Built or Bought?

Discussion in 'Off Topic Chat' started by silentkobo, Apr 21, 2016.

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  1. silentkobo

    silentkobo New Member

    Okay, so this is something that made me curious in the community. Did you build or buy your PC? If you bought it, who/where did you buy it from? If you built it, what are your specs and how much did it cost you?

    I personally don't even have a PC yet. I'm still gaming on my laptop, and it isn't even that good. I'm planning on getting parts to build my PC, and hopefully get started on my YouTube channel and Twitch.
  2. Psyjin

    Psyjin Well-Known Member

    Personally I buy, and I plan to keep things that way for the foreseeable future. I used to build desktop PCs from components like you're planning to, but I really think mobile is where it's at. So now I game only on laptops. The industry and market are focusing heavily on mobile so that's where all the innovation is (look at the Razer Blade Stealth & Core for example).
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  3. TyMcLean

    TyMcLean Active Member

    My new one is bought, but it's a Razer Blade Stealth :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
    My old desktop was built:
    NZXT Razer H440 case
    Asus M5A99FX Pro R2 motherboard
    AMD FX 8320(OC to 4.2GHz) processor
    Vengeance 16GB 2333MHz RAM
    AMD 120GB SSD
    WD 1TB HDD
    Gigabyte Windforce Radeon HD 7870 graphics card
    And I can't remember the wireless card I had lol

    What do you plan on building if I may ask?
  4. silentkobo

    silentkobo New Member

    I'm currently planning on building this:

    Intel Pentium G3258 processor
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
    ASRock H97M Pro4 motherboard
    G.Skill Ripjaws X series (2 x 4GB) memory
    Sandisk SSD Plus 120GB
    Seagate Barracuda 1TB
    PowerColor Radeon R7 370 graphics
    Silverstone PS07B case
    EVGA 430W PSU power supply

    (Let me know if any of these parts don't work together or are bad ideas, I'm really new to this) This build will be my first, and it's obviously gonna be upgraded throughout the years.
  5. JDMtom

    JDMtom Member

    I Built mine,

    Current specs :

    Intel i5 2500k @ 5ghz
    Watercooled CPU
    Asus Strix gtx970
    Asus Mobo (unsure of model)
    16gb Corsair memory
    2 x 120gb SSD's
    2 x 1 tb HDD
    BlackMagic Intenstity Pro Capture card.
    2 x 22" 16:9 Monitors
    1 x 24" 16:10 Monitor

    All In it owes me about 6-700 £

    But thats excluding mice, headset, keyboard etc....

    I would also like to point out I work in IT so i got a lot of this dirt cheap.
  6. Felis_Orom

    Felis_Orom Member

    If you could give me a budget I may be able to help
  7. NomadRT

    NomadRT Active Member

    I bought mine from CyberpowerPC.

    Intel 6700k
    NZXT Razer H440 case
    16gGB Ripjaw RAM
    evga 980ti Superclocked
    1TB Samsung EVO SSD

    I finally decided to get the Stealth for mobility, and get a desktop to last for 5 years. I also wanted something that could handle VR in case I decide it's worth it.
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  8. Fuzms

    Fuzms Active Member

    I built my PC several years ago. Personally I think it is easy to do, just a little research required to make sure components work together and the benefit is much more customization options, and often cheaper. I'm a fan of picking the components I want then watching for good deals on un-used parts from amazon, newegg, or ebay.

    my current system:
    win 10 64
    i7-3770 (some random rocketfish cooler)
    16gb g.skill DDR3 ram
    EVGA Z68 FTW mobo (PCIE 1.0 I know :/)
    EVGA GTX 770
    Samsung EVO 840 256gb
    Seagate hybrid 4Tb
    Cooler Master 1000w modular PSU
  9. Slayer32751

    Slayer32751 Member

    my father just told his Chinese friend in china to build him a pc.
    i7 4790
    16gb ram

    it costed him about 400usd.
  10. silentkobo

    silentkobo New Member

    Around 600 dollars at most. The list I have up there might cost me about 520$-570$.
  11. TyMcLean

    TyMcLean Active Member

    Try using this site. It will let you choose what you want, and it will let you know if its compatible. https://pcpartpicker.com/
  12. Omaplata

    Omaplata New Member

    I built my PC

    Intel core i7-6700k
    nvidia geforce gtx 970
    16GB g.skill DDR4
    MSI z170a gamming M7 motherdoard
    samsung SSD 850 evo 250GB
    1TB seagate hybrid
    NZXT Kraken water cooler
    1000w evga power supply
  13. I personally built my own pc because it was a lot cheaper, and i like building computers.
  14. I also build my pc, just ordered the parts from different websites so i can make the cheapest gaming pc for under 500€
  15. mike89conde

    mike89conde Member

    I would build, but for the time being... bought - sticking with my razer blade for portability and convenience. i'm still a student, but it is nice to get home from work and game some.
  16. ohdavee

    ohdavee Member

    only 8gb RAM might now be enough for a few years...

    get 2x 8gbs for 16 :)
  17. gbone93

    gbone93 Member

    I built because of the low cost and the ability to stay up-to-date with components without having to replace the whole computer. You CAN do this with some prebuilt but there are limitations sometimes based on case size and such where as most DIY builds have cases that will fit most video cards
  18. Dunker_23

    Dunker_23 Member

    AMD FX-Series
    8GB Memory
    1TB Hard Drive
    Windows 10
    3D Capable
    Also come with Cyber Power Gaming Peripherals.
  19. Tr1ckyPlayz

    Tr1ckyPlayz Member

    I built it :
    Nvidia GTX 750Ti 2GB
    i3 CPU @3.5 Hz
    6GB Ram
    1TB Hard drive
    ik it's cheap but it stills good
  20. I've built mine.. Costs around 1800 euros when I bought all of the components.

    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670
    4GB Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770k CPU @ 3.50 GHz 3.50 GHz
    16 GB of corsair RAM
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