Posted 12 October 2012 - 12:41 PM
Posted 12 October 2012 - 04:17 PM
I do not like prebuilt systems as they are limited in upgrades have weak and often times terrible psus and you are paying more basically for the brand name then the components themselves. I like knowing what is in my system and what it can do. So if some thing goes wrong i'm not on the phone for two hours with some one who can barely speak english and knows less about pc's then you do. But i can understand why some buy these systems. I just personally have had no luck with any of them. And i have owned a compaq a hp as well as a gateway and a dell. Even owned an ibm and apple years ago.
There are some cases where you can get a decent pc or at least decent parts in a prebuilt machine. But most of the time you can beat their price putting it together your self. Or if not you can always pay a little bit more and get a system that will greatly out perform it in the least. Most people see the price of a pc and think thats what it costs to build it. It is a common misconception. But usually you are paying more for the brand name. Gaming pc's are a good example of this. But it is really up to you and what you are comfortable with. There are also online shops where you can choose the parts and such and they put it together customized for you (these are also at times expensive). But just some thing to think about.
Posted 12 October 2012 - 06:28 PM
Posted 12 October 2012 - 07:12 PM
From the top of this forum stickied. As for ideas of hardware? That would depend on what you are able to spend. And we need to know that to make it fit within your budget. Seeing how you say you game that means we will want to include a gpu (aka video card). And since you did not include windows as some thing you own we will want to include that into the build (about $100). And an optical drive to play games as well as install windows. And we will want a cpu that will handle this well and within your budget. But to get there we need to know how much you are going to be able to spend to get all these components.
Posted 12 October 2012 - 09:22 PM
Posted 12 October 2012 - 11:39 PM
Posted 14 October 2012 - 03:21 AM
I agree with Zolton33 regarding the SSD, if you can add a little more cash (even if it means delaying the build) I would include the SSD from the start so as to avoid having to do a reinstall of the OS and all other associated updates etc.
A couple of SSD options http://us.ncix.com/p...=OCZ Technology and http://us.ncix.com/p...facture=SANDISK
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