Beginner here - need a new rig. - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 12-20-2012, 04:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: UK
Posts: 20
Default Beginner here - need a new rig.

Hi,

First of all i'd like to welcome myself, im adam

Im no good with PC's but i like to play the odd game, namingly Guild wars 2. At the mo i can rung medium graphics but FPS can drop low down to 10-15 fps which is unplayable.

I bought my current PC in feb this year, and its finally paid off on finance, i want to do it the right way and possibly build, or even buy a new computer that will allow fast internet browsing as well as gaming on high graphics with no fps worries.

current specs:

Intel core i3 2120
Integrated Intel HD graphics (i know this sucks)
6gb DDR3 RAM.

Can anyone guide me in the right direction, and please dont confuse me!

thanks
adam
__________________

szitler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2012, 05:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
Build Guru
 
PP Mguire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 28,285
Default Re: Beginner here - need a new rig.

Pretty much you'll be set if you add a GPU and probably a PSU too.

Graphics card
Power supply
__________________

__________________
"Resolution is just a number." #Ubisoft
Origin/Steam = PP_Mguire Twitch = pp_mguire Instagram = ppmguire PSN = PP_Mguire

Access to my Plex PM me.
PP Mguire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2012, 05:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: UK
Posts: 20
Default Re: Beginner here - need a new rig.

I had a big discussion about my GPU and power supply on another forum. my pc case is TINY and the power supply is laughable, the guys were shocked on another forum. they suggested i buy like an absolute tonne of equipment to buy and we finally came to the conclusion of buying a new pc outright.

So thanks for the comment, but i still need some advice !
szitler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2012, 05:53 PM   #4 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: United States
Posts: 54
Default Re: Beginner here - need a new rig.

What is the case that you want to get?
DBow14 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2012, 05:54 PM   #5 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: UK
Posts: 20
Default Re: Beginner here - need a new rig.

DBow i honestly havent a clue, it was ages ago since i had said discussion...

ive came here just so some one can at least guide me in the direction, ive had a look at a few other threads where some pc gurus have simply listed every component to buy with a link to buy the item... Im sorta looking for that...
szitler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2012, 06:05 PM   #6 (permalink)
Build Guru
 
PP Mguire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 28,285
Default Re: Beginner here - need a new rig.

Well I'm usually the person to do that, but what you have now is fine for what you want to do. Really, that CPU and RAM amount is fine. Your FPS problem is all in the IGP which you are using as they aren't made for gaming.

What is the model of computer you have since I'm guessing this is a pre-built in a mini tower of some sort. If your motherboard isn't proprietary we can simply recommend you a case, PSU, and GPU in your budget to do this.

If you absolutely want to build a completely new PC then I can list one off, but reusing your HDD, motherboard, CPU, and optical drive would save a ton of money so you can put it elsewhere like an SSD. I'll need the budget and website you want to buy from.
__________________
"Resolution is just a number." #Ubisoft
Origin/Steam = PP_Mguire Twitch = pp_mguire Instagram = ppmguire PSN = PP_Mguire

Access to my Plex PM me.
PP Mguire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2012, 06:09 PM   #7 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: UK
Posts: 20
Default Re: Beginner here - need a new rig.

ok mate,

its an Acer Aspire X3990, im all ears, willing to listen to what you gotta say! and yeah its a prebuilt thing from comet. i had a 7 year old PC before this so as soon as i saw decent specs i just bought this...

If you can advise on what to buy, replace and how to do this...

thanks
szitler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2012, 06:17 PM   #8 (permalink)
Build Guru
 
PP Mguire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 28,285
Default Re: Beginner here - need a new rig.

Ok you have an itx rig which has a PCI-E slot and is capable of being reused but for the time being lets just assume you need a new board. Going to need a budget because if I build blind you could wind up spending a few grand

Also a site you prefer to order from. The de facto here is newegg.com but since you aren't based in the US that's why I have asked.
__________________
"Resolution is just a number." #Ubisoft
Origin/Steam = PP_Mguire Twitch = pp_mguire Instagram = ppmguire PSN = PP_Mguire

Access to my Plex PM me.
PP Mguire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2012, 06:27 PM   #9 (permalink)
Build Guru
 
PP Mguire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 28,285
Default Re: Beginner here - need a new rig.

Not knowing a budget or site I went ahead and put this together reusing your current CPU, stock cooler, HDD, and optical. You will need an OS as well if you don't already have one.

Motherboard:
Asus P8H77-M Intel H77 Socket 1155 Motherboard - Scan.co.uk

RAM:
Corsair Memory Vengeance Jet Black Low Profile 8GB DDR3 1600 MHz CAS 9 XMP Dual Channel Desktop - CML8GX3M2A1600C9 - Scan.co.uk

PSU:
Corsair Enthusiast TX M CP-9020039-UK 650W Power Supply (PSU) - Scan.co.uk

GPU:
EVGA GTX660Ti NVIDIA Graphics Card - 2GB - 02G-P4-3660-KR - Scan.co.uk

Case:
Corsair 200R CC-9011023-WW Carbide Series Compact ATX Case Black No PSU - Scan.co.uk

£463.25
__________________
"Resolution is just a number." #Ubisoft
Origin/Steam = PP_Mguire Twitch = pp_mguire Instagram = ppmguire PSN = PP_Mguire

Access to my Plex PM me.
PP Mguire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2012, 06:40 PM   #10 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
hikaricloud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 6,220
Default Re: Beginner here - need a new rig.

Could knock the RAM off that list to save some money, but otherwise this is a good list. Only thing I can see would be not needing as much PSU wattage, but I doubt the savings with a lower wattage PSU would make it worth it. That one's modular as well, so that sells it on me.
__________________

__________________
R.I.P. Ronald C. "Bucky" Buck
3/13/1949 - 11/30/2010
Poizen22 - in all honesty id prefetr my pics get passed around then send perform some homo erotic sexual deed.
thirdshiftdj - what on earth are you trying to say???
I do not accept support questions via EMail, PM or IM.
If I helped you out, or what I just said rocked you like a hurricane, hit the little thingie over there.
<-------------------------------
hikaricloud is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:02 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.