I hope your new computer is
Cat like quick
There! I said it!
Cat like quick
There! I said it!
Build one. You can build one with very good parts for around 700. Plus its fun as hell.i need help. my gaming computer sh!t the bed. the mother board is no more. ive been posting from the local library. any suggestions would be appreciated. my price range is no more than 700 big ones.
That's a good build, definitely +1 on that. Personally I'm a little more inclined to recommend Ryzen processors purely on a price/performance basis, but you really can't go wrong either way.Go to PC Parts Picker. There you can build a PC parts wise and it will show you prices from different distributers. Also, Newegg is a great place to buy parts.
Below is a screen Parts Picker shot of a PC I built a year or so ago for my Dad. Works great with no so far. Not how I would have built it and prices have come down but it is what he wanted. You can use this as a guide if you want. All this build is missing is a dedicated graphics card.
Edit: doesn’t show the 500GB Samsung Evo SSD I out in as well.
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Another +1 on Micro Center, I love that place. I always buy my processors and GPUs there. Really the only downside is that there's only like 20 locations nationwide, but one of them is in Cambridge so I'd bet lots/most of the posters here are close to that one at least.If you're going to build it yourself, I recommend you go to a Micro Center if you have one close. They usually have the best price on processors and give $50 off when combined with a mother board. Their customer service is great and they're local so you can return stuff.
Since budget is such a large concern, it might be worth shopping around other retailers for the best price on the rest of the components. That said, Micro Center has pretty competitive prices across the board.
The crypto price surge has been over for a bit now, thankfully. You're now able to reliably get GPUs for MSRP again. A couple years ago, though, I was helping a friend price out a build and he couldn't find a GTX 1080 anywhere for under $900, it was nuts.Don't know if this is still a thing, but when Bitcoin mining went huge, graphics cards prices surged like crazy, as the algorithm used is best processed by the GPU. Bitminers were buying 5 at a time and burning them out within months in their rigs. As a result, prices skyrocketed.
Microcenter was a place that sold the cards at MSRP, no Bitcoin mark-up. BUT they keep track of how many you buy, so you can't abuse the system.
Tl;Dr: look for your GPU at a Microcenter if you're near one.
If this is no longer a thing, lemme know folks. I'm dead poor as I start my post grad life, so as much as I love love love building computers, I simply haven't been able to for awhile now. This could all be old info.
Good to hear for multiple reasons - I want to build a comp soon and that definitely lowers the overall price. Also good to know that people aren't turning the earth into a kernel by mining too much.The crypto price surge has been over for a bit now, thankfully. You're now able to reliably get GPUs for MSRP again. A couple years ago, though, I was helping a friend price out a build and he couldn't find a GTX 1080 anywhere for under $900, it was nuts.