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Only buy this if you are going to highly modify/upgrade it. It is very unsafe in its stock form (fire hazard and electrical shock hazard) and the prints it outputs are not great quality.

If you are looking for a budget printer with great build quality and amazing/near perfect prints, I recommend either the Creality Ender 2 or Ender 3.
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Can someone recommend a bettwr 3d printer then? Looking to spend no more than $300
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This is not a knock per say (as I knew what I got going into it) .... but as post above states plan on upgrading it. Many of the upgrades can be created on the printer itself, which is pretty dang cool if you think about it.... Anyway it's currently sitting idle awaiting a new power supply. First one fried shortly after purchase.

All that said, it can turn out some pretty impressive prints, and if youre into actually learning about how something really works...it's a good deal imho
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Can someone recommend a bettwr 3d printer then? Looking to spend no more than $300
https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=13860

but for $98 more you can get sooo much more:

https://www.amazon.com/QIDI-TECHN...3d+printer
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Can someone recommend a bettwr 3d printer then? Looking to spend no more than $300

https://www.gearbest.com/3d-print...25381.html

$200, nearly fully assembled, only need to attach feet and check the bed leveling. Pretty much ready to print out of the box. 150x150x150 build volume. Also has two part cooling fans on each side of the extruder. The Tevo Michelangelo has a fairly clean look, doesn't take up much space making it easy to place and move around, as well as print fairly quickly.
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but for $98 more you can get sooo much more:

https://www.amazon.com/QIDI-TECHN...3d+printer [amazon.com]
My what small build area you have.
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Can someone recommend a bettwr 3d printer then? Looking to spend no more than $300
Maybe look at the Maker Select Plus, which has been $275-299 often.
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I have one. This is a DIY and is not for everyone. Plan to spend a lot of time researching this hobby. There is a huge community with lots of information and help. It does take time to tweak the settings but the prints are super awesome. It's a great printer for entry level. I highly recommend it but as everyone has said, DIY will have some safety concerns that can be addressed by parts printed by the machine itself.

Get this printer, learn from it, grow your hobby and get a better printer later. Creality C-10 is a popular choice.
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Can someone recommend a bettwr 3d printer then? Looking to spend no more than $300
https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=15711
Use code SELPLUS for $100 off.

I have the Monoprice Maker Select V2. I love it, but I wish I'd gotten the Plus instead.
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Lots of options listed above that are good alternatives and don't necessarily require hours of assembly. Creality is very popular, as well as Tevo and Monoprice. The new JG Aurora A5 is also getting favorable reviews and can be had for a reasonable price. Any of those brands should serve you well and all have offerings in the budget category.
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Can someone recommend a bettwr 3d printer then? Looking to spend no more than $300
Monoprice Maker Select Plus is $300. It's a Wanhao i3 Plus clone. Works well.
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I bought one of these the last time they went on sale, and you would hardly recognize it today. If you are a hands-on kind of person like I am, this is the printer to buy. I've had many hours of enjoyment building this thing out. You get a decent build volume (220x220x240) and a heated bed, and the prints look great with minimal effort.

This printer's flaws and their workarounds are very well known...because of the low entry price and the corresponding bang for the buck, this is a very popular printer that is readily upgradeable. If you are not hands-on, don't run this printer unattended...they have a history of starting fires.
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this is really neat
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