hello, I am looking for a new gaming laptop/desktop. i'm not looking for the ultimate-mega-supreme computer, but I would like to be able to run most games at mid to high settings with minimal lag/slowdown. would prefer laptop but either is perfectly fine.
thanks in advance.
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Feb 21, 13 at 6:04am
I would like to be able to run most games at mid to high
Feb 19, 13 at 9:14pm
Alrighty. Thanks again for all your help shiny mew
well today i custom-built an Alienware desktop, just to see what the price would be. it came out to $957. these are the specs, so if someone could tell me if this is worth the price, that'd be great
PROCESSOR: Intel® Core™ i3-3220 3.3GHz (3MB Cache) with Hyper-Threading and Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 OPERATING SYSTEM: Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64Bit, English MEMORY: 6GB (1 X 2GB, 1 X 4GB) DDR3 at 1600MHz HARD DRIVE: 1TB SATA 3Gb/s (7,200RPM) 32MB Cache OPTICAL DRIVE: Slot-Loading Dual Layer DVD Burner (DVD±RW, CD-RW) VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 640 1GB GDDR5 WIRELESS: DW1506 Wireless-N WLAN Half Mini-Card
oh and, i'd say my budget is around 800-1,000
This setup is not bad at all. But I think a year or two from now when developers release new game engines to support high-res and much better games, you'll have to upgrade. But this build is cheaper than it looks... or, for this kind of budget, you could have built much better machine.
Well, enjoy your games, nonetheless.
Feb 17, 13 at 4:19am
Thanks for the PcPartPicker link!
Good choice on those parts. I would go for 8 GB of ram, unless I was doing excessive video editing and what not. But, hey, ram is so cheap nowadays, so why not, right?
Personally, I'm a build-it-yourself PC person, and I don't go for notebooks. PC's can be customized to however you want it to be, on your particular budget. Notebooks, on the other hand, are pre-built, and the specs and performance I would want would always be more expensive than if I just bought higher performing parts for my PC.
That said, that particular notebook, the Acer Aspire V3-571G-9686, is cheaper at Newegg. Things you have to know about it: - The HDD is only 500 GB and has an rpm of 5400. Most of the people who bought have complained about the the speed being slow. - Display resolution is 1366x768. Again, personally, ever since I started on the 1920x1080, smaller resolutions just don't give me the same viewing satisfaction.