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Windows 7: Define a gaming rig

23 May 2013   #1

Define a gaming rig

I'm curious as to what people think a low/mid/high end gaming rig consists of these days.

X79 based? 1155 acceptable? CPU? GPU/S? Monitor/s? Old tech automatic demotion?

So what do you guys think makes a gaming PC?

For example - Not bragging - what would you say my sig rig is? MID Range, MID-HIGH, HIGH?

Because of the 3rd card and 3 monitors, I'd say my rig is Mid-High. Agree, disagree?

(I'm talking about realistic PC's too. The ones we play on. Not some $20,000 silly thing. )

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23 May 2013   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro + Windows 10

I would call yours high end. Mine is mid range.
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24 May 2013   #3


Cheers dude For an 1155 system, I'd say it's high end too.

But for full on high end, I consider x79 watercooled, quad sli, 30" screens and GTX Titans the be all
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24 May 2013   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1

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 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
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24 May 2013   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 / Windows TP 10 x64

High end Gaming hardware is mostly way ahead of Gaming software.
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24 May 2013   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1

kbrady, not so fast, price point wise, CPU of FX-8350 by AMD is the best bet and it's probably not close at ALL, yet.

My rig is still high middle.

kbrady, why oh why bother with all those components and go on-board video, I am very by that....

A new A10 AMD comes with a Radeon HD 7660 on board, that would be pretty sweet budget rig starter, right there.

I just noticed OP is trying to pretend his gaming rig is not high end with 3 670 video cards in it, NICE TRY!

Basically my rig runs every game wonderfully I have bought, otherwise I'd have a FX8350 to add, but it's not needed, at this time, to be fair, the top end video card Radeon HD 7950 is the major reason why, indeed.
My previous 5850 would probably be tolerable still, but I was a little greedy this upgrade round.

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24 May 2013   #7

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1

I have watched Logan's video and his seems to be the exception, not the rule. The 3570K I have IS more powerful than the FX 8350 as I do more than fact, I put off buying a dedicated graphics card because I don't do much gaming and the games I do play, the HD4000 graphics do just fine @ 1080p. Frown all you want, but this isn't my first day with a computer and I know what I'm doing lol. I chose to spend my money where it was needed.......and I will get a graphics card soon enough.
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24 May 2013   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1

I am just teasing, I figured as much.

Well, the FX-8350 is the best priced CPU hands down at the moment, AMD's pricing is kinda puzzling, I dunno whose buying the inferior ones, now that they are so close in price.

8 cores is nice, I am using my 6, I run Coretemp with the gadget, and keep my eye on them, sometimes.

I can upgrade but don't need it and don't want the hassles, although for sub $200 I am so tempted.
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24 May 2013   #9

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)

I am even ashame to consider my rig a Gaming rig but I do enjoy my Campaigns immensely. Oh and, smarteyeball... I really really REALLY hate you and your gaming rig!

I know... jealousy does not become me

Woof... I would probably make 2 or 3 rigs with your rig. Now, let me understand something... do you play on all those 3 screens at the same time or I am reading all these wrong?
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24 May 2013   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

As kbrady has already stated, a "gaming rig" is any computer that is built / bought for the intention of gaming. Now weather it is a low, mid or high end gaming computer would all be personal preference, depending on what games you play. Technically, I could buy a $100 computer and play nothing but Solitaire on it and it would be a high end gaming rig (to me) because I would be able to play Solitaire with to problems and maxed out settings. Just like hoe I consider my current rig a high end gaming computer because I can play all my games on maxed out settings with no problems at all.

See your rig to me would not be high end, it would be to the point where it is complete overkill, because I would never need that much power. Now your rig may not be overkill to you but simply high end, again depending on what you do and how you use it.

Well that's how I think of it anyways...


P.S. Nice rig man!
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