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#1 gouber

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 09:01 PM

I need some suggestions on a basic computer build which would be sufficient in a start up venture of mine and my friend. It needs to be able to play modern games like Call of Duty Black Ops 2 without lag, be able to capture video and audio from gameplay in said games, and of course be sub $600. No need for monitor. OEM parts ok I am able to build computers. Or even just a suggestion on specs on a computer that can do this would be sufficent. And if possible be upgradeable.

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 09:13 PM

So basically you want a sub-$600 gaming machine sans monitor with a decent-sized HDD for video recording?  Give me a few minutes.


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Posted 28 April 2013 - 09:16 PM

I'm guesing you want to play at 1080p and record it also ?

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 09:24 PM

Here's my suggestion:

 

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811147166

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130914

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817151095

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820148543

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813135338

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819116782

 

After rebate it's $600 + whatever shipping you choose.  Upgradable to a "K series" processor and whatever else.  Toss in either whatever HDD you have now or add a larger one for a few more $$$ (since most people either have a strong preference or old drives laying around I didn't want to limit your options).


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Posted 28 April 2013 - 10:08 PM

awesome! thank you for the help!

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 10:13 PM

nice build choices Waco

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 10:20 PM

and at this point i only have a 19inch bulky samsung 955DF i believe monitor with VGA to DVI adapter

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 10:23 PM

I lost track of computer technology and prices about 2 years after XP came out. so many more choices than there used to be. Ive spent the last two hours scaning pricewatch.com and goin through parts to come up with a $577 computer myself. AMD and Nvidia based. Shoulda mentioned those preferences but ya either way works! lol

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 10:32 PM

basically my build consists of:
AMD Phenom II x4 955
1x8GB though i prefer ur idea on 2x4GB if dual channel tech is still used
Asus M4N68T-M v2 Motherboard
Nvidia GTX of some sort but ur videocard seems better for cheaper.
Chiefmax 650 Watt PSU of some sort
Chiefmax Midtower ATX case
a cheap $29 HD to get started with till i can get some more money together
Windows 7 OS

Price: $577 estimated with $10 range of error on estimate.

Am i correct that this can be put together?


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Posted 28 April 2013 - 10:37 PM

and if ud be so kind to tell me the pixel resolution equivalent of 1080p i might be able to understand ya lol. is it above or below 1024x1280?

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 10:39 PM

and last time i was in this forum there was a moderator by the name of bishop245 i believe. he still around? lol

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 02:13 AM

and if ud be so kind to tell me the pixel resolution equivalent of 1080p i might be able to understand ya lol. is it above or below 1024x1280?

 

The resolution would be 1920X1080 if you are talking about 1080p display.

@Waco: good & totally balanced config. :)


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