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refurbished Gateway FX7029E or build one?


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idon

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Hi everyone,

I simply want a decent gaming pc for as little money as possible. I already have a work computer at my studio that has all the email, spreadsheets, software etc. etc, I need for work and daily activities. I am primarily interested in just gaming on my next one, I don't need any extras just some nice flawless, fast graphics. I am a computer moron and I should not be allowed near one, I could set it on fire but nonetheless I operate one, anyways Tigerdirect is offering a refurbished fx7029e which as far as I can tell seems quite capable of handling some games. I was thinking of building one from scratch but I am worried about the possible impact of that since I probably would burn my apartment down or at the very least scare all the wildlife in a 3 mile radius due to my screams of frustration. Money is an issue and what I can get the fx for I cant come close with a build your own...at least I dont think so, any thought are welcome and invited.
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Hi there,

What's your budget?

There is a guide we wrote to building your own, the link is in my signature.

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I want to stay under $600, I already have a nice LCD monitor and I'm not super picky about the sound for right now, I can always upgrade that later. The fx is under $600. I just want to make sure it runs smoothly. There is nothing more annoying than choppy game play...well, maybe an exgirlfriend.
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I have two other computers I don't really need, is there a market for used pc's or should I consider designating them as extremely large paperweights? Just joking I know they could be put to good use somehow, do any companies offer trade ins?
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Hi there,

I am not sure about trade-ins in your local area, although I highly doubt it.

Yes there certainly is a market for used PC's, you should be able to sell them off and add this to your budget (if you so wish).

On a sidenote, how is an ex-girlfriend annoying? Is she bugging you still? :)

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On a sidenote, how is an ex-girlfriend annoying? Is she bugging you still? :)


:)

Hehe...*gasps* Sorry...that was great...
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Yeah, well... :)

Be sure to let us know if you are able to sell off your systems to add to the budget, or if you want to stick to $600.

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