Need help with a $500 budget prebuilt gaming PC

#1 Posted by mrtoucan12 (6 posts) -

I want to upgrade from my current PC which is very slow and can barely even play games like TF2 without lagging every few seconds. I'd like to keep it at about $500, without going over by much. I'm not looking for a huge powerhouse PC or anything, but I like to be able to play games like Garry's Mod at high settings, and have medium-low setting on games like BF4 and Arma 3 with a stable 60fps or higher.

The only PC I've found in this price range with a lot of power is the CyberpowerPC Gamer Ultra 2098 (GU2098) which can be found at: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883229285&cm_re=cyberpowerpc-_-83-229-285-_-Product

It is $509, but there are many different reviews about it. Some say that it can run BF4 on medium-high setting very well and other say that it struggles to play at low.

#2 Posted by MonsieurX (30865 posts) -

Why a prebuilt?

You can score much better if you build your own. And yes,the Cyberpower PC sucks with that r7 240

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/kTzzXL

505$ that will run BF4 around 50fps on ultra

#3 Posted by PredatorRules (8380 posts) -
@mrtoucan12 said:

I want to upgrade from my current PC which is very slow and can barely even play games like TF2 without lagging every few seconds. I'd like to keep it at about $500, without going over by much. I'm not looking for a huge powerhouse PC or anything, but I like to be able to play games like Garry's Mod at high settings, and have medium-low setting on games like BF4 and Arma 3 with a stable 60fps or higher.

The only PC I've found in this price range with a lot of power is the CyberpowerPC Gamer Ultra 2098 (GU2098) which can be found at: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883229285&cm_re=cyberpowerpc-_-83-229-285-_-Product

It is $509, but there are many different reviews about it. Some say that it can run BF4 on medium-high setting very well and other say that it struggles to play at low.

Don't get pre build PCs they suck.

Build one yourself, lower cost and/or better parts with help of 1-2 YouTube guides.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ycywmG you simply can't compete with this <

#4 Posted by sg82014 (10 posts) -

I'm all about the budget gaming experience. For a mere $399.99 I'm enjoying Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag in 2K at 60 fps and BF also 60 fps at 2K resolutions. People overvalue what's important in a computer. As long as its an Intel CPU you will be gold to run, well just about anything! I have been rocking these specs for 3.5 years and I've been able to play almost anything I want at 60 fps guaranteed. I highly recommend a laptop for gaming, as they give you the most bang for your buck in terms of less power consumption to keep those energy bills down while producing incredible HD visual effects. I am a big fan of Acer products as you get an incredible rig for only $399 with full 1 year parts and labour warranty. If you go the so called 'enthusiast' PC route you'll be looking at spending hundreds more on parts and faith that the tech guru knows his stuff which they often do not.

You won't be able to play games in ultimate settings but you'll run most games in minimum high settings to your hearts content. Gaming rigs are now the cheap laptops. Embrace the disposable economy. You will also be impressed with the value you get out of a $399 Acer, I've had one for 3.5 years thinking it would only last 1-3 years tops, it doesn't look to be dying yet. If it does, its a blessing, for only another $399 you'll get Windows 9 pre-installed etc by the time its out. This would cost the so called 'enthusiasts' $200 anyways and that's about $798 for 6-10 years with two major hardware/software upgrades in the lifespan vs a one time 'good gaming rig' for $798. Lets see how that rig will look running W7 or W8 in 2024 fellows ;)

Acer Aspire
Intel Core i3 (1st gen)
Intel HD Graphics
4 GB DDR3 Memory
15.6" LED LCD

#5 Posted by MonsieurX (30865 posts) -

@sg82014: Not sure if stupid or trolling...either way nobody should listen to you

#6 Posted by sg82014 (10 posts) -

@MonsieurX:

I am trying to help. For me this works, I'm not sure what works for you, perhaps sharing would be informative to the TC.

#7 Posted by MonsieurX (30865 posts) -

@sg82014 said:

@MonsieurX:

I am trying to help. For me this works, I'm not sure what works for you, perhaps sharing would be informative to the TC.

I won't bother pointing out the flaws in your post,there are so many of thems

#8 Edited by PredatorRules (8380 posts) -

@sg82014 said:

$399.99 I'm enjoying Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag in 2K at 60 fps and BF also 60 fps at 2K resolutions

Intel Core i3 (1st gen)

Intel HD Graphics

4 GB DDR3 Memory

I'm sorry to say that but you need to stop lying, because the game barely ran on my rig (4670, 8Gb, 280X) at 60 fps on 1080p.

Maybe your settings were set to the lowest and even at that point I woudln't believe it's running at 60 on 2k.

#9 Edited by Coseniath (987 posts) -
@sg82014 said:

I'm all about the budget gaming experience. For a mere $399.99 I'm enjoying Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag in 2K at 60 fps and BF also 60 fps at 2K resolutions. People overvalue what's important in a computer. As long as its an Intel CPU you will be gold to run, well just about anything! I have been rocking these specs for 3.5 years and I've been able to play almost anything I want at 60 fps guaranteed. I highly recommend a laptop for gaming, as they give you the most bang for your buck in terms of less power consumption to keep those energy bills down while producing incredible HD visual effects. I am a big fan of Acer products as you get an incredible rig for only $399 with full 1 year parts and labour warranty. If you go the so called 'enthusiast' PC route you'll be looking at spending hundreds more on parts and faith that the tech guru knows his stuff which they often do not.

You won't be able to play games in ultimate settings but you'll run most games in minimum high settings to your hearts content. Gaming rigs are now the cheap laptops. Embrace the disposable economy. You will also be impressed with the value you get out of a $399 Acer, I've had one for 3.5 years thinking it would only last 1-3 years tops, it doesn't look to be dying yet. If it does, its a blessing, for only another $399 you'll get Windows 9 pre-installed etc by the time its out. This would cost the so called 'enthusiasts' $200 anyways and that's about $798 for 6-10 years with two major hardware/software upgrades in the lifespan vs a one time 'good gaming rig' for $798. Lets see how that rig will look running W7 or W8 in 2024 fellows ;)

Acer Aspire

Intel Core i3 (1st gen)

Intel HD Graphics

4 GB DDR3 Memory

15.6" LED LCD

Can you post a link or a screenshot proving that you can play Assasin's Creed IV at 1920x1080 60fps?

A small video perhaps?

Cause these clueless guys over notebookcheck tested dozens of notebook GPUs including HD3000 (your GPU) on Assasin's Creed 4 and they found that HD3000 can play AC4 with lowest settings at 1024x768 with only 9,2fps.

#10 Posted by kraken2109 (13127 posts) -

@sg82014 said:

I'm all about the budget gaming experience. For a mere $399.99 I'm enjoying Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag in 2K at 60 fps and BF also 60 fps at 2K resolutions. People overvalue what's important in a computer. As long as its an Intel CPU you will be gold to run, well just about anything! I have been rocking these specs for 3.5 years and I've been able to play almost anything I want at 60 fps guaranteed. I highly recommend a laptop for gaming, as they give you the most bang for your buck in terms of less power consumption to keep those energy bills down while producing incredible HD visual effects. I am a big fan of Acer products as you get an incredible rig for only $399 with full 1 year parts and labour warranty. If you go the so called 'enthusiast' PC route you'll be looking at spending hundreds more on parts and faith that the tech guru knows his stuff which they often do not.

You won't be able to play games in ultimate settings but you'll run most games in minimum high settings to your hearts content. Gaming rigs are now the cheap laptops. Embrace the disposable economy. You will also be impressed with the value you get out of a $399 Acer, I've had one for 3.5 years thinking it would only last 1-3 years tops, it doesn't look to be dying yet. If it does, its a blessing, for only another $399 you'll get Windows 9 pre-installed etc by the time its out. This would cost the so called 'enthusiasts' $200 anyways and that's about $798 for 6-10 years with two major hardware/software upgrades in the lifespan vs a one time 'good gaming rig' for $798. Lets see how that rig will look running W7 or W8 in 2024 fellows ;)

Acer Aspire

Intel Core i3 (1st gen)

Intel HD Graphics

4 GB DDR3 Memory

15.6" LED LCD

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