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I bought from Velocity Micro before I learned to build my own. They do a great job for the money, their customer support is all US-based, and they use all retail-grade components.
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post #12 of 107
Your bro won't let you build it for him? all parts have at least a 1-yr warranty..most have 2-3 years..pre-built pcs + OCN..Those 2 don't mix so well.
 
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I think your best bet would be a Digital Storm "Slade" for $1484. They make nice machines but the price premium definitely shows. CyberPowerPC and iBUYPOWER are horrible companies that use poor-quality parts in their badly-insured rigs. Maingear is far too overpriced (in this price range, at least).
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post #14 of 107
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Originally Posted by jackofhearts495 View Post

I think your best bet would be a Digital Storm "Slade" for $1484. They make nice machines but the price premium definitely shows. CyberPowerPC and iBUYPOWER are horrible companies that use poor-quality parts in their badly-insured rigs. Maingear is far too overpriced (in this price range, at least).


that build is terrible for the money. a 570 and an 800W psu ? yea can get a 670 and a good 650/750W psu for that money
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Okay thanks for the feedback ill talk to him and report back to this thread
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Alienware isn't half bad. Look into the X51, a consumer grade gaming system with console-like familiarity... which may be right for the OP's friend.
 
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Originally Posted by HardwareDecoder View Post

that build is terrible for the money. a 570 and an 800W psu ? yea can get a 670 and a good 650/750W psu for that money

Of course it's terrible for the money. The OP wants a pre-built system so we're pretty much looking at the lesser of the evils here.
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Alienware isn't half bad. Look into the X51, a consumer grade gaming system with console-like familiarity... which may be right for the OP's friend.

The X51 comes with horribly under-powered graphics. You can't even upgrade beyond a GTX 555.
Edited by jackofhearts495 - 8/1/12 at 10:41pm
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post #18 of 107
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jackofhearts495 View Post

Of course it's terrible for the money. The OP wants a pre-built system so we're pretty much looking at the lesser of the evils here.
The X51 comes with horribly under-powered graphics. You can't even upgrade beyond a GTX 555.

that digital storm one isnt half bad for what my friend wants. He doesnt care for the extreme high end stuff as much as we do, he just wants a solid computer.
post #19 of 107
If your not smart enough to put a PC together you probably shouldn't be using one either. ...But some how I doubt that is the case with your friend. Don't build the computer for him without showing him how. And if he is totally insistent on getting a pre-assembled system take it apart on him and help him put it back together. biggrin.gif



I recently went to a LAN party where one of the kids was explaining how he bought his PC from Alienware so that it would be professionally assembled... I really don't want to get started on these people.
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Origin PC's

By far the best
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