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July 21, 2012 6:10:04 AM

Hello, I am looking to buy a gaming computer for myself to replace my aging laptop and have finally saved up the cash to purchase one. After looking through quite a few and talking it over with a gaming friend, I am favoring this one.

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

I'm not terribly knowledgeable about PC systems and which ones are good deals, because I haven't built or bought a gaming PC in years now. The lack of reviews is bothering me, so I am seeking opinions as to whether this particular comp is any good.

Is this one a good deal for the price?
Would I save money by buying similar parts separately and building it myself?
How much upgrading would I be able to do in the future if I desired to?

One particular reason I am favoring this one is due to the fact that it comes with a 4gb Xbox. $1049 is already stretching my budget, so I would appreciate being able to turn around and sell the Xbox to make up a little bit of the price.

Thank you for your time.
a b 4 Gaming
July 21, 2012 6:18:58 AM

processor is good. 64bit W7 is good. I would like to see 8gigs of ddr3 1600 memory vs 16gb 1333. the video card is a joke........... machine is way over priced for what you get if you built your own. that's my opinion. $1000 you should have a higher end machine.
a b 4 Gaming
July 21, 2012 6:21:56 AM

The XBox is a nice bonus. The motherboard and graphics card are a joke though
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a b 4 Gaming
July 21, 2012 6:23:57 AM
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If you have to buy something premade this one would be a bit better:

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

If you're comfortable building your own PC make a post in the homebuilt forum and we'll help you pick out components
July 21, 2012 7:06:50 AM

Pinhedd said:
If you have to buy something premade this one would be a bit better:

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

If you're comfortable building your own PC make a post in the homebuilt forum and we'll help you pick out components


After thinking it over, I might give building the computer myself a shot. Thank you.
July 21, 2012 7:07:00 AM

Best answer selected by MechaGaiden.
a b 4 Gaming
July 21, 2012 7:14:03 AM

MechaGaiden said:
After thinking it over, I might give building the computer myself a shot. Thank you.


That would be best. Sometimes premades are worth it but there's more pride in homebuilt. Feel free to ask us for advice, that's what we're here for
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