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Best gaming pc companies?

#1mfpolaskyPosted 12/2/2013 9:27:07 AM
I've been looking to get into pc gaming. Just wondering what're some of the best pc gaming companies. I've looked at ibuypower, xidax, origin, etc. I'd be looking to make a $1500 pc.

Would building be the best way to go? If so any sites that update regularly on updated gaming builds???
#2SzymaaPosted 12/2/2013 9:33:45 AM
The single best company for gaming PCs is DoItYourself Inc.

They don't charge for labor and come with free lifetime support!
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#3taco_ninja393Posted 12/2/2013 9:35:07 AM
build yourself

something falcon website
#4Ha_D00DPosted 12/2/2013 9:44:53 AM
For $1500, you could build something significantly more powerful than what a pre-built website will give you for that kind of money. I built the PC in my sig 8 months ago for $1100 and its still stronger than what those cheap ass websites will give you. If you only spent $1100 today, you could unquestionably build a better PC than what I have with updated hardware. Those websites overcharge for old parts and OVERcharge for newer parts. Just bite the damn bullet and build it yourself. It isn't hard to learn how and if you don't have 2-3 hours out of a day to assemble it, how do you plan to find the time to game?
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#5Flaktrooper123Posted 12/2/2013 9:47:13 AM
Yup, someone ordered a $2100 build from one of those site the other day. Then I actually realize that he can actually get the exactly the same thing as my PC (without keyboard,mouse, and monitor) for just $1900, and it is better in every way.
#6Ch3wyPosted 12/2/2013 9:50:44 AM
If you find a company that does high end prebuilts for cheaper than a self built with mostly the same specs, it's likely because they cut corners and your computer will explode at one point or another.

Which doesn't make a lot of sense since mass producing should be cheaper. But that's just how it is.

ecollegepc is a good middle ground if you don't want to build one though. If you buy the GPU separately it doesn't cost you all that much more, and they have 3 year warranties included.
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#7ezekiel702Posted 12/2/2013 9:52:51 AM
Build your own. It's easy as hell.
#8mfpolasky(Topic Creator)Posted 12/2/2013 10:12:01 AM
Okay. I'll look into building a rig myself. Just wondering if there is a good site that updates on gaming builds regularly so I could have something to base my build on.

I was also wondering, do you think building an AMD build would be more beneficial since the new consoles are based on AMD technology. Just questioning to build AMD or Intel based.
#9mfpolasky(Topic Creator)Posted 12/2/2013 10:14:38 AM
Also, would a $1500 rig be able to run most games on "ultra" settings?
#10MahoganyTooth92Posted 12/2/2013 10:16:24 AM(edited)
This board generally recommends Nvidia/Intel rather than AMD

In my personal opinion, I'd recommend an Intel/AMD build. I've heard a lot that AMD cards are as good as Nvidias' for less, but I'd recommend Intel processors as my AMD CPU runs games rather poorly.

And building your own gaming PC is FAR better than buying.

mfpolasky posted...
Also, would a $1500 rig be able to run most games on "ultra" settings?

Easily, assuming we're not counting ridiculous options like ubersampling.