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    Default Best place to get a gaming desktop?

    Ive had my desktop for 4 years so ill be buying a new one in a few months. I am no tech wiz so i really dont know much about the new parts that have came out as of late.

    Is it cheaper to create my own desktop or buy a premade gaming desktop online? What's the average budget on a desktop to be able to a lot of games?

    Ill be playing MMORPGS and fps games

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    all i can say is that they are expencive as hell.. even at ikea and those arent that good. i would make my own

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenshii View Post
    all i can say is that they are expencive as hell.. even at ikea and those arent that good. i would make my own
    Eeeerrr.... You do know that desktop is common slang for just the case with the parts in it, right?

    Either way, about 1200USD for a normal maxed out rig. I'm not really in a clear mind state so there's not much help I can give (unless really needed). Yay for having a serious hypoclymia during the night right after fitness....

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnOwBunZz View Post
    Eeeerrr.... You do know that desktop is common slang for just the case with the parts in it, right?

    Either way, about 1200USD for a normal maxed out rig. I'm not really in a clear mind state so there's not much help I can give (unless really needed). Yay for having a serious hypoclymia during the night right after fitness....
    Come back when you're feeling better! I was looking at premade desktops like the ones on ibuypower for around 600-800. If i were to make it instead with that budget, would it be more efficient?

    edit: I dont necessarily have to get a MAX rig. CS:GO is really the main game ill be playing
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cata|yst View Post
    Come back when you're feeling better! I was looking at premade desktops like the ones on ibuypower for around 600-800. If i were to make it instead with that budget, would it be more efficient?

    edit: I dont necessarily have to get a MAX rig. CS:GO is really the main game ill be playing
    I would suggest building your own PC for that budget because, even though iBuyPower is a good site, you'll find that performance is significantly better for the price if you build your own rig. Building a desktop is also a relatively easy process. So if you're fearful of messing up just watch a couple YT videos and take your time.

    Infact, just an example, IBP has a PC in their "ready to ship/24 hours" sale catagory that features a R7 250 & FX 6300 for something like $729. I'd be willing to wager that both of us (Bunz & Myself) can parts list you a better PC for $730.

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    haha that was funny i though you meant an actual desk.. well it was late..

    building your own is usually better and cheaper, and it's not very hard the part can only go in one place. but in this case if you are mainly going to play CS:go i would definitely buy a second hand rig or a laptop.. you can run it on basically anything. but the market is a bit different in the US i guess so it's hard to say

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    Lower budget iBuyPower machines? They generally have integrated, 500mb, or low quality 1gb GPUs.
    You can get one for around $530.

    I suggest personally suggest building. You can get a pretty good custom system for under $600.
    If you are not comfortable with that and/or would need to pay to have it assembled, just get a iBuyPower machiine and upgrade the GPU.
    You're looking at an extra $120 for that but it will be about the same.

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    One rule of thumb is to always get your motherboard/cpu from micro center. We also price match online as well.

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    Go to Micro-Center only if you have one close by. It's not worth saving $2 if the closest one is 100 miles away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phanein View Post
    Go to Micro-Center only if you have one close by. It's not worth saving $2 if the closest one is 100 miles away.
    The average savings is actually 100+ on Intel side when combined with a mobo. At my store we have to restock cpus everyday.

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    Would anyone give me a sample build for a budget of around 700-800 dollars? How is this budget in terms of low, average, high for a custom gaming rig?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cata|yst View Post
    Ive had my desktop for 4 years so ill be buying a new one in a few months. I am no tech wiz so i really dont know much about the new parts that have came out as of late.

    Is it cheaper to create my own desktop or buy a premade gaming desktop online? What's the average budget on a desktop to be able to a lot of games?

    Ill be playing MMORPGS and fps games
    Hi. The question is "how much are you willing to shell out?". If you have, like, 1-2k+++ budget, I'd say you get a rig like Alienware or ROG (Republic Of Gamer) desktops--coz you also don't know much about parts so it's safe to get the ones with good reputations instead of building your own rig from scratch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cata|yst View Post
    Would anyone give me a sample build for a budget of around 700-800 dollars? How is this budget in terms of low, average, high for a custom gaming rig?
    here:

    http://www.walmart.com/browse/comput..._type%3AGaming

    check the model: 848604003672

    Intel Dual-Core i3-3220 processor
    8GB memory; 2TB hard drive
    SuperMulti DVD burner combo drive
    Windows 8 Operating System
    NVIDIA GeForce GT630 2GB Graphics

    •8 GB of memory is more than enough for MMO's
    •NVIDIA GeForce is more than capable of displaying "mid-high" up to "high" graphics
    •the i3 processor is ok but I'd say you upgrade that to an i5 or i7
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    I get paid, on commission, to build pcs. This is actually a very recent build I did for a cust**** Saturday. Except he paid a bit less with the combo pricing we have at micro center. The only difference is he used a 300r case instead. This will run games comfortably, the i3 performs better in games than the competitive 6300/8300 fx's would thanks to Intel having better ipc. In any case you can always upgrade later on in life to an i5.

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2ZF67
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2ZF67/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2ZF67/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i3-4330 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor ($133.97 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H55 57.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($54.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Trident 4GB (2 x 2G DDR3-1600 Memory ($48.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Dell Small Business)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 270 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Cougar Solution (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Mwave)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ Microcenter)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $772.88
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-25 00:37 EST-0500)


    And if you'd rather prefer raw gpu power over the cpu, then I'd suggest this amd build.
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2ZFSM
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2ZFSM/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2ZFSM/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Trident 4GB (2 x 2G DDR3-1600 Memory ($48.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda ES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.00 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($347.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Rosewill REDBONE ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $778.89
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-25 01:08 EST-0500)
    Last edited by TreyTrey12; 02-25-2014 at 06:43 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amalager View Post
    here:

    http://www.walmart.com/browse/comput..._type%3AGaming

    check the model: 848604003672

    Intel Dual-Core i3-3220 processor
    8GB memory; 2TB hard drive
    SuperMulti DVD burner combo drive
    Windows 8 Operating System
    NVIDIA GeForce GT630 2GB Graphics

    •8 GB of memory is more than enough for MMO's
    •NVIDIA GeForce is more than capable of displaying "mid-high" up to "high" graphics
    •the i3 processor is ok but I'd say you upgrade that to an i5 or i7
    Wow, that is a good reason why someone should build it themselves. GT630 is a horrible graphics card. More suited for MCPC than anything gaming. If those are the components that you might buy I would actually suggest just throwing your money toward an Xbone or PS4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TreyTrey12 View Post
    I get paid, on commission, to build pcs. This is actually a very recent build I did for a cust**** Saturday. Except he paid a bit less with the combo pricing we have at micro center. The only difference is he used a 300r case instead. This will run games comfortably, the i3 performs better in games than the competitive 6300/8300 fx's would thanks to Intel having better ipc. In any case you can always upgrade later on in life to an i5.

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2ZF67
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2ZF67/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2ZF67/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i3-4330 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor ($133.97 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H55 57.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($54.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Trident 4GB (2 x 2G DDR3-1600 Memory ($48.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Dell Small Business)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 270 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Cougar Solution (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Mwave)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ Microcenter)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $772.88
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-25 00:37 EST-0500)


    And if you'd rather prefer raw gpu power over the cpu, then I'd suggest this amd build.
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2ZFSM
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2ZFSM/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2ZFSM/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Trident 4GB (2 x 2G DDR3-1600 Memory ($48.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda ES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.00 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($347.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Rosewill REDBONE ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $778.89
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-25 01:08 EST-0500)
    Thank you bro, ill definitely look into these builds. But yeah, like i said, i just wanted to start looking around because ill be buying it this early summer.

    Btw, youre from NJ as well?

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    Good luck to your gaming RIG but I prefer the AMD build since it is way cheaper than the Intel for video card best choice is 760 if you're out of budget. But if you want R9 270x. The best choice could be the Devil from the Powercolor it has 3 cooling fan and high clockspeed

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    Quote Originally Posted by amalager View Post
    here:

    http://www.walmart.com/browse/comput..._type%3AGaming

    check the model: 848604003672

    Intel Dual-Core i3-3220 processor
    8GB memory; 2TB hard drive
    SuperMulti DVD burner combo drive
    Windows 8 Operating System
    NVIDIA GeForce GT630 2GB Graphics

    •8 GB of memory is more than enough for MMO's
    •NVIDIA GT630 is more than capable of displaying "mid-high" up to "high" graphics
    •the i3 processor is ok but I'd say you upgrade that to an i5 or i7
    This won't work on games like Titanfall, TERA, etc.
    Last edited by coldReactive; 02-26-2014 at 05:50 PM.

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