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Grahamula
Sat Dec 28 2013, 01:57PM


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Now that I have my Asus G75, it's time to help out my brother and his fiancée with selecting their budget gaming desktop.

Should handle: Guild Wars 2, random stuff, maybe Skyrim with a few mods?
Price range: up to $650

So far we are considering: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883229496

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883227508

http://www.overstock.com/Electronics/CyberpowerPC-Gamer-Ultra-GUA250-w-AMD-FX-4300-3.8GHz-Gaming-Computer/6325729/product.html?refccid=AI4M3TDAJH72QAKHWETP3J7ZII&searchid

But I know iBuypower is notorious for unreliability, and the videocard on the last Cyberpower rig looks way too weak.

Any suggestions and/or judgements? Thanks!







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frostmute
Sat Dec 28 2013, 02:09PM


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Take the $650 and build a better computer.







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Mama
Sat Dec 28 2013, 04:49PM


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frostmute wrote ...

Take the $650 and build a better computer.

This.







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8bitlove2a03
Sat Dec 28 2013, 07:19PM


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Don't buy iBuypower.







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TacosdeTripa
Sat Dec 28 2013, 09:58PM


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frostmute wrote ...

Take the $650 and build a better computer.









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8bitlove2a03
Sun Dec 29 2013, 07:24AM


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Guys, he's made two threads in two weeks asking for help buying computers. Typically that implies a certain lack of ability or giveafuckitude about the whole process. Besides, don't you think that if he could/wanted to build it himself, he'd be asking about parts instead Repeatedly quoting the obligatory and unhelpful "build it yourself" post which comes with no real guidance for accomplishing his goal isn't going to help him.









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frostmute
Sun Dec 29 2013, 10:11AM


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8bitlove2a03 wrote ...

Guys, he's made two threads in two weeks asking for help buying computers. Typically that implies a certain lack of ability or giveafuckitude about the whole process. Besides, don't you think that if he could/wanted to build it himself, he'd be asking about parts instead Repeatedly quoting the obligatory and unhelpful "build it yourself" post which comes with no real guidance for accomplishing his goal isn't going to help him.


HE ASKED FOR SUGGESTIONS / JUDGMENTS. CALM YOUR TITS.












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Grahamula
Mon Dec 30 2013, 02:53PM


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It's true, I've become rather incompetent when it comes to newer computer things. I'm just not used to having money so I don't even think about those things

That being said, I will attempt to figure out a list of pars that would work for $650

I guess a better question would be, "What are some cost effective parts that I should include in my build?"









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frostmute
Tue Dec 31 2013, 04:18PM


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http://pcpartpicker.com/

This site will help you IMMENSELY. You can sort each component by tons of filters, check for compatibility, compare price/performance, etc

It fucking rules.

On a budget, I would go with a high clock speed dual core processor (2.8GHz+), a motherboard that supports the bare minimum for you (based on ram and GPU selection) and a last or before-last gen video card (like a GTX550Ti or something).

Make sure you get a PSU that's high enough wattage to accommodate everything else... its a common mistake to forget that.

http://www.reddit.com/r/buildapc

Also, lurk around there and look at other budget pc builds that people have posted. They usually also include links to pcpartpicker for the builds as well.

Between those two resources, you shouldn't really have to look anywhere else for anything! Putting a box together is really personal preference on everything (as long as they all work together) as you can be as budget OR extravagant as you want to be. The trick comes in finding the best price VS performance deals at the given time that you've decided to look for parts.









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Skyhawk
Tue Dec 31 2013, 07:17PM



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And this, up-to-date weighted comparisons of CPUs, video cards, mainboards, etc. http://www.cpubenchmark.net/







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