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Old 04-02-2011, 09:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I plan on building myself a nice gaming PC and I really don't have a clue on what I should spend on parts. I'm not sure If I should go all out or go for something that gives me the most bang for the buck. I heard something amazing costs around 2 grand and something basic is around 1 grand. Would it be worth going around the 1500 range? This will be my first build but I may have a friend look over my shoulder when building it. Thanks.

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Old 04-03-2011, 12:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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amazing varies from person to person, even something around $1,500 would be amazing to me.

lets just decide on what you need and what you want.

do you need everything?
the computer, monitor, operating system, keyboard/mouse and speakers? (aka the whole she-bang)
or just the computer??
what resolution would you like to play on? HD 1080? WSXGA+? WQXGA?

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Just the tower, no monitor, keyboard, mouse, or speakers.
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Then basic is like $400 good is about $1000 fantastic is $1500... Amazing is $2000

So honestly, what do you really plan on using it for? Thats the biggest question.
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Using it for games.
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