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Owen Zaytsev
09-27-2009, 08:08 AM
im looking to buy a new gaming PC because i have to run games such as Empire: Total War on low :(
Can you get a good gaming PC for 1,000ish that can run a game such as Empire: Total War on the highest settings?
if no... how much should i be looking to spend?

DarkWasp
09-27-2009, 09:10 AM
im looking to buy a new gaming PC because i have to run games such as Empire: Total War on low :(
Can you get a good gaming PC for 1,000ish that can run a game such as Empire: Total War on the highest settings?
if no... how much should i be looking to spend?

Actually you can get a pretty top scale PC for that amount.

For example:
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=FS-030-OE

I don't know if this is the most efficient choice money->speedwise.. But, you can set it up with a HD 4890, (make sure you give it a 64-bit system because it has more RAM than a 32-bit can use)

It has a nice trusted powersupply, an i7 920 which is quite fast and it's already overclocked which is extremely nice (to have an OC'd computer that doesnt void the warranty).

You'd be able to run anything out now on high/very high without slowdowns.

Owen Zaytsev
09-27-2009, 09:30 AM
Thanks for replying
That does look very nice, i thought id have to fork out over 2,000 on the estimate i took from a alienware, guess with them you just pay for the ability to change all the ligts and make it look pretty :P
Once again thanks, ill defiantly be looking into that
So is the HD 4850 not very good??

renegadeafk
09-27-2009, 09:34 AM
its good but you could get better for 1k like a 4870 or 4890.

Owen Zaytsev
09-27-2009, 09:37 AM
hmmm i think ill look into upgrading to a 4890 then seeing as its only about 70 on top :D

DarkWasp
09-27-2009, 10:07 AM
hmmm i think ill look into upgrading to a 4890 then seeing as its only about 70 on top :D

Quite a deal too since in a $ -> conversion, the HD 4890 would normally be atleast 110

Doc2142
09-27-2009, 10:44 AM
Yes 1k is alot of money if u konw how to build a computer you can get like a top notch with a nice monitor too like a 23 Inch. Never go to those expensive f
gaming computers most of them are rip off

DarkWasp
09-27-2009, 10:48 AM
Uh oh, I forgot the monitor and the speakers. How big should the monitor be?

Owen Zaytsev
09-27-2009, 01:09 PM
Im not really too keen on building my own PC even though it would mean saving money, i wouldnt really know where to start lol
and the monitor dosent really matter atm, i can take it off my other PC until i get more funds for a lovley one :D

Owen Zaytsev
09-28-2009, 01:21 AM
im begining to think maybe building my own is the best option as i can choose what i want to go in it and also it may work out cheaper. however do i need a high level of techinal knowledge?? because i do have alot of it ahaha, i do however have a friend who lives up my road who has a pretty high level and i can call on once or twice for advice. so is it really that hard?

sideways
09-28-2009, 02:58 AM
Nah, it's not too hard. The manuals that come with motherboards are pretty straight forward on how to set up/build your computer. Also if you have any questions just ask us. I also recommend browsing videos on how to build a computer.

Isy
09-28-2009, 03:12 AM
Indeed. A few tutorials later, you can surely build your own. And for support and help, you might want to call your friend from up the road. ;)

lhwj
09-28-2009, 04:05 AM
If you can get your friend to help you build then that's great.

Now for about 1000 I would pick these parts:

Intel i5 750
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/CPUs+%2F+Processors/Intel/Core+i5/Intel+i5+750+CPU+%5B2.66GHz%2C+Retail%2C+Socket+11 56%5D+?productId=37674

Gigabyte P55-US3L
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Motherboards/Intel+Socket+1156/Gigabyte+P55-US3L+Motherboard+LGA+1156+Socket+GA-P55-US3L+?productId=37774

G.SKILL DDR3 1333 PC10666 4GB
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Memory/DDR3/DDR3+1333+(PC3-10666)/G.SKILL+DDR3+1333+PC10666+4GB+(2GB+x+2)+?productId =37610

XFX RADEON HD 5850 1GB
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Graphics+Cards/PCI-E/ATI+Radeon+5000+Series+PCI-E/XFX+RADEON+HD+5850+1GB+Graphics+card+?productId=37 985

1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3
http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/1TB+Samsung+Spinpoint+F3+SATA2+7200RPM+32MB+cache+ ?productId=37726

LG 22x DVDRW/RAM SATA Internal Drive
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/CD%2FDVD+Drives/Internal/SATA/LG+22x+DVDRW%2FRAM+SATA+Internal+Drive+-+black+?productId=37292

Cooler Master Storm Scout Gaming Case
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Cases/MIDI+Tower/Cooler+Master+Storm+Scout+Gaming+Case+SGC-2000-KKN1?productId=36092

Corsair TX 650W
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/Components/PowerSupplies/Corsair/CMPSU-650TXUK.html

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64 OEM with Windows 7 Voucher
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Software/Operating+Systems/Microsoft+Windows+Vista+Home+Premium+64+OEM+with+W indows+7+Voucher+?productId=36921

Asus VH226H 22"
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.html?ASU-VH226

Total comes up to 975.11 without shipping.

The 5850 isn't in stock, but you can expect it to be released next week.

Luke

Owen Zaytsev
09-28-2009, 06:22 AM
WOW, thanks very very much for this list, is 2.66GHz CPU fast enough to run the best games at very high detail settings???

Isy
09-28-2009, 06:24 AM
It's the new i5. Not as good as the High End 17, but still very good. This is a killer PC for a very decent price. Beats the hell out of those prebuilts. ;)

lhwj
09-28-2009, 06:26 AM
Clock speed is not really relevant, as a 2.66 GHz Nehalem is a lot better than a 2.66 Core 2. Games would play quite well at stock speed, for games which are processor bound you could overclock to get more performance but that shouldn't be necessary at all.

In case you didn't know, this i5 750 was released just two weeks ago ;)

Luke

Owen Zaytsev
09-28-2009, 06:27 AM
ahaha nice thanks so much, im also intrested in buliding my own PC and i can say "yea I BUILT that mo-fo!" :D