Hi ya, would it be a reasonable budget to buy a reasonable gaming rig for 3 figures (under 1grand)?
Dont need any peripherals. If it doesnt come with OS that's fine too.
Is it cheaper to build your own or are the pre-built rigs cheaper eg computer lounge, playtech, anywhere else?
[now i dont expect to be able to get all/any the components below but just brainstorming/aiming high]
Assuming phenom x4 cheaper than comparable intel?
Best bang for buck graphics card to fit?
how do you tell a good motherboard? (all i want is 5.1 sound, easy bios to overclock - anything else to look for?)(dont need hundreds of pci-e all that stuff- just the basic necesseties)
kinda brainstorming to buy for a uni student's birthday.