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Old 27th January 2018
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good gaming PC desktop?

My kids want a PC gaming laptop to run games like Cuphead and Subnautica

But I hear a desktop would work out better


What's a good cheapish desktop for gaming?

I could get a nefew to build one I suppose.

Any suggestions?
Old 5th February 2018
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If your nephew is up to the task of building one I've attached a shopping list with all the parts.

That machine will play basically any current game at decent quality, it's more than enough to play the two games you mentioned but I'm pretty sure that the kids will ask for more games in no time!

Have fun - or at least try while they're having it!
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Old 6th February 2018
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Very kind of you to do that.
George Necola helped with this

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Old 15th February 2018
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My kids want a PC gaming laptop to run games like Cuphead and Subnautica

But I hear a desktop would work out better


What's a good cheapish desktop for gaming?

I could get a nefew to build one I suppose.

Any suggestions?
For gaming you need the one from AMD 500 or Nvidia 10 series, they're the best for such purpose and with such specifications you'll be able to use your desktop for a long time for new latest games too. VR-ready system is necessary too. Thunderbolt ports and USB Type-C can be necessary too if you'll need a connection of two monitors at once. Your desktop should be also convinient for future upgrades too so an upgrade-friendly design is a plus too as also parts like GPU, RAM and CPU which can be replaced for newer ones. I recommend to look through these examples pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2393552,00.aspfor making a choice but I should mention that a price for a nice gaming desktop usually starts from $1000 but it's possible to find a good and simplier one for $700-800.
As I know Acer models are one of the best ones in this case, also try to look for Dell and Lenovo desktops, they have many positive reviews on many resources linkto-blog.com/ too
Old 13th March 2018
  #5
I agree. A desktop is much better for gaming. Gateway makes a reasonable quality gaming PC.
Old 19th March 2018
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Thanks everyone

George Necola (Computer Music moderator) configured a desktop for me and I had a company build, test and ship it to me. It's working great.

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