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#1 Posted by Leir_Bag (314 posts) -
Sorry son, but at least in my country, on the store where I'm planning to get the card, they only have a Sapphire HD 7950 and it doens't come with any games, just the card, and it's more expensive. Plus, because I really like Borderland's 2 art style, I'm planning to buy it and it's just full of Physx. So I think it's better to get Nvidia instead of AMD. Though that was a good option, the HD 7950 is indeed a great card.
#2 Posted by Leir_Bag (314 posts) -

Ohh yes and I live in São Paulo, Cotia, forgto to say that :) And I'm looking for a R$2500 machine.

#3 Posted by Leir_Bag (314 posts) -

[QUOTE="Leir_Bag"]

Hi people!

I'm not a PC gamer. I want to finally begin my grand entry on the master race (Master! Master!) but I just have a lot of doubts.

However, that won't stop me.

The thing is, I'm trying to make it simple for my parents: I will either get a PC with an i3 third gen, and a 660 TI (this card I'll buy somewhere else, the PC actually comes with a HD 5450) or a PC with a Bulldozer FX4100 and a Radeon 6850.

Now, I know that the first configuration is better, but because the processors are budget CPUs, I'm trying to make sure that an i3 won't REALLY slow down a 660 TI. Of course, it would be better with a better CPU, but is it still a whole lot better or is it such a little difference that it wont be worth the effort of going out there and finding that 660 TI for a good price? (the PC with the HD 6850 already comes with that card, so it's simple for my parents to just buy there)

I have already checked the other stuff and the PC has a good enough power source (500W) to handle a the card and the extra 4gb RAM that I will also have to buy (comes with only 4 gb, but nevermind, RAM is cheap :) )

I'm anxiously waiting for responses :) and happy to be joining PC gaming.

PS: PLEASE don't come in here sugesting that I get an i5, i7 or any other CPU that isn'ta budget one because I know those are good. I'm not trying to be rude, but I just don't have the money to afford it, which is why I'm only considering getting those machines with budget CPUs.

Also, I know I can probably get things at a cheaper cost if I build the whole thing myself. But well, I tried explaining but my mother doesn't like that idea, and honestly even I have my concerns. I think it's just best to start slowly :P

One more thing: I don't live in the US :( I'm a brazilian resident and things here are so overpriced. So yeah, those american sites with great prices that you were going to show me are probably not going to do me much good :/

Thank you, whoever you are!

5SI-GonePostal

Where abouts in Brazil are you? If you want someone to build i dont mind doing one for you if you are near SP/ABC? Usually use: https://www.balaodainformatica.com.br/site/index.asp?pagina=principal who seem to be the best for price more or less which have shop warrenties and better imo than buying from down in the city centre. If not what budget are you looking at and as far as pre builds have you checked X5?

LOL, it's funny when I find people from my country on the internet :) And yes, you actually read my mind, literally. The PC I'll be (hypothetically) getting is from X5, it's this one here http://www.x5computadores.com.br/produto/300/computador-intel-core-i3--x5-computadores-computador-gamer,-pc-gamer,-jogos If you guys can ignore the portuguese on the website, you can check the specs ^_^ I'll be (hypothetically) getting that with a GTX 660 TI and more 4gb for RAM And yes, the Videocard (660 TI) will be coming from Balão da Informática! You really did read my mind! Here is the link (again, sorry for the portuguese : / ) https://www.balaodainformatica.com.br/site/index.asp?prod_id=48391 If I buy this card untill january 31 I will be getting Assassin's Creed III for free! I'm eager for more opinions, but right now I'm really considering this configuration (with i3 and the GTX 660 TI) since I'll be able to upgrade the CPU when the money comes in and I feel it's needed.
#4 Posted by Leir_Bag (314 posts) -

Hi people!

I'm not a PC gamer. I want to finally begin my grand entry on the master race (Master! Master!) but I just have a lot of doubts.

However, that won't stop me.

The thing is, I'm trying to make it simple for my parents: I will either get a PC with an i3 third gen, and a 660 TI (this card I'll buy somewhere else, the PC actually comes with a HD 5450) or a PC with a Bulldozer FX4100 and a Radeon 6850.

Now, I know that the first configuration is better, but because the processors are budget CPUs, I'm trying to make sure that an i3 won't REALLY slow down a 660 TI. Of course, it would be better with a better CPU, but is it still a whole lot better or is it such a little difference that it wont be worth the effort of going out there and finding that 660 TI for a good price? (the PC with the HD 6850 already comes with that card, so it's simple for my parents to just buy there)

I have already checked the other stuff and the PC has a good enough power source (500W) to handle a the card and the extra 4gb RAM that I will also have to buy (comes with only 4 gb, but nevermind, RAM is cheap :) )

I'm anxiously waiting for responses :) and happy to be joining PC gaming.

PS: PLEASE don't come in here sugesting that I get an i5, i7 or any other CPU that isn'ta budget one because I know those are good. I'm not trying to be rude, but I just don't have the money to afford it, which is why I'm only considering getting those machines with budget CPUs.

Also, I know I can probably get things at a cheaper cost if I build the whole thing myself. But well, I tried explaining but my mother doesn't like that idea, and honestly even I have my concerns. I think it's just best to start slowly :P

One more thing: I don't live in the US :( I'm a brazilian resident and things here are so overpriced. So yeah, those american sites with great prices that you were going to show me are probably not going to do me much good :/

Thank you, whoever you are!

#5 Posted by Leir_Bag (314 posts) -
Yes, I dumbly noticed that right after posting this here. I swear for god I searched for it before posting.
#6 Posted by Leir_Bag (314 posts) -
I 'd be thankfull if you could explain to me the diferences between getting a Home Premium and Starter. Is getting the Starter too bad? Will it make a lot of difference? Also, Ram is only so cheap in some countries, not in mine. One more thing: Would you pick another CPU, a cheaper one, or would you keep that one?
#9 Posted by Leir_Bag (314 posts) -

Hey GS fellas.

First thing, I remember some time ago there was a thread about pc parts, pc building or something like that. I imagine it's gone now right? searched for it and couldn't find nothing.

Now to the real thing: I'm building a PC after playing only on consoles through all my life. It's a big change. I'm becoming a man. This is happening for a lot of reasons. First, in my country(brasil) PC games are a LOT less expansive(ps3 - around BR$199,00 for new games. PC - BR$75,00). Second, well, I just wanna figura out all the crazy stuff I hear PC gamers talking about: mods, diferent experiences, crisp-god like graphics and stuff.

So by the end of this year, I'll be making this rig from the ground up:

Mother Board Asus P8B75-MLE

Ram 4gb Kingstum DDR3

Optic Drive Philips Lite-on (or pretty much any driver I find on sale from a well known brand)

CPU Intel I5 second generation

HD 640gb Samsung SATA and stuff

Power supply Sentey BRP600 600W

and the most improtant thing:

Sapphire Radeon HD 7950, 3gb, double vents.

I put all that stuff here so you guys will be able to answer my problems with precision.

Fisrt: In an anxiety attack (I'm a happy/anxious guy when I know something great is about to happen, like a new PC), I started to watch and read a lot of stuff about those Video Cards. Seems like some Video cards can process come stuff better without having so much ran. One GPU that really stood out when I was watching some Witcher 2 comparisons (I'm an RPG fan) was the GTX 580. Seems like it owns some other cards. I am fully capable of buying one of those if I substitute the I5 CPU for a I3. My question is: will it be worth it? The GTX 580 I'm talking about has 1,5 gb of memory, which is about half the memory that the HD 7950 has. Keep in mind that I'm hoping not to need to replace this card for at least some good 4 years, or at least have to wait some 4/3 years before having to turn the graphics down to get more fps.

Second: I have to pick an OS. I am going with Windows 7. My question is simple: Does it make any difference if I pick Windows 7 Starter Edition or Home premium?

Third: Does it matter if the OS is 32 bit or 64 bit?

Fourth: Is a 600w power supply going to be enough?

Fifth: Is there anything you guys would change on this build? Like I said, I can pick up a second generation I3 and then be able to pick, say, a better GPU or more Ram and stuff. I could pick a 670 GTX or even maybe a 680 GTX, but would it be worth it?

Sixth and last: Is 4 gb of Ram enough for gaming? This is something I can improve upon if it proves to be necessary in the future.

I'd be completely grateful if you guys could answer at least some of these. I'm open to all opinions. Thanks to you guys.

#10 Posted by Leir_Bag (314 posts) -

I've seen myself on my Vita, on games that I own and that I do not own, and I can say it's really much like the thing is on the vita. (but only if you watch in ON THE VITA). It pretty much mimics the real thing. The actual games look better, but that's a resolution and image quality thing. So long as getting to know how the image of any game will be displayed on the screen, watching the video on the youtube app, in HD, can be pretty precise.

Of course, you won't know how the game is going to play. I mean, controls, how they translate to the Vita. This is for knowing how the graphics would appear on the Vita, and just that.

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