$1500.00 gaming PC Budget
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February 15, 2013, 08:00 AM
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Lorraine, Quebec.
Originally Posted by
I would like to see either a slight modification or some 'descriptions' added to help guide people posting with this format.
PC will be
. That means what types of
you'll be performing.
-This question should not only be what you're using, but the performance you want in these tasks. i.e. you want everything to load fast, or apply filters/encoding real fast or you just need it to work, even if it takes a bit longer. Do you want to multi-task and run lots of things at once? What will you usually run at the same time?
is acceptable as long as it's not more than a 20% spread
-Does this include taxes, shipping, extended warranty coverage, etc. What isn't included in your budget and you have a separate budget for?
will be buying
. That means, are you an
-Fanboy, etc, etc, etc, you get the picture.
, and if so, what those parts are.
-This includes re-using peripherals such as a monitor, keyboard+mouse, speakers, your copy of an OS (i.e. windows retail version).
-If you have, what conclusions have you drawn so far. If you haven't, why not (maybe just intimidating)?
or run the system at
-If you plan to over-clock, what are your expectations and current experience level? What do you want your experience level to be after you finish your over-clock?
do you plan to build it?
-Have you bought any parts yet, when are you starting to buy parts and when do you want to physically be putting it together?
do you use?
-If this is for gaming, tell us what resolution and the settings you wish to have in games (max everything, high, medium, or low). Do you turn AA on and do you care about gaming technology with PhysX, CUDA, eyfinity, 3D, etc?
10. Are there any specific
-Is there something you don't want to go without? USB 3.0 support, wifi n, SSD (solid state drives), blu-ray support, SATA3 6.0Gb/s, Super quiet case (low noise system), all-in-one memory card reader, specific front panel support? Those are just a few examples. If you aren't sure, but know you want to have 'the latest and greatest support' then just say so.
I find that I'm constantly asking for more when people use this 'pre-built' Q&A and they aren't putting much thought into each category and understanding why we ask. If someone would be willing to make some update, I would much appreciate this as it would really help everyone.
But yea, i agree with bond, 1.5k$ will get you a delicious machine.
My System Specs
asus P5Q vanilla
4Gig Mushkin redlines DDR2
Evga GTX 550 ti - Bought used from MARSTG - works great EVGA 9800GT 512Meg -backup/spare
intel 335 240gig ssd and seagate 7200 rpm 600 gig HD
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