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Purchasing a gaming desktop computer... Help?

I'm wanting to purchase a gaming desktop computer for my boyfriend for Christmas. However, I have no idea what is "good", per se, and what is not good. I will be using it also to run Adobe programs such as Photoshop CS5 or CS6, and he will more than likely be using it for games such as World of Warcraft and such. I don't know much about the different processors, all I know is that Intel Core i5 is alright, and i7 is superb. I was looking at various Cyberpower PCs with Intel Core i5 in them, but again, I am not sure if the graphics processors or RAM are okay. I don't want to spend anymore than $600-$700 dollars, but I want it to be a good desktop for the price. (Yes, I realize 600-700 dollars isn't going to get me a "top-of-the-line" desktop, but I just want a decent one that will last a good bit, while being able to perform different tasks). Any help is much appreciated, and if you could also kinda "dumb down" the responses (lol) so that I could understand what you are trying to say, that would help a lot too! Thank you guys so so so much!! Happy

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I'm guessing you're looking at the current #1 on Amazon.
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#1. Not close to the Amazon model I noted.

Just comparing the GPU. Ouch. Nope.

2. This is quite the step down in GPU power.

So these do cost less and you get less. Not that they won't work. Just I took your top post and tried to find what matched.

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Alright, thanks a bunch!

I'll definitely be going after the one you noted from Amazon. Really appreciate it! Happy

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Before you pull the trigger.

I guess they already have a powerful laptop or just want it to be a desktop?

Anyhow, I really like staying in the top/best sellers on Amazon. Never been disappointed.

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Okay, awesome!

And not exactly; he's had a laptop before, a really bad quality one (it was a Hewlett-Packard, but cannot remember the exact model it was) but it took a dump on him recently and he's been wanting to get into computer gaming again. He would much rather prefer a desktop I think is what he said... Plus I have a laptop and I love it, but would much rather have a desktop, it's more user friendly in my opinion and is easier to use with things such as Wacom Tablets and stuff like that, if that makes sense. But one last question; if he wanted to "build" that computer or whatever, would he be able to swap Intel processors, put better graphics cards in it, or make it to where it has more GB of RAM? (I don't know a lot about computer things so bear with me, and also I'm sorry if I'm sounding silly lol)

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My nod is to the Amazon model I offered BUT
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One more opinion...
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Both those are quite a step down from the #1 seller.
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Desktop

That's a very nice machine.
Quick pricing says I can't buy the parts for 700 bucks.
Amazon is selling it fully assembled and loaded.
Add an ssd and good to go.

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