Build or buy...
Posted 24 March 2011 - 12:16 AM
Posted 24 March 2011 - 12:21 AM
On and to your question.......
Posted 24 March 2011 - 12:34 AM
I would suggest build, you will enjoy it more knowing that you built it and not some monkey sitting on a stool. lol
Posted 24 March 2011 - 12:36 AM
Edited by donnato, 24 March 2011 - 12:51 AM.
Posted 24 March 2011 - 12:43 AM
I recently built my machine with the help of the folks here and I couldn't be happier. The blokes around TESA will always be here to offer support and nothing is more fulfilling than building and using your own rig made from parts you selected.
I'll never buy a prebuilt again.
Posted 24 March 2011 - 12:54 AM
Posted 24 March 2011 - 01:00 AM
Personally, I am a huge fan of liquid cooling. The amount of fans needed to cool a powerful system get ridiculously loud, while liquid cooling is just about silent. It also keeps the insides cleaner. I'm also going to guess that its more efficient, but I don't have facts to back that up.
Posted 24 March 2011 - 01:12 AM
Posted 24 March 2011 - 01:21 AM
Buying off the shelf with a year of support is because those kind need the year of support. Plus you'll never be able to upgrade on a whim. As Rider said, and as you can see, there's plenty of support around here if you have issues. Just get Arion's phone number.
Edit: Just noticed the link to the suggested hardware. Um, I'm not impressed. You need to ask yourself why do you want a new computer and what will you be using it for - then shop for hardware to meet that.
Posted 24 March 2011 - 02:09 AM
Posted 24 March 2011 - 02:44 AM
These days almost everything is compatible with every other product and companies offer great support via websites so theres little to no risk of building something thats not going to work.
Posted 24 March 2011 - 02:59 AM
And to the question. Build. The only time I will ever recommend buy is when someone has no computer knowledge and there isn't a decent techie shop (geek squad FTL) within in a reasonable distance.
Posted 24 March 2011 - 04:02 AM
Posted 24 March 2011 - 04:22 AM
Posted 24 March 2011 - 05:26 AM
building is much cheaper then prebuilt systems.
Posted 24 March 2011 - 05:35 AM
So yeah, if you want help with a custom build, post here and we can pitch in.
Edited by AndalayBay, 24 March 2011 - 05:36 AM.
Posted 24 March 2011 - 05:59 AM
That review has the 450, not the 460.
I`ll build it myself thank you Meo...Echo...GTX460...?
Edit: ok..googled...available superclocked 763MHz core clock...? Yeah about $ 3hrs pay...more...
Edit:Linky Specs kinda speak to me... over the 460,no?
The GTS550 is comparable to the ATI 5770, which the GTX460 is vastly better then.
Posted 24 March 2011 - 11:33 AM
On the other hand I remember hearing about an american company (I THINK called power PC or something) that had AWFUL custumer support and quality control, with things breaking upon arriving and never being repaired...
But yeah, that is something to consider all the same!!
Posted 24 March 2011 - 02:19 PM
I will grant that water cooling IS quieter, and reduces the amount of dust your system accumulates..... But, if you are running stock speeds, or a little higher, its an added expense, that doesn't really offer much of a benefit. (in my opinion.)
I WILL jump on the "build your own" bandwagon though. Definitely the way to get the most bang for the buck.
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