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Old 04-12-2010, 04:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Where should I go to buy a custom desktop?

So I have about $12-1300 to spend on a new desktop. I debated building it myself but I have very little time and it's been ages since I've built one. I'd rather pay a premium to have it built for me.

That being said, this computer will primarily be used for image editing. That is, a lot of work with LARGE files in adobe photoshop and lightroom. I'm a semi-professional photographer so it's important to me to have a computer that can keep up with the workload.

Aside from that I do some gaming. I wan't to be able to play games like modern warfare 2, assasins creed, etc on high visual settings. I also use my computer as a source for my multimedia and plan to run it into my TV for viewing HD movies etc.

I'm not really sure on the difference between RAM speeds now. But I know I need a solid video card, a decent amount of ram, and a cpu that can keep up. I would prefer a video card that could run out to two monitors (not a necessity) and has an HDMI output.

So yah.... Where's a good place to get a custom computer that falls into the above description? A friend recommended ibuypower.com but I've read both really good and really horrible reviews of the company. Also, it seems that they slightly overcharge for their product.

Any recommendations on where I should be shopping for this PC would be appreciated.

Thanks and kind regards,

-Michael
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Old 04-15-2010, 03:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Where should I go to buy a custom desktop?

iBUYPOWER: High Performance Custom Gaming Computers and Notebooks
CyberPower Inc. - UNLEASH THE POWER - Create the Custom Gaming PC and Laptop Computer of your dreams

Both are overpriced - that's because you're paying them to build it for you, ship it, and mark it up so they can make a profit.
Everyone here will try to convince you to build yourself. It doesn't take long and it's not very hard.
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Default Re: Where should I go to buy a custom desktop?

NCIXUS.com will build and test any system you bundle for 50 bucks.

You submit the list, they build and ship.
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