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    Not sure if there are threads out there? But it would be interesting to hear the views of gamers out there, what would the entry level of gaming Desktop PC's be in order to play Games like "Dishonored " ??

    The make up and price - what would that consist of?
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    well let's see ..

    3rd gen i5 3ghz+

    550w PSU

    8gb ram

    H61 mobo

    2TB HDD

    GT 570

    20mbps internet connection

    19" monitor


    I reckon you can gather a few 2nd parts like RAM and CPU price could be around R4000 incl case and internet connection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by M_Kat View Post
    well let's see ..

    3rd gen i5 3ghz+

    550w PSU

    8gb ram

    H61 mobo

    2TB HDD

    GT 570

    19" monitor
    Thanks M Kat - pricing on that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marius Flash View Post
    Thanks M Kat - pricing on that?
    Around 4k+-

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    Quote Originally Posted by M_Kat View Post
    Around 4k+-
    Yeah. At least i know now, thanks. Flashgear should be able to come up with a budget Gaming PC (used of course) Brand new will be expensive.
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    New:

    CPU - ~R1 800
    GPU - ~R2 400
    MOBO - R700-R1 400 (I hate entry-level motherboard chipset -- Intel's H chipset -- so I included B chipset boards)
    RAM - 8GB

    2nd hand:

    CPU - R600-R1 500
    GPU - <R2 000
    MOBO - R400-R1 000 (This covers cheap to good, feature-rich boards)
    RAM - 8GB

    The other things are very subjective. Some would go for the most basic PSU, case and storage while others don't hate their lives.

    You'll get more for your money by going 2nd hand, especially when you buy older generations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fro View Post
    New:

    CPU - ~R1 800
    GPU - ~R2 400
    MOBO - R700-R1 400 (I hate entry-level motherboard chipset -- Intel's H chipset -- so I included B chipset boards)
    RAM - 8GB

    2nd hand:

    CPU - R600-R1 500
    GPU - <R2 000
    MOBO - R400-R1 000 (This covers cheap to good, feature-rich boards)
    RAM - 8GB

    The other things are very subjective. Some would go for the most basic PSU, case and storage while others don't hate their lives.

    You'll get more for your money by going 2nd hand, especially when you buy older generations.
    Doesn't Graphics Cards play a big role too in Gaming PC's ? You can have all the hardware, but with a s**** Graphics card the experience could be disappointing??
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    Well, there is already a site for answering your question over here : https://www.systemrequirementslab.co...shonored/11425 <--click, click...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marius Flash View Post
    Doesn't Graphics Cards play a big role too in Gaming PC's ? You can have all the hardware, but with a s**** Graphics card the experience could be disappointing??
    Yes, it does. Did I say it doesn't?

    You'll get good budget cards in the new and used price ranges I gave you. Remember, they're just suggestions; you can go over or under them if you want to.

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    It makes it easier to set a budget first and then work with that.

    Also do you have any existing components (or a working desktop) you can use like lcd, mouse, keyboard, hard drive, case etc. Also what resolution do you intend playing at, a list of some games you are interested in?

    You're basically asking how long a piece of string is.
    Last edited by ponder; 30-09-2017 at 01:58 PM.
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    Dude you are being too ambiguous. What's your intended experience? 1080p 60fps? 1440p 60fps? Etc

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    Not to mention what settings do you want to play games at. You wanna play everything maxed out for a while? Or can you settle for lowering some settings over the years?

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    Yeah set a budget first.

    Off the top of my head, brand new, I would be surprised if you could get away with paying less than R10k.

    Maybe if you budgeted as follows:
    CPU: R1k
    RAM: R1k
    Motherboard: R1k
    Case and PSU: R1k
    Graphics card: R2k
    Hard drive: R1k
    Windows license: R1.5k

    Obviously the above is very rough but just to give you an idea of what I would consider the least amount of money that you will get away with spending. Total seems to be R8.5k excluding building, delivery, mouse and keyboard and monitor (if required).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ancalagon View Post
    Yeah set a budget first.

    Off the top of my head, brand new, I would be surprised if you could get away with paying less than R10k.

    Maybe if you budgeted as follows:
    CPU: R1k
    RAM: R1k
    Motherboard: R1k
    Case and PSU: R1k
    Graphics card: R2k
    Hard drive: R1k
    Windows license: R1.5k

    Obviously the above is very rough but just to give you an idea of what I would consider the least amount of money that you will get away with spending. Total seems to be R8.5k excluding building, delivery, mouse and keyboard and monitor (if required).
    With 10k he could perhaps get an i3 + 1050 Ti + 8gb ram setup? But ya, he needs to give a budget.

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    Think the OP did a hit & run...
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