Need help with gaming desktop advice!
by Daltonroars - 5/2/12 4:20 PM
Hi there, I have been interested in gaming for as long as I can remember, but have never been fortunate enough to go as in depth as I have wanted. I am the kind of person who likes to record what I play and share it with others. I have played so many games, ranging from MMO's to dungeon crawlers, to RTS's to browser based and even FPS. I enjoy any game that I can get my hands on.
My problem is this: When I started out gaming I was kinda brought up on laptops.... And that's all I ever used. Now that I am older, and wiser, I know that laptops are not ideal for gaming. What brought that out of the water is the fact that I used to do all my gaming on a dual core, then upgraded to a i5, and see no real performance increase.
Long story short, I want to purchase a desktop. Now my girlfriend already has a desktop, but it's not that great. I figured maybe I can just build off that, as she doesn't use it much. She's a gamer too and can run quite a few games on it. I want to be able to run max graphics, and play effortlessly without running into huge graphics lag, and games taking control of my computer so I literally have to shut it off.
Whenever I read about putting together a gaming desktop I have no idea what people are talking about, as I have no idea what overclocking is or PSU or cooling systems. I never really spent too much time on learning that.
****I am going to be saving up some money, so at most down the road I can spend is $2,000 on a gaming desktop, but that may not be needed because I am not building it from scratch. I just need the insides, basically. I have a monitor/mouse/keyboard/headset, and they are all fine. I also don't even really need to upgrade the desktop case. I need some suggestions on what to purchase to make her current desktop a great gaming desktop.*****
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