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    True Friend of Dorothy AOD Member AOD_Malak's Avatar
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    Default Time for a new computer! Tech help plz

    I'm going to be getting a new computer in the next month (YAY!), and because I've been out of the tech spec game for a while, I would love recommended specs for a new machine. I'm looking for something between $1000-2000 CAN, and powerful enough to be able to run new games for at least a couple years. Thanks!

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    Can I have your Tots AOD Member AOD_Colley's Avatar
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    If you're looking to get top of the line performance for quite a few years, the new GTX 1070 GPU is by far the best you can get without spending $800 CAD on a graphics card. While its quite pricey, sitting right around $600 CAD, it'll last you a looooooong time. Best value you can get arguably.
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...d=1&Submit=ENE

    However, if you're looking to save a bit of money you could always get the GTX 970, which is what I use and it's definitely no slouch. This sits right around $4-450ish.
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...d=1&Submit=ENE

    For processors, I'd recommend a Intel i7 4.0 GHZ. I'll admit that my computer knowledge isn't vast, but from what I can gather, if you want to go better than that you are looking at some serious money.
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16819117369

    The Intel Z97 motherboard is what I'm currently using, and it does the job well. That would be my recommendation, but you may want to research that one a bit further.
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...=-1&isNodeId=1

    I'd say that the rest is honestly preference and functionality. The case just needs to fit your components and have decent air flow, power supply just needs to have the correct wattage and not explode. Just buy as much RAM as you want, as long as its DDR3 for the most part. Don't know if this was at all helpful and I might have missed something important, but hopefully this steers you in the right direction :3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AOD_Colley View Post
    If you're looking to get top of the line performance for quite a few years, the new GTX 1070 GPU is by far the best you can get without spending $800 CAD on a graphics card. While its quite pricey, sitting right around $600 CAD, it'll last you a looooooong time. Best value you can get arguably.
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...d=1&Submit=ENE

    However, if you're looking to save a bit of money you could always get the GTX 970, which is what I use and it's definitely no slouch. This sits right around $4-450ish.
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...d=1&Submit=ENE

    For processors, I'd recommend a Intel i7 4.0 GHZ. I'll admit that my computer knowledge isn't vast, but from what I can gather, if you want to go better than that you are looking at some serious money.
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16819117369

    The Intel Z97 motherboard is what I'm currently using, and it does the job well. That would be my recommendation, but you may want to research that one a bit further.
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...=-1&isNodeId=1

    I'd say that the rest is honestly preference and functionality. The case just needs to fit your components and have decent air flow, power supply just needs to have the correct wattage and not explode. Just buy as much RAM as you want, as long as its DDR3 for the most part. Don't know if this was at all helpful and I might have missed something important, but hopefully this steers you in the right direction :3.
    You can actually get a 980ti now for the same price ($450ish)



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    If I'm not back in 5....wait longer! Torcha's Avatar
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    If you can muster the patience to wait, the new Geforce 1060 will be coming out next week and will be priced around $250-$300 and will be arguably more powerful than the 980. That is as far as a graphics card goes.

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    If I'm not back in 5....wait longer! AOD Member AOD_Dorito's Avatar
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    For 2 grand? You're building a space shuttle, son.

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    THE FLAMES OF MY EVIL BURN BRIGHT! AOD Member AOD_Killerkeo's Avatar
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    Here is some advice, DON'T SCREW UP! No problem.

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    If I'm not back in 5....wait longer! Torcha's Avatar
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    Did you ever get your new computer sorted out? If so, what build did you end up going with?

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    If you choke a smurf, what color does it turn? AOD Member AOD_Kenshin's Avatar
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    Blood for the necro god.

    I like starting with this website: https://choosemypc.net/build/?budget...lse&options=od,

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    Boycott shampoo! Demand the REAL poo! Misery's Avatar
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    If you ever have problems during the operation of said computer try:

    1) Restarting your computer.
    2) Unplugging your Random-Access Memory.
    3) Spritzing your PC with a Water-Glycol mixture.
    4) Create a doll-model of ur PC and put it in a working situation.
    5) Unplug your PC and plug it back in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AOD_Misery View Post
    If you ever have problems during the operation of said computer try:

    1) Restarting your computer.
    2) Unplugging your Random-Access Memory.
    3) Spritzing your PC with a Water-Glycol mixture.
    4) Create a doll-model of ur PC and put it in a working situation.
    5) Unplug your PC and plug it back in.
    pls




 

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