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keithe 2,210 597 May 10, 2016 at 07:18 AM
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So my son played CSGO on an Asus Republic of Gaming computer this past weekend and his eyes were opened to how crappy the computer is that he is playing CSGO on now vomit so I'm starting to look for a good but not $1200.00 (Asus ROG) good computer build.

I ran across this build http://www.tomshardware.com/answe...-csgo.html and it looks good but wanted to at least post to my favorite deals site to see if other players had better input.

TIA for any assistance.

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Most of that thread reads like a troll post. 200 FPS? For $350?

I am not a fan of AMD and with the release of the new NVidia cards as well as skylake, now is a decent time to pick up a GTX 9XX series graphics card and a Devils Canyon i5.

That would serve him well for a while and would run under $500 after case, ram and power supply (hopefully you have a drive to bring to the table a least). Reuse more if possible from your current machine and the cost goes down.

You can go less if you want since CSGO isn't exactly a stressing game. That AMD APU in the thread you linked may be decent, but I would just give the build I noted above a shot without the video card and see if the integrated graphics on the i5 is good enough. I have found that the HD4000 and above seems to perform better than what AMD has to offer anyway.
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What is your budget? Also if he has a computer now, post the specs. It might just be a few $$ away from running CS:GO really well.
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Good time to buy a pc right now. Most gpu are going to get cheaper as the new gt1080's are out.
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8gb ram, low end i5 or top i3, gtx970, 256ssd, youre set
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im gn3/4 if he wants to play
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thanks for all the replies, I'm searching and price matching all the information and then comparing...

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im gn3/4 if he wants to play
You can put / in a username on Steam... huh...
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8gb ram, low end i5 or top i3, gtx970, 256ssd, youre set
gtx970 is major overkill if we are just going for a csgo machine here. And an ssd won't matter either.
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thanks for all the replies, I'm searching and price matching all the information and then comparing...


You can put / in a username on Steam... huh...
i think that is his rating. personally i wouldn't trust curtie near my children, he's the zodiac killer. (j/k)

what is the model number of the computer? could probably pop down less than 200 for a video card and be set. something like a gefroce 950 or 960.
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i think that is his rating. personally i wouldn't trust curtie near my children, he's the zodiac killer. (j/k)

what is the model number of the computer? could probably pop down less than 200 for a video card and be set. something like a gefroce 950 or 960.
curtie?
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curtie?
have you ever seen curtie and the zodiac killer in the same place? i rest my case.
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have you ever seen curtie and the zodiac killer in the same place? i rest my case.
I lol'd. That was funnier than whatever that other joke was that nobody laughed at. Kudos to you.
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have you ever seen curtie and the zodiac killer in the same place? i rest my case.
He hasnt even made an appearance in this thread
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He hasnt even made an appearance in this thread
That was my confusion. Oh well.
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That was my confusion. Oh well.
I think he confused you with Curtie and the Zodiac Killer.. I'm not sure which one of you should be offended....
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