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Hey guys,

 

I am in the process of buying a new computer but I need help from my PC savvy friendos! @CompFreak(OD) had given me a build that would be awesome but most of the parts are out of stock now that I'm ready to individually purchase them, not to mention the fact that the price of the total build has gone up in price. Currently, I've reduced my budget back to what it originally was (around $1000) and am looking at prebuilt to make life a little easier. My friend has gathered some links for me and I'm interested in learning about which is better for the purposes I'm needing it for.. I'm tired of being on laptop life. I'm looking to be able to play games like FFXIV, LoL, Overwatch, and many various mmorpg games that might come out in the future.. the most intensive game graphically that I'm trying to get back into is BDO.. and I'll be investing in MHW when it comes out. Gaming without issue is the overall goal. I have the mouse (razer death adder) and keyboard (razer ornata chroma) all set.. just need the actual PC and a monitor now.

 

PC's that have been linked to me:

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883221343

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883152410R

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883102469

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6 minutes ago, MelodicRose(OD) said:

I always try to stay away from the "mini tower" pc's, because they use proprietary components that are impossible to find replacements for if something goes bad, such as power supply for example. They also are known for poor cooling support.

 

That third one is pretty decent other than only 8gb ram and that it has no ssd or m.2 storage though... 8 gb is enough to run a game w/ ts3 or discord and maybe 1 tab on google chrome... Any more than that and you will start running into "low memory" error messages... use the left over $$ to upgrade to 16 gb ram and maybe an ssd if you can?

 

 

 

 

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I'd look into something that has a i5 not i7. It will save you money. The only big difference between the 7 n 5 is hypertheading and virtualization support. Unless your running a VM in your PC I'd recommend a i5 for price saving

 

And hands down. Invest into a m.2 hard drive. Their amazing

 

 

*Sent from phone

 

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Posted (edited)

Hey Mel,

 

A M.2 is a form factor of a Hardrive, its a type of solid state hardrive.  The M.2 is A directly attached to the motherbaord or it attached via a PCIe Slot on the motherboard providing alot more read\write speed to the drive

 

a traditional Solid state drive has on average 500 Mbps read write speed where a M.2 has 2000+ Mbps read write speed, which means is and read and write to the drive very quickly giving you a lot better performance of the computer because a PC after all is only as fast as its slowest part.

 

If you truly want a Pre-built PC that Alienware is nice if you opt for the 100$ added cost of the 256GB M.2 SSD  OR the 150$ added cost of the 128GB M.2 + 2 TB Mechanical Harddrive.

 

 

 

I'll search around tomorrow morning and see if I can find a good option for you with your requested specs.

Edited by snicker66(OD)
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I kinda like this Lenovo from Newegg

 

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883794899

 

 

Also if you wanted to go away from team intel

 

there is this I also found on newegg

 

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883102430

 

 

 

Also a nice dell from amazon

 

https://www.amazon.com/Dell-i5675-7806BLU-PUS-Inspiron-Desktop-i7-8700/dp/B07BR6JJ6S/ref=lp_8588813011_1_6?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1532277813&sr=1-6&th=1

 

 

Anyone else got any input

Edited by snicker66(OD)

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It is somewhat likely that I can up my budget a little bit - with a maximum of about $1300-1400. If anyone has suggestions for that (prebuilt at this point).. or potentially in individual parts, would be appreciated ❤️

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Real close to the new budget, but much better components than what you'd find in a pre-built system:

 

 

 

Product Description

Qty.

Total Price

Phanteks Eclipse P400 PH-EC416PTG_BW Black/White Tempered Glass/Steel RGB ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Phanteks Eclipse P400 PH-EC416PTG_BW Black/White Tempered Glass/Steel RGB ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: 11-854-049

1

$79.99

WD Blue 1TB Desktop Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD10EZEX

WD Blue 1TB Desktop Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD10EZEX
Item #: 22-236-339

1

$44.99

ASUS GeForce GTX 1060 PH-GTX1060-6G 6GB 192-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready Video Card

ASUS GeForce GTX 1060 PH-GTX1060-6G 6GB 192-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready Video Card
Item #: 14-126-243

1

$309.99

EVGA SuperNOVA 550 G3, 220-G3-0550-Y1, 80+ GOLD, 550W Fully Modular, EVGA ECO Mode with New HDB Fan, Includes FREE Power On Self Tester, Compact 150mm Size, Power Supply

EVGA SuperNOVA 550 G3, 220-G3-0550-Y1, 80+ GOLD, 550W Fully Modular, EVGA ECO Mode with New HDB Fan, Includes FREE Power On Self Tester, Compact 150mm Size, Power Supply
Item #: 17-438-095

1

$59.99

G.SKILL FORTIS Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2400 (PC4 19200) AMD X370 / B350 / A320 Memory (Desktop Memory) Model F4-2400C15D-16GFT

G.SKILL FORTIS Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2400 (PC4 19200) AMD X370 / B350 / A320 Memory (Desktop Memory) Model F4-2400C15D-16GFT
Item #: 20-232-546

1

$154.99

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120mm PWM Fan

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120mm PWM Fan
Item #: 35-103-099

1

$29.99

SAMSUNG 970 PRO M.2 2280 512GB PCIe Gen3. X4, NVMe 1.3 64L V-NAND 2-bit MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-V7P512BW

SAMSUNG 970 PRO M.2 2280 512GB PCIe Gen3. X4, NVMe 1.3 64L V-NAND 2-bit MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-V7P512BW
Item #: 20-147-693

1

$229.99

LG 25UM56-P 25

LG 25UM56-P 25" Class 21:9 UltraWide IPS Gaming Monitor 2560 x 1080 5ms GTG 60Hz 5,000,000:1 Contrast Ratio with Black Stabilizer and Dynamic Action Link, SRGB Over 99% and 4-Screen Split
Item #: 24-025-212

1

$148.61

AMD RYZEN 5 2600X 6-Core 3.6 GHz (4.2 GHz Max Boost) Processor, ASUS Prime X470-Pro AM4 AMD X470 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

AMD RYZEN 5 2600X 6-Core 3.6 GHz (4.2 GHz Max Boost) Processor, ASUS Prime X470-Pro AM4 AMD X470 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
Item #: COMBO.3835359

1

$373.43

Grand total: $1431.97

 

This is on Newegg.com, and just an example of the type of system you could get for the money, if you can find someone to help you build it yourself...

Edited by CompFreak(OD)

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Posted (edited)

Alright, we're back to $1200 being a max at the moment. IRL issues.. yay.

 

Opinions on this? https://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/Early-Back-to-School-Special-I - CyberPower is running alot of back to school deals (yay back to school). My dad has a PC from CyberPower but has no idea what it is, which is super helpful. I can play league and many other games on it, will try to figure out what is in it.

 

I also found another laptop in case all else fails: https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Predator-i7-7700HQ-1060-6GB-G3-571-77QK/dp/B06Y4GZS9C?psc=1&SubscriptionId=AKIAJYTKMSRZ7ZJNCWYA&tag=bestlapworld-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B06Y4GZS9C

Edited by MelodicRose(OD)

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Do you also need accessories??  Like monitor, keyboard, mouse or headset?  Or are you only looking for a desktop?

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2 hours ago, snicker66(OD) said:

Do you also need accessories??  Like monitor, keyboard, mouse or headset?  Or are you only looking for a desktop?

I have mouse and keyboard.. Im probably going with a monitor that isnt hellaciously expensive atm.

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