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Good specs for a new gaming computer

By sextornado69
Mar 14, 2013
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  1. Im thinking about building my own gaming compter. for games like warthunder,minecraft,and other random online games. I want to know what would be some good specs for a gaming computer?
     
  2. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Addict Posts: 892   +172

    Well, those games will not require anything hard core in terms of specs. But, to answer your question, it all depends on the particular games you play and, at what resolution you like to play at. So, no-one will be able to give you a one size fits all gaming spec. But, here is what I'd look for:
    Quad Core CPU, 4GB RAM,Dedicated GPU and 7200rpm HDD.

    You will need to provide us with the following if you want us to recommend specific parts.

    Budget
    Location
    Monitor Resolution
     
  3. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,058   +918

    +1, I can get you a cart going, I mainly need your budget, and what currency you use so I can convert it for you.
     
  4. sextornado69

    sextornado69 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I live in USA and my budget is $850-700. My monitor is a tv and it's 32inch so idk resolution
     
  5. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,377   +127

    So does your budget require an OS and keyboard/mouse? And you don't need a monitor right?
     
  6. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,058   +918

    That is a good budget for a decent gaming PC. I need to know what resolution the TV is and what games you will be playing.
     
  7. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,377   +127

    Most TVs are generally 1280x720 or 1920x1080 which isn't a huge range. Either way it doesn't really matter given that he'd probably want to get the best graphics card to fit well in that budget.
    One thing to note is that TVs may have hefty input lag!
     
  8. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,058   +918

  9. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,475   +624

    32inch TV could be 1366x768 too. Either way, 1080p is the max, which means that you can pull some decent frames.

    I'd go with a 660 Ti or higher, though.
     
  10. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,058   +918

    Look at the games he is playing though.
     
  11. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,377   +127

    Fair points but ultimately it's probably be the best card that fits in his budget regardless of the target.
     
     
  12. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,058   +918

    True. Say he wanted to get into different genres at a different time.
     
  13. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,475   +624

    Plus, if he's with a TV now he's not going to 'upgrade' the resolution for a very long time, regardless of the TV purchase. Gives some more future proofing. :)
     
  14. sextornado69

    sextornado69 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    My budget doesn't include a keyboard mouse case or and of the smaller things. I probly will end up playing battlefield or something like that. I will also possibly just get a accual computer monitor. I will look into all the specs u guys gave me. I will Post back when I am done. P.s thanks for the suggestions and specs ect!
     
  15. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,058   +918

    If you can bump up your budget to a 1000 you can easily accommodate a monitor, keyboard, and mouse.
     
  16. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,475   +624

    FPS games suck on a TV. The input lag is gonna make you miss shots, die a lot, and rage a lot. :D
     
    hellokitty[hk] likes this.


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