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I'm looking for a desktop

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ArielleLonVesibelt, Oct 9, 2019.

  1. ArielleLonVesibelt

    ArielleLonVesibelt Thread Starter

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    Heya. I'm looking for a gaming desktop for equal, under or just a wee bit over a 1000$ that can handle some Skyrim masochism.

    I'm looking for some well known brands such as alien, (it doesn't have to be alien though)
     
  2. Shazzalive

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    My suggestion for getting a great desktop in the USA is to contact Carey Holzman, who will build you exactly what you need. https://www.facebook.com/CareyHolzman

    (Having seen inside an Alienware desktop I really don't rate it much: 'Mainly cheap proprietary junk if you ask me.)

    Carey is a professional computer technician and former Intel employee with many years experience and his own business.
     
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  3. KillTheAlarm

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    With 1000$, you can basically get a top hardware, little/none compromise machine on second-hand websites. Just try looking for latest gpu models on desktops. You don't even need latest, if it's Skyrim, to be honest; anything will do at this price point.

    If it's your first time with buying expensive tech second-hand, here is some advice:
    1. Meet face-to-face only (don't order by delivery); you obviously want to know if the specs are correct and if everything is working, don't you?
    2. For testing the system specs, just bring a usb with (for example) Speccy installed (or any other app for hardware testing/benchmarking)
    3. You will probably know/feel if something is odd; in this case, just trust your gut and don't buy it (or whatever your gut is telling you)
     
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