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Nerves
04-26-2010, 07:37 AM
My current PC is dying like a turd on the vine. That's right a turd on the vine. I have never been a PC gamer, strict console guy here. However since I am upgrading I would like to possibly give it a whirl. So shipheads what is the tower of power for Nerves? I am looking for something that won't break the bank, but is nice enough to handle modern games.

Fisherman
04-26-2010, 10:03 AM
Are you willing or able to build a PC or are you going to buy one pre-made? Do you have any parts from your old pile that you can salvage into the new one?

One huge upgrade I made this year was to add a Solid State Drive to my computer. These can run pretty expensive if you get a big one, but I got a smaller one (40GB) to just run Windows, browsers, office, and a couple of games. It makes a huge difference, bigger than I ever have made by adding any amount of RAM to my computer. Link to a smaller one is below:

Intel 40GB SSD (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167025)

Choopy
04-26-2010, 12:48 PM
This is a laptop, but I plan on getting it.
It is the coolest, bad ass, gaming, graphics, web design machine I've seen for $1200.
Even as a laptop, it blows my machine away with:
an i7 Intel quad processor (OC to 2.8GHz)
6GB ram DDR3
Radeon 5870 GPU with 1GB DDR5
17.3" screen

I've only seen this model at Best Buy. The reason I like it so much is that it's $300 cheaper than elsewhere because it has 6GB ram and 500GB hd instead of 8GB and 1TB for $1500. I was planning on building a super gaming machine until I found this thing. I can't build a desktop this good for this price. It is damn near as good as the $1500 Alienware machine they have and blows the $2200 Alienware laptop out of the water.

Check this bad boy out (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Asus+-+Laptop+with+Intel%26%23174;+Core%26%23153;+i7+Pro cessor+-+Black/9741729.p;jsessionid=4584EA7142F5C83D631066659F18E 81F.bbolsp-app03-09?id=1218165344675&skuId=9741729)

egg651
04-29-2010, 12:06 PM
Check this bad boy out (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Asus+-+Laptop+with+Intel%26%23174;+Core%26%23153;+i7+Pro cessor+-+Black/9741729.p;jsessionid=4584EA7142F5C83D631066659F18E 81F.bbolsp-app03-09?id=1218165344675&skuId=9741729)

It's so awesome, the page is hiding and scared to come out for fear of being taken over by awesomeness.