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    i want a computer for playing steam games any suggestions

    i want a computer thats under $1000 plz suggest thx

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    We need more info...
    Does that only include the main tower, or all peripherals like monitor, keyboard/mouse, speakers etc.?
    What do you use your computer for?
    Gaming, surfing, office/productivity?

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    main tower gaming

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    i was thinking about this

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    Processor

    • Intel® Core™ i3 330UM (3M Cache, 1.2 GHz) - Overclockable
    • Intel® Core™ i7 2617M 1.5GHz(2.6GHz w/Turbo Boost, 4MB Cache)
    Operating System

    • <LI sizset="54" sizcache="315">Genuine Windows® 7 Ultimate 64-Bit <LI sizset="55" sizcache="315">Genuine Windows® 7 Professional 64-Bit
    • Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
    Memory6

    • 4GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 800MHz
    • 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 800MHz
    • 6GB DDR3 at 1333MHz
    • 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1333MHz
    • 16GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1333MHz
    Chipset

    • Mobile Intel® GS45 Chipset
    Video Card

    • 1GB NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 335M
    • NVIDIA® GeForce® GT540M graphics with 1.0GB Video Memory and Optimus
    • NVIDIA® GeForce® GT540M graphics with 2.0GB Video Memory and Optimus
    Display

      • 11.6 inch display (1366x768)
    Audio and Speakers

    • Internal High-Definition 5.1 Performance Audio with WavesMAXX Audio (Standard)
      Internal High-Definition 5.1 Performance Audio with SoundBlaster X-Fi Audio (Optional)
      Audio Powered by Klipsch®
      7.1 Digtial Audio out using HDMI connection
    Hard Drive

    • <LI sizset="58" sizcache="315">Up to 750GB5 SATA hard drive (7200RPM)
    • Up to 256GB5 Solid State hard drive
    Camera

    • 2.0 Megapixel HD Video and Picture Camera with dual digital microphones
    Wireless

    • Networking and Wi-Fi
      All Intel® Wi-Fi options include Intel® Wireless Display (Wi-Di) technology support.7
      Integrated 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet NIC (Standard)
      Intel® Wireless-N WiFi Link 1000 a/g/n 1x2 (Standard)
      Intel® Advanced-N WiFi Link 6205 a/g/n 2x2 MIMO Technology (Optional)
      Intel® Ultimate N WiFi Link 6250 a/g/n 2x2 MIMO Technology with WiMax (Optional)

      Bluetooth
      Internal Bluetooth® 3.0 (Optional)

      Wireless WAN
      AT&T 3G Mobile Internet (Optional)
      Verizon 3G Mobile Internet (Optional)
    Ports, Slots & Chassis

    • System Dimensions
      Height: 32.7mm (1.29 inches)
      Depth: 233.3mm (9.19 inches)
      Width: 285.7mm (11.25 inches)
      Starting at Weight4: 2.0 kg (4.4lbs)

      External Chassis Connections
      (1x) IEEE 1304a (4-pin) Firewire Port
      (1x) RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet
      (2x) SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Ports
      (1x) Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Port with PowerShare technology
      (1x) Display Port
      (1x) HDMI 1.4 Audio and Video Output
      (1x) 3-in-1 Media Card Reader
      (2x) Audio Out 1/8" Ports
      (1x) Audio In / Microphone 1/8" Port (retaskable for 5.1 audio)
      (1x) Security Lock port

      Battery Details
      High Capacity 8-cell Lithium Ion (63whr)

      Color Options
      Stealth Black with Soft Touch Finish
      Nebula Red with Soft Touch Finish

      Keyboard
      Multi-color RGB, 82 key keyboard with AlienFX lighting controls
    Alienware m14x
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    Define Steam games, since just about any and every game made today is sold through Steam.

    Steam games used to refer to low budget games, lower graphic games, and most of the games made by Valve, Including Half Life 2, and most of the Source engine games spawned from it.


    if its the latter, old school definition of Steam games, then just about any Sub $500 Dual core system with a Decent $50-75 video card in it will run them fine.

    for more taxing Graphics intense games and more complex games made by other companies sold on Steam, thats something entirely different. In situations like that, your better off having a regular dedicated general gaming PC to be made for the budget.



    2nd, Why are you looking at an Alienware LAPTOP for your system.

    Laptops and gaming generally do not go hand in hand, you spend twice as much for half the hardware specs you would get on a Desktop, unless you NEED it for on the go, place to place, mobile gaming, your best off just getting a desktop based system instead.
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    cod and l4d2

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    ya ill be able to get a desktop but everyone ses u have to build it i cant build a desktop

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    just about anyone can build a desktop, its like playing with Lego's now days. Unless your Mentally Challenged, or Physically Disabled/Disadvantaged, or a Para/Quadriplegic, you can build a PC.


    You'll usually get more for your money that way.


    Left 4 Dead/Left 4 Dead 2 is a traditional Steam Game (Source Engine game), but COD isn't.

    With that said, What COD game? There's been 3 Regular COD games, 2 Modern Warfare Games, And One World At War game.
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    forgot to ask, you in the US or Canada, or elsewhere in the world, as far as buying the parts, or system?
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    If in US, and this system would be powerful enough to run any game currently on the market at good, decent settings, and frame rates.

    Games like Crysis 2 and Metro 2033 may lag a bit if settings too high, but just about anything else out there now, will run at high settings with good or decent frame rates.

    most Source games and "Steam" games will just FLY on this though.


    Case: Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Elite 430 RC-430-KWN1 Black Steel / Plastic Computer Case

    HDD: Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD7502AAEX 750GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    GPU: Newegg.com - EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

    PSU: Newegg.com - Antec NEO ECO 520C 520W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

    RAM: Newegg.com - CORSAIR XMS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2B1600C9

    Motherboard: Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TZ68A+ LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    CPU: Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K

    Operating System: Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - Operating Systems

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    Optical Drive (DVD/Bluray): Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-/+R 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray Drive Model SH-B123L/RSBP LightScribe Support (Retail)

    Total after Shipping: Grand Total: $972.23

    And there are $45 in total in Mail In Rebate Cards.

    there's still enough in budget to replace the 750GB drive with a 1TB version instead if more space is needed.


    or, thats $30 to spend on Steam for more games LOL
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    Legos don't go up in flames if you build them wrong though...
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    yeah, but its pretty hard to mess things up with PC's today, unless you do something really dumb, as long as the parts are compatible and you can follow basic instructions and some Do's & Don'ts, then one should be fine.
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