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    The PC (Personal Computer) is a highly configurable and upgradable gaming platform that, among home systems, sports the widest variety of control methods, largest library of games, and cutting edge graphics and sound capabilities.

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    #1  Edited By HalfSunkBoat

    I've had nothing but bad experences with trying to build a PC or with having someone try to build it for me, so at this point I just want to buy a good pre assemebed one. The only problem  with this is I only really know of alienware...and they are kinda pricey. Now if they are the best brand to go with then I'll just suck it up and buy one,but I was just wondering what brand I should end up getting? I'm not the most tech savy person in the world so I don't really know what I should be looking for so any help would be great! 
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    #2  Edited By iBePeRFeCT

    Have you tried a PC building site like  CyberPowerPC? They have warranties that'll cover you if the PC doesn't function properly. It would also be much cheaper that way then buying a pre-made PC from somewhere such as Alienware.

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    #3  Edited By Brendan

    If I ever get the money, I'm going to Origin. They're the guys who left Alienware when it was bought out be Dell. The PC's they offer are insane.

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    #4  Edited By bybeach

    @Brendan. I will never buy a Pc again, but I will visit Origin's site to see what they are doing. Alienware is very expensive, and I hate their new cases, appearance-wise. Cyberpower has been the most I have heard of, but there are a few others of the same level of cost. IBuyPower comes to mind.

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    #5  Edited By Cathadan

    I've bought from CyberPowerPC in the past (a very long time ago). While they can give a pretty good deal, I found they didn't do as good on the build job as I would have liked (a few things were left unplugged inside like front audio). The cream of the crop for custom built gaming PCs is definitely Falcon Northwest, but if you're concerned about Dell's pricing (aka Alienware), then you probably shouldn't even bother.

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    #6  Edited By Bollard

    I went to a company which build the computer for you, and after 3 months of them fucking me around with broken shit I finally got the fuckers to give me a refund. 
     
    Then I built my PC myself. And guess what? It worked first time.

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    #7  Edited By another_ebeneezer

    I would definitely recommend pcspecialist.co.uk  I got my PC from them without any problems and they give you a long guarantee too.  Might be UK only though.

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    #8  Edited By Ghooble

    Pugetsystems is another company that assembles some fairly beast computers, you can customize every aspect of them. I had my first run in with them when I went to PAX Prime last year and they made a mineral oil cooled computer, of course after seeing this I had to build my own and now I use it for primarily eye candy. Nevertheless they make good stuff though I personally build my own as most on this forum do. Hope this helped and good luck. 
    -Ghooble

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    #9  Edited By HalfSunkBoat

    I want to build my own but I'm scared to death to try again after braking some parts the last time I gave it a go.
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    #10  Edited By Kidavenger

    Go to your local computer parts store (not Bestbuy, a real pc store) buy everything from them and pay the guy $50 to put it together for you. Get exactly what you want and don't have to pay for warranty/shipping/crap.

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    #11  Edited By Evilmetal

    buy a semi-old pc for cheap. Start it up, run it. Works?    Take it apart and observe part location and how they were retained in place.   Then put it back together and start it up and see if it works. Maybe record how you took it apart with a camera so you can view the recording just in case? In the end  I think the best option is to build your own system.   You need to build a PC just once, in a working state. Search youtube for video tutorials and on Tested.com Will has videos on PC building. Research and time is required. It's summer time, no cool games are coming out now. Therefore now is the perfect time to research on how to build a pc and what to buy. Every day read an article and watch a video on pc building. You'll get it, it's easy.

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    #12  Edited By jelekeloy

    I got mine from cyberpowerpc.com last month, no problems so far.

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    #13  Edited By FireBurger

    I would suggest AVADirect.com. They're not really well known, but they have a huge selection of parts, great prices, and great reviews. I used them a couple years ago and everything has been good so far. They even emailed me telling me about a potential compatibility issue between the RAM and motherboard I chose. They know their stuff. I used ABS.com before that, but they've gotten more boutiquey and expensive since. 
     
    EDIT: Also, use that reviews site for any company you are looking into. It steered me away from CyberPower and iBuyPower a few years ago.

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