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Old 06-22-2010, 09:29 PM
 
Location: SE Side SATX
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I'm looking to have a custom computer built in San Antonio, anyone have any recommendations?
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Old 06-22-2010, 09:37 PM
 
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Build it yourself. Watch some videos and read some stuff online. Its like putting together Legos. Not really difficult.
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Old 06-23-2010, 02:12 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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You're going down the right track by wanting to have it built from scratch. I definitely think you should do it yourself however as paying someone else to do it will only hike the price up.

I can help you pick out all the items you need (my PC is a custom built gaming rig), you'd just have to put it together at the end.

Let me know :]
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Old 06-23-2010, 12:06 PM
 
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The only downside for building your own is the high cost of the windows OS. If you already have a copy of windows thats great. Otherwise I have had a lot of luck buying a store computer and doing upgrades.
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Old 06-23-2010, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Stone Oak
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I don't know any local people/shops who build one, but when you find one you should get a quote and compare with a similar computer from one of the online custom configurator shops like CyberPower PC. - Custom Built Gaming PC and Gaming Laptops or iBUYPOWER: Custom Gaming Computers and Gaming laptops. I found these two vendors to be less expensive than other similar online vendors and purchased a high end machine from the latter six months ago. I was very pleased with the high degree of customization they allow you to do.

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Old 06-23-2010, 04:50 PM
 
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There is a custom computer shop on Blanco near Bitters.

Xgamerpc.com - Witness the Power!
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Old 06-23-2010, 05:32 PM
 
Location: SE Side SATX
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Build it yourself. Watch some videos and read some stuff online. Its like putting together Legos. Not really difficult.
I've thought of doing that but not very good at building things and would hate to spend $1400 on parts only to screw something up and not have it work.
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Old 06-23-2010, 05:37 PM
 
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There is a custom computer shop on Blanco near Bitters.

Xgamerpc.com - Witness the Power!
Thanks, I did come across that site while searching and received a price quote from them.
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Old 06-23-2010, 07:22 PM
 
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I have been building custom gaming computers for some years now both core duo and quad core...your best bet is to first see how much you can afford and then head on over to
Newegg.com and do your shopping there....
a typical rig consists of

A power supply
A tower
A Sata hard drive or two
A DVD drive
A Video Card I prefer Nvidia over ATI
A CPU, you really can't beat the prices of the Intel Quad Cores right now but the Icores are already out and are getting cheaper everyday.
A good CPU cooler

Good luck....

Here are some sites to become a member of and are very helpful

Overclockers.net

Majorgeeks.com

and Tom'shardware.com


good luck
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Old 06-23-2010, 08:12 PM
 
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Thanks, appreciate the information
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