PC Hardware forum

Question

Custom PC

by Ryan309 / November 4, 2012 3:32 AM PST

I am thinking about building my own PC in the near future (once I save up enough money). I don't want to be spending a ridiculous amount of money on this computer, but I was wondering if, I want to run PC games on Max settings for example, will this make my PC too expensive? It's probably a dumb question, but I am a beginner here, and am just interested in building a great PC! So, my more specific question is, will I need a GTX 680 GPU? What are other alternatives that will produce great results so I can run games on maxed settings? Thanks for any help!

Answer This Ask For Clarification
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Custom PC
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Custom PC
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

All Answers

Collapse -
Answer
"Expensive" is relative so what's the range/budget ?
by VAPCMD / November 4, 2012 5:00 AM PST
In reply to: Custom PC

Max settings.....that's great but very very expensive.

VAPCMD

Collapse -
Answer
The problem as I see it
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 4, 2012 5:01 AM PST
In reply to: Custom PC

Is that custom PC might not work. I've seen folk think they can build a cheaper PC but fail horribly as they discover they can't install Windows properly. Very few have the background to get it right and the lesson to learn is simple. Ready? COPY SOMEONE'S SUCCESSFUL BUILD.

If you create a new custom design, you have admitted you're OK with new issues, replacing a card that didn't work out etc.
Bob

Collapse -
I'll Take that Advice
by Ryan309 / November 4, 2012 5:07 AM PST

Maybe I'll find someone's custom build then. That will probably be a lot easier.

Collapse -
Answer
Custom PC
by gonziago / November 11, 2012 11:26 PM PST
In reply to: Custom PC

I guess what you really need to do is ask yourself what you mean by expensive? I know that expensive for me may mean something completely different for someone else. Basically I need more information to help. Are we talking a $600 computer that will play newly released FPSs at max level? Or are we talking a $1500 computer? I really don't think designing and building a computer is all that hard, just take your time and research each component thoroughly. It's a great way to learn and there are many forums available that will help you check the compatibility of your components.

Popular Forums
icon
Computer Help 47,885 discussions
icon
Computer Newbies 10,322 discussions
icon
iPhones, iPods, & iPads 3,188 discussions
icon
Security 30,333 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 20,177 discussions
icon
HDTV Picture Setting 1,932 discussions
icon
Phones 15,713 discussions
icon
Windows 7 6,210 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 14,510 discussions

Big stars on small screens

Smosh tells CNET what it took to make it big online

Internet sensations Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla discuss how YouTube has changed and why among all their goals, "real TV" isn't an ambition.