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    Laptop or Pc ideas??

    Hey boys and girls! , I need a Gaming PC or laptop, thing is I know nothing about them, I want it very fast ( prob sounds noobie xD ) but better than a mac :-) my budget : 1500. Thanks

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    You are probably best off building your own. I did a little research and this is what as suggested to someone wanting something similar to you

    CPU:
    Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
    ($239.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler:
    Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
    ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard:
    MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
    ($159.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory:
    Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
    ($52.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage:
    Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
    ($129.99 @ Adorama)
    Storage:
    Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
    ($85.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card:
    Zotac GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card
    ($398.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case:
    Corsair 650D ATX Mid Tower Case
    ($159.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply:
    PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V Power Supply
    ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System:
    Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit)
    ($87.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1425.89
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-24 06:00 EDT-0400)

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    i'd recommend p.c over laptop.... and secondly...

    This should be in the off topic >.>

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    Moved since this isnt a minecraft topic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by utecitec View Post
    You are probably best off building your own. I did a little research and this is what as suggested to someone wanting something similar to you

    CPU:

    Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
    ($239.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler:
    Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
    ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard:
    MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
    ($159.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory:
    Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
    ($52.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage:
    Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
    ($129.99 @ Adorama)
    Storage:
    Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
    ($85.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card:
    Zotac GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card
    ($398.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case:
    Corsair 650D ATX Mid Tower Case
    ($159.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply:
    PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V Power Supply
    ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System:
    Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit)
    ($87.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1425.89
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-24 06:00 EDT-0400)
    Now, I have been looking at building my own pc. Is there any way to know what goes where and if it is even worth getting or do you know if the setup will work? Many thanks
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    Wow lots of trouble you went to mate Firstly thanks,, also is this your setup , ?

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    YouTube is your best friend if you've never put a PC together before. Alternatively find a friend that has done it before.

    The only thing I'd change on that list would be Windows 8. Some people like it, most people I've spoken to hate it, Windows 7 is also cheaper.

    A really good way of finding parts I find, is to go to Overclockers.co.uk and pick a pre-built system. They will list all of the components that they have in a system, you can then shop around and find them cheaper. It's quite a nice way of building a good quality, fair priced computer for your first time.

    The important things to remember are to read everything, you'll need to ensure that your Motherboard is the right size to match the case you choose, ensure your CPU fits into your motherboard and ensure your PSU (Power Supply Unit) has the correct wattage.

    Past that it's pretty much personal preference. Shop around different sites, if you're US the Newegg is a nice site. If you're in the UK then always brows scan.co.uk/todayonly (today only deals), ebuyer.com and overclockers.co.uk.

    If you're looking for specific advice then just ask but in a computer everything has it's correct place and the component won't fit anywhere else. Pretty much all components come with a small manual on how to install it into the system and how to install any drivers etc. You should be fine, it's really quite simple!
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    I would personally recommend this for your price range
    http://www.digitaltigers.com/stratosphere-pro-z6.asp
    for gaming it will absolutely destroy the mac you currently have, and it'll probably run teamspeak too


    Specs-
    • 64-Bit windows 7 professional w/ XP mode (you do not want windows 8)
    • Intel Core i7-4770, Quad core, clocks at 3.4-3.9 Gh/z w/ turbo boost (4th gen)
    • Standard build supports 6 monitors (DVI ports), however i'd recommend only running two at 2560*1600 resolution
    • Dual Nvida Geforce 600 keplar graphics cards
    • Standard build comes with 8GB RAM, standard motherboard supports 32gb, upgrading the motherboard can allow you to install 64gb ram
    • 128GB SSD
    • 10x USB ports (6 USB 3.0, 4 USB 2.0)
    • 8 channel digital surround audio


    Basically it's pretty good, imo at least, however if you can get some extra money together for it then go to the customize section, and upgrade the RAM and CPU

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    Quote Originally Posted by utecitec View Post
    You are probably best off building your own. I did a little research and this is what as suggested to someone wanting something similar to you

    CPU:
    Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
    ($239.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler:
    Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
    ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard:
    MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
    ($159.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory:
    Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
    ($52.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage:
    Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
    ($129.99 @ Adorama)
    Storage:
    Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
    ($85.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card:
    Zotac GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card
    ($398.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case:
    Corsair 650D ATX Mid Tower Case
    ($159.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply:
    PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V Power Supply
    ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System:

    Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit)
    ($87.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1425.89
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-24 06:00 EDT-0400)
    Uhm if i would buy something like this windows 8 will not be the thing to buy for a gaming rig get Windows 7 10 times better for gaming ask Gabe xD. I run all my games on laptops for me that it runs and look semi-fine its ok with me. The portability is more important than the power.

    @ cyberpowerpc you cvan get this rig
    http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/saved/1FEG6D
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    • *BASE_PRICE: [+1030]
    • BLUETOOTH: None
    • CAS: Thermaltake Level 10GTS Mid Tower Gaming Case w/ EasySwap HDD bays, 2x Front USB 3.0 Ports, & Headset Holder (Black Color)
    • CASUPGRADE: None
    • CD: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)
    • CD2: None
    • COOLANT: Standard Coolant
    • CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-4820K Quad-Core 3.70 GHz 10MB Intel Smart Cache LGA2011 (All Venom OC Certified)
    • CS_FAN: Default case fans
    • ENGRAVING: None
    • ENGRAVING_MSG:
    • FA_HDD: None
    • FAN: Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA) (Single Standard 120MM Fan)
    • FLASHMEDIA: None
    • FREEBIE_MB: 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.0 Combo w/ Dual Antenna PCI-E Adapter [+0]
    • FREEBIE_VC2: None
    • GLASSES: None
    • HDD: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)
    • HDD2: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [+71] (Single Drive)
    • IEEE_CARD: None
    • IUSB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
    • KEYBOARD1: AZZA Multimedia USB Gaming Keyboard [+5]
    • MEMORY: 32GB (8GBx4) DDR3/1600MHz Quad Channel Memory [+250] (Corsair or Major Brand)
    • MONITOR: None
    • MONITOR2: None
    • MONITOR3: None
    • MOTHERBOARD: * (4-Way SLI/CrossFireX Support) GIGABYTE X79-UP4 Intel X79 Chipset Quad Channel DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ Ultra Durable 5, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, 4 Gen3 PCIe x16, 2 PCIe x1 & 1 PCI
    • MOUSE1: AZZA Optical 1600dpi Gaming Mouse with Weight Adjustable Cartridge [+4]
    • NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
    • OS: None - FORMAT HARD DRIVE ONLY
    • OVERCLOCK: No Overclocking
    • POWERSUPPLY: 800 Watts - Standard 80 Plus Certified Power Supply - SLI/CrossFireX Ready [+17]
    • RUSH: NO; READY TO SHIP IN 5~10 BUSINESS DAYS
    • SERVICE: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT
    • SOUND: Creative Labs SB Audigy SE PCI Sound Card [+30]
    • SPEAKERS: None
    • TABLET: None
    • TEMP: None
    • TUNING: None
    • TVRC: None
    • USB: None
    • USBFLASH: None
    • USBHD: None
    • USBX: None
    • VIDEO: AMD Radeon HD 7770 1GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card [+0] (Major Brand Powered by AMD)
    • VIDEO2: None
    • VIDEO3: None
    • WNC: None
    • _PRICE: (+1407)
    Last edited by lordgandalf; 13-09-2013 at 06:50 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by honkin_pigs View Post
    I would personally recommend this for your price range
    http://www.digitaltigers.com/stratosphere-pro-z6.asp
    for gaming it will absolutely destroy the mac you currently have, and it'll probably run teamspeak too


    Specs-
    • 64-Bit windows 7 professional w/ XP mode (you do not want windows 8)
    • Intel Core i7-4770, Quad core, clocks at 3.4-3.9 Gh/z w/ turbo boost (4th gen)
    • Standard build supports 6 monitors (DVI ports), however i'd recommend only running two at 2560*1600 resolution
    • Dual Nvida Geforce 600 keplar graphics cards
    • Standard build comes with 8GB RAM, standard motherboard supports 32gb, upgrading the motherboard can allow you to install 64gb ram
    • 128GB SSD
    • 10x USB ports (6 USB 3.0, 4 USB 2.0)
    • 8 channel digital surround audio


    Basically it's pretty good, imo at least, however if you can get some extra money together for it then go to the customize section, and upgrade the RAM and CPU
    I would mention that in US dollars this is probably about 1800-2000$, so it's a lot more expensive. Also it comes with a sli setup, I would always try to avoid those when it comes to gaming since single gpu setups usually run smoother and more stable, not to mention that they need less power.

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