Powerful PC's

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  1. Makaveli96

    Makaveli96 New Member

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    I need some opinions on these 2 PCs:

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5611886&sku=G180-0123


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    http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/s...e9300z_series&a1=Category&v1=High performance

    Which would you choose? Because Im planning to purchase something under $1000 that can handle applications like Sony Vegas and Adobe Photoshop. Also, I want to be able to play games like Sims 3, Mw2 and so on.. and other PC suggestions are welcome.. just try to keep it under $1000.
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    iPwn Community Development Staff Member

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    You don't need much for MW2. MW2 runs well at max settings on 2 GHz dual core and 256 mb nvidia 8600 graphics.

    The Gateway seems great though!
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    Go with the first one, the one from TigerDirect. Seems pretty solid.
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    Makaveli96 New Member

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    Thanks, iPwn and Led. I had my eye on the Gateway from the first time, I just needed second/third opinions.. Anyone else that might wanna add are welcome to do so

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    Have you looked into building a computer? It's not that hard, very rewarding, and, best of all, can save you money.
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    Makaveli96 New Member

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    Yes, I have been planning on building a good PC for some time.. I just need something quick that can handle heavy processing.
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    One, AMD Phenom II X4. 2, nVidia GTS 250. 3, 1 TB HDD Hard drive. 4,500 Watt PSU. 5, Case. 6, Motherboard.

    Should cost $500-600.
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    This is a good set up, but if you don't want to have the urge to upgrade in less than a year I suggest at least an Intel Core i5/i7 Processor, a DDR3 motherboard an Nvidia GTX 260 and 2 500gb hard drives (so you can put them in Raid 0 for increased speed) and obviously a power supply, case, and ddr3 ram.
    Also that build won't handle "heavy" processing. That's a basic setup these days.
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    Those links to the PCs make me feel ashamed for having a 2003 Dell Desktop that only has 512MB RAM.


    :x
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    iPwn Community Development Staff Member

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    I don't see why you would have to upgrade for 5 years with the set up i told him about. As long as he doesn't by PCs just to stay up to date and he buys them based on how it actually performs and his needs, a GTS 250 and a Phenom X4 is more than enough.

    For a one year upgrade I would suggest a 2.5 GHz Athlon X2 and a 9600GT and 2 GB RAM
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    I mean seriously. I've been using a 1.8 GHz Core Duo and 2 GB DDR2 and integrated graphics for 5 years and Windows 7 runs great.

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