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How much of an investment would I need to build a Mid-High end PC?

#21DiehardFFv2Posted 10/27/2013 8:50:49 PM
KabtheMentat posted...
You could do that...but watch some PC building videos. It really isn't tough. It's like building Legos. If the Legos cost like $500, but you get the point.

And if you take it to someone you don't know, they're going to charge you out the ass. You could try to find a friend that knows about this stuff and has built one and he can kinda show you what to do. That's what I did with my first (and only PC so far) build. Took about an hour to get it together, Windows installed, and running like a normal PC once I got my parts.

After me and my friend got done, he actually mentioned how smooth this build was compared to other ones he's done. There wasn't a single problem other than my GPU driver being stupid and I just used the beta version that was up and it worked fine after that.


Building Legos is more time consuming than building computers, Especially with sets like this...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0050R0YB8/ref=s9_simh_gw_p21_d1_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-5&pf_rd_r=18BTH4QCPHF9Q1C68HET&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1630072402&pf_rd_i=507846

I'm really tempted to get it, but I have other things that I want more and I really don't have anywhere that I could put it.
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#22KabtheMentatPosted 10/27/2013 8:53:29 PM
Is it weird that I have this burning desire to build a life sized Lego model of the USS Ronald Reagan?
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#23DiehardFFv2Posted 10/27/2013 8:57:14 PM
Nope.jpeg

It's a badass warship.
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#24majinbuu58Posted 10/28/2013 3:56:41 AM
I spent around $700-800 last year building a pc. I dont buy too many new pc games so its hard to say how it fares in performance, but it does max out everything i play.

I think the only recently released game i've bought is rome 2, and it runs that at highest settings just fine.
#25The_AntiGrimPosted 10/28/2013 4:07:58 AM
Chaosoldier1986 posted...
El_Kaz posted...

$600-700 will take you a long way (especially if we're only talking about the parts; i.e. not including peripherals, monitor(s), OS and the tower itself), but no one can really predict how slowly or quickly current parts will become obsolete.


I have very little clue as to what makes a computer. I tend to being saving money until Spring 2015 when I will start this project with about $880-$1000


go to newegg.com and go to their DIY section under computer parts. they have decently detailed tutorials explaining computer parts. go on YouTube and search for Linus Tech Tips. he has a decent tutorial on how to actually build the pc.

basically it comes down to watching and reading a bunch of tutorials enough times that you understand it. for a build, just name your budget, what parts you have, and if you need a kb/m, monitor, OS, and speakers/headphones

also 2015 is a long time to wait to start asking what parts to get now. a few generations of GPUs and CPUs will have passed by then.
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#26ECOsvaldoPosted 10/28/2013 6:49:49 AM
Here you go, a gaming setup for under $900:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Uekk
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#27godplaysSNESPosted 10/28/2013 7:00:52 AM
Don't think too much about being "future proof", because that's not possible long term.

Right now, it's extra hard to say how long well today's PCs will stack up, because the next-gen consoles will prompt the engines to go forward again.
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