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Is this a good buy? Will I be able play most games on this?

#21BadVodka(Topic Creator)Posted 4/30/2014 2:55:46 AM
AnatomyHorror posted...
LIke another dude said, go to http://www.ecollegepc.com


I heard they can't be trusted because cut corners in places to make profit. I could be wrong.
#22kingjosh1876Posted 4/30/2014 4:17:17 AM
BadVodka posted...
NathanisDrake posted...
Yes, it'lll run most games relatively well on high settings. But you could definitely do better for $1000 if you build your own. It's not really bad per se, but I personally wouldn't recommend that build for that very reason.


I can't build a PC. My mind is not geared that way. Building PC takes some intelligence. This is to many ways for me to mess up.


So how do you expect to competently play games like EVE Online and Europa Universalis?
#23PhilOnDezPosted 4/30/2014 4:34:20 AM
BadVodka posted...
AnatomyHorror posted...
LIke another dude said, go to http://www.ecollegepc.com


I heard they can't be trusted because cut corners in places to make profit. I could be wrong.


You literally tell them what to use for every component. The only place they could cut corners would be like on the sata cables or something which doesn't matter at all compared to a random prebuilt where they only advertise the top shelf ingredients while doing their best to hide the mystery meat.

As for building it yourself, it's easy as hell and hard to screw up. The parts aren't fragile, they're made to survive shipping twice and being handled down the line. They're not indestructible but you pretty much have to be trying to break something as long as you keep the parts in the package until you're ready for them. Even if you do end up breaking something though you'll likely still come out cheaper than buying a prebuilt, that's how much they overcharge by.
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#24bobhome2Posted 4/30/2014 4:48:10 AM
BadVodka posted...
AnatomyHorror posted...
LIke another dude said, go to http://www.ecollegepc.com


I heard they can't be trusted because cut corners in places to make profit. I could be wrong.


Pretty much all the companies making pre-builts cut corners. May I ask why all your choices are AMD? By the $1500 mark, you should be looking at an Intel processor, and a good one at that.
#25ATARIJAWAPosted 4/30/2014 6:40:37 AM
BadVodka posted...
These are the games I would like to play. All on high graphic detail and resolution. Would this computer be able do that?

Galactic Civilizations III
http://store.steampowered.com/app/226860/

Sins of a Solar EmpireŽ: Rebellion
http://store.steampowered.com/app/204880/

Europa Universalis IV
http://store.steampowered.com/app/236850/

DayZ
http://store.steampowered.com/app/221100/

EVE Online
http://store.steampowered.com/app/8500/

Wargame: Red Dragon
http://store.steampowered.com/app/251060/


All CPU heavy games. Get an Intel CPU.
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#26DawnshadowPosted 4/30/2014 10:26:22 AM(edited)
BadVodka posted...
AnatomyHorror posted...
LIke another dude said, go to http://www.ecollegepc.com


I heard they can't be trusted because cut corners in places to make profit. I could be wrong.


You're wrong (or thinking of another company.) I ordered my current computer from them-- you can literally specify every single part they use for it down to the brand name (although a few options don't specify a brand-- I just asked for a hard drive because my existing one was pretty old and got a Toshiba, so it's probably whatever decent brand they can get the best price on when the build is done.) and all the parts are exactly what I asked for. You can actually go and look at reviews on other websites for every part you pick. They make their profit by charging more than what the parts cost if you just buy them off Newegg and put them together yourself.

The only big criticism is that their video cards are pretty consistently overpriced for how easy they are to install, but you can do that part yourself if you really want to-- they're one of the easiest parts to install. Just ask them to leave the PCI-E power cable in place for it; you click it into the slot on the motherboard and plug in the cable and you're set.

http://www.ecollegepc.com/intel-core-i5-4670-cpu-gaming.html I would suggest using this as a base and customizing to your liking. Make sure you add an OS.
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#27Joni_CunninghamPosted 4/30/2014 10:24:23 AM(edited)
why do people always act like you need to be a mechanical engineer in order to build a pc
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#28BadVodka(Topic Creator)Posted 4/30/2014 7:18:54 PM
DarkZV2Beta posted...
BadVodka posted...
NathanisDrake posted...
Yes, it'lll run most games relatively well on high settings. But you could definitely do better for $1000 if you build your own. It's not really bad per se, but I personally wouldn't recommend that build for that very reason.


I can't build a PC. My mind is not geared that way. Building PC takes some intelligence. This is to many ways for me to mess up.


Do you know how to use a screwdriver?
Howabout a wall socket?
A toaster?

Bamf, you know how to PC.

Its a little more complicated then that.
#29BadVodka(Topic Creator)Posted 4/30/2014 7:21:11 PM
bobhome2 posted...
BadVodka posted...
AnatomyHorror posted...
LIke another dude said, go to http://www.ecollegepc.com


I heard they can't be trusted because cut corners in places to make profit. I could be wrong.


Pretty much all the companies making pre-builts cut corners. May I ask why all your choices are AMD? By the $1500 mark, you should be looking at an Intel processor, and a good one at that.

I heard that AMD was cheaper then Intel. And that in the end they mostly the same.
#30DarkZV2BetaPosted 4/30/2014 8:44:10 PM
BadVodka posted...
DarkZV2Beta posted...
BadVodka posted...
NathanisDrake posted...
Yes, it'lll run most games relatively well on high settings. But you could definitely do better for $1000 if you build your own. It's not really bad per se, but I personally wouldn't recommend that build for that very reason.


I can't build a PC. My mind is not geared that way. Building PC takes some intelligence. This is to many ways for me to mess up.


Do you know how to use a screwdriver?
Howabout a wall socket?
A toaster?

Bamf, you know how to PC.

Its a little more complicated then that.


It isn't, actually. These parts are made to be assembled. They come with clear instructions, and most things only fit together one way.
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