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#1 LakeShow1o1

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Posted March 07, 2017 - 08:56 PM

Was wondering what some of the more tech savy guys on here view my current situation. I've been able to save up a pretty good amount of money and was hoping to purchase a Gaming Rig.

I have never built a rig before and while I would be open to doing so, would that route be better with the following option at hand?

Brand New Lenovo Ideacentre Y900

Specs

Processor - 6th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-6700K Processors (4.00GHz 8MB)

Graphics - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB

Memory - 16.0GB DDR4 UDIMM 2133 MHz

Hard Drive - 2TB 7200 RPM + 256GB SSD

Optical Drive - DVD Recordable

Network Card - Lenovo AC Wireless (2x2)

Price: $900

Or should I simply build my own PC with identical specs understanding that the parts will be of greater quality, but it is obviously more time consuming.



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Posted March 07, 2017 - 10:21 PM

I have limited computer knowledge but have built several rigs. I just have fun doing them and will always opt to build my own over buy it.

 

It's not even time consuming. The time consuming part comes when you're doing your research on the parts you're ordering. Just use YouTube videos for tutorials, it shouldn't take more than a couple hours once you have everything.

 

I have ran into defective items several times though. Definitely make sure you read over the return policy on everything you purchase.


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Posted March 07, 2017 - 10:30 PM

I have limited computer knowledge but have built several rigs. I just have fun doing them and will always opt to build my own over buy it.

 

It's not even time consuming. The time consuming part comes when you're doing your research on the parts you're ordering. Just use YouTube videos for tutorials, it shouldn't take more than a couple hours once you have everything.

 

I have ran into defective items several times though. Definitely make sure you read over the return policy on everything you purchase.

 

Yeah, I feel like the research side is certainly time consuming, especially for someone like me whom will always opt on waiting for a cheaper deal on certain pieces of hardware.  I just might have to build my own for the experience of it though.  We'll see haha.



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Posted March 07, 2017 - 10:47 PM

Yeah, I feel like the research side is certainly time consuming, especially for someone like me whom will always opt on waiting for a cheaper deal on certain pieces of hardware.  I just might have to build my own for the experience of it though.  We'll see haha.

 

I usually find that there's a consensus go-to item depending on the budget. If you're really waiting on deals, just wait until black Friday. If not, just pull the trigger and enjoy!



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Posted March 07, 2017 - 11:27 PM

I always build my own. I'm actually building a Ryzen rig right now. It's going to be a monster:

 

Case: Corsair Obsidian 750D Airflow Edition Full Tower

CPU: Ryzen 7 1700X

Motherboard: Asus ROG Crosshair VI Hero

Memory: Corsair Vengeance 32GB (4x8GB) DDR4 3000

GPU: 2x AMD R9 Fury

PSU: Corsair RM1000x

SSD: Samsung 960 EVO 256GB

Data Storage: HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB

Optical: LG Blu-Ray DVD Writer

Sound: Asus Xonar Essence STX

 

Cost: Hide my wallet.


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Posted March 07, 2017 - 11:55 PM

I always build my own. I'm actually building a Ryzen rig right now. It's going to be a monster:

 

Case: Corsair Obsidian 750D Airflow Edition Full Tower

CPU: Ryzen 7 1700X

Motherboard: Asus ROG Crosshair VI Hero

Memory: Corsair Vengeance 32GB (4x8GB) DDR4 3000

GPU: 2x AMD R9 Fury

PSU: Corsair RM1000x

SSD: Samsung 960 EVO 256GB

Data Storage: HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB

Optical: LG Blu-Ray DVD Writer

Sound: Asus Xonar Essence STX

 

Cost: Hide my wallet.

 

I've heard nothing but good things about the Ryzen chip.  Are you an Intel or AMD guy?



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Posted March 08, 2017 - 12:53 AM

i'll be building a computer later this year most likely...it's been awhile so i'm excited to do the homework and learn about what's out there now vs my last build...

 

sounds like a beast kray...where are you getting most of the parts?

 

i was planning on amazon


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Posted March 08, 2017 - 02:05 PM

i'll be building a computer later this year most likely...it's been awhile so i'm excited to do the homework and learn about what's out there now vs my last build...

 

sounds like a beast kray...where are you getting most of the parts?

 

i was planning on amazon

 

I'm an AMD guy pretty much...but the last upgrade cycle I went Intel for my CPUs (Ivy Bridge and Haswell). 

 

But now it's time to go back to AMD. 

 

I usually get my parts from Newegg or Amazon. 

 

Amazon screwed me this time on the CPU and the motherboard though. Listing pre-orders as being available when they were not. I ended up getting the CPU and (another) motherboard from Newegg. There are major availability issues for motherboards right now. And that Asus board I listed above is buggy as hell and is bricking on people (the few people who were able to get their hands on one). 


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Posted March 08, 2017 - 08:10 PM

I'm an AMD guy pretty much...but the last upgrade cycle I went Intel for my CPUs (Ivy Bridge and Haswell). 

 

But now it's time to go back to AMD. 

 

I usually get my parts from Newegg or Amazon. 

 

Amazon screwed me this time on the CPU and the motherboard though. Listing pre-orders as being available when they were not. I ended up getting the CPU and (another) motherboard from Newegg. There are major availability issues for motherboards right now. And that Asus board I listed above is buggy as hell and is bricking on people (the few people who were able to get their hands on one). 

 

Not sure if you've heard of SlickDeals.com but they're always posting some great deals on computer parts including Ryzen processors, motherboards, ram, everything.  You should certainly check it out with the beast you're planning on putting together haha.



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Posted March 09, 2017 - 08:23 AM

i've used slickdeals, legit site

 

i remember the old days of pricewatch.com


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Posted March 09, 2017 - 09:47 AM

Best place to research PC building https://pcpartpicker.com/list/

 

Also can use this part of the site if you don't want to pick the parts https://pcpartpicker.com/builds/

 

Also they tell you where the best deals are atm. 


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Posted March 13, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Almost done with my Ryzen build. Having some issues with my hard drives though. Once that's sorted out....it's a sweet rig. Very cool, very quiet, dual R9 Furies with R7 1700X inside a Corsair 750D Airflow Edition.


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