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Re: Advice on buying or building a PC or Laptop
« Reply #825 on: November 16, 2015, 09:25:42 pm »
I'm kind of out of it when it comes to hot **** PC parts privvy info stuff

I have a budget of $1k and would like to play Witcher 3 on the highest settings 1k can get to; can you anyone point me in a good direction?
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Re: Advice on buying or building a PC or Laptop
« Reply #826 on: November 16, 2015, 10:15:12 pm »


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All magic comes at a price, dearie

In all seriousness, how soon do you really need it? Bear in mind that black friday is soon approaching and select prices are about to dip faster than a fat guy at Cold Stone Creamery. Upcoming sales are about to be your best chance.

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Re: Advice on buying or building a PC or Laptop
« Reply #827 on: November 17, 2015, 08:33:03 am »
I'm kind of out of it when it comes to hot **** PC parts privvy info stuff

I have a budget of $1k and would like to play Witcher 3 on the highest settings 1k can get to; can you anyone point me in a good direction?

I can't promise I'd be able to be available to help you get any Black Friday deals since I work retail, but I'd be happy to sit down with you and spec out a system via Steam or PM/email.

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Re: Advice on buying or building a PC or Laptop
« Reply #828 on: November 17, 2015, 08:38:37 am »
I can't promise I'd be able to be available to help you get any Black Friday deals since I work retail

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Re: Advice on buying or building a PC or Laptop
« Reply #829 on: November 18, 2015, 01:37:52 pm »
www.reddit.com/r/buildapc and www.reddit.com/r/buildapcsales are both pretty good resources for learning about PC building and deals on parts.

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Re: Advice on buying or building a PC or Laptop
« Reply #830 on: November 18, 2015, 06:11:16 pm »
Not a good one
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Re: Advice on buying or building a PC or Laptop
« Reply #831 on: December 24, 2015, 11:23:53 pm »
Dunno how much help I need. Mostly going with this build if I can get some decent sales 'cause I'm aiming for 500 or under.
That goddamned Win7 disc is cramping my style, man.

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/tsMJJx
The RAM is there just because. Doesn't matter as long as it's DDR3 16GB - 32 GB. Current mobo is from like 2008 and maxes at 8 GB which is incredigay.
The graphics card is already in. Cheap as hell, got it earlier this year for around 100.
Pretty married to the motherboard at this point. I just want something simple and don't care about OC.

So yeah, I'm hoping I get a good deal on that processor. I have a Q9450. Performance comparison puts the i5-4460 at nearly double or something which is the crux of the entire build.

The other issue is the power supply. Want something decent without going nuts. The thing will probably not be near or at max load. Last time I got a 650w but sometimes 750w are cheaper.

This will all be in CAD but it's 0.72 to the USD at the moment and it's causing some grief.
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Re: Advice on buying or building a PC or Laptop
« Reply #832 on: December 25, 2015, 09:51:13 pm »
Looks cool!

On the topic of power supply, get whatever you need and not much more. But don't cheap out on a power supply either.

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Re: Advice on buying or building a PC or Laptop
« Reply #833 on: December 25, 2015, 11:19:55 pm »
Yeah, it shouldn't be a huge prob. But if I don't get some decent deals for this stuff soon I'ma probably just wait and watch for sales over the next few months and try to do one part at a time.
The upgrade isn't exactly essential. Just something I want.
It's funny though. Last time I upgraded (and by that I mean built an entirely new rig) was when Just Cause 2 came out. Now I wanna do a major upgrade when Just Cause 3 is out kinda by coincidence. Sorta.
Game kinda runs like a bag of wet dicks but I don't really care all that much. I just want improved performance and to replace old parts.
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Re: Advice on buying or building a PC or Laptop
« Reply #834 on: December 30, 2015, 10:42:49 pm »
Got the RAM, CPU, and HDD. Waiting on a backordered PSU, MB. The OS is being shipped here directly from another store.
I was able to do some price matching so I could order most things at the same place. Unfortunately the website stock was wrong and I misunderstood the email.
So I guess I'll have to head back out to that store in a couple more days.

But yeah.

soon
performannnnnce
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Re: Advice on buying or building a PC or Laptop
« Reply #835 on: December 31, 2015, 08:01:19 am »
Star Citizen.

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Re: Advice on buying or building a PC or Laptop
« Reply #836 on: December 31, 2015, 10:16:27 am »
more like fart citizen
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Re: Advice on buying or building a PC or Laptop
« Reply #837 on: December 31, 2015, 03:12:34 pm »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4g4QbpQ25LA" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4g4QbpQ25LA</a>

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Re: Advice on buying or building a PC or Laptop
« Reply #838 on: January 06, 2016, 05:22:14 am »
Got the email yesterday that the MB and PSU arrived. It's a shame a higher quality PSU went on sale in the meanwhile but whatever.
So hopefully I'll be awake enough to build the thing later tonight. Today I'll do some backups.

I've been also thinking about a UPS but those can get pretty expensive. Maybe later.
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Re: Advice on buying or building a PC or Laptop
« Reply #839 on: January 06, 2016, 10:04:30 am »
That is definitely a bonus that you can consider later.