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In Topic: The Ultimate 'Build-A-PC' Thread. Complete With Pricings & Recommendation...

06 March 2014 - 08:32 PM

I was going to make a thread but since the title says recommendations as well I guess I'll ask here first. I'm NOT a PC gamer in the slightest but want to play Marvel Heroes and these are the requirements:


  • CPU: Core 2 DUO 2.1 GHz / AMD Athlon X2 2.1 GHZ or better
  • Graphics Card: DirectX10 Compatible card with 512 MB VRAM or higher that fully supports Shader Model 3.0
  • System RAM: 2Gb or higher
  • Hard Disk Space: 10Gb or higher
  • OS: Windows XP 32 bit or higher

I need to get a new computer anyway and just use it for general desktop usage (net, music, Youtube, etc) so I really don't want to invest into building one and just want to buy one. For $500 or less can I get something recommended that can easily play that game as well as be used as a regular desktop? Maybe something that allows for basic upgrading in the future (swapping out video cards and such) but that's about all I want since I don't play games asides from that one I want to or do anything that requires a lot of power like video editing or such. I'm not very computer savvy so if any of this sounds dumb, sorry.


EDIT: Don't need a combo as I already have a monitor, keyboard, and such.

 Forgot to ask, where do you live? do you have a microcenter near you?


EDIT: Yesterday I posted an Intel build which was based on the 4440 with no discrete card. It came out to around $500 +. Here's a setup with a R9 270 with AMD's Richland 760k which comes out to $530



In Topic: Best places to eat in Los Angeles?

03 March 2014 - 09:08 AM

Nice thread necro, I personally like Golden Road. Although, we haven't made time to make it out there to check out their brewery. On a side note you should check out Angel City in Little Tokyo off Alameda. I actually like all their beers on tap , their IPA is smooth and not overly bitter or hoppy ( lol is that a word) No food there minus the trucks outside, but we always eat at Mehno prior to going to Angel City which is directly across the street. If you go here around 6-8 on a weekend, you're going to have a pretty hard time getting a seat. Also don't order anything in addition to the noodles, you're not going to finish it.

In Topic: The Ultimate 'Build-A-PC' Thread. Complete With Pricings & Recommendation...

01 March 2014 - 05:28 AM

Would you guys recommend the Alienware m11x? I'm looking to get something to replace my android tablet. I want something that is powerful enough to run some of my smaller indie steam games like mercenary kings, Starbound, and torchlight 2 but also small/light enough so I can easily take it with me to and from work everyday.  I looked at reviews and it seems like a mixed bag. Some people loved it and others hated it.  Someone on Craigslist has the R2 revision with a core i7 640UM, 500gb HDD, 4gb ram, external dvd drive, Nvidia GeForce GT 335M for $500. Seems like a good deal and it is what I'm looking for but I'm a little worried since this is a old discontinued laptop so I'm not sure how long it will last.   



Look at the Lenovo Y410  or  the Y510. Either should have the Nvidia's GT 750 with an Ivy bridge processor for around $600-$700. I think the M11 is a  bit outdated given that the card is only a 335M and for $500

In Topic: PC case fans air flow

21 March 2013 - 06:13 AM

I have an ATX case that has a 120 mm mounted in the back blowing air in, a 40 mm fan on the side blowing air in and a 40 mm top fan blowing the air out. It's an older case and have no room for more fans. Just wondering if this is the optimal air flow for my case. So the back and side are intake, and the top is pushing it out. Any suggestions are appreciated.

PC Specs:
I5 3570k (Stock cooling)
Evga 660 SC
8 gig g skill 1600 ram
Kingston HyperX 120 gig SSD

Top and rear under normal circumstances should be blowing out

In Topic: The Ultimate 'Build-A-PC' Thread. Complete With Pricings & Recommendation...

21 March 2013 - 06:02 AM

This isn't building a PC necessarily, but I'm hoping to buy a cheap already built desktop from HP with a Core i5, and add a nice graphics card, such as an AMD Radeon 7850, will I run into problems with motherboard connectivity or cooling issues? I asked, and they said it has a 300W power supply, so I'll need to upgrade that.


No, but your better off buying from avadirect or some company that offers similar services. At least you can upgrade or customize from the get go if you're not comfortable building your own PC.