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Old 09-11-2011, 08:30 PM   #1
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Just wondering what the best products i can get to build my computer cheaply. I already have a normal desktop case at home sitting in my garage with a pentium 4 and no ram.
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Old 09-11-2011, 09:02 PM   #2
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What do you want this computer to do?
What parts do you already have? Be specific.
What is your budget?
Do you already have an OS?
Are you in the US?
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Old 09-12-2011, 01:06 AM   #3
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For buying parts, I like to use NewEgg and sometimes Tiger-Direct.

Have you built a PC before? Any experience?
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Well this computer will be used for gaming (eg. MW3, Crysis 2) and general internet surfing atthe moment all i have is a desktop case pentium 4 cd drive and 40gb hard drive that came with the system. I already have on os, am not in the US and also have never built a pc before but know where everything goes and how it works.

At the moment i haven't decided on a budget and am not quite sure how much i'm willing to spen but under $1000 is probarbly as high as i'll go maybe a tiny bit more. Also is it actually worth building your own computer, i know the experience is good but do you really get a better computer for your moneys' worth.
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You can definitely get your money's worth building your own PC. And a budget under a $1000 will do you quite well. You might as well ignore everything about the old computer you have. You will want a new case and it isn't too expensive relative to everything else you would be buying.

How much storage space did you need?
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storage space i don't really know i'll eiter be running XP or Win 7 ultimate then have a whole lot about 200gb of movies and music and then i'll go and buy a whole lot of steam games which will probably be another 100 150 gb of games( dont' know what games or how big).
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Well, I suggest that you start from scratch and build a new machine that will be enough to get your job done. You do not have to spend that much when choosing cpu's with a lot of cores as I would assume that you are not going to use it for any program heavy on computing. A simple core2duo would be fine, about 500gb of hard disk, a motherboard that would just be enough, and all the other peripherals could even be auxiliary.
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I don't make it a practice buying expensive machines. I set myself up with a $500 rig 2.5 years ago that runs crysis great. I play sc2 on ultimate and I'm certain that I'll be fine on Diablo 3 without any upgrade.

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