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I’m looking to get a new PC

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What is a good site that you recommend and how fast should my processor be. I don’t want to have to upgrade again for at least 5 years. I tried to play the 13th Doll on my pc that I have right now and the game was as slow as The 7th Guest when I first played it back in the early 90s. So I went my PC to at least be able to handle that game successfully without tremendous slowdown. Thank you for your help in advance

     

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Before anyone can answer that query we’d need to know your budget and where in the world you are (although I think we can guess that Smile ).

     

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I’m in the USA in the state of TX. My budget well I would like to find something under 1000 dollars.

     

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angelus_04 - 10 February 2020 12:34 PM

I’m in the USA in the state of TX. My budget well I would like to find something under 1000 dollars.

I can’t really help you with an appropriate website as I’m in the UK and (surprise surprise Smile) you’re over the pond .

However, as a rough guide to what components to look for, and I can’t be specific as I’m unaware of American pricing, I’d go for one of the new AMD Ryzen processors rather than any Intel as they’re outperforming Intel quite comfortably at the moment. If budget allows then a SSD drive but be warned that you’ll be only able to afford a relatively small one compared to a mechanical IDE one. SSDs are quite a bit faster though and, being solid state, is less liable to failure. At least 8GB of RAM and 16GB (or more!) for preference. You’ll get more for your money from a desktop assuming pricing is relatively similar in the US as to here. If you’re going for a laptop then screen becomes a crucial point but I’m not willing to advise on that as it’s very much down to your eyesight. Personally I can’t play games on a laptop as I’m far too used to a large screen (my current one is 30”).
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I am in Texas. At Best Buy you can get a great computer for under $1000:

Acer - Nitro 5 17.3” Gaming Laptop - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 - 512GB Solid State Drive - Black
Model:AN517-51-56YW SKU:6345056

This is a sweet ride that would last for years. It’s $799.

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Mikekelly - 13 February 2020 06:26 PM

I am in Texas. At Best Buy you can get a great computer for under $1000:

Acer - Nitro 5 17.3” Gaming Laptop - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 - 512GB Solid State Drive - Black
Model:AN517-51-56YW SKU:6345056

This is a sweet ride that would last for years. It’s $799.

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I’ve looked that one up Mike and I wouldn’t call it great. Adequate, yes. Good price, yes. Value for money, certainly.

But the processor is somewhat under-powered, graphics are only average and memory is the bare minimum (but can be upgraded over time to 32Gb which is good). Definite plus is the decent sized SSD.
Anyway, for Angel, here’s a review I found on this laptop:

https://www.cnet.com/reviews/acer-nitro-5-17-3-inch-review/

     

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