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I got my first gaming PC from iBuyPower. It was well-made, nicely configured, and was a great jumping-off point. My roommate owns one from CyberPowerPC and it is also a nice rig.

You could always offer to build one with him, though. Get to spend some time together with a hobby you are obviously both interested in, and give him a nice learning experience.
    
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post #42 of 107
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Originally Posted by identitycrisis View Post

I would recommend XoticPC, not sure of their prices, but i found them to be reasonable when buying my laptop from them. I think they were the cheapest when it came to boutique vendors, especially with some of the markups that some of the others had on the same compoenents, at least for laptops.
Also if your friend is that concerned about warranty its probably better you don't build for him, that way, you dont have to fix it. Ive built 5-6 pcs for others and always end up troubleshooting them afterwards... for free, it takes time, which i don't have a lot of, and leaves me less time to do things I need or want to do.
I'm stuck helping one friend troubleshoot his gpu, another maintaining his Liquid cooling loop, and the pc I built for my aunt had some random issue with a stupid bios setting.
Generally I am a proponent of building them for yourself, but I don't think doing so for others is always the best idea, especially if they are not tech savvy. Also you laugh at Maxing out WoW... if you have a 25 man raid all casting spells... framerate can drop considerably... it needs some horsepower, and they updated the engine and graphics with the expansions.



Also if your friend is that concerned about warranty its probably better you don't build for him, that way, you dont have to fix it. Ive built 5-6 pcs for others and always end up troubleshooting them afterwards... for free, it takes time, which i don't have a lot of, and leaves me less time to do things I need or want to do.

what he said
post #43 of 107
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Hows this:

EXECUTIONER Stage 1 "Prime"
- Cooler Master 942 HAF X
- No Chassis Display / Controller Enchancement
- Stock Chassis Finish - No Custom Exterior Finishes
- No Internal Lighting Enchancements
- 800W Corsair GS Power Supply Unit (Dual SLI Compatible)
- ASUS P8Z77-V LX (Intel Z77 Chipset) (ATX Form Factor, 4 DIMMS, 4 PCI Expansion Slots, *Does Not Support SLI)
- Intel® Core i5-3570K (3.40-3.80GHz) (22nm, 6MB cache) (Quad-Core CPU) (Z77 Motherboard Required)
- Standard Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 Automatic Overclocking
- NVIDIA® GeForce GTX 570 (2.5GB) (Includes PhysX) (EVGA Edition)
- No thanks, Do Not Overclock My Video Card(s)
- No Add-On Card
- No Memory Card Reader
- 500GB 7200RPM Seagate Barracuda (16MB Cache)
- No Secondary Hard Drive
- No 3rd Hard Drive
- No Raid Controller
- No Raid HDD Settings
- No Expansion Bay
- No External Hard Drive
- 24x DVD Writer/Reader + 48x CD Writer/Reader
- No 2nd Optical Drive
- Stock Chassis Fans
- AIR: (Stage 1) SCYTHE Katana III High Performance CPU Cooler (Compatible With i5/i7/AMD Processors)
- No H20 Tube Color - I do not have a FROSTBITE Liquid Cooling System
- 8GB DDR3 1600MHz (4GBx2 SODIMMS) XOTIC PC Certified Performance Series (Highly Recommended) (Hand Tested)
- No Noise Suppression
- No Thanks, Please do not Overclock/Boost My Memory
- High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
- Integrated Motherboard Audio
- Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64-Bit Edition)
- No thanks, I Do Not Want DUAL BOOT Operating System Option
- No Operating System Redline Boost
- No Office Software
- No Keyboard
- No Mouse
- No Monitor
- No Speakers
- No Headset
- No Mouse Pad
- No PC Game Included
- XOTIC PC's White Glove Premium Packaging is standard on all Desktops!
- No Rush Build - Standard Production Time is 8-12 Business Days
- LIFETIME Labor & 1 Year Parts Warranty with LIFETIME 24/7 Domestic Telephone Technical Support

Total: $1,523
Without mouse, keyboard, speakers, or monitor
post #44 of 107
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Originally Posted by Fallacy View Post

Hows this:
EXECUTIONER Stage 1 "Prime"
- Cooler Master 942 HAF X
- No Chassis Display / Controller Enchancement
- Stock Chassis Finish - No Custom Exterior Finishes
- No Internal Lighting Enchancements
- 800W Corsair GS Power Supply Unit (Dual SLI Compatible)
- ASUS P8Z77-V LX (Intel Z77 Chipset) (ATX Form Factor, 4 DIMMS, 4 PCI Expansion Slots, *Does Not Support SLI)
- Intel® Core i5-3570K (3.40-3.80GHz) (22nm, 6MB cache) (Quad-Core CPU) (Z77 Motherboard Required)
- Standard Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 Automatic Overclocking
- NVIDIA® GeForce GTX 570 (2.5GB) (Includes PhysX) (EVGA Edition)
- No thanks, Do Not Overclock My Video Card(s)
- No Add-On Card
- No Memory Card Reader
- 500GB 7200RPM Seagate Barracuda (16MB Cache)
- No Secondary Hard Drive
- No 3rd Hard Drive
- No Raid Controller
- No Raid HDD Settings
- No Expansion Bay
- No External Hard Drive
- 24x DVD Writer/Reader + 48x CD Writer/Reader
- No 2nd Optical Drive
- Stock Chassis Fans
- AIR: (Stage 1) SCYTHE Katana III High Performance CPU Cooler (Compatible With i5/i7/AMD Processors)
- No H20 Tube Color - I do not have a FROSTBITE Liquid Cooling System
- 8GB DDR3 1600MHz (4GBx2 SODIMMS) XOTIC PC Certified Performance Series (Highly Recommended) (Hand Tested)
- No Noise Suppression
- No Thanks, Please do not Overclock/Boost My Memory
- High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
- Integrated Motherboard Audio
- Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64-Bit Edition)
- No thanks, I Do Not Want DUAL BOOT Operating System Option
- No Operating System Redline Boost
- No Office Software
- No Keyboard
- No Mouse
- No Monitor
- No Speakers
- No Headset
- No Mouse Pad
- No PC Game Included
- XOTIC PC's White Glove Premium Packaging is standard on all Desktops!
- No Rush Build - Standard Production Time is 8-12 Business Days
- LIFETIME Labor & 1 Year Parts Warranty with LIFETIME 24/7 Domestic Telephone Technical Support
Total: $1,523
Without mouse, keyboard, speakers, or monitor
$1500 for a 570 and no name ram? makes me shudder at the thought...

See if you have any local PC shops, most will do builds for a fee. They will probably come with a warranty too, so see what they have to offer. You may be able to save a bit having a shop build it and you order all the parts online. Then your buddy even has a local place to take it if there are any problems.
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post #45 of 107
Try Origin.
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You could always build it yourself and get the case sticker/engraved with a homemade logo... and tell him it's a "Fallacy" brand computer.
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post #47 of 107
We havea real good retail store in town that does a lot of pre-builts,I can vouch for them SWS Computershttp://shopsws.com
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Jeez how is that build worth 1.5k....
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post #50 of 107
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Originally Posted by awsan View Post

people he cant build it GET IT he CANT BUILD IT he can only buy pre-built either help or just shut up

amen.
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