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Offline Viller  
#1 Posted : Thursday, 2 February 2017 4:14:12 p.m.(UTC)
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Hi there,

I'm looking to upgrade my old computer. I am on a small budget of ~1k, but I want to be able to play (on medium - high settings) XCOM 2, CIV 6, Heroes of the storm and similar games. I also don't like slow computers :>

These are my current specs.

WD 250GB SATA HDD
Nvidia Geforce GTS 250
Intel Core i5 CPU 750@2.67GHz
1GB RAM & 2GB RAM
Corsair GS600 600 Watt
CD/DVD Player (tsstcorp cddvdw)
Mid tower case (I am assuming...)

I already have peripherals for it so it's just the computer I need.

I also need an OS.. (don't ask)

Thanks!
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#2 Posted : Friday, 3 February 2017 9:57:22 a.m.(UTC)
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Morning Viller,


Are you going to be bringing any components over to reduce costs?


I.E your storage or DVD drive?


I can alos quote this as components to reduce costs, as If we assembled it it would cost you a bit more for the peace of mind of a 2 year warranty.
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#3 Posted : Friday, 3 February 2017 10:02:26 a.m.(UTC)
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Yes, I want to bring over as much as possible to reduce the cost and maximise the computer, and this would mean I would assemble it myself as well.

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#4 Posted : Friday, 3 February 2017 10:13:44 a.m.(UTC)
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No worries Viller,


I have quoted you the essentials you would need to build a new pc as you can bring your HDD, DVD and Power supply over from your old build.


You could potentially get a smaller SSD and only instal couple of games and you OS on it I wouldn't recommend a new PC without a SSd though.


Have a look over the below quote and let me know if you would liek to make any changes.


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#5 Posted : Friday, 3 February 2017 11:07:49 a.m.(UTC)
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Would you recommend to upgrade to an i5 instead or does that not make much difference?


I also know SSD are really good.. but I am happy with my HDD and might upgrade to an SSD later.

I've got a mid tower case already, do you still recommend buying a new one though?

with these changes is it possible to push the total to around 800??

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#6 Posted : Friday, 3 February 2017 11:59:57 a.m.(UTC)
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Afternoon Viller,


I have taken off the SSD but left the case for now.


If it is going to be easier to take apart your PC and install the new hardware I can remove it though most people would just start fresh and use the case and mobo you have to make another media pc or sell it off more easily as a package.


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#7 Posted : Friday, 3 February 2017 12:15:51 p.m.(UTC)
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That's not much of a difference haha.. thanks though..

may I know how much extra I had to pay to have it upgraded to an i5 instead? I am wanting this computer to last me "forever" and if I have to spend another $100-200 for an i5.. I might as well.

I agree with you about the casing, so please keep that in as well.

Thank you for the quick reply patience
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#8 Posted : Friday, 3 February 2017 12:52:18 p.m.(UTC)
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Afternoon Viller,


I have added in the i5 for you.


The i5-7500 is the next CPU model I would recommend as the i5-7400 is not enough of an upgrade to justify the price as most games will like the higher clock speed as opposed to more cores.


This is slowly changing though as more games are being better optimized so a quad core CPU is a good investment.


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#9 Posted : Friday, 3 February 2017 1:16:24 p.m.(UTC)
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Thanks Thomas.. I managed to convince the wife to up my budget to 1.2k

Could you please add the SSD to the latest quote please, then I am happy to buy that.

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#10 Posted : Friday, 3 February 2017 2:18:14 p.m.(UTC)
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Afternoon Viller,


Here's the updated quote. I will create a special order for you now and post it here shortly.


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#11 Posted : Friday, 3 February 2017 2:27:49 p.m.(UTC)
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Afternon Viller,


Here is your custom special order link.


http://www.computerloung...der-dynamic.asp?spid=478
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