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March 20, 2013 5:36:46 PM

Not really sure where to start have been looking at prebuilt machines and had come across one on new egg that was only slightly over my price range. After checking on mobo's that support crossfire and over-clocking ( both of which I am new to) I was wondering if anyone else had an opinion on the machine ( link below)
or if there were cheaper and better options for building a gaming desktop. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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March 20, 2013 5:47:56 PM

not a bad pc for a pre built. for gaming pc you only need 8g of ram any thing more is extra cost. the ram itself is slower then i would buy. (1600) is now the stock speed for ib cpu. if you have too for cost drop down to the i5 3570k. other then hyper threading it the same cpu. if i was looking at building or pre built gaming rig i make sure i could get a ssd (128) g installed in it. your going to se the most bang/speed out of a ssd.
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March 20, 2013 5:52:17 PM

solid rig for a pre-built but i agree ddr3 1333 is a hair slow but you could over clock you ram if you like. that and and getting an ssd is a huge boost in program load times and boot up.
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March 20, 2013 6:26:20 PM

Joshua Myers said:
Not really sure where to start have been looking at prebuilt machines and had come across one on new egg that was only slightly over my price range. After checking on mobo's that support crossfire and over-clocking ( both of which I am new to) I was wondering if anyone else had an opinion on the machine ( link below)
or if there were cheaper and better options for building a gaming desktop. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I would build it myself if I were you. It is not that hard and you can make sure to include exactly what you want with all quality parts.
For instance, you could save like the guys above mentioned on the processor and get the i5-3570k and invest the savings in a better graphix card. If you want, we could post a couple of build suggestions to show you what you would need for parts...
an example build in a similar price range would be like...

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Kbda
or you could save just a bit and go with...
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Kbvk

the second build is more a budget build for someone who doesn't want to o.c.
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March 20, 2013 6:34:51 PM

I would love to see what you guys had in mine for a build. I've been out of the loop for years and all the changes that have came and went has left my head spinning. I'm gonna assume that building one today is essentially the same as building one ten years ago right?
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March 20, 2013 7:07:36 PM

both pre-builds are decent. If you want to save the cash the second one is good (or you prefer nvidia gpus as i do). though i agree with rmiirusty that building your own would be best. you get more for your money IMO. ideally a custom build around a 3750k (assuming you have little or no use for hyperthreading otherwise the 3770k). If you plan on an over clock i would aim for a 750w or more...if dual gpu is also a possiblity in the future i would go with something in the 800w or more.

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March 20, 2013 7:31:19 PM

Joshua Myers said:
or would this be a more viable pre-build to start with?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


The only thing I question about the cyber power builds is their choice of components. It doesn't say for instance what brands of mobo, psu, ram, gpu, etc. you might not be getting the best quality!
Also, when you buy prebuilt, you have to deal with all of the bloatware that they put on there! i.e. trial versions of various programs that just take space and eventually have the potential to use valuable system resources.
Once I started building my own, I never seem satisfied with any prebuilt.

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