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Alexandro

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[bleep] everyone this is my first post here as i just found out about this website so i will try to make sense on my question :), ok here we go :

So recently my 2 year pc's HDD die on me about 4-5 days ago so i was undecided on what I really wanted to do , my first thought was heck just buy a new HDD and be done with it but my PC is not so old but i would like to upgrade some part and what not and after looking at prices on parts i need such as new PSU,GPU,W7(still with WVista) well numbers were a bit high since i was gonna pay for installation since i never build a PC before, price for everything was around 800$ so i decide to see if i could find any deal on a pre build pc so i came across this one:
http://www.bestbuy.c...9&skuId=2634096

Oh i would like to mention that I'm using this PC for gaming as i had this one before http://computermonge...ls-coupons.html, anyways the question is this:
is it worth it to buy a new gpu,psu,windows7,new hdd and upgrade my old one or just go ahead and buy the one i link first??, there is only one thing that if i decide to rebuild my old one with new parts it would be a totally new experience for me :unsure: and I'm afraid i can mess something up, I mean i guess i will be willing to try to put all this parts together.
What so you guys think any thought advices would be much appreciate and any tips as well .

Edited by Alexandro, 02 July 2011 - 04:54 AM.

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phillpower2

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Hi Alexandro :unsure:
Check out the tutorial put together by Troy and Artellos respectively http://www.geekstogo...r-own-computer/ this will help you overcome your self building/upgrading fears :yes:
I couldn`t access your bestbuy link to check it out so can you make sure it is correct :)
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Alexandro

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Thanks for the warm welcome and for the link you post, also i fix the best buy link
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Looking at the specs for the new computer from best buy it is apparent that it needs a PSU upgrade and a wireless card installed, that is going to add around $130 to the initial cost, the 1 year limited warranty is also poor.
Below are some upgrade suggestions for you to consider which after claiming the mail in rebates comes in at $397.95 + take into consideration the much superior warranty each component has and the fact that you are in possession of the actual W7 disk.
W7 http://www.newegg.co...N82E16832116986 $94.99 free shipping.
GPU http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814127534 $169.99 ($129.99 after mail in rebate) + $2.99 shipping.
HDD http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136533 $89.99 free shipping.
PSU http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139005 $94.99 (79.99 after mail in rebate) free shipping.
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