pre built. funner. cheaper. experience.
ScOrPYCustom is cheaper but I went Dell just because :p System never has any errors, crashes, overheating etc etc
If the rig is done properly, there won't be any of those problems. I don't have any.:D
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12th February 2004
Shows how obseessed i am hey? Yeah, i've never had a prebuilt pc, and doubt i ever will. however, my custom pc currently SUX, as you probably know, because i whinge almost as much as nik, hehe, BECAUSE i have a crappy CELERON! piece of advice:- never get a celeron unless you are an office jock. they are NO GOOD for gaming. INTEL F'ING :0wned: ME !!!!! AARRRGH!! Celeron D(prescott - 533 FsB) 2.66Ghz 512mb pc3200 ram - running at 2700(thx to celeron) Radeon 9600Pro 256mb out of 10 i'd give this a 7, but the cpu brings it down to a 5 because i can rarely get over 40 fps in most games. if i had an X800 it'd still be only a 7 because of CPU..
Operative34997If the rig is done properly, there won't be any of those problems. I don't have any.:D
Correct. If your experience, yes I am :p, go for it. Best bet. I went pre built cause I couldn't be bothered.
I can understand that. My older brother has been working with PCs for longer than I have, but still insists on buying pre-built. He knows how, he just doesn't care for it. I just don't like to see the overall misconception that just because you have a custom built rig that you automatically have problems. I think a lot of people would probably enjoy building their own system, but they tend to think that it will only bring them troubles. This just isn't true.
Well a few years ago, i got my firs laptop, its was prebuilt, also a compaq. 256mb RAM, 1.3 Ghz Pentium 4, 21.6 Gb HDD.
I then went to a company like 1 month ago and for a reasonable price they built me 1024 Mb DDR-RAM, Intel Pentium 4 3.2GHz, 200Gb HDD, Geforce FX5700 256mb Vid card, and some quite nice extras. That now runs all i need it too, though i might add another 1024 Mb soon. So, id recommend finding a company that will build you want you want, as youll get the better pc, for cheaper.
Got me a custom built desktop and my laptop which is my pride and joy and was done by dell, then I chose the custom parts :P .
Pentium 4 3ghz HT 800mhz FSB Ati Radeon 9700 Pro 128mb ddr 512 pc3200 ddr 400mhz Onboard Surround Sound with intergrated sub woofer - that is onboard it (If in my office I have it hooked to a logitech 5.1 surround sound system) Integrated Wireless a/b/g NEC 4X DVD Burner Widescreen LCD 40gb 7000rpm Modded Windows XP Pro (Custom Bootscreen, Login menu, Theme)
Farcry FPS Average (On Ultra High): 50 Doom 3 FPS Average (On Ultra High): 50-55 Counter-Strike Source FPS Average (On benchmark test): 80 :D
Intel Pentium 4 1.8ghz 400mhz fsb Saphire 9800 Pro Atlantis (When gaming it is oc'ed to a 9800xt safely :P ) 512 and I forgot what type it is 60gb 7200rpm Wireless a/b/g Wired 100mbit 19in Monitor Yamaha Surround Sound System or can hook it to the dobly digital sound system that I have hooked to my tv Modded Windows XP Pro (Custom Bootscreen, Login menu, Theme)
Farcry FPS Average (On Ultra High): 30-35 Doom 3 FPS Average (On Ultra High): 30-40 Counter-Strike Source FPS Average (On benchmark test): 50
Matt is the AV8 a 939 or 940? I need a mobo to occupy my soon to be bought 64 3500+ (Is this a good CPU?) Plus is a 939 better than a 940?
Great! Cheers guys. Good info here. Supprised to see most computers here are actually custom built.
Nah, don't be surprised. Gamers have very high standards and expectations that manufacturers can almost never meet or exceed. It's only natural for us to build our own. You know the saying: "If you want something done right you gotta do it yourself!"
plus you can't really think of yourself as an uber techy if you don't build your own PC. Hech i did it and I'm only 13....(yay!!)