Post Reply Need a New Low/Mid End Gaming System and Need Advice...
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Posted 10/9/16
Well the time has finally come for me to update since I can longer play the MMOs/MMORPGs I always played anymore. My system was bought in 2004 and is well beyond upgrading. My money situation isn't the greatest but I can swing a system under $800 or so. I've been looking at ...

http://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/productdetails/alienware-aurora-r5-desktop/dpcwxt01ddr?s=dhs&oc=dpcwxt01ddr&ST=pla&dgc=ST&cid=298726&lid=5704714&acd=123098073120560&ven1=DPCWXT01DDR:51916301508:901pdb6671:c&ven2=:&ven3=572703567672391312

https://www.walmart.com/ip/46272266?wmlspartner=wlpa&adid=22222222227033822115&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=70913814512&wl4=pla-138878312432&wl5=9001907&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=8175035&wl11=online&wl12=46272266&wl13=&veh=sem

https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00D1KWS3I/reviews-regulararticlelinks-20

https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Gaming-Desktop-Windows-90DG0006US/dp/B014644H86/ref=as_li_ss_tl?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1472386163&sr=1-1&keywords=Lenovo+Y700+desktop&linkCode=ll1&tag=toplaptops009-20&linkId=9eb7a07cab7dcf8729388e90cb653b06

Anyone have any experience with the above systems or the companies that make them? Know any other decent systems that are better in this price range? Any and all help is greatly appreciated as I am completely lost at the minute.
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Out of those options, I'd say the last one, the Lenova desktop.

Alienware's are typically more expensive for their specs than other companies. At the $740 price point it still only has an i3 processor and GTX 950 GPU (while not as bad as the others I'd still rather have a 960)..

The Walmart CyberPower has a good CPU and sufficient Ram/HDD space, but the GPU is quite old being a GTX 730. From reading the reviews as well it seems the PSU has no on-board power for graphics cards making upgrading a bit more of a challenge.

The Amazon Cybertron option has an AMD CPU, which I have no experience with so I can't say anything about its quality. But it also only has a GTX 740 GPU and Windows 8.1.

The Lenova has Win 10, a Core i5 processor, and GTX 960 GPU as well as a 128GB SSD.. Definitely the best option. It is the priciest out of the 4 though coming just barely over your budget before shipping/handling.
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Listen, do away w/ all of those. You're overpaying for pre-built PC's anyway. If you truly want a new PC for gaming, you can always PM me and ask me questions. I'm no expert on computers by any means, but I have built my own and it would have easily been a few hundred dollars more if I bought it pre-built. Also, www.pcpartpicker.com is an amazing website for putting together your PC digitally. It tallies up the total cost and even lets you know if something isn't compatible w/ one of your components.
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Barbobot wrote:

Out of those options, I'd say the last one, the Lenova desktop.

Alienware's are typically more expensive for their specs than other companies. At the $740 price point it still only has an i3 processor and GTX 950 GPU (while not as bad as the others I'd still rather have a 960)..

The Walmart CyberPower has a good CPU and sufficient Ram/HDD space, but the GPU is quite old being a GTX 730. From reading the reviews as well it seems the PSU has no on-board power for graphics cards making upgrading a bit more of a challenge.

The Amazon Cybertron option has an AMD CPU, which I have no experience with so I can't say anything about its quality. But it also only has a GTX 740 GPU and Windows 8.1.

The Lenova has Win 10, a Core i5 processor, and GTX 960 GPU as well as a 128GB SSD.. Definitely the best option. It is the priciest out of the 4 though coming just barely over your budget before shipping/handling.





Lemontitties wrote:

Listen, do away w/ all of those. You're overpaying for pre-built PC's anyway. If you truly want a new PC for gaming, you can always PM me and ask me questions. I'm no expert on computers by any means, but I have built my own and it would have easily been a few hundred dollars more if I bought it pre-built. Also, www.pcpartpicker.com is an amazing website for putting together your PC digitally. It tallies up the total cost and even lets you know if something isn't compatible w/ one of your components.


Thanks for the help guys . I'm weighing my options now less difficultly thanks to you guys .
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I would advise you check out...

https://www.cyberpowerpc.com/

They sell pre-built PC's and I wouldn't recommend them, but you can select a basic desktop and pick and choose the parts you want to install based off your budget. I've built 1 PC in my lifetime, and I've bought 2 PC's from here, it's pretty solid. My only advise to you, is check out the forums on there, build your PC through the parts you want, and they save the list, post it up on the forums and ask for advice if it's solid before purchasing. I did that and received a lot of help from people on there.

Also, always add brand name parts to your PC and always pick the secured packaging, so no parts get disconnected when it arrives. Best of luck man!
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Kinky-Bootsies wrote:

I would advise you check out...

https://www.cyberpowerpc.com/

They sell pre-built PC's and I wouldn't recommend them, but you can select a basic desktop and pick and choose the parts you want to install based off your budget. I've built 1 PC in my lifetime, and I've bought 2 PC's from here, it's pretty solid. My only advise to you, is check out the forums on there, build your PC through the parts you want, and they save the list, post it up on the forums and ask for advice if it's solid before purchasing. I did that and received a lot of help from people on there.

Also, always add brand name parts to your PC and always pick the secured packaging, so no parts get disconnected when it arrives. Best of luck man!


Thank you for the help . I'll check their forums out too .
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