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    Posted: 20 Jun 2021 at 6:27am
Budget:
[1000.00 us dollars]

Expectations:
[I want it to be able to play world of warcraft for pvp and large raids]

Usage:
[For gaming and using the web]

Special Needs:
[just good game play for the price, biggest bang for the buck kinda thing]

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Specifications:
[i am not sure what specs i need or anything i was told to use amd over intel?]
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 21 Jun 2021 at 4:05am
You can't get started here at this maker at your budget.

There is a pre-built option when you choose "Desktops" > "Lynx" > "Ready to Ship", but I am unenthusiastic about this set-up. It goes for $1149. Without going into too much detail, it is based on an older technology. The PCIe Generation 3 processor and motherboard are 1/2 the speed of Generation 4 that has been on the market through AMD for a year and a half. It is the cheapest option, and it will play games, but you will be wishing you had 16 GB of RAM within a pretty short time, as some games will run better on more than 8GB. I don't much care for this rig because there is just not much lifespan here. It is adequate to game on, but Digital Storm PCs should not be about "adequate" IMHO.

The bare minimum I can recommend is this:

     3950592     $1592   To see it in the Configurator, go to main Forum page, upper right, "Load Config". Copy/paste that number in the window.

This is a PCIe Generation 4 AMD rig in the least expensive case with the least expensive graphics card. The CPU is the newest generation from AMD, and an excellent gaming processor. The Primary Storage drive is a PCIe Gen 4 part and is highly recommended for game-changing speed and minimal boot times. It is 5-9 times faster than a cheaper alternative, but you could get off the ground with a 240 GB (SATA) SSD and save $98. This rig will game well out of the box, last quite a long time, and serve as a solid platform for upgrades of every kind when you have the need or desire.

So the choice is a tough one. "adequate" vs "solid". I think it's worth the extra money for the longevity you're going to get, and the fact you will not be having to mess with that second set-up at all to game well at 1080p ("high def") monitor resolution.

Hope it helps.
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