Recommendations

Discussion in 'Gaming and Software' started by uavgunner, Jul 23, 2013.

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  1. Hello Arrse Gamers
    I'm after a home PC with all the usual Microsoft office bollocks and family stuff but ill also need it to play ARMA3 so I'm after a recommendation for an off the shelf PC that can do the above?.
    Cheers
     
  2. hotel_california

    hotel_california LE Book Reviewer

    How much do you want to spend?
     
  3. Don't really want to go over a grand but I'm flexible up to about two grand grudgingly.
    Cheers
     
  4. pcspecialist.co.uk are reasonable price wise, excellent customer service too.
     
  5. I forget to mention I'm a PC Mong so I'd probably need ideas on a model that would do the things I need it to,Cheers
     
  6. Well the ARMA III recommended requirements are:
    [TABLE="class: req-table"]
    [TR="bgcolor: none"]
    [TH="width: 125"]CPU: [/TH]
    [TD="width: 380"] Intel Core i5-2300 or AMD Phenom II X4 940 or better [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [/TABLE]
    [TABLE="class: req-table"]
    [TR="bgcolor: #eceef5"]
    [TH="width: 125"] CPU Speed: [/TH]
    [TD="width: 380"] Info [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [/TABLE]
    [TABLE="class: req-table"]
    [TR="bgcolor: none"]
    [TH="width: 125"] RAM: [/TH]
    [TD="width: 380"] 4 GB [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [/TABLE]
    [TABLE="class: req-table"]
    [TR="bgcolor: #eceef5"]
    [TH="width: 125"] OS: [/TH]
    [TD="width: 380"] Windows Vista SP2 or Windows 7 SP1 [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [/TABLE]
    [TABLE="class: req-table"]
    [TR="bgcolor: none"]
    [TH="width: 125"] Video Card: [/TH]
    [TD="width: 380"] NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 or AMD Radeon HD 7750 with 1 GB VRAM or better [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [/TABLE]
    [TABLE="class: req-table"]
    [TR="bgcolor: #eceef5"]
    [TH="width: 125"] Sound Card: [/TH]
    [TD="width: 380"] Yes [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [/TABLE]
    [TABLE="class: req-table"]
    [TR="bgcolor: none"]
    [TH="width: 125"] Free Disk Space: [/TH]
    [TD="width: 380"] 20 GB [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [/TABLE]

    So anything at that level or higher.

    You'll probably want 8GB of RAM if you're gaming, though.
     
  7. Definitely.
     
  8. I thank you!
     
  9. F-Kin Vista? Have you been at the special medicine again?

    In my experience Vista (even SP2) is guaranteed to ruin your computing experience and make otherwise nifty processors run like they have had half of their gates blown.
     
  10. Official system requirements, don't shoot the messenger.

    I never said actually get Vista...
     
  11. Phew that was close! OK fair enough.

    On another note:

    Has anyone got first hand experience of Apple Macbook Pros? Are they as good as they are cracked up to be? I would quite like to buy one but it is a hefty outlay.

    Or for work use, what about those dinky little 15" HP Pavilion thingies. What are they like at running multiple apps simultaneously such as Visio and XL/Word? Is the battery life any good?

    I have a pretty good idea what I am doing with this sort of thing, but as I will be spending somebody else's money I would like to exercise some care.
     
  12. Dirt_Diver

    Dirt_Diver LE Moderator

    Build one, mate. it's easy and cheaper. I built mine for around the £600 mark and it goes like shit through a goose.
     
  13. www.dinopc.co.uk

    Ordered mine from there. Be careful of ARMA III as its not optimised at the minute and a lot of people are getting low FPS despite awesome rigs. Whatever build you get make sure you get your OS on a 120Gb+ SSD for awesome load times.


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  14. Try and get a Phenom Black if possible