Should I buy this computer or go build my own?

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Should I buy this computer or go build my own?

Posted 14 April 2011 - 10:13 AM

I was looking at this one.

http://www.amazon.co...02799749&sr=1-2

But I'd like some people opinions or experiences with building their own computers.
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Re: Should I buy this computer or go build my own?

Posted 14 April 2011 - 10:19 AM

I always recommend building, because I can usually get all the parts a lot cheaper through sites like NewEgg and stuff. But, then again you have to take the time to put it all together.

For me it's a matter of paying to not have to take the time and effort to find deals and putting it together. So, which do you value more?
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Posted 14 April 2011 - 10:28 AM

I'd build my own but I don't know many good places to get parts... my other issue is I have to find time to do this.
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Posted 14 April 2011 - 10:32 AM

newegg.com is pretty much the only place you need for building a computer. I always recommend building.
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Re: Should I buy this computer or go build my own?

Posted 14 April 2011 - 10:35 AM

View Postxclite, on 14 April 2011 - 11:32 AM, said:

newegg.com is pretty much the only place you need for building a computer. I always recommend building.


Ok, I guess I will look into building. Might come back with questions though. Thanks for the help.
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Re: Should I buy this computer or go build my own?

Posted 14 April 2011 - 11:17 AM

I highly recommend looking for a '/g/ pc building guide'. Go troll around those forums and request one.

It's nicely breaks down parts within 100$ parts ranges. 200,300,400,500$ builds, all great bang for the buck. You can build a kick ass computer using this guide and 400$.

Edit: Just saw your price range. With 1200$ you build a machine that decimates. I'll look around for the guide, and if I find it, I'll post it here.

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 11:25 AM

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* 8GB PC3-10600 DDR3 SDRAM memory(3) (4x2GB ultimate performance)(expandable to 16GB)
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* AMD Radeon HD 6770 graphics card with 1GB GDDR5 dedicated graphics memory



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But I'd like some people opinions

My first question to something vague like this is - "What are you planning on doing with it?"
The second question is "what do you currently use your computer for?"
The third is "What is your current computer specs?"


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But I'd like some people opinions or experiences with building their own computers.

Exactly how does this tie to the first part of the sentence? It's just odd. My experiences with building my own PC have been positive across the board.
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Re: Should I buy this computer or go build my own?

Posted 14 April 2011 - 11:27 AM

I personally don't care for HP. Their computers are loaded with crapware, though not much more than any other OEMs are. Desktops: I build myself. Laptops: Lenovo or Apple.

With a $1200 budget, you can build a kick ass PC, and every part of it will be custom.
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Posted 14 April 2011 - 11:29 AM

Oh god. I just want to /g/ looking for your guide and jesus... The amount of sheer stupidity you encounter online when you combine anonymity with an audience:

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well ofcourse sir, aren't we all?
we're also faggots.

now tell me , how old am I? and whether i'm nigger or not.


I'm laughing of course, but man! Who writes that shit!?

EDIT: Oh hey look, found it:
http://i1002.photobu...Guide/Guide.png

Good luck!

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 11:34 AM

What the hell is a "/g/", or even a "/g/ pc building guide"?

Buyers guides are available with various degrees of detail.
http://www.bit-tech....e/buyers-guide/


http://www.tomshardw...-buyer-s-guides,142.html
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Posted 14 April 2011 - 11:35 AM

See my edit.
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Re: Should I buy this computer or go build my own?

Posted 14 April 2011 - 11:37 AM

View PostSergio Tapia, on 14 April 2011 - 12:29 PM, said:

Oh god. I just want to /g/ looking for your guide and jesus... The amount of sheer stupidity you encounter online when you combine anonymity with an audience:

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well ofcourse sir, aren't we all?
we're also faggots.

now tell me , how old am I? and whether i'm nigger or not.


I'm laughing of course, but man! Who writes that shit!?

EDIT: Oh hey look, found it:
http://i1002.photobu...Guide/Guide.png

Good luck!

/G/ is amazing when you are looking for a good laugh or some tech info.

Met a troll who claimed he could hack us all because he had a screenshot of ping and telnet of 4chan. He claimed that he could do it after we told him to because we all had norton (?).


Also, at the top they have a great sticky you would like titled "read this before posting" or something and it gives you amazing guides for building a computer.
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Posted 14 April 2011 - 11:44 AM

Oh yay more 4chan.
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Posted 14 April 2011 - 11:54 AM

xclite - so that's the "/g/" crap then? Ugh. Can someone tell me why going to the infested hemorrhoid of the internet is a good idea when asking for hardware advice?

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 12:00 PM

It's not. Generally speaking any serious question gets bombarded with 'install gentoo' and >greentext. I haven't been there since 2008 but I remember that pc guide was great and to the point. Just because it came from 4chan doesn't mean the information in that picture is useless. :)
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