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#4 - therealsuperderpy ONLINE (07/19/2013) [-]
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tfw thats my exact situation except I don't have the money for a new PC
#13 to #4 - joshofsouls (07/20/2013) [-]



I know how you feel, friend, this is exactly where I am as well.
I found a 500 dollar PC I want that's got some pretty nice specs, so I hope I get that up and transcend this ****** laptop.
#15 to #13 - John Cena (07/20/2013) [-]
I don't know where you live, but find a relatively big computer parts store and buy parts to a pc a little at a time. Then you can build a super powerful computer and have only spent about 500, but you spread it out over time. Less painful on the wallet.
User avatar #21 to #15 - joshofsouls (07/20/2013) [-]
Well, I don't have any intentions on building my own computer.
www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883113263
This computer will serve my needs well enough.

It'll be a year and a half before I can start saving for this one though, sadly.
#26 to #21 - zeedeveel ONLINE (07/20/2013) [-]
But... you could build that computer using the same exact parts for just over $300...
User avatar #159 to #21 - deathstare (07/20/2013) [-]
By the time you save up the money (1.5 yrs apparently) That machine will be so outdated that it'd cost $100
User avatar #162 to #159 - joshofsouls (07/20/2013) [-]
But it will still serve my needs.
User avatar #163 to #162 - deathstare (07/20/2013) [-]
your needs will change
User avatar #164 to #163 - joshofsouls (07/20/2013) [-]
Not that much, really.
User avatar #57 to #21 - sonicrainbooooooom (07/20/2013) [-]
This computer is below $500 right now and it has around the same specs as the Gateway. Something to think about.
User avatar #128 to #58 - joshofsouls (07/20/2013) [-]
Well, like I said I can't start saving until sometime next year.
#24 to #21 - John Cena (07/20/2013) [-]
Do what you do, putting one together isn't that hard. That computer is a steal.
#18 to #15 - John Cena (07/20/2013) [-]
Like a micro-center in the states, or newegg & tigerdirect in Canada.
User avatar #167 to #13 - wwkybobo (07/20/2013) [-]
I spent about 600 dollars on whats a pretty beastly computer. Runs lots of modern games on Ultra/Highest settings.
User avatar #168 to #167 - joshofsouls (07/20/2013) [-]
I'm not looking to run things on super high settings and play all the best games, just enough to suit my needs and allow me to do work at the same time.

My current computer is about 3 years old and is only now starting to become slow and ****** when it comes to games and editing.
User avatar #169 to #168 - wwkybobo (07/20/2013) [-]
What im saying it, for only 600 dollars you can be running beast like, so imagine what you can be running, spending only about 200-400 dollars
User avatar #170 to #169 - joshofsouls (07/20/2013) [-]
If I find something that's better for around the same price as what I linked, then I'll try to save for it next year.
#14 to #13 - harbingerwolf ONLINE (07/20/2013) [-]
Alas, me too...

*Breaks down sobbing*
User avatar #36 to #4 - turtletroll (07/20/2013) [-]
I cant even run minecraft on lowest settings without fps drops every 5 seconds
#67 to #4 - conordalymcr (07/20/2013) [-]
Transparent version
User avatar #27 - predatoras (07/20/2013) [-]
a

i'm just sitting here with my intergrated graphics
#171 - mooneh (07/20/2013) [-]
Which is why I don't play PC games because I come from a lower-middle class family and the best we can afford is a secondhand $30 laptop which freezes periodically.   
   
But at least it can run FJ.
Which is why I don't play PC games because I come from a lower-middle class family and the best we can afford is a secondhand $30 laptop which freezes periodically.

But at least it can run FJ.
User avatar #41 - thebaconnator ONLINE (07/20/2013) [-]
That's my life story right there
#66 - conordalymcr (07/20/2013) [-]
These are my specs. Video card has 64MB dedicated video RAM as opposed to the usual 1GB or 2GB in gaming computers.
I also have 150kB/s Internet.

The fact I can run games like Oblivion and Fallout 3 on medium settings without lag ******* baffles me.
User avatar #71 to #66 - aesguitar ONLINE (07/20/2013) [-]
Gotta be honest with you, that's a **** system compared to what's considered low-end today.
#120 to #71 - yamadashinichi (07/20/2013) [-]
You should see my work PC specs...
User avatar #123 to #120 - aesguitar ONLINE (07/20/2013) [-]
I don't even want to know... At my job, we have an ancient behemoth still running Windows NT.
#77 to #66 - John Cena (07/20/2013) [-]
integrated graphics borrow memory from your system ram.
#87 to #77 - conordalymcr (07/20/2013) [-]
Didn't realise. Actually makes sense though. Thanks anon.
#119 to #66 - verycoolcat ONLINE (07/20/2013) [-]
Most my hardware clocks are 8+, I'm limited to 5.9 by my lack of a non-ssd or non-raid hard drive.
#125 to #66 - indodude **User deleted account** (07/20/2013) [-]
These are my specs.
Amd phenom II x6
Sapphire HD 7850 2gb
1TB HDD
8gb Ram
HP 27" Full HD Monitor
User avatar #126 to #125 - conordalymcr (07/20/2013) [-]
Whoa, nice. If you've got the money I recommend getting a 160GB SSD just to store your OS and then keep the 1TB HDD for all your other stuff. With a decent SSD your computer apparently boots in about 6 seconds.
#144 to #126 - indodude **User deleted account** (07/20/2013) [-]
160 gb ssd is too much at $300.
I was thinking of getting a 60 gb ssd for $71.
User avatar #147 to #144 - conordalymcr (07/20/2013) [-]
Didn't realise you could get them at 60GB. Definitely worth it for $70.
#155 to #147 - indodude **User deleted account** (07/20/2013) [-]
Yeah, and since you only need 20 gb for a 64 bit OS, it allows me to easily make it a multi OS system that i can access the same 1tb drive on all the OS's if i wanted.
User avatar #79 to #66 - durkadurka (07/20/2013) [-]
You need to upgrade. As a piece of advice, I'd avoid celeron processors.
#86 to #79 - conordalymcr (07/20/2013) [-]
Integrated graphics are apparently non-upgradable. I could update the RAM but I'm not sure how much good it would do. I'm reasonably content with it though, it can run most of the games I like. I just buy new-gen games for Xbox 360.
User avatar #90 to #86 - durkadurka (07/20/2013) [-]
Ahh you must be on a laptop then. Not much you can do there.
User avatar #92 to #90 - conordalymcr (07/20/2013) [-]
Yeah, I should've mentioned that. Though if the Anon below is right about integrated graphics borrowing from system memory it might be worth updating to 8GB of RAM.
User avatar #108 to #92 - durkadurka (07/20/2013) [-]
Yeah I'm pretty sure he's right. Still, that processor is going to be your limiting factor. Celerons generally have some features and part of their cache disabled. Speculation is that they could be rebranded reject processors. What you want to look for (if you desire intel) is anything i3 i5 or i7. I'd avoid anything branded "pentium". Also, soon is not a bad time to get a new one. Intel has recently release their line of haswell processors (Fourth Gen i series). They're claiming a 50% increase in battery life thanks to improved effciencies as well as better integrated graphics.

TL;DR: I think your processor is your bottleneck and adding more RAM won't be much help.
User avatar #124 to #108 - conordalymcr (07/20/2013) [-]
That's a good idea, but is my CPU upgradable? The graphics are integrated to the processor so if I can't upgrade to a dedicated GPU I can't see my CPU being upgradable.
User avatar #152 to #124 - durkadurka (07/20/2013) [-]
Yeah you'd basically need a new computer.
#130 to #124 - yamadashinichi (07/20/2013) [-]
More often than not a laptop is stuck in terms of upgrades. Yeah you can change out the HDD and the Ram but that is about the extent of any upgrades. Reasons for desktop.
#133 to #66 - AsianSeaFood (07/20/2013) [-]
I recommend you get an upgrade :I

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here's a barebone kit (if you know how to build computers) that's around $500.


Intel Core i5-4570 Processor (6M Cache,3.20 GHz)

4GB DDR3 RAM

1TB 7200RPM HDD

All on a Asus Z87 LGA1155 motherboard.


as for the graphics card..

A cheap one would be.. (less than $150)
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If you have trouble with tigerdirect, you can copy-paste the names of the items into ebay or amazon and find it there.

I hope I helped you bro.
User avatar #148 to #133 - conordalymcr (07/20/2013) [-]
I had a build picked out that totaled about €500 (~$650), but these are roughly the same and much cheaper. Thanks bro!
#161 to #148 - AsianSeaFood (07/20/2013) [-]
no problem mate. If you want to go all out, he's what I'm trying to get.   
   
   
   
www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=8238077&CatId=4149   
   
$1000   
   
Intel Core i7-4770K Processor (8M Cache,3.50 GHz)   
   
8GB DDR3 RAM   
   
1TB 7200RPM   
   
all on an Asus Z87-Pro motherboard.   
   
But that's all nothing without this icing on the cake.   
   
   
www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3329827&CatId=7387   
   
EVGA GeForce GTX 680 4GB GDDR5 GPU $500   
   
 you can get this too if you have a wallet big enough
no problem mate. If you want to go all out, he's what I'm trying to get.



www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=8238077&CatId=4149

$1000

Intel Core i7-4770K Processor (8M Cache,3.50 GHz)

8GB DDR3 RAM

1TB 7200RPM

all on an Asus Z87-Pro motherboard.

But that's all nothing without this icing on the cake.


www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3329827&CatId=7387

EVGA GeForce GTX 680 4GB GDDR5 GPU $500

you can get this too if you have a wallet big enough
#166 to #161 - conordalymcr (07/20/2013) [-]
Haha nice. I'm pretty limited on money though
This would be my dream build if I had unlimited money. It totals around $14,000 if you want to go extremely overkill
User avatar #82 to #66 - xXneoXx (07/20/2013) [-]
video memory doesn't have as much of an effect on performance as people may think. My laptop only has 2gb of VRAM, yet is as powerful or more as ones with 3-4gb. Its more about cores and clockspeeds. Thats pretty impressive though haha
User avatar #89 to #82 - conordalymcr (07/20/2013) [-]
Think I'd be able to run any newer games like Borderlands 2 if everything was on minimum? I've never had lag playing a game that recommends a minimum of 256MB dedicated vRAM and newer games recommend about 512MB.
User avatar #93 to #89 - xXneoXx (07/20/2013) [-]
I doubt it, thats a pretty demanding game.
User avatar #174 to #93 - matttmoss (07/20/2013) [-]
Yeah my friend can barely play BL2 with his a A-10 APU.
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#109 to #82 - yamadashinichi (07/20/2013) [-]
In general VRAM doesn't make a difference until to hit higher resolutions. Those 3-4 GB cards are meant for people with 3 screens with the surround video turned on.
#51 - dameush (07/20/2013) [-]
I..don't get it
User avatar #6 - jasonmaki (07/20/2013) [-]
Slowly and slowly i'm starting to become annoyed instead of entertained by these dorkly comics
#34 - zecaida (07/20/2013) [-]
i got this little bastard a year ago, and i can play almost anything i want to

it isn't bad at all
User avatar #35 to #34 - duvallwhitey (07/20/2013) [-]
Details?
User avatar #42 to #35 - zecaida (07/20/2013) [-]
Intel Core i5-2537M @ 1.40GHz
4GB RAM at 1333mhz
GeForce GT 540M
320gb HD

i only have troubles with BF3, because of the game compatibility with the sound card
User avatar #43 to #42 - duvallwhitey (07/20/2013) [-]
How much was it?
User avatar #44 to #43 - zecaida (07/20/2013) [-]
it was 950 bucks with a free xbox 360
User avatar #45 to #44 - duvallwhitey (07/20/2013) [-]
Where did you get it?!
User avatar #49 to #45 - manicekman (07/20/2013) [-]
I bought Lenovo y580 for 1000 USD 2 days ago.
Intel Core i5 3210M - CPU
8 GB DDR3 - RAM
NVIDIA GeForce GTX660M 2GB (GDDR5) - GPU
15,6" LCD LED
1920 x 1080
1000 GB (5400 RPM) + 16 GB (SSD)
User avatar #96 to #49 - crankii (07/20/2013) [-]
i see you have 8 GB ram
so i assume you have a 64-bit windows.
a 64-bit OS requires a minimum of 20 GB of disk space.

might wanna get a better ssd
User avatar #95 to #49 - crankii (07/20/2013) [-]
16 GD ssd ?
what OS do you have ?
User avatar #113 to #95 - manicekman (07/20/2013) [-]
Windows 8, 64 bit. the SSD kinda works like RAM for the OS.
User avatar #118 to #113 - crankii (07/20/2013) [-]
you already have 8 GB RAM why would you need more ?

the ssd just seems kinda useless if you don't use it as your C:
User avatar #185 to #118 - manicekman (07/20/2013) [-]
It was included. I could not customize the laptop.
User avatar #46 to #45 - zecaida (07/20/2013) [-]
i bought it online in alienware's website
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User avatar #39 to #34 - ugoboom ONLINE (07/20/2013) [-]
How much was it?
User avatar #40 to #39 - zecaida (07/20/2013) [-]
it was 950 bucks with a free xbox 360 by that time
#55 to #34 - sonicrainbooooooom (07/20/2013) [-]
I find this website to have fairly good gaming computers for cheap, and it's really flexible with it's accessories. Cheapest one with no extras is less than $500, and can run anything you decide to play.
User avatar #64 to #34 - Endofzeeworld (07/20/2013) [-]
Same here brother. Nice ******* laptop. Ive been having trouble with the switchable graphics.
User avatar #138 to #64 - zecaida (07/20/2013) [-]
check the config, you can set nvidia as default, i got that problem when i bought it
#69 to #34 - conordalymcr (07/20/2013) [-]
My friend got the same laptop. The motherboard ****** up 2 weeks after he got it and he can't afford to fix it. I feel so bad for him but at the same time it's pretty funny
User avatar #70 to #69 - aesguitar ONLINE (07/20/2013) [-]
wouldn't the warranty cover that?
User avatar #74 to #70 - conordalymcr (07/20/2013) [-]
I'm not sure, he got it for Christmas and now he borrows his mother's laptop when he needs to use the Internet. Either the warranty didn't cover it or he did something really stupid that voids warranty t
User avatar #80 to #74 - aesguitar ONLINE (07/20/2013) [-]
Did he call Dell support?
User avatar #81 to #80 - conordalymcr (07/20/2013) [-]
I'll ask him when he's online on Facebook. He didn't give me much details other than "the motherboard is messed up"
User avatar #84 to #81 - aesguitar ONLINE (07/20/2013) [-]
Just sayin, unless he's the one who damaged it, it's a defective piece and is covered by warranty.
User avatar #85 to #84 - conordalymcr (07/20/2013) [-]
Thanks dude, I'll tell him. Hopefully he can get it replaced
User avatar #181 to #84 - Endofzeeworld (07/20/2013) [-]
Some warranties cover user damage, I know mine does.
User avatar #183 to #181 - aesguitar ONLINE (07/20/2013) [-]
Depends on what and how though, if you were overclocking and something blew on the motherboard, I doubt they'll cover that.
User avatar #184 to #183 - Endofzeeworld (07/20/2013) [-]
That'd be my guess, but I'm pretty sure they cover accidental damage like dropping it or some **** .
#78 to #34 - moofiefoof (07/20/2013) [-]
what laptop is that?
User avatar #132 to #78 - zecaida (07/20/2013) [-]
M11x R3
#121 to #78 - randombitches (07/20/2013) [-]
Alienware. Expensive but worth it. Get the Alienware x51. Alot cheaper and its also a small desktop.
User avatar #175 to #121 - matttmoss (07/20/2013) [-]
Eh. It literally isn't that hard to build a PC. And I believe if you're going to be a PC Gamer. you should at least know what's going on under the hood. Alienwares are way too expensive for what you get
#186 to #175 - randombitches (07/21/2013) [-]
True I would rather buy a computer from ibuypower than Alienware.
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#2 to #1 - logicstrike (07/19/2013) [-]
just take the ******* joke
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#12 to #3 - John Cena (07/20/2013) [-]
to not kill a joke
#62 to #2 - buddhadom ONLINE (07/20/2013) [-]
K thanks...
#176 - John Cena (07/20/2013) [-]
This is why Pirate Bay Exists.
#122 - princessthymicorn (07/20/2013) [-]
This is the biggest problem I have with PC gaming. If I want to play Xbox or Playstation games, I can head down to Cash Generator or go on Ebay and get a 3 year old console for a small amount of money and use it for another decade if I'm careful. If I want to play PC games I have to get a brand new laptop or computer for hundreds and replace it every couple of years.
#127 to #122 - yamadashinichi (07/20/2013) [-]
I fail to understand your reasoning. If you wish to play the previous generation games why would you need to replace any parts in your PC? You only need a PC that is good enough and it will often allow you to play the next gen games as well just at lower settings.
User avatar #135 to #127 - princessthymicorn (07/20/2013) [-]
Well I got a laptop 3 years ago that cost 400 quid and have used it for PC gaming, it used to work fine but now I can't even open multiple tabs on the internet without it making noises like it's gonna explode, and I can't run a half-decent game for more than 10 minutes without it breaking. I don't have 400 quid lying around to get a new laptop so I can't play PC games.
#137 to #135 - yamadashinichi (07/20/2013) [-]
My best guess is that it's overheating, when is the last time you had it cleaned?
User avatar #141 to #137 - princessthymicorn (07/20/2013) [-]
It is, I last had it cleaned a few months ago when it started ******* up but it didn't change anything.
#145 to #141 - yamadashinichi (07/20/2013) [-]
Physically cleaned or Software cleaned? The difference here being there is probably a glob of hair on the cpu heatsink that is hampering it's job to disperse the heat. Given it's a laptop I would also get one of those lapdesks with the fans to help it out.
User avatar #150 to #145 - princessthymicorn (07/20/2013) [-]
I meant physically cleaned, I probably will get a lapdesk at some point.
#156 to #150 - yamadashinichi (07/20/2013) [-]
As bad as it sounds I would take a vacuum to the intake to clear up that area. If no vacuum then some compressed air directed in through the exhaust.
User avatar #157 to #156 - princessthymicorn (07/20/2013) [-]
Yeah, I might get it looked at soon.
#160 to #157 - yamadashinichi (07/20/2013) [-]
Fair warning, if you go to a tech to do it make damn sure he knows it's a physical issue and not a software issue.
#134 to #122 - verycoolcat ONLINE (07/20/2013) [-]
or you can learn to build your own with the right parts the right deals and personalize your computer to fit your need. a perfectly built computer can last 5 years before you need to upgrade it. I don't see you posting comments and images on funnyjunk from your console.
User avatar #140 to #134 - princessthymicorn (07/20/2013) [-]
I'm talking about gaming, not going on funnyjunk. A PC or laptop is great, just not for gaming. I don't want to have to put my own PC together out of spare parts with no idea what I'm ******* doing, I just want to sit down and play games and relax.
#142 to #140 - verycoolcat ONLINE (07/20/2013) [-]
You sound like a mac user.
User avatar #143 to #142 - princessthymicorn (07/20/2013) [-]
Just because I don't want to build my own computer doesn't mean I want to use a mac.
#146 to #143 - verycoolcat ONLINE (07/20/2013) [-]
Well your missing out. Computers are QUITE simple for one, and two you gain a skill that has real world profitability.

Its like changing a cars oil or a flat... the car has more meaning to you as you learn these things. Computers are the same.
#151 to #146 - yamadashinichi (07/20/2013) [-]
One other point I feel I must add to this tangent of the discussion. More often than not you can just upgrade the video card every few years instead of the whole system and should maintain good performance in the newer games.
User avatar #149 to #146 - princessthymicorn (07/20/2013) [-]
I understand that some people enjoy computers like that, but personally I'm happy just to use consoles for gaming as it's simpler. Besides, I prefer to lay back and use a controller than to use a keyboard and mouse.
#154 to #149 - yamadashinichi (07/20/2013) [-]
You can use a controller on PC too. There are driver kits for both the PS3 and Xbox360 controllers to be used on PCs.
User avatar #61 - steil (07/20/2013) [-]
Or he could just do what i do and buy games on the crapy laptop then hope you get a good computer sooner or later
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#25 - John Cena (07/20/2013) [-]
******* gamer nerds wasting money on stupid nerdy **** ... you're all a bunch of losers.
User avatar #102 to #25 - mayormilkman (07/20/2013) [-]
Is there one of these for everything on here?
>My Little Pony
>women
>Dragon Ball Z
>anime in general
#5 - themonstagaminghd (07/19/2013) [-]
Lol made a better pc by myself then any alienware shiit , only £400 aswell
User avatar #23 to #5 - sketchE (07/20/2013) [-]
i highly doubt that. it took my friend 1200 and he got most of his stuff with his rediculous best buy discount
#91 to #23 - yamadashinichi (07/20/2013) [-]
Best buy is one of the worst places to buy components. Newegg and TigerDirect are the places to go for reasonable priced parts and they often have good sales.
User avatar #99 to #91 - sketchE (07/20/2013) [-]
the best buy employee discount is amazing like somethng thats 150 for 60
#101 to #99 - yamadashinichi (07/20/2013) [-]
So they can afford to cut the price in half and still turn a profit off the employees? I can't be the only one who sees a problem with that price point.
User avatar #104 to #101 - sketchE (07/20/2013) [-]
i have to ask him but they basicly get things next to cost
#107 to #104 - yamadashinichi (07/20/2013) [-]
As big a company as best buy is they are not putting prices next to cost. Companies like them will always have a profit of at least 10%, but not the point I was getting at. They more than cut the price in half for the employees, how much are they screwing the customer?
User avatar #110 to #107 - sketchE (07/20/2013) [-]
as much as everyone else in the industry
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#112 to #110 - yamadashinichi (07/20/2013) [-]
Go find a component Best Buy is selling and then look it up on Newegg and tell me your statement is at least half true.
User avatar #116 to #112 - sketchE (07/20/2013) [-]
retail industry ne eggs different
#117 to #116 - yamadashinichi (07/20/2013) [-]
Newegg is retail, they just don't have to pay for a store front. Now this lack of cost on their end helps with the price but not by as much as Best Buy has it jacked up.
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#32 to #5 - John Cena (07/20/2013) [-]
I smell ******** everywhere...
User avatar #177 to #5 - makomirocket (07/20/2013) [-]
specs or it didn't happen
User avatar #20 to #5 - gonnadiealoneonfj (07/20/2013) [-]
I feel great when my graphics card costs roughly as much as that
#8 to #5 - John Cena (07/20/2013) [-]
I bet you think you're so ******* rad.
#9 to #5 - Roxorz ONLINE (07/20/2013) [-]
Anyone who has common sense and a bit of knowledge can do what you just did.
#83 to #9 - yamadashinichi (07/20/2013) [-]
Have got to be honest. I would agree with your statement 100% except for the lack of people who actually have common sense. Ever heard the statement "common sense ain't so common"?
#94 to #83 - Roxorz ONLINE (07/20/2013) [-]
It depends on who you're talking to actually. There are going to be people who are clueless about technology, then there are those who aren't. In this case i was just pointing out that what themonstagaminghd might have been able to do something other people can't doesn't mean it is impressive.
#98 to #94 - yamadashinichi (07/20/2013) [-]
Impressive wouldn't be the word I would use for what he did, but I will give him credit enough for actually doing it. Too many times we take it for granted that it's so simple and easy to figure out even if you aren't so technically inclined but time and again I'm proved wrong by how much about computers I think people should know as a bottom line. I work in IT for a company and not the general public, yet on a daily basis I get the call from people who don't even know what IE is let alone the basic knowledge required to build a PC. These are people who get paid to work on computers for their jobs and they seem just about clueless. So what I say to themonstagaminghd? "Congrats on entering the world of PCs, now shut up before you make the rest of us look like douche bags"
#106 to #98 - Roxorz ONLINE (07/20/2013) [-]
Not really, but i get your point. It is nothing much to brag about, but he is at least more informed than the average person when it comes to computer assembly and computers in general as well.

And with that, i end this discussion and bid you a good day.


#17 to #9 - meinneger (07/20/2013) [-]
can i get said knowledge from google? cos £400 is a bargain, would love to build a great pc for that
#37 to #22 - John Cena (07/20/2013) [-]
holy *******
#19 to #17 - Roxorz ONLINE (07/20/2013) [-]
Yes. Yes you can
#178 - John Cena (07/20/2013) [-]
I laugh at people who spend $1000+ on ANY computer (unless it's a workstation computer for rendering or something). My computer cost $400 (on black friday, although it only saved me $40-50) to build and I can play anything on high-max settings.
#179 to #178 - yamadashinichi (07/20/2013) [-]
You are a liar. Take your spew elsewhere.
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#182 to #180 - yamadashinichi (07/20/2013) [-]
I've noticed. Sadly the trolls can't even do their homework enough so they don't get called out in the first post.
#173 to #172 - yamadashinichi (07/20/2013) [-]
No but I would download more Ram...
User avatar #103 - failtolawl (07/20/2013) [-]
I feel really bad for somebody that spends more than 1200 on a PC
User avatar #131 to #103 - kenfly (07/20/2013) [-]
My Corsair 800D build is running me about 2500, your point?
and its not all parts, its case customizing and modding as well
#111 to #103 - yamadashinichi (07/20/2013) [-]
Why is that? I could easily see myself spending that much on a new PC and get some pretty sweet components while I'm at it.
#129 to #103 - verycoolcat ONLINE (07/20/2013) [-]
I spent $1400 on mine 3 1/2 years ago. The only thing I changed was my video card and ram but I am capable of playing every new game that comes out on high or very high settings.

Bought an i7 920 x58 ($250 mobo and $300 cpu, $300 something vcard don't remember). Now I'm on an i7 970x (I got it for a steal @ $200) with an 660 ti 3gb. So now my pc probably cost me $1800 over the course of 4 years. I have 18gb of ram... only because I bought the best ram available at the time (x58 is trip channel aka 3 ram chips vs 2) and it holds 6 of em. 2+2+2 and 4+4+4
User avatar #100 - critality (07/20/2013) [-]
I will never understand how my old craptop with integrated graphics managed to run Mass effect 2 and 3 on med-high settings. mind you when I did my laptop pretty much doubled as a space heater
User avatar #56 - MonkeyManz (07/20/2013) [-]
i buy games and i tell myself when i move out i will get a new computer...
User avatar #38 - natanhiel (07/20/2013) [-]
I'm happy with my busted, 2-3 year old laptop.

It can run Dark Souls with a small amount of lag.
User avatar #68 to #38 - sniffythebird ONLINE (07/20/2013) [-]
Same.
2,5 year old Asus G53SW with a GTX 460M, still games pretty well. Skyrim maxed at 1920x1080 (and some enhancement mods) runs at 25-40 FPS most of the time.
User avatar #75 to #68 - durkadurka (07/20/2013) [-]
An Asus ROG laptop is going to age better than any sub $700 laptop. I bet you'll be able to game off of that for years to come.

Hell, I'm still using 2 GTX 260s in SLI with no real issues. Granted I'm not playing the latest games on the highest settings. I am planning on upgrading soon. Looking at a 660 or higher.
User avatar #88 to #75 - sniffythebird ONLINE (07/20/2013) [-]
Hells yeah. At the time I bought it, it had the best specs for it's price range. Anything else that was only a tiny bit cheaper had like a GT440M (which is way weaker than the 460), and also slower CPUs.

The only games that really run bad are the typical unoptimized console ports with crappy DX11 slapped onto it that devours your FPS like a hungry hippo on steroids. The only real drawback with the specs on mine is that the CPU is dual core and not quad like most ROG laptops are, but I'd have to pay like 50% more to get a quadcore back when I got it.

Only problem is the temperatures are usually a lot higher now, probably dust collecting in the air outlets. Not overheating yet though.
User avatar #76 to #38 - kargale ONLINE (07/20/2013) [-]
my laptop is about 5-6 years old now, old girl can barely run skype and facebook at the same time, and if i try to open anything like youtube..well...we've all seen titanic
User avatar #52 to #38 - predatoras (07/20/2013) [-]
You know your computer sucks when you get FPS drops in Half Life
User avatar #65 to #52 - sexyhimself ONLINE (07/20/2013) [-]
ouch
User avatar #115 to #65 - predatoras (07/20/2013) [-]
Like i said in my other comment,intergrated graphics ftw
#54 to #38 - jsrf (07/20/2013) [-]
same here man
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