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Want to buy all-in-one good for sc2 PC.
May 22 2010, 1:54 pm
By: Super Duper  

May 22 2010, 1:54 pm Super Duper Post #1



Price Range: $650-850. +OS Cost.
OS: XP


I need a good video card, obviously.
I have my reasons not to buy the parts and build it together. Just link me a nice all-in-one PC.



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May 22 2010, 3:01 pm Forsaken Archer Post #2



When you say all-in-one, you mean a computer that is built into the screen, right?



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May 22 2010, 3:25 pm Excalibur Post #3

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I think she means a PC already built because she doesn't feel like building it.

I cannot support such a decision.




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May 22 2010, 3:55 pm Super Duper Post #4



What's wrong with that, Ex?



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May 22 2010, 4:02 pm Centreri Post #5

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883227179

It should be able to play any game very, very well.

Post has been edited 1 time(s), last time on May 22 2010, 5:54 pm by Centreri.



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May 22 2010, 5:40 pm Forsaken Archer Post #6



Go to newegg. Go to PC & Laptops. Click "All-in-one." That phase has a distinct type of computer where it's just a screen (like the mac book or whatever the hell it is).

Anyways, as far as pre-built computers go, I would agree with the ibuypower gaming computers (I would pick an intel processor though :)). They should be fine. I would also recommend just building one yourself though.



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May 22 2010, 5:59 pm Centreri Post #7

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I would normally prefer Intel too (because apparently everyone should), but that still seems like a very solid processor, and that was the cheapest desktop that came with a 5770. I don't think Ciara will be disappointed. :P



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May 22 2010, 6:48 pm LooKe Post #8



I'll tell you what, I was an intel guy until a few months ago, and shopping around for a system <$1000 you pretty much should go AMD because they own the market of budget chips. Intel still has the best high end cheaps without a doubt though.
Second, while building I wouldn't pay an extra $30 for the 965, but here in a pre built it's worth it.
+1 to the above computer.



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May 23 2010, 4:59 am rockz Post #9

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Go to a computer shop and ask them how much it will be to build everything/what they recommend.

In any case, you'll get what you pay for. The processor won't matter. The graphics card should be better than or equal to a 4850, 5750, GTS 250/9800 GTX.



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May 23 2010, 7:42 am Jack Post #10

>be faceless void >mfw I have no face

Why can't you build it?



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May 23 2010, 9:39 am LooKe Post #11



Quote from rockz
Go to a computer shop and ask them how much it will be to build everything/what they recommend.

In any case, you'll get what you pay for. The processor won't matter. The graphics card should be better than or equal to a 4850, 5750, GTS 250/9800 GTX.

Get a 5770 or better, no reason to get a 4850. If you are going to, just get a 4870...which is equivalent to a 5770, but the 5770 adds dx11.



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May 23 2010, 1:16 pm rockz Post #12

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Quote from name:JB4times4
Quote from rockz
Go to a computer shop and ask them how much it will be to build everything/what they recommend.

In any case, you'll get what you pay for. The processor won't matter. The graphics card should be better than or equal to a 4850, 5750, GTS 250/9800 GTX.

Get a 5770 or better, no reason to get a 4850. If you are going to, just get a 4870...which is equivalent to a 5770, but the 5770 adds dx11.
4850 is cheaper than a 4870. There's a very good reason. Also, remember that 2 4850s beat a 5850.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883227245
will do fine and leaves you $200 for your monitor.



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May 23 2010, 3:00 pm Excalibur Post #13

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Quote from Jack
Why can't you build it?
She's being stubborn.




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May 23 2010, 4:06 pm Centreri Post #14

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Ex, cut it out. There are perfectly good reasons to buy a pre-made as opposed to building it yourself - lack of knowledge, not wanting to deal with the hassle of defective parts, etc. Saving $100 may not be worth all that. There are perfectly capable builds in her price range.



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May 23 2010, 6:14 pm rockz Post #15

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Being lazy isn't a good reason. You don't actually save money either, especially if you try to rebuild the system:

The reason to build your own is to a) become smarter, b) get quality components, c) save money using old components. If you don't like to learn about computers, don't care about your computer as long as it works, and don't care about wasting old stuff, then there's no reason to build your own. Ex just dislikes people like this, and for a good reason. They tend to be the people who make those inane questions on Yahoo! answers.



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May 23 2010, 7:21 pm LooKe Post #16



Quote from rockz
4850 is cheaper than a 4870. There's a very good reason. Also, remember that 2 4850s beat a 5850.
I would never recommend starting with crossfire to anyone though, so why buy an outdated gpu to add another outdated one a few months/years down the road? I personally would go 5770.

Quote from rockz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883227245
will do fine and leaves you $200 for your monitor.
Did you notice that 3/7 reviews had bad memory and were blue screening? If you were to get it without any problems then yes, that is a decent build.

Quote from rockz
Being lazy isn't a good reason. You don't actually save money either, especially if you try to rebuild the system
The reason to build your own is to a) become smarter, b) get quality components, c) save money using old components. If you don't like to learn about computers, don't care about your computer as long as it works, and don't care about wasting old stuff, then there's no reason to build your own. Ex just dislikes people like this, and for a good reason. They tend to be the people who make those inane questions on Yahoo! answers.
I would disagree. Building your own computer is good and dandy if you enjoy that thing, or can put up with it. But if not, there's no reason to. Also you can know how your computer works without building it.



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May 24 2010, 3:58 am rockz Post #17

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Quote from name:JB4times4
I would never recommend starting with crossfire to anyone though, so why buy an outdated gpu to add another outdated one a few months/years down the road? I personally would go 5770.
My point was that a 4850 is more than half a 5850. It's still an excellent card and will last a few years, depending on the games played. It obviously won't play metro 2033, but it will play sc2, any source game, and farmville with over 60 fps. Shoot, it plays crysis on high. You have some ridiculously high standards. I'm surprised you didn't mention that you should never get a GTS 250 because it's a 4 year old card.
Quote from name:JB4times4
Did you notice that 3/7 reviews had bad memory and were blue screening? If you were to get it without any problems then yes, that is a decent build.
Yes, I did. That's what RMAs are for and why you don't want to buy an all in one.
Quote from name:JB4times4
I would disagree. Building your own computer is good and dandy if you enjoy that thing, or can put up with it. But if not, there's no reason to. Also you can know how your computer works without building it.
While it's theoretically possible, it seems pretty unlikely to me that someone would know how computers work, know how to build a computer, and never build a computer. If the only reason to build a computer is because you enjoy it or can put up with it, then very few people would build their own computers.



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May 24 2010, 4:03 am Jack Post #18

>be faceless void >mfw I have no face

My dad knows how to build computers but just doesn't have time or want the hassle. But I doubt that's ciara's case.



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May 24 2010, 5:06 am Forsaken Archer Post #19



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It obviously won't play metro 2033
My 4850 played metro just fine.



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May 29 2010, 9:18 pm Super Duper Post #20



Bought this:
Alienware W7
AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 945 Processor 4.0 GHZ
HP Elite
64 Bit



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