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View Poll Results: Desktop or Laptop what do you use for PC gaming?

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  • Desktop

    21 56.76%
  • Laptop

    10 27.03%
  • Both

    6 16.22%
04-21-2014 04:51 PM
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  1. migueli2's Avatar
    I have a Lenovo Y500
    07-18-2013 07:41 AM
  2. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    This is on a budget so no high end gaming that why I choice an APU so that I don't have to pay for a graphics card.
    How much are you wanting to spend? Also, what are you wanting to play? I mean, if you're just wanting to build a general-use computer, you might be better-off just getting some OK-ish parts and upgrading in a year or two, if you need, rather than overspending and never needing the parts you pay for.
    07-18-2013 07:54 AM
  3. martinmc78's Avatar
    Personally I wouldn't go for an AMD 8 core. You would be better off going for a 6 core with a 16MB cache
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    07-18-2013 08:10 AM
  4. martinmc78's Avatar
    Is the RAT5 good?

    Was thinking about the RAT9. . .
    The RAT 7 is great - used it for work having all the buttons in varying customisations for the different packages I use is great. Precision aim is a great feature as well. Would also say that being able to change the size and weight of it is a massive plus. There is a extra bit you can bolt onto it to stop your little finger dragging on the desk or mouse mat - you wouldn't believe how much of a difference that makes for long use sessions.
    Last edited by martinmc78; 07-18-2013 at 08:43 AM.
    07-18-2013 08:14 AM
  5. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    How much are you wanting to spend? Also, what are you wanting to play? I mean, if you're just wanting to build a general-use computer, you might be better-off just getting some OK-ish parts and upgrading in a year or two, if you need, rather than overspending and never needing the parts you pay for.
    Just a general idea of 400 depending on how much a car will cost after my practical, insurance etc.

    Main use multimedia, video editing and medium level gaming.
    Last edited by BIGPADDY; 07-19-2013 at 03:46 PM.
    07-19-2013 12:37 PM
  6. Jaskys's Avatar
    How much are you wanting to spend? Also, what are you wanting to play? I mean, if you're just wanting to build a general-use computer, you might be better-off just getting some OK-ish parts and upgrading in a year or two, if you need, rather than overspending and never needing the parts you pay for.
    Well topic says "gaming" so im 100% his computer isn't for facebook games or 24/7 office work.
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    07-19-2013 12:45 PM
  7. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    Lets get back on track to the original purpose of this thread, since I led it off topic!

    What rigs have you got, anyone took the leap of faith to liquid cooling?
    07-20-2013 02:44 PM
  8. gedzum's Avatar
    I'm thinking of picking up a laptop for uni. Perhaps the Lenovo Yoga or Acer S7 refresh if it's released in time. Then when I'm done with uni, might use it to game a bit when I don't want to be in my room.
    07-24-2013 05:10 AM
  9. martinmc78's Avatar
    Ok so heres what going in my rig. I cant call it a desktop as im putting it all into a custom coffee table build - so maybe a tabletop?
    ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 Socket AM3+ 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard
    AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz Socket AM3+ 14MB Cache
    Crucial 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Ballistix Sport Memory

    OCZ ZX Series 1000W '80 Plus Gold' Modular Power Supply
    Sapphire HD 7870 GHZ OC Edition 2GB GDDR5 Dual DVI HDMI
    Xbox 360
    23" Acer touchscreen HDMI monitor

    Seagate 2TB Barracuda Internal Hard Drive
    LiteOn IHOS104 SATA Blu-Ray Optical Drive.

    I have started building the coffee table so will be putting up a build thread soon so you can all see how it turns out.

    pc1.png
    BIGPADDY, gedzum and shane francis like this.
    07-24-2013 06:13 AM
  10. gedzum's Avatar
    Really liking the design so far. Can't wait to see your build log and final product.
    martinmc78 likes this.
    07-29-2013 04:32 AM
  11. martinmc78's Avatar
    Really liking the design so far. Can't wait to see your build log and final product.
    Thanks - just waiting on the last few bits to be delivered this week. I should be able to get the majority of it built this coming weekend then I can get the glass custom made for the top. 5-6 days delivery on that so it should hopefully all be completed by week ending 11th August.
    07-29-2013 05:47 AM
  12. NTUser's Avatar
    I have the FX 8350 and it is amazing. Buy it if you can afford it, it's worth every penny.

    Desktop Specs:
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    08-01-2013 12:08 AM
  13. sumothong01's Avatar
    Built a new desktop a few months back. I don't really game anymore, mine is mostly for video editing.

    AMD A10 5800k
    MSI A85XA-G65
    16Gb G.Skill F3-2133C9D
    128Gb G.Skill SSD (for OS & programs)
    X2 500Gb WD HDD (1 for raw video storage 1 for finished videos)

    Im happy with the APU that AMD has put out. It will handle most games on Medium settings. If more is needed or desired a radeon 6670 can be added to run "dual graphics" as AMD calls it. Not to be confused with crossfire or SLI.

    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 928 using Tapatalk. (Spell check done after hitting send.)
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    08-01-2013 02:43 AM
  14. martinmc78's Avatar
    Well its built and its a beast

    Will be creating a blog for the build soon so look out for a link towards the end of the week
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    08-05-2013 03:43 AM
  15. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    Well its built and its a beast

    Will be creating a blog for the build soon so look out for a link towards the end of the week
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    I'm going to say it again on this thread:

    WHAT A BEAST!!!
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    08-06-2013 07:38 AM
  16. martinmc78's Avatar
    I'm going to say it again on this thread:

    WHAT A BEAST!!!
    Looks even better switched on...

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    Going to load it up with software tonight and see how far I can push the 7870.
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    08-06-2013 08:02 AM
  17. gedzum's Avatar
    Looks even better switched on...

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    Going to load it up with software tonight and see how far I can push the 7870.
    Oh me oh my..what a beaut. Fantastic job man. I got a huge serving of jelly over here lol.
    martinmc78 likes this.
    08-09-2013 10:16 AM
  18. JustlMe's Avatar
    Looks even better switched on...

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    Going to load it up with software tonight and see how far I can push the 7870.
    That is real awesome ! might have to pick up a project like this

    My self made gaming rig:
    Asus p8Z68 Pro/Gen3
    I5 2500k clocked at 4.5GHz 24/7
    ATI HD7970 clocked at 1250/1500
    Corsair Dominator at 2133Hz
    Corair AX1200 ( Can never have too much power)
    Haf X chassis ( was eyeing the 800D and now its successor 900D, but the shipping costs alone would go around the same price as the casing did)My country unfortunately doesn't have enough tech people like me to make a living off on these stuff.

    Did i mention my Cpu and Gpu are running on water ;D
    Raystorm Cpu block
    EK Acetel Gpu block
    MCP655 pump
    1xRX360 with 6 fans on push/pull
    Ek x 3 Reservoir 250
    Ill get up some pics as soon as i'm back
    Trust me though it wont look as awesome as Martins ( I'm crap at cable management and designing)
    But i does shred games like crazy !
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    08-23-2013 05:22 AM
  19. martinmc78's Avatar
    But i does shred games like crazy !
    That's all that matters at the end of the day. Ive got one problem with my set-up - its too comfy - Sitting on the sofa with the touchscreen up playing games for hours - no problems with neck or back ache that I used to get gaming at a desk. Have had many 2am finished to gaming sessions the last couple of weeks which aren't all that good when im supposed to be up at 5.30am for work.
    08-23-2013 05:38 AM
  20. Paul Nicholas's Avatar
    martinmc78 You are awesome!!
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    08-23-2013 05:45 AM
  21. martinmc78's Avatar
    martinmc78 You are awesome!!
    Thanks - just took an idea and made it happen - have had a few orders for commissions already so could turn into a nice little side business.
    08-23-2013 06:01 AM
  22. gingerbeard87's Avatar
    Desktop




    Sent from my Lumia Icon using Tapatalk
    04-13-2014 06:32 PM
  23. stkhalo07's Avatar
    Desktop
    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/14/3ane9yja

    Love the black and red.

    Sent from my Lumia Icon using Tapatalk
    Love the red and black combo.

    --

    Built a desktop:

    i7 3770 watercooled
    16GB of RAM
    250GB SATA3 SSD
    GeForce 770 4GB
    Corsair 850W PSU
    Dell UltraSharp U3011 2560x1600
    SteelSeries Wireless H headset
    04-21-2014 04:28 PM
  24. QwarkDreams's Avatar
    Built a desktop:

    i7 3770 watercooled
    16GB of RAM
    250GB SATA3 SSD
    GeForce 770 4GB
    Corsair 850W PSU
    Dell UltraSharp U3011 2560x1600
    SteelSeries Wireless H headset
    What case, motherboard and brands did you use exactly? I'm just a bit nosey ;-)
    Also, we have a dedicated thread for rig specs ;-)
    http://forums.windowscentral.com/pc-...pecs-here.html
    04-21-2014 04:51 PM
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