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Is the ''Barebone'' Computer worth it?

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Hey fellow tech fans, I was thinking about the ''Barebone computer'' at CES this year, and remebr seeing it run dota 2, battlefield 4, and so on. I was wondering is it worth it for the price? Would you guys recommend it for 500 bucks or still DIY?

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For $500 you can get a 6300 and 750 ti

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Do you mean a barebones kit or one of those dorky miniature computers? 

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like an Intel NUC? 

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Do you mean a barebones kit or one of those dorky miniature computers? 

dorky lol. 

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Like a Asrock M8? Or the gigabyte brix thingy.

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Whatever it is, this is probably better: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3dvQw

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Like a Asrock M8? Or the gigabyte brix thingy.

The gigabyte brix? why?

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Agreed,but I would do a 760k, its only $10.

Any more money should probably go towards getting a 8GB kit of ram. 

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Any more money should probably go towards getting a 8GB kit of ram. 

I guess you have a point there.

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I find it funny that people are posing negative things about it, without anybody linking to the thing OP was talking about.

It's because most people are speculating that the barebones kit isn't going to be that good in terms of performance/price. The majority of barebones kits seem to support this. 

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Do you mean a barebones kit or one of those dorky miniature computers? 

The kit, you know like gigabytes mini one

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The kit, you know like gigabytes mini one

A barebones PC kit is a kit of selected parts such as CPU, MB, PSU, case, where you buy the rest of the parts to complete a PC. Those are good.

A barebones PC like the Gigabyte mini are ok, but like laptops you pay a premium for size. If you need or the form factor appeals to you, then go ahead, if the space and size is not an issue I see no reason for one.

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The kit, you know like gigabytes mini one

The BRIX is definitely not better than a tower you can build with the money. 

Just noticed I'd actually have more money to play with for configuring a system since the BRIX doesn't come with a copy of Windows.

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The BRIX is definitely not better than a tower you can build with the money. 

Just noticed I'd actually have more money to play with for configuring a system since the BRIX doesn't come with a copy of Windows.

Wait.... it doesn't so you plug it in and turn it on and ... nothing boots? 

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Wait.... it doesn't so you plug it in and turn it on and ... nothing boots? 

It doesn't come with ram or storage.

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It doesn't come with ram or storage.

That... that's really messed up how about the prix pro? Tell me some good news about that?

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That... that's really messed up how about the prix pro? Tell me some good news about that?

It's the same situation. 

Why is it messed up? They are barebones systems and how much ram and storage a person uses varies much more than the other parts. 

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It's the same situation. 

Why is it messed up? They are barebones systems and how much ram and storage a person uses varies much more than the other parts. 

Well, even though it does say barebones, I thinking of the people who buys this expecting this thing to work but, you got to install ram and a hard drive, which isn't hard to do. though I hope you did your research 

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