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custom computer build costs

Srentiln

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Ever since I was going for my bachelor's, I have dreamed of building the ultimate coming rig, which lead me to the site http://www.build-gaming-computers.com/


When I graduated and was thinking about the good paying job I was told I would be able to get (I graduated during the height of the economic downturn...so much for the school's promises, lol) this was the dream build: https://web.archive.org/web/20101225024750/http://www.build-gaming-computers.com/high-end-gaming-computer.html

$3640...quite a chunk of change, but with the promise of a machine that could keep up with the upcoming improvements of the next 5 years.

Fast forward to today: http://www.build-gaming-computers.com/high-end-gaming-computer.html

The top build on the page, which makes the same promises as the one of 2010, "only" $1364. Want the ultimate build that promises to last even longer? $2217

I'm always shocked at mow much less expensive the "best of the best" tech of today is than that of yesterday....
 

rickyboy320

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You forgot the fact that the first build includes speakers and monitor etc, wothout that they claim to cost 2500$.
(With a 200$ costing blu-ray burner, doubt if you need that)
They also included a SSD in the 2010 build. Which are a little costly, but they are pretty nice. I own a Samsung SSD myself. No sound and quick responses.

I like how that graphics card radeon HD 5970 was worth 680$.

I bought the HD 7890 for (around) €230.

Tbh I don't see the use for a 73$ optical drive(extreme build). I just bought one for €10.

Other than that, if you want to build a pc, I suggest taking your build to a few computer forums. They're a good help with balancing out costs vs power ;)


If you really want an everlasting PC, make it yourself, so you know how to switch out components. As you have stated clearly above: tech is going fast. Quality increased for less money, if you want the ultimate cheap computer, go to the future, buy one for 10$, get back in this age, sell it for 1 billion.. :p
 

Srentiln

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Lol, yes, I did miss the fact that the non hardware components have been separated. However, even taking that cost into account, there is a significant drop in the cost of building a good rig.
 

Chillers

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Managed to build mine for under £2000, Sadly its sitting in the UK gathering dust at the moment.
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Srentiln

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Does your radiator ever give you fits? I put a liquid cooling system on my desktop when I put it together and had to jerry rig an old pc fan to be usb powered to force better airflow.

My hardware (aka the reason why I always use a laptop when possible):
ASUS P5GC MX/1333 mainboard
Intel pentium d 3ghz
Nvidia geforce gt 240
8 gig ddr 2 ram
 
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Chillers

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Does your radiator ever give you fits? I put a liquid cooling system on my desktop when I put it together and had to jerry rig an old pc fan to be usb powered to force better airflow.

My hardware (aka the reason why I always use a laptop when possible):
ASUS P5GC MX/1333 mainboard
Intel pentium d 3ghz
Nvidia geforce gt 240
8 gig ddr 2 ram
My watercooling system came with the case so it came with the necessary fans to keep it cool, i'd highly recommend a thermaltake case, I have owned 2 now both are very high quality.
If you ask me water-cooling is a novelty, not a necessity, you can reach better cooling temperatures with decent fans and airflow and the general upkeep is pain when having to drain and refill the water.
 

Srentiln

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Another thing you can do is fill a small fish tank with mineral oil that pumps through a home-made radiator. Mineral oil has a great heat capacitance and won't fry your components, lol

No matter what i go with, heat will be the main issue where I am. Summers are terrible and the home builders used an a/c unit that was meant for a house half the size.
 

Chillers

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Another thing you can do is fill a small fish tank with mineral oil that pumps through a home-made radiator. Mineral oil has a great heat capacitance and won't fry your components, lol

No matter what i go with, heat will be the main issue where I am. Summers are terrible and the home builders used an a/c unit that was meant for a house half the size.
The fluid i used was non-conductive, i've had a leak before and it saved the components.
 
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