € 53,34
    Mobo Gigabyte GA-Z77M-D3H € 94,82
    GPU Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition OC 1GB € 134,27
    SSD Samsung 830 Series 64GB € 67,70
    HDD Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB € 77,34
    PSU Nexus Value 430W € 53,64
    € 653,41 / $ 851,72
    A Z77 board is useless with a locked CPU.

    You are sacrificing graphics performance for a SSD. Not a very good idea if gaming is his main priority.

    Overall, it's not a good gaming computer.

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