Building a Gaming PC

Cassity14

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Can anyone tell me if this is a good deal? Especially if I don’t want to be bothered with building a PC?

Or am I going to still save a decent chunk of money building and getting better parts then what are in this one?
To answer your first question, it's a solid deal. I have seen better ones during black friday this season with stronger GPUs, but a 2060 super is no slouch.

You won't really save much money doing it yourself, BUT you will definitely be able to invest in higher quality components.

The places that companies like ibuypower (who is one of the best prebuilt brands) make their profit on things like the power supply, motherboard, ram, the ssd, and pretty much anything that doesn't headline the build.

If you don't want to do the manual building of the pc, I have another route that I recommend because I did it myself with my newest rig. I ordered all the components one at a time, kept the receipts to prove that they were new, and took advantage of a store building it for me for a small cost.

I paid Fry's electronics 70 bucks to put it all together and got both the high quality of parts as well as professional grade bulid quality when it came to things like cable management and installation. I'll probably do that from now on because building gives me way more anxiety than joy.
 

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Can anyone tell me if this is a good deal? Especially if I don’t want to be bothered with building a PC?

Or am I going to still save a decent chunk of money building and getting better parts then what are in this one?
I would always tell you to avoid buying prebuilt rigs like this. Ibuypower/cyberpowerpc/etc are notorious for using cheap parts everywhere they can. Actually had a buddy that I recommended to build his own buy an IBP, and it was DOA with a bad power supply. Mobo failed about 2 months later.
 

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Any tips for getting used to KB & M? Any game recommendations? Maybe like a single player game?

Im so fucking bad right now.

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Have you tried adjusting the sensitivity? Might be too high or too low for you.

As for games, pretty much pick any shooter with a single-player mode and start out on easy until you get the hang of it. Maybe start out with a puzzle FPS like Portal and its sequel? Not only are those amazing games (the sequel is imo the best-written game of all time), but they'll allow you to experiment with the mouse and keyboard in a lower pressure situation because your life is generally not in immediate danger and there's not really a penalty for death.
 

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Have you tried adjusting the sensitivity? Might be too high or too low for you.

As for games, pretty much pick any shooter with a single-player mode and start out on easy until you get the hang of it. Maybe start out with a puzzle FPS like Portal and its sequel? Not only are those amazing games (the sequel is imo the best-written game of all time), but they'll allow you to experiment with the mouse and keyboard in a lower pressure situation because your life is generally not in immediate danger and there's not really a penalty for death.
The mouse isn’t really the main issue.Mainly the keyboard and pressing the right keys/being comfortable pressing them is.

although I just tried League Of Legends and I kept taking my right finger off the damn left mouse button....
 

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The mouse isn’t really the main issue.Mainly the keyboard and pressing the right keys/being comfortable pressing them is.
Just going to take some getting used to then I think. I've been playing shooters with mouse and keyboard since I was a teenager so it's second nature to me.
 

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You just have to get comfortable. I made the switch in college and it took a bit. It's a comfort thing.
 

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wasd felt pretty natural to me from the get go. I would just keep using it and let muscle memory take over.
 

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