Pre built OR Custom built? 37 replies

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kayll

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#11 15 years ago

custom builds are far better




J-Dub'

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#12 15 years ago

Custom is better.




Mast3rofPuppets Advanced Member

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#13 15 years ago

Mine is custom built, i'd never buy a pre-built computer.




Mr. Matt Advanced Member

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#14 15 years ago

Mine is custom built. The last time I had a prebuilt computer I was 13. And within a month I'd ripped out a bunch of its innards and replaced them because it was a crock of crud at running most games of the time...

My current computer is this:

2400+ AMD Athlon XP 'Thoroughbred' 512MB DDR400 RAM GeForce 4 Ti4200 128MB 8x SoundBlaster Audigy (1) 1x 20GB HDD (Quantum Fireball), 1x 120GB HDD (WD Caviar) Some Gigabyte motherboard with some obscure number for a name. Crappy 2x CD writer/ 4x DVD ROM drive combo and a 40x CD ROM drive

My new computer, however, is only waiting on a processor. As the new car I just ordered should be ready by next week, I haven't been spending any money on finishing my computer. However, because of the hefty discount I managed to weasel out of the dealer, I'll be able to afford my processor and still have some cash from the loan to put away for a rainy day. It is this:

AMD Athlon64 FX53 (could be 55 if they're around when I come to buy one) 2GB DDR400 Dual-channel RAM Asus AV8 Deluxe Motherboard Asus V9999 Ultra Deluxe GeForce 6800 Ultra 256MB DDR3 1x 120GB HDD (Liberated from my old computer. I always keep the smaller one as a C: drive and buy a new one for the D: drive. Not sure why, it's just a habbit) (WD Caviar) 1x Western Digital Caviar Special Edition 250GB 550w PSU Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS 7.1 THX

All that is occupying a rather large space in the corner of this room right now. I also bought a new 17" LCD monitor (black and chrome), 2.1 speakers (nowhere to put 5.1 or anything) and a nice, black, alluminium Coolermaster case to put it all in.




Mortal Gathum

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#15 15 years ago

custom built = gaming machines




Mast3rofPuppets Advanced Member

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#16 15 years ago
Mr. MattAs the new car I just ordered should be ready by next week

Heh, so the Punto served it's time eh ;), what car are you getting?

let me guess 3 guesses:

Opel Astra, Mitsubishi Colt or Fiat Stilo

Sorry for going offtopic, I had to ask :(.




Bloodjunky213

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#17 15 years ago

I built mine myself. And i'm glad i did! Specs are below. I can run far cry on highest settings at about 40 to 50 fps. Doom 3 on medium at about 50 to 60 fps.

So i guess i'll give myself a 8/10:nodding:




Mr. Matt Advanced Member

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#18 15 years ago

Mast3rofPuppetsHeh, so the Punto served it's time eh ;), what car are you getting?

let me guess 3 guesses:

Opel Astra, Mitsubishi Colt or Fiat Stilo

Sorry for going offtopic, I had to ask :(.

Oh, you know, when a car tries to kill you, then tries to shed itself of its vital components while you're driving along, then tries to kill you again, you kinda lose the warm feeling you had when you first met. I'd love to recommend the Punto as a fast, reliable little number, but my nose might snap on that building over there :D.

Oh, and you guessed wrong :p. I'm certainly not having another Fiat again, that's for sure...




Operative34997

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#19 15 years ago

Once I built my first system I was hooked. I have never even considered going back to prebuilt systems. You've got so much control over your finished product than with pre-built systems.

Current rig: P4 3.4E(not EE) Prescott 1MB L2 Gigabyte 8KNXP mobo 2.0GB Kingston PC3200 Dual Channel DDR Radeon 9800XT 256MB Soundblaster Audigy Platinum 80GB Seagate ATA100 HDD 8MB cache DVD-ROM/CD-RW no floppy(I hate floppies) 5.1 surround sound

I rate my system an 8 only because I'm planning to up the VGA and Soundblaster.

BTW, Mr. Matt, maybe you could PM me with some basic performance info when you get the SB Audigy 2 ZS up and running(please?) That's what I'm looking to get.




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#20 15 years ago

Custom is cheaper but I went Dell just because :p System never has any errors, crashes, overheating etc etc Make sure your pre built PC comes with an AGP slot if they is what you do.