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    Recommend For Me?

    Ok, Im gonna get a desktop now as my laptop is screwed.
    Can anyone reccomend one for me? I mainly use my pc for online gaming....


    Thank you

    #2
    Build one

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      #3
      <_< will that work out more expensive then just buying one?

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        #4
        Originally posted by Real Mr Giggles
        <_< will that work out more expensive then just buying one?
        No

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          #5
          A lot cheaper IMO.

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            #6
            Cheaper, as you don't have to pay someone to build it and only pay for what you really need.
            And if you know exactly what you have, you can configure it better, too

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              #7
              ok then, can you lot tell me what to cram into one then? and give an estimate price?

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                #8
                that really depends what you can spend but here is something
                (this is the cheapest you get it in holland)

                LeadTek PX6800GT-TDH 256 MB, PCI Express x16
                Thermaltake VA3000BWA Tsunami + Window Geen, silver
                SilentMaxx 480W ATX, 20/24-pin, PCI-E IC-Tech-
                AMD Athlon 64 3800+, Socket 939, Boxed
                TwinMos Memory DDR SDRAM, 1 GB, PC3200 2x 512
                Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 160 GB, 7.200 rpm,8 MB,SATA
                Asus A8N-SLI
                OEM 3,5 diskettestation Zilver
                Asus DVD-E616P2 16x, 48x, Wit, Retail
                Iiyama LS704U 17 inch, Zwart
                Logitech MX518 Zwart, Retail


                price: €1441,49 (including taxes and delivery)

                this will sertanly give u a great gaming pc with upgrade capabilities but can u afford it?

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                  #9
                  There are barebone kits at Tigerdirect that are not that expensive. I wanted to make an order from tigerdirect.ca but I didn't click "submit order" at the last minute. I'll have to save my money because I'm going to move anyway. But, my total (in Canadian dollars, without rebates, came to $421.88. The Canadian tax was $51.71 and shipping was $71.04). So, the real total was $544.63. There's a Tigerdirect site for the US, France, Germany and UK I think. All you have to do next is get your os from emule.

                  \EDIT: Actually, I'll show you what I had chosen. If course, I had chosen the motherboard and cpu that I planned to change in six months and keep the rest. THESE ARE IN CANADIAN DOLLARS (from tigerdirect.ca)

                  AOpen PS/2 wheel mouse $8.99
                  Gigabyte Slim PS/2 keyboard $13.99
                  Logitech X-120 speakers $26.99
                  Asus mobo + Duron 1.8 GHz $121.99 (before rebate of $30)
                  Just 4PC case + 425w ps $53.99
                  Maxtor 120 GB HD $69.97 (before rebate of $20)
                  Samsung CD-RW $33.99
                  Masscool quiet CPU fan $17.99
                  Corsair 512 MB 333 MHz RAM $67.99
                  80 mm low noise case fan $5.99
                  subtotal $421.88
                  shipping $51.71
                  tax $71.04
                  total $544.63

                  Then you have to add a graphics card.

                  \ANOTHER EDIT:
                  I have to say though that if you choose a socket A motherboard, you are limited to 3000+ or something like that. The last Sempron 3300+ was in a socket 754 with none for the socket A. The socket 754 motherboards are upgradable still for a while but more expensive. The socket 939 motherboards might be current even next year. But they are even more expensive then the socket 754. Plus, the PCI-Express cards that go on those boards are more expensive as well. Since they are coming out with AGP-Express, I don't know if I'd even bother. So, you can either go cheap with socket A and replace next year or go socket 754 and just upgrade the CPU next year. Either way, in a couple of years, you'll likely want to change mobo & cpu at the same time. cdrinfo has lots of reviews on DVD drives. They won't copy protected discs yet so I won't bother with DVD yet.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Vive_le_Quebec
                    All you have to do next is get your os from emule.
                    promoting warez isn't a good idea.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by -=UTMF=- Feuergeist
                      promoting warez isn't a good idea.
                      Microsoft is evil.

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                        #12
                        Only build if you know exactly what you are doing. Nothing wrong with buying pre-built ones despite what some people here might say.

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                          #13
                          ok thanks for your help!

                          I dont know what im doing but my mate is a computer wizz so he can put it together etc etc

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                            #14
                            oops sorry for double post

                            are these 2 any good? (the top 2)
                            http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati....asp?CatId=114

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by huh
                              Only build if you know exactly what you are doing. Nothing wrong with buying pre-built ones despite what some people here might say.
                              Dude, if you listen to that, you'd NEVER build a system. There are plenty of sites that show you how.

                              Originally posted by Real Mr Giggles
                              oops sorry for double post

                              are these 2 any good? (the top 2)
                              http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati....asp?CatId=114
                              WTF? If you're going to do that, may as well go pre-built like Dell, etc. Those are really expensive and you get more software with pre-built and support. Otherwise, I would learn how to build one with a cheaper system then customize it later.

                              http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...796&CatId=1683

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