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anaxagorosa

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#119268 26-May-2013 18:19
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Hey guys,

Sorry if this is in the wrong forum.

I need help building a new gaming PC, never built one in my life, but I figure since I love gaming so much and I need a new PC I should try build one.

I play WoW, LoL, CoD and Rift, and I plan on live streaming my game play eventually.

Basically my budget is around $1000 (with a little wiggle room).

Now I just need help building the best computer I can for that price, but the products all need to be from NZ sites, where I can pick them up (don't trust shipping).

I'd like it to be at least quad-core, have a 500GB HDD and atleast 8GB of RAM.

Greatly appreciated for any help,

Kurt.




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  #825639 26-May-2013 18:28
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A decent graphics card would cost you around $400 - $500.





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  #825644 26-May-2013 18:44
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I highly recommend you check out computerlounge and get Revo to build one for you.





 
 
 
 


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  #825710 26-May-2013 20:20
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nakedmolerat: I highly recommend you check out computerlounge and get Revo to build one for you.


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  #825716 26-May-2013 20:37
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joutei: A decent graphics card would cost you around $400 - $500.



This really depends what games, resolution and settings the OP wants to play at.  I still get by fine on an HD6770; The games the OP listed don't exactly require a bleeding edge powerhouse graphics card.  I reckon ~$300 should  be more than enough for the graphics. 




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  #825806 27-May-2013 00:48
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nakedmolerat: I highly recommend you check out computerlounge and get Revo to build one for you.




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  #825809 27-May-2013 01:36
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Assuming you are re-using an existing monitor, keyboard, mouse etc it's possible to make something passable for $1000 for playing those mmo's as they aren't that intensive but streaming is quite intensive though you'll probably want to save up longer and up the budget to $1500 imo.



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  #825812 27-May-2013 06:09
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CL are very good. Built my last one.

 
 
 
 


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  #825840 27-May-2013 09:15
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If you want to compare CPU's and GPU's , can recommend cpuboss.com and gpuboss.com - gives some specs etc in nice easy to read fashion.




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  #825864 27-May-2013 10:00
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Thank You for all of your help, contacted Revo. :)


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  #825877 27-May-2013 10:26
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btw I think that sidefx is right, a $1000 computer will struggle to stream games. You'll need to check with streams, but you may need to strech budget to $1500 depends on 1. What resolution you want to play games 2. what resolution you want your stream to be.




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  #826220 27-May-2013 13:53
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Also streaming from NZ is pretty bad due to the latency involved to the big overseas streaming services, eg Twitch.tv 



Using Youtube's streaming might be ok, not at easy way to test latency.

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