Seeking Advice from Gamers and Computer Geeks

Dear Gamers and Computer Geeks,

if you could recommend the best gaming desktop for games like Call of Duty costing between $2,000-$3,000, I will be very grateful.

– Happily Partnered with a Gamer in Illinois.

11 thoughts on “Seeking Advice from Gamers and Computer Geeks”

  1. If you’re really looking to get something in that range, building your own is the best option. I have a friend that’s building one for three thousand dollars at the moment, too. I helped him out a bit, and I’ll copy pasta what we ended up going with:

    Case:

    COUGAR Evolution Black SECC ATX Full Tower Computer Case with Dual 12cm COUGAR TURBINE HYPER-SPIN Bearing Silent Fans
    $94.99

    Motherboard:

    ASUS P8P67 WS REVOLUTION LGA 1155 Intel P67
    $245.99

    CPU:

    Intel Core i-5 2500k 3.3Ghz (3.7 Ghz Turbo)
    $219.99

    Video Card:

    HIS IceQ X Turbo H695QNT2G2M Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 (Quad CrossfireX)
    $1079.96 (269.99 each)

    RAM:

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 32GB (8 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
    $169.99

    Boot Drive:

    SanDisk Ultra SDSSDH-120G-G25 2.5″ 120GB (2 in RAID0)
    $249.98 ($124.99 each)

    Storage Drive:
    HITACHI Deskstar 7K3000 HDS723020BLA642 (0f12115) 2TB 7200 RPM
    $199.99

    PSU:

    PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 950W High Performance 80PLUS Silver SLI CrossFire ready Power Supply
    $149.99

    Water Cooling:
    Thermaltake CLW0211 Bigwater 760 Plus Dual Bay Drives Water Cooling Core i7 Compliant
    $149.99

    Blu-ray Drive:
    LITE-ON Blu-ray Burner with 3D Playback Lightscribe Support
    $109.99

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  2. If they have a budget like that a good would Alienware. But they better be ready to actually go that high (like seriously don’t even consider this place if they aren’t willing to go at least $2000).

    If they are building (I’m guessing not or else they’d be researching parts instead of looking for suggestions) can’t go wrong with New Egg (http://www.newegg.com/) and Tiger Direct (http://www.tigerdirect.com/). Oh and both of those places sell complete machines as well.

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    1. When you say “building”, does it mean I have to assemble it myself or I just specify the build and New Egg or Tiger Direct are going to do it for me?

      Regards,
      N

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  3. Holy fuck oO

    That is a lot of money. Or are prices for PC Hardware so different than from what they are here? I mean I can easily get an almost top of the notch pc for 1000€ around here.

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    1. No a $2000-$3000 budget for a personal computer is overkill. Serious overkill. Like I built my last machine for just over $800 (that includes a $200 monitor and $150 copy of Win7) and it suits me just fine.

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  4. This is what I got from HP for my business. It’s more than you’d need, but it works great as a “gaming” machine on those extremely rare occasions when I’m not designing buildings.

    Some things worth considering:

    SAS Drive – expensive, loud, AND VERY FAST
    Liquid Cooling – handy for overclocking
    Mirrored hard drives – never crash your computer
    Dual video cards – for working while playing

    Windows7 Ultimate Edition64BIT US
    HP Z400 6-DIMM 475W 85 Eff. Chassis
    Intel Xeon W3580 3.33 8MB/1333 QC CPU
    HP Z400 Localization Kit US
    HP Liquid Cooling Solution
    NVIDIA Quadro FX1800 768MB Graphics
    NVIDIA Quadro FX1800 768MB Graphics (2nd
    HP 8GB(2x4GB)DDR3-1333 ECC RAM
    HP 450GB SAS 15K 1st HDD
    HP 450GB SAS 15K 2nd HDD
    HP 16X DVD+-RW SuperMulti SATA 1st Drive
    HP RAID 1 (Mirrored Array) Configuration
    LSI 3041E 4-port SAS/SATA RAID Card
    No Floppy Disk Option
    HP USB Standard Keyboard US
    HP USB Laser Scroll Mouse
    Broadcom 5761 Gigabit PCIe NIC
    Windows7 Ultimate Recovery Media US
    L2105tm LCD Touch Monitor US

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  5. You can benefit more if you assemble a rig and have it modify for your own style, the cost may be low other than buying it direct. for gaming you must choose build by amd accessories.

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