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Old 08-09-2005, 11:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Some of you guys were mentioning to me before that instead of buying a computer from a place like Dell, or Alienware, that I should try to build my own. I really don't know how to build my own, so I could probably find a website to build one for me once I order all of the right parts. Could you guys help build a computer for me that is under $1200 and display it here or mail it to me. I am looking for a gaming computer that is very efficient and can handle all of the top games released so far. I really appreciate everyone who helps me. I know this may sound annoying being that I am a newbie, and that you probably read a lot of posts like this, but I really need some help. If at all possible, could you guys also tell me of some cheap websites that will put together a computer with the parts I would buy.
I want a computer that will compete with computers like Dell or Alienware but for a lower price. Can you also list the total price at the bottom of your configuration too?
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Old 08-09-2005, 11:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Also what is overclocking and why is it important? I heard it is really important for gaming computers
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Old 08-10-2005, 01:24 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Build your own. Either have a friend help you or a local shop instead. Don't know of any sites that will do that. Overclocking isn't iportant. Does the $1200 include windows/monitor/speakers/keyboard/mouse? If not, highly suggest to make friends with a techie friend.

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Old 08-10-2005, 01:31 AM   #4 (permalink)
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www.ibuypower.com

or

www.cyberpowerinc.com

you pick the parts, they build it.
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Old 08-10-2005, 02:09 AM   #5 (permalink)
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ibuypower.com is ridiculous... to upgrade from the standard cpu they put in their computers to an amd 3700+ it's $379, when you can buy the cpu for $299....
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Both companies have questionable reps.

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