Want a new PC? avoid these pitfalls!

Hey G33ks,

So I se this soooo often.
People falling way to easy for branding like the words “gamer”, or “professional”.

I know, there is some stuff geared towards “gamers” and “professionals” that are actually great, but a “gaming” pc for sub 1000 euro? no, it’s just a home-PC on steroids.
I mean, I often come at the Action (which is like a dollarstore here in the Netherlands), and they sell “gaming” mice and “gaming” keyboards for like 10-15euro.
and those “gaming” mice and “gaming” keyboards, are just generic mice and keyboards (optical sensor and membrane). nothing “gamer grade” about them, just their looks made “aggressive”.

same goes with “gaming” PC’s.
I see plenty of sites that offer “gaming” pc’s for around 500 euro.
What games can the PC handle? Minesweeper, Candy crush etc.
Minecraft? Barely, can get 30-ish FPS if you are lucky
League of Legends? maybe, if you crank down the settings as low as possible
Crysis 3? Ha, you wish

Now also comes in quite a funny thing:
People actually think that if somebody is a “gamer” they know a lot about hardware and computers.
A friend of mine bought a second hand PC (it was an “okay” thing). PSU blew up.
I recommended him a Powersupply, but he visited a “gamer special shop”.
What PSU did the shop recommend him? a shitty MStech PSU :mrgreen:
and another friend of mine, let her PC be build by her brother, because he is a “gamer”.
The thing costed her about 700euro and could barely run Minecraft :mrgreen:

If they would have visited somebody with actual PC building experience, they could have gotten off cheaper, and still have a good PC.

Just because somebody is a “gamer” or something, doesn’t mean he knows how to build a PC.
Don’t visit a PC shop either, or you will get something like I explained in this post.

As I explained in that post, please go onto a forum and ask your questions there.
It might be confusing, but you will get more knowledge AND you get more bang for the buck.

Don’t fall for “gamer” stuff, unless it’s actually expensive stuff. (like a gaming PC that costs 1000euro or more)
If you need some more help, you can also visit my forum to ask me for help 🙂

Anyways, I hope people will stop falling for the “gamer” and “professional” brandings.

If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is 🙂

G33k Out

Comments ( 2 )

  1. Avatarlola dike
    are you really this retarded or just an asshole trying to make a quick $ my i5 3470 with 8gb ddr3 stock 1333mhz speed and gtx 1050 set up set me back 450 (cpu motherboard not new) I can run apex legends on low 58fps I have my skyrim SE with 108 2k-4k mods running on 60fps you do not need to spend a 1000 dollars on a gaming rig as long as you are gaming op 1080p!! building pc for my friend now bought vega 56 in the fire-sale month ago for 285$ his new ryzen 5 2600 + motherboard another 270$ add power supply 50$ ssd+hdd 90$ and a case 30$ which leaves you with ram 16gb ddr4 90$ that's 815 euro for a NEW monster gaming pc able to run any game on max graphics on a 120hz 1440p display and if you buy your cpu psu motherboard and case "used" (mine was used in a office desktop so cpu didn't throttle ever) you can drop 100-200$ leaving you around 615-715$ for a sick gaming rig. you could even scrap the ssd and go for slower cheaper ram since it's not necessary to have these extra's a budget gaming rig new 600-800$ second hand 400-600$ the only reason to drop 1000 bucks on a pc is when you have money to waste, because a waste of money it will be!
    • AvatarFinlayDaG33k
      Hii there, I don't see how I'd be making a "quick $" on this as I'm not selling any products myself? Do note that this post is meant to prevent people from falling into the "gamer" marketing too much, as thinking "it must be for gamers, so it must be good". To this day, the post still holds very true. There are plenty of people that have valid reasons to drop 1000+ bucks on a PC, however, I do agree that most people do not need to spend that much on a PC. Again, the post is mainly to inform people about the "gamer" marketing surrounding computers. Also, I want to mind you that a vega 56 with a ryzen 5 2600 is not able to run any game on max graphics in every game (examples of games that one cannot run like that are ARK:SE, PUBG, Arma 3, Star Citizen and Post Scriptum), especially not in 1440p and 120fps (to make use of the 120hz refresh on the monitor). And finally, I do want to mind you about the fact that this post has in no way, shape or form taken flash sales in consideration as I want posts to remain relevant for longer than a day.

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