Gaming rig help

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Void's picture
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Hi guys, long time no see!

I am currently going to buy myself a powerful gaming rig, a desktop PC that is. I've been browsing newegg.com for a while, and I've seen some unreal prices, but every single rig I've found some crappy hardware that makes the PC drop a lot in quality. I need help from some of you PC "professionals". Could you help me find a PC that can run pretty much everything on maximum / ultra settings with a budget of $1000-$1200? Keep in mind small details such as noise, I don't want the fan to blow my head off while playing a game.

Thanks,

Void

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You're competent enough on building one, right? If so, BUILD ONE. Use this guide

If not, ASUS generally has decently priced pre-built computers. You also don't need much to run all games on Ultra, my GeForce GTS 250 runs anything on Ultra completely fine.

It's also worth it to drop some things and get an SSD, since they're crazy crazy fast and do so so so so much more than a regular HDD. But, if you're like me and want to wait for a 500GB SSD to be $200, then wait I guess. RAID 0 setup's are relatively fast.

And another tip, if you are only going games, get a lesser CPU and better GPU. If you want fast render speeds and ability to play games, then both!

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I might go with the outstanding category, all the "bottom" hardware except the HDD. 64GB won't do it, even if it's SSD. Thanks for the help :-)

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I'm waiting for SSD's to drop and have more GB, doesn't seem worth the few seconds saved just to load Windows or a couple of games lol

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A faster CPU also means less load times if I'm not mistaken

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It's very minimal differences - very few games are built to utilize four cores (of today), let alone use them for improving load times. As a rule of thumb, it's usually the storage format that helps with load times, but in this specific context, when you compare SSD's to HDD's, there's not much difference there either.