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Gaming desktop computer

325 533 August 19, 2018 at 05:04 AM
What's a good source and price for a desktop gaming computer (to be a gift)? No need to be top of the line just decent graphical and other performance, possibly with touchscreen included. thank you.

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What's a good source and price for a desktop gaming computer (to be a gift)? No need to be top of the line just decent graphical and other performance, possibly with touchscreen included. thank you.

I think you need to find out from the gamer what their expectations are. I don't think touchscreens are normally used.

Also, I recently got a Lenovo that turned out to be a terrific gift. The advice in this forum was kind of useless because a bunch a people showed up to say the machine wasn't a deal.

But nobody could point me to something better. I was told to wait a month. Try telling a kid that their b-day present will be a month late. I am not a gamer. But I think you need a recent gen i7, gtx 1070 or better graphics, 16 gb, and a 256 ssd. That is what I got and everything is running smooth as silk.

We are at the point in the product cycle that you may need to pay a couple hundred more than you will in a month or two. Bite the bullet and buy something good.
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Thank you yes ideally i7 16 gb ram and a 1050 card. ssd not important because of the not very demanding games. touchscreen for day to day use probably bought separately.
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Thank you yes ideally i7 16 gb ram and a 1050 card. ssd not important because of the not very demanding games. touchscreen for day to day use probably bought separately.
You might also consider a gaming laptop. Costco has had decent ones recently. Of course the downside is that the gamer will outgrow it.
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I say give him a budget and let him build one. Let him choose his and make it his own!
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Any price range?
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