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« on: January 09, 2012, 04:08:15 PM »

So I'm building a low end gaming rig for Kimberley today (Socket 1155 Pentium G620, 4GB RAM, HD4650).   She'll inherit the 5670 I have once I build my upgrade rig.  But I wanted to check with people on what kinds of machines they run.  I get an odd joy out of building all of my machines myself.  Here's what I've got now and what I intend to move forward to:

Socket 775 Pentium Dual-Core E6500 (Overclocked to 3.6GHz)
3GB DDR2 RAM
HD5670

It gets the job done for what it is, but it's time for me to 1) Upgrade to Win7 64-bit, and 2) Grab a socket 1155 i5.

Here's what my new PC will be:

i5-2500K
16GB DDR3 1333
HD6850

I figure that should futureproof me for a year or two at the very least.  What about you guys?
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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2012, 06:28:39 PM »

Core 2 Duo E8400 3ghz
4GB RAM
AMD 6770 1GB (which is just a rebranded 5770)

This is more than enough to run most games smoothly, like anything using the Unreal Engine. Occassionally I come across games that won't run well no matter what I do, like L.A. Noire and The Witcher 2 (until I found an unofficial fix a couple of months ago). The graphics card was a disappointing purchase - I unwittingly ended up with a factory underclocked card, and I'd had so many computer troubles in the months before that I didn't want go through the hassle of returning it when at least it worked.
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« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2012, 09:21:58 PM »

i5 2500k oced to 4.6
8 gb ram
superclocked nvidia 570gtx

I am very happy with its performance. I will get another 570 whenever the price finally drops on the card.
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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2012, 09:30:21 PM »

Just bought a new one.  Nothing over the top, but it works for what I want it to do.  Might add a SSD later.

i7 3.4ghz oc
8gbs of 1600 ram
GTX 570

Still need to find a monitor.  Debating IPS vs TN because I don't want to spend that much.
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« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2012, 06:54:44 AM »

My "gaming" computer is pretty weak nowadays, it used to be pretty decent

Intel Q6600 - stock speeds
3gigs DDR3 ram (not sure of speeds or timings, new ram is needed for sure)
Radeon 4850 1gig

I've been looking at upgrading for some time but since my girfriend doesn't work and we have a kid that pretty much leaves me to never get a new system, right now though I'm looking at

Intel i5 2500k
Radeon 6970
16gigs RAM
SSD of some sort, hopefully 128gig

Someday I hope.
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« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2012, 09:12:07 AM »

Just finish building Kim's machine.  Had issues with the video card... turns out I just mis-seated it.  Re-seated the card and things went smoothly.  Grabbed her another 4GB of RAM on newegg alongside a wireless card and an optical drive.  She should be good to go.  Now time to start saving for that i5-2500k.
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« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2012, 09:22:38 AM »

i5-2500k is best cpu I have ever owned. I really have nothing but good things to say about it.
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« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2012, 10:38:32 AM »

Mine's almost five years old and still going (kinda) strong.

Radeon X1950 Pro
Intel Core 2 2Ghz
2gigs RAM

I gotta clean it out and make some upgrades soon, particularly the RAM. Also I'm pretty sure my CPU's heatsink is falling off, so that's an issue..
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« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2012, 08:08:56 PM »

I recently sprung for one of these, with an i7 quad core processor, blu ray drive, and Radeon 7690M, and used a coupon for -$500, total coming out to around $1270:

http://www.theverge.com/products/envy-17-late-2011/4012
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« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2012, 11:33:12 AM »

I really want a new laptop.
My Vaio's motherboard shat the bed about a year ago. Sad day it was.
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