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?
HAF 922 | i5 firstname.lastname@example.org | Hyper 212 Evo | P8Z77-V LK | Sapphire 7970 DualX@1150/1600 | 8GB G.Skill Ripjaws | SeaSonic 620w | Mushkin120GB |AND I PLAY CONSOLES
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.
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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