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#1 noobbuilder

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 08:43 PM

hey all i am looking to build my first pc oon a budget of 400US... Only thing i mostly do convert an burn movies an i do  a little bit of gaming... i was looking at this

 

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=9595624&CatId=7718

 

I would like some opinions on that set up or if i can build a nice set up for the budget i am looking tp spend.. any idea would be highly appriciated :bananas:



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Posted 11 February 2015 - 04:24 AM

My opinion is that if you have a limited budget a manufactured machine is the only way to go.  Mostly due to the Microsoft OS eating $100 of your budget.  Since Tiger Direct require java script I am unable to view your link, I briefly saw that it was an eight core AMD machine.



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Posted 11 February 2015 - 06:49 AM

It is actually a rather decent machine for the price.  This barebones kit does not come with a GPU or operating system.  You will need to add about $150 or so for a GPU and another $100 for Windows.  It is extremely unlikely you'll be able to build a full PC, OS and all, for $400.  $400 is even stretching it for a pre-built desktop PC.


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Posted 11 February 2015 - 03:08 PM

My opinion is that if you have a limited budget a manufactured machine is the only way to go.  

I have to agree.

 

When I built my system, I thought that by selecting just the right hardware I could get a system cheaper than a pre-built system. Since then, I have seen less expensive machines with most of the same or similar hardware (mostly they just lack an SSD). I probably could have gone with a pre-built system, added what I thought it needed, and saved $50 to $100.



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Posted 11 February 2015 - 11:04 PM

My opinion is that if you have a limited budget a manufactured machine is the only way to go.

I have to agree.
 
When I built my system, I thought that by selecting just the right hardware I could get a system cheaper than a pre-built system. Since then, I have seen less expensive machines with most of the same or similar hardware (mostly they just lack an SSD). I probably could have gone with a pre-built system, added what I thought it needed, and saved $50 to $100.

In the long run a self built PC is much better as it allows for flexability in upgrading and will end up costing less since you can throw more parts at it than a manufacture built PC.

But as everyone else is saying, you are going to need a bit more of a budget to buld one your self. I would say $700 or so. I believe my first PC I built cost me $750. I would say save up a couple hundred more then get your parts.

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