Sup guys, I looked at the stickies for information about computers but seems liek all I found were post about Arcade sticks. My question is actually about Computer specs. I’ve had my computer for 3 years now it’s time to upgrade, with games like Crysis 2, Star Craft 2 and MMO’s like Star Wars The Old Republic I need a system thats gonna do it for me. Mainly I need a system that can handle the graphics as well as run MMO’s at a good speed I guess.
When shopping for computers what are the main things I need to look for to make sure my computer is set for the next 3 years of gaming (At least 2), price does’nt matter but if you know where I can get the most bang for my buck i’d be very greatful. Thanks.
Monitor: LG Flatron Wide 3000:1 2MS
Processor: AMD Phenom II X3 720 (3.0ghz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3P
Powerpac: 520 CorsairHX
Video Card: 8800GT (Upgrading to a EVGA 896-P3-1257-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked Edition 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express, 8800GT is a great card but runs way hot so you gotta have some pretty good cooling which i do just adding that on there as a note if you decide to get the same it will get hot trying to play many games even though it can run them all on high with x16 anti aliasing but if you got really good cooling it shouldn’t matter, Id just watch your temps with HWMonitor)
Ram: 2GB GSkill MS3 DDR3
Tower: Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower
Build it yourself, and look at getting a combo motherboard/processor combo from Newegg. They usually have pretty good deals, and if you get something along the lines of a Phenom II or i3/i5 you should be set for a little while.
I would say look at the required specs for the highest end game you see youself playing (likely Chrysis 2 of the ones you listed) and then head over to Newegg to see what combos they offer. I’d also recommend getting something other than the stock heatsink that comes with most CPUs.
if you plan on building your own PC, don’t let someone tell you exactly what you should get.
there is a multitude of part combinations that are rock solid. it really just depends on what you want to do, and how much cash you have…
I would recommend doing some research, there are plenty of forums dedicated to PC building.
It is very rewarding, if you like this kind of stuff. and while it may not be “cheaper” you can build a way better computer for the same amount that you would spend for an off the shelf setup.
like the others mentioned, a good way to learn, after you understand the basic components you need, is to go on Newegg.com and just read the product reviews and make imaginary shopping carts…youll be able to come up with a good system if yo just take your time and research everything.
if you want a laptop, forget everything i just said…just go on newegg and find a good one with features you like. and a price you can deal with.