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Response to Buying a pre-built gaming PC? May. 16th, 2012 @ 07:49 PM

At 5/16/12 07:41 PM, Chdonga wrote:
At 5/16/12 06:47 PM, Zanthas wrote: Never buy a prebuilt computer.

Just build it yourself.
I wouldn't say never buy a prebuilt computer.
My last computer could only store 32 GB, 20 of which was used up just from installing Vista. The prebuilt computer I bought runs miles faster than my last one and has hundreds more GB. Still, it can't play many games, so it's nothing special, but if you can't afford making one from scratch, I don't see anything wrong with buying a prebuilt one.

And besides, can't you just buy parts to improve on a prebuilt one too?

Making one from scratch is actually cheaper then buying one prebuilt.

And like BumFodder said, you can't always improve upon a prebuilt one.

Best thing to do is make it yourself.


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Response to Buying a pre-built gaming PC? May. 16th, 2012 @ 07:52 PM

At 5/14/12 12:57 PM, BumFodder wrote:
At 5/14/12 12:46 PM, DickBuns wrote: i5 is terrible. You want an i7 minimum for gaming.
You obviously know nothing at all about computers.

I was almost offended there for a second until you said NUH UH YOU'RE WRONG without even refuting me.

Cool story kid.

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Response to Buying a pre-built gaming PC? May. 16th, 2012 @ 07:53 PM

At 5/16/12 07:52 PM, DickBuns wrote: I was almost offended there for a second until you said NUH UH YOU'RE WRONG without even refuting me.

Cool story kid.

I dont even need to with such a ridiculous opinion.

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Response to Buying a pre-built gaming PC? May. 16th, 2012 @ 07:58 PM

At 5/16/12 07:53 PM, BumFodder wrote:
At 5/16/12 07:52 PM, DickBuns wrote: I was almost offended there for a second until you said NUH UH YOU'RE WRONG without even refuting me.

Cool story kid.
I dont even need to with such a ridiculous opinion.

That's so pathetic it's not even a strawman.

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Response to Buying a pre-built gaming PC? May. 17th, 2012 @ 11:45 AM

please settle petty arguments somewhere else...i just want to know as much as possible when considering to buy a pre-built pc. it seems like most of you guys would want me to build my own pc since its a much more better option instead of just buying one. the problem is i cant. because my parents are strict and they see anything online as a scam. they will only allow me to buy the pc and not the parts. they are also paying for it as a gift for my birthday. btw, im 13 years old.

when i get older i do plan to build my own pc but for now im sticking to buying a pre-built one.

i've found a cheap pc only costing £525 on default:

http://www.dinopc.com/shop/pc/-b-NEW-b-Nicosaurus-H77-93p130 7.htm

though, i've done some customizations to make it more suitable when recording in game footage:

CPU: NEW! Intel Core i5 3550

Operating System: Microsoft® Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Motherboard: NEW! Gigabyte H77M-D3H

RAM: 8GB Corsair 1600mhz Vengeance (2x4GB)

£13.80 (added)

Hard Drive: Corsair 60GB Force3 SSD S-ATAIII 6.0Gb/s

£4.60 (added)

2nd hard drive: NEW! 500GB S-ATAIII 6.0Gb/s

£54.69 (added)

Optical Drive: 22x DVD±RW DL S-ATA

Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB

£83.00 (added)

Keyboard: Logitech USB Keyboard

£8.99 (added)

Mouse: Logitech Optical Wheel USB Mouse

£5.99 (added)

Sound card: Onboard 7.1 Audio

Monitors: 23.6" Widescreen LCD

£114.99 (added)

Case: Zalman Z9 Plus

£19.00 (added)

PSU: NEW! 600W Xigmatek

£21.30 (added)

Warranty: 3 Year Platinum Warranty

total: £851.36 ( just right for my price range)

thoughts?

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Response to Buying a pre-built gaming PC? May. 17th, 2012 @ 11:54 AM

A lot of rage and butthurt in here.

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Response to Buying a pre-built gaming PC? May. 17th, 2012 @ 01:59 PM

At 5/12/12 10:48 PM, MOID wrote: i'm thinking about buying a gaming machine for a while since the rig i've got is pretty shitty and really outdated. currently my machine has 1gig of ram, cpu is intel celeron e1200 @ 1.60 ghz and the graphics is integrated. i've had this machine since 07' so i really want a good solid rig that will last me for a while (2+ years).

I have a home built machine from '04 that is better than your current one.


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Response to Buying a pre-built gaming PC? May. 17th, 2012 @ 03:45 PM

At 5/12/12 11:26 PM, Jin wrote: 60gb SSD ~Ã'£45
500gb HDD ~Ã'£50
2x4gb memory 1333MHz ~Ã'£45
OCZ 550w PSU ~Ã'£70
Gigabyte GA-H61MA-D2V ~Ã'£45
i5 2400 ~Ã'£120
560 Ti ~Ã'£160
Core 1000 case ~Ã'£35

Ã'£640 - Ã'£570... Ã'£70 for getting it pre-built, or you could pay Ã'£10 to someone who can push cards into slots.

Did he not say that he does not want to fucking build a computer? If you have no life, then you have enough spare time to build your own damn computer, otherwise, let someone else do it for you motherfucker.


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Response to Buying a pre-built gaming PC? May. 18th, 2012 @ 11:17 AM

At 5/16/12 06:39 PM, MOID wrote: can a 1gb gtx 560 ti run a dual monitor setup? you know, one for gaming and one for chat and stuff.

can just 1 gtx 560 ti run dual monitor setup? sorry for the newb question

can anyone answer this? pls

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Response to Buying a pre-built gaming PC? May. 18th, 2012 @ 11:18 AM

At 5/18/12 11:17 AM, Tycrane wrote:
At 5/16/12 06:39 PM, MOID wrote: can a 1gb gtx 560 ti run a dual monitor setup? you know, one for gaming and one for chat and stuff.

can just 1 gtx 560 ti run dual monitor setup? sorry for the newb question
can anyone answer this? pls

I'm curious as well. :P

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Response to Buying a pre-built gaming PC? May. 18th, 2012 @ 11:27 AM

At 5/17/12 04:34 PM, Tramps wrote:
At 5/17/12 03:45 PM, beakerboy wrote: If you have no life, then you have enough spare time to build your own damn computer,
lmao wat, figuring out the hardware you want relevant to how much you're willing to spend takes longer than the actual building process you fucking idiot.

This.

It's not really that time consuming when building the actual PC but when looking at parts and where to buy them cheap takes longer. My rig is outdated as hell (made it in 09') and I want to see how it feels to run a dual monitor setup since I've never tried it. So is the GTX 560 Ti enough to handle dual monitors instead of the usual 2x graphics card?

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Response to Buying a pre-built gaming PC? May. 18th, 2012 @ 11:31 AM

At 5/18/12 11:18 AM, Tycrane wrote:
At 5/18/12 11:17 AM, Tycrane wrote:
At 5/16/12 06:39 PM, MOID wrote: can a 1gb gtx 560 ti run a dual monitor setup? you know, one for gaming and one for chat and stuff.

can just 1 gtx 560 ti run dual monitor setup? sorry for the newb question
can anyone answer this? pls
I'm curious as well. :P

http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-560 ti/specifications

"Standard Display Connectors: Mini HDMI, Two Dual Link DVI"

Yes - 2 DVI connectors means 2 monitors up to 2560x1600 each.


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Response to Buying a pre-built gaming PC? May. 18th, 2012 @ 11:37 AM

Waste of time and money.

Gaming PCs are stupid and for only anal gamers. There is nothing a gaming computer can do that validates the 500-2,000 (Euro, sterling and $) cost compared to an home-spec one. Sure you can play games at full blast, but it's not like your getting an significant entertainment boost from the mid-lower quartile graphics.

If your machine is really crap, then just update it with a few performance parts. There isn't much reason to scrap it and just build/buy a new one. Only buy parts that you NEED, not want.

Prepare for flame - you could just get an console. It's far from the huge nerdrigs people build, but just as fun imo. I know Newgrounds is a place for PC gamers, but IDGAF what they say. Just get what you need, not what others say.


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Response to Buying a pre-built gaming PC? May. 18th, 2012 @ 11:40 AM

Buying a pre-built computer is never a good idea, you're paying out the ass just for assembly, moreso than the actual parts. If you knew how to build a computer you could probably buy all of your parts for half of that, if not even less, and make a better computer for less money.


Seriously, who even reads these things anymore?

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Response to Buying a pre-built gaming PC? May. 18th, 2012 @ 01:56 PM

At 5/18/12 11:37 AM, CritcalOne wrote: Waste of time and money.

Gaming PCs are stupid and for only anal gamers. There is nothing a gaming computer can do that validates the 500-2,000 (Euro, sterling and $) cost compared to an home-spec one. Sure you can play games at full blast, but it's not like your getting an significant entertainment boost from the mid-lower quartile graphics.

If your machine is really crap, then just update it with a few performance parts. There isn't much reason to scrap it and just build/buy a new one. Only buy parts that you NEED, not want.

Prepare for flame - you could just get an console. It's far from the huge nerdrigs people build, but just as fun imo. I know Newgrounds is a place for PC gamers, but IDGAF what they say. Just get what you need, not what others say.

i've already got a 360 + ps3 and so im choosing to get a gaming pc for myself since i wanna get into pc gaming.

if only consoles could have customizable graphics card like slotting in a new one after the other one expires then consoles would be superior. but now the graphics on the consoles are shit compared to the pc. im not really a graphics whore but the differences are just too major to not notice. thanks anyways

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Response to Buying a pre-built gaming PC? Mar. 13th, 2013 @ 02:57 PM

I'm hoping you guys can help me out cause I'm a newbie to pc gaming and I have no idea what to purchase but I need to get a monitor. I've been looking around everywhere and I finally found this website that has reviews http://www.pcitup.com and I'm considering the asus monitor that I found on that site but I was hoping some of you might be able to tell me how asus products work with pc gaming and if it's a good way to go, if not I would appreciate some suggestions of trusted brands for pc gaming?

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Response to Buying a pre-built gaming PC? Mar. 13th, 2013 @ 03:04 PM

At 3/13/13 02:57 PM, ryangork wrote: I'm hoping you guys can help me out cause I'm a newbie to pc gaming

Why would you bump this? Just make a new thread.


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Response to Buying a pre-built gaming PC? Mar. 13th, 2013 @ 03:04 PM

You could build a PC with the same parts for half the price.

If you're afraid of building a PC wrong, read the fucking manual. There's only one way of doing it, and that's the right way.


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Response to Buying a pre-built gaming PC? Mar. 13th, 2013 @ 03:05 PM

At 3/13/13 02:57 PM, ryangork wrote: I'm hoping you guys can help me out cause I'm a newbie to pc gaming and I have no idea what to purchase but I need to get a monitor. I've been looking around everywhere and I finally found this website that has reviews http://www.pcitup.com and I'm considering the asus monitor that I found on that site but I was hoping some of you might be able to tell me how asus products work with pc gaming and if it's a good way to go, if not I would appreciate some suggestions of trusted brands for pc gaming?

Make a new thread don't bump an old one.

Anyway.

Get an ASROCK motherboard, those are the best ones, I have an old model (970 extreme) and it works great.


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Response to Buying a pre-built gaming PC? Mar. 13th, 2013 @ 06:14 PM

At 3/13/13 03:04 PM, TheColourAwesome wrote: Why would you bump this? Just make a new thread.
At 3/13/13 03:05 PM, mandog wrote: Make a new thread don't bump an old one.

Why not just use this...
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Response to Buying a pre-built gaming PC? Mar. 13th, 2013 @ 06:16 PM

At 3/13/13 06:14 PM, jaxxDS wrote: Why not just use this...
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Sounds like a great idea. Someone really needs to revitalize that club anyways.