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Posted 28 December 2011 - 09:24 PM

I'm extremely terrible with computers, but I would like a new tower that is able to play games such as TF2, L4D2, and Skyrim. I also have no experience in making a computer so if anyone knows where I can get a good pre made tower that would be very helpful. Also any other tips on what I should get can help as well.
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Posted 28 December 2011 - 09:27 PM

Could you please tell us your maximum budget, what kind of games you want to play and at what graphical settings, and where you live (so we don't start recommending foreign companies to you)?

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 09:27 PM

View PostObuos, on 28 December 2011 - 09:24 PM, said:

I'm extremely terrible with computers, but I would like a new tower that is able to play games such as TF2, L4D2, and Skyrim. I also have no experience in making a computer so if anyone knows where I can get a good pre made tower that would be very helpful. Also any other tips on what I should get can help as well.
if you go onto steam, it will show you what specs you will need, the most demanding game out of those three is skyrim so look at the specs needed to play that xD
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Posted 28 December 2011 - 09:28 PM

View PostObuos, on 28 December 2011 - 09:24 PM, said:

I'm extremely terrible with computers, but I would like a new tower that is able to play games such as TF2, L4D2, and Skyrim. I also have no experience in making a computer so if anyone knows where I can get a good pre made tower that would be very helpful. Also any other tips on what I should get can help as well.
What country are you in?
If you don't want to provide that information, ChillBlast, PCSpecialist, ComputerPlanet, iBuyPower or CyberPowerPC are decent ones.
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Posted 28 December 2011 - 09:32 PM

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ChillBlast

I've found Chillblast to offer the best value for money in the UK at most pricepoints. The build I just bought from them is cheaper than buying the components myself.

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 09:41 PM

View Postnsvv, on 28 December 2011 - 09:32 PM, said:

I've found Chillblast to offer the best value for money in the UK at most pricepoints. The build I just bought from them is cheaper than buying the components myself.
Considering Chillblast prices, what do you think of these ones?
(If you must know why I wonder, it's because I'm trying to set up custom/pre-built PC website. These prices are without postage, as I'm still setting that up).

Anyway, back on-topic, buy from the above manufacturers and you should get a fairly decent PC for your money.
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Posted 28 December 2011 - 09:46 PM

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Considering Chillblast prices, what do you think of these ones?

The SLI/Crossfire models at the top are very good value for money, and are on par with the deal I got from Chillblast. You haven't got any models that are very similar to the deal I got, but if you want me to send you the quote I got from Chillblast, I'll be happy to. Well done though, and good luck with your company.

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 09:48 PM

It would be hard to find a better price than this. http://www.chillblas...-Gaming-PC.html

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 09:49 PM

View Postnsvv, on 28 December 2011 - 09:46 PM, said:

The SLI/Crossfire models at the top are very good value for money, and are on par with the deal I got from Chillblast. You haven't got any models that are very similar to the deal I got, but if you want me to send you the quote I got from Chillblast, I'll be happy to. Well done though, and good luck with your company.
Well, if you don't mind, please do send me the quote.
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Posted 28 December 2011 - 09:49 PM

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It would be hard to find a better price than this. http://www.chillblas...-Gaming-PC.html
That isn't even their best offer. The Chillblast Fusion Hurricane has a better PSU and CPU Cooler with more overclocking for the same price.

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 09:50 PM

View Postnsvv, on 28 December 2011 - 09:49 PM, said:

That isn't even their best offer. The Chillblast Fusion Hurricane has a better PSU and CPU Cooler with more overclocking for the same price.

Didn't see that one.

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 09:53 PM

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Didn't see that one.

My modified Hurricane is hopefully going to arrive in the next few days :)

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Well, if you don't mind, please do send me the quote.
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Posted 28 December 2011 - 09:54 PM

View Postnsvv, on 28 December 2011 - 09:53 PM, said:

My modified Hurricane is hopefully going to arrive in the next few days :)

This the pc you didn't want to get a virus on?

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 09:55 PM

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This the pc you didn't want to get a virus on?

Yeppers! My current computer feels fine now though, so I think your help did the trick. Hopefully the transfer will go smoothly.

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 09:56 PM

View Postnsvv, on 28 December 2011 - 09:55 PM, said:

Yeppers! My current computer feels fine now though, so I think your help did the trick. Hopefully the transfer will go smoothly.

Hopefully. :)

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 09:57 PM

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Hopefully.

Of course, I will dutifully report back.

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 10:38 PM

If you are in the US iBuyPower is a good option. You can stick with the default setups or customize every component down to fans and (optionally)lighting . The parts are name brand and the assembly is very high quality. To start out I'd recommend the Gamer Mage 300.

Building a system can seem intimidating but it is very simple. Just keep in mind the simple words of wisdom, "You get what you pay for." At a minimum you need:

CPU - Socket type must match the motherboard, almost all come with a decent cooler.
Motherboard - Size must fit your case
Memory - Must be compatible with motherboard (they all have a QVL with approved memory)
Hard drive - 500Gb is plenty, don't buy the cheapest one you can find
Optical Drive - whatever
Power Supply - Don't go cheap! minimum 500 watts recommended. Heavy is good!
Case - whatever. bottom mounted power supply is recommended.

A discrete video card is recommended for gaming but a lot of motherboards have some built in graphics solutions, and even the AMD APU chips tout some decent performance. The nice thing about building it yourself is you can upgrade pieces as needed and you always know what's in it!

The downside is, there is little to no warranty and you are mostly on your own for support. At least the only thing you can plug in backwards is the power button, and worst case scenario is, the button won't work until you turn it around.

If you gave a budget and a general location I could even recommend a full parts list.

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 11:04 PM

View Postnostalgicleaf, on 28 December 2011 - 10:38 PM, said:

If you are in the US iBuyPower is a good option. You can stick with the default setups or customize every component down to fans and (optionally)lighting . The parts are name brand and the assembly is very high quality. To start out I'd recommend the Gamer Mage 300.

Building a system can seem intimidating but it is very simple. Just keep in mind the simple words of wisdom, "You get what you pay for." At a minimum you need:

CPU - Socket type must match the motherboard, almost all come with a decent cooler.
Motherboard - Size must fit your case
Memory - Must be compatible with motherboard (they all have a QVL with approved memory)
Hard drive - 500Gb is plenty, don't buy the cheapest one you can find
Optical Drive - whatever
Power Supply - Don't go cheap! minimum 500 watts recommended. Heavy is good!
Case - whatever. bottom mounted power supply is recommended.

A discrete video card is recommended for gaming but a lot of motherboards have some built in graphics solutions, and even the AMD APU chips tout some decent performance. The nice thing about building it yourself is you can upgrade pieces as needed and you always know what's in it!

The downside is, there is little to no warranty and you are mostly on your own for support. At least the only thing you can plug in backwards is the power button, and worst case scenario is, the button won't work until you turn it around.

If you gave a budget and a general location I could even recommend a full parts list.

My location is in the US, and my budget is.... well I don't exactly know how high my budget can go. Though I don't think I need a high-end computer.

EDIT: Actually I think my budget can only go as high as $700, maybe if I save up I can go higher.
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