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Old 07-05-11, 09:28 PM   #1
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OK, im completely new to this and i apologize in advance for my ignorance and complete disregard for grammar. im looking to spend around $1500 on my first gaming computer and don't wanna **** this up. I want a system that has the power to max out (or at least come close) games like crysis 1&2, star craft 2 and battlefield 3.

Ive been looking at a couple different set ups but i always hit a dead end during the upgrading process. im not sure how these companies operate and i don't want to spend an extra $600 on upgrades that aren't compatible with the system im buying.

http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/C...er_Black_Pearl
for instance ^^
i like what i see on this setup but i would like to upgrade the video card
it gives me the option to add 2 of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 2GB 16X PCIe
...but would that even work?

i just want a powerful gaming computer that's gonna last for awhile and i would appreciate any help or recommendations
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Old 07-05-11, 10:33 PM   #2
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Any rig that you get that will max out Crysis 2 will max out the other two games on your list easily.
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Old 07-05-11, 11:54 PM   #3
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Spend 3 days reading how to build a PC and do your own. If I can talk a girl through building a PC from scratch over the phone 900 miles away, anyone can build their own. PC now a days are so easy to beult compared to the old AT style it's not even funny.
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Old 07-06-11, 12:34 AM   #4
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Spend 3 days reading how to build a PC and do your own. If I can talk a girl through building a PC from scratch over the phone 900 miles away, anyone can build their own. PC now a days are so easy to beult compared to the old AT style it's not even funny.
Part of me loathes, the other part of me misses the old AT rigs. Manually setting jumpers on the mobo, having add-in cards for all your ports, the "newer" mobos had headers for COM ports and such.

The good old days.
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Old 07-06-11, 01:56 AM   #5
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not to mention your hands look like a Bobcat got a hold of them.
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not to mention your hands look like a Bobcat got a hold of them.
So true! I used to dread putting my hands in my computer case back then, always afraid I'd pull 'em out and find a finger or two missing. I'll never forget the first time I had to wire the PSU to the power switch. Flipped the computer on and the lights in the whole house went out! Nearly shat myself.
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Old 07-06-11, 02:54 PM   #7
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Nearly?

It was dark so you got away with it more like
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Old 07-06-11, 03:44 PM   #8
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not to mention your hands look like a Bobcat got a hold of them.



Not to mention nothing used to be keyed so it was possible to plug most things in backward... Including the PSU leads.
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