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Offline Gibbo3771

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« Reply #30 - Posted 2014-04-04 04:43:33 »

I never did give my opinion about the computer in the op.

For the price? It could be better, you need to build one... It is cheaper and very easy. It's kind of like Lego but with screws and wires :p

You can get Z77 chip set motherboards (faster fsb, better overclocking, slightly more future proof) 8GB of Ram at a died of 1600mhz. All roughly the same price when bought from the right place.

Also tgr upgrade options such, the motherboard for instance is terrible. I've had very bad luck with thst range back when I had core 2 duo/qx9xxx setups.

Also a higher wattage PSU for future updates.

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« Reply #31 - Posted 2014-04-04 05:22:00 »

Why not buy a 2nd hand desktop computer for ~$100 off a friend / ebay.
It would sure beat your current setup by a factor 2 or 3.
You can take the same approach for your tablet - who needs new toys anyway?

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Offline Roquen

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« Reply #32 - Posted 2014-04-04 07:01:22 »

Very much this.  If not a friend then preferable one you can go check out locally.
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Offline kpars
« Reply #33 - Posted 2014-04-04 07:08:43 »

Very much this.  If not a friend then preferable one you can go check out locally.

Buying a computer at a local store would cost much more than if you were to buy it online.

Or at least that is so in my area Stare
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« Reply #34 - Posted 2014-04-04 17:30:48 »

Cheapest would be to buy someones second hand gaming computer, but i understand this is no fun.
Second would be to buy the components separately on the web and assemble then (or make a friend do it for you).
Then complete desktops web
Then complete desktops retail.


Offline Herjan
« Reply #35 - Posted 2014-04-04 18:04:18 »

If you just pick an AMD A8-xxxx APU you have for <100 bucks a nice processor + vidcard, will surely be enough for the not 'die-hard-gamer', for you way more than needed, if I see how long u have lived with such an old pc or maybe I have to call it 'wooden pc' or 'oversized gameboy'. (Salt please!)

Motherboard, Case, 8GB memory and a small PSU (300W is more than enough for a setup like this).
Oh yeah, I recommend a Samsung 840 EVO 120GB as well, but they are like 70 bucks so if you don't have the money you can always buy one later since you still need another hard drive for some storage whether you buy that SSD or not. Price: +-400 bucks total.
Offline theagentd
« Reply #36 - Posted 2014-04-04 23:29:24 »

1. Buy AMD processor.
2. Realize you have to multithread your game to get good performance on AMD processors.
3. Multithread game.
4. Profit for the world!

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« Reply #37 - Posted 2014-04-05 08:30:16 »

Heh, you may think it's funny but it's the reason I just multithreaded everything in Battledroid - Alli's computer has a weak 6-core Phenom in it and only managed 20-30fps a month ago. Now we're all cooking on gas at a steady 60fps.

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Offline theagentd
« Reply #38 - Posted 2014-04-05 13:15:14 »

I was serious!  Grin

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« Reply #39 - Posted 2014-04-05 13:45:53 »

For the power supply the most important thing is not the wattage but the overall quality of the psu.
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2025425/how-to-pick-the-best-pc-power-supply.html
The one built into "system 2" is most probably low quality.
Don't be afraid to pay around 100$ for the psu.
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