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Windows 7: Define a gaming rig

25 May 2013   #21
smarteyeball

 
 

I must admit my knowledge of AMD chips is pretty non existent and I've always wanted to build a full AMD rig.


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It has a 1 GHZ cpu, faster than my first computer So I consider it Med High
heh heh


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25 May 2013   #22
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Just read my specs LOL
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25 May 2013   #23
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

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Just read my specs LOL
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25 May 2013   #24
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 
You have to put things in context...

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Any PC built with the intention of playing games first and foremost makes it a gaming rig. Right now, very few, if any, games require a 6 core CPU to keep things going, and socket 1155 is the best option as far as price vs performance. To answer your question........you have to realize your system to many would be an ultra-high uber gaming rig. Without some sort of cap, one can't rate a machine. Initially, I'd say a mid-high range system because there ARE faster/better performing video cards out there. Take it with a grain of salt because I've yet to install a video card in my system! lol
While we may say "Any PC built with the intention of playing games first and foremost makes it a gaming rig" sounds good. Let’s get real here…

I could say my Asus Zenbook with its 3rd gen Intel i7 with its HD 4000 integrated graphics, 4gig of RAM and a 256 SSD drive is capable of playing games, any serious gamer (including me), and any serious vendor selling the laptop, will tell you it’s not a gaming PC. And that would be true. So, as I said, let’s get real here.

With that, I think people who really aren’t gamers aren’t going to get what smarteyeball is asking. Just as there are those who aren’t into overclocking, and thus can’t really know what it’s like to push a system beyond stated specs. You have to be in it to understand it. Same with gaming.

That said, if you’re a true gamer, than you know a gaming rig is built to extract every bit of performance and visuals out of your most demanding games. No, games like Bioshock Infinite do not count. We’re talking games like COD, Crysis, Skyrim, Metro.

These games are also designed to push high performance systems to the limit. High performance systems are built to extract the absolute best from games like these without hiccup.

In this case, my Asus Zenbook need not apply!

Sure you may be able to play some of these games with the Zenbook, but again, let’s get real. I don’t want lowered visuals and low or slow performance; I want high end eye candy with the best performance the game has to offer. True gamers like smarteyeball, and others, including myself, understand this. This is why we want high performance machines like the one smarteyeball has.

As to what constitutes a “high performance” system – while there are certainly newer and more powerful systems out there, we need to look at the here and now with regards to the games out right now. In this case, a system like what smarteyeball shows in his system specs would be considered a high performance system because it’s capable of playing any game currently out (or soon to be released) at extremely high settings without loss of performance or eye candy.

You also have to put things in perspective to the hardware available at time the system was built as well that available today. In this case, those parts aren’t bottom of the heap, and to build a comparable system today would still cost a mint.

So, with all that, considering the question yes… a system like smarteyeball’s would be considered high end.

My two cents.
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26 May 2013   #25
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

I said any PC built with the intention of playing games first and foremost....that is the very definition of a gaming PC. I didn't say well, anything capable of playing games is a gaming rig. Any PC built with emphasis on gaming is a gaming PC. Also, you don't to have to have 2-3 grand in a system for it to be considered a gaming rig. There are plenty of budget gaming rigs out there.
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26 May 2013   #26
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

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Just read my specs LOL

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It was a joke, no need to be rude. It was an answer to his first question.
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26 May 2013   #27
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

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Just read my specs LOL

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It was a joke, no need to be rude. It was an answer to his first question.

I was joking too, did not intend to be rude. I apologize that you took it that way.
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26 May 2013   #28
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
I said any PC built with the intention of playing games first and foremost....that is the very definition of a gaming PC. I didn't say well, anything capable of playing games is a gaming rig. Any PC built with emphasis on gaming is a gaming PC. Also, you don't to have to have 2-3 grand in a system for it to be considered a gaming rig. There are plenty of budget gaming rigs out there.
You're right, and no one said you had to spend 3K to own one. However do know that while very few gamers do spend that type of money on a system, they very well do custom build their gaming rigs. And as anyone who builds medium to high performance systems know, the money can add up quickly with upgrades. For example, lots of gamers who custom build their systems will spend on average 300-400 bucks on just the GPU, even if the CPU costs less (I spent more on my GPU).

But yes, you don't have to spend 3K to enjoy good gaming. Anyway the question was: what do you consider a high, medium, or low end system gaming system? Not whether the price defined the system or not.

For me, my laptop would be low to no, my desktop (see system specs) would be medium (maybe higher with a GPU upgrade. Those older i7's still rock )

BTW, here's some examples of non-custom built gaming rigs, and what's considered a "gaming" rig: Gaming PC 2013 | Best Gaming Computers | Compare Gamer PCs - TopTenREVIEWS. (check your sound as the site contains an auto play video clip)
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26 May 2013   #29
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

I answered his question, and got a little philosophical with the rest of my answer lol.
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26 May 2013   #30
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Patrick, personally, I think you started this thread to get accolades for your awsome computer set up. Well just kidding on that. But, I think you are wrong about a water cooled X79 rig with 3 Titans. Your rig will play, with no problem, any game out on the highest settings or any game coming out in the near future. To me, that constitutes a high end gaming rig. I don't believe a water cooled X79 will play any of your games any better than what you have, and you know that. In fact, I dare say a lesser system than what you have could be classified as high end. Personally, I think there are high end gaming rigs and then there are complete overkill rigs built simply for bragging rites. You, sir, are right on the borderline.

In all honestly, I think after a certain point, it becomes what the individual considers a 'good gaming experience'. You need 3 monitors and all the gadgets that go with it for that. You have a rig that will accomplish that. Others don't require all of that to be perfectly happy with their gaming experience. I'm sure, to them they have a high end rig because it suits their purpose. I don't use 3 monitors and am fairly satisfied with my games. Maybe because I've never tried 3 monitors. I do own 3, but have never put them together. Maybe I will some day just to see what they're like. I've seriously considered getting another 670, but with one monitor I can't justify it to myself. But, knowing me, I will do it anyway fairly soon. As far as I'm concerned, you have a very high end gaming rig. I have a mid range rig. But, it serves my purpose, quite well. And, that's my .02 cents.
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