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Should I build a new PC now or wait till black friday sales?

#1Cpt_CrackerPosted 8/26/2013 5:18:09 AM
I have a 5 year old laptop, and the fan's about to give out. I'm thinking that it might last me a few more months. I've never built a computer before, so I'm wondering if parts will generally go on sale during thanksgiving time?
#2SlaynPosted 8/26/2013 5:21:43 AM
I don't think I've ever purchased anything on Black Friday. I never see any good computer parts, and general consumer electronics ( TVs, etc ) are usually just 2 year old junk clearance models.
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#3GameMan987Posted 8/26/2013 6:14:21 AM
I generally hear that Black Friday is a good time to do it.
#4VeryDarkSoulPosted 8/26/2013 6:56:07 AM(edited)
i've never heard of someone replacing a computer just because of a fan. Once I took apart a fan from a video card and dropped some motor oil in it to grease the bearings that were worn out and it lasted me another 2 years! Until it fried, but oh well.
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#5Cpt_Cracker(Topic Creator)Posted 8/26/2013 8:15:55 AM
There's a few other problems with the laptop, but fan's the biggest one. More importantly for me, it's really old. I want to play oblivion on a resolution higher than 1024x768, Half of my steam library is inaccessible to me because of my computer.

Since I've never built a pc before, do you guys recommend I build it myself, or order it from one of those sites that build it for you?
#6SnadadosPosted 8/26/2013 9:14:11 AM
Provided none of the parts are defective, it is fairly easy to build a PC.
Most everything is designed to only fit where it is supposed to go and the only tool you should need is a Philips screw driver.
Really, it is more intimidating than anything.

The hard part is choosing parts as their naming schemes will seem like gibberish if you don't know what the letters and numbers mean.
More often then not with current computer parts, the higher the number when comparing like parts means higher performance.
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#7Cesare_BorgiaPosted 8/26/2013 9:14:21 AM
It's your money, but if you wait for any time between Black Friday and the end of January, you'll get much better deals.
#8Kingmichael1337Posted 8/26/2013 9:47:25 AM
computer hardware generally doesn't get discounted that much on black friday. if you use reddit, just subscribe to /r/buildapcsales. from watching that, i got an incredibly sexy case for $65 that usually cost like $100 or $110. also got $80 off a haswell motherboard and cpu combo.
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#9FinalForm7Posted 8/26/2013 11:18:16 PM
Kingmichael1337 posted...
computer hardware generally doesn't get discounted that much on black friday. if you use reddit, just subscribe to /r/buildapcsales. from watching that, i got an incredibly sexy case for $65 that usually cost like $100 or $110. also got $80 off a haswell motherboard and cpu combo.


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