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Dashaansafin

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Gaming Desktops, searched online but all I get is these BS consumer reports. Whats the deal SF? Not looking to spend a ton, preferably under 1k.
 

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The easiest answer would be to build your own rig - buy all your own parts, and put it together yourself. Tom's hardware has a regularly updated feature on the current best setup for a given budget.
 

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I believe we have a desktop building thread in general discussion, I used it when I needed help building my new computer
 

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Originally Posted by robertorex
The easiest answer would be to build your own rig - buy all your own parts, and put it together yourself. Tom's hardware has a regularly updated feature on the current best setup for a given budget.

This. You can control every option, plus you save a metric shit-ton of money that would otherwise have gone to some OEM's margin.
 

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I rebuilt my computer for around 700$ and I run every game I play well. CSS at 299 FPS and Bad Company 2 at around 40 FPS on highest settings. I bought a new moboard, video card, processor, ram, power supply and case. I only reused my hard drive and disk drive
 

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Originally Posted by Althis
I rebuilt my computer for around 700$ and I run every game I play well. CSS at 299 FPS and Bad Company 2 at around 40 FPS on highest settings. I bought a new moboard, video card, processor, ram, power supply and case. I only reused my hard drive and disk drive

Originally Posted by robertorex
The easiest answer would be to build your own rig - buy all your own parts, and put it together yourself. Tom's hardware has a regularly updated feature on the current best setup for a given budget.

Yes. I built mine, which IMO is a BEAST for pretty much pennies compared to what you would be paying alienware to build the exact same thing.
 

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Isn't there problems that can arise when you build it yourself. Things such as incompatability? Choosing between athlon and intel
 

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I'd say build according to some guide you can find - and there are forums out there that are dedicated to pc building. you're asking a forum that cares about shit like selvage and cufflinks.
 

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Originally Posted by Dashaansafin
Isn't there problems that can arise when you build it yourself. Things such as incompatability? Choosing between athlon and intel

Very unlikely unless you're especially inept, if you go with Intel you just match the socket number of your CPU to that of your motherboard, and then with memory if its for example DDR3 you just ensure that your motherboard is capable of DDR3 memory. That's pretty much the extent of your compatibility woes.
 

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if you don't want to assemble it yourself, buy all the parts and take it to a local computer shop, or maybe newegg does it..


try nicx.com i think they do assembly
 

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Originally Posted by XenoX101
$1289.90

I was including the $580 i7 Processor and $500 Sapphire Radeon HD5970 that were out of stock on the list. Now that I look, I didn't include the physical memory or the fan either.
 

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Originally Posted by burningbright
I was including the $580 i7 Processor and $500 Sapphire Radeon HD5970 that were out of stock on the list. Now that I look, I didn't include the physical memory or the fan either.
Ah, well then yes, you would be right.
 

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