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Please help which is best to upgrade or buy a new pc?

 

Lenovo PC

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Windows 7 Ultimate

Intel® Pentium® Dual CPU E2160 @ 1.80GHz 1.80GHz

1 GB Ram

200 GB Computer Space

 

If i would buy a good gaming pc what are the price range?

 

Thanks in advance!

 


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:welcome:   THE NOOBEST

 

Are the above specs for a notebook or desktop computer, providing the model name or number will help us to better help you  :thumbsup:

 

 

If i would buy a good gaming pc what are the price range?

 

 

To answer the above for you we need to know the following, what games do you wish to play, what is your maximum budget and in which country will you be making the purchase.


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Sorry for the delay,

uhmm a desktop

games like COD,battlefield and Sims 3 like that!

its a lenovo 3000 H Series

Philippines and my budget would be 40k pesos

 

thanks and have a nice day!


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No problem, none of us can be here 24/7  :thumbsup:

 

Sorry to say that you are looking at a new computer due to the dated technology of the Lenovo 3000 H, CPU socket LGA 775 and 4GB max of DDR2 Ram for example, full specs here

 

We are aware that you are in the Philippines but converting the peso to US $ allowed me to find an example of what may be available to you, ASUS M51AC-US018S Desktop PC Intel Core i5 4440 the costs will vary between the two countries but you at least now have something to work with.

 

Building your own computer with our guidance may be an alternative, do you have good quality hardware stockists available to you.

 

You have yourself a nice evening btw   :)


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I also have plans on building one and i would increase my budget for it!

here are my components,

Case -AeroCool Strike X One Adv USB 3.0 Case
Power Supply- THERMALTAKE TPX-575M 575W 80+ Bronze MOD

Mother Board- Asus Maximus VI GENE
Processor- Intel Core I7-3770K
Ram- Kingston 8GB 1600MHZ HYPERX black (khx16c10b1b/8)
Hard Drive- SEAGATE 4tb 5900rpm 3.5 Sata st4000m000
Optical Drive- Asus 24D3st black 24x sata
Video Card-ASUS GTX750TI 2GB DDR5 128BIT (GTX750TI-OC-2GD5)
Sound Card- Asus Xonar DGx 5.1 pci-e
Monitor- ACER 24" V246HL (1920X1080) WIDESCREEN BLK monitor

 

also please can you tell if everything is compatible?

the total price of all of it is 60 k plus!

 

have a nice night then!
 


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Hello THE NOOBEST

 

The following is intended to help you and in no way meant as criticism;

The case only has one cooling fan fitted and no USB 3.0 ports, source here

The PSU is not one of the best brands, stick with Antec, Corsair, EVGA (some have a 10 year warranty) OCZ or Seasonic.

Nice MB.

For gaming you do not need or will use an i7 CPU, you would be wasting your money unless you intend becoming a CAD specialist or 3D designer.

Nice Ram.

The HDD is over the top, 4TB is a lot of data to lose should the drive fail and it would be a nightmare to back up, I suggest a 128 or 240GB SSD for the OS and your favourite games + a 1TB HDD for data storage, you can add additional HDDs further down the road if you need to.

Optical drive is ok.

The video card is not the best, for the best gaming and video playback quality you want a 256-bit video card such as the GTX 760 or GTX 770.

You do not need an add on sound card, most MBs have outstanding integrated 7.1 audio chips and you would need to spend a silly amount on a card to get better.

The screen is ok.

 

You will also need to purchase a copy of Windows if you build your own rig.

 

I will put you a list of parts together for you to look over.

 

Here you go THE NOOBEST list of parts, we can make some tweaks so that we come in within budget, I selected the MB that I did as it has integrated WiFi and bluetooth, if you don`t want this it can be changed which will allow for a less expensive MB.


Edited by phillpower2, 19 May 2014 - 03:29 AM.
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THANKS! REALLY HELPED ME A LOT!!!

 

ALWAYS HAVE  A NICE DAY!!!


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Hello again so check the local store from us with there website (Pcexpress)

Here is what I end up with...

 

CPU-INTEL CORE I5-4670K

MOTHERBOARD-ASROCK Z77 EXTREME6

MEMORY-GSKILL RIPJAWS 8GB (F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL)

STORAGE-KINGSTON 120GB SSDNOW V300
    WESTERN DIGITAL 1TB BLUE 3.5" SATA (WD10EZEX)

VIDEOCARD-EVGA GTX660 SC 2GB DDR5 192BIT (02G-P4-2662-KR)

CASE-ANTEC NINE HUNDRED TWO

POWERSUPPLY-ZALMAN ZM-750XG 750W 80+ GOLD SLI MODULAR

OPTICALDRIVE- SAMSUNG 22X SH-S22A SATA

OPERATING SYSTEM- WINDOWS 8.1 Already have

MONITOR-ASUS 23" VS239H-P IPS LED

 

is it still good? sorry for keep on asking not really that good on the components...


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PSU and GPU  :no:

Check that the Ram has been tested and is compatible by using the MBs QVL (qualified vendors list) which is here, select 2 X 4GB sticks and not 1 X 8GB stick in case it goes bad and you can't use your computer, the rest of the parts  :thumbsup:

 

GPU benchmarks here

For PSU guidance please see my signature.

 

Off out for a few hours now but will check back later.


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Uhmm... really confused right now... Very sorry for being weak on computers...

this are the only available components:

Graphics Card http://pcx.com.ph/co...phics-card.html

Memory Card http://pcx.com.ph/co...nts/memory.html

Power Supply http://pcx.com.ph/co...wer-supply.html

 

please help me choose really confused... :upset:

 

thank you very much! :D


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Your GPU at 256 Bit... Off that website. http://pcx.com.ph/co...dc2oc-2gd5.html

 

Price: ₱14,400.00

 

I currently have that card. If you're looking to play games like CoD, BattleField 4 etc, you'll have no issues. I perform at 60FPS using Ultra settings (BF4)


Edited by Alan1998, 19 May 2014 - 06:05 AM.

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Oh ok thanks a lot! Ill put that in my shopping list hahaha... Now my problem is the power supply and ram.
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So i was searching so is this power supply good with the other components

http://pcx.com.ph/co...0-gold-mod.html

http://pcx.com.ph/co...bronze-mod.html


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No to either brand, they are both way above your power requirement, cost too much and are not shown to be Haswell compatible, if you go with the GPU that Alan kindly suggested, after allowing for the possible addition of further HDDs in the future 600 - 650W will be ample, you will not need to consider adding a second GTX 760 in Sli as the single GTX 760 will give you the performance that you require and more, this removes the worry about having an Sli capable PSU now so as to avoid needing to upgrade the PSU again in the future.

 

Antec 620W modular high current gamer Haswell compatible PSU with 5 year warranty here Newegg specs here

 

Having checked and confirmed compatibility through PCPartpickers the Ram here is compatible with your MB.


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Thanks a lot! Owe you big time!

So time to earn for this components

 

CPU-INTEL CORE I5-4670K 10,850.00

MOTHERBOARD- ASROCK Z77 EXTREME6 8,050.00

MEMORY- GSKILL RIPJAWS 8GB (F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL) 4,000.00

STORAGE-KINGSTON 120GB SSDNOW V300 3,850.00
                  WESTERN DIGITAL 1TB BLUE 3.5" SATA (WD10EZEX) 2,850.00

VIDEOCARD-ASUS GTX760 2GB DDR5 256BIT (GTX760-DC2OC-2GD5) 14,400.00

CASE-ANTEC NINE HUNDRED TWO 7,400.00

POWERSUPPLY-ANTEC HCG-620 620W 80+BRONZE MOD 4,400.00

OPTICALDRIVE- SAMSUNG 22X SH-S22A SATA 900

OPERATING SYSTEM- WINDOWS 8.1 Already have

MONITOR-ASUS 23" VS239H-P IPS LED 8,750.00

 

TOTAL COST: php.65450

 

Everything good?

 

Problem Solve Have a nice day!


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