Computer Recommendations.

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Right, So you all know me as a lagger, it use to work to my advantage, But along with my rustyness and server being so far away from me, I think it's time for an Upgrade lol.
Point me in the direction of what i should be looking for in a computer when buying, Take note i don't often use computers for much more than gaming, music, or videos. But something that would make game play basically what it should be and normal would be bloody great, Don't think i've ever experienced PT or other games without lag cause i'm a tight budget kinda guy who doesn't often spend up but i've twisted my own leg.

TIA & Goooooo
 
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Depends on what games you play. For something not high end, you could get a computer (our build your own) with a GFX card a few generations old. Currently I'm using a Nvidia GeForce 970 which is higher-middle end, and I can play almost all games on ultra. I see some listings for less than $200.

If you don't want to build your own, Asus is a good brand, haven't failed me yet
 
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Depends on your budget and if you want a laptop or desktop. Definately go desktop. Gaming on laptop is not as fun.
 
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Depends on what games you play. For something not high end, you could get a computer (our build your own) with a GFX card a few generations old. Currently I'm using a Nvidia GeForce 970 which is higher-middle end, and I can play almost all games on ultra. I see some listings for less than $200.

If you don't want to build your own, Asus is a good brand, haven't failed me yet
Haha we've been scammed out of .5 gig
 
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If you give me a budget I can research a new pc for you.
 
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Depends on what games you play. For something not high end, you could get a computer (our build your own) with a GFX card a few generations old. Currently I'm using a Nvidia GeForce 970 which is higher-middle end, and I can play almost all games on ultra. I see some listings for less than $200.
If you don't want to build your own, Asus is a good brand, haven't failed me yet
Mainly pawn or other flash games, Not into the massive online/disk games. Will look into it cheers!

Depends on your budget and if you want a laptop or desktop. Definately go desktop. Gaming on laptop is not as fun.
Yeah Desktop is mainly what i'm after, I'm using a laptop atm and the struggle is real lol.

If you give me a budget I can research a new pc for you.
Probably max i would go due to i wouldn't use it 24/7 would be a few Grand at most.
 
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Mainly pawn or other flash games, Not into the massive online/disk games. Will look into it cheers!



Yeah Desktop is mainly what i'm after, I'm using a laptop atm and the struggle is real lol.



Probably max i would go due to i wouldn't use it 24/7 would be a few Grand at most.
A few grand? You are gonna have a nice rig my friend.
 
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Mainly pawn or other flash games, Not into the massive online/disk games. Will look into it cheers!



Yeah Desktop is mainly what i'm after, I'm using a laptop atm and the struggle is real lol.



Probably max i would go due to i wouldn't use it 24/7 would be a few Grand at most.
I know you said you're not interested in a laptop, but if you're willing to spend a couple grand and know you're not going to use the desktop often, you should really just get a good laptop that can do anything and everything so you can at least use what you put your money into more often.

https://www.newegg.com/global/nz-en/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834154800 -> $3000 NZ

Alright the first one has double the storage space but the second one has a graphics processor that's 2 years newer (10-50% faster, and most likely more power efficient. so it'll hit higher game performance):

https://www.newegg.com/global/nz-en/Product/Product.aspx?reviews=all&Item=N82E16834155076 -> $2500 NZ
 
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I know you said you're not interested in a laptop, but if you're willing to spend a couple grand and know you're not going to use the desktop often, you should really just get a good laptop that can do anything and everything so you can at least use what you put your money into more often.

https://www.newegg.com/global/nz-en/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834154800

Alright the first one has double the storage space but the second one has a graphics processor that's 2 years newer (10-50% faster, and most likely more power efficient):

https://www.newegg.com/global/nz-en/Product/Product.aspx?reviews=all&Item=N82E16834155076
I have an alternative solution. You know those google chromebooks? Cheap as dirt, and they run well for work. Spend a couple hundo on one of those for work then buy a niiiiice rig man. Trust me. This is a lifestyle choice man.
 
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My Lenovo laptop does the job with which you stated - running flash. I myself have an i5 7th gen. so I guess if you’re running Bluetooth or multiple tabs good luck lol. Sound source tab/social-media/PT I’m good to go with essentially no lag on PT.
 
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My Lenovo laptop does the job with which you stated - running flash. I myself have an i5 7th gen. so I guess if you’re running Bluetooth or multiple tabs good luck lol. Sound source tab/social-media/PT I’m good to go with essentially no lag on PT.
Right. However, this should be a work computer for mobility reasons. You want a computer that can handle demanding games. Look no further than a good desktop that you build yourself.
 
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Right, So you all know me as a lagger, it use to work to my advantage, But along with my rustyness and server being so far away from me, I think it's time for an Upgrade lol.
Point me in the direction of what i should be looking for in a computer when buying, Take note i don't often use computers for much more than gaming, music, or videos. But something that would make game play basically what it should be and normal would be bloody great, Don't think i've ever experienced PT or other games without lag cause i'm a tight budget kinda guy who doesn't often spend up but i've twisted my own leg.

TIA & Goooooo
Wait list your current PC specs. By “upgrade” you might really only need an ssd and graphics card.
 
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for pawn tactics u need the following:
  • PROCESSOR Intel Core i5-8400
  • RAM8 GB
  • GRAPHICS CARD Radeon RX 560X
  • STORAGE 1TB hard drive
anything less and you are a pleb!!! O_O O_O O_O O_O -_- -.- >_> <_< -_-
 
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for pawn tactics u need the following:
  • PROCESSOR Intel Core i5-8400
  • RAM8 GB
  • GRAPHICS CARD Radeon RX 560X
  • STORAGE 1TB hard drive
anything less and you are a pleb!!! O_O O_O O_O O_O -_- -.- >_> <_< -_-
I disagree, they MUST get an SSD. it makes the difference between a computer made in 2010 and a computer made in 2020.

Also nice try but the $120 graphics card is a waste since Pawn Tactics does not utilize a graphics card.

Also if they are buying a graphics card, an RX 570 has double the performance and costs the same.
 
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