Buying New Gaming PC

Mar 11, 2018
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Hey guys,

I am going to buy a new gaming PC and am looking for some knowledgeable opinions. My price range is 1000-1500, but I could go a bit higher. I play a lot of online poker, that’s the primary use of the computer. I also play games like hearthstone and civilization. I’m a computer newbie besides the basics, and don’t really have any specs in mind.

Something like this was my first inclination:

https://www.amazon.com/CYBERPOWERPC-Master-GMA2200A-Desktop-7200RPM/dp/B06ZYX8DQ3/ref=lp_8588813011_1_14?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1520049350&sr=1-14

What do you guys think?


Thanks for reading
 

volkgren

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That would be a pretty good mid-range gaming PC. The CPU is more than is needed for gaming with that GPU though. You could gain more performance by getting a similarly priced system with a better GPU and a cheaper CPU.

This system is in another tier of performance with a better GPU and CPU for gaming, plus it comes with an SSD - https://www.amazon.com/iBUYPOWER-Desktop-9200-i7-8700K-Graphics/dp/B078H7WQ8B/ref=sr_1_4?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1520745366&sr=1-4&keywords=gaming+pc&dpID=51x%252Bov9d56L&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch

But with the games you mentioned either of the systems would be more than enough. There are even cheaper systems with an RX 580 and i5-7400 that would do just as well as the Ryzen 7 1700 + RX 580 for gaming. Like this one https://www.amazon.com/CYBERPOWERPC-GXIVR8020A4-Desktop-i5-7400-7200RPM/dp/B0747W15QL/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1520745757&sr=1-1&keywords=gaming+pc&dpID=51n3tUIpoSL&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch

Ryzen 7 is mostly good for multi-threaded tasks that make use of the 16 threads, such as editing large media files or other tasks.
 
You might visit their site and do a build your own option. I would recommend to change out the liquid cooler for air. Less things to go wrong, which you don't want to deal with as a new PC enthusiast. Also, don't take their standard power supply, you want one from seasonic, Corsair, evga, antec, etc.
 

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