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Been saving up for ages, and now I have finally reached my goal of 6k, but I have absolutely no clue what type of pc I should try. I always thought of buying one from alienware, but people have told me horror stories about their custom service :wall: . If any one knows a good system please do tell, and im looking for a decent gaming system that I can always upgrade =D
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Willing to build your own?
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No point going with Alienware, I would definitely go with the build it yourself option. Even if you don't know how, you can always go into a pc store, dump all the stuff on their desk and ask them to do it for a fee.



With 6k, expect a beast of a machine.
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I hope you aren't thinking of blowing 6k on a pc lol.

Spend like 1500$ (i7 will fit into that budget) and save the rest for a car or apartment rent... I personally wouldn't blow it all on a computer.

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What Oldjoe said. Your computer will be obsolete in not too long, more than 1500$ on a computer is unnecessary unless you absolutely need some specialized hardware.

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Hmm wasn't planning on wasting all my cash on it, but i thought about a good 2k-3k. And If i do get it custom built are their any thing i should look out for that would suite my price range?
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6k is excessive for a PC. Personally I'd buy something for about 1.5K or a bit less, and maybe upgrade once DirectX11 cards come out later this year. Also, custom building would give you miles better value for money than Alienware.
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I don't know if Newegg are able to put together a pc (as i've never shopped from it), but otherwise you can order parts and ask a local computer shop to put it together for you (costs like 50$), or if you buy parts from a local shop and ask them to put it together. Assuming you don't know/want to build yourself.

1500$ should be enough for a i7 computer (if you want that), and maybe buy a 9800gt for now and then buy a fully compatible DX11 card (something in the area of a 4870 or so) when they come out (summer/autumn), DX10 cards are able to play in DX11 - but with some features turned off.

Don't wanna push building yourself onto you, so either ask a store (as said) or buy a pre-made.

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Buy an iMac?
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THat ^





Actually, just build one for about 1500 dollars then buy a laptop or something for more portable use for school/etc. If you buy office, A/V suite, and any other software, you could be looking at another 200 dollars anyways.

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Don't you dare to buy a Mac or anything from Alienware!!!



Going to Futureshop and dumping all of your money isn't that smart either, but you can order the parts yourself from newegg.com and once they arrive to your house, go to the nearest computer shop, put it on the counter and pay up 40$.



Here are some reccomendations: * just type in the name at newegg.com*



Core i7 940 - Processor

Ati HD 4870 - Video Card

6 GB of DDR2 - RAM

A new core i7 motherboard.

800W - PSU

300GB 10,000 RPM - harddrive #1 for speed

1,000GB 72,000 RPM - harddrive #2 for storage



That'd be around 1200 dollars. Although to liven things up, you could get an all-surround sound for about extra 200.



Also get at least a 24 inch screen + find the coolest/quitest case you can :).





With the rest of the money buy a minifridge, stack it with drinks + chips, buy a lock for your door and a portable toilet with a bed = months of pure awesomenessnesses (ssp?).

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Don't you dare to buy a Mac or anything from Alienware!!!



Going to Futureshop and dumping all of your money isn't that smart either, but you can order the parts yourself from newegg.com and once they arrive to your house, go to the nearest computer shop, put it on the counter and pay up 40$.



Here are some reccomendations: * just type in the name at newegg.com*



Core i7 940 - Processor

Ati HD 4870 - Video Card

6 GB of DDR2 - RAM

A new core i7 motherboard.

800W - PSU

300GB 10,000 RPM - harddrive #1 for speed

1,000GB 72,000 RPM - harddrive #2 for storage



That'd be around 1200 dollars. Although to liven things up, you could get an all-surround sound for about extra 200.



Also get at least a 24 inch screen + find the coolest/quitest case you can :).





With the rest of the money buy a minifridge, stack it with drinks + chips, buy a lock for your door and a portable toilet with a bed = months of pure awesomenessnesses (ssp?).




One thing I noticed: the RAM should be triple Channel, so change that RAM for 6GB (3*2) of DDR3 or 12GB (6*2) of DDR3

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Don't you dare to buy a Mac or anything from Alienware!!!



Going to Futureshop and dumping all of your money isn't that smart either, but you can order the parts yourself from newegg.com and once they arrive to your house, go to the nearest computer shop, put it on the counter and pay up 40$.



Here are some reccomendations: * just type in the name at newegg.com*



Core i7 940 - Processor

Ati HD 4870 - Video Card

6 GB of DDR2 - RAM

A new core i7 motherboard.

800W - PSU

300GB 10,000 RPM - harddrive #1 for speed

1,000GB 72,000 RPM - harddrive #2 for storage



That'd be around 1200 dollars. Although to liven things up, you could get an all-surround sound for about extra 200.



Also get at least a 24 inch screen + find the coolest/quitest case you can :).





With the rest of the money buy a minifridge, stack it with drinks + chips, buy a lock for your door and a portable toilet with a bed = months of pure awesomenessnesses (ssp?).




One thing I noticed: the RAM should be triple Channel, so change that RAM for 6GB (3*2) of DDR3 or 12GB (6*2) of DDR3




I suggested DDR2 Ram, which is a much better option in today's world, as DDR3's overly high price is nowhere near the benefits over DDR2. And seriously 12GB DDR3? You won't need more then 3 unless you're planning on running 3 Crysis's on dual screens with highest options on.

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Don't you dare to buy a Mac or anything from Alienware!!!




Why not a Mac? They hold their value better then any PC and are great products. I can't say I've ever seen someone go from a Mac to a PC before because they were unhappy with what they got only the other way around. I'd give them a look, and unless your a hardcore gamer Mac's are a great way to go.
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Don't you dare to buy a Mac or anything from Alienware!!!




Why not a Mac? They hold their value better then any PC and are great products. I can't say I've ever seen someone go from a Mac to a PC before because they were unhappy with what they got only the other way around. I'd give them a look, and unless your a hardcore gamer Mac's are a great way to go.




Macs are much more expensive for the same hardware, and have a much smaller selection of software. Also, customizing/tinkering with the system is limited.
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Nehalem is made for DDR3.

Also, the memories needs to be 1.65v or lower or the cpu might take damage.

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Je suis juste un cas désespérant
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Thanks for the suggestion guys. Im pretty sure I won't buy a mac sorry to any one i just offended. But i think im getting a good idea of what im buying, and i got a friend of mine to build it for me FREE =D
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So uhm, would you like some components listed for a buy? Or will your friend be helping you with that?

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Thanks for the suggestion guys. Im pretty sure I won't buy a mac sorry to any one i just offended. But i think im getting a good idea of what im buying, and i got a friend of mine to build it for me FREE =D




Not offended don't worry. I knew it'd be a long shot but I thought I'd suggest it anyways.
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Thanks for the suggestion guys. Im pretty sure I won't buy a mac sorry to any one i just offended. But i think im getting a good idea of what im buying, and i got a friend of mine to build it for me FREE =D




Just be sure he knows what he's doing.
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