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I am looking to buy one soon within the next 2 months. Most money I am willing to spend is like $850. I just want to know if anyone has recommendations on a computer to buy.

Post #1   12/28/12 3:06:45AM   

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I've never owned one. But I've heard of some with the word alien in them that are supposedly really good.

Alienware maybe?

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I think alienware might be over that 850$ threshold. I just scooped a damn fine gaming laptop for 699$. If you want to ssave money, find a friend who is computer hardware savvy, purchase the components separately, and then have him assemble it for you. I had a dell that lasted quite a long time and did great with games, but truly you need to check into the graphics cards as they will make or break your gaming. Most systems come with +4G-ram which is overkill and most processors are on par with each other as long as you aren't trying to go cheap. The graphics card will be the most expensive piece but the most vital hands down.

Here is an even more important question: what games will you buy? I used to be a die hard pc gamer and there are essentially zero games being marketed for the pc. It is dominated by Blizzard, which is an organization of self satisfying douche lords.

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Airkerma has the right idea! Building a computer, or having a friend do it for you is the best way. You could build a great machine for your budget, and probably get better performance and parts for the price.

I would be willing to bet you could even do it yourself. There are probably some videos on youtube that can show you how. You need a case, motherboard, processor, power supply, RAM, a hard drive, Operating System and Graphics card. OS, Processor and Video Card will probably the most expensive. Price it out though, you may just find that the way to go.

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A buddy of mine built one a year ago, and another was about to follow suit with the help of the one that already built one. When they priced everything out, they found one that was already built with just about the same specs for the same amount of money. Let me get ahold of him and get the name of the site, and I'll post it on here for you.

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is it newegg where you can buy separate pieces?

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^ Yeah, newegg is great for it.

I own a gaming computer and hand picked every part for the best bang for my buck all for about 940ish counting tax.

I would strongly urge you not to buy Alienware unless you're somewhat rich.Its more of buying the brand name when you buy Alienware but you can get better for cheaper.

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http://pcpartpicker.com/p/uHaU

this is what I got so far

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Just to get back to you on where my buddy got his, he went to tigerdirect after pricing it out against newegg. He said the only bad thing is that they keep sending him spam all the time now, but the machine works great and was just a hair over what he would have gotten it for buying parts separately.

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Posted by cowcatcher

Just to get back to you on where my buddy got his, he went to tigerdirect after pricing it out against newegg. He said the only bad thing is that they keep sending him spam all the time now, but the machine works great and was just a hair over what he would have gotten it for buying parts separately.



Yeah I get tigerdirect spam out of the wazoo. I decided I would build my own computer. It is gonna roughly cost me about $700 more and I have already bought a little over $100 worth of parts. Thing is when I tried to customize PCs to make it look like the one I will build it was going roughly well above $1000 so I decided I would try and build.

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Careful with the mother board. I ran into a graphics card issue in the past due to the incompatibility between the card and the board. I don't know how often they change configurations, but it's enough to piss you off and possibly ruin your computational aspirations.

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My friend picked up an alienware computer last year. I'm not too big into computers, but when he cut the lights off and seeing the keyboard illuminate was a thing of fucking beauty. He's a computer nerd and swears by it, so it must be the real deal. I would get one, but I cannot justify spending $1800 on something I would rarely use.

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