June 18, 2012 at 10:11 am #38024
Hey there, i’ve been thinking of getting a new computer for quite a while. I had some plans for this summer that went down the shitters so I decided to spoiled myself a little earlier than what i’ve originally planned. Here’s a few things that might help you help me make my decision:
1: I’m Idiot. My computer knowledge is almost none existing so please don’t make me buy separate parts to install them. I’ll break the expensive thingies(see that…) in my hands. If you go into technical things, I won’t mind but when i’ll read you i’ll be: I know some of these words…
2: I’m Poor…but not that poor. I won’t go over 7 hundred for this machine….I need to pay my rent and eat too, see…
3: TEH ULTRA MEGAZORD COMPIUTAARGH…I don’t need it. My use would be for gaming, editing and homework. I would like to play Skyrim at high settings but it’s not necessary. I’m mainly kind of tired of missing awesome deals from Steam…
As a plus, it’ll be nice to have a great editing program for videos and whatnot but that is only a plus.
Please give links, prices, videos or your own experiences with your computers that might match my demands. What do you use them for and what are nice tweaks you added to them would help me out.
Thank you.June 18, 2012 at 10:53 am #38030
To be frank, you’re not going to get anything good for only $700. Hell, i recently spent $3700 for a new computer, and it’s STILL shit, so the only thing i could recommend at the moment is to save up $20,000 for ‘The Beast’. It’s total overkill, but that’s apparently what you need to have a working computer these days.June 18, 2012 at 4:31 pm #38097
Your best bet for a computer under $700 is to build one yourself.June 18, 2012 at 4:39 pm #38099
To be frank, you’re not going to get anything good for only $700. Hell, i recently spent $3700 for a new computer, and it’s STILL shit, so the only thing i could recommend at the moment is to save up $20,000 for ‘The Beast’. It’s total overkill, but that’s apparently what you need to have a working computer these days.
How on Earth did you pay 3700$ and yours is still poop?! I spent 900$ (after using coupon epic coupon hunting skillz) and it is great…June 18, 2012 at 4:40 pm #38100
Hmm…Well, you can try looking at HP but spending 700$ in total is not to ideal for a decent machine that can play games.
Unless you can find a great coupon to get money off a 1000$ rig, I’m not sure what you can really do.June 18, 2012 at 4:41 pm #38101
I don’t know… Luck? That’s the best i can think of…June 19, 2012 at 5:08 am #38183
As I said, I don’t need the ultimate computer, what you guys might consider not a decent computer, might be for me. I’m just mainly tired of losing some awesome deals that Steam has but also, I have projects to work on and I just need a “functioning” computer since the one I have is slowly falling apart.
@Pariah: Yes, yes, let me save $20,000 and spend it on a computer….I wish I was a rich mother but unfortunately i’m just a poor little poo.June 19, 2012 at 11:04 am #38223
Well, whatever you do, just make sure you don’t get the Asus Xonar Essence STX. Mine was dead right out of the box, and apparently a lot of them are like that.
What you’re looking for, though, sounds like you’d be fine with onboard sound anyway.June 19, 2012 at 1:03 pm #38268
As stated before building your own is always cheaper. You can buy parts from here, cheaper than store prices.
But, also you can look around at a local store/store’s website and see what Pre-built computers they have with them. Check the specs and typically you can find a computer that excels in one category or two, then you can upgrade it’s faults later. This is the way my Computer was upgraded. It had terrible a Graphics Card and a weak power source, but in the end I only had to upgrade those.
It’s price was $1000 dollars but, that was because we got a bundle that had a large screen, a Printer/Scanner combo with it. Otherwise it alone probably would be in your range maybe $600. But, sadly the upgrades cost me alittle over $300.
Your $700 budget is a hard one to work with to be honest.June 20, 2012 at 4:10 am #38415June 20, 2012 at 8:09 am #38436
Another thing to take into consideration is, what H.I.D.s do you need? You can save a bit of dough if you can still use your old ones.June 20, 2012 at 8:54 am #38447
Your best bet for a computer under $700 is to build one yourself.
Yup. I can run Crysis 2 Enthusiast settings 30fps. My machine $650June 20, 2012 at 11:17 am #38468June 20, 2012 at 11:25 am #38470
Human interface device. You need them to use the computer.June 20, 2012 at 11:31 am #38474
Like a mouse and keyboard?
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