Alienware has really got me hooked on their gaming computer

@nyssa102 (748)
United States
February 2, 2013 2:40pm CST
I also have a friend who is having one built. I am at a crossroads. How many of you have had a gaming pc built for you? As a gaming pc, the graphics card will have to be nividea (or perhaps you have a different favorite, if so please let me know). also, I have to trust that this person knows about a good cooling system for the pc. I really want a larger gaming pc, but do not know if I can trust someone to build it. What are your thoughts or experiences?
3 responses
@rog0322 (2834)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
2 Feb 13
Hi, Building your own PC, a "blackbox" as they are termed, can be rewarding and cost saving. A gaming PC should be robust enough to handle the heavy flow of electrons needed by the graphics and sounds that make up a good gaming experience. So far, there are only two main contenders for processor platforms that I can choose: Intel and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). Having lived in the tropics, I found the AMD-based processors to be somewhat cooler as compared to Intel. AMD boasts of latest Accelerated Processing Units(APU) that can clock 2.7 to 3.0 GHz at 40 deg Celsius on a hot summer day. Then, having assembled the mainboard and the compatible processor, just pop in the 1TB Seagate Barracuda HDD, 16GB of RAM, 2GB ATI-Nvidia Video Graphics Adapter (VGA) and its ready to go. Don't forget to put in a stacked two-blower system in the chassis just be make things cooler when the gaming gets hot. This may not be necessary for an AMD system but I want to have a backup cooler to ease my conscience when I may push the CPU to its limits by using it 24/7 which it can do with a dance a song anyway.
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@rog0322 (2834)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
2 Feb 13
oppss, i failed to mention the budget: you can get the necessary parts list for just USD300, with lots to spare for a snack afterwards.
@nyssa102 (748)
• United States
2 Feb 13
Oh Wow, this is massively exciting! Just snap on my static wrist guard and I am good to go!!! Really, seriously, you make it sound so sweet and smooth. I was very cautious at first, I mean, I am no slouch when it comes to PC's, I'm a gaming major in college, so I've got to know my way around. I really need something to handle UDK, Unity (UDK can really be heavy on the system), Maya, Motion builder, Softimage, 3dsmax, plus a plethora of paint and video editing software. I am quite fond of my machinimas as well. but, all work related software aside, to be able to go to steam and download a really sweet game without having to put fans on my computer, is something I am really looking forward to. Dude, I thank you. I think I can do this myself! When I get it done, be sure I'll remember you and post some pics. Thanks, you rock!
@Renhard (3480)
• Jamaica
2 Feb 13
Well I can't say I have any experience on such things. But speaking about this I have heard of a new mini computer called "steam box." It is a gaming pc but it is so small it can be held in the palm of your hands. It has an efficient cooling system, I am not so sure of the price of it though. You could search it on the internet and see if you will like it. I was so amazed to see it.
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@nyssa102 (748)
• United States
2 Feb 13
Hey there, thanks! I never heard of that mini computer. I have just got to go and check it out. that is really awesome of you to suggest this. Another toy! Oh the Joys of toys :D Take care, and thanks again!
@Renhard (3480)
• Jamaica
3 Feb 13
Your welcome just let me know your opinion when you see it.
• Philippines
2 Feb 13
Well give a try to the person you've got nothing to lost, I think he knew it.
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@nyssa102 (748)
• United States
3 Feb 13
Yes, what you say is truth. Your response plus the nice poster that told me how to build my own, and for under 600.00 has given me insight and encouragement. You are right, I have nothing to lose. thanks much!