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Digital Storm's new Vanquish gaming PCs nearly as cheap as DIY

By Shawn Knight ยท 10 replies
Apr 25, 2013
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  1. There are a number of reasons to build a custom PC but chief among them is price. Find the right deals on individual components and you can put together a sweet gaming rig for far less than it would cost...

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  2. amstech

    amstech IT Overlord Posts: 1,891   +1,039

    You can still do custom builds that would outperform those for significantly cheaper, with a much better case.
    psycros and Mallok like this.
  3. Mallok

    Mallok TS Rookie Posts: 22   +7

    I don't build because it's cheaper, even though that is a factor. I build because I can hand pick each part and I enjoy it.
    H3llion and danhodge like this.
  4. spencer

    spencer TS Addict Posts: 202   +22

    Good I have a friend that thinks he's to stupid to build a pc, this is a lot better than what he was planning on getting.
  5. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,270

    I agree. Although building a gaming rig is not everyone's cuppa tea, I still get a kick out of building mine. I'm also in the fortunate position of being able to get all my parts at cost so I'd be able to build the exact same rig as Digital Storm but for a lot less.
  6. MrBungle

    MrBungle TS Booster Posts: 151   +67

    Building and tinkering is a hobby... I'll never buy a pre-built system... well I can't say that I might if they get really cheap I'll buy one then cannibalize the system to build something else. ( I don't ever see them getting cheap enough to warrant that method over newegg/amazon though).
  7. veLa

    veLa TS Evangelist Posts: 773   +221

    Building a custom machine isn't just because I want my PC cheaper, it's because I actually enjoy piecing together my own rig.
  8. dennis777

    dennis777 TS Enthusiast Posts: 285   +33

    Good news to people that dont know how build a PC... cheap & quality is good
  9. GeforcerFX

    GeforcerFX TS Evangelist Posts: 551   +171

    Most PC builders do it as a hobby or as a job not to save a couple dollars. After building somewhere around 500 computers for other people over a 6 year period I decided I wanted a Alienware to replace my aging gaming PC since 2008, idk why exactly at the time, I had always used high end dells as my laptops, so I had good sales connections within dell. When I sat down and thought about it though I really only bought the alienware for the case, no other case on the market seemed as cool to me, and some of the technology in the case isn't available to custom builders (like the light control system). I have built around another 20 PC's since buying the alienware, and I am always tinkering with other systems but when its time to sit down and game it nice to know this thing is gonna work, do it's job well, and looks awesome (to me at least).
  10. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,366   +67

    Did you know my Asrock motherboard had only a 1 year guarantee? Didn't find out until afterward. Diablo power supplies have a 3 year guarantee, but try to collect on that. They ignore RMAs.
  11. avioza

    avioza TS Booster Posts: 114   +51

    SSD is now a must for any performance minded build in my opinion. Only one of those has an SSD... and not a big enough one at that.

    Still better than alot of mainstream offerings I suppose.

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