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CaptainPicard



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 1:42 am    Post subject: What do you think of my new gaming rig? Reply with quote

Just bought a computer on Amazon a few hours ago, I kinda shopped around and couldn't find a better deal for my budget. After seeing Lethean's sticky about the upgrade questions, I wish I had come here first . But its too late now, so lemme know if yall think I got a good deal or not.
Heres the link to show the components: http://www.amazon.com/CybertronPC-Hellion-GM1213D-Desktop-Black/dp/B00D1KWRPC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1382947601&sr=8-1&keywords=CybertronPC+Hellion+GM1213D+Desktop+%28Black%2FRed%29

My Budget was only 800 Dollars and I wanted to have room for the 3 year service warranty so this was pushing it a bit for me. (Im no BigTruckseries lol)
My monitor is pretty huge, im not sure exactly but id guess 22" diagonally. Also I was wondering if Id just be able to run it on my 36" led tv? It would be cool to play games on a bigger screen like my console.
Overclocking - I don't know how, or if its even possible in my situation. I doubt I have the cooling ability

I decided to wait on the new consoles, and haven't had a decent computer for 6 or 7 years now, so any advice you could give me would be awesome Smile I'm looking forward to maybe playing some Battlefield 4 with yall soon.
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MasterRabbi



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All the components look good for the price, and it looks like a standard tower. What the kicker will be is the motherboard. That is usually where the sacrifice performance for the price, and the specs are not listed.

You should be fine running it on the TV with an HDMI cable.
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De-Ting
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pretty much everything besides Windows 8 is better than what I got, and I paid more.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't imagine you could get better than that without ordering the parts and building your own. So yeah, I'd say it's pretty good for the price. Like Madster said, the motherboard is usually where they cut the most corners.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alright kool, I feel better now. If all goes well I should be playing some BF4 on wednesday Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 2:22 pm    Post subject: Re: What do you think of my new gaming rig? Reply with quote

CaptainPicard wrote:
so this was pushing it a bit for me. (Im no BigTruckseries lol)


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Needs more Windows 7 SP1 64bit.
You should also be able to overclock the GPU with MSI Afterburner
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to say, the graphics card is pretty poor, I would go as far to say that you'd be lucky to have Battlefield at playable FPS on the lowest settings with it.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Toddy wrote:
Sorry to say, the graphics card is pretty poor, I would go as far to say that you'd be lucky to have Battlefield at playable FPS on the lowest settings with it.

GT640 isn't that bad. Should do 1366x768 with mainly medium settings for most games.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wouldn't a 22 inch monitor be 1680x1050? Although looking at benchmarks (http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/612/), it's maybe not as bad as I first thought but still not good.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, but if he does the TV route, most of them run at 1366x768 as their 'native' for some reason.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm, the CPU isn't future proofed. It's fairly mid-end and AMDs don't shine with performance. They do shine with budget friendly price tag but Intel's last couple of generations blows them out of water.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually Toddy is right, Battlefield 4 only runs good on low settings...But its playing Guildwars 2 and Path of exile on the highest so im happy about that. Im really dissappointed about BF4 though. Maybe I can add another GT640 and do the SLI thing or whatever. DAMNIT!!!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In good time, Captain. In good time.

Post a list of your Steam Library. Let's test some shit. I'll install if it's multiplayer. December will be slow.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry Captain. Are you able to send it back? The Cybertron PC 5150 Unleashed II that shows under 'Customers Who Viewed This Item Also Viewed', is a better balanced system for me (the 7770 HD graphics card is much better than the 640) and is in the same price range.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

CaptainPicard wrote:
Actually Toddy is right, Battlefield 4 only runs good on low settings...But its playing Guildwars 2 and Path of exile on the highest so im happy about that. Im really dissappointed about BF4 though. Maybe I can add another GT640 and do the SLI thing or whatever. DAMNIT!!!


Honestly, sell the 640 and at the very least get a GTX 660 or a Radeon 7850 as opposed to picking up another 640.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wish I had come here first. To upgrade my graphics ill probably have to do the powersupply too. Its only 400 watts. Maybe ill just pick up one of those new 4GB cards.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 6:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your PSU should be fine if you replace the card. Would probably need to change it if you add a second card.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is really for games. Good deal.
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