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Buying Gaming Computer.

Where to buy a gaming computer?

I want to buy a Gaming PC but i don't know where to get it and i wont to know trusted places because some of them don't look professional. The reason i don't wont to build one is because i don't wont to mess it up and be out the money and still not have a PC. ( Not Alien ware because they are a little over priced)

Should I buy a gaming computer or a car?

I'm 18 and I'm debating on buying a gaming computer or a car, I don't have my license yet ( I haven't even done my 5 hour course yet) and I already have 1200$ saved up in my bank for a car so I don't have the biggest urge to buy a car right now as I wouldn't even be able to drive it by myself.
Now I don't entirely want a gaming PC to just game, I mostly want it because I want to start getting into (indi) game development, and I want a PC a soon as possible because I heard a lot of game developers care about development experience just as much as school education for code programming, graphic design etc. ( which I plan on doing ), so I want to get the most experience as soon as possible
Now going back to my car I want get my license within the next 2 months and I have a job currently making only about 120$ a week
And back to gaming PC, gaming is the only thing I can honestly say I do for fun as a hobby, nothing else interests me and I heard when you get a job make sure it's something you like doing, so being a game developer is what I think of the most when I think of that phrase. Btw if I were to buy a gaming computer than I already have 200$ On the side ( not part of my 1200 in the bank ) saved up for it.

So what do you guys think should I just save up for a car first then get a computer or just save for a computer then work my way for a car

Should I buy a gaming computer or a motorcycle?

I have recently come into $5000, 1500 of which is going to fix my car, maybe a little more. I would like to buy something nice for myself with the rest or at least half of the rest. I am contemplating getting either, a nice $2500, gaming pc or spending the rest on a motorcycle (sports bike). I would prefer to get the motorcycle to have a hobby outside of home, because I already have an xbox and a computer(non-gaming, and I am a pretty big gamer) but I feel like I need to cut back on gaming and get out of the house more... SO, what is your opinion based on what I have written, a motorcycle or a gaming pc?

Good gaming computer from frys or best buy?

I'll cut to the chase. I need a gaming computer that is reliable, won't break after like 2 years. ability to upgrade all of it's specs if I wish. and can run games that require these specs.
I say from Frys or best buy because I do not wish to buy online. so if you could give me a link to a gaming computer from one of these stores.

Microsoft® Windows® 2000/XP
Intel® Pentium® 4 2.0 GHz or AMD® Athlon™ XP 2000+
1 GB RAM
16X CD-ROM Drive
4 GB Available HDD Space
NVIDIA® GeForce™ 6200
16-bit Sound Card

Should I build a gaming computer? or Buy one pre Built?

I always hear that building a gaming computer is cheaper and better, however I dont know a thing about how to build one and how to get all the parts to be compatible and I dont even know where I would began to start searching to find all the parts for the best price to me it just seems like building one would be easier. I'll just give you a little background on what I plan to play, I want to have a computer that can run BF3 on High settings and get around 60+ FPS, also be able to play minecraft on Far with 60+ FPS, Can someone assist me in what I should do, I have $1000 to spend towards this computer, If you are able to help me it would be greatly appreciated if you could tell me some of the main components to have on the computer so I at least know where to start. I have set aside $300 dollars for a monitor and already have a keyboard and mouse so I will not need to use the $1000 towards that. If Making a computer within my wanted specifications isn't possible please let me know.

Buying a gaming PC from a pawn shop?

So I just saw a custom-made gaming PC from the pawn shop at only $200 including monitor, mouse, keyboard, ect. I'm planning to buy it, but not sure what should I do when I get it. Should I just install all my applications such as Steam, Skype, Chrome, or should I do something first like install an antivirus or something?

Should I buy a gaming PC?

Hello :3
200-300$ btw will not get you a fair enough gaming PC at all. Sorry...but:
So for Christmas it's entirely up to you what you want to get.
If you want to spend less money then purchase a 720 or PS4 (console). Because regardless for a gaming PC it will cost you more. However the thing with PC gaming is that it will always be ahead of the console market in games, graphics and everything else.
With a PC you can have everything in one instead of having to leave your PC for something and play a game on your console (e.g on Facebook and wanna play a game that will need your internet) or something along the lines of that.
I'd go with a PC because the variety of everything is immense and just awesome.
I'll link a top-of-the-line gaming PC that will run almost anything on the best graphics for the next year or two then games will be utilizing much more intense graphics that your GPU probably won't be able to handle at Ultra settings etc. Even then, you could run the games at a default graphics w/ a decent FPS. Take note that a decent gaming PC to run most games without having to lower your graphics all the time to play it will cost around 500-700$. Although you can get PC's that go up to 20000$.

Again, I'd go with a PC for various reasons. But up to you man!

Best luck on your decision~

How bad is buying a gaming PC at Walmart?

As I’ve mentioned in another question there is no hard definition for a gaming pc. That said, Walmart does offer reasonable prices on computers including gaming computers.You may however want to play close attention to the warranties. Just because a desktop comes with a good processor, graphics card, and lots of ram, doesn’t mean it has a high quality power supply, motherboard, cooling fans, or hard drives. One part not performing well may cause other parts to fail too, especially in the case of the power supply. I have literally seen cheap power supplies go up in smoke and flames. When building my own desktop I only buy parts with a warranty of at least 5 years, but I’ve learned to be cautious. If you buy for example the “CYBERPOWERPC Gamer Xtreme VR GXiVR3800WST” available at now in walmart stores, you do get a lot of power for the price, but it only comes with a 1 year limited hardware warranty, and the reputation of the service they offer if you need to warranty is not great either. Walmart carries a lot of these kinds of brands. You may want to get a desktop that has at least a 3 year warranty, and a reputation for good service. That will be harder to find in Walmart stores.I’m not sure if you were actually thinking about a gaming laptop. Laptops are convenient, but tend to have even shorter lifespans, and are usually vastly inferior for gaming against similarly priced desktops. You pay more to get a laptop with the same model of graphics card, as opposed to a desktop, and even then the names are deceiving because the “mobility” versions of graphics cards are typically much less powerful despite sharing a name. So factor that in when making a decision.Remember the biggest impact on gaming performance usually comes from the GPU (graphics card). Before buying a gaming computer look up benchmarks online for the model of graphics card the computer your considering contains, and compare it to the benchmarks of graphics cards in other computers you are considering.

What things should I know before buying a gaming PC?

Think before you act. What I mean is many run out and buy/build a gaming PC, then find games to play. The more correct manner, especially if you’re on a budget, is to get a list of games you plan to play and buy/build based off the hardware specifications for those games. In other words, a 8-core processor, GTX 1080, and 32GB of RAM sounds awesome to an enthusiast, but if you’re only planning on playing Minesweeper, you’ve essentially built a bulldozer to move 10 pounds of dirt.Next up, I’ve said this a few times in previous answers, the price tag between buying and building is often very competitive, but it can also be stupidly one-sided. Before you buy, look at the specific parts and use PCPartPicker or similar outlet to build a comparable system and compare costs there. Remember to factor in the OS in your cost comparison. You’ll often see that the prices are in par with each other OR that the store bought computer is grossly overpriced. Also keep in mind the advantages of buying an off the shelf computer from one retailer, specifically the warranty process.Last but not least, do your research. Every praised manufacture has a line of what I call red-headed step children. A line of products that just failed to meet the par on their usual quality and performance. Avoid these. Take the time to research the CPU. I’ve noticed some stores having sales on computers, but upon further examining, I noticed that many of the processors are old or they’re including Win7, which reached it’s EOL in a little over 2 years. If you plan on expanding in 3 years, buy with this in mind. Avoid Dells as expanding hardware tends to be problematic. Plan for the future. 8GB is what many budget gamers have, but if you have the budget, reach for 12GB to give yourself a bit of longevity.Ultimately if you have a question, ask a trusted friend or hop on a message board or something similar.