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Old 09-05-2012, 06:45 PM   #1
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Default I want to buy a kickass gaming desktop under 2k

What do I do? Should I get a buddy to build me one, do I check out best buy or futureshop, do I buy a custom made one online?

What specs do you guys recommend?
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Old 09-05-2012, 06:52 PM   #2
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Default Re: I want to buy a kickass gaming desktop under 2k

this sexy b'tch

http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/C...er_Black_Pearl

only 1.3k
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:24 PM   #3
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That looks nice. Can you find me a laptop with some gaming guts, too? Something under 1k

I'm looking to get something that will run 2K13 - then I can play it on flights
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:33 PM   #4
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Default Re: I want to buy a kickass gaming desktop under 2k

You could save yourself a lot of money (and get a better product) if you built your own.

I was tempted to do so a few years ago, but chickened out. A lot of helpful message boards out there that essentially give you unlimited help with step by step services.

Or you can pay someone to custom build one. Probably could get a great set up for about 1.5 and still save cash.
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:37 PM   #5
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Default Re: I want to buy a kickass gaming desktop under 2k

If you want pre-built, this site has good stuff. Make sure you get an Intel processor though.

http://www.ibuypower.com/




For a laptop, Razer just made a nice one, but it's over $2k.
http://www.razerzone.com/gaming-systems/razer-blade
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:10 PM   #6
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:28 PM   #7
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Default Re: I want to buy a kickass gaming desktop under 2k

Well, Google it and look at the ratings. Most PC's in the 1k range would give you 3-5 years worth of good quality gaming.

Or go to www.Newegg.com and after researching/replicating someone else's build, create your own. You'll probably even save more that way.
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Default Re: I want to buy a kickass gaming desktop under 2k

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that looks pretty bad ass....unfortunately I live in Canada im gonna get screwed with taxes and customs fees plus 100 shipping....

http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/produ...9243dc7 3en02

How does this one compare to the black pearl?
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:31 PM   #9
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Cream cheese and a bagel, have a glass of milk and an eggo. Craving some coconut waffles right now.
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:38 PM   #10
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Default Re: I want to buy a kickass gaming desktop under 2k

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If you want pre-built, this site has good stuff. Make sure you get an Intel processor though.

http://www.ibuypower.com/




For a laptop, Razer just made a nice one, but it's over $2k.
http://www.razerzone.com/gaming-systems/razer-blade


i bought from Ibuypower like 5 years ago. they were the best bang for the buck at the time, and i was real happy with it.
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:51 PM   #11
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Default Re: I want to buy a kickass gaming desktop under 2k

stupid shits build it urself via newegg etc

microcenter also often has good deals


Also, with the current rollout of the new Ivy-Bridge CPUS's, it may be best to wait a bit and see what happens with prices.

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Old 09-05-2012, 08:55 PM   #12
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Default Re: I want to buy a kickass gaming desktop under 2k

You can have a buddy build one that's pretty sweet.

I'd go:

400 Graphics
300 Processor
150-250 Motherboard
200-300 for SSD with a backup for storage
80-120 for a case
80-150 for memory

Piece together mouse-keyoboard/gamepad.

And spend whatever you can afford on a monitor between 24-27.

If that's chump change then put whatever extra you can into the GPU and CPU.
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:56 PM   #13
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Default Re: I want to buy a kickass gaming desktop under 2k

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stupid shits build it urself via newegg etc

microcenter also often has good deals


Also, with the current rollout of the new Ivy-Bridge CPUS's, it may be best to wait a bit and see what happens with prices.

Yeah my buddy just told me about new egg...they have some well priced pre made ones too
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:58 PM   #14
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Default Re: I want to buy a kickass gaming desktop under 2k

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Yeah my buddy just told me about new egg...they have some well priced pre made ones too

TBH you would be better off asking questions like this @ a forum like http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:59 PM   #15
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that looks pretty bad ass....unfortunately I live in Canada im gonna get screwed with taxes and customs fees plus 100 shipping....

http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/produ...9243dc7 3en02

How does this one compare to the black pearl?

Gaming-wise, Black Pearl is miles ahead. Honestly, I wouldn't pay 1.5k for the Cyberpower PC Power Mega II if you are using it for gaming because the graphic card and sound system aren't that good . The Cyberpower PC Power Mega II operating system is Windows 7 PRO, you should be looking for OS HOME mainly because you're using it for gaming; and OS:Home is slightly cheaper as well.

@Rat, I will help you look one up after I get off work. But if you are looking to spend under 1k, try searching for the ASUS brand.
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