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My son wants a gaming PC for Christmas. Anyone have any recommendations on brand, place to purchase, etc? I know it needs a large amount of RAM, good graphics card, good processor, etc. Any help would be appreciated. 

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Good game PC will cost you over a grand, you need lots of ram and a ton of hard memory to support todays games. Another option would be a PlayStation where you buy that and a TV and still spent less then a gaming PC.  Now if he wants to play WOW  ( World of Warcraft) then you need a PC as WOW it is not supported on PlayStation but just about every other game out there can be played on the PlayStation, even then buy the one with the 500 gigs of memory. Daughter is a gamer and has all three platforms, PC, Xbox and PlayStation, she added the PlayStation when she looked into upgrading her PC to the tune of a grand for a what was a hand built gaming machine just a few years ago. Good time to buy with the bundles being offered. Come to think of it you could throw in a tablet to take care of any of his computer needs.

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My son spent exactly what bobby said, but it kicks but... last year for his birthday, we went in halfsies with him on a NVIDIA SHIELD GAMING TABLET.  WE PAID 400 FOR IT. and it was the mid range. fastest processor in a tablet, ment for gaming. he loves it. dose pretty much what all other tablets do, but is specialized for gaming. google it.if I remeber right he can hook it up to his monitor also.

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Good game PC will cost you over a grand, you need lots of ram and a ton of hard memory to support todays games. Another option would be a PlayStation where you buy that and a TV and still spent less then a gaming PC.  Now if he wants to play WOW  ( World of Warcraft) then you need a PC as WOW it is not supported on PlayStation but just about every other game out there can be played on the PlayStation, even then buy the one with the 500 gigs of memory. Daughter is a gamer and has all three platforms, PC, Xbox and PlayStation, she added the PlayStation when she looked into upgrading her PC to the tune of a grand for a what was a hand built gaming machine just a few years ago. Good time to buy with the bundles being offered. Come to think of it you could throw in a tablet to take care of any of his computer needs.

Yeah my son already has an Xbox One and a Playstation 3. I'm not sure what he wants to do with the PC that he couldn't do with those consoles.

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You might check out alienware.com as one possibility.  Gaming computers are their thing, and they have some black friday stuff going on this weekend.  (dell subsidiary now)

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MSi makes a lower cost gaming laptop. I have had one for a couple years and hasn't let me down. I don't use it for gaming though, but bulky 3D modeling programs for work. When I got mine it was around $750, not sure what they go for now. It was purchased at Micro Center

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You might check out alienware.com as one possibility.  Gaming computers are their thing, and they have some black friday stuff going on this weekend.  (dell subsidiary now)

He has mentioned Alienware. I think I might just give him money and let him pick out what he wants. I'm sure I would get the wrong thing no matter what.

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Much cheaper to build one yourself. It isn't that difficult to do as long as you purchase compatible parts. The cheapest one I can find with a 970 for a graphics card is $1230 pre-built, no monitor. You can probably build a comparable one yourself for closer to $900.

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