Built or Bought?

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  1. JakeWIdhalm

    JakeWIdhalm Member

    I bought a cheap gaming computer then added some things, an R9 270, different motherboard, and some other little things.
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  2. NyanNyan

    NyanNyan Active Member

    Never buy, always build.
    It's always cheaper, you can customize, you can swap stuff, and you don't have retarded drivers and sponsored OS/softwares installed.
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  3. PumpkinDoodle

    PumpkinDoodle Member

    If you want buy, go with brands such as Asus, MSI, Dell, etc, because they can offer sales/discounts that would cost less than all the components combined, which pretty much beat building in an instant. And their premium is usually about $50 more than actually building it without the sale. But stuff like CyberpowerPC or iBuyPowerPC they can't afford to give you discounts or sales that are less than what all the components cost in total so I wouldn't recommend buying if you're going through one of those boutique routes. As for building if you want a longer warranty on some items and maybe a cheaper overall build if you're going used or un-boxed stuff or you want customization of having your own chosen case, etc then go with build it yourself.
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  4. Always build my own. It's wicked easy, and saved a boat load of money. Mine's showing it's age with next gen games, and plan on upgrading sometime soon.

    How she sits now:
    AMD FX-8350
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
    Gigabyte GA-970A-D3 Mobo
    MSI GeForce GTX 660ti
    G.Skill 16GB DDR3
    1TB Seagate SATA HD
    OCZ 700 Watt PSU
    Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi HD USB external soundcard
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  5. I built my computer, and the cost was only about $2000 usd
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  6. Fordsworth

    Fordsworth Member

    i bought my pc but im using a laptop due to school and having to take it with me i have plans to build my own desktop latter on but i plan to buy the razer blade first

    I need something like this i cant choose what i want and if it is compatiable

    what is the advantage to building your own pc because cost isnt going to be much greater or lower than a built case not including updating costs
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  7. KrAv3

    KrAv3 Member


    Re-purposed old school DELL XPS tower (when XPS was gaming line, love all the LEDs around this thing)
    Intel i-5 4670K Haswell
    MSI G-45 Gaming mobo
    24gb DDR3 1866
    EVGA GTX 970 w/FO4 backplate
    Corsair 240gb SSD for my OS and Arma 2 (game loads forever on a non SSD)
    Logitech G510 keyboard (when it finally breaks, black widow chroma will be bought)
    Razer Death Adder
    Razer Tartarus
    Razer Naga Epic Chroma
    Razer Naga and Atrox XBone in the mail currently
    LG 29" Ultra Wide screen main display
    Dell 24" HD (not the ultra sharp but the tier below) secondary display
    Corsair Gaming series 650w PS
    multiple SATA HDDs
    Corsair large mat but will be getting a firefly or goliath large, not sure yet
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  8. silentkobo

    silentkobo New Member

    Well, some advantages would be complete customization, the ability to update whenever you want, and assurance that whatever you put into your PC will be up-to-date with the games you're trying to play.
  9. NyanNyan

    NyanNyan Active Member

    It is, at least for people who know their stuff, way cheaper to build your pc yourself unless you get a set that has outdated components that the seller wanted to get rid of. This is usually hidden with a bundle of fairly recent components or older series that share a decieving name.
    Frequent example, you got a decent processor, maybe recent graphic card annnnd surprise, a shitty motherboard to go with, but the deal looks so good for the graphic card that it can't be a bad idea. It may be a not-too-bad idea for most people, but not for people who want the best for the best price.
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  10. kajira

    kajira Mother of Gaming

    Built my own - though it's still a work in progress. I'll be happy when I get a new video card, after that I think it's good to handle even newest games for a while. Hopefully I remember to include all relevant parts. lol

    MSI Z97 Gaming motherboard
    Intel i7 4790k processor
    G.Skill Trident X RAM 8GB x2
    ASUS VS247H-P monitor
    Samsung 240GB SSD
    Western Digital 2TB HD
    Nvidia GTX 750 ti graphics card
    Cooler Master GX 750w power supply
    Razer Leviathan soundbar / subwoofer
    Razer Tiamat 7.1 headset
    Razer Blackwidow Chroma Stealth keyboard
    Razer Naga Chroma mouse
    Razer Vespula mouse mat
    Razer Sabertooth controller
    Razer Orbweaver Chroma Stealth
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  11. Built my own. It's hard to find parts at first, but with a little research you'll know which parts you want and it'll be cheaper and better than pre-made PCs.
  12. Guilnerd

    Guilnerd Member

    hmm.. i want to ask actually.
    did any motherboard for pc available for any Processor, RAM, VGA, and CPU Case ?

    i was plan to build my custom PC, any suggest ?
  13. KrAv3

    KrAv3 Member

    Hard to understand your question, but I think you are asking if any mobo/cpu/ram/case will work with everything, the answer is no. There are dif specs for all you listed. Motherboards only accept certain chips, be it RAM or CPU. VGA cards are more universal.
  14. 0V3R_K1LL

    0V3R_K1LL Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Built my own. Building PCs for a while now. Best part is, you know exactly what is going on inside your rig, if anything fails, you know what to swap out and get it back up and running. With prebuilt you probably will void warranties for that.

    I am running.

    Intel i7 3770K
    16GB Corsair Vengeance LP DDR3
    Asus ROG Maximus V Extreme
    Nvidia GTX 680 4GB
    Xigmatek Tauro 600W PSU
    Cheapo Seagate 320GB HDD
  15. kajira

    kajira Mother of Gaming

    If I am reading your question correctly, the the most important piece to pay attention to is the motherboard. Motherboards will only accept certain kinds of RAM and processor chips, based on what socket you're wanting to use. Beyond that, each chassis (case) is designed to fit the different sizes of motherboards/hardware. Full tower, mid tower, etc. Those stats for the chassis are usually dependent on if you're using full sized hardware or the smaller versions for LAN/portable machines. However, once you start researching the parts you want, then you'll figure it out very quickly. :)
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  16. mnrtjedennis

    mnrtjedennis Active Member

    I build my PC, with a little help thought!
  17. KappaSh0t

    KappaSh0t Member

    My current build
    Link : http://pcpartpicker.com/p/9p7XmG
  18. Guilnerd

    Guilnerd Member

    thanks, i think i gonna figure it up, and start built my pc :D
  19. Masonj188

    Masonj188 Active Member

    You can see the rig I built in my signature, but I'd definitely suggest building over buying. I have yet to see where buying a desktop is cheaper than building your own (other than if you have to buy Windows). I would suggest starting with the cpu you want. That's going to be one of the pricier parts, and it will bottleneck other parts if you skimp on the processor. Once you pick a processor, find out what socket it supports (for example, I have an i7-4790k, and its an LGA 1150 socket) and then find a motherboard that supports that socket type. Pay attention to the speed of the ram you buy as well, some motherboards are picky! Good luck and have fun, you'll appreciate the computer a lot more knowing you built it!
  20. im3dmundlee

    im3dmundlee Active Member

    im planning to build, buying is just too expansive paying for the brand name is just not worth it.
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