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_Oro_
06-12-2011, 10:06 PM
It's time for this thread again...

I'm looking to buy a gaming computer on the cheap. I need everything
including the monitor. Cheap for me would ideally be under 1k.

Any suggestions? Like what websites are the best and what hardware. I'm
guessing I have to build it myself to get the best deal.

Thanks in advance to the awesome O-mane computer tech team.

BTW I'll be buying it in the States.

teknic
06-12-2011, 10:58 PM
www.newegg.com (http://www.newegg.com)

I swear by newegg for anything computer related. They have great prices on everything, have some wicked sales and their customer service is top notch. Not to mention any time I've bought from them, the shipping has been ridiculously fast. I live in Canada, but I've been buying things from the newegg US website for years (newegg.ca was just recently launched) and things coming from California arrived in 4-5 days, while the items from their New Jersey warehouse came to my door in 2-3 days. Not bad for most of the things I purchased being qualified for free shipping!

You can also read customer posted reviews for the items they sell, which is very helpful. They are great on returns and exchanges as well. I really can't say enough good things about them.

Edit:
If you're going for a desktop computer, you should build it yourself to save yourself cash and get current performance hardware. $1000 won't buy you a top of the line rig, but it's an okay starting point.

If you're looking for a laptop, you won't be able to build it yourself as almost all laptop components are soldered to the motherboard. You can still get some great gaming laptops for $1000 though, I would recommend Asus for a gaming laptop manufacturer.

Doggcow
06-12-2011, 11:28 PM
Rig up something you like, and buy the individual parts.

I just had a thread on this a few months ago. So the tech has totally improved since then.

Set yourself a budget first, and start looking at CPU's+Mobo's and go from there.

_Oro_
06-12-2011, 11:30 PM
Just to clarify I'm looking for a desktop. Thanks for the suggestions so far.

Maybe a gaming laptop would be good tho....

Fedaykin
06-12-2011, 11:42 PM
Define "gaming computer"

You gonna be playing Solitare, WOW or Crysis 2?

Doggcow
06-12-2011, 11:48 PM
Just to clarify I'm looking for a desktop. Thanks for the suggestions so far.

Maybe a gaming laptop would be good tho....

Desktops will be a lot cheaper btw, so it's a budget thing.

_Oro_
06-13-2011, 12:21 AM
The latest and greatest games would be nice.

Blart
06-13-2011, 01:12 AM
Build your own for cheap and run every PC game with full visual splendor.

How to put it together:
http://techreport.com/articles.x/13671

The $610 Econobox:
http://techreport.com/articles.x/20722/2

(This thing melts the face off any 360/PS3. Run Crysis 2 with visuals on high, play Rage the day it comes out.)

_Oro_
06-13-2011, 01:13 AM
Build your own.

How to put it together:
http://techreport.com/articles.x/13671

The $610 Econobox:
http://techreport.com/articles.x/20722/2

(This thing melts the face off any 360/PS3.)

The $870 Utility Player:
http://techreport.com/articles.x/20722/4

Woo nice!

gyldenlove
06-13-2011, 06:55 AM
The 3 most important components are GPU-CPU-MOBO in that order, so determine how much you want and where you get the best bang for your buck and then the rest will fall into place.

That One Guy
06-13-2011, 06:57 AM
My only input:

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