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Old 11-26-2014, 05:31 PM
Papa Deuce Papa Deuce is offline
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Default $750 max budget for a pre-built PC. Need suggestions.

This is primarily for playing WoW and basic computing.

I have no desire to learn how to build a PC at my age.

I would rather have an i5 with a good video card, than have an i7 with a not so good video card. And if I can get 8 gig of ram that would be a bonus.

Would like at least 2GB of video ram.

Is this reasonable?

Dell had one for $699 that had everything I wanted except it had a pretty cheesy video card, and they didn't offer any upgrades for that card.
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Old 11-26-2014, 08:24 PM
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http://pcpartpicker.com/guide/hNPxFT...t-gaming-build

I came up with this, which I know I said I don't want to build, but a buddy said he would build it.
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Old 11-26-2014, 08:26 PM
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Ah completely missed the prebuilt part of the post I was going to recommend the http://www.reddit.com/r/buildapc subreddit for ideas but I guess with prebuilts that's completely useless.

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Old 11-27-2014, 07:09 AM
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http://pcpartpicker.com/guide/hNPxFT...t-gaming-build

I came up with this, which I know I said I don't want to build, but a buddy said he would build it.
That looks like a solid build, and thats a nice deal on that video card! When I have some time later I'll try and come up with something for you. Only problem I saw was that you had no OS, do you already have a 64-bit copy of windows?
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Old 11-27-2014, 10:59 AM
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I would need to by an OS.... I would likely go with 7, 64bit.
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Old 11-27-2014, 11:33 AM
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http://pcpartpicker.com/guide/hNPxFT...t-gaming-build

I came up with this, which I know I said I don't want to build, but a buddy said he would build it.
That's not a bad machine for the money. Go with Win7 as Win8 not only is shockingly bad but also eats up way too much power of your machine.
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Old 11-27-2014, 12:41 PM
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That's not a bad machine for the money. Go with Win7 as Win8 not only is shockingly bad but also eats up way too much power of your machine.
Meh, I myself run windows 7 but as for the windows 8 thing I'm pretty sure thats just a myth. Some games like battlefield are optimized for it and offer some slight fps boosts in comparison to 7. Just go for whichever os has a better deal. Just make sure you're buying 64 bit. OEMs are a good deal but just be mindful that when you have to upgrade to a new mobo you will have to buy a new OEM key
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Old 11-27-2014, 11:32 PM
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Yeah I've never been a big fan of Win 8 or 8.1 but all my games work completely flawlessly plus I hear it will be upgraded to Windows 9 sometime for free.

Would probably not be a great idea to avoid it for games given a lot of newer games need the newer directx versions only Win 8 or better supports properly.
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Old 11-28-2014, 11:33 AM
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Well, thanks all for the opinions.... I got an email from Costco for a Dell they were selling for $899 including a 27" monitor. It has 8.1. But when I got the email, I remembered that I had a Costco gift card for $100 that I won in a raffle.... so I bought this:


Intel® Core i7-4790 Processor 3.6GHz
16GB Dual Channel DDR3 1600MHz RAM

Drives:

1TB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive
DVD-RW (Writes to DVD/CD)

Operating System:

Microsoft® Windows 8.1 (64-bit)

Graphics & Video:

4GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 745 Graphics

Communications:

Dell 27" LCD IPS Full HD (1920 x 1080) Display
Dell Wireless-N 1703 + Bluetooth® 4.0

Audio:

Integrated 7.1 with Waves MaxxAudio® Processing

Keyboard & Mouse:

Dell Wired Multimedia Keyboard & 6-Button Laser Mouse

I/O Ports & Slots:

6x USB 3.0
4x USB 2.0
Multi-Media Card Reader

AVI Ports:

Combination headphone / microphone jack
RJ-45
HDMI
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Old 11-28-2014, 04:09 PM
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Well considering you didn't want to build it looks like you got a pretty good deal. Not really sure how the performance is on the 745 since I think its an OEM card but I'm sure it'll be fine for what you need. It also has 4gb of graphics ram which surprises me haha, have fun!
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