New gaming computer!? help!

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#1 Posted by basebob28 (62 posts) -
I'm considering getting this new computer for gaming... i'd like to be able o run demanding games like far cry 3 on medium-high settings... Core i7-3770K 3.5 GHz 8 GB SDRAM DDR3 1024 GB 7200 RPM Hard Drive NVIDIA GeForce GT620 2GB (not all that great with computers... haha.) link to the computer : http://www.amazon.com/CyberpowerPC-Gamer-Xtreme-GXi990-Desktop/dp/B009LFV95U/ref=amtcd_B009LTUDDU_B009LFV95U Please help! it will be much appreciated :D
#2 Posted by 04dcarraher (20247 posts) -
That prebuilt is awful this is better http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883227458
#3 Posted by basebob28 (62 posts) -
Is the graphics card and processor better? I kind of fail with computers so..sorry (x All the reviews I read on the cyberpower said it needed the power supply upgraded and possibly the graphics card so if the other build you linked is better (in graphics card, i realize the power supply is better..) i should be covered.. thanks for you help. :D
#4 Posted by ionusX (25716 posts) -

Is the graphics card and processor better? I kind of fail with computers so..sorry (x All the reviews I read on the cyberpower said it needed the power supply upgraded and possibly the graphics card so if the other build you linked is better (in graphics card, i realize the power supply is better..) i should be covered.. thanks for you help. :Dbasebob28
processor on his is inferior. however its still more than whats needed for todays games. the gpu is like a private jet compared to your origional pick.

a good gaming computer is not about having the msot powerful of one part its all about balance and his achieves a very decent one, not perfect but a very good result all the same.

i approve his choice and dont recommend many alternatives to it

#5 Posted by ionusX (25716 posts) -

That prebuilt is awful this is better http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1688322745804dcarraher
btw 04 did u know loosey is a hermit actually. he plays alot of hotline miami lately and max payne. true story

#6 Posted by not_wanted (1990 posts) -

Everything is good except for the video card which is the most important.

With those specs you would need at least a Geforce GTX 660Ti or a GTX 670.

#7 Posted by ionusX (25716 posts) -

Everything is good except for the video card which is the most important.

With those specs you would need at least a Geforce GTX 660Ti or a GTX 670.

not_wanted

LOLOLOLOLOL XD

#8 Posted by not_wanted (1990 posts) -

[QUOTE="not_wanted"]

Everything is good except for the video card which is the most important.

With those specs you would need at least a Geforce GTX 660Ti or a GTX 670.

ionusX

LOLOLOLOLOL XD

What's so funny?

#9 Posted by 04dcarraher (20247 posts) -

[QUOTE="04dcarraher"]That prebuilt is awful this is better http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883227458ionusX

btw 04 did u know loosey is a hermit actually. he plays alot of hotline miami lately and max payne. true story

you can play on pc and still be an idiot :P
#10 Posted by ionusX (25716 posts) -

[QUOTE="ionusX"]

[QUOTE="04dcarraher"]That prebuilt is awful this is better http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1688322745804dcarraher

btw 04 did u know loosey is a hermit actually. he plays alot of hotline miami lately and max payne. true story

you can play on pc and still be an idiot :P

yep yep

#11 Posted by basebob28 (62 posts) -

[QUOTE="basebob28"]Is the graphics card and processor better? I kind of fail with computers so..sorry (x All the reviews I read on the cyberpower said it needed the power supply upgraded and possibly the graphics card so if the other build you linked is better (in graphics card, i realize the power supply is better..) i should be covered.. thanks for you help. :DionusX

processor on his is inferior. however its still more than whats needed for todays games. the gpu is like a private jet compared to your origional pick.

a good gaming computer is not about having the msot powerful of one part its all about balance and his achieves a very decent one, not perfect but a very good result all the same.

i approve his choice and dont recommend many alternatives to it

thanks! ill go with his computer then... or do you think i should put more money into it..? do you think it will be able to achieve running newer games on decent settings?
#12 Posted by 04dcarraher (20247 posts) -
[QUOTE="ionusX"]

[QUOTE="basebob28"]Is the graphics card and processor better? I kind of fail with computers so..sorry (x All the reviews I read on the cyberpower said it needed the power supply upgraded and possibly the graphics card so if the other build you linked is better (in graphics card, i realize the power supply is better..) i should be covered.. thanks for you help. :Dbasebob28

processor on his is inferior. however its still more than whats needed for todays games. the gpu is like a private jet compared to your origional pick.

a good gaming computer is not about having the msot powerful of one part its all about balance and his achieves a very decent one, not perfect but a very good result all the same.

i approve his choice and dont recommend many alternatives to it

thanks! ill go with his computer then... or do you think i should put more money into it..? do you think it will be able to achieve running newer games on decent settings?

Its up to you, you can save some more and get a better pc or you get the I one posted, which will play games decently.
#13 Posted by basebob28 (62 posts) -
[QUOTE="basebob28"][QUOTE="ionusX"] processor on his is inferior. however its still more than whats needed for todays games. the gpu is like a private jet compared to your origional pick.

a good gaming computer is not about having the msot powerful of one part its all about balance and his achieves a very decent one, not perfect but a very good result all the same.

i approve his choice and dont recommend many alternatives to it

04dcarraher
thanks! ill go with his computer then... or do you think i should put more money into it..? do you think it will be able to achieve running newer games on decent settings?

Its up to you, you can save some more and get a better pc or you get the I one posted, which will play games decently.

Oka thanks for your help :D
#14 Posted by Gaming-Planet (14162 posts) -

GT 620 is low end entry card. I hardly consider that to be a gaming pc with that kind of gpu.

You'd have to get a better PSU than the 350 watt psu it comes with to get a good graphics card like the GTX 660 ti to replace the GT 620. I feel it's rather expensive for a prebuilt. It's very misleading to the casual consumer. Shame.

#15 Posted by basebob28 (62 posts) -

GT 620 is low end entry card. I hardly consider that to be a gaming pc with that kind of gpu.

You'd have to get a better PSU than the 350 watt psu it comes with to get a good graphics card like the GTX 660 ti to replace the GT 620. I feel it's rather expensive for a prebuilt. It's very misleading to the casual consumer. Shame.

Gaming-Planet
Thanks, how does this look? http://www.ebay.com/itm/AMD-3-6GHz-GAMING-COMPUTER-DESKTOP-PC-COMPLETE-WITH-WINDOWS-7-HOME-PREMIUM-/121089125595?pt=Desktop_PCs&hash=item1c31796cdb Seems good but really cheap... I Keep finding good SOUNDING computers but dont know what to think.. Also what do you think of this one? http://www.ebay.com/itm/AMD-FX-4130-3-8GHz-Gaming-Computer-500GB-8GB-WIN8-FOUR-CORES-/121068130820?pt=Desktop_PCs&hash=item1c30391204
#16 Posted by basebob28 (62 posts) -
http://www.ebay.com/itm/ULTIMATE-NEW-AMD-QUAD-CORE-DESKTOP-COMPUTER-PC-HDMI-GAMING-WINDOWS-7-HD-6570-/230954198399?pt=Desktop_PCs&hash=item35c5f1657f Or this, sorry.
#17 Posted by Blistrax (1071 posts) -

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ULTIMATE-NEW-AMD-QUAD-CORE-DESKTOP-COMPUTER-PC-HDMI-GAMING-WINDOWS-7-HD-6570-/230954198399?pt=Desktop_PCs&hash=item35c5f1657f Or this, sorry.basebob28

The first thing I do is see what graphics card it has. That's the important thing for gaming. I check it against Tom's Hardware's chart ( cut and paste: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107-7.html ). That chart isn't gospel, but it gives a good ballpark comparison. The HD 6570 with DDR3 is pretty weak. I don't consider it a gaming card at all. You could play less demanding titles on low settings with playable framerates.

#18 Posted by Stokie1996 (26 posts) -

Don't buy a pre-built, you WILL regret it when you learn more about computers, building your own is a much better option as you'll get a much better machine for a lower cost, even if it does take a little learning. That video card is absolutely terrible, and despite them labelling it as a gaming computer, it's everything but that.

#19 Posted by Stokie1996 (26 posts) -

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ULTIMATE-NEW-AMD-QUAD-CORE-DESKTOP-COMPUTER-PC-HDMI-GAMING-WINDOWS-7-HD-6570-/230954198399?pt=Desktop_PCs&hash=item35c5f1657f Or this, sorry.basebob28

At the moment it's pretty difficult for people to give recommendations because your budget is ranging from $300 to $900, what do you actually WANT to spend on this machine?

#20 Posted by Cyberdot (3873 posts) -

That GPU... Ouch. It's weak and it guarantees that you won't play Far Cry 3 at Medium to High. To be able to play it with satisfactory performance, you should get at least GTX 650.

Consider building a PC yourself. There are plenty of tutorials where you can learn about building PCs; it's easy really.

#21 Posted by basebob28 (62 posts) -

[QUOTE="basebob28"]http://www.ebay.com/itm/ULTIMATE-NEW-AMD-QUAD-CORE-DESKTOP-COMPUTER-PC-HDMI-GAMING-WINDOWS-7-HD-6570-/230954198399?pt=Desktop_PCs&hash=item35c5f1657f Or this, sorry.Stokie1996

At the moment it's pretty difficult for people to give recommendations because your budget is ranging from $300 to $900, what do you actually WANT to spend on this machine?

at the most $1000, Im looking for the better deals though (obviously) If I have to push $1000 a little then I guess thats okay.
#22 Posted by basebob28 (62 posts) -

That GPU... Ouch. It's weak and it guarantees that you won't play Far Cry 3 at Medium to High. To be able to play it with satisfactory performance, you should get at least GTX 650.

Consider building a PC yourself. There are plenty of tutorials where you can learn about building PCs; it's easy really.

Cyberdot
I am considering it but my laptop broke so now I have to use a slower computer that is hard to use as the rest of my family uses it.. I also know about nothing about computer parts... and what parts I need.. I could easily find out what parts I need , but do you have any recomendations on the processors and/or Graphics card(s)?
#23 Posted by basebob28 (62 posts) -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6FD1b-tYkk Also found that.. seems good for cheap, i could also spend more on the graphics card and processor if needed.. i dont know i guess its just something to throw out there (again me looking for a cheaper choice.. Im using the money i get from selling my xbox and games.. plus $200.)
#24 Posted by kraken2109 (13181 posts) -

If you want sdomething thaT will last:

3570k

Z77 motherboard

8GB ram

1TB HDD

500w decent brand power supply

GTX 660 or 7870 (this is where you can choose to spend more, but these 2 are good value and good performance)

Case is up to you

Should be like $800, i'm not great with US prices.

#25 Posted by blaznwiipspman1 (6090 posts) -

intel processors are better than AMD ones.  The first build you posted, that pc had a very strong cpu yet a gpu that is almost equal to the integrated graphics that are already present on the cpu.  Why is the 620 geforce even being sold in a computer?  Most probably to trick people.  I would recommend the same build as the first one except, the cpu should be an i5, the gpu should be a 7770 or a 7750.

#27 Posted by gamerman1011 (80 posts) -
this one's better than them http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5653741&Sku=I455-G4000
#28 Posted by ninjapirate2000 (3236 posts) -

I'm also buying a prebuilt PC from best buy(I know I know -_-) 

How is this one? Link

I5-3570k 

GTX 660 2gb

8gb ram @1333 (I think)

500 Watt PSU (Idk the brand probably generic) 

ASRock H61M-HVGS/H61M-HVS (This Mobo is the only thing I'm worried about. Idk much about Mobo's) 

Any help would be appriciated. 

#29 Posted by buccomatic (1941 posts) -

I'm considering getting this new computer for gaming... i'd like to be able o run demanding games like far cry 3 on medium-high settings... Core i7-3770K 3.5 GHz 8 GB SDRAM DDR3 1024 GB 7200 RPM Hard Drive NVIDIA GeForce GT620 2GB (not all that great with computers... haha.) link to the computer : http://www.amazon.com/CyberpowerPC-Gamer-Xtreme-GXi990-Desktop/dp/B009LFV95U/ref=amtcd_B009LTUDDU_B009LFV95U Please help! it will be much appreciated :Dbasebob28

i say pass on it and look for a better one. maybe try ibuypowerpc.com http://www.ibuypower.com/Store/AMD_FX_8-Core_Configurator get this one and change the videocard to a amd 7850, 7970 or an nvidia 660ti pe/oc, a 4gb gtx670, or a 4gb gtx680 and change the hard drive to a 500gig velociraptor

 

that's what i would do.

#30 Posted by kraken2109 (13181 posts) -

I'm also buying a prebuilt PC from best buy(I know I know -_-) 

How is this one? Link

I5-3570k 

GTX 660 2gb

8gb ram @1333 (I think)

500 Watt PSU (Idk the brand probably generic) 

ASRock H61M-HVGS/H61M-HVS (This Mobo is the only thing I'm worried about. Idk much about Mobo's) 

Any help would be appriciated. 

ninjapirate2000
Specs are ok, PSU probably sucks, motherboard is useless for overclocking.