New computer

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Learning Curve
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I'm looking for a new computer (mainly for gaming) to get within the next month. I need help with finding a good deal since I have been looking and can't find it exactly. I earned $1200 over the summer and that's what I have to get the computer. I would like to spend only around $1000 on the computer itself so I have a couple hundred for other stuff. If anyone could help me with this that would be great.

My second question is sound. I play the drums right next to my current old computer. Is that bad for the computer? It's very loud.
 

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  • #2
Pengwuino
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Do you want to buy a pre-made one or do you want to build your own?

And as far as the drums go... there's a few things that might come loose over a long period of time but there probably isn't anything to worry about. At the most, something will stop working in the long run because its connector fell off or something falls. Grab a screwdriver and put it back in :P
 
  • #3
Learning Curve
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well I am just going to buy it premade because I haven't made a computer since the turn of the century :redface:
 
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blimkie
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i would sugest building your own if you have knowledge of hardware. Check www.tigerdirect.com has good deals for motherboards and processors bundled together also barebone kits are nice
damnit now i seem like a salesman for the website!
 
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dduardo
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Newegg is better than tigerdirect.
 
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blimkie
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ill have to check newegg out cause i am planning to build a new pc soon, but i like to use tiger direct because they have a Canadian version of the stie as well with the Canadian prices
 
  • #7
Pengwuino
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newegg is opening (or possibly already did) a Canadian division. Canucks rejoic... ****, how do you spell that word.
 
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The_Professional
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Learning Curve said:
I'm looking for a new computer (mainly for gaming) to get within the next month. I need help with finding a good deal since I have been looking and can't find it exactly. I earned $1200 over the summer and that's what I have to get the computer. I would like to spend only around $1000 on the computer itself so I have a couple hundred for other stuff. If anyone could help me with this that would be great.

Before you buy online check out: http://www.resellerratings.com. Read the reviews of whichever company you're planning to buy on.

Spending $1000 is really small if you want games to run decent.
 
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dduardo
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You don't need to spend $1000 to run games decently. A $600 machine is fine.

My computer is around $400 (After Rebates) and works very well. Spend the extra $200 on upgrading to the lastest graphics card. Shopping around for the best prices is key.
 

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