Author Topic: I've got a PC in the post...  (Read 1017 times)

I've got a PC in the post...
« on: February 24, 2019, 04:20:55 PM »
My old workhorse Sony all-in-one PC that I bought in 2006 and has served me admirably is in its death throes, so I bit the bullet and bought a new PC yesterday. It's one of those reconditioned business jobs so isn't set up for gaming, but is presumably about a thousand times more powerful than the PC it is replacing. So my question is, what games should I be getting? The last PC game I paid money for was Civilization 3 and since then I've only played on Xbox if that helps.

Re: I've got a PC in the post...
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2019, 04:46:58 PM »
PC through their letterbox.

biggytitbo

  • WHAT ABOUT THE GODDAM JAFFA CAKES ASSWIPE
    • theunredacted
Re: I've got a PC in the post...
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2019, 05:25:18 PM »
Can you get Samantha Fox's Strip Poker for the PC?

Twed

  • I need you so, Medieval Zone, you don't need me
Re: I've got a PC in the post...
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2019, 05:27:41 PM »
No, it's not very PC.

ToneLa

  • Kill your masters
Re: I've got a PC in the post...
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2019, 06:18:33 PM »
Watercooling y/n

Re: I've got a PC in the post...
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2019, 06:21:57 PM »
My old workhorse Sony all-in-one PC that I bought in 2006 and has served me admirably is in its death throes, so I bit the bullet and bought a new PC yesterday. It's one of those reconditioned business jobs so isn't set up for gaming, but is presumably about a thousand times more powerful than the PC it is replacing. So my question is, what games should I be getting? The last PC game I paid money for was Civilization 3 and since then I've only played on Xbox if that helps.

Do you know the specs of the new PC? ie, processor & graphics card model, RAM, etc.

ToneLa

  • Kill your masters
Re: I've got a PC in the post...
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2019, 06:29:54 PM »
Do you know the specs of the new PC? ie, processor & graphics card model, RAM, etc.

I already asked watercooling y/n

But yeah the rest wouldn't hurt.

 I mean. Without that. fucking Rocket League

Re: I've got a PC in the post...
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2019, 06:50:56 PM »
Rocket League's doesn't always run smooth for me and my rig's alright.
The OP might just have single core processor, onboard graphics and 1GB of RAM for all we know.
I don't want to get his/her hopes up, so for now I'll just say Solitaire.

ToneLa

  • Kill your masters
Re: I've got a PC in the post...
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2019, 06:59:03 PM »
fuck it then Quake

Can't go wrong with Quake. Knife-fight me

Re: I've got a PC in the post...
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2019, 07:35:54 PM »
Refurb HP Elite 8200 Tower i7-2600 [few marks on casing]
(Windows: W7 Pro, Hard Drive: 240GB SSD, RAM: 8GB, Warranty: 1 Year, Refurb TFT: 1x 22" TFT, WiFi: Mini WiFi Dongle)

Dongle. That's a humorous word isn't it?

Re: I've got a PC in the post...
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2019, 07:40:08 PM »
Further info: I hate FPS because I'm shit at them (apart from Redneck Rampage). My favourite games of all time are UFO: Enemy Unknown, Syndicate and The Chaos Engine.

Re: I've got a PC in the post...
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2019, 07:41:01 PM »
I already asked watercooling y/n

But yeah the rest wouldn't hurt.

 I mean. Without that. fucking Rocket League

You aren't supposed to get water on electronic equipment silly!

Re: I've got a PC in the post...
« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2019, 07:57:09 PM »
Refurb HP Elite 8200 Tower i7-2600 [few marks on casing]
(Windows: W7 Pro, Hard Drive: 240GB SSD, RAM: 8GB, Warranty: 1 Year, Refurb TFT: 1x 22" TFT, WiFi: Mini WiFi Dongle)

Dongle. That's a humorous word isn't it?

Specs are good, but a quick search suggests it's probably only got a piddly Intel integrated graphics chip, so you might want to invest in an additional graphics card if you want to play modern games on it.

Re: I've got a PC in the post...
« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2019, 08:03:35 PM »
How much will that set me back? Sub hundred quid is doable. What should I get?

biggytitbo

  • WHAT ABOUT THE GODDAM JAFFA CAKES ASSWIPE
    • theunredacted
Re: I've got a PC in the post...
« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2019, 08:14:35 PM »
You might just be able to play Jet Set fucking Willy on it.

Re: I've got a PC in the post...
« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2019, 08:22:04 PM »
Surprised at that recommendation considering Jet Set Willy is clearly a signed up member of The Elite. Or is his name ironic?

Re: I've got a PC in the post...
« Reply #16 on: February 25, 2019, 12:58:40 AM »
How much will that set me back? Sub hundred quid is doable. What should I get?

I'd wait until you've got the PC so you can see the onboard graphics performance for yourself.

Finding the right graphics card for a price range requires a bit of time and research though.
If you want to compare performance/price this is a good place to start:
https://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu_value.html

Before buying anything you need to make sure it's compatible with your motherboard & power supply.
You'll probably want an older generation Nvidia card at around £80 new/refurbished.

St_Eddie

  • *The Patron Saint of Scallywags*
  • Silver Member
  • ****
  • LIKES: Deviled eggs DISLIKES: The Devil & bad eggs
    • St_Eddie's YouTube Channel
Re: I've got a PC in the post...
« Reply #17 on: February 25, 2019, 01:00:59 AM »
No, it's not very PC.

Lovely stuff.

Kryton

  • Keep it neutral. Keep it safe. That's my motto.
Re: I've got a PC in the post...
« Reply #18 on: February 25, 2019, 01:42:47 AM »
Just get Mount and blade Warband. It's a blend of strategy, decisions and action. Fairly low spec too. It'll keep you engaged if you like X com light strategy but it's real time. The battles are pretty cool even now.





Rev+

  • Raspberries are not blue
Re: I've got a PC in the post...
« Reply #19 on: February 25, 2019, 01:47:28 AM »
The specs suggest that the onboard graphics business will be fine unless you want to run a game that came out yesterday at max settings.  Integrated chips have improved a lot in recent years, so test it out before you drop any more money on a card.

You'll definitely want XCOM, as it's a 'reimagining' of UFO, and is nails.   

Re: I've got a PC in the post...
« Reply #20 on: February 25, 2019, 01:55:05 AM »
if the graphics aren't great you can rent a gpu on aws for pennies an hour these days.

https://blog.parsecgaming.com/cloud-gaming-with-amazon-aws-g3-instance-dc9576718f86

Re: I've got a PC in the post...
« Reply #21 on: February 25, 2019, 07:20:14 AM »
Binding of Isaac
It runs on most machines and is the most bang for buck I've ever got out of a game (paid £1, played for 78 hours and counting)

Re: I've got a PC in the post...
« Reply #22 on: February 25, 2019, 09:31:34 AM »
if the graphics aren't great you can rent a gpu on aws for pennies an hour these days.

https://blog.parsecgaming.com/cloud-gaming-with-amazon-aws-g3-instance-dc9576718f86

I've never heard of 'cloud gaming' before.
What's the latency like?
Surely can't be very good for games that require quick response times.