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Dad took my Xbox away, so now I'm gonna get into PC gaming. I don't have a lot of money so what's a decent build for a laptop and how much will it cost me? When I say decent I mean I want to play as many games as smoothly as possible. My current specs
I do not recommend a laptop for gaming since they are over priced and not customizable. I would recommend buying a desktop or even better build one. If you are planning on buying a desktop I would say do not buy Alienware they are over priced. I would recommend a desktop with at leased a 660ti video card, and an i5 3570k and at about 8 GBs of RAM. For a build like this it would cost about $900. You can of course go cheaper, but newer games will start to struggle a little bit at mid to higher graphics settings.
Here is a link to a desktop that you can buy that could handle most games at higher settings. I do understand that this might be above your price range. What is your price range anyway, so I can get a better idea of what you could buy?
If you're not spending at least $1200 on a desktop then it's not worth doing. If you're thinking of a laptop, you're looking at closer to $2000 for something that still won't be worth getting because it will become out dated relatively faster than a high end desktop. My advice is try to get your xbox back.
I5 3570K - MSI GD65 Z77 - CORSAIR H100i - CORSAIR HX-850w - GALAXY GTX 660TI GC SLI - CORSAIR 500R - 8gb KINGSTON HYPERX BLUE 1600mhz - 120GB KINGSTON HYPERX SSD
I've had problems with laptops in the past so I would suggest a desktop.
So if your Dad took your xbox - why is he letting you play on the PC?
He's not what you would call "smart"
Never mind guys, I got it taken care of. Thanks for trying though.
My advice is to first take a hint from your dad and spend a few less hours gaming and more being productive, which is probably why he took your console away. I mowed lawns during the summer for cash and bought an N64 back in the day. You will need to save at least $1,000 for a decent gaming PC. Your current computer is good for surfing the web and it would be a waste of money trying to load a modern game onto it.