I am looking to purchase or build a new system . I have been looking at a few prebuilt desktops at TigerDirect but unsure which might be for me.
I am an avid gamer of online games such as the former City of Heroes, EQ2, Star Wars etc. In addition I play Sims 3 and any other forms of Sim type games. The ability to multi task with it is a must because I enjoy listening to music and do some video and sound editing.
So Video and Sound are important to me.
I am hoping to find a system that I do not have to much in right after purchasing it.
It has been several years since I bought a PreBuilt PC,I have in the past built at home because of many things including all the technology out there learning all the new processors, motherboards etc can be an experience lol. If anyone would like to help me with a new build I would be open to it.
To date I have been an Avid AMD user but again not adverse to Intel if I can exceed with a better desktop over an AMD in prices.
I also have been seeing a lot of CyberPower PC's lately but I have never seen or heard anyone I know owning one.
Looking to spend like all as low as possible like everyone best bang for my buck.
Budget 700.00 to 800.00 (not included in this budget is to find a reasonable 27" monitor)
A few I have looked at on Tiger Direct:
At $850.00 after rebates. Sold out currently online but returns often and I do have a Tiger Direct Store locally.
You better get the parts individually, those pcs at tigerdirect have low end cards, not meant for gaming.
The cyberpower one has a decent card, but in my opinion, too expensive for the parts.
In the list of the parts you have a 7850, which is good for any game, depending on the settings, but for those in the list, more than sufficient.
Yes, it's not good, if it were at a really low price, but it's 888$ for an apu build, not worth it.
for that price you can get an i5 or FX-6300, if you prefer amd, and a 7850/660 or who knows even a 7870/660 ti.
If you are having bad thoughts about building one yourself, it really isn't that hard. There are some good tutorials on Newegg and you can check YouTube too. I am sure there are plenty of other recommendations that Tom's users could give you to check out but, personally, I don't know otherwise.
A paraphrase from a Tom's user: Building a computer is like LEGOs for grown ups.
As long as you take the right precautionary measures (especially grounding yourself by touching the case before you touch a component or wearing an anti-static wrist strap), the pieces just kind of fit together. You will have a much better feeling when you are done and you will learn a lot along the way. Spend plenty of time reading the manuals for the components even if you have to read them more than once.
Take into consideration first - HP Pavilion p7 is now on sale for 790. Minus the cost of the 27 inch monitor -300.00 then minus the cost of windows 8 - 100.00 So thats 390.00 for the the actual pc -Not to mention the additional cost of the keyboard , mouse, speakers, 1 year virus software. That won't be included in your own build. Question is can you build your own for that price? Who's to say you cannot ugrade the processor on your own for 200.00 - then your still at 590.00 upgrade your power supply - 100.00 then your at 690.00 From what I can figure, in this case the benifits of building your own pc don't look so hot to me. (That's my two cents on the Sams club buy vs build your own idea)