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Which Computer is best?


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#1 ChrisML

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 12:05 AM

ok, i have a problem, i really like video games, especially on pc but i am a complete noob when it comes to what hardware is good or what computer i should get.
i was told by a friend to look on ebay, since thats where he got his...
ive found three computers that are about in my budget range (thank god im splitting the bill with my roommates)
are any of these good? which is best? or am i just better off going to best buy?

http://cgi.ebay.com/Custom-Built-core-i7-G...%3A1|240%3A1318

http://cgi.ebay.com/EXTREME-GAMING-COMPUTE...%3A1|240%3A1318

http://cgi.ebay.com/BattleWare-Gaming-Comp...%3A1|240%3A1318

I would like to be able to play all of the recent game titles on all high settings, especially crysis and fallout 3, i would also like it to be fairly future proof, as i cant just drop 5k every year. :thumbsup:

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 01:38 AM

EBay? I don't suggest buying something like a PC from there, you don't know much about the seller and a litany of problems can occur. If you build the PC yourself, or know someone who will do it for you, you can get a fully loaded PC for about $2000 less, but since you're a complete newbie, you might not feel comfortable doing that. That said, for your price range, you might want to consider going to a boutique builder and having them build the PC for you. Boutiques are more expensive, but they have very good service (usually) and offer premium high performance PC's with quality components.

Suggested Boutiques
Puget Systems - They make excellent systems, but they are in Washington state making shipping expensive if you live on the east coast.
Maingear - My last PC purchase was from them, their PC's are expensive but you get what you paid for. They are located in New Jersey making them a better choice than Puget if you live on the east coast.
Velocity Micro - A boutique builder with affordable prices, their quality has slipped slightly but they are still better than the major manufacturers like Dell and HP.

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#3 ChrisML

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 04:01 PM

ok, ill see about checking it out! Thanks for the advice!




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