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User Info: 360Chambers

360Chambers
3 weeks ago#1
Ok so I dont want to build a computer or have no interest in paying someone to do it. Im looking for something under 1K preferably, cap it around 800 or 900 after taxes. I mostly just want to play modded Elder scrolls and Fallout games along with a little emulation such as Gamecube and Nintendo DS.
Im looking at these two:

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883165117

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883165423

I dont really know the difference between the two so any help will be appreciated. Anything taking advantage of the Black Friday sales is a plus too.
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User Info: pipebomb_phil

pipebomb_phil
3 weeks ago#2
The first link is the better one.

I think you can find a better desktop though.
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User Info: 360Chambers

360Chambers
3 weeks ago#3
pipebomb_phil posted...
The first link is the better one.

I think you can find a better desktop though.


Would the first one run Skyrim/Fallout 4 w. Mods? If yes, Do you think I can add things like increased spawns and texture packs with out taking a hit on the gameplay?

Also what brand should I be looking out for when looking for a desktop?
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User Info: MasterFeeler

MasterFeeler
3 weeks ago#4
This is better.

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User Info: ClunkerSlim

ClunkerSlim
3 weeks ago#5
MasterFeeler posted...
This is better.

https://amzn.to/2OMWnLc

I would opt for this too unless that first Dell is just going to be dirt cheap on Black Friday. There’s an upgrade path with that Cyberpower pc. You can forget about upgrading that Dell. You might be able to add memory to the Dell but that’s going to be about it. Performance wise there isn’t much of a difference really (a few frames here and there.) But the Cyberpower gives you more future options. That’s not to say the Cyberpower isn’t a gamble. Cause, prebuilt.
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User Info: 360Chambers

360Chambers
3 weeks ago#6
ClunkerSlim posted...
MasterFeeler posted...
This is better.

https://amzn.to/2OMWnLc

I would opt for this too unless that first Dell is just going to be dirt cheap on Black Friday. There’s an upgrade path with that Cyberpower pc. You can forget about upgrading that Dell. You might be able to add memory to the Dell but that’s going to be about it. Performance wise there isn’t much of a difference really (a few frames here and there.) But the Cyberpower gives you more future options. That’s not to say the Cyberpower isn’t a gamble. Cause, prebuilt.


Im trying to get it from somewhere I can pick it up from, I dont trust shipping on these type of things.

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/promo/gaming-desktops-and-monitors-deals-on-select-models

Im also trying to take advantage of these Black Friday sales and this caught my eye. Is the HP desktops any good? Would they run the things I mentioned in my OP?
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User Info: ClunkerSlim

ClunkerSlim
3 weeks ago#7
360Chambers posted...
Is the HP desktops any good?

Um.... I wouldn’t buy one. But that’s not to say they don’t work. My problem with them is that they’re break and throw away machines. They have no upgrade path because a lot of their stuff is specialized. You’re not going to just slap a new power supply or radiator in there. At least not easily.

As for performance? I don’t know about GameCube or DS emulation, but I would assume that anything with an i5 and above and a 1060 and above would probably work fine. I’m not really sure how an i3 and 1050TI would work out. You’d have to research that. I also don’t play Fallout, but you can easily look up Fallout FPS videos on YouTube to figure out what you need there.
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User Info: Fade2black001

Fade2black001
3 weeks ago#8
Never buy a prebuilt
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User Info: GoIrish80

GoIrish80
3 weeks ago#9
For what you personally are looking to do, yes that HP looks fine. I mean you're not going to get a ton of support on a board like this when it comes these prebuilts......we all are advocates for building your own. Or at the very least buying a prebuilt that can be reasonably upgraded. But that doesn't seem like something that interests you. So yeah, the HP is fine for what you want. Plenty fine actually. It's just that PC's like that are going to (most likely) have relatively bad mobo/RAM/PSU's and HOPEFULLY they don't go bad on you. I mean they could work fine for 5+ years, they could go bad in a month. You're not going to know until you have yours.

User Info: Amakusa

Amakusa
3 weeks ago#10
Unless HP really went down the crapper within the last ten years the one I used as a media center still works fine today.
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