Any of you guys have gaming computers?

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Apr 9, 2010 9:30:52 PM via Website

I love to play online FPS shooters like CSS, DoDS, COD4, TF2, Red Orchestra, and modded versions of those games. Anyone else here share my passion? If so, let me know and I can add you on xfire to game together sometime.

I had a gaming PC back in the US, but here in Deutschland I can only play PC games on my Macbook Pro, so I can't play games like I used to.

Feel free to post you computer specs here for comparison!

Mine:
Apple Macbook Pro
2.6GHz C2D
2 GB RAM DDR2 667
8600M GT 512MB
Windows XP Pro 32bit

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Apr 9, 2010 11:26:34 PM via App

I'm playing TF2 and some CSS when I feel like doing so - so not on a regular basis.
My machine is a Dell Studio 1555, Dual-Core 2,1 GHz, 4GB RAM, some kind of ATI graphics (HD 4570?) with 512MB.1920*1080 on a 15 inch display, worth looking at (:

Apr 10, 2010 6:30:20 PM via Website

Hi there,

I'm playing Day of Defeat and Day of Defeat Source and sometimes Call of Duty 2 :) I'm a little bit addicted to WWII games B)

Sometimes I'm playing Left 4 Dead and TF2, too :P So ... most times I'm available at Steam ( http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561197981819296 )

PC:
AsRock AliveXFire e-SATA2
AMD X2 6000+
ATI 2600Pro

Playing with:
Logitech G15 (Keyboard)
Intelli 1.1 (Mouse)
Fatal1ty (Headset)

Best regards,
Kay

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Apr 30, 2010 7:41:07 AM via Website

I'm not much into FPS but I play an MMORPG called Dark Age of Camelot. My computer is a Dell Dimension XPS 730. Quad core i7, 6gb ram, 500gb total, dual 10k rpm WD raptor drives in raid 0, Dual ATI crossover video cards. I'm wanting to upgrade the drives to crucial SSD and get the new ATI 5970 graphics cards.

May 6, 2010 4:54:57 PM via Website

Anyone in Europe that has a gaming computer, where do you go to buy your components? Newegg is really popular in the US, but they don't ship to Europe, so that is out of the question. Brick and mortar also count. Preferably not mom and pop stores, as they might be hard to find :wink:

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Jun 1, 2010 10:14:49 AM via App

most gaming computers are the same hardware wise, but have different cases. i set up my own gaming computer for 400-500 euros. i bought all hardware in a computer store, got a normal case and then put it all together. its better to buy the parts then install them or have some one do it for you, rather then buying a already made computer that cost 2-3x times more... saves alot of money even when i living in europe

Jun 1, 2010 12:42:23 PM via Website

stefan glibetic
most gaming computers are the same hardware wise, but have different cases. i set up my own gaming computer for 400-500 euros. i bought all hardware in a computer store, got a normal case and then put it all together. its better to buy the parts then install them or have some one do it for you, rather then buying a already made computer that cost 2-3x times more... saves alot of money even when i living in europe

That is what I was saying, I am looking for a store/online shop that sells hardware components, as I have built PCs before and I know how cheap it is to do it yourself.

Jun 11, 2010 6:20:31 PM via Website

Kay R.
I'm buying my hardware at www.mindfactory.de and www.hardwareversand.de ... but these 2 are german sites and I don't know if they ship to US.

Btw Douglas, we have to play a round CSS or something else together ... you've added me but we didn't played! :grin:

Best regards,
Kay

No, I live in Berlin. I know plenty of good sites to buy computer components in the States, but I was looking for good ones that ship to Germany, so I can build a computer here.

Jun 17, 2010 6:51:07 AM via App

Douglas Carter
stefan glibetic
most gaming computers are the same hardware wise, but have different cases. i set up my own gaming computer for 400-500 euros. i bought all hardware in a computer store, got a normal case and then put it all together. its better to buy the parts then install them or have some one do it for you, rather then buying a already made computer that cost 2-3x times more... saves alot of money even when i living in europe

That is what I was saying, I am looking for a store/online shop that sells hardware components, as I have built PCs before and I know how cheap it is to do it yourself.
I use www.newegg.com to build my computer in the US.. not a big gamer.. but built a gaming rig anyway.. use with my 42" plasma with wireless keyboard and mouse.. have 2 TB of storage for movies and music.

Jun 17, 2010 2:59:18 PM via Website

Newegg is definitely THE place for comp hardware in the states, I built four computers with hardware from there, and never had a defective product out of everything I received. Maybe this summer I'll collect the money required to build a mid-range rig again, as this laptop can't do it all.

Jun 18, 2010 6:32:28 AM via App

Douglas Carter
Newegg is definitely THE place for comp hardware in the states, I built four computers with hardware from there, and never had a defective product out of everything I received. Maybe this summer I'll collect the money required to build a mid-range rig again, as this laptop can't do it all.
Newegg was voted: "Best Overall Online Store to buy Tech" in 2010 and has over 13 million registered users.

Jun 18, 2010 5:59:44 PM via App

www.newegg.com

No better site. I've built 4 computers and bought every single part from that sight. All of their parts can be bought for 1/4 the price of other places and the only thing that ever went bad was a $4 PCI slot fan. Go to newegg you won't be disappointed!!!

Jun 24, 2010 5:31:49 AM via App

i have an alienware m17x laptop i am in love with this monster! it has an intel core 2 extreme qx9300 quad core at 2.53ghz overclockable to 3.0ghz i have 4 gigs of 1333mhz ram ddr3 expandable to 8 gigs this also has a 256 gig solid state hard drive and to top off this monster dual nvidea gtx280ms with a gig or ddr5 video ram for a grand total of 2 gigs of graphics memory....keep in mind this is all in a laptop haah it weighs 14 pounds

Jun 24, 2010 2:07:10 PM via Website

Ryan Erickson
i have an alienware m17x laptop i am in love with this monster! it has an intel core 2 extreme qx9300 quad core at 2.53ghz overclockable to 3.0ghz i have 4 gigs of 1333mhz ram ddr3 expandable to 8 gigs this also has a 256 gig solid state hard drive and to top off this monster dual nvidea gtx280ms with a gig or ddr5 video ram for a grand total of 2 gigs of graphics memory....keep in mind this is all in a laptop haah it weighs 14 pounds

And what games do you play on there to justify having such a beastly desktop replacement?

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