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Heldo

Buying a New PC

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So, this will be my first time having a Desktop since floppy discs were a thing so I'm looking for some input. I'm looking around 1200-1400 price range and I found a couple of options. I initially looked at building a PC, but in all honesty, these deals look better than buying all the parts individually. Correct me if I'm wrong though, I've been running with laptops for the majority of my gaming life. Most of what I have found is from Cyber Power and I also wondered if anyone has any experience with them? I've posted a couple links below at some options I found. 

Well Rounded, but I kind of want more than a 1060: https://www.amazon.com/CYBERPOWERPC-GLC4200A-Desktop-i7-7700K-7200RPM/dp/B01MRYJG25/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1499820542&sr=8-7&keywords=cyberpowerpc

Extra 20 dollars for 1070, but less HDD space: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/cyberpowerpc-gamer-master-desktop-amd-ryzen-7-16gb-memory-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1070-120gb-ssd-1tb-hard-drive-black/5781149.p?skuId=5781149

If anyone else has other opinions or options in brands/deals you know of, I'd love to get feedback.

Thanks all. 

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Really depends if you want to buy a pre-built computer or one that you have to build yourself, generally pre-built is more expensive.

If you want to build yourself this is a good option: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/WvmKm8

If you want to buy a pre-built I would recommend talking to @Cheyowen, I know he recently purchased a fairly good pre-built rig.

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Honestly pick your parts yourself, I made the same mistake you would make by buying a PC and compromising certain things. I got a strong CPU for Arma but got shafted with a 1gb GTX 750 - You can pay the extra 20$ for graphics card and risk the HDD space but really why would you need to upgrade your PC when you just bought it.... Don't make the same mistake I did lol, Pick Your Parts!

 

what I bought for ~$900-

i7-4970k, GTX 750 (1gb), 8gb ram, 2tb HDD

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1 hour ago, Chronos said:

Really depends if you want to buy a pre-built computer or one that you have to build yourself, generally pre-built is more expensive.

If you want to build yourself this is a good option: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/WvmKm8

If you want to buy a pre-built I would recommend talking to @Cheyowen, I know he recently purchased a fairly good pre-built rig.

Can't go wrong with building what Chronos linked.

For prebuilts I would have to direct you to either @Wolfey or Cheyowen, but personally I recommend building.. it's like legos but you can lose spend a fortune!

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If you are not interested in going with a custom build and want a prebuilt one then Bestbuy is pretty sweet. You can custom search for certain things you want more then others or price range, or whatever. I just searched on there for a few hours selecting things I really wanted and found one that is fantastic and not too insane price wise.

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On 7/11/2017 at 6:04 PM, Chronos said:

Really depends if you want to buy a pre-built computer or one that you have to build yourself, generally pre-built is more expensive.

If you want to build yourself this is a good option: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/WvmKm8

If you want to buy a pre-built I would recommend talking to @Cheyowen, I know he recently purchased a fairly good pre-built rig.

thats a really good pc build too

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On 7/11/2017 at 8:53 PM, Heldo said:

I have this PC its a pretty good PC . The price for it probably is not worth it tho considering you can build a better one for cheaper but that is just my opinion if you want a prebuilt then this one is pretty decent.

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49 minutes ago, Ibarra said:

thats a really good pc build too

I have basically that exact build, only differences is a better mobo and a smaller micro atx case.

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dont get a B250M motherboard, especially if you have a 1200-1400 dollar budget and have a "k" series processor. The K series requires a Z170 or Z270 motherboard to overclock without issues.

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I've encountered a problem with my new build. I got a TP-Link WDN4800 adapter and while it works; it is incredibly slow. I am getting download speeds of 5-20 when my laptop would get my full speeds of 155. I've tried installing the actual adapters for the TP-Link, but nothing seems to help the speeds. Anyone have any other ideas - other than eathernet cables... 

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1 hour ago, Heldo said:

I've encountered a problem with my new build. I got a TP-Link WDN4800 adapter and while it works; it is incredibly slow. I am getting download speeds of 5-20 when my laptop would get my full speeds of 155. I've tried installing the actual adapters for the TP-Link, but nothing seems to help the speeds. Anyone have any other ideas - other than eathernet cables... 

I can't suggest much other than checking the basics (which I'm sure you've already done)... http://www.tp-link.com/en/faq-709.html

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