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Old 05-26-2012, 10:55 AM   #1
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I used to build pc's way back when (for myself) b4 i had kids. But now I pretty much have no clue and no time to go digging. So I am trying to acquire an mid-range gaming rig that will last a few years. I picked up a gateway with a 2nd gen i5 processor (2320) for $509. My plan is to upgrade the PSU to at least 400w ($40?) as per the req for the GT 550 ti ($130). Which should get me a decent setup for about $679. Price IS a factor. Please tell me what I am not considering. Is it really better to get discrete graphics from the get-go or is it ok to upgrade integrated?

ibuypower has a i5-3570K with a GT 610 gpu for $759/ but as a company they have pretty crappy reviews. Also a lot of their rigs gets crappy reviews.

What to do? PLease tell me why I am being a moron about the gateway system. Thanks

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Old 05-26-2012, 12:39 PM   #2
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Prebuilts are never good for gaming and longevity. Most of the components are of inferior quality and there is little room for tweaking and expandability.

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Old 05-29-2012, 11:55 AM   #3
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Personally i'd either buy a good barebones or build from scratch off Newegg or whatever; Like Ohsnap said, prebuilts are very, very rarely any good or any good value.
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