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As the title says it's crap, so I am starting this thread so I can ask what kind of computer is not crap.

Also if it is not crap is it affordable because everytime I go to the computer store here they always say "This one is pretty good" then I say, "how much?" then they say, "$2,000 or more."

So if you have an opinion that is affordable and good please reply.

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PCs are in general more expensive atm because the prices for HDs are triple so high as usually. (This is caused by the flood in Thailand)

For which purpose do you use your PC?

An office PC costs around 700$

A normal gaming PC ~1300$

And only a high end PC should be above 2000$

But keep in mind I am from Austria(Europe) so the prices in the USA are maybe different

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I have a Gateway with Windows XP.. It's prolly not the best compared to the toher stuff out there, but it does what I want it to (internet, photoshop, watch stuff, and w/e else there is to do..) ^^

I got it for $930+ or so I think ^__^

I heard Dell's are good, but stay away from the lower then $500 range ^^

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MOBO:

ASRock Fatal1ty 990FX Professional AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157267

$189.99

ASRock 970 EXTREME4 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157262

$109.99

MEMORY:

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314

$43.99

Not recommended for over-clocking

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) Desktop Memory Model F3-16000CL9D-8GBRM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231407

Now: $124.99

Good over-clocking ability

CPU:

AMD FX-8150 Zambezi 3.6GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor FD8150FRGUBOX

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103960

Now: $269.99

AMD FX-4100 Zambezi 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor FD4100WMGUSBX

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103996

Now: $119.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007671%2050001028%20600213781&IsNodeId=1&name=Socket%20AM3%2b

MASTER-LIST

GPU:

EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) FPB 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130625

$134.99

EVGA 03G-P3-1596-AR GeForce GTX 590 (Fermi) Classified 3072MB 768-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130693

$749.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007709%2050001402%20600094002&IsNodeId=1&name=GeForce%20GTX%20500%20series

MASTER-LIST

READ THIS: http://www.evga.com/support/stepup/

INFORMATIONAL

PSU:

OCZ ZX Series 1000W Fully-Modular 80PLUS Gold High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341045

$199.99

CASE:

Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042

$59.99

HDD:

I wouldn't touch this market sector with a 10 foot pole as the floods in Thailand really messed it up. Research and purchase at your own risk. I would use your current HDD's as they will still work IF they are SATA 1/2/3

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007603%20600003483%20600003334&IsNodeId=1&name=64MB

Optical-Drive:

Your current one should work fine if its SATA 1/2/3

POINTERS:

Theres a good price range for hardware.

AMD/NVIDIA/GSkill branded. Intel/Ati guys can throw in their 2 cents.

The prices are STOCK prices, and some of them do have MIR's

The case and psu I recommended will last you 10 yrs or more if you take good care of em.

1000W is ALOT of power.

I own all the above brands and they havent failed me yet.

HOW TO PUT IT TOGETHER:

d_56kyib-Ls

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Master App: I strongly recommend if you want to save yourself 1K USD to build your own. You will also know your computer inside and out and it wont come with the bloat-ware a prebuilt tends to come with.

Choose from 1 of each of the above motherboards, gfx cards, and memory kit. The price-range is HUGE and if you dont know much about computers it will teach you a thing or two.

Right now the most affordable but lasting investment to make video card wise is the 2WIN GTX 560 Ti that EVGA has out.

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One of the best computer is one that you build your self. Just remember if you go this route make sure you get a top motherbroad most every thing else is a easy upgrade.

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I built my own pc, cost me £800 in total, and its a gaming beast

I think £800 is like $1400USD, not sure, but i saved a lot of money by putting the parts in myself, maybe its worth you doing that.

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Master App what's your budget? That's usually the most important question and from there we can lead you through.

Anyway for all those telling him to DIY for some people the thought of breaking a $500 piece of hardware is not very tempting; you can buy parts separately and pay some computer blokes ~$120 or so (depends how well you know them of course) to build it for you.

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But your not looking at the big picture by building it your self when it comes time to upgrade you only have to buy a piece at a time an still have a computer that worth talking about. You may spend a little more up front. But I think it worth it in the long run.

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But your not looking at the big picture by building it your self when it comes time to upgrade you only have to buy a piece at a time an still have a computer that worth talking about. You may spend a little more up front. But I think it worth it in the long run.

I agree in doing DIY (I did for my comp) but it seems that he might not be up for it. It's fine though; not everyone can be good at everything.

Oh and don't use G.Skill - Two DDR3 RAM kits out of two goofing up and bought separately is not a good trend...

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I agree in doing DIY (I did for my comp) but it seems that he might not be up for it. It's fine though; not everyone can be good at everything.

Oh and don't use G.Skill - Two DDR3 RAM kits out of two goofing up and bought separately is not a good trend...

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Late reply, but here is my guide if you are still wondering what kind of parts to buy. The guide's aimed at beginner system builders, but you can still use info from some of the sections to choose a prebuilt computer (e.g. CPU/GPU still apply, but mobo/PSU do not).

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Mate get Acer Predator G5900 its pretty cheap and really good and the only game i cant run on full settings is battlefield 3 with everything on ultra =]

Its Worth checking out mate

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