Buy or Build? what is the best way to go?

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  1. eaglez

    eaglez New Member

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    buy - dont have to build it :rofl:.

    build- be my first time EVER building a computer, and will need help but i can make my computer POWERFULL

    what should i do. how much would a BASIC computer cost me to build.:dunno:
     
  2. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Depends on your budget, and what you want to be able to do on the computer.

    You can get some really great deals with keyboard,mouse, monitor, operating system, warranty included in the $600 range from the main brands.
     
  3. Yuppy

    Yuppy Have a seat right there....

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    build, even IF your a dumbass if you have a pc already (then you have an OS) and its pretty easy to do if you go VERY SLOW and READ the manual. and while you are waitng for your parts look online for a few guides

    unless you are a non gamer and dont want a cutting edge pc. then its kind of a mix. it would still be cheaper but not by quite as much
     
  4. cmsurfer

    cmsurfer ºllllllº

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    I've had my share of building machines, so I'd probably just end up buying my next one.

    Building one is fun especially if you've never done it before. It's a good learning experience.

    You could always get a barebones machine and then build up the rest how you want.
     
  5. Leb_CRX

    Leb_CRX OT's resident terrorist

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    building for sure

    the best part is researching IMO, and getting the best for your dollarz

    I am on my 4th built system and would never buy one
     
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  7. jdw

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    I keep telling myself I'm just going to build my next desktop(s)...


    but it's just one big clusterfuck of information and I can't decide what I want or figure out what I actually need...
     
  8. Yuppy

    Yuppy Have a seat right there....

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    solution post specs repeatedly and get feedback until they say
    "thats what i would build if i was building right now for that budget"

    its easy to put together, easier than most childrens toys... but be sure to look in detail at stuff and figure out what goes with what, etc.
     
  9. jdw

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    Oh that'll be coming...

    I've got a case picked out and general specs.. just need to figure out what I'm going to run for both video cards, figure out if I can find a motherboard where I can fit 2 PCIx video cards.
     
  10. poz

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    i'm building my next computer in a few weeks. comes out to be ~1300 without the monitor.

    q6600
    evga 680i SLI mobo
    evga 8800gt superclocked
    2x1 gskill ddr2 memory
    rosewill 750w powersupply
    320gb seagate hdd.
     

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