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Give me a PC config for 1000 bucks

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by lakim0, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. lakim0

    lakim0 BANNED BANNED

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    Hey guys,

    I have over 1000 bucks to buy a new PC (not monitor, keyboard and dynamics), only Processor (system block).

    If you had $1000, how will you build it ?

    I don't need it for games, but I guess I'll be able to buy a good V card with this money.

    Anyway, I need your advices.

    Regards, lakim0.
     
  2. Junkfood00

    Junkfood00 Elite Member

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    Before clueless people start jumping casting their recommendations knowing nothing about how the market works, you have to provide us with: where you live and if you are going to order online from another country. Prices vary a lot from country to country and if you want to order online, you're going to have to pay import tax and VAT which ranges from 12% to 25%, don't let the low prices fool you, there is more it, just so you don't get surprised.
     
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  3. Duffers5000

    Duffers5000 Elite Member

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    Zapdos gave me excellent info when I was buying a Gaming PC for my son.

    I presume it was good advice as I havent seen my son in three months !!
     
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  4. lakim0

    lakim0 BANNED BANNED

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    I'll order them on newegg, don't worry about taxes, it's just random price, $1000 is for parts only, not for taxes :)
     
  5. Junkfood00

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    Alright, but just so you know. 25% VAT on $1000+shipping can turn your costs more than $1250. I've been there with my first big purchase online and I learned the lesson.
     
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  6. lakim0

    lakim0 BANNED BANNED

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    Really ? I live in Europe, Hardawre shops are way too expensive here, what would you suggest ?
     
  7. Panther28

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    Buy a second hand one on gumtree, you can usually pic up high spec machines that someone has went bust financing, plus you can haggle them down another 20% when you get to the door waving the cash.
     
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  8. Junkfood00

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    If I was you, I'd do the following:

    - If I'm a student, I'd check if there are discounts for students

    - I'd lookup the deals for the week, but often, deals are on pre-built systems

    - If you're still going to order from newegg, I'd talk to the merchant about the customs declaration whether they could manipulate it to a value below the threshold so you don't have to pay VAT (price and shipping count), but many prefer to not do it due to legal issues. If your item gets lost in transit, you might get reimbursed only the amount that stands on the declaration.

    - Buy the hardwares on classifieds from people who bought the wrong items, or get used ones.

    - Make more money and buy directly from your local store
     
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  9. zonfar

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    I bought a killer PC for a little less than $500 (although I already have a video card and HDD)

    Just go to newegg, and get the higher up AMD 8 core 3.8ghz bulldozer processor which is around $180. Get a decent case that looks cool to you and has decent reviews (no less than $50, and a lot of them come with a power supply) Make sure the power supply you get has at least 450w, add 16gb of ddr3 ram. I would say you would be fine adding just a regular sata drive (at least 1tb) but some people swear by SSD's. If you need space for things, get a regular sata. If storage isn't a main concern, get a minimum 128gb ssd, but I would recommend a 250gb which you can find for ~$150. Rest of the money can go into a video card, just go to video cards and top reviewed and make sure the video card can work with the min 450w power supply.

    It all depends on your preference.
    You should have money left over even, which you could use for more ram/dvd drive/wireless adapter/etc...
     
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  10. loucappozzoli

    loucappozzoli Newbie

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    personally I always use Ebay myself. The last pc i got myself with 2gb vid card 8gb ram 3.6mhz processor was around 300. I don't doubt if you look long enough that you can get a real good unit for 1000.
     
  11. bryanmoneey

    bryanmoneey Regular Member

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    I use a PC which cost me around 500$. It is basically good enough for what I do, from Adobe applications, I also record games with Fraps with it.

    Specs are intel i5-3540 @ 3.10 GHZ
    4 gig RAM
    2 gig video card
    500 gig storage
    I use external drives for extra storage.

    I'm planning to purchase a new one and pump it with lights and cooling systems :)