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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.
haha professionally assembled.. everything you said is true a trained monkey could put a pc together
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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.

How about you buy all the parts with all the extra warranties that Newegg or any other site offers for extra money? It's a 3rd party company (your retailer) covering for any problems.

Facepalm. It's like paying for warranty when you already have warranty with the manufacturer.
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Trust me, you will NOT get any positive answers about pre-built computers from this forum, lol.
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post #25 of 107
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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.

What's wrong with people buying pre-built? It's obviously not the best value, but some people like the "peace of mind" of buying a whole system. I know this an enthusiast forum, and while it's okay to make sure the OP knows that going pre-built isn't a great value, it's something we should be respecting and helping him with.
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www.xoticpc.com

You might actually get a bit more value from this than Digital Storm.
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Might wanna check here as well: http://www.falcon-nw.com/
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post #27 of 107
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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).

This is pure BS.

You get to choose every single part that goes into your PC at cyberpowerpc so if there's low quality parts then it's because you chose them.

CyberpowerPC has been around for along time for a reason, you can choose every single component and for a pre-built, you won't beat the price.
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This is pure BS.
You get to choose every single part that goes into your PC at cyberpowerpc so if there's low quality parts then it's because you chose them.
CyberpowerPC has been around for along time for a reason, you can choose every single component and for a pre-built, you won't beat the price.
NCIX will, they will price match Newegg on parts even and I am 99% positive that they build systems for a flat fee too. Watercooling and all.

What you should do is invite your friend over, show him a few builds online using your computer, then show him how much cheaper it could be if he bought from newegg. When he says he doesn't want to build it, turn off your PC and start tearing it down while talking casually to him about how easy it is. Then have him help build it back up real quick and boom, he just helped build his first PC. Had a buddy help install a new HSF on my brothers computer a few months back and he was hooked as soon as I took a side panel off.
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post #29 of 107
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Might wanna check here as well: http://www.falcon-nw.com/

Yes Falcon NW is a very good company. They build good PCs and I recommend them.
But seriously build your own computer. Like everyone else said. Its more worth it because you already have a warranty from the manufacturer and plus its probably cheaper plus a greater learning experience.
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haha professionally assembled.. everything you said is true a trained monkey could put a pc together

I would like to take a good laugh if Alienware actually used trained monkeys. biggrin.gif
    
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Falcon NW has configurations of its Talon computer within your budget.

http://build.falcon-nw.com/
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