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Wannabe Geek

Topic # 120782 13-Jun-2013 15:26
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i am planning to buy a gaming rig which can smoothly run recently released games. i wanted to upgrade cause i am trying to anticipate the up and coming new total war series : rome II that will for sure drain my laptops specs. i am kind of gamer who does love maximising the graphic and video settings for each game.

i am currently browsing on such sites like pbtech, xcomputers and some other sites that offer a gaming pc but not too sure if the value that they are asking is worth the money or there's a specific retailer out there that offers way cheaper prices than what those sites have to offer yet provides best value on my budget.

lastly, as a laptop guy jumping from desktop world, is it okay to buy a pre-made gaming rig with fix specs or just customise the whatnot by yourself. which one is more cost effective yet decent rig to purchase?


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  Reply # 836406 13-Jun-2013 15:47
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Talk to the guys at Playtech and Computerlounge, both companies are very knowledgeable and have gamers on the staff who will know what to look at :)

You can usually save a few $$ by building a PC yourself from scratch, but if you want a complete package ready to go, then paying the extra few $$ from these guys is worth it.

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  Reply # 836468 13-Jun-2013 17:17
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+1 for computer lounge. I bought my stuff to build my pc from there.

A few things. Just get an i5. i7 is overkill for gaming as you will not see the advantage. 8 gb of ram is plenty. A ssd is a really good idea as a boot drive but get a hdd for storage.


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  Reply # 838957 18-Jun-2013 21:46
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If you're in Auckland, and close to Howick... PC Force is good too. They've looked after me well over the years.

+1 re:the i5, 8Gb ram and an SSD setup.

As for the GPU, a GTX760 (if and when it arrives) would be an awesome companion for the setup too.

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