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    Buying a New Gaming Computer - Opinions

    I am looking to buy a new gaming computer. I really have no interest anymore in building my own. i just want to slap in my extra SSD drive then throw it under my desk and forget about it.

    This is the machine I am thinking of getting.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BI8USNQ...ORSPP68L&psc=1

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    Re: Buying a New Gaming Computer - Opinions

    6700 is a fine CPU/16GB RAM is plenty for normal games multiple EQ boxes do not count

    Only question is the GPU
    1060 3GB version is sort of okay assuming you plan on staying with HD resolution (1920x1080).

    Although, I would get the 1070 version ($200 more) which does max every game at 1920x1080 and should be more future proof. Of course you could switch the GPUs later on...

    Another question is the Power Supply hopefully it is at least a Bronze 80+ one. (If you want to go hardcore and learn everything about power supplies then visit http://www.jonnyguru.com/)

    An intriguing option is the Intel Skull Canyon NUC kit (add your own M2. SSD and RAM) . Skull Canyon is small but quite powerful: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...9SIAAZU4418437

    However it will not match the 1060 in graphics speed so you do pay for the portability.

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    Re: Buying a New Gaming Computer - Opinions

    The power supply seems a little weak.
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    Mid-Tower Gaming Chassis w/500 Watt Power Supply

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    Yeah 500W is a bit on the low side but adequate if you stay with the 1060, the big question is whether it is a no-name fail within a year power supply or at least somewhat branded power supply.

    A no-name 500W is rarely real 500W and often much less.

    THe picture shows Corsair on the case, so perhaps the computer does use Corsair power supplies which generally have a fine reputation.

    So I would inquire the seller what power supply they use.

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    It is a corsair case. I can swap out my 800W PSU from my old computer too if the wiring isn't a total pain to move around.

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    My buddy was in this spot about 6 months ago. He also did not want to screw with building, so he bought a Falcon. Very happy with it, trouble free with a good warranty. But you definitely pay for the name and reputation.

    https://www.falcon-nw.com/desktops/overview

    IMO the key is that processor or better. i7-6700 should do just fine. Just don't go any lower than that.

    I got a deal on a 980 GTX instead of buying a new 1060. no regrets.

    My Corsair is 600w. No problems 2 years in.

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    Re: Buying a New Gaming Computer - Opinions

    Intel Core i7 6700K 4.00GHz (Quad Core) (Codename Skylake) (Unlocked CPU)
    MSI 1151 CV x16 2D4 M32 GL MATX
    8GB Crucial 2133MHz DDR4 Memory
    8GB Crucial 2133MHz DDR4 Memory
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB (VR Ready)
    2TB Toshiba Hard Drive
    16X Blu-ray Writer
    Onboard Sound
    10/100/1000 Gigabit Network Onboard
    Corsair Spec-03 ATX Mid-Tower Red
    650 Watt Ultra 80PLUS Bronze Modular
    Logitech Desktop MK120 Mouse & Keyboard Combo
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home
    1 Year Warranty On Labor & Parts

    Customizing it on their website with the better PSU and CPU I can get it 1240.93

    http://cybertronpc.com/customkititem...view=customize

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    basically the same specs as my new laptop. the 1070 is sweet gpu also i would make sure the MB supports the new nvme / pci-e SSD suuuuper fast

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    I went with laptop this time.

    https://us-store.acer.com/predator-1...op-g5-793-72au

    I put 32 more gbs of ram in it.

    only $1199 at Microcenter http://www.microcenter.com/product/4...mputer_-_black

    Right now I got 4 groups going on it. I hooked up 2 monitors closed the screen and put it on the side hooked up keyboard/mouse. Its like a desktop

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    Re: Buying a New Gaming Computer - Opinions

    That's nice but a laptop doesn't work for my needs. I have 3 monitors and need the computer for my graphics work as well and its all built around a desktop sitting under my desk.

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    Limited Time Offer 1 x [$5] - 6.6 ft. Braided HDMI to HDMI Cable ($15 Value)
    Case 1 x ARC 648 Gaming Case - Black/Red
    Processor 1 x Intel® Core™ i5-7600K Processor (4x 3.80GHz/6MB L3 Cache) - Intel® Core™ i5-7600K
    Processor Cooling 1 x Asetek 550LC 120mm Liquid CPU Cooler - Standard 120mm Fan
    Memory 1 x 32 GB [8 GB x4] DDR4-2400 Memory Module - Corsair or Major Brand **Free Upgrade to DDR4-3000 ADATA XPG**
    Video Card 1 x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 - 2GB - FREE Upgrade to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 2GB
    Motherboard 1 x MSI Z270 PC Mate -- 3x PCIe 3.0 x16, 6x USB 3.1 Gen1, 1x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C
    Power Supply 1 x 350 Watt - Standard - Free Upgrade to 700W Standard 80 PLUS Bronze
    Advance Cabling Options 1 x Standard Default Cables
    Primary Hard Drive 1 x 1 TB Hard Drive -- 32MB Cache, 7200RPM, 6.0Gb/s - includes [FREE] 120GB ADATA SP550 SSD
    Sound Card 1 x ASUS Xonar DGX -- 5.1 Channels, 96KHz/24-bit
    Network Card 1 x Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100)
    Operating System 1 x None- Pre-formatted Hard Drive Only
    Mouse 1 x iBUYPOWER Standard Gaming Mouse
    Warranty 1 x 3 Year Standard Warranty Service
    Rush Service 1 x Standard Service - ships in 2 to 3 weeks

    1079 on Ibuypower (what I paid)

    You would have to change a few things to fit your needs but prices look similar

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    Re: Buying a New Gaming Computer - Opinions

    i7 chip starts at $1400

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maskoi View Post
    I am looking to buy a new gaming computer. I really have no interest anymore in building my own. i just want to slap in my extra SSD drive then throw it under my desk and forget about it.

    This is the machine I am thinking of getting.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BI8USNQ...ORSPP68L&psc=1
    check the bestbuy in your area they often have 'returns' for a couple hundred bucks off that retain the warranty. then just buy the vid card and ssd you want.
    check craigslist, some stupid deals there if you live in a decent sized city
    http://www.xoticpc.com , couple friends have bought custom laptops their PC's look decent price but that amazon one is pretty good price IMO.

    Basically when I have to help the family I buy laptops and build the PC as you save a couple hundred bucks and it takes an hour or two to actually build them and you dont get stupid bloatware.
    The hard part is deciding what to buy, now I just go to reddit for whatever the hot build is and buy those components from newegg/amazon whichever is cheaper for the component and they show up in 2-3 days.
    https://www.reddit.com/r/buildapcsales/
    https://www.reddit.com/r/buildapc/

    https://www.reddit.com/r/buildapcsal...sort=new&t=all

    For windows license
    https://www.reddit.com/r/microsoftso...rver_2016_now/

    I have bought like 10 Win8 keys from this guy over the years, there are probably cheaper ones but it is already dirt cheap and I had no issues.

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    Re: Buying a New Gaming Computer - Opinions

    I bought this a few years back off the shelf, I have had no prolems/lag with eq display settings turned up running 6+ toons on it.
    https://www.asus.com/us/Tower-PCs/G10AJ/

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