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.



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

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.



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.



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

LOL, just kidding.

A banner stolen from some site xD

Release Final Fantasy Versus XIII nowwwwwwwwww!!! lol :P

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...



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.