Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Lucy1984, Jun 3, 2012.
Looking to get a gaming PC, thinking no more than $1300 - any suggestions?
Don't buy alienware, they'll rip you off.
Learn about PC components, do your research and build your own. Would save you a lot of money and you will know how to upgrade it in the future
Build your own.
EG of gaming pc in my opinion should be like : i7 processor, 8 GB ram, 4gb graphic card.
See the reviews and buy it, assemble it yourself.
+1 for building your own. I use tigerdirect for building my desktops.
If you wanna get into pure gaming then get a xbox or PS 3
For pc, go with Alienware configs
I have heard that Alienware and Asus both make good gaming PCs.
However if I was you I would read up on PC Hardware and build your
Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz
MSI Z77A-GD65 LGA 1155
CORSAIR DOMINATOR 8GB (4 x 2GB) DDR3 1600
Corsair Force GT 60GB SATA III
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200 64MB SATA 6.0Gb/s
GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 560 1GB 256-bit GDDR5
SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold 650W
Antec Three Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case
Build your own using Newegg, TigerDirect, and/or eBay.
Alienware pc's are nice. But as others already mentioned, they are overpriced.
Don't make the same mistake as I did and buy 4 GB RAM only. It's definitely not enough for any newer game. RAM is really cheap nowadays, so buy at least 8 GB.
Next thing what is important is the graphic card fan. It seems like some graphic card manufacturer tend to put the crappiest fans on earth on their $400 cards. One of those damn fans has blown up my whole pc one summer. $2200 down the drain because of a shitty fan! So take a good look at the fan. Is is cheap and crappy don't buy it.
Same goes for the CPU fan, especially if you buy an AMD. Don't save on the wrong things and buy a decent Papst or Zalman fan.
Well I'll take the "build your own PC" suggestions as compliments because that is probably the last thing I am skilled in. I was thinking of the ASUS G75 - Best Buy has it for under $1300 and the reviews seem to pretty high from various sites I've looked at. Tiger Direct has it listed for $1400. I did see a handful of negative reviews on AlienWare.
I have to agree with building your own pc, you get what you want and it will be a lot!! More cheaper trust me on that one. If you can do some research as well it will make it a lot easier as only certain components work with each other.
yah mate, build your own pc. It's not hard. It might look complicated in the beginning but it's like building lego
Don't buy alienware, you'll save a lot by putting together your own.
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