thinking about getting this pc but its expensive

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#1 Posted by accesdenied (470 posts) -

Pro Gamer FTW Xtreme 3000 (NO MONITOR)

$2,299.00 × Qty

Total: $2,299.00


  • CPU: Intel® Core i7-3820 Quad-Core 3.60 GHz 10MB Intel Smart Cache LGA2011 (All Venom OC Certified)
  • HDD: 120 GB SAMSUNG 840 Series SATA-III 6.0Gb/s SSD - 530MB/s Read & 130MB/s Write (Single Drive)
  • MEMORY: 16GB (4GBx4) DDR3/1600MHz Quad Channel Memory (G.SKILL Ripjaws X)
  • MOTHERBOARD: (3-Way SLI/CrossFireX Support) ASUS P9X79 LE Intel X79 Chipset Quad Channel DDR3 ATX w/ Remote GO!, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, 3 Gen3 PCIe X16, 2 PCIe X1 & 1 PCI
  • VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 4GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card [+234] (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)

I want something that I can play games max settings and add mods that take full advanatge of the power of a gaming pc. I want to buy games use a game pad connect my pc to my 55 inch tv play full hd.  watch my blu rays ect sur the net.

#2 Posted by Bikouchu35 (7652 posts) -

^Its expensive b.c is prebuilt marked up. Building it yourself saves $$. Depending on where you live, microcenter retail stores offer discounted cpu at $50-100 off and motherboard -$40+ off. Newegg is in socal so if you live around here you can just pick up the parts same day to save on shipping.

Buy a long hdmi from monoprice and hook up to the tv, $5-15 wires, anything more is likely a ripoff. x360 wired or x360 +wireless dongo works seamlessly with most games or ps3 controller works too with motionjoy.

I recommend having a monitor too, surfing and regular usage is painful on a tv sitting so far away so you want to have both and thats what I do personally.

Oh yeah if you have an edu account or other loophole means than you can get a windows copy for free or cheaper.

#3 Posted by GTR12 (10256 posts) -

Thats Australia for anyone wondering.

You can get that rig for about 1500-1800 max.

#5 Posted by nosferatu (4292 posts) -

I built something similar about 3-4 months ago for that exact same purpose (on a 65" TV, but yeah).

i5 3750k, HD7950, 16gb Corsair RAM, Corsair 650W PSU, Asus P8z77v lx mobo, BD-ROM (using it as a media player as well), 2TB WD HDD and a Samsung 840 SSD and I payed over $1000 less than that cause I built it myself. While it's not ENITRELY up to the PC you're building's specs, I've been playing Crysis 3 on it all afternoon with everything on Very High at 1080p and have yet to see a hitch in the framerate. I'm not sure the incremental increase you're looking at is worth $1000.....