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post #11 of 19
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i originally had a prebuilt computer and was thinking of just adding some ram and maybe a gfx card to it. i will post it back up the pic again

however, if it is custom, i would be building it so they wouldn't be doing much of anything cept for buying the parts
Edited by chinesethunda - 2/9/11 at 6:39am
   
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post #12 of 19
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Originally Posted by chinesethunda View Post
however, if it is custom, i would be building it so they wouldn't be doing much of anything cept for buying the parts
I can't think of anyone that uses a computer simply for email/web/finance that wants to do any upgrades or repairs on their own time.

I'm sure they'll tell you what they prefer, if they care, I'd call them up and ask if they'd prefer a warranty from one company or a warranty for each specific part in their system from covered by different manufacturers.
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post #13 of 19
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i dont think they would really care about warranties. they check some stuff, but its also for my brother and hes like 11 or so so he will be getting into some light gaming in the future. i don't want it to be too bad because i use it when i go home, so i want it to have a dedicated gfx card and decent ram. if i can get a better computer pieced together for 500 than a prebuilt then i will probably go that route. i would like to know how much i can get each for and the quality of the build
   
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post #14 of 19
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Which would be better prebuilt or custom for the same price?
   
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post #15 of 19
well normally custom usually will be better in the long run if you want to upgrade lets say a processor, or gpu but with prebuilts i know its a pain to upgrade any hardware because i have a prebuilt and man does it suck if i wan to try to intall a better gpu, cpu, dvd drive because the space is so small to work with as well as the cable managemnet just is cra p
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post #16 of 19
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i updated my build and how does it look?
   
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post #17 of 19
OK, is this computer for any gaming at all? If not, you can drop the GTX 460 video card for a much lesser card.
     
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post #18 of 19
nice nice i agree witht the above post the 460 is for intense gaming and you should upgrade to caviar black for faster hdd
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post #19 of 19
CPU: Core i3
MoBo: Looks fine to me.
GPU: 46xx/56xx
RAM: I would usually recommend G.Skill/Mushkin/Kingston but those Patriots should suit you fine.
HDD: Really no need for anything faster.
Case: Pick up a cheap Antec/Cooler Master.
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