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I'm a console gamer, but more than ever want to build a gaming PC.
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What pre-built PC would you recommend?
If you live near a Micro Center they have great prebuilts if you get the store brand
Otherwise I would try to go with an OEM prebuilt (MSI, ASUS, etc.) because the ones made by third parties are often scammy.
yohabroha posted...RaTedRoGeR posted...pipebomb_phil posted...Right now is not the best time to build a gaming PC. CPU, GPU, and RAM prices are really high because of crypto-currency miners. Who knows when that will die down.
I'd recommend one from ecollegepc or ibuypower. They're not those Best Buy-tier s*** out on a conveyor belt pre-built nightmares, they custom build the rigs using brand name parts. You can pick out your parts individually or take one of their templates and tweak it to your liking. They have a fee included to build it for you, but it doesn't appear as if they're price-gouging due to the cryptomining issue...yet.
Figure out your maximum budget and buy whatever build gets closest to it. Probably post it here first to make sure you're not buying something you don't need (like an overkill CPU paired with a weak GPU).
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RaTedRoGeR posted...yohabroha posted...RaTedRoGeR posted...pipebomb_phil posted...Right now is not the best time to build a gaming PC. CPU, GPU, and RAM prices are really high because of crypto-currency miners. Who knows when that will die down.
All right man, ill give it a check, thanks! ill post it here if anything!
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With prices these days for parts, prebuilts are looking more and more like a good option. I went the hard way of building the whole thing myself.
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Right now is not the best time to build a gaming PC. CPU, GPU, and RAM prices are really high because of crypto-currency miners. Who knows when that will die down.
Holy s*** I didn't realize how bad it was. Those prices are insane.
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Building is cheaper than buying one and usually pre-built PCs cheap out by using inferior parts like power supplies.
Don't stress when building a PC for the first time, be patient with it and take all the necessary precautions like grounding yourself by static electricity.
Make sure the parts you buy are going to work with each other, an example of this is the correct ram, motherboard and processor.
Go with brands that have the best reviews, least technical faults reported and make sure they have good reviews warranty policies in case something is faulty.
There's no such thing as "future proof" PC components, new parts are rapidly coming out, so don't feel disheartened if your PC isn't high end for months, years.
Make sure to watch YouTube guides, read guides, look at the manuals and install necessary software once you've built the PC.
Building is cheaper than buying one
It used to be anyway. I did scout around to see if I could find a 1060 at a reasonable price. I found one 3GB version that was listed in stock on pcpartpicker for $270, but when I actually clicked on the link it was "back ordered." The fact is prebuilts may currently be the cheapest solution.
Funny enough, Prebuilts and to some extent, gaming laptops, are now not so bad of an option.
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The upcoming Ryzen 2200G and 2400G are said to have an integrated GPU on par with a GT 1030. Youu build a PC with one of those and be able to at least play at console-level quality until GPU prices drop. That's what I plan to do.
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I started with a prebuilt and upgraded as needed. This is the one I started with 2 years ago:
In the time since buying it, I've upgraded the processor, PSU and GPU, installed an extra 1TB hard drive and upped it to 20 GB of RAM (my specs are in the sig)...it runs great. I can play many games with at least high quality: games like Skyrim (w/mods), the Batman: Arkham series, Battlefield 4 and MGS V, to name a few.
With the way hardware prices have shot up, it may be suitable to find a prebuilt with solid hardware, then upgrade down the road, when the prices (hopefully) drop.
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