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Discussion in 'Computer Hardware, Devices and Accessories' started by daProphet, Dec 15, 2007.

  1. daProphet
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    i have a hp a706n
    do you think that i should try to upgrade it by adding graphics card and hard drive or should i build a comp or buy pre-built
    i would rather build one for cheap can someone help me with that
     


  2. greyhound

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    i find building your own system is the best way to do it, you can save money on individual components if required and create a system that meets your needs.
     
  3. xcalibur

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    I agree with Greyhound on this.
    Building your own system allows you a lot more control and you will know exactly what your computer is capable of.
     
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  5. ZeWarrior

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    Thanks for that, I was looking for this link for quite a while now.
     
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    Well I used to build them myself but recently converted to a Dell worshipper. [​IMG]

    Had my "custom built" Dell 9150 built top spec at the time and I know for sure it would have cost me a lot more to buy all the individual parts and assemble it myself, but, it's just not worth the hassle. As long as you specify what you want (and do all the research on graphics cards, Ram and processor. [​IMG] )

    If your really know what you are doing, I guess custom build is really the best, since you do know your PC. [​IMG]
     
  7. ZeWarrior

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    Is this a serious statement because no, it would be a lot cheaper to build it yourself. Buying individual parts from newegg will probably always be cheaper than prebuilts, unless you count refurbished Computers like the ones from Dell outlet, as those are amazing for the prices.
     
  8. daProphet
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    thanks for the help how about a pc like this one
    Motherboard
    Asus M2A-VM
    Processor
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ Retail (Socket AM2)
    RAM
    2GB DDR2-800
    Video
    Sapphire Radeon HD 3850
    Hard drive
    Western Digital Caviar SE16 320GB SATA
    Optical drive
    DVD-RW/CD-RW: Samsung SH-S203B
    Case
    In-Win C589T
    which i found might cost me around 516.12 without shipping
     
  9. slayerspud

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    Swap for a E2160, then Overclock it to 2.6-3 ish on stock.
     
  10. slayerspud

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    Sorry for the double post, but that is just completed BS. Everyone knows pre build PC's are more expensive than building yourself. Dell's are especially overpriced. Also with most pre builds you can't access the overclocking settings on bios, pretty much limiting your pc.
     
  11. daProphet
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    He would need a new mobo.
     
  13. R-Unit 4

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    Get a bigger hard drive if you can afford. I got a 100 Gig one and thought I would never fill it up. A few months later I only had 20 gigs left.
     
  14. ZeWarrior

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    Link is broken, make it a wishlist and make it public. BTW if you get the E2160, get a P35 DS3L Mbo.
     
  15. daProphet
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    can anyone give me another idea for a computer that can be good with gaming within the limit of 500 dollars
     
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  18. ZeWarrior

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    No computer can do that. Not even a PC with an 8800 Ultra. That actual game isn't going that fast, they used some kind of capture software and then replayed it at 30fps. It's impossible to get those framerates on Crysis with the Physics Maxed.
     
  19. ZeWarrior

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    Not worth it. With 500$ might as well buy a 360 or a PS3 and some games for it. 500$ does not get you a PC that can game. Maybe 700$ but that is still a tough budget. Either save up more money, or buy a console to suffice your gaming needs.

    Woops sorry for double post. Mods merge posts please?
     
  20. slayerspud

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    Slighty dated article btw. Also, for $500 you may as well get a PS3/Wii/360 as you need around $800 for a decent gaming pc.