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post #11 of 16
build it yourself, and you'll save money that you can plow into getting more games.

Ask one one of the intel forums, or look at the PMs you got and you can be helped out easily .
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post #12 of 16
Definitely build it yourself, it isnt hard, and with OCN here, it couldn't be easier to find help, but most important of all, you gain experience
post #13 of 16
Yea dude. When I bought my PC I spent a little over a grand. I had barely any knowladge about computers or what you need for gaming at the time. Now, about 6 or 7 months later, I have a shopping cart on tigerdirect/newegg with parts for the new computer im going to build. It is at least 2x better than my current one and is almost half the price. 750$
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post #14 of 16
mhm build it yourself im sure that it will cheaper with higher quality parts and you will have the option of more customization and be able to OVERCLOCK you pc.
post #15 of 16
and we all how fun overclocking can be
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post #16 of 16
Not fun in a summer afternoon when you can't turn on the AC because you want to see how the temps would look like if you left it on while you're at school or work...

I was literally melting. Eventually I started going to watch TV and came back to check every 5 min cause I just couldn't bear it D:
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