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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2015 7:57 am 
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I am looking to buy ready to go out of box- not build

I am looking to buy my son a gaming computer and need recommendation on what to buy. He had his mind set on this one but is now unavailable. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883227627 - is this a good one for him - he is 14 YO and just getting into it so I don't want to break the bank!

The cost needs to be similar (or less) but the specs should be basically the same. One exception would be AMD vs I7 - we have no preference and am looking for suggestions

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2015 9:13 am 
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Good to see old members are still with us!
Unknown or odd brand computers may not have long life. While good for 'starters', they seldom have provision for upgrades or add-ins.
Check out some of the offers from Alienware too.. http://www.alienware.com/
New Egg also has DIY "package" deals that may offer something for your wants. Some systems are almost complete, less the OS.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2015 7:26 am 
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I know this is a little late but but here is my 2 cents worth.

To be honest and keeping in mind your son is 14 years old and there seems to be a budget of around $900. If it were me I think this would be a good opportunity for you and your son to build a desktop together. I say this because $900 I don't think will get you very much computer from the likes of Alienware of Falcon Northwest http://www.falcon-nw.com/

Your probably looking at a starting point of $2000. with both of them (I haven't checked lately so I may be off some). Store bought PC's be what ever they may be are proprietary for the most part and if not a name brand you may be stuck when it comes to warranty issues.

You will get more bang for your buck if you build it yourself, just do your homework and keep in mind that all the hardware needs to be happily married.

I guess you already threw the switch on this..............what did you end up doing ?????

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