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User Info: XianCe

XianCe
5 years ago#1
but I'm completely clueless about the parts, graphics cards, etc. I don't even know the basics, to be honest. I'd read up on these things, but I'm just too lazy..

I was thinking of just buying alienware, but my knowing that an acquaintance of mine actually built one of his own made me want to do the same.

I would want my PC to play on high settings with Guild Wars 2, Planetside 2, Final Fantasy XIV (waiting for 2.0), games along those lines.

I watched this video and I was thinking of just following this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FJwb2VPaN4&feature=relmfu
I'd prefer to go a little cheaper if possible.

I don't know, man. I wanted to get into this kind of stuff since I recently got a job. Should I try or should I just say '**** it' and buy an alienware?
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User Info: ihumpmypillow89

ihumpmypillow89
5 years ago#2
Budget? Do you need mouse keyboard moniter etc?
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User Info: turbogoon

turbogoon
5 years ago#3
Get an alienware. People who build their own PC's are just a notch above console peasants.

User Info: XianCe

XianCe
5 years ago#4
Yes, I do need those things. I lost everything when my brother took back his PC.

And let's say my budget is $1500-$1600 (just for now)
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User Info: daveyman23

daveyman23
5 years ago#5
XianCe posted...
Yes, I do need those things. I lost everything when my brother took back his PC.

And let's say my budget is $1500-$1600 (just for now)


then you could get an awesome computer and some nice peripherals.

User Info: DV8ingSources

DV8ingSources
5 years ago#6
Build for sure bud. 1500-1600 will net you a great self built pc and only a mediocre alienware.
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User Info: XianCe

XianCe
5 years ago#7
Okay, how about a PC as low as $1000? Can I run the games (in my first post) on high settings if I would only spend that much money?
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User Info: Snuckie7

Snuckie7
5 years ago#8
^$1000 for a tower will be likely enough to max most games, but you have to subtract from that sum with every peripheral you need.
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User Info: kjb1687

kjb1687
5 years ago#9
You can start here as a small reference one of the best building guides out there.

http://i1002.photobucket.com/albums/af150/The_FalconO6/CurrentLogicalPCBuyingGuide/Guide.png

User Info: XianCe

XianCe
5 years ago#10
From: kjb1687 | #009
You can start here as a small reference one of the best building guides out there.

http://i1002.photobucket.com/albums/af150/The_FalconO6/CurrentLogicalPCBuyingGuide/Guide.png

Oh, thanks! I was going to ask if someone can post one, but this will do nicely!
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