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Old 05-30-2012, 05:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a budget of about... 1200-1400 to get a desktop with keyboard monitor mouse speakers and everything like that. I have been looking at the Alienware X51, completely speced out, but I've heard negatives about Alienware. I am not really looking into building a computer, unless somebody posts EVERYTHING I would need, and make sure I don't mess it up and waste 1000 bucks. But I am also looking at buying a macbook pro instead of getting anything. Suggestions?
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Old 05-30-2012, 06:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It all depends on what you want to do with your PC really, for example, if your gaming then don't get a MacBook.

building a PC will give you the best bang for buck and we can tell you what to get. The building is very easy, I did my first at the end of December, it only took me a couple of hours to do and most was guesswork (its pretty obvious where everything goes because each part will only go im a certain slot).

If no one else recommends any parts I will tomorrow when im not on my phone.
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Old 05-30-2012, 06:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm looking for gaming kinda, but also easy to use and fast on the internet
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Old 05-31-2012, 02:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Any suggestions?
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Old 05-31-2012, 03:11 PM   #5 (permalink)
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for $1334

Newegg.com - ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - CD / DVD Burners

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Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GV-R787OC-2GD Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

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Newegg.com - Microsoft Desktop 400 5MH-00001 Black USB Wired Standard Keyboard

Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

Newegg.com - ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K

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clearly the case, monitor and keyboard can be tailored more to your taste.

maybe someone can suggest better parts
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Old 05-31-2012, 03:18 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Anything with a small form factor is going to be difficult to upgrade and maintain compared to a standard size unit. It is also more likely to overheat and/or be loud.
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Old 05-31-2012, 03:32 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Well obviously I don't want overheating and the computer being loud, I am extremely skeptical on building, so I want to make sure that everything is nice, fast, easy, and won't die out fast.
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Would it be a bad idea if I used a bit of a worse graphic card and bumped up to i7?
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what more specifically do you plan on doing with the computer? what programs beyond microsoft office? what games do you want to play?
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School work is one
Internet Browsing
Internet Gaming
Minecraft
PC Games such as Skyrim and Battlefield (examples, may not be actual)
Maybe an MMO here and there like WoW (probably not but maybe)
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