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    Gaming Computer

    Old computer is on its last legs... and looking for a new one for a reasonable price.

    Looking to mainly play WoW (pretty high settings ), maybe Steam and Cyrsis.

    Would a custom computer be good from a website like http://www.ibuypower.com/ ?... And could someone suggest what to get on it?

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: Gaming Computer

    this is the setup I'm pretty much goin with

    http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...Number=8766669

    I've actually decided to use an old case, and to start will try using my old power supply and hard drives

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    First of all I have no idea about the website you linked but from personal experience I will try give you a few tips

    What I do know is that pre built gaming computers your usually paying allot for just looks / supposedly good looking system specs but in reality the actual quality of the ram and other system components aren’t the best especially in the lower budget gaming computers.

    As an alternative for this I would recommend making your own. Even if you have no experience with this I would highly recommend you look into it. There are so many websites showing how to do this and if you are willing to put a bit of research into this I am sure you will get a much better computer then the ones from the website you linked.

    As an example http://www.maximumpc.com/tags/price+parts+guide shows just how powerful a Pc you can build for such a low budget. And if you’re not confident about putting all the parts together you can usually just bring them to your local computer repair store and they will put it all together for a small fee as I did for my current computer.

    Anyway just something to look into as another option good luck with your gaming comp ;D

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    also, if you're in a guild, ask if any of them know thier stuff w/ computers. I'm capable of putting one together and such but I've spent the last 2 weeks discussing parts selection cause i know NOTHING about parts these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orehor
    also, if you're in a guild, ask if any of them know thier stuff w/ computers. I'm capable of putting one together and such but I've spent the last 2 weeks discussing parts selection cause i know NOTHING about parts these days.
    This. For some reason every guild I've ever been in has some guy who's in the IT industry and knows everything about computers, networking, etc.

    At one point I would be that guy as I researched parts for a good 5 months before finally settling on the right ones for my current rig. Also...get some computer magazines. Like Maximum PC, CPU, and stuff like that. They'll usually tell you what is a good graphics card for the money, which CPU is good, and basically anything you'd want to know.

    My suggestion is don't get the best...it's just going to be obsolete in a month anyways...why pay $1,000 for something that's going to be worth $200 in a month? Try to buy midrange items...they still have plenty of power (especially if you're mainly playing wow) and they don't require you to give up your firstborn.

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    Personally, I am trying to play more consoles, and get away from PC's. Why? Because games for consoles are built for the console, unlike PC Games, were you always have a game that is trying to push the limit, and that limit is then set as the standard. Which means I have to upgrade my computer. Which overall, is much more expensive than buying a 500$ console (when newly released) that will last longer.

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    Ibuypower is a safe and reliable site. IMO, if you're going to buy a computer that's ready to go(not the parts to assemble). Go with an outside company. If you're looking to dump money into a computer...I have a site for that too..http://www.hardcorecomputer.com/...
    I spent about 7 grand on one of their systems and overclocked the crap out of it... and it still runs cool and quiet.. There is some upkeep tho(gotta manage the fluid), also this thing isn't going to sit on a desk safely, it weighs A TON. Those are the only downsides to the system. It is the best you can get.\

    BTW their computers were MADE for overclocking, hell they have a bios reset button and battery in a very accessible spot. Came in handy when I was tweaking.
    Quite often, the difference between an idiot and a genius is simply a matter of success rate.

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    Re: Gaming Computer

    http://www.alienware.com

    Get an alienware aurora as it is,without upgrading anything,you will get it on a very good price plus the quality of alienware.

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    Re: Gaming Computer

    Quote Originally Posted by mrunbox
    http://www.alienware.com

    Get an alienware aurora as it is,without upgrading anything,you will get it on a very good price plus the quality of alienware.
    "very good price" and "alienware" have no business being in the same sentence.

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    and alienware belongs to...dell! That's right! You are buying refurbished parts at full price. Plus namesake markup. Plus lights that get annoying after 5 minutes and add to the already inflated price.
    Quite often, the difference between an idiot and a genius is simply a matter of success rate.

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    Re: Gaming Computer

    if you live in the US try http://www.doghousesystems.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilgemesh
    I spent about 7 grand on one of their systems
    Holy hell, wtf is wrong with you.
    Here's tip kids never buy a PC that costs more than a down payment on a house.
    Jesus my new servers at work didn't cost that much.

    Any way, any idiot who's ever plugged in an atari ot NES can build a PC.

    Easiest way to go about it is to go to Newegg pick a case, and look the the bottom "people who bought this also bought this"
    Usually:
    Case
    Power Supply
    Motherboard
    Ram
    Video card (optional but recommended)
    Hard Drive (i suggest two smaller drive instead of on lager drive. 1 for the OS and programs and 1 for backup and data)
    Optical drive (optional)
    Operating system (optional)

    Don't spend more than 100$ on a single part (that's how you get all upgrade fiendish) and you should have a new computer for about 400$-600$, you don't need 8gb of ram all the programs you run won't use it, you don;t need the best video card, no you don;t need a 1Tb drive, or a bluray burner.


    If you go the manufactured prebuilt machines go for a Lenovo (Tanks).
    Dell/alienware, HP (had 90 machines shipped with bad sataports), Acer, all trash.


    really "HARDCORE COMPUTER.COM!!!"
    4grand for
    Reactor

    What’s inside:

    * 1 x Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650
    * 2 x 650W power supplies
    * 2 x 2GB of DDR3 RAM (4GB total)
    * 1 x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285
    * 1 x Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB removable hard drive
    * Samsung slimline DVD burner
    * Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

    terrible

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    I never said it was practical.
    I spent 7 grand because the liquid immersion cooling works best for overclocking WAY beyond what anyone outside refrigerant machines are doing. Also, I can play for extended periods on my overclocked machines where most everyone else ends up burning up hardware or overheating and causing emergency shutdowns.

    There is a model of corvette that will outrun Lamborghini's(on an open road with no sharp turns), for cheaper too. But its still not a lambo.

    Quite often, the difference between an idiot and a genius is simply a matter of success rate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilgemesh
    I never said it was practical.
    I spent 7 grand because the liquid immersion cooling works best for overclocking WAY beyond what anyone outside refrigerant machines are doing. Also, I can play for extended periods on my overclocked machines where most everyone else ends up burning up hardware or overheating and shutting down.

    There is a model of corvette that will outrun Lamborghini's(on an open road with no sharp turns), for cheaper too. But its still not a lambo.

    Bah... just get a cooler do dielectric fluid and some dry ice.
    I get your point, but honestly what reason would you need to overclock a PC like that?
    But they are cool looking cases.

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    This system is also very quiet. I can afford it so I guess I shot the practicality of a computer out the window, yet I have never seen a desktop run so well.

    I can run wow and convert videos in the background while I play crysis maxed out at 140 fps... lol O.o


    I should also state that I've burned up several amd's and 2 i7's and more ram than the average joe. Also burned up a brand new gtx 275 when they first came out.

    So for me... It might have actually saved me money...lol
    Quite often, the difference between an idiot and a genius is simply a matter of success rate.

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    Re: Gaming Computer

    How's http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16883227206 ???

    The price is nice, but not sure if it's good : /


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    Re: Gaming Computer

    Quote Originally Posted by Unholynight
    How's http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16883227206 ???

    The price is nice, but not sure if it's good : /

    Buy from ibuypower and get a better GPU

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    Re: Gaming Computer

    Ok, so for computer... I like... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16883227179

    For screen... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824009179

    As for wireless adapter.... idk.... but maybe something from... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...=Top%20Sellers

    Is that setup good enough for WoW at max settings, maybe some Crysis and Steam too?

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    My PC just died on me :[

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    Re: Gaming Computer

    Quote Originally Posted by Unholynight
    Ok, so for computer... I like... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16883227179

    For screen... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824009179

    As for wireless adapter.... idk.... but maybe something from... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...=Top%20Sellers

    Is that setup good enough for WoW at max settings, maybe some Crysis and Steam too?

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