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I need a new computer.

By leadpill924 ยท 8 replies
Dec 12, 2007
  1. Since my computer is already badass enough(amd athlon 1800+, radeon 9200, sb audigy 2 zs, 512 mb ram), but doesn't fit my needs, I need to get a new one for under 1000$. I am into gaming, so I will need RAM and a good graphics card and sound card(probably). I also listen to music. I have the monitor, speakers, and keyboard, my mouse sucks balls and it's 6 years old, I want a new one. So I've heard that HP is a slightly above average gaming computer, Dell I don't know,and **** alienware. I can't build one because I know **** about building computers, I've been told it's like extreme legos, and I own at legos, but building a computer and screwing something up can be serious. So I'd rather just have one premade. So I'm looking for one suitable for my gaming needs, that won't cost above 1000$. So if you could just make me a list of better to worse gaming computers then I would appreciate it, thanks.
  2. leadpill924

    leadpill924 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 119

    THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP you useless d1ck sucking tools. fcuk you all
  3. ...well excuse us for having lives.

    you forget leadpill. we do this stuff for fun. we're doing it on our own time. we have our own lives to take care of. this is an off to the side job. the people that are experts on this sort of thing aren't always going to be available. a number of us are in school. i for example am in college, and it's finals week. i technically should be studying for my next exam, not sitting here and typing out responses all day. when and whether or not we choose to answer you, is up to us. you need to have a little bit more patience.


    moving right along.

    i've been building a really nice system and it will cost about as much as you're willing to spend.

    you can get a quad core Q6600 model. 280 bucks off newegg.

    an ASUS nforce 650i mobo 114.99 off newegg

    2 gigs Gskill memory 48.99 off newegg

    antec earthwatts power supply 500watts 89.99 off newgg

    arctic silver 5 thermal compound. newegg 6 bucks.

    Cooler Master RC 690 KKN1-GP ATX mid tower 3x 120mm fans installed 79.99

    western digital sata 3.0gb/s 160gig 7200rpm hard drive 49.99

    and an 8800gt 512mb 260 bucks.

    unfortunately the 8800 is not in stock atm. so you'll have to wait or find it on amazon.com or something.

    but there you have it. all the parts, even with shipping included should be less than 1000.

    and for the price, you're getting a kick-@$$ pc.
  4. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

    leadpill, that 8800gt has been marked as in stock now.
  5. TearsInHvn

    TearsInHvn TS Enthusiast Posts: 57

    try shopping at www.tigerdirect.com they have LOTS of gaming PC's. And from what i seen in your post, you could get a good system for under $1000.00
  6. it also depends on what you want to do. do you want to buy a ready made system? or buy parts and make it yourself?
  7. leadpill924

    leadpill924 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 119

    Well, link, I can't build computers for sh!t. I'm clueless, except the RAM, I know where the RAM goes.
  8. it's not really all that difficult at all.

    first you learn which part is which, where it generally goes on any given motherboard, and the rest is a gigantic lego project. just make sure everything is compatible, and you're good to go.

    screw down the mobo, plug this into that, hook up the heat sinks, fans and power supply, and turn it on. whoo hoo.

    if you want to learn where stuff goes, newegg is an excellent place to learn actually. look up one of the latest motherboard. for instance, that 650i i showed you.

    it comes with a set of pictures. generally there's 3 or 4 pics of the actual board. and one of them shows the front of it, and has red lines with part names and labels that extend to where they're supposed to plug in on the motherboard.

    you could even look inside of your current one and see where stuff goes.

    and once you've mastered that, you're 3/4 of the way there. the rest is just safety. as in, when you plug stuff in make sure you don't have any static charges on you or as soon as you pick up a part it's dead. and make sure you have thermal paste on all heatsinks so your parts don't explode.

    if you'd rather just get a pre-built one, then yeah. look around for one. look for sites that offer low prices and fantastic parts.

    ibuypower is a good one. or you can customize through a major computer company like dell or something. just make sure the parts are good, and that you're getting a good price for it all.

    if you have questions about building it yourself, feel free to ask. i know 99% of what i need to know. and i say that because i haven't had the chance to build my dream system yet. but i've done all my homework and tried my skills on this machine. so i can help you out tremendously. but the choice is yours.
  9. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Posts: 1,221

    Look for a local pc store around/near you. they build pcs. Just ask for the components you want.
    Cpu: Q6600 $299 or E6700 to 6850 ($200-$295)
    mobo: anything LG775 and P35 chipset ($150-260) max fsb 1066MHz.
    2Gb DDR2 -800 or 1066 ($87 or 135)
    Video Card: anything nvidia G8 series or ATI Readon 200/300 series. ($200-$600)
    Case: $80
    HDD: $100
    DVD: $80
    PSU: 600W, 12V1 25A, 12V2 25A: $100-150.

    So choices are cpu and gfx card to keep cost under $1000.

    Good luck.
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