Building a gaming PC?

I spec out every component option. I make a list of component models and possible substitutes. I look for deals within a certain time frame. Then I put it on a rewards credit card and pay it off almost immediately with the cash I saved for the project. Then if I forget something I can use the rewards from the credit card to buy it or something else I might want for it.

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MysticHydro said in Building a gaming PC?:

I spec out every component option. I make a list of component models and possible substitutes. I look for deals within a certain time frame. Then I put it on a rewards credit card and pay it off almost immediately with the cash I saved for the project. Then if I forget something I can use the rewards from the credit card to buy it or something else I might want for it.

Pretty much how I handle it

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ShiftySatchmo save money i don’t know those words together, i wonder how does that feel like. lol

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manguit0u said in Building a gaming PC?:

ShiftySatchmo save money i don’t know those words together, i wonder how does that feel like. lol

Haha the trick is to only spend money on what you need. If you don’t have money left after that, you just shouldn’t buy extra stuff. It sucks, I know, but it’s the only way to get out of debt. If you can’t even buy what you need then it is even more important to be careful.

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ShiftySatchmo hehehehe well i have lost 11 pounds just for not being able to buy enought food for me hahahaha sooo this server it doesn’t allow tricks or hacks or anything :frowning:

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teh_g usually I take the time to make a detailed specification for my PC build, starting from the purpose of PC and components (usually end up with 2-3 variations for build) … I use part picker only as a reference for the purchase price … As for the specification of components usually start from the very manufacturers of IT equipment … by studying the products and technical details… I give priority to brand with whom I have previously positive experience … but in the selection of components for my build , important to me is the feedback on the product, from ordinary people and friends who use similar or same products … I don’t trust too much guys like Linus and Co. :slight_smile: and i don’t care too much for marketing or fight blue vs. red vs. green team … (from my perspective it is guerrilla marketing only, If you remember fairy tales from Gaming Tribe … and posts on AMD like that one one from Angel :slight_smile: … )

regarding pre-built PC / notebook hmm i don’t buy them (because I am an IT professional with many years of service in the IT industry) … but but I can recommend a couple of them …

my personal part picker is a list like this one :slight_smile: this is how I start select components :slight_smile: xD

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Mark2K77 Take a look at https://pcpartpicker.com. They make it really easy to make a list of parts. It also does compatibility checking for you!

It also makes it so you can have cool markdown based embeds for awesome forums like ours :wink:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $249.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Corsair H110i GT 113.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $101.74 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $222.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $79.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 Pro Series 512GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $224.00 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive -
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 Fury X 4GB Video Card
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case $107.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $117.98 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $99.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan Noctua NF-A14 industrialPPC-2000 PWM 107.4 CFM 140mm Fan -
Case Fan Noctua NF-A14 industrialPPC-2000 PWM 107.4 CFM 140mm Fan -
Monitor BenQ XL2730Z 27.0" 144Hz Monitor $500.98 @ Newegg
Monitor Asus MG279Q 27.0" 144Hz Monitor $570.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2276.62
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $2246.62
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-07-29 00:52 EDT-0400
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teh_g I know all that but … I can think and read specification :slight_smile: I have confidence in my abilities to select and connect compatible components …

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Mark2K77 said in Building a gaming PC?:

teh_g I know all that but … I can think and read specification :slight_smile: I have confidence in my abilities to select and connect compatible components …

Ahh, I am lazy so I use PCPartPicker. It makes it so I have to think less :smiley:

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teh_g btw you miss few little thingies :stuck_out_tongue: for pimping up that build :slight_smile:

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Mark2K77 said in Building a gaming PC?:

teh_g btw you miss few little thingies :stuck_out_tongue: for pimping up that build :slight_smile:

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I do want to get some LEDs to act as back lighting for my monitors. I just got lazy.

I actually can’t see my desktop from the place I have it now, so I don’t need anything too fancy inside.

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teh_g I will get them for my build, because I see my PC. And damn thing must look good inside out xD … only I will make LED PWM controller by my self :slight_smile: on arduino uno R3 … I like to play with electronics :slight_smile:

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I goto PC Partpicker, and do some research on prices and performance… price is my biggest thing, and then I ask around cause performance has to come secondary to me as price has to be first.

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I figure out what the build will be used for mainly (in my case gaming) and spec certain items out from that idea.

I figure out the GPU first and then the CPU to match (usually get the best I can afford and make sure it is a good over clocker to help extend its replacement life cycle).

Everything else falls into place after that.

I like to make NCIX and Newegg battle it out on their “lowest price guarantee” thing. I find the same item, tell one that the other has it at such and such a price and they match it. Tell them matching is kind of lame and I will just buy it there, they usually beat it by 10%. I tell the other guys they have dropped their price for my purchase and they match too… rinse and repeat.
A fair number of times they don’t go for it, but a surprising number of times they do. :smiley:

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