Affordable PC builds to play 2015's AAA games

MWEB GameZone writes: "Need to upgrade your PC top play 2015's heavy hitters? We take a look at four different PC builds that will not cost you an arm and a leg - for the most part."

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HoldenZA1256d ago

Great list of PC's, my only problem with PC's is that I find myself constantly playing catch up. I get a Pc that runs games well, then slowly but surely I fall behind to the point that I need to upgrade again.

Utalkin2me1256d ago

Can get expensive if you try to keep up with games. Especially if you're looking for 1080p and 60 fps with settings maxed. Such as GTA5, brings my 980 gtx to its knees at full settings.

thrust1256d ago (Edited 1256d ago )

1080p 60fps is easy to get and old on PC gaming now!

What is normal now is 1440p.

If your 980 gtx of can not run GTA at 1080 60 your rig has somthin wrong with it :/ just saying!

Utalkin2me1256d ago


Maybe you need better reading comprehension. My 980 gtx can run GTA5 and 1080p and 60fps just fine, beside the annoying slight stutter. I said "full settings" meaning max settings.

My set up is
asus z87 expert
i7 4770k
16g of corsair vengeance
1200 psu corsair
980 gtx

Unreal011256d ago


1440p is not normal.

mikeslemonade1256d ago

Max means when you turn everything on and you pick the resolution of your choice.

Thrust, that's nuts how your PSU is 1200. That's enough for 980 4-way sli.

Perjoss1256d ago

2 GTX 980 cards in SLI is perfect for GTAV with all settings maxed including the stuff in the advanced menu. Not cheap by any means but the visuals you get in return are amazing. Such a nice view distance and even the tiniest details far away just look so crisp (2560x1600).

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DevilOgreFish1256d ago (Edited 1256d ago )

You wanna know a good tip on pc gaming. My rule of thumb, never buy into hardware before the generation starts, wait at least a year.

Prices are not only a little bit more better but also hardware. Always look for more bang for your money. it's always good also to look into hardware that's at least 2x the generation, gives you more room to increase options.

HanCilliers1256d ago

True, but do you know if a build that can beat R12 771 & play 2015's AAA games?

ShaunF581256d ago

It's too much effort upgrading your PC everytime.

madjedi1256d ago

Nah figure one significant upgrade and your good for 3-5 yrs, it kind of depends on how much money you put into it and how high you keep your graphical settings/expectations.

After you got the mainboard connected the rest is fairly easy although the wires running every where is a bit of a pain in the ass.

A lot of people only have to do a graphics card upgrade, that takes about 3-5 minutes including updating the driver.

Anyone talking about 4k or 1440p is not affordable for most people.

Sillicur1256d ago

Not that expensive for a big gaming pc like those, nice build!

Rookie_Monster1256d ago

People need to look at PC seriously as an evolving investment. You don't need to go all out for the Ferrari of PC rig but a nice decent one that runs games at 1080p and with fast frame rate should be a starting point. Unlike consoles, you can always upgrade the parts later to evolve your investment.

MRMagoo1231256d ago (Edited 1256d ago )

Its not an investment, wtf are you talking about, investments are something that increase in value over time, PCs def do not increase in value over time.

Also buying a new pc that can run all the new games at max settings such as gta v will cost a heap to most people, I recently got a gtx 970 and it wont run gta at max settings at 1080p, most pc elitists seem to think 1080p is old now, so wtf gpus do they need for gta v at 2k or 4k???. I have a friend that uses a gtx 980 over clocked and he has over clocked even the over clock and still cant run 60fps at max on gta v.

granted a high end pc will run pretty much any game better than the ps4/xbone but they cost a lot more, but they still wont max out any game right now let alone in the future.

madjedi1256d ago

There are only 3 or 4 things you should be upgrading on your pc really memory capacity, ssd/hdd's and graphic cards and cooling gear(fans and or aftermarket coolers). At least to me.

I would hope everything else, you would already have set in stone and didn't cheap out on.

Maybe a processor upgrade like switching out an i5 for a i7.

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