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#1 decsjr

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 06:55 AM

Hey

I would not say I am hugely literate when it comes to knowing all the specs on a PC and their standards.

But seen as I have been a console gamer mostly, I am looking to buy a stock pc.

I am looking at a lot of travel, so it would greatly prefered if it where small.

Tough ask I know especially cause I want it to be able to play some of the main stream title (triple A's) 

 The one that caught my eye was the  xi3 piston : http://www.xi3.com/piston , however i have read some mixed reviews.

I was wondering if any of you knew whether or not their marketing is to be trusted or if there is something else out there that is similiar,

but with maybe a better graphics card.

Thanks so much!

 

edit:

Absolute maxiumum I can make this summer is about $2000 so it would preferable if it was under that amount.


Edited by decsjr, 19 June 2014 - 07:21 AM.


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#2 Kilroy

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 02:41 PM

Marketing is not to be trusted.  It doesn't matter who's marketing.

 

Okay, thought you were looking for a laptop.  You might want to check out Falcon Northwest's Fragbox



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Posted 24 June 2014 - 08:04 AM

http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/LandingPages/FangBattleBox/

 

That may be one of the best options for what you ware looking for. I have bought 3 PCs from them and have had 0 issues, and their support is pretty good if anything happens.



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Posted 25 June 2014 - 05:38 AM

http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/LandingPages/FangBattleBox/

 

That may be one of the best options for what you ware looking for. I have bought 3 PCs from them and have had 0 issues, and their support is pretty good if anything happens.

 

I've owned one laptop and one PC from these guys - - the site looks sketchy, but the builds are solid and hold up well. The one time I had to call support, they were polite, knowledgeable, and surprisingly helpful. The magazine ads, cheesy website with silly names for pre-configured models (which look heavy on LEDs, but light on quality), and suspiciously low prices don't inspire confidence, but under all that crap they are a reliable option. Of course, if you have the cash and don't mind paying extra for a name, go with falcon northwest or xidax... They are both excellent semi-custom online companies, and you can't go wrong with either.

 

No matter what you end up picking - brand or retailer - you are going to find people adamantly opposed and single-mindedly enthusiastic about your particular choice; research is a good idea, but don't forget that ultimately it's your money and your choice...



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