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$1000 budget for computer

I've been reading and referring to this site for a year or two and this is my first post. As you can tell from the title I have $1000 to spend on a computer. I'm interested in gaming and just general computer wizardry. So I guess I'm just looking for a little advice. I've been looking at computerlx.com and ibuypower.com .

I'm just curious as to what you all would do if you had just $1000 to buy the best computer possible.
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    Most folks here will recommend you assemble your own gaming PC. Once you have the components in mind, it's basically just putting the parts together. You'll need:

    Case
    Power Supply
    Motherboard
    Processor
    Memory
    Graphics Card
    Hard Drive
    Optical Drive
    Operating System (Win7)

    If building your own is out, I really have no experience with either pre-built brand. But lots of folks like the ibuypower. The last pre-built I bought was a Velocity Micro. Those I can vouch for as being a well made PC built in the U.S.: http://www.velocitymicro.com/category.php?cid=12
    If you are interested in a slightly used gaming PC at ~$700, PM me and I'll link you to one I have on ebay. I built it earlier this summer.
  2. I see what you did there.

    That velocity micro is very marginalized with it's methods. They have an option where you pay to have them install free software for you. looool.

    Or you could buy from a guy in this website for less~

    jkjk
  3. NoUserBar said:
    They have an option where you pay to have them install free software for you.

    I'm sorry, what do you mean?
  4. It was a bad joke, but about that quoted line: http://www.velocitymicro.com/wizard.php?iid=193

    If you go down to the Security Software downarrow, it will have an option where they install Microsoft Security Essentials for you for $10. That's a free software you can just download from Microsoft yourself.
    lolz
    (maybe the no hassle of downloading the software yourself is worth $10 to some?...)
  5. NoUserBar said:
    It was a bad joke, but about that quoted line: http://www.velocitymicro.com/wizard.php?iid=193

    If you go down to the Security Software downarrow, it will have an option where they install Microsoft Security Essentials for you for $10. That's a free software you can just download from Microsoft yourself.
    lolz
    (maybe the no hassle of downloading the software yourself is worth $10 to some?...)

    Ok, I see what you mean. Yeah, that's probably what the $10 is for. It's been a long time since I bought a PC from them. I'm only assuming they are still the good people they were back then.
  6. I am in the same price range as you, starting a build in a few weeks I just posted the components I'll be buying for some feedback. Based on my knowledge and research I believe it will a very solid rig that should run just about any game on high settings.
    I believe ill be right around $950.00
  7. Best answer selected by slugga84.
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