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OP said he wanted to spend less than the what the ones form costco were, which was $1299.

Edit: Ender, why get a velociraptor when hes on a budget? $1 per GB for raptor or $.15 for the SE16. He also doesn't need a 700w PSU, not even close, look at a 500w if you get a Thermaltake.

Edit 2: I do agree though, get an aftermarket heatsink for the CPU, if you are spending $50 for a vendetta2 I would say get a TRUE or Nocuta NH-U12P instead (the latter being my suggestion).
Thank you for the quick replies ! I have a few questions zaeric19. How hard is to to assemble a pc? I guess I'm somewhat computer savvy. If I have a guide I would probably be able to do it. I have installed ram before and stuff like that but nothing this big. I am throughly confused with your list you most recently put up. I don't know computer slang that well and have no clue what parts you are referring to. Would you please make me a list of parts again with the changes you have made.
I am also wondering why I should not upgrade to a quad instead of a duo because I want this pc to be able to perform above the bare minimum on popular games in the future (like COD4 for me right now, which is why I haven't bought it yet . It would run like crap on my pc. My graphics card is the minimum) well for at least 3-4 years, so wouldn't it be worth the investment to upgrade. I am also wondering if I should sell the pc I use now for gaming, maybe I can get store credit at a place like costco that buys pc's cause I shop there all the time for about 1/2 of everything I buy. Does it look worthwhile to wait a few more months or 1/2 a year or something because of technology getting cheaper, or is that just a something I think would happen? Do you suggest buying from a dealer other that newegg for a better price? Sorry for all the questions, but I truly need the help. Thanks
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Thank you for the quick replies ! I have a few questions zaeric19. How hard is to to assemble a pc? I guess I'm somewhat computer savvy. If I have a guide I would probably be able to do it. I have installed ram before and stuff like that but nothing this big. I am throughly confused with your list you most recently put up. I don't know computer slang that well and have no clue what parts you are referring to. Would you please make me a list of parts again with the changes you have made.
I am also wondering why I should not upgrade to a quad instead of a duo because I want this pc to be able to perform above the bare minimum on popular games in the future (like COD4 for me right now, which is why I haven't bought it yet . It would run like crap on my pc. My graphics card is the minimum) well for at least 3-4 years, so wouldn't it be worth the investment to upgrade. I am also wondering if I should sell the pc I use now for gaming, maybe I can get store credit at a place like costco that buys pc's cause I shop there all the time for about 1/2 of everything I buy. Does it look worthwhile to wait a few more months or 1/2 a year or something because of technology getting cheaper, or is that just a something I think would happen? Do you suggest buying from a dealer other that newegg for a better price? Sorry for all the questions, but I truly need the help. Thanks
To answer some of your questions, no computer is really going to "last" 3-4 years, because technology is ALWAYS getting better. If you upgrade to the top of the line for every kind of part in your PC, in 3-4 years you'll be lucky if it's midrange. For that same reason, there's no real reason to wait for tech to get cheaper, because it's always going to be getting cheaper. You could wait forever for the market to level off, but there's always going to be something bigger and better on the horizon. There are some exceptions, but for the most part this is generally true.

Unfortunately, that makes deciding if/when to upgrade your computer a pretty difficult decision.

As for building, I built my first comp at 16 and I didn't know anything about computers except that I liked to game. I can tell you this though, by the end you'll know a lot more about computers and you'll also hate computers a lot more they can be frustrating, especially the first time around. Building is cheaper, though, so know that if you're going to upgrade, building your own is the way to go. Just be sure to read the instructions for everything carefully and if you ever get stuck, google and forums are your best friends.

Hope that was of some use to you, cheers.
Edited by Shazbot! - 7/3/08 at 9:01pm
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