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Windows 7: Good gaming rig for my brother?


13 Aug 2011   #1

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 
Good gaming rig for my brother?

My brother wanted to get in to gaming computers like I have and now he's asked me to build one for him. At the moment all he wants to really do Is play Arma 2 on high graphics at about mid. to high resolution. He doesn't really want to break the bank above 650 dollars on it and I need some help on this rig? thanks in advance!

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14 Aug 2011   #2

 
 

$650 for Arma 2? Difficult. That things a CPU hog.
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14 Aug 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Even if he gets a budget amd quad?

My Evo sent this on its own.
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14 Aug 2011   #4

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 

full gaming rig for 650 greenbacks? unless he is willing to go with Pre-Own and even then, doubtful.

Monitor/KB/Mouse will probably be about 250, leaving him with only 400 for the case, card, ram, psu, mobo, cpu, dvd... pretty thin if you ask me.

check hardforum.com used deals.
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15 Aug 2011   #5

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vierasniper View Post
Even if he gets a budget amd quad?
My Q9550 @ 3.8ghz struggled with this - I wouldn't hold much hope of a budget amd doing the job either.

The game engine was first built when only single core CPUs were available. It may utilise multi cores a tad better now, but it's one those games that benefit from sheer grunt simply to compensate for antiquated coding.
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