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Good gaming rig under 3000


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SuperSteven

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Hi, im looking to buy a gaming pc (desktop). What pc do you recommed under 3000?, and also Which are the best custom pc makers?

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:welcome: SuperSteven

Couple of questions for you if I may;

Would you consider building your own as you will get far more bang for your buck, self satisfaction + save yourself an awful lot of cash.

In what country will you be purchasing please.

NB: Even if you did not build your own we could help you select parts and you could then employ a local Tech store to put the parts together, this will still save you a sizable amount of cash.
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Hi.
Just dropped in, for a look, after reading your other Topic, > http://www.geekstogo...-digital-storm/
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I have considered building it, but it looks like a pain in the rear end. I know you save some cash, but I would rather have the quality assurance from a company that already makes them.

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Choosing your own components and then employing a local Tech or store is a viable option then, when choosing your own hardware apart from choosing what you consider the best performer you also check out the warranty details, you may find the system builder offers the standard 12 months warranty on the build and then refers you to the hardware manufacturer if a device fails after 12 months.

An example list of parts http://pcpartpicker.com/p/gyPv will you also require a screen, keyboard and mouse with any potential purchase.

NB: Consider also that the system will need to be shipped and damage can occur in transit.
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Very nice site, my only concern is that apparently not all parts are compatible while making a pc, and unfortunatley I dont know which ones are or aren't.
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If you go to the site and select the System Build tab it will allow you to select a list of components, start with the CPU, once this is chosen a panel will appear on the upper right hand corner of the page where you will see "only show compatible motherboards" there is a check-box there which is ticked by default, once the MB is selected you move onto the Ram and this time the dialog box will display "only show compatible memory" and so on, see screenshot below;

The link that I provided earlier would make a very good gaming machine BTW.
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Cool, thanks for all your help! :thumbsup:
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You are welcome and please feel free to continue at this topic to achieve your requirements :thumbsup:
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