$700 Gaming PC

Discussion in 'Staging Area' started by Airsoftm4dude, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. Airsoftm4dude

    Airsoftm4dude New Member

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    The title says it all. Trying to get a gaming pc for around $700 or less. I would prefer not having to build my own.

    (trying to run things like COD:WAW Custom Zombies and Steam)

    Thanks!
     
  2. SilentVectorX

    SilentVectorX Member

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    Anything with a quad-core and a 500-series Nvidea GTX should do fine. I'm able to run Battlefield 3 on max settings, all silky-smooth like :D
     

  3. TheLostCause

    TheLostCause New Member

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    This belongs in the staging area, this is not airsoft related.

    Edit: Maybe look on ebay? and Also post in the Wanted section of classifieds for non airsoft items.
     
  4. theonlyBuster

    theonlyBuster Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    You can get $1000 quality by building it with a $700 budget and not do anything too extreme. More or less just put everything together. And the hardest part is installing drivers


    But anyways are you looking for just the desktop or a monitor also? Also are we talking keyboard, mouse, speakers, etc, or again simply the desktop?
    What size and type hard drive are you looking for?
    Any preference on brand/maker?
    Would if bother you if you bought a unit THEN had to swap out a few parts?
     
  5. rich635

    rich635 Active Member

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    Buying a desktop then switching out parts would be difficult if it was from someone like Dell or HP. The cases wouldn't fit anything, the PSU would be crap, there wouldn't be enough PCI-e slots...it'd be better to either get a PC from a gaming company (besides Alienware) or build it yourself. Still, answer some of Buster's questions (peripherals, monitor, etc) and we might be able to help you come up with a decent build. Building a computer is pretty easy, it's like Legos, just with screws and the pain of finding and installing the correct drivers. No modding needed for a basic build.
     
  6. SilentVectorX

    SilentVectorX Member

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    My desktop is an HP Elite with a GTX 560 crammed in. No problems, though the stock PSU was just *barely* within the specs I needed.