1. Post #1
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    I finally have enough money and I want to buy a pre-built computer. I'm looking at the Gamer Scorpius 8000 for $699. I want to know what parts to interchange to get the best deal, I'm pretty new to this "pc building" thing.

    Here's the PC:
    http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/Gamer_Scorpius_8000/

  2. Post #2
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    Quick question. Why aren't you building it? Be honest, if it's because you have never built a pc before/afraid to screw up we can help you through the process.
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    No no no no no NO

    Build it yourself, not buy from someone.

    I assume your maximum budget is $700?
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    Yes, that's my maximum budget.

    My friend just ordered a pre built pc from this website and his doesn't have any issues.

    Edited:

    Also, what is so bad about buying a pc from there?

  5. Post #5
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    Just because your friend bought a prebuilt doesn't mean you should. You can easily save yourself a bit of money if you build it yourself.

    Give me five minutes and I'll give you a good build.
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    What website are you building it from? newegg?

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    What website are you building it from? newegg?
    Newegg, NCIX, amazon are all good sites to order parts from in the US

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    Yes, along with others that might come up like NCIX, and a few others here and there.

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    Is it possible to build a really good gaming pc with my budget?

    Edited:

    Do I have to buy the operating system seperately?

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    Is it possible to build a really good gaming pc with my budget?

    Edited:

    Do I have to buy the operating system seperately?
    It's possible to build a good gaming pc for $600+OS, but you don't hit great until around $800-$900.
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    I do have enough money for an 800, but I don't want it to screw up.

    Edited:

    So, I budgeted myself for 700

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    You'll perform well if you turn some settings down.

    Also, do you need an OS included or do you already have a key?

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    I need a new OS

    Edited:

    I need to know why it is bad to buy a pre-built from cyberpowerpc.com

    Edited:

    Also, I don't need the monitor, unless its less than 100$

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    Wow thanks, but I also need a mouse and keyboard

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    I need to know why it is bad to buy a pre-built from cyberpowerpc.com
    They aren't the worst offenders, but you get screwed on the labor they charge behind the scenes.

    Edited:

    Wow thanks, but I also need a mouse and keyboard
    If you have a Bestbuy or local computer store like Fry's Marketplace/Microcenter by your house then go check them out. I've given up recommending keyboards/mice because everyone is different in what they like.
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    I'm willing to pay over the budget for a mouse+keyboard

    Edited:

    Any cheap generic mouse and keyboard is fine

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    You will get better parts for the same budget if you build yourself instead of buying.
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    Okay I found a keyboard+mouse with good reviews on them for 6$ each. I think I'm all set.

    Edited:

    Overall budget is 701$

    Edited:

    Unless there's anything else you guys want to tell me, I'm gonna buy it now. Thanks for all your help guys.

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    All I can say is thanks for listening to reason without telling us off in the process. Enjoy your pc bro.
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    The order has been processed. I'll be back in a few days to ask how to put it together correctly.
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    The order has been processed. I'll be back in a few days to ask how to put it together correctly.
    Newegg has a tutorial:


    You could also go on YouTube and search for "how to build a PC" for other tutorials too.
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_56k...ure=plpp_video
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...c,2601-10.html

    Newegg does a great job explaining how to build it. Not to mention your case manual and mobo manual will also tell you everything you need to know in terms of wiring.

    Edited:

    And ninja'd by a good post.
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    Why did it order my mouse for separate shipping and handling?

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    It's all a matter of personal preference at the end of the day.

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    Not even talking about looks, there's absolutely no cable management in the 300 and it's outdated

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    I already bought it all, quit getting your panties in a bunch.
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    I already bought it all, quit getting your panties in a bunch.
    He was trying to make it a bit easier for you had you not ordered it already, no need to say that.
    But good luck with the build, hope everything turns out well.
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    You can easily throw in a $20 one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827135204

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    I assume that one is pretty great to your standards?

    What about the 16-18$ ones?

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    It doesn't really matter which one you get. You'll probably only use it once or twice anyways.

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  35. Post #35
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    Where's the disk drive?
    I more or less assumed you would use the one in your old desktop. Disk drives haven't evolved at the rate that other hardware has.

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    Order is processing now.

    Edited:

    I more or less assumed you would use the one in your old desktop. Disk drives haven't evolved at the rate that other hardware has.
    I can't do that because my little brothers use the other pc.

    Edited:

    Now that's dealt with, my friend wants to sell me his old monitor for 100$. I see a lot of monitors on newegg for way less than that. What should I do?

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    Now that's dealt with, my friend wants to sell me his old monitor for 100$. I see a lot of monitors on newegg for way less than that. What should I do?
    I'd recommend this monitor:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824236204

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    Now, is there anything pretty good for even less money?

  39. Post #39
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    Now, is there anything pretty good for even less money?
    Not unless you buy refurbished monitors.

  40. Post #40
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    Are those reliable?