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Best OEM Gaming Desktop for $800

Discussion in 'Games' started by rmlrml, Apr 19, 2010.

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  1. rmlrml

    rmlrml Thread Starter

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    Hey guys, new to the forum. I came here through a Google search for the above title and found this great thread: http://forums.techguy.org/games/906425-best-gaming-desktop-i-can.html

    Unfortunately, it has since expired and I am unable to post but I'd like to continue it a bit. Before I go any further please excuse my computer literacy- I am not well versed in components by any means.

    The link to the system BG-0 posted looks great, and am very much interested in the two upgrades that Tanis recommended, however I too am looking to keep this as close to $800 as possible, and I was wondering if this includes a wireless card? Also, with Windows 7 costing around $100 (I'm hoping to get it at a student rate once my gf starts grad school in Sept) is there any way to lower the price?

    Before I stumbled into this forum I was/am strongly considering this Dell right out of the box. http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Dell+-+...ssor/9697521.p?id=1218153428223&skuId=9697521

    Now I am concerned that the Best Buy system isn't great for WoW. WIll the power supply be an issue? If I don't have an upgraded heat sink/cooling system will playing WoW for 2-3 hours at a clip cause physical or irreversible damage to the hardware or in ay way slow the system down over time? Finally, and I apologize for this wall of text, can anyone speak to the value of the two systems? It seems that I get a lot of computer through Dell (cheaper than iBUY and also includes Windows 7, wifi with 2x the RAM). Any input on this or on things I may have overlooked would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you,

    Rob
     
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    Couriant Trusted Advisor

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    If you already have a monitor, you can build one (or if you know someone to build it for you) for $600 or less.
     
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