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Old 08-07-2012, 01:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Looking into buying a new gaming desktop. Just not sure if I want to build my own, or buy one with all the specs that I want... Budget is around $1000. Wouldn't mind the experience of building one on my own, but also not sure if i want to deal with the trouble of compatibility issues with building my own.... suggestions?
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You should build it will give you a better computer for the money and you get to say you built it. Also people here will help you make sure everything is compatible.
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Old 08-07-2012, 02:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You should build it will give you a better computer for the money and you get to say you built it. Also people here will help you make sure everything is compatible.
Thats what I am thinking... would be a worthwhile project
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Old 08-07-2012, 02:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Is it just going to be for gaming?

I will try to post something accordingly once you respond, I am at work though so it may be this evening.
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Old 08-07-2012, 02:49 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yes, it will be mainly used for gaming and multimedia use. I have my laptop and tablet to use for browsing and music
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Old 08-07-2012, 03:03 PM   #6 (permalink)
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$975 and has $55 in rebates with another $10 newegg gift card

Newegg.com - SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA Model SH-222BB/BEBE - CD / DVD Burners

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$10 off w/ promo code EMCNBNC32, ends 8/13

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the case is a personal choice, but im pretty sure that is a good one.

if the rebates give yourself more room, you can upgrade the gpu to a gtx 570 or a 7950
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Old 08-07-2012, 10:01 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks for the info! doesn't sound like a bad set up at all
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the antec power supply, great company, but way more wattage than you need and im wary of gamer series, which i think tend to be budget lines.

not entirely familiar with ssd's myself, i dont think that kingston is the brand to get. not saying theres something wrong, but im under the impression that intel make the best that are also the most expensive and so everyone settles for the very good ocz vertex 3.
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