My mom bought my sister a new laptop yesterday. We're actually pretty poor but my mom insists on buying me a new computer because i just graduated from college. I was planning to order parts and everything from a couple months...but my mom doesn't trust "them", and wants to buy it at bestbuy. So I have been looking around and I think I want a PC that can handle most video games at high settings.
currently I'm looking at that gate way one. [link name=]http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olstemplatemapper.jsp?id=pcat17080&type=page&qp=crootcategoryid%23%23-1%23%23-1~~cabcat0500000%23%230%23%232g0~~cabcat0501000%23%230%23%232e~~cpcmcat212600050008%23%230%23%231~~q4661737433736b753934~~nf408||2431303030202d202431323439&list=y&nrp=15&sc=abComputerSP&sp=-bestsellingsort+skuid&usc=abcat0500000[/link] Thoughts and suggestions?
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Sep 12, 10 at 10:07am
well i dont really like the fact that you have gone with the 6 core, but hey...it will last you for an extremely long time, so assuming your mobo doesnt die before then, you will be fine in that aspect...maybe a bit of overclocking to keep its performance up to par with everything else.
its still a good build.
Sep 05, 10 at 3:55pm
hey guys i want to thank everyone here who helped! i'm getting my computer tuesday b/c monday is labor day...bleh. i actually upgraded my case...at the last minute..now i regret it lol.
*BASE_PRICE: [+879] BUNDLE: None BLUETOOTH: None CAS: * In-Win Ironclad Full Tower Gaming Case w/ 220MM Side Panel Fan [+58] (Black Color) CASUPGRADE: None CS_FAN: Default case fans CPU: AMD Phenom™II X6 1055T Six-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology CD: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR) CD2: None CARE1: Ultra Enhanced Packaging Solution - Protect Your Dream System During Transit [+19] FLOPPY: None FREEBIE_CU1: FREE Game: S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat FREEBIE_CU2: FREE Game: DiRT™2 FAN: Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA) FREEBIE_MB: None FREEGAME_VC02: None FREEBIE_VC: FREE Blacklight: Tango Down Coupon with purchase of ATI Radeon HD5670 video card or above FLASHMEDIA: INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer (BLACK COLOR) FA_HDD: None GLASSES: None HDD: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Hard Drive) HDD2: None IEEE_CARD: None KEYBOARD: Xtreme Gear (Black Color) Multimedia/Internet USB Keyboard MOUSE: XtremeGear Optical USB 3 Buttons Gaming Mouse MONITOR: None MONITOR2: None MONITOR3: None MULTIVIEW: Non-SLI/Non-CrossFireX Mode Supports Multiple Monitors MB_ADDON: None MEMORY: 4GB (2GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory Module (Corsair or Major Brand) MOTHERBOARD: GigaByte GA-870A-UD3 AMD 870/SB850 chipset support DDR3 Ultra Durable™3 Socket AM3 ATX Mainboard w/ 7.1 Audio, GBLAN, Support 6-core CPU, CPU Auto Unlocker, USB3.0, SATA-III, ON/OFF Charge for IPod, RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe, 2 PCIe X1, & 3 PCI NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network OS: None - FORMAT HARD DRIVE ONLY POWERSUPPLY: 700 Watts - XtremeGear SLI/CrossFireX Ready Power Supply [+10] PRINTER: None PRINTER_CABLE: None RUSH: NO; READY TO SHIP IN 5~10 BUSINESS DAYS SERVICE: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO SPEAKERS: Logitech S120 2.0 Stereo Speaker Set [+4] (Black Color) TEMP: None TVRC: None USB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports USBHD: None USBFLASH: None USBX: None VIDEO2: None VIDEO3: None VC_PHYSX: None VIDEO: ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB GDDR5 16X PCIe Video Card (Major Brand Powered by ATI) WNC: None _PRICE: (+970) _view_: d
i also thought it would have an hdmi but it don't. boooooooo. ne ways thanks guys!!
Aug 24, 10 at 2:52pm
Sorry I don’t know exactly if I got it right, your posts are a little… shuffled.I would go for the Logitech Speakers, for the second monitor , and about power supply I would probably take the cheaper one – both are good.
Aug 23, 10 at 9:39pm
Aug 23, 10 at 4:43pm
ok well i'm undecided. im not gonna have internet access until like 4:30 which is like 5 hours later. let me know b/w the speaker, power supply, and monitor. thank you. >.<