[Help] Buying a gaming PC

@Bionicman (3967)
Czech Republic
December 7, 2010 10:15am CST
I know mylot isn't really the right place to ask this but I'll try it anyway... I haven't played anything new since like 2005 and I stopped following news about technology and stuff so I need a little help here. I want to build a new PC but I'm pretty confused about this new things. Single core or multi-core? Does it have any effect on compatibility with old programs? 32 bit or 64 bit? I've heard some older games don't work on 64 bit, is that true? And what's up with this new 3D gaming glasses and stuff? Is it any good? What else should I watch for? I've decided on a couple of things already. Monitor- 22" Samsung 2233RZ Black Main HDD- WESTERN DIGITAL Raptor 150GB, SATA NCQ, 16MB cache, 10.000ot, 5.2ms, WD1500ADFD Secondary HDD -WESTERN DIGITAL Caviar Black 1TB 64MB cache That's it so far. Everything else is open. But I guess I'd have to go with a nvidia card if I want the 3D right? I have the monitor that can support it. And yeah, I'm not looking for anything too expansive or super powerful. More like good enough but super reliable.
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@Jacobus1919 (1683)
• Philippines
7 Dec 10
Well, as I noticed you stated more on the monitor and the HDD. Nice choice though for the boot master drive raptors are fast and nice be sure though to add good cooling since raptors tend to heat up. I would suggest that for the 1TB drive get a 500MB drive and make it two. Well, for me large drives are scary. You could go with Nvidia or Radeon. It won't really matter. Next get an uber mobo and you will be set. Aim for around 4gb of RAM either way. Too much ain't that worth it any ways. Give some other specs which you wish.. I will help you if I can. By the way, is this purely gaming?
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@Bionicman (3967)
• Czech Republic
7 Dec 10
It's not purely gaming but I'm building it with it in mind because gaming PC can handle pretty much everything else. Like I said, I have absolutely no idea about the processor therefore motherboard too. I'd prefer nvidia because of the 3D kit, which I'd like to try. Thanks for the tip about hard drives. But I'm thinking one additional 500GB would be actually enough for me. I plan to add a good cooling but also try to make it silent. btw budget should be around $15000 including all peripherals.
@Bionicman (3967)
• Czech Republic
7 Dec 10
I meant budget was $1500
8 Dec 10
try play black ops or call of duty modern warfare 2 also before buying those games check this website to check if you computer let you play those games or not canyourunit.com
@steelfist (175)
• India
7 Dec 10
Try Alienware Aurora series..Its the best! Forget the specifications what you are thinking about..Aurora offers the best for you..but it costs a bit More..If its not in your budget..You can see its specifications and then you can find other gaming PC's/laptops with same specs..May you find the best Gaming PC!! All the best. I can help you if you can tell me your budget..($ or INR please) Cheers
@Bionicman (3967)
• Czech Republic
7 Dec 10
They don't sell alienware around here and I want more freedom than they offer.
@Bionicman (3967)
• Czech Republic
7 Dec 10
oh, yeah...my budget would be around $1500 including everything
• India
8 Dec 10
Not bad..But you can see its specifications and choose a gaming pc for you according to that..According to My experience..you would get a very good gaming pc within 1400$..All the best
@zenkey23 (418)
• Philippines
8 Dec 10
Buying a gaming p.c is too hard especially for those people like you who stops following news about technology. So for your own good and good results. Better ask a computer professional in personal:) Or try to search the web if you know how to operate or do it:) Sorry i cant help more about it:) BUt i hope i helped:)
• United States
8 Dec 10
Gaming is getting more and more involved. If you want really good graphics then look at getting yourself a graphics card...make sure you get one with a GPU(Graphics Processing Unit) this will free up your CPU to handle other things. Go to Nvidia.com and look at their graphics cards. They have some of the best in my opinion.
@aleic27 (161)
• Philippines
7 Dec 10
Multi cores are the perfect processors in PC gaming because these games eats too much memory... I would suggest that you get an advanced video card to go with this one because some games might lag off. 3D glasses are optional, and as far as I know most PC games are already in 3D. Good luck in building your own PC...