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Post  Eristia on Fri Sep 04, 2009 8:53 am

When I decided to make a tank, I never considered how poor my FPS were. Rather than wait until I graduate to purchase a new PC, I decided to do it within the next two weeks. I was hoping someone could offer suggestions. I can't go balls to the wall wild at this point in time, so my upper limit is probably going to be $1500. Some specific specs I am looking for are the Intell Core I7 and at least 6gb (at the very least) ram. Don't really care for the size of the hard drive.

Right now I am looking at an Alienware and and HP. I do not like Dell or Gateway.

Any suggestions you have would be greatly appreciated.


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Post  Mythaniel on Fri Sep 04, 2009 1:52 pm

If you have a Fry's Electronics in your area (there aren't very many but hey are nation wide privately owned electronics company) they sell their own brand of PCs that range from the "checking my e-mails on the weekends" computers to RT video editing workstations. Their prices are much lighter than most of the "brand name" PCs and I think you can lifetime warranty the system you purchase for like 20.00 extra.

http://www.frys.com/search?query_string=&sort=price&order=asc&order_by=p03a&cat=-59332&pType=pDisplay&from=0&to=24

Personally, I built my comp. If you're not really a tech person though buying a brand name is nice just for the customer support. Alienware has really nice customer support. HP not so much... although I don't know if I'd encourage purchasing an Alienware only because I think that you pay more for the Alienware name than the actual machine.

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Post  Eristia on Fri Sep 04, 2009 2:32 pm

I agree. Alienware is overpriced, but so damn sexy. I should have more options while in DC. I'll ask some of the locals about Frys.

I'd like to build my own, but I need to pay it off before spring semester. I just decided on upgrading this morning. My PC at work is weak so I haven't had a chance to look around much.

Thanks for input.

~eristia

PS. This is v1.1. I lost v1.0 when I closed my phone browser instead of locking it. We were getting pulled over. >_<

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Post  Malucious on Sat Sep 05, 2009 8:07 am

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883227146 it has what u need but if u can put a computer from parts i can build u one to that price if not that would be a safe choice u can squeeze a new monitor in to that if u want as well.

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Post  Boosh on Sat Sep 05, 2009 8:44 am

I got my PC from newegg.com only issue I had with mine is that the USB port in the front is upsidedown so I go to put my battery charger in and the batteries fall out lol. and the sound input / output jacks up front do not work. no real biggie though.

I dunno if that's how all of their computers are or just the type I got. Paid 800 bucks for mine 900 total. all in all i'm very happy with it.
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Post  Eristia on Sat Sep 05, 2009 9:52 am

We are headed to Microcenter today. I've never been, so I don't know what to expect. I typically don't mind paying for convience, and I am so excited about upgrading that I might opt for immediate gratification. At any rate, they should help me pick out a graphics card, because that is the only thing i can't decide upon.

If the price there runs higher than expected, I do it all on newegg. I'd like to pick up a sweet monitor before we leave.

I guess the only other issue is waiting the 3 days it will take to install WoW. >_<

At least I am not bitter about retiring my craptop. I just bought it 14 months ago.

Thanks again,

~eristia^

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Post  Eristia on Sat Sep 05, 2009 2:59 pm

Well, I built a small beast. Place called The Computer place. Bottom line: 1.7k. A little over budget, but this thing will last a long time. Can't really type in all the specs on my iPhone.

I'll put it together on Monday. I'll be stuck with a less than optimal monitor. But I had to take a break from spending.

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Post  Mythaniel on Sat Sep 05, 2009 3:29 pm

lol grats on the new diggs =P

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Post  sherm on Sat Sep 05, 2009 3:41 pm

nice gratz on the sweet pc

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Post  Boosh on Sat Sep 05, 2009 5:51 pm

you spent $1700 on a pc and still have to assemble it? hopefully those were all in parts that are amazing... lol
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Post  Eristia on Sat Sep 05, 2009 6:22 pm

The bank breaker was the processor. I chose the i7 core at about $600. I wouldn't compromise on that.

I chose to put it together myself. My major doesn't do a lot of hands on tech stuff, so I figured it would be a good opportunity for experience.

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Post  Boosh on Sat Sep 05, 2009 7:59 pm

I see...

$600!!!??? lol OUCH!! I paid 900 total for the entire tower and I don't need to upgrade for a long time still lol. now it isnt an alienware by any means but still decent. better than my old POS dell.
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Post  Eristia on Mon Sep 07, 2009 6:47 pm

Everything went smooth with assembly. Won't be on tonight. If you've even had to install WoW on another computer you know my pain. It's at 9% now, and I"ll probably have to run it all night.

I ended up purchasing a monitor before I left, my BF picked up the tab.

Can't wait to try this thing out.

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