New computer?

moneyman1

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Ok, so I was kinda looking into getting/making a new computer, and I was wondering if you guys had any suggestions.

I would like to play online games, have it run smoothly.

Where are some good places to get parts?

Do you think I should just buy a computer pre-built?

I would like, in this experience, to learn the more "hard-core" stuff, like how/where to put this, and stuff like that.

Do you think it would be worth-while to have myself build it?

Please tell me everything, even if it's bad.

We'll most likely have cable modem by the time I have the money.

My price range (so ya don't go too crazy :p) is from, well free, to about 1200, I'm willing to go a little higher but not much.

How much did your computers cost?
 

athlon64fx

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its very well worth it to build yourself.... its a fun fun experince and youll get the job done right!
 

moneyman1

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Hey, sorry I haven't posted much, cause on my computer at home, I have web restrictions, and I can't view this thread, it SUCKS!

Uh, I'm just wondering what's good to look for in a motherboard, and stuff like that.

I found some places that people have told me about, www.newegg.com are they reliable?

www.cnet.com <-- hven't looked there yet.

Uh... and some others.

Thanks fer jore hulp!!1
 

NiKEUS

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netuser said:
i think your in th usa. shame - the best store to get stuff is STAPLES (office stuff).
you are kidding right? :eek:
im sure there is an american equivilant to pricerunner.com
or a cheap online retailer.
 

moneyman1

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I have a staples right next to the Wal*Mart.

So that's a good local place to get parts?

I'll have to go in there and chick it out.

Anywhere else that you know of?
 

airiox

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Nah staples sucks. You would have to go to a specialty comp store for parts.
 
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