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tewino
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Where to find a gaming PC for cheap?


I don't want to spend Dell or HP prices as I figure I can get a custom rig with better graphics card and parts for less. Where should I look? A local computer nerd? ebay?

I want best quality for the $$.

Help appreciated.....







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VABuckeye
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re: Where to find a gaming PC for cheap?


Did you really post without giving a dollar amount you're willing to spend? Really?





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Drewbie
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re: Where to find a gaming PC for cheap?


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I don't want to spend Dell or HP prices
Wut?



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stout
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re: Where to find a gaming PC for cheap?


quote:

A local computer nerd?


Not if you are going to be a dick and stereotype them.






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dcrews
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re: Where to find a gaming PC for cheap?


You need to give a budget, what kind of game(s) you're looking to be able to play (at what graphic settings and resolution), etc...

Also, can you use your DVD drive, Hard drive, etc... from your current PC? If so, it won't take much money to order the other parts individually and put it together yourself. That's where you'll get the most bang for your buck.



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GimmieSomeGlitter
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re: Where to find a gaming PC for cheap?


Tom's Hardware has an article each month on the best custom builds at different price ranges.

HERE






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poncho villa
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ILikeLSUToo
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re: Where to find a gaming PC for cheap?


The responses here will be nearly unanimous in saying you should build it yourself. They may even pick out some parts, while most will give you vague direction to pcpartpicker, tom's, and newegg.

Your budget will be too low and your expectations will be too high.

If you do decide to buy parts and build it yourself, you will deviate slightly from people's suggestions and probably make a mistake that will cost you quality/performance.

This won't be revealed until you begin your build and post a new thread asking for help.

The response posts will, again, be too broad and more self-indulgent than helpful to a novice.

To skip all that, please build the PC with in-person supervision or order from ibuypower.com



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jcole4lsu
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re: Where to find a gaming PC for cheap?


quote:

The responses here will be nearly unanimous in saying you should build it yourself. They may even pick out some parts, while most will give you vague direction to pcpartpicker, tom's, and newegg.

Your budget will be too low and your expectations will be too high.

If you do decide to buy parts and build it yourself, you will deviate slightly from people's suggestions and probably make a mistake that will cost you quality/performance.

This won't be revealed until you begin your build and post a new thread asking for help.

The response posts will, again, be too broad and more self-indulgent than helpful to a novice.

To skip all that, please build the PC with in-person supervision or order from ibuypower.com


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oh and frick the OP
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Mr Gardoki
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re: Where to find a gaming PC for cheap?


This board was very helpful for me fwiw, but I also went in planning to build.





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tewino
Member since Aug 2009
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re: Where to find a gaming PC for cheap?


quote:

The responses here will be nearly unanimous in saying you should build it yourself. They may even pick out some parts, while most will give you vague direction to pcpartpicker, tom's, and newegg.

Your budget will be too low and your expectations will be too high.

If you do decide to buy parts and build it yourself, you will deviate slightly from people's suggestions and probably make a mistake that will cost you quality/performance.

This won't be revealed until you begin your build and post a new thread asking for help.

The response posts will, again, be too broad and more self-indulgent than helpful to a novice.

To skip all that, please build the PC with in-person supervision or order from ibuypower.com





Thanks Gimmie and ILike. Those are good places to start.

I want to stay around $1000. I think I want a moderate graphics card (like NVIDIA GTX660 or even GTX690 if possible). I just need the horsepower to drive it right.






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lsu223
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re: Where to find a gaming PC for cheap?


Check the Dell Outlet section. I picked up a decent PC for $380 with a $75 giftcard.

i5 3330
8gb ram 1600mhz
1tb hard drive 7200rpm






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bluebarracuda
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re: Where to find a gaming PC for cheap?


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I want to stay around $1000


quote:

GTX690








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Mr Gardoki
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re: Where to find a gaming PC for cheap?


All seriousness are you willing to build or just buying custom?


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jcole4lsu
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re: Where to find a gaming PC for cheap?


quote:

I want to stay around $1000.

quote:

GTX690


trolling or clueless?






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jefforize
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re: Where to find a gaming PC for cheap?


id reccomend getting an AMD FX-8350 4.0 ghz processor

am3+ socket motherboard

16 gigs of 1600 or 1800 ram

This is the required horsepower your desire for a cost effective gaming beast. JMO


regarding gpu, look up some benchmark results. You can google "graphic card benchmark tests" or any other type of word combination that is similar in nature and find lots of charts showing best cards for the price. you can even find results for specific games if you have some in mind



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bluebarracuda
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re: Where to find a gaming PC for cheap?


I like how he said 660 and 690, like they are anywhere close on the same spectrum





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jefforize
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re: Where to find a gaming PC for cheap?


quote:

The responses here will be nearly unanimous in saying you should build it yourself. They may even pick out some parts, while most will give you vague direction to pcpartpicker, tom's, and newegg.

Your budget will be too low and expectations too high


off to a great start






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lsu223
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re: Where to find a gaming PC for cheap?


You can get this from Dell for roughly $1000

Processor: Intel Core 3rd Gen i7-3770 Processor (3.40 GHz with Turbo Boost 2.0 up to 3.90 GHz)
Windows 8
Dell Outlet XPS 8500 Desktop
1 TB SATA Hard Drive 7200 RPM
256 GB Solid State drive
16G,1600,2X8G,UDIM,NE,DIMM
16X DVD +/- RW Drive
AMD Radeon HD 7870






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bluebarracuda
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re: Where to find a gaming PC for cheap?


Can you link us to that?

Edit: I HIGHLY doubt that PC is selling for $1000



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