Posted 15 December 2008 - 08:24 PM
Posted 15 December 2008 - 08:40 PM
2 years from now it will all be outdated.
Alienware makes a SICK rig for gaming. But you will end up spending 3k before you know it.
Posted 15 December 2008 - 08:45 PM
The desktop we have now won't handle most games. I can't play sims on it or anything. Could I just have this one upgraded or something?
Posted 15 December 2008 - 08:48 PM
Posted 16 December 2008 - 03:28 PM
Posted 16 December 2008 - 03:44 PM
Posted 16 December 2008 - 04:04 PM
Really the most important thing is a good video card. You can spend $200 and get a very good card that will run any game out there(something like this - very quick search). But then it's a matter of if you have a AGPx16, a good power supply and suitable cooling.
Anything more than a video card and it get's more complex, but if your son is really into it then he can learn himself. I can normally get a system that's equal to a $1000 Dell with about $600.
Posted 16 December 2008 - 04:10 PM
I used to build mine from the ground up, but the time and research it takes vs. the money saved, warranty headaches, made me finally give it up. If I had to have the absolute best stuff then yes, I would build a custom machine and save some decent money. But for lower end stuff....meh its more of a "fun" thing than a "money saving" thing to me -
For me I like doing the research and finding a sweet spot in pricing. I never get top of the line stuff, always a step down - saves a LOT of money. And I stagger my upgrades so I rarely spent a big hunk of cash at a time.
Posted 16 December 2008 - 04:22 PM
Pretty sure they send you step by step instructions, if it's for Ty make him build it himself. Or have father/son time. It's not that bad. If you can program a DVR and put together cheap furniture, you can do it!
Do I look like I know how to build my own?
I just gutted my HP rig I got in February. Only thing original is the DVD-R on it. Got some RAM if you want it. lol
Posted 17 December 2008 - 07:58 AM
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