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Windows 7: What do I look for in a good gaming pc/graphics card?

17 Feb 2011   #11
simmo

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigboi972 View Post
whats the best place to buy a pc that can handle games? or where can i buy that will allow me to customize it i dont know how to build a pc
Your in the States..you have Voodoo, Falcon Northwest, etc.Buy a PC magazine like PC User (or w/e u get there) as some companies send new PC's in to be evaluated and tested.
Will give you some idea what they are using in there system builds. Building your own is not that difficult. Get a mate to help you that builds his own and done once you never forget.


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17 Feb 2011   #12
bigboi972

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

will anything with at least an i5 processor and an nvidia card work for me when it comes to games
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17 Feb 2011   #13
ezeht

 
 

Ha ha sorry- Maybe I should have broken my post into 4 or 5 or so..
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18 Feb 2011   #14
simmo

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigboi972 View Post
will anything with at least an i5 processor and an nvidia card work for me when it comes to games
At this rate ur thread is gunna be 100 pages long..try being a little more specific...as in which i5 and what vid card
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18 Feb 2011   #15
BugMeister

Windows10 Pro - 64Bit vs.10547
 
 

- if it's laptop you're after, these look nice:
Toshiba Qosmio® Laptop Computers | US.Toshiba.com

bought the missus a Toshiba Satellite model for Christmas..

- great build quality..
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19 Feb 2011   #16
bigboi972

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

[QUOTE=simmo;1246444]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigboi972 View Post
will anything with at least an i5 processor and an nvidia card work for me when it comes to games
At this rate ur thread is gunna be 100 pages long..try being a little more specific...as in which i5 and what vid card [/QUOTE
Ok I was thinking for games such as battle field 2 or crysis would a pc with the following work when it comes to smooth game play.

Intel® Core™ i5-560M Mobile Processor 2.66 GHz 32nm 3M L3 Cache Max Turbo Frequency: 3.20 GHz

320GB 5400RPM SATA300 Hard Drive

Intel PM55 Chipset Mainboard

NVIDIA GTS250M 1GB DDR3 VRAM Video
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20 Feb 2011   #17
simmo

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

[QUOTE=bigboi972;1249853]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by simmo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigboi972 View Post
will anything with at least an i5 processor and an nvidia card work for me when it comes to games
At this rate ur thread is gunna be 100 pages long..try being a little more specific...as in which i5 and what vid card [/QUOTE
Ok I was thinking for games such as battle field 2 or crysis would a pc with the following work when it comes to smooth game play.

Intel® Core™ i5-560M Mobile Processor 2.66 GHz 32nm 3M L3 Cache Max Turbo Frequency: 3.20 GHz

320GB 5400RPM SATA300 Hard Drive

Intel PM55 Chipset Mainboard

NVIDIA GTS250M 1GB DDR3 VRAM Video
Your thinking of a laptop? I would think most laptops would have a battle running either of the games you mention..Crysis is very demanding on Graphics...

Battlefeild 2 or Bad Company 2? BC2 is very demanding on the CPU.

That said Laptops are not something I know much about...I would'nt bother buying one personally. Good for emails net surfing utubeing facebooking etc...serious gaming? no.
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22 Feb 2011   #18
lnav83

Windows 8.1 Pro w/ Media Center 64-Bit
 
 

I would probably wait a few weeks and get a sandy bridge laptop.

Just put this together on avadirect.com:
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GAMING NOTEBOOK *Pre-Order Only* Clevo P151HM Core™i7 Gaming Notebook, 15.6" Full HD Matte LED LCD, NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 460M 1.5GB Graphics $1479.41 $1479.41
CLEVO P151HM-R Core™ i7 Notebook Barebone, Intel® HM65, 15.6" Full HD LED Matte, FPR, PCIe x16 MXM-III Discrete Graphics
INTEL Core™ i7-2720QM Quad-Core 2.2GHz, HD Graphics 3000, 6MB L3 Cache, 32nm, 45W, Retail
NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 460M 1.5GB GDDR5 Mobile Graphics Card for P151HM
CRUCIAL 4GB (2 x 2GB) PC3-10600 DDR3 1333MHz SDRAM SODIMM, CL9, Non-ECC
SEAGATE 500GB Momentus 5400.6, 5400 RPM, 8MB cache, 2.5-Inch, SATA 3 Gb/s, w/ G-Force Protection, OEM
CLEVO Dual Layer Super-Multi DVD±RW Optical Drive for Clevo P151HM
NETWORK Built-in 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet LAN Card
WIRELESS Wireless 802.11b/g/n LAN Card and Bluetooth Module
NOTEBOOK ACCESSORY AC Adapter 100-240V (Included)
NOTEBOOK ACCESSORY Built-in Fingerprint Reader (Included)
MICROSOFT Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition, OEM
SERVICE System Binder
WARRANTY Standard 1 Year Warranty for Clevo Notebooks
That will play anything with decent settings.
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