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i could tell the mobo and PSU are gonna suck if its like a HP gateway type of pc.
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I really think I am just going to get it at Best Buy. It's a great store. Also, I am getting a gift card for a large amount there this Christmas. Hopefully this amount will exceed $500. If it is $500, that's only $500 more for me to spend. For the rig in my sig, that's awesome!!!
No comment on the bold part

In your situation, I'd do the following: Spend the Best Buy certificate on a really good monitor, and then build the rig yourself. You'll be annoyed to no end with a pre-build, non-overclockable rig. And regarding warranty, that's all nonsense. All parts come with warranty, either 3 year, 5 year, or lifetime.
    
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No comment on the bold part

In your situation, I'd do the following: Spend the Best Buy certificate on a really good monitor, and then build the rig yourself. You'll be annoyed to no end with a pre-build, non-overclockable rig. And regarding warranty, that's all nonsense. All parts come with warranty, either 3 year, 5 year, or lifetime.
Yeah, but I can't screw up, and fry it while building. PLUS, I don't have much money...at all, this will be a month and a half's salary without the gift card.
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post #24 of 26
Better go ahead and buy a new power supply to. The Gheyway psu wont hold up to a 7900GS for to long. You really are better of buying the pieces and building it yourself. Its not that hard at all. And if you fry somthing.. BIG DEAL!! THATS THE BEAUTY OF THE RMA!!!. Most memory makers have lifetime warrentys, mobo's 3 to 5 years , my video card has a 3 year warrenty on it. If you fry somthing you send it back and say it was faulty.
    
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Better go ahead and buy a new power supply to. The Gheyway psu wont hold up to a 7900GS for to long. You really are better of buying the pieces and building it yourself. Its not that hard at all. And if you fry somthing.. BIG DEAL!! THATS THE BEAUTY OF THE RMA!!!. Most memory makers have lifetime warrentys, mobo's 3 to 5 years , my video card has a 3 year warrenty on it. If you fry somthing you send it back and say it was faulty.
1. I am looking for mainly convenience, and buying a PC from the store is EASY!!!
2. I have to wait and buy the GPU and New PSU later anyway, I can't afford them now...Sadly.
3. I have to buy Christmas presents.
4. Before Christmas I am going to have only about $450-$500
5. HOPEFULLY by January 1, I will be up to $1,000
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post #26 of 26
well honestly if you must but if you could hold off to jan. to get it and order the stuff and do it your self its much better in the end, i built my first comp with no prior experience-basically i decided if i wanted to learn then i should build it form the ground up unfortinatly i didnt have this site to help me out and i was super uber noob instead of just uber noob and i still put together a pc with minimal fuss (had to ask the comp store guys a few questions) but all in all it went right together and it was a very fun learning experience (been addicted ever since lol)

i think that for the price youd be better off doing it yourself and as far as future proofing as much as possible atleast you can upgrade your own build far easier then soemthing prebuilt and thus make it last longer

just my opinion, and the warranties are better per part then a pre built system
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