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Building your own gaming pc

#1PcGaMeRMARLEYPosted 11/23/2013 9:41:08 PM
Is it better to build your own pc, or does it really matter?
#2KabtheMentatPosted 11/23/2013 9:44:19 PM
Yeah, because you can buy higher quality parts for less than if you went with a prebuilt by one of these douchebag companies like iBUYPOWER or Alienware.
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#3KainstryderPosted 11/23/2013 9:47:49 PM
Buy prebuilt if you dont know what your doing. But if you build it yourself, you'll pay cheaper, higher quality products.
#4PcGaMeRMARLEY(Topic Creator)Posted 11/23/2013 9:47:56 PM
Alienware has good computers though? But anyways I understand what you mean.
#5TheC0ndemnedOnePosted 11/23/2013 9:52:21 PM
PcGaMeRMARLEY posted...
Alienware has good computers though? But anyways I understand what you mean.


Alienware actually isn't bad and sometimes it seems like they have stuff that no one else has. I heard their military discounts are pretty good, too.

However, they can be pretty stupidly expensive. And they are owned by Dell now. Unless you're aiming for ultra-high end, there's always a few other brands that make stuff just as good for much cheaper.
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#6PcGaMeRMARLEY(Topic Creator)Posted 11/23/2013 9:57:25 PM
I can build it myself but I didn't know if it was worth it or not,
#7MrMonkhousePosted 11/23/2013 10:00:33 PM
Just follow a Youtube vid such as the Newegg one that I used to build mine:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_56kyib-Ls

It might be a bit different depending on which parts you get, but in general its the same process that I followed and build worked fine.

I wouldn't even recommend buying an Alienware comp unless you have money to blow and want unnecessary high end ultra specs.
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#8MrMonkhousePosted 11/23/2013 10:01:30 PM
PcGaMeRMARLEY posted...
I can build it myself but I didn't know if it was worth it or not,


It's gonna be worth it and more likely better than the pre built ones you buy at the store.
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#9Last Grand MageX2Posted 11/23/2013 10:14:23 PM
PcGaMeRMARLEY posted...
Alienware has good computers though? But anyways I understand what you mean.


He's not saying that Alienware PCs are bad, but Alienware is typically going to cost more than comparable builds, even from other pre-built manufacturers. You're paying a premium for the brand name, not because you're getting a superior product.

Personally I'd rather have the PC I built over an Alienware with the same specs and price because mine doesn't have all sorts of flashing LEDs and other silly nonsense.
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#10TheMoonJumperPosted 11/23/2013 10:29:42 PM
Kainstryder posted...
Buy prebuilt if you dont know what your doing. But if you build it yourself, you'll pay cheaper, higher quality products.


I had no idea what I was doing and built my PC no problem.

YouTube is your friend.
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