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So whats the real cost of owning a pc, i see alot of folks claiming 800$ build?

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User Info: xavieris1984

xavieris1984
3 years ago#1
I mean my gtx 680 sc was 500 dollars alone when i got it, and thats not even including windows, keyboard, mouse, ram, processor, motherboard, psu, or case plus you need monitor, so what is the real cost of having one? Half the folks on this gamefaqs board are saying they can build a pc for 500-1000 dollars, tell me where to sign up please.

User Info: chimichanga XD

chimichanga XD
3 years ago#2
there are video cards that exist outside of the gtx 680

User Info: TiamatKiller

TiamatKiller
3 years ago#3
You simply don't buy a $400+ GPU, a $250+ CPU, a $150+ MOBO, etc...


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User Info: xavieris1984

xavieris1984
3 years ago#4
what i am saying that when i finished building my pc it was around 2500 with tax, and that is including a 1200 dollar hpzr 30 w at 1600p monitor and 160 dollar antec case.

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Reaper_Minion
3 years ago#5
$800 is good enough to build a mid-tier rig.
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User Info: xavieris1984

xavieris1984
3 years ago#6
then killer explain how you do it, because otherwise you are stuck with a prebuilt.

User Info: Bowsaa

Bowsaa
3 years ago#7
$800 will net you something in the upper midrange, easily.
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User Info: TiamatKiller

TiamatKiller
3 years ago#8
xavieris1984 posted...
what i am saying that when i finished building my pc it was around 2500 with tax, and that is including a 1200 dollar hpzr 30 w at 1600p monitor and 160 dollar antec case.


Do you not understand the concept of buying cheaper parts, or are you (successfully) just trolling us?
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User Info: xavieris1984

xavieris1984
3 years ago#9
how could you do it for 800 bucks thier is now fn way, monitor and everything.

User Info: Shub

Shub
3 years ago#10
Of course there is a way, you just have to shop smart and pick parts you can afford, this isn't rocket science. $600 is a great starting point if you don't need an OS and a monitor, and if you need those, well, that can be done for $800.
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