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2 years ago#1
Is it better to build your own pc, or does it really matter?
2 years ago#2
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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2 years ago#3
Buy prebuilt if you dont know what your doing. But if you build it yourself, you'll pay cheaper, higher quality products.
2 years ago#4
Alienware has good computers though? But anyways I understand what you mean.
2 years ago#5
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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2 years ago#6
I can build it myself but I didn't know if it was worth it or not,
2 years ago#7
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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2 years ago#8
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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2 years ago#9
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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2 years ago#10
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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