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    Gaming pc and how i realy want one

    Realy wanting a gaming pc now im sick of consoles i need arma 3 but so hard saving for one when you have a family to provide for

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    Re: Gaming pc and how i realy want one

    It can be difficult buying a gaming PC as they aren't exactly cheap but thankfully are modular. Many years ago when I first started out and had little to no spare money I bought a part each week/fortnight. Thankfully PC's are modular, buy a bit every now and again and it will soon come together
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    Re: Gaming pc and how i realy want one

    Had my first 'modern' gaming experience in 2003, using a work PC.
    It was 2012 before I had anything like a proper gaming PC... and even then, it was an old Q6600 on an LGA775. Radeon 4870, I think.

    Just gotta save up and bide your time.

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    Re: Gaming pc and how i realy want one

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    Had my first 'modern' gaming experience in 2003, using a work PC.
    It was 2012 before I had anything like a proper gaming PC... and even then, it was an old Q6600 on an LGA775. Radeon 4870, I think.

    Just gotta save up and bide your time.
    /Looks at spec of current PC .... with FAR too much recognition.

    NOTE: It's not a Q6600, but same series and generation. And, as I don't do much high-end gaming, still serves my needs pretty well.
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    I started out with a low end Intel Celeron around 1998 and a S3 Savage card and something like 40Gb hard drive, I could only install 1 or 2 games at a time. I did eventually change over to an AMD Duron as couldn't afford the full price CPU's and got myself a Voodoo 3.

    Start small so you have a working PC that can run games in lower resolutions and detail and go from there is the best way to do it

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    Re: Gaming pc and how i realy want one

    Also consider 2nd hand parts from reliable sources.
    Aside from one GPU, following an insurance payout, all of my rig parts have been second hand. I paid more for my keyboard than my CPU!

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    Re: Gaming pc and how i realy want one

    You dont need much for ARMA 3, Just a decent i5 and a low end graphics card is enough.

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    I got an i3-540 in circa 2010 as a temporary stop-gap while I waited for the B2 sandy bridge issues to be resolved. Never could afford to upgrade since. It does my own gaming needs, but then I never had good enough internet for anything online, and when I did get that they give a lump of crap modem that can't hold a stable latency, so gaming isn't to be for me it seems.

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    Re: Gaming pc and how i realy want one

    You don't get something for nothing. But yeah, second hand components are a great way to get yourself on the ladder. Lots of people talk about all the things you need for gaming, but in reality, the only thing you need on a standard office-PC is a graphics card. And even then, you can flex the price with the framerate/quality. Coming from a console you're probably used to 30fps at not-quite HD with low resolution textures. Getting a graphics card that is comparable won't be that expensive.

    But, post your budget and we can start picking parts for you.

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    Re: Gaming pc and how i realy want one

    i find amazon warehouse deals the best place for bargain components, you can send them back for any reason within 30 days too.

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    Re: Gaming pc and how i realy want one

    ARMA3 is very single threaded so a Pentium G4560 for around £53 would be a good starting point!!


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    Re: Gaming pc and how i realy want one

    I've just made the transition to a gaming PC and haven't looked back since. Good luck on the search

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    Re: Gaming pc and how i realy want one

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    ARMA3 is very single threaded so a Pentium G4560 for around £53 would be a good starting point!!
    right there. no need to get the latest and greatest if something cheaper will do exactly what you need it to.

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    /input incoming

    ... he won't JUST play ARMAIII..once he has a gaming rig he will play other stuff.

    And saddling him with a 2 core 4 thread Pentium won't always be a great choice, now will it?

    A 2nd hand Core i5 and lots of ram for the win

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    Re: Gaming pc and how i realy want one

    If the OP's waited seven months and still hasn't bought anything they can't have wanted a gaming PC that badly....

    Right now I'd recommend Ryzen 3 over a second hand i5. Similar performance levels but a genuine upgrade path on AM4. Buy 2nd hand i5 now and you're looking at a new mobo (and probably RAM) when you want to upgrade....

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    Re: Gaming pc and how i realy want one

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    If the OP's waited seven months and still hasn't bought anything they can't have wanted a gaming PC that badly....

    Right now I'd recommend Ryzen 3 over a second hand i5. Similar performance levels but a genuine upgrade path on AM4. Buy 2nd hand i5 now and you're looking at a new mobo (and probably RAM) when you want to upgrade....
    I have to admit I did not check the date on OP.

    You're advice is probably right for the current market.

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