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New Gaming desktop or laptop

Post by Tweaked » Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:07 am

New Gaming desktop/laptop

I want to keep the price within a reasonable amount, however I don't want to have to get a new comp in a year.

I am thinking around $2.5k


any suggestions?

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Post by Lealla » Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:40 am

$2500? That'll get you a system good for two to three years, and is probably overkill for anything except the absolute latest and greatest games. You can get a perfectly adequate DX10 system for around $700. That said, just poke around http://www.maximumpc.com/ - they review boutique systems all the time.
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Post by Kalianna » Mon Jan 25, 2010 7:54 pm

Tweaked, I built a really nice rig for $1.300.00 and that was over a year ago. I know prices have come down so I'm sure you could put together a sweet rig for $1000.00 easy. I had a blast building and believe me it's not hard at all. Have fun man.


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Post by Elvenbane » Tue Jan 26, 2010 4:48 pm

Desktop = more bang for your buck
Laptop = portability
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Post by Gnomerman » Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:54 pm

for 2500 you can get both. 1200-1500 gets you an i5 system with a 5870, and 800 gets you a pimpin asus laptop with a speedy cpu and decent enough graphics for wowness (i've kinda fallen for the asus laptops, apple build quality, without the bullshit and high price, win win)

im a big fan of build your own, but there are other alternatives
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Post by Palehorse » Thu Jan 28, 2010 4:22 pm

nothing wrong with build-your-own (I did it for my current setup) but you have to at least be semi-knowledgeable about computers, have done the research for essential compatibility (ie cpu/processor + motherboard), and have a knowledgeable expert on hand or on standby...

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Post by Gnomerman » Fri Jan 29, 2010 3:03 pm

^ very true, but even buying ready built systems a $2500 limit is a generous limit
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