This should be moved to High-Performance PC systems, lol.
Originally posted by Rmaia
Just got out of New Orleans and my comp is gone and I've been putting this off for a really long time now anyway. Anywho, I was wondering what you guys feel is the most reliable sites for building pc's. I just don't feel comfortable enough to build them myself yet and my last dell was a piece of crap, major crap. I also hear alienware is extremely overpriced. I'm looking for a pure gaming computer and looking to spend around $3000 for it. Really I just want to find a company that will build me a pc and help me with decisions as its been awhile since I've tried to catch back up with hardware.
Sorry, I don't really have time to recommend a system, gotta go somewhere.
Everything you've heard is correct, Dell is crap, and Alienware is overpriced.
Building your own PC isn't hard at all. There are websites that give you directions once you have all the parts. Also, as a first time builder, be sure to read all the instructions that come with your hardware.
And finally, to answer your question, www.Newegg.com
is the ultimate best place to order custom computer hardware online. They have 100% details on all products. www.zipzoomfly.com
is also an excellent website, and it offers free 2nd day shipping on 90% of its items. That might make a difference in your final setup, but be sure to check the specifications on everything on Newegg.com.
Dude, you can make the ultimate killer gaming rig for $3000.
If you're going all-out, I suggest a FX-series AMD Athlon 64 processor. Nothing even comes close to their performance in gaming. Ofcourse 2 GB of ram will be needed
If only I had more time
, it would be so fun to make a build for $3000, lol. Usually we get to build stuff for $1000-roundbouts around here.
Also, are you going to be overclocking? Its a personal preference more than anything else, but it can get you a lot more out of your hardware.
Video cards in SLI will also be a must
Wow, I'd like to see the framerates with that rig.