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Looking to get a New Computer system

Cyberpower systems any good?

By on December 8, 2012 1:54:40 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

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Looking to get a new System. Just wanted to know who made the best systems for around $950

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December 8, 2012 2:56:00 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

you could try googling 'best computers for $950'. I just did and there were lots of good hints.

 

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December 8, 2012 4:06:44 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I'd build my own. For that kind of loot, you could build a much better rig than you can buy!

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December 8, 2012 4:13:54 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting RedneckDude,
I'd build my own. For that kind of loot, you could build a much better rig than you can buy!

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December 8, 2012 4:29:46 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

DYI boxes are all ways better. like RedneckDude said for that kind of scratch you can build a nice rig.  

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December 8, 2012 5:01:40 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting RedneckDude,
I'd build my own. For that kind of loot, you could build a much better rig than you can buy!

Yep, this. Just built a rig for my sister for $500. If I had bought the equivalent rig at Costco or something, would've set me back ~$800-$1,000. 

For $950 you could make a really sweet build depending on if you already have some of the peripherals (mouse, keyboard, monitor) from an old computer that you're happy with. I spent that much four years ago on my current home computer build and it still does really well with today's software & games. Well, sometime next year I'll probably look into upgrading my AMD X4 955 BE and nVidia 260GTX... but for now I'm still impressed.

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December 8, 2012 10:17:08 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Thanks for the Replies. .

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December 9, 2012 12:32:24 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

It's all relative....my graphic card was near enough to 950 ....

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December 9, 2012 6:09:00 PM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

Building it yourself will always get you the best value.

But some companies online can get pretty close to the price that you would pay for just the components.   I'd recommend Digital Storm if you don't want to build it yourself.  They have good prices, and I've had good luck with them in the past.  And they don't put any crapware on your computer either, so thats nice.

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December 9, 2012 6:34:23 PM from GUIChamps Forums GUIChamps Forums

Quoting Jafo,
It's all relative....my graphic card was near enough to 950

 

OK, so.. in the spirit of Christmas and all things related to chocolate covered puppy dogs.. I have to ask...

 

Why? 

 

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December 9, 2012 7:24:03 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting vStyler,
Why?

Because....

as good as the GTX 260 mentioned WAS it's still not good enough for FSX....actually....nothing is.....

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December 9, 2012 7:45:46 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Oh... right.. forgot you were also a pilot  (Googled FSX)

 

Well HAPPY Holidays from Florida!

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December 9, 2012 9:44:53 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Jafo,
as good as the GTX 260 mentioned WAS

I went from a GTX 260 to a GTX 560, which more than adequately serves my needs and will likely not need upgrading for a few years yet.

However, bak to the OP....

As others have said, building your own will result in getting more of what you want, rather than what you're given in a pre-build.  You can select your own parts and achieve something more powerful for less cash up front.  Furthermore, if you go with AMD for your CPU, the money you save over a similarly rated Intel chip would allow for a pretty decent SSD for the OS installation. 

Oh, and if you're not too confident building your own PC, try around your local independent PC stores and get some quotes.  I've found that the smaller independents are usually pretty good on parts and labour prices, so yeah, check 'em out before committing yourself to a major brand/company that locks you in to an arrangement with a less than satisfactory PC.   In some cases, a smaller independent will take your own parts and assemble for you, so there are options open to you.

All the best with it.

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