Looking for computer help. (in Off-topic)

Soxjr February 22 2011 5:32 AM EST

I am looking to buy a new computer. I only need the tower. I already have a monitor. I want a gaming computer. Something that will run games that take a good amount of graphics and will be played online. As an example of games I used to play, Starcraft, World of Warcraft, Lord of the Rings Online. So I want to have the capability of playing these games without lag if I decide to play them again.

I am looking to get Win 7 64 bit so I can have more ram than my previous computers. I have up to about 600$ us I can spend. If the system you show is worth more than that, but a great deal I might be able to come up with more, but 600 right now is my goal. Please any help would be great as I'm not good at this and don't want to buy something I won't be happy with. Thanks in advance for any and all help.

Soxjr February 22 2011 5:39 AM EST


Is that machine a good deal?? This is why I need the help of everyone here. That looks like a really good deal, but I just don't know.

Guardian February 22 2011 5:59 AM EST

Nvidia GT 430 Video Memory: 1GB

this pc sounds like a cheap solution for your problems.
i would definitely go for it

AdminTal Destra [C and S Forgery Lmtd.] February 22 2011 9:12 AM EST

Cheap Solution

AdminTal Destra [C and S Forgery Lmtd.] February 22 2011 9:19 AM EST

Excellent future proof solution

Demigod February 22 2011 9:39 AM EST

Starting the countdown until Novice posts.

QBPit Spawn [Abyssal Specters] February 22 2011 10:24 AM EST

a great tool for comparing parts:


QBPit Spawn [Abyssal Specters] February 22 2011 10:43 AM EST

i5 760 + an ATI 5770 seems like a great power/cost ratio, though seems to run around 850$

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] February 22 2011 11:13 AM EST


might be one way to go... build it yourself and find the exact card you want

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] February 22 2011 11:19 AM EST

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.569868 - AMD version

QBPit Spawn [Abyssal Specters] February 22 2011 11:29 AM EST


Pwned February 22 2011 12:58 PM EST

Excellent future proof solution

its already outdated... both Intel and AMD have new cpus that require completely different sockets.

Is that machine a good deal?

no, looks like your getting stripped cheap generic parts for your money.

I recommend buying something prebuilt, they cost the same as building it yourself. Unless your doing something unique. Go for a prebuilt. AMD with a ATI card.

Soxjr February 22 2011 2:27 PM EST

Into.. where do you recommend going to find this pre-built machine? I am looking and can't find anything worth a darn.

Zakalwe [Heroic Method] February 22 2011 4:03 PM EST

Try looking at an HP at Best Buy, they have some excellent refurbished machines for $450 or less.

If you prefer new rather than a refurb, you'll be paying nearly $600 for the same thing.

Pwned February 22 2011 5:43 PM EST

Try looking at an HP at Best Buy, they have some excellent refurbished machines for $450 or less.

Never buy from Best Buy. They tax you like crazy. Unless you know someone who works there that will give you their discount.

Sorry Soxjr I'm really busy with my classes today so it might take awhile for me to search for something. Just check out Newegg or tigerdirect. If you know how to build then sure customize it but if you don't just go prebuilt, like I said they really lowered prices on prebuilts.

Demigod February 22 2011 5:49 PM EST

Never buy from Best Buy

Sadly, ditto. Stick with Newegg.com. Keep checking back, as iBUYPOWER, CyberPower, and eMachines (yes, eMachines) update their stock frequently and often have stellar deals. Understand that waiting just two weeks means new PCs to select.

This is just filler text since I put too many brand names above, and adding the spell check tag doesn't work with the quote.

Pwned February 23 2011 2:06 PM EST

Computer This was the best I could find. Still too much though, but its a nice prebuilt. They didn't strip anything from it. The only drawbacks are the low PSU and CPU speeds. You could chance it and OC the CPU alittle.

Pwned February 24 2011 3:29 PM EST

Curios to what you bought. These prebuilt options are bad, if you can build it yourself I would suggest you do that.

Soxjr February 25 2011 1:01 AM EST

Nothing yet, it will be this Monday or next Monday before I can buy it. So I am still looking. Lots of great suggestions and gave me lots to look at.
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