$750 max budget for a pre-built PC. Need suggestions.

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  1. Papa Deuce

    Papa Deuce Well-Known Member

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    This is primarily for playing WoW and basic computing.

    I have no desire to learn how to build a PC at my age. :p

    I would rather have an i5 with a good video card, than have an i7 with a not so good video card. And if I can get 8 gig of ram that would be a bonus.

    Would like at least 2GB of video ram.

    Is this reasonable?

    Dell had one for $699 that had everything I wanted except it had a pretty cheesy video card, and they didn't offer any upgrades for that card.
     
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  3. Teknikal

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    #3 Teknikal, Nov 27, 2014
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    Ah completely missed the prebuilt part of the post I was going to recommend the http://www.reddit.com/r/buildapc subreddit for ideas but I guess with prebuilts that's completely useless.
     
  4. Fireball926

    Fireball926 Well-Known Member

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    That looks like a solid build, and thats a nice deal on that video card! When I have some time later I'll try and come up with something for you. Only problem I saw was that you had no OS, do you already have a 64-bit copy of windows?
     
  5. Papa Deuce

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    I would need to by an OS.... I would likely go with 7, 64bit.
     
  6. Mighty Dragon Studios

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    That's not a bad machine for the money. Go with Win7 as Win8 not only is shockingly bad but also eats up way too much power of your machine.
     
  7. Fireball926

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    Meh, I myself run windows 7 but as for the windows 8 thing I'm pretty sure thats just a myth. Some games like battlefield are optimized for it and offer some slight fps boosts in comparison to 7. Just go for whichever os has a better deal. Just make sure you're buying 64 bit. OEMs are a good deal but just be mindful that when you have to upgrade to a new mobo you will have to buy a new OEM key
     
  8. Teknikal

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    Yeah I've never been a big fan of Win 8 or 8.1 but all my games work completely flawlessly plus I hear it will be upgraded to Windows 9 sometime for free.

    Would probably not be a great idea to avoid it for games given a lot of newer games need the newer directx versions only Win 8 or better supports properly.
     
  9. Papa Deuce

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    Well, thanks all for the opinions.... I got an email from Costco for a Dell they were selling for $899 including a 27" monitor. It has 8.1. But when I got the email, I remembered that I had a Costco gift card for $100 that I won in a raffle.... so I bought this:


    Intel® Core i7-4790 Processor 3.6GHz
    16GB Dual Channel DDR3 1600MHz RAM

    Drives:

    1TB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive
    DVD-RW (Writes to DVD/CD)

    Operating System:

    Microsoft® Windows 8.1 (64-bit)

    Graphics & Video:

    4GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 745 Graphics

    Communications:

    Dell 27" LCD IPS Full HD (1920 x 1080) Display
    Dell Wireless-N 1703 + Bluetooth® 4.0

    Audio:

    Integrated 7.1 with Waves MaxxAudio® Processing

    Keyboard & Mouse:

    Dell Wired Multimedia Keyboard & 6-Button Laser Mouse

    I/O Ports & Slots:

    6x USB 3.0
    4x USB 2.0
    Multi-Media Card Reader

    AVI Ports:

    Combination headphone / microphone jack
    RJ-45
    HDMI
     
  10. Fireball926

    Fireball926 Well-Known Member

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    Well considering you didn't want to build it looks like you got a pretty good deal. Not really sure how the performance is on the 745 since I think its an OEM card but I'm sure it'll be fine for what you need. It also has 4gb of graphics ram which surprises me haha, have fun!
     
  11. Papa Deuce

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    I read on it some..... supposed to be very close to the 750 version, but a slight step down. No matter what, it sure as heck has to beat what I have been using....

    a Sony all in one with an i3, 4gb ram, and no video card at all. :eek: :D
     
  12. OrionnoirO

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    There basically will be no Windows 9, they are going straight to 10... Im in the dev preview that I have yet to install, but plan on it after doing a backup.

     

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