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I have decided to get one of these two but I'm not sure which is better for games.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16883113058

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16883229025
post #2 of 16
Neither, build your own

...but if you must buy a prebuilt, I would say the Gateway.
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Get the first one, if you must buy a pre-built.
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The gateway's definitely better, twice the ram, 2 HDDs for a raid setup, a Q9300 which at least at stock will certainly be better. I have to say it though, would be much better building your own :/
    
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Thank you. I would build by own but every time I try and price it out I wind up spending more then the pre built systems.
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I actually just put together a shopping cart containing the same items as the gateway, and its $160 less.

I would browse the intel build forum and look at some of the builds that we've put together. It's worth a look
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Originally Posted by testiclease View Post
Thank you. I would build by own but every time I try and price it out I wind up spending more then the pre built systems.
Grr. Ill build it for you. If you supply me with ciggarettes and mountain dew. PM me.
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I pm'd you.


Doing it yourself is always better.
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I actually just put together a shopping cart containing the same items as the gateway, and its $160 less.

I would browse the intel build forum and look at some of the builds that we've put together. It's worth a look
I knew it was a good deal for that Gateway. $160 less isn't the normal margin for building it yourself (I generally see 20-30%).
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post #10 of 16
You could build a lot better PC than that gateway for around a grand.

https://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion...t=N&ID=9422988

There's a build for ya. Q6600, 8800gt, 4GB Ram, P35-DS3L, etc.
$970.89
Edited by ImmortalKenny - 5/19/08 at 12:09am
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