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    Basically my friend wants to buy a gaming desktop. Normally i would tell him to build one himself, but hes really clueless when it comes with computers. He wanted to know what a good deal would be like if his budget was around $1500. Any advice?
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    better idea.... you build one for him and then he pays you
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    Dont expect a good deal if your buying from PC companies. You might want to look at Alienware or digital storm for some gaming PCs. Newegg offers prebuilt gaming PCs as well. But please stay way from cyberpowerpc and Ibuypower.



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    It's called Soren. Building it yourself or for him, will give him the best bang for the buck value. Just say it's from one of those custom computer companies, and you have a connection, like uncle's friend or something.
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    quicky qestion? why stay away from ibuypower? Gooloogooloo?
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    If he has $1500, spring for a nice Alienware system.

    If you have time to build a system, that's fine, but when you pay for a premade PC you pay for service and a warranty, etc. And you're paying for the comfort of knowing that the people making it probably know what they're doing. I would buy premade computers too, but I think building them is fun


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    Quote Originally Posted by TKkira View Post
    quicky qestion? why stay away from ibuypower? Gooloogooloo?
    Generally, most people don't know about the major things, like brand, GDDR(x) and PSU. In order for iBuyPower(also cyberpowerPC) they skim on it, so instead of buying, say XFX for the 4870, they get ATI rebranded ones.

    Quote Originally Posted by Paladuck View Post
    If he has $1500, spring for a nice Alienware system.

    If you have time to build a system, that's fine, but when you pay for a premade PC you pay for service and a warranty, etc. And you're paying for the comfort of knowing that the people making it probably know what they're doing. I would buy premade computers too, but I think building them is fun
    An Alienware for $1500 is just above the base config I believe..Never buy one unless you're rich as hell, which some day I hope to be so no more bothering with keeping up, and just buy the most expensive parts.
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    wow the $4000 alienware has crossfired 5870s. *drool*


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    A 5870 CF only cost like $600 or suppose to...That's for the cards itself, the other parts are rather cheap, if you're insanely cheap like me. A cheap dual core, CF-able MoBo, and some Rosewill PSU and I'm ready to play.
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