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Windows 7: should I build my own gaming rig or buy one pre built?

27 Jun 2011   #1
randomgibberish

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 
should I build my own gaming rig or buy one pre built?

I want to know 2 things would it be cheaper to build my own gaming rig or buy one pre built. And what kind of rig could I build with 600 dollars cause I really wanted to test out that intel core i9 processor.

P.S. Please name parts that I could use and I don't want stuff you go to wal-mart to buy that stuff is unreliable.


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27 Jun 2011   #2
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You aren't going to really get a gaming computer prebuilt for $600. And you are going to just skate by on trying to build one yourself for this price.

Here is an article from Maximum PC that covers a build for just under $700.
Maximum PC | How to Build a Kick-Ass Gaming Rig for Under $700
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27 Jun 2011   #3
simmo

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

It's cheaper to build your own. Last time I built a PC tho which is this one I'm using I spent $600 on just the mainboard/CPU pretty much...all up cost was in excess of $2200 tho (Au) so I can never figure how anyone can build a gaming PC for the money you're talking about. I guess it depends on how hi end you want to go.
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28 Jun 2011   #4
Espio

Win7 Pro x64
 
 

In NZ, the Suppliers are fair priced, but we have a store that buys in such bulk, they sell cheaper than the suppliers (Ingram Micro).
So the PC's PBTech sell are as cheap as a custom built one. Its wacky.
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28 Jun 2011   #5
xarden

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

$600 would by me a power supply.

Refer my wish list


Does not include monitors.
Does not include sufficient cooling for the bad boy.
Does not include case.
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28 Jun 2011   #6
Ivan the SoSo

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Try this siteiBUYPOWER: July 4th Specials They have the best configurator of any site I have seen so far.....print out the spec's that fall in your budget, and compare to NewEgg....

If you have Windows 7 already you can get a 6770, upgrade the PSU to 550 watts, and upgrade to a Athlon tri core @3000 mhz on ibuypower.....starting with the 4th of July special.....

I doubt $600 would even buy a i9 CPU.......
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28 Jun 2011   #7
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xarden View Post
$600 would by me a power supply.

Refer my wish list


Does not include monitors.
Does not include sufficient cooling for the bad boy.
Does not include case.
Also,

Doesn't really help the end user with the question that they posted.

User is clearly on a budget and wants advice on how bet to proceed, so posting a dream configuration where money is no object doesn't really help much I'm afraid.
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28 Jun 2011   #8
Endial

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

If I were you I would look at any supplies you have available around the house. You can eliminate alot of the cost of a gaming pc just by having some things on hand. If you have some items in other computers that you are willing to use for this project please list them for us to use.

I have built many computers for friends to game with me by using parts I had and parts they had and putting them together.
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28 Jun 2011   #9
xarden

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xarden View Post
$600 would by me a power supply.

Refer my wish list
Also,

Doesn't really help the end user with the question that they posted.

User is clearly on a budget and wants advice on how bet to proceed, so posting a dream configuration where money is no object doesn't really help much I'm afraid.
You're right.
Sorry, what I was implying was that for any type of gaming machine it will cost a bit.
Even a low end rig would possibly pass as a gaming machine.
But the user wants an i9, which suggests he doesnt want to go low-end.
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28 Jun 2011   #10
Markmental

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

well it depends. If you want all the drivers and everything at a slightly higher cost by a traditional pc. If you are a do it yourself guy make one!
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