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Old Today, 10:07 AM   #1
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PC Desktop builders/aficionados - recommendations?

Im looking to spend about $500 on a desktop tower and would like to know what level of optimization I could achieve for that kind of money? Ive never built a desktop and Im not necessarily sure thats the route that I want to take.. I was more leaning towards buying one of the towers available on ebay that have about 6-8 GB of ram and 3.8-4.0 ghz processing and a shitty graphics card, and then purchasing a better graphics card separately (though i dont know which one to go for). I dont need a lot of storage. 250-500GB should suffice..

My main uses would be recording music, general everyday use, and a few computer games (starcraft ii, and gta 5 when it finally comes out). The higher i can run those graphics settings the better, imo. Thanks!
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Post in the computer thread! DamienEX and some of the others are pretty cool. But I'll post a build in that sort of range in a sec!
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You're gonna need a good processor to run GTA 5 I believe.
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Post in the computer thread! DamienEX and some of the others are pretty cool. But I'll post a build in that sort of range in a sec!


Crap, i didnt see the computer thread. But thank you, looking forward to your recommendations
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You won't run GTA V well on a $500 computer, but if you get it custom built from an American Overclockers you should be able to at least run it. For a decent gaming PC you need to spend at least £500
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being able to run gta5 well depends on how shit the pc port is
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being able to run gta5 well depends on how shit the pc port is
aaaand on how heavy it is on the processor and graphics card
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There are some predicted requirements here:http://www.game-debate.com/games/in...heft%20Auto%20V

No idea how accurate they are.
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aaaand on how heavy it is on the processor and graphics card
Well, you're not getting a powerhouse CPU and GPU in a $500 build.

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aaaand on how heavy it is on the processor and graphics card
but mostly on how shit the pc port is
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but mostly on how shit the pc port is

I remember a guy had two GTX Titans in SLI and couldn't even run the CoD: Ghosts port at 60 fps on High settings.

inb4 "lulz y play cod?"
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but mostly on how shit the pc port is
hey, if your hardware isn't up to scratch, how good the port is is irrelevant. the port matters but the hardware does a lot, especially with a recently released game
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$500 is like less than £400 so yeah thats a really low budget in the first place and I you'll be struggling to meet your desires I fear.

This is a pretty good video.

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$500 is like less than £400 so yeah thats a really low budget in the first place and I you'll be struggling to meet your desires I fear.

This is a pretty good video.



Thanks for the information. Ill give that a looksee
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