I would just like to add that this is a comprehensive thread for PC’s. Many different price points listed.
e: also hope links to other forums is alright, I’ll gladly remove it if not.
In this instance, I’d say it’s okay.
I’ve literally built thousands of computers over the last 20 years. At the first shop I worked for in WV we would order Ultra cases and then all the parts and assemble them in the shop. Over the years I continued doing that and owned a store in NC where we would build custom machines for gamers and even had some in-shop gaming events.
Remember the Celeron 300 overclock trick? I had one of those.
I used to love to build them but after so many, I’m kind of burnt out on it.
Now this thread has brought me back a little bit and sparked a new interest - my home gaming rig is the first Intel Quad Core Extreme with an Intel MB. It’s about 4 years old and the GTX8800 can still play modern games - it did surprisingly well with Skyrim whoever a GTX550ti made it a much better experience.
So now, I think I might want to build a new machine - I was kind of waiting for mine to die, but it’s been rock solid other than the HD’s; I had a RAID 0 with 2 150Gb drives and they both died within 2 weeks!!! I just have 2 non-RAID SATA drives now.
I went a while without paying attention to the newest gaming hardware - what the latest and greatest were… I was startled to find consumer grade gaming cards up to $1000!!!! It’s actually incredibly diverse these days and the options are nearly endless. I think the hardest thing to pick out is a case!
I enjoy chatting about this stuff and don’t mind talking more if you folks want to keep the thread going. I might even chronicle a new machine build - but I don’t want to endorse any manufacturers and such - I’m unbiased and objective when it comes to computer hardware even though I did say what parts I used above.