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Purchase Template: Should I Build or Buy A New Gaming Computer


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#1 TerminatorKill9

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 08:37 PM

Should I build or buy a new desktop. I will be shopping on black friday for good deals. This means that it could go over my budget but not very much.

 

Laptop or Desktop? Desktop

 

My budget for the new computer is: $2000

What are the primary uses for this computer (IE: mail, web browsing, programming, games, etc)? I will be using it as my main computer. I will be playing games and programming on it. Also will be using for school.

What software do you intend on using on the computer? I intend to use a lot of different software.

Do you play games? If so, what type of games? I play most types of games and I have been getting into games that are more taxing on my current system.

Do you tend to have a lot of programs running at the same time, or do you close every program when you are done using it? I will usually have two to five programs running at the same time depending on what I am doing.

Do you store a lot of pictures or music on the computer? No

Will you be overclocking? No

Location for online shopping/shipment/prices? Ohio

How many monitors are you planning to use? I am only using one right now but I plan to use atleast two.

Do you need peripherals? OS? I am planing on getting a new mouse and keyboard.

Any particular reason why you are upgrading?
I need a computer that can cope with the stress of high demmanding games.

 

My computer is:

https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03363664

 

My monitor is:

http://www.samsung.com/ca/monitors/curved-cf396/

 

My headset is:

 

https://www2.razerzone.com/au-en/gaming-audio/razer-tiamat-71



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#2 hamluis

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 04:57 AM

In regard to the basic question raised...building a system gives a user greater flexibility when it comes to assessing problems, upgrading individual components in an ever-changing market, and much greater flexibility in selection of individual components.

 

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 01:43 PM

Location for online shopping/shipment/prices? Ohio

OK, are there any shops in Ohio that can build computer from parts you choose? Or can you order from shops like Origin or Cyberpowerpc etc that allow customization?

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 09:52 PM

I know someone who knows how to and would be willing to help me build a computer. There is atleast one place near me that will build a computer from parts I choose. Not exactly sure what you mean by your last question. Could you explaine what your mean by it?



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Posted 16 September 2017 - 03:04 AM

OK, so because you know someone that can build your computer, we only need to select parts. Ignore my last question.

Next question is, what monitor you are planning to use? Or what kind of monitor you are planning to buy soon?

Edited by Drillingmachine, 16 September 2017 - 03:04 AM.


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Posted 16 September 2017 - 10:39 PM

I am planning on using the monitor that I put above for my main monitor. Not sure on what I will be getting for my second. Nothing that is as expensive as that one. Probably one less than $200.



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Posted 17 September 2017 - 02:28 AM

What monitor specs are greatly affect on video card. So like will it be 1080p 60Hz, 1080p 144 Hz, 1440p 60 Hz, 1440p "more than 60 Hz" etc.

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Posted 17 September 2017 - 10:06 PM

I am not exactly sure what your mean but I went into the setting on my monitor and it said "Optimal Mode 1920x1080 60Hz"



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Posted 18 September 2017 - 01:38 AM

That's FullHD 60 Hz then. And if I understood right, that is going to be your primary monitor? If that is right, then I can make some recommendations.

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Posted 18 September 2017 - 10:44 PM

Yes that's right. I would greatly appreciate any recommendations.



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Posted 19 September 2017 - 07:31 AM

So I suggest you get something following (depending on prices of Black Friday deals course):

- Ryzen 5 1600X/Ryzen 7 1700/Ryzen 7 1700X/Ryzen 7 1800X
- AM4 motherboard with X370 chipset
- DDR4 3000 or 3200 MHz 16GB
- Fast M.2 SSD

Case, PSU, video card etc depending on Black Friday prices and so.




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