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Feb 13, 13 at 5:48pmDQ junkee

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
DQ junkee

Alrighty. Thanks again for all your help shiny mew

Feb 19, 13 at 10:08am
Shiny Mew

quote DQ junkee
Shiny Mew About how much would a decent monitor and windows cos?
$100~ each I think. But I'm in the UK so I can't be sure. Look around for decent prices, I don't know a lot of us stores.

Feb 19, 13 at 9:32am
DQ junkee

Shiny Mew About how much would a decent monitor and windows cos?

Feb 19, 13 at 8:43am
Shiny Mew

DQ Junkee
That will most likely run all games currently out on ultra at 1080p with a minimum of 30fps (No Anti Aliasing). Although that $959.48 doesn't include a monitor or windows.

Feb 19, 13 at 8:14am
DQ junkee

Feb 19, 13 at 6:59am
Shiny Mew

Feb 18, 13 at 3:30pm

quote DQ junkee
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)
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?

I would change the Power Supply though. Power Supplies are where you should invest more in, as a bad power supply can damage your computer components (over time by delivering dirty power) and can even explode! I suggest the Seasonic S12II 430W. It was given a Golden Award by Hardware Secrets (

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.

Feb 16, 13 at 9:52am
DQ junkee


was also looking at this and was wondering if it would be any good.

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