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Topic # 68027 13-Sep-2010 20:30
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Hey guys.

Building the ULTIMATE Gaming PC. But I want games.. And I dont know which ones are good. I will be using 2 xbox controllers for windows. Please recommend and family type 2 player games or a very enjoyable 1 player game.

Thanks Guys.

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  Reply # 379447 13-Sep-2010 20:43
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why are you "building the ULTIMATE Gaming PC" if you dont know what games are good?

'enjoyable' is variable, so... to put the answer in computer terms... "that does not compute" :P

eg you may enjoy playing Dora the Explorer CD-ROM. ME, i prefer games like Mafia, COD, CS, BAttlefield, and most war-style games as well as racing games.

My advice. Get off the internet and go to a shop and look at some boxes.


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  Reply # 379457 13-Sep-2010 21:24
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If you have the cash for the an "ULTIMATE Gaming PC" I suggest looking at an Xbox360, PS3 and Wii with 100's of games for everyone in the family :)

IF you really need a PC, go here for tips:
http://www1.ap.dell.com/nz/en/home/desktops/desktop-gaming/ct.aspx?refid=desktop-gaming&s=dhs&cs=nzd...

Would advise you need to start from the beginning and define what games you want to play, look at the highest spec?d game and that will set the baseline requirements for the system, plus a bit of room for future proofing (about 3 months worth!)
List of decent game reviews can be found here:
http://www.gamespot.com/reviews.html

May help others to provide suggestions if you tell them your budget, who will use it, what game types you found you like and where the PC will be kept, i.e. bedroom / living room

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 379460 13-Sep-2010 21:35
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ugh, don't touch the likes of alienware etc..

see http://www.gpforums.co.nz/thread/302905/?s= for various builds and their costs

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  Reply # 379839 14-Sep-2010 20:43
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raab: ugh, don't touch the likes of alienware etc..


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Alienware is for people with more money than brains. But if your super rich their gaming laptops are pretty insane. Noone else does such hugely powered laptops that I've seen.  Mind you I could do a lot of other things with the 15grand or so a fully specced one costs :-)





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  Reply # 379919 14-Sep-2010 22:54
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  Reply # 380603 16-Sep-2010 12:30
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1 Player controller based games:

Mafia 2, Mass Effect 1 and 2, Fallout 3, NBA 2k11, Call of Duty 4, Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, Dead Rising 2

1 player keyboard/mouse games:

Starcraft 2, Warcraft 3, WoW, Civ 4/5, Dragon Age Origins

As far as 2 player games it's kind of a tough one. To be honest I don't really know of many PC games that support 2 players playing on the 1 machine. Usually you have 1 PC per player... I think the main games you'll find that support this kind of play is Sports/Racing games... FIFA (which sucks on PC), Dirt 2 etc

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  Reply # 381861 19-Sep-2010 13:41
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Core i7, 3-6gb of DDR3 ram, ati 5970 or Nvidia 480 in SLI, WD Velociraptor HDD or any good SSD, and ofcause your basics like PSU and case etc.

Of cause this build will set you back anything between $2000-5000 depending on brands. Personally I read magazines like APC and Atomic to get the latest on components in Oceania just walk on into a Whitcoulls and scan through a copy XD

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  Reply # 382584 21-Sep-2010 09:14
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Trying to work out why the OP wants to play on a PC with gamepads? Want to do that, just get a console, be far far cheaper allowing you to buy a pretty good collection of games to go along with it.

PC is the realm of the RTS / FPS / MMO with the trusty mouse/kb. Sure you can add a gamepad to play a few arcade games like SF4 etc...

And for pricing up a gaming rig, pricespy.co.nz is pretty damn good.

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  Reply # 392052 15-Oct-2010 06:25
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aionwannabe: Core i7, 3-6gb of DDR3 ram, ati 5970 or Nvidia 480 in SLI, WD Velociraptor HDD or any good SSD, and ofcause your basics like PSU and case etc.

Of cause this build will set you back anything between $2000-5000 depending on brands. Personally I read magazines like APC and Atomic to get the latest on components in Oceania just walk on into a Whitcoulls and scan through a copy XD


+1 for WD Velociraptor HDD : )

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