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I'm currently looking for a new computer. My current computer just isn't cutting it any more. So I've come to the forums seeking help and advice. Does anybody have any suggestions on a good gaming computer? A computer that can keep up with games like Crysis 2, Half-life 2, and Team Fortress 2. Help would be very much appreciated.
    
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Build or retail?
Edit: If build contact me via Skype (paratrooper220) and I can help you. Retail, HP makes decent computers, although overpriced they are still the cheapest.
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your asking a bunch of people who build there own pc's. I say build your own. You can build a much better one for less, than you can buy in the store
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I don't really know how to go about building my own PC. I'd love to build my own, I just lack the knowledge. If their is some kind of website that tells you how...please disregard this message for I am probably googling it right now. If not any tips or just a plain out lesson would be helpful.
    
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Hey, man you've come to the right place.

Almost everyone in this forum has built their own gaming rig.

There are thousands of people online every day to help you with absolutely ANY problem you may encounter with building a PC.

.. and I mean ANYTHING.. from picking parts to installing software. No matter how complicated!

I say go for the BUILD!
You'll not only save money, you'll learn too ;]
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Originally Posted by TF2-Fanatic View Post
I don't really know how to go about building my own PC. I'd love to build my own, I just lack the knowledge. If their is some kind of website that tells you how...please disregard this message for I am probably googling it right now. If not any tips or just a plain out lesson would be helpful.
Google it. Better yet, YouTube it. You'll find plenty of videos that show you step by step how to install and manage a custom built rig.

For those games I recommend a GTX 460. It's kinda old but it's still very powerful, very cheap today and capable of playing most games out right now and soon to come. As for a processor, any Phenom II processor will do well. AMD processors are a lot cheaper than Intel processors and their performance shows that, but they are still popular and very capable at gaming. They only lack in potency when it comes to high-end gaming.

You should try building yourself a practice rig on custom build shops like CyberPowerPC and IBuyPower so you can have an idea of what parts to buy from popular (and significantly cheaper) retailers like Newegg, Amazon and TigerDirect.
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post #7 of 11
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I don't really know how to go about building my own PC. I'd love to build my own, I just lack the knowledge. If their is some kind of website that tells you how...please disregard this message for I am probably googling it right now. If not any tips or just a plain out lesson would be helpful.
Yeah, contact me via skype and I will help you.
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Build or retail?
Edit: If build contact me via Skype (paratrooper220) and I can help you. Retail, HP makes decent computers, although overpriced they are still the cheapest.
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256GB Samsung 840 Pro 240GB OCZ ARC100 3TB 7200 RPM Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200 RPM Seagate Barracuda 
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ASUS 24x DVD/Burner Custom Loop Windows 10 Pro 64bit Debian Linux Distro 
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Acer Predator XB270HU ACHIEVA Shimian QH2700 IPSMS Ducky Shine 2 (White LED/Brown Switches) EVGA 1300w G2 + Individually sleeved cables 
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my reaction as well
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my reaction as well
... What? What? Seriously? Do you guys like HP or something? I personally do not like any company that makes desktops as they tend to fail. HP has gotten on my good side over Dell with price and reliability.
Edit: I also never bought a new PC from them, it was always a used desktop.
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