Forums - Gaming Discussion - It's time to prove gaming PC's are affordable...

Ok I just want to clear a few things up for people who didn't get the memo that PC's are now dirt cheap.  I am NOT here to make fun of people.  This is for people who truly don't know anything about PC specs.

 

So I challenge all who read this to post what they want me to build, and I will show them how cheap it is.

Example Questions:

Forum User 1:  "Build a PC that can run Far Cry 3 maxed out in 1080p."

OP:  Posts short parts list and total price that maxes out Far Cry 3 at 30 FPS at listed specs.

 

Forum User 2:  "Build a PC that beats the Wii U"

OP:  Posts short parts list and total price that beats the Wii U soundly for as cheap as possible.

 

NOTE:  

1)I am not going to include OS in price since windows rarely needs to be bought, and Linux is free.  However add $75 to the price if you want to know what it would cost with Windows 7.

2)Mouse, Monitor, keyboard and other stuff EVERYONE has are also not included.

3)At times I may not max out a game using rediculous settings. I.E.  Anything above x2 MSAA in BF3 is not at all noticable in 1080p.



Current PC Build:

i7-4770K @ 4.6 GHz, Sapphire 7970 CF at 1215/1830, 4GBx2 2133MHz RAM, 500GB SSD + 1TB HDD, Blue Ray Drive, and an awesome little case.  

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Hmmm... Are you gonna post all links fron toms hardware? Cause then I know whats going on....

http://i60.tinypic.com/ev146p_th.jpghttp://i50.tinypic.com/1553y14.jpghttp://oi56.tinypic.com/2v16t81.jpghttp://oi39.tinypic.com/5eg9y1.jpg

Face the future.. Gamecenter ID: nikkom_nl (oh no he didn't!!)

http://www.amazon.com/PNY-GeForce-Graphics-Cards-VCGGTX660TXPB/dp/B008TN8782/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1362181936&sr=8-10&keywords=660+ti $275 http://www.notebookcheck.net/typo3temp/pics/4bc85f9d5a.jpg

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-240-Pin-Platforms-CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9/dp/B004CRSM4I/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1362181986&sr=8-2&keywords=8gb+ram $50

http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Core-i5-3470-Quad-Core-Processor/dp/B0087EVHVW/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1362181967&sr=8-2&keywords=i5 $190

PSU/motherboard/HDD/dvd etc. should add to another $200

So around $800 in total. Will max out FC3 at 1080p/30 fps.

edit: I misunderstood OP l0l. Thought I was given a challenge.



NiKKoM said:
Hmmm... Are you gonna post all links fron toms hardware? Cause then I know whats going on....


I'll post links to the product itself so you can see it and its price first hand.



Current PC Build:

i7-4770K @ 4.6 GHz, Sapphire 7970 CF at 1215/1830, 4GBx2 2133MHz RAM, 500GB SSD + 1TB HDD, Blue Ray Drive, and an awesome little case.  

I'm already building one for someone else. It can't run Far Cry max at 1080p, but with a more expensive GPU it could. It's sitting at around 450 at the moment, bump that to 550 with the better GPU.

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Andrespetmonkey said:

http://www.amazon.com/PNY-GeForce-Graphics-Cards-VCGGTX660TXPB/dp/B008TN8782/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1362181936&sr=8-10&keywords=660+ti $275 http://www.notebookcheck.net/typo3temp/pics/4bc85f9d5a.jpg

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-240-Pin-Platforms-CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9/dp/B004CRSM4I/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1362181986&sr=8-2&keywords=8gb+ram $50

http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Core-i5-3470-Quad-Core-Processor/dp/B0087EVHVW/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1362181967&sr=8-2&keywords=i5 $190

PSU/motherboard/HDD/dvd etc. should add to another $200

So around $800 in total. Will max out FC3 at 1080p/30

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131473 [$185]

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157315  [$51]

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115090 [$115]

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811322060 [$30]

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817822002 [$35]

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104344 [$43]

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-250GB-7200RPM-8MB-Cache-SATA-Hard-Drive-FREE-SHIP-/110618289730?pt=US_Internal_Hard_Disk_Drives&hash=item19c15d2642    [$39]

Total: $498

 

This would max it out at 30 FPS in 1080p with x2 MSAA.



Current PC Build:

i7-4770K @ 4.6 GHz, Sapphire 7970 CF at 1215/1830, 4GBx2 2133MHz RAM, 500GB SSD + 1TB HDD, Blue Ray Drive, and an awesome little case.  

Build a PC that runs Crysis 3 completely maxed out in 1920x1080 at a constant 60 FPS.

LOL, just kidding.

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Jdevil3 said:
Build a PC that runs Crysis 3 completely maxed out in 1920x1080 at a constant 60 FPS.

LOL, just kidding.


Do you want me to prove it?  It would cost about $1000 if that was my only goal.  $1500 if it was a "Nice" build.   The build in my sig is like $1100 and it about maxes it out at 60 FPS.  Wasn't hard bud...



Current PC Build:

i7-4770K @ 4.6 GHz, Sapphire 7970 CF at 1215/1830, 4GBx2 2133MHz RAM, 500GB SSD + 1TB HDD, Blue Ray Drive, and an awesome little case.  

PC that maxes out Avatar at 4K

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Andrespetmonkey said:
PC that maxes out Avatar at 4K

I know this isn't what you mean, but I am kind of curious as to what kind of system you need to watch 4k films.