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  • 9% (5)
    whole rig
  • 90% (49)
    parts
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post #31 of 48
This would be cool. guess im in.
post #32 of 48
alright let me go over some basic notes that you gotta know when buying a new computer desktop.

Prebuilt desktops:

Examples are the ones you can pick up at Future Shop, Best Buy or Staples.
Some Good names: Asus, MSI, HP, Acer

Advantages of a prebuilt PC:

-Full System Warrenty support in 1 package
-Quick and easy in case you dont have the time to build one
-Peace of mind, that it is all built with quality
-Sometimes Cheaper for the performance it gives
Disadvantages of a prebuilt PC:

-Usually Cheap parts for core components that novice users never look at like Motherboard PSU and RAM
-As soon as warranty is gone, you cannot RMA any parts as they are all OEM
-No overclocking or tweaking options available
-Usually a basic OS installed with bloat ware on it from the manufacture.
-Usually the cable management is horrible

Personally Custom Built PC:

You buy all the parts, from the motherboard, the CPU the HDD and you have control over what parts to buy and what part of your computer will work the hardest and pick the appropriate parts.

Examples: Asus P7P55D-E motherboard, Gigabyte G1 Assassin Motherboard, Corsair P128 SSD, or other single computer parts

Advantages of Custom Built PCs:

-OVERCLOCKING (free performance boost basically)
-You have control of what parts you put in
-You have control over the operating system, and what operating system you use
-No bloat ware, you configure the OS
-If done properly, the system will be well balanced, and cables should be nice and clean.
-You have multiple warranty plans on EACH individual part, from 1 year to lifetime
-You have COMPLETE control of your computer, you can tweak chips past factory settings, flash you BIOS to the latest version, and mod 1 part, without breaking the warranty of the whole system.

-You can upgrade parts and swap out anything anytime, and still be covered under the original warranty of the other parts, and getting a new warranty on the new part you just bought.

-Flexible, things like Water cooling, and case mods can be done while building and shopping, and a lot more though goes into these machines than OEM ones.
-some warranties support modding and tweaking

-Peace of mind, when you build the exact system spec you want, and quality that is a result of your own hard work.
Disadvantage of a Custom Built PC.

-Its a tad time consuming to put together, make sure u have an hour or 2 at hand, depending on the rig complexity.
-You have to set up any RAID arrays and install the OS which may be daunting for a novice user
-there is a LOT of packaging and spare parts you will have at the end.
-you could potentially end up with a bad part, or a poorly built system, or even in the worst of cases, buy incompatible parts, which are all user mistakes and are the result of a novice user that doesn't do research.

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in conclusion, if all you are doing is browsing the internet, or watching movies on your PC, and do not plan on tweaking a prebuilt is good for you, but i think i speak for all members of OCN here when i say, when you want a desktop PC, Do it right and build it yourself, you learn a lot along the way, and you know what you buy. Custom Machines are much more flexible and in general much more powerful than OEM computers, as the manufactures tend to put emphasis on a few specific parts and cheap on all the other parts to give the illusion of good prices. In this world, what you pay is what you get. So spend the extra buck on premium parts, and you are guaranteed Premium performance if you bought the right things with your money.

My only exception to prebuilt machines is machines from NCIX or IBUYPOWER, because they are basically custom built machines that are assembled elsewhere for you, and then you buy them.

REMEMBER LAPTOPS DO NOT COUNT TO THIS POST, ONLY DESKTOP PCs.

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basically, what im telling you is, before you buy anything, weather it be a computer, or a car, or even a toaster, do your research, and find out what you are getting for what you pay.
    
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Intel Core i7 3960X Extreme Edition Gigabyte GA-X79-UD3 MSI GTX 980 Gaming 4G HyperX Fury Red - 16GB DDR3 1866MHz 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
AMD Performance OEM - 16GB DDR3 1866MHz Sandisk Ultra II 500GB SSD Samsung 830 128GB SSD WD Caviar Black 500GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Caviar Green 1TB MSI DVD Burner Corsair H100i Windows 10 Education 64Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VE247H AZIO MGK L80 Mechanical Keyboard Corsair HX1050 NZXT Phantom 210 
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Intel Core i7 3960X Extreme Edition Gigabyte GA-X79-UD3 MSI GTX 980 Gaming 4G HyperX Fury Red - 16GB DDR3 1866MHz 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
AMD Performance OEM - 16GB DDR3 1866MHz Sandisk Ultra II 500GB SSD Samsung 830 128GB SSD WD Caviar Black 500GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Caviar Green 1TB MSI DVD Burner Corsair H100i Windows 10 Education 64Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VE247H AZIO MGK L80 Mechanical Keyboard Corsair HX1050 NZXT Phantom 210 
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CM Sentinel Advance DXRacer Zero Series - White Shark Creative Sound Blaster Z Sennheiser HD 598Cs 
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post #33 of 48
In for sure if this is the giveaway... and my vote goes for parts.
Icarus
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i5 3570k Asrock H77-m Pro4 Corsair Vengeance Patriot 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Kingston HyperX Blu Western Digital Red 3x 3TB Intel 310 160GB Western Digital Green 2x 2TB 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Server 2008 R2 Sony KDL55HX750 Corsair Builder Series 400W Silverstone Grandia GD06B 
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CPUMotherboardRAMRAM
i5 3570k Asrock H77-m Pro4 Corsair Vengeance Patriot 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Kingston HyperX Blu Western Digital Red 3x 3TB Intel 310 160GB Western Digital Green 2x 2TB 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Server 2008 R2 Sony KDL55HX750 Corsair Builder Series 400W Silverstone Grandia GD06B 
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post #34 of 48
I'm in. Someone getting a whole rig would be cool but I think parts could benefit more people
icy blue
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
amd fx-6300 msi 990x-gd55 gigabyte 6670 gskill ripsaw z (4x2) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital blue 300 7200rpm samsung dvd burner stock windows home premium 7 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Dell in2020m Hyundal Vw19g2 das keyboard ocz modxtream 600 
CaseMouse
nzxt m59 dell laser mouse 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-4670k MSI Z87-G43 PowerColor Radeon HD 7990 6GB Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
OCZ VTX4-25SAT3-128G OCZ VTX4-25SAT3-128G Western Digital WD10EZEX Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD ... 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
thermaltake water 2.0 extreme liquid cooler Windows 7 profesional 64-bit Asus VS238H-P 23" Monitor Asus VS238H-P 23" Monitor 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus Vs238H-P 23" Monitor Gigabyte GK-OSMIUM Wired Gaming Keyboard Cooler Master Silent Pro M 850W 80 PLUS Bronze ... nzxt m59 
Mouse
Corsair Raptor M3 Wired Optical Mouse 
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icy blue
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
amd fx-6300 msi 990x-gd55 gigabyte 6670 gskill ripsaw z (4x2) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital blue 300 7200rpm samsung dvd burner stock windows home premium 7 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Dell in2020m Hyundal Vw19g2 das keyboard ocz modxtream 600 
CaseMouse
nzxt m59 dell laser mouse 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-4670k MSI Z87-G43 PowerColor Radeon HD 7990 6GB Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
OCZ VTX4-25SAT3-128G OCZ VTX4-25SAT3-128G Western Digital WD10EZEX Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD ... 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
thermaltake water 2.0 extreme liquid cooler Windows 7 profesional 64-bit Asus VS238H-P 23" Monitor Asus VS238H-P 23" Monitor 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus Vs238H-P 23" Monitor Gigabyte GK-OSMIUM Wired Gaming Keyboard Cooler Master Silent Pro M 850W 80 PLUS Bronze ... nzxt m59 
Mouse
Corsair Raptor M3 Wired Optical Mouse 
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post #35 of 48
I'm not gonna try and talk you into giving me some of those parts. If you're feeling this generous I would individually sell the parts at a very very good deal and donate the cash to a starving family, or kids, or cancer patients lying in a hospital bed who can't afford any form of treatment. Or the kid in Minnesota who just recently became paralyzed from a hockey accident. Or a third world country that can't drink anything better than the water they defecate in.


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Edit System
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830x4 ASUS blah blah blah PRO/USB3 FiveEightFiveZer0 2x4 AMD entertainment edition memory lolwut 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate Barracuda >:] WD Scorpio >:] idk lol 212 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
xx64en_client_en-us_Retail_Ultimate-_EN_DVD LED 23'' 1080P 5MS no dead pixels :D Goodwill 500w PCP+C 80+<3 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec 300 Was a G500 :*( Steel Series 
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Edit System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
830x4 ASUS blah blah blah PRO/USB3 FiveEightFiveZer0 2x4 AMD entertainment edition memory lolwut 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate Barracuda >:] WD Scorpio >:] idk lol 212 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
xx64en_client_en-us_Retail_Ultimate-_EN_DVD LED 23'' 1080P 5MS no dead pixels :D Goodwill 500w PCP+C 80+<3 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec 300 Was a G500 :*( Steel Series 
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post #36 of 48
I say give away the whole thing and make one persons day/dream/year xD
Obsidian
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i5 2500k Z68X-UD5-B3 Sapphire 6970 G.Skill 2x4GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 Samsung F3 Something cheap Swftech Apogee HD 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
EK FC-6970V2 MCP 355 XSPC EX360 Windows 7  
MonitorPowerCaseAudio
Samsung XL2370 OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Corsair Obsidian 800D Asus Xonar DG 
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Obsidian
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i5 2500k Z68X-UD5-B3 Sapphire 6970 G.Skill 2x4GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 Samsung F3 Something cheap Swftech Apogee HD 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
EK FC-6970V2 MCP 355 XSPC EX360 Windows 7  
MonitorPowerCaseAudio
Samsung XL2370 OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Corsair Obsidian 800D Asus Xonar DG 
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post #37 of 48
Parts.
Neutrality
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-7700K ASUS Z170‑K EVGA 980ti w/ EK WB 2x8GB Corsair Vengeance 2400 MHz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
2x OZC Arc 100 240GB, Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB,... EK Supremacy EVO + Alphacool UT60 240mm/360mm +... Windows 10 24" Asus VG248QE 144hz 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CM Quickfire Pro MX Black Corsair HX750 Modified HAF 932 Zowie FK1 
AudioAudio
Audio Technica AD700 Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD 
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Neutrality
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-7700K ASUS Z170‑K EVGA 980ti w/ EK WB 2x8GB Corsair Vengeance 2400 MHz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
2x OZC Arc 100 240GB, Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB,... EK Supremacy EVO + Alphacool UT60 240mm/360mm +... Windows 10 24" Asus VG248QE 144hz 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CM Quickfire Pro MX Black Corsair HX750 Modified HAF 932 Zowie FK1 
AudioAudio
Audio Technica AD700 Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD 
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post #38 of 48
Oh..my...god...you sir are a god! And parts, so we can share the wealth lol, would be nice for multiple winners instead of one.
post #39 of 48
best freebies ever,in please
    
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I3 530 EVGA h55V AMD 5850 4gb 1600mhz patriot 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
320gb wd blue win 7 asus 23" microsoft sidewinder x6 
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Ultra 650Watt CM silencio R.A.T 7 
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I3 530 EVGA h55V AMD 5850 4gb 1600mhz patriot 
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320gb wd blue win 7 asus 23" microsoft sidewinder x6 
PowerCaseMouse
Ultra 650Watt CM silencio R.A.T 7 
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post #40 of 48
O_o!!!!!!!! HOLY HELL!!!! IN for Parts!!!
    
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[Intel Core i7 5820K] {4.5GHz} [Asus Rampage V Extreme] [R9 290X Crossfire] {1205/1375} [Crucial DDR4] {16GB-2400MHz} 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
[Western Digital WD10EALS] [Samsung 840 Evo 250GB] [Western Digitan WD10EZEX] [Lite-On iHAS-524-B] 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
[Custom Loop - Twin 360mm Rads] [Windows 8.1 Pro x64] [Samsung Syncmaster BX2450] [Logitech G510] 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
[XFX Pro 1250] [CaseLabs Magnum M10] [Logitech G500] [GPGR Large] 
Audio
[Creative Sound Blaster Z] 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[Intel Core i7 5820K] {4.5GHz} [Asus Rampage V Extreme] [R9 290X Crossfire] {1205/1375} [Crucial DDR4] {16GB-2400MHz} 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
[Western Digital WD10EALS] [Samsung 840 Evo 250GB] [Western Digitan WD10EZEX] [Lite-On iHAS-524-B] 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
[Custom Loop - Twin 360mm Rads] [Windows 8.1 Pro x64] [Samsung Syncmaster BX2450] [Logitech G510] 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
[XFX Pro 1250] [CaseLabs Magnum M10] [Logitech G500] [GPGR Large] 
Audio
[Creative Sound Blaster Z] 
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