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what pc should i buy for gaming


edelliott1

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hi i have been a gamer for a while on xbox and ps3 but i want to get a computer for gaming what should i buy and what should be the minimum stats for it (i3 i5 i7 4gb ram 8gb that sort of thing) ed

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frybluff

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Yes, it's annoying. This is the only forum it seems to be a problem on. Links are always an issue.

If you click on my Chillblast link, that should take you to the "Ivy". Then if you go through "customise", and just make the 4 changes I listed above, that should come to £606 total. It would be better to have 8GB RAM, but 4 is OK, unless you can up budget a bit.

All you need to do is add graphics card ASAP.

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edelliott1

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ahh okay thanks a lot and would you recomend a 660 gpu?

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frybluff

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If you have no particular preference between nVidia and AMD, it rather depends what games you like. In the sub £200 bracket, probably the best value card is the MSI TwinFrozr HD7870 @ £181. That has consistantly good performance across a wide range of games. It beats the slightly cheaper MSI TwinFrozr GTX660 @ £166, in most games, by a reasonable margin. However, some popular games favour nVidia, including BF3, Borderlands 2, Starcraft, and Portal 2. In those particular games, the cheaper GTX660 actually slightly beats the dearer HD7870.

The same sort of thing applies to the next cards, up the line, the HD7950 @ £250, and the GTX660Ti @ £227.

Hope that makes sense.

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