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Windows 7: I found the xbox one reveal a REAL turn off so ..........

03 Jun 2013   #1

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I found the xbox one reveal a REAL turn off so ..........

it's off to PC gaming I go
Well where to start . I started this thread off in another person's thread and because you are all so great on here with lot's of reply's and input lot's of folk said 'start your own thread in General Discussions so we'd love to help' sort of thing here's a link to my old post post 1 post 2
Basically I've been thinking about make the move over to PC gaming for a while because at the moment I just have a laptop which is no longer meeting my needs so instead of getting another laptop I want to get a deasktop ( I love gaming and have a xbox 360 and PS2 ) and the fact that the xbox one isn't even a games console ( in my eye's anyway ) I'm going to kill 2 birds with one stone and make the move over to PC gaming. I don't know what M$ were thinking but that new console is a massive 'BOOB' ...yes I know it's not out yet but it's just not for me I feel games consoles have ..well lost their way a little .
So any way I just don't know where to start, I was going to build a PC but I think considering I only got my 1st PC 2 years ago plus others on here have said buy a mid range gaming PC and upgrade from there when I have the , so I just want peoples input. I'm looking at these 3 at the moment apart from one being 6core and the other 2 being 4core I can't tell the difference , would they be rubbish to play games or a good starting point .

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03 Jun 2013   #2

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oh just to add , somebody said what sort of games would you want to play on it ?, I suppose I'd want to play what I can play now on xbox 360, is there a game out there at the moment that is like a bench mark game? what I mean is if my PC can play that it will play owt?
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03 Jun 2013   #3

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)

and what are you playing on Xbox now? what we mean is what Genre as some can be hogs and others put less strain on computers...
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04 Jun 2013   #4

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I didn't know that about the genre thing, you see I don't know much , well here is my list of games I have and play and games I'd like to have and play on my IGN profile. Games I have or want to play I like playing any action/ shooter / adventure / RPG game the only type of game I'm not into is the COD type of game but I'm am into shooters but I prefer a good game story , err sorry I'm abit vague
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04 Jun 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit (Service Pack 1)

Hi Juxxize,

I would suggest taking a look at Ebuyer They have a great selection of machines at decent prices, something like this:

Zoostorm Gaming Desktop PC - Desktops |

In my opinion would be a good base to start with, others will be able to expand on what is good to start with

Edit: And also im with you with the decision about the Xbox One! A real let down
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04 Jun 2013   #6

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cheers Apprentrice5, i notice it's i3, is it better to buy a gaming pc with a better graphics cards but maybe an i3 processor or a PC with a weaker graphics card but i4/5/6 processor ? I know to you guy's it may seem like I'm asking dumb questions but it's the only way I'll learn or have any hope of understanding
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05 Jun 2013   #7

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)

It would be better if I5 + Good/Decent Graphics card but if budget constraints then... i3 Better Graphics

Now, you do need to be careful because what you may think is a Good GPU (Graphics Card) can be a piece of crap in the reviews... Google is your friend.

Buying Allready-Made is one way to go but you will always pay more and not get the good stuff... it is better to invest a bit more money and headaches and built one yourself... the satisfaction alone from it is ten times better than a good sex marathon day :P
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05 Jun 2013   #8

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I know what you mean @AstaLaVista I was super wanting to build my own but in researching it I got so overwhelmed I just thought I'm going to have buy a pre-built and up-grade it later and in the process learn more about ......well everything I'm a little embarrassed to say this but I only got my 1st PC/ laptop 2 years ago but I have learn sooooo much in that time because it interested me , for example I had 3 friends who's laptop were broke, they had owned some sort of PC for at least 5 years but when their laptops broke I fixed them for them ( I think although they've had a PC / laptop longer than me they have spent their time growing plants on Facebook , you know can even grow 'pot' on Facebook these days but that's another story ) anyway my point is I thought I wasn't stupid when it came to computers but I tell you at the moment I'm seeing Graphics Card reviews in my sleep.
Thanks for your advice I'm so glad to have all your input it's really great because I don't have any friends what are techie types , thank goodness for this forum. As you said @AstaLaVista Google is full of reviews for graphics cards and I know for gaming I need a good one which is separate to the motherboard .
Would that PC listed by Apprentrice5 be better than the 3 I picked out( in my 1st post ) and if you guys just point out why that would be really great to help me , I'm assuming it's the fact the graphics card is better.
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05 Jun 2013   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Ok so here is my 2 cents...

As others have mentioned, I would really recommend building your own. You will get a better computer for less money. It can be very overwhelming at first but once you organize everything it becomes very clear. Even if you want, you can tell us what your budget is and we can put together a couple of builds that you can choose from. Now when it comes to the actual building of the computer, it can seem very technical and difficult but it is actually the easiest and most fun part. There are plenty of online tutorials and step by step guides that can help you and walk you through every step.

Now if you are set on buying a pre-built computer, there are a few things that can help you out as well. I always recommend looking into buying used or refurbished machines. You can typically find them on any computer website and usally have warrentys as well. The reason why I recommend them is beause they can be anywhere from 40%-60% off the MSRP price of the computer. When it comes to choosing a pre-built PC, the main thing you want to make sure is that the motherboard and CPU are just what you want. The motherboard and processor are typically the parts that you keep the longest and are harder and more expensive to swap out than other components. If you are looking at Intel, I would recommend a i5 Quad-Core or better and my preferred motherboard brand is Asus, but that's just me.

Anyways I hope this helps and let us know if you have any more questions or concerns.

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06 Jun 2013   #10

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Thank -you Colin for your reply. my budget is about 450.
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