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November 19, 2012 3:38:19 AM

I have no clue how to build my own. So, I ask you... what prebuilt system would be best for 2000-2700 US$? That does not include extras like screen/monitor, keyboard, mouse, etc.

My main interest in getting this computer is to play games on it. <<<<

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November 19, 2012 4:03:00 AM

I just bought my system from cyberpowerpc.com in order to get a good gaming rig you do not need to spend 2-2.7k. My system is pretty good and after rebates im only paying 855, then building it myself threw newegg would have been over 1200 bucks. you can customize anything you want on the site. some of the computers come with free shipping as well. I normaly build my own but this sale i got mine on was crazy good.

My build was

p8z77-v lk mobo
i5-3570k
8 gigs corsair 1866 ram
gtx 660 ti evga superclock
corsair 750 tx bronze psu
2x 128gig ssd's ( both free after mail in rebate)
corsair 400R case ( come with all 10 fan slots filled)
thermaltake water 2.0 pro

payed extra for pro wiring, but all that for 855, also my video card comes with boarderlands 2 so i can sell that for another 50 off.

they might not have the same sales on now, but you can get some good deals. they are having their black friday sales now. so if you do not feel like building your own give them a look.
that is a pretty good set up but with extra money you can get a better video card. I went with the 660 Ti cause it was a free upgrade from a 61$ card.


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November 19, 2012 4:12:10 AM

Could I play the latest games on that?

Like Skyrim or first person shooters...

Also, should I wait until Cyber Monday?
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November 19, 2012 4:15:02 AM

on this rig i believe you should be able to max out any game. but if you want to spend more i would suggest a little better video card like gtx670/7950 or gtx680/7970. but other then that i feel it is a solid build. also you could go air cooling rather then liquid.
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November 19, 2012 4:18:30 AM

You certainly won't max out any game on a 660 with 4 x MSAA and 16x AF unless its a very basic console port, certainly not at 60FPS+. You'd want at least a 680.

More importantly you want an IPS monitor such as Dell's U2412M and a quality sound card and set of speakers - I spent $150 or so on an Essence STX and $300 on Swan's M50W.
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November 19, 2012 4:27:18 AM

660 ti evga superclock? core clock of about 1050? cause last i check it played bf3 max pretty well. about 66 fps actaully. but i did state if he wants better then he could spend more.
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November 19, 2012 4:37:22 AM

Oh god, the misinformation in this thread...

A 660 is underpowered, yes, but a 670 is only 5% less than a 680, for $100 less.

You do NOT want an IPS monitor if you're gaming - it's got a lot of input lag; they're only good for watching movies or doing editing, as they have near perfect color.

Don't waste money on a good sound card - unless it's over $150, the average person won't hear the difference between it and onboard sound. (Good speakers are worth it, though.)

OP... here's the deal. It takes 30 minutes of youtubing to learn how to make a computer, and about an hour and a half of work. And it's fun.

You'll get a WAY better computer with way better performance for cheaper. (Orposer is just wrong that it was more expensive on newegg - he certainly picked different parts. They couldn't make a profit, on top of labor, if it were.)
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November 19, 2012 4:52:19 AM

DarkSable said:
Oh god, the misinformation in this thread...

A 660 is underpowered, yes, but a 670 is only 5% less than a 680, for $100 less.

You do NOT want an IPS monitor if you're gaming - it's got a lot of input lag; they're only good for watching movies or doing editing, as they have near perfect color.

Don't waste money on a good sound card - unless it's over $150, the average person won't hear the difference between it and onboard sound. (Good speakers are worth it, though.)

OP... here's the deal. It takes 30 minutes of youtubing to learn how to make a computer, and about an hour and a half of work. And it's fun.

You'll get a WAY better computer with way better performance for cheaper. (Orposer is just wrong that it was more expensive on newegg - he certainly picked different parts. They couldn't make a profit, on top of labor, if it were.)


More like 10% and for the OP's budget, why not? And TN monitors are rubbish, input lag is a myth -

http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/dell_u2412m.htm

As for a sound card, the speakers I posted matched to that card = aural heaven.
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November 19, 2012 6:32:11 AM

DarkSable,

Got the Youtube links I need? Something legit...

And I'm worried I will short the parts...

And should I wait till Cyber Monday?

ZW



DarkSable said:
Oh god, the misinformation in this thread...

A 660 is underpowered, yes, but a 670 is only 5% less than a 680, for $100 less.

You do NOT want an IPS monitor if you're gaming - it's got a lot of input lag; they're only good for watching movies or doing editing, as they have near perfect color.

Don't waste money on a good sound card - unless it's over $150, the average person won't hear the difference between it and onboard sound. (Good speakers are worth it, though.)

OP... here's the deal. It takes 30 minutes of youtubing to learn how to make a computer, and about an hour and a half of work. And it's fun.

You'll get a WAY better computer with way better performance for cheaper. (Orposer is just wrong that it was more expensive on newegg - he certainly picked different parts. They couldn't make a profit, on top of labor, if it were.)

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November 19, 2012 10:59:08 PM

so your saying i did not spend 855$ on a computer that would have cost me 1200 on new egg? and ws built for me? in most cases it is true building yoursef is cheaper. but in this case with the sales they have on now you can get a pretty good computer for cheaper then putting it together yourself. I was just showing what i had bought. if he wanted to spend more he could. sorry for trying to save some one money on a build.
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November 19, 2012 11:01:02 PM

also if you want to build your own computer newegg itself has a good 3 step videos about building your own system.
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November 19, 2012 11:34:49 PM

orposer said:
so your saying i did not spend 855$ on a computer that would have cost me 1200 on new egg? and ws built for me? in most cases it is true building yoursef is cheaper. but in this case with the sales they have on now you can get a pretty good computer for cheaper then putting it together yourself. I was just showing what i had bought. if he wanted to spend more he could. sorry for trying to save some one money on a build.


Its vastly more entertaining putting it together yourself, and it would have cheaper or very close to $855 if you shopped around. Newegg isn't the only parts site in the world.
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November 20, 2012 2:02:24 AM

when im getting a gameing system i do not care weather it is fun to put it together. I get it i have always built my own systems. But i had this one built for me because it was cheaper. Aslo no shipping. and even if you shop around you will not find all the parts i got for less then 850. unless you live by i microcenter. which i do not. all i did was answer the question he asked. were is a good place to get a pre built system. i understand a lot of people here take offense to getting a system built then building it yourslef. But yes some times it is a better deal.
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