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#16 Mindovermaster


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Posted 17 July 2013 - 19:16

no, his plan is probably better. you can get a computer shop to build it for < $100, but a brand name gaming company will mark it up much more than that.


From what ive seen, no. With Ibuypower, you can start systems off from ~$500-750. Add what you want, they aren't money hungry. A fraction more than retail, sure, but its not that much more.


Edit: Oh and you aren't buying their brand, they use REAL parts. Not something like Dell.

#17 +PeterUK


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Posted 18 July 2013 - 00:32

For getting you started for the custom PC here is base line of parts to look at:


Case – this can be changed but here is one for the list Corsair Carbide Series 200R


CPU - i5-4670


Motherboard – if your never going to put more then one GPU in go for the GIGABYTE GA-Z87-HD3 or GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-D3H if you are or just for more features.



GPU - GTX 760 2GB or you can opt for a AMD card


RAM – DDR 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) Cas 9 1600MHz should be enough to get you going be sure to have a 64 bit OS.


PSU – 600W COOLER MASTER i600 may need more if your going to put two GPU cards in at an point


SSD – 128GB for your OS you can put your 750GB in this build for more space or get a 1 or 2TB HDD


DVD-RW or Blu-Ray Drives you could use the one out of your current PC or get one for this build.

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 02:14

Thanks Peter! Very informative :D

#19 Jonathan Lucas

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 06:05

Well, I might get flammed for recommending this but I'm building an AMD pc for me (i use intel on laptop and to be honest i didn't noticed a gap yet)..


My specs now:

MSI 970A-G43 MB

AMD FX 8320

8GB corsair vengeance

Gigabyte 7950 3GB GPU

700W PSU (prob too much for my build but it was cheap)


And i did not spent a lot of money for that config.. you might wanna check it out (you can prob get the parts cheaper than me since im in Brazil.. I recommend the MB 970A-G46 for this if possible or another brand - actually any will do fine)


Oh, I have also bought a 23" Philips fullhd monitor with speakers and 2 HDMIs for 300 usd (expensive but again, im in Brazil)


 Nothing wrong with AMD...  :)

#20 Motoko.


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Posted 18 July 2013 - 06:40

Don't be afraid to build your first PC


It's really fun and makes you think.