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Topic # 189387 27-Dec-2015 17:15
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Warning: The following post may be rather...uninformed. Noob tolerance required.

Well, after spending too long (trying) to game on a PC that I'm embarrassed to reveal the specs of, I think it's high-time for an upgrade.

I did say the budget was $1,300, but I am willing to extend that by $100 if it's going to help. $1,400 is the most I'm going for. (That may be overkill?)

Here are some specifics to try and help you out as best I can:

- Windows will need to be included (10, I guess?)
- Will not need KB/M, Monitor, Only things are the Tower and everything in it
- This is almost solely for games, aside from some basic stuff like Steam, Skype and a browser
- For specific games, Everything from old (Battlefront II, Halo:CE) not so old (L4D2, Dawn of War II, Champions Online) and new (Payday 2, Depth, Rocket League, DiRT Rally, GTAV)

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  Reply # 1457827 27-Dec-2015 17:59
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At that price your always going to be compromising on something, given you can spend more than your entire budget just on a GPU, but you should be able to get something not too terrible.

My 10 minute rig for you.

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  Reply # 1457842 27-Dec-2015 18:30
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Found this at playtech, only thing i would do is add another HDD to allow more game installs.

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  Reply # 1457900 27-Dec-2015 21:32
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ratsun81: Found this at playtech, only thing i would do is add another HDD to allow more game installs.

Not terrible but I'd get the 4590 Processor as well.

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  Reply # 1457965 27-Dec-2015 23:19
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I also payed a visit to /r/buildapcforme, and I just received this. Sorry about the link.

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  Reply # 1457979 28-Dec-2015 00:07
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You can get a GTX 960 4GB for about the same price as the 380 4GB, the benefits being HDMI 2.0 (for 4K TVs), better driver support and far less power usage.

You do pay a small performance penalty though.

That /r/buildapc rig looks great

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  Reply # 1458060 28-Dec-2015 10:51
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I'm think I'm gonna act on the /r/. Don't wanna miss out on the BD sales.

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