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    I just recently started to switch from console gaming to P.C. gaming and was wondering if anybody could help me find a good computer that would not be to expensive, but let me play high quality games.

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    Do you want to buy one prebuilt or build one yourself?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PoLoMoTo View Post
    Do you want to buy one prebuilt or build one yourself?
    I want to buy one already made. i know its going to be over 500 dollars for a halfway decent one.

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    Anything against building one yourself? You can typically build a better machine than a prebuilt one for the same price.

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    I would i just don't know exactly how. I could probably figure it out though. Could you give me some ideas on what i would need to run high quality visuals and audio.

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    Do you want to run all of your games on max? That would probably cost in the 1500-2000 range while a medium PC would be closer to the the 750-1250 ish range

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    Hi and welcome to PureOC...
    It really comes down to why kind of games you are playing. While most games will do well with a avg. custom build PC that can range from $500-$700.

    Some games will require some higher visual graphics cards which can bring that budget up...
    You can build a decent computer for a good price... I just built my friend a custom watercooled PC that can handle BF3 in all high settings and cost him only about $900.00, this was of course finding the right parts and I gave him a few goodies here and there (small items)

    IMO, Prebuilt PC's are ALL crap. Even the high end Alienware by Dell... A custom build or built PC, I have found is the best way to go and also makes for easy upgrade when the time calls for it...

    Let us know what kind of games you play and what your budget is looking like and we can def. recommend some products.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Solara2xb View Post
    You can build a decent computer for a good price... I just built my friend a custom watercooled PC that can handle BF3 in all high settings and cost him only about $900.00, this was of course finding the right parts and I gave him a few goodies here and there (small items)
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    How on earth did you do that? I can't for the life of me figure out how to build one I would be happy with for under 1k

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    Quote Originally Posted by PoLoMoTo View Post
    How on earth did you do that? I can't for the life of me figure out how to build one I would be happy with for under 1k
    Have to be a bargain shopper. Wait for deals. Not buy stuff soon as it comes out. Buy stuff from Friends or trade gear. Its hard work to stay cheap and get the most out of every $
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoLoMoTo View Post
    How on earth did you do that? I can't for the life of me figure out how to build one I would be happy with for under 1k
    I've been shopping for parts for him for months... I ended up finding some awesome deals online from forums, slickdeals, dealspl.us and other varies websites.. also some from friends of mine..

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyberburnout View Post
    Have to be a bargain shopper. Wait for deals. Not buy stuff soon as it comes out. Buy stuff from Friends or trade gear. Its hard work to stay cheap and get the most out of every $
    Exactly, but if you look around, you can find the right deal.

    This is what I built for him:

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    Entire build cost my buddy $900.00, give or take a few dollars.
    Most of the parts were used, but all in good condition, only things that were New, were the Water Cooling parts minus the GPU block, he shopped on ebay and varies sites I gave him for his watercooling gear..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Solara2xb View Post
    I've been shopping for parts for him for months... I ended up finding some awesome deals online from forums, slickdeals, dealspl.us and other varies websites.. also some from friends of mine..



    Exactly, but if you look around, you can find the right deal.

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    Entire build cost my buddy $900.00, give or take a few dollars.
    Most of the parts were used, but all in good condition, only things that were New, were the Water Cooling parts minus the GPU block, he shopped on ebay and varies sites I gave him for his watercooling gear..
    Ah, I don't like buying used parts, not sure why, just don't.

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    Its ok to buy used parts as long as you know where they came from. I am like you, I normally prefer new, but if the used parts is in good condition and you know the source, I don't see a problem in saving a few dollars.
    The Mobo and chip came from a reliable source.. graphics card and PSU came from me, and I had purchased them new. Only thing he bought used was the RAM, and DVD drive and some other misc items,

    OCZ SSD was new.. so his PC will be reliable and good for the next couple of years.. He didn't have allot of money to spend so tried to help him out..
    But even still I can build a pretty nice PC for Under $1000 even if buying new parts.. just got to learn where and how to shop.

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