New Desktop

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Feb 29, 2008

New Desktop by SavageWaffle at 9:27 PM (5,357 Views / 0 Likes) 70 replies

  1. SavageWaffle
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    Well yea hello GBATemp! Its again me, SavageWaffle. I know my old topic http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=76287 and yes i was abit well mad. Anyway it seems now, where i applied for(job) a computer is included. I needed a Computer and thought of getting a Laptop. Besides that, i thought of upgrading my Computer Desktop at home. So i was browsing around on Newegg.com and theses are what i found:

    Desktop - iBUYPOWER Gamer 501E
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16883227043

    Quick Specs:
    Brand: iBUYPOWER
    Model: Gamer 501E
    Form Factor: Tower
    Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+
    Processor Main Features: 64 bit Dual Core Processor
    Memory: 2GB DDR2 800
    Hard Drive: 250GB SATA
    Optical Drive 1: 20X DL DVD+/-RW Drive
    Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8400GS 512MB Video Card
    Power Supply: 420 Watt Power Supply
    Operating System: Windows Vista Home Premium
    Special Features: Eagletech Sidewinder Gaming Tower + Blue Color Lighting
    Motherboard Name: ASUS M2A-VM Mainboard

    Monitor - Hanns·G HW-223DPB Black 22" Widescreen
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16824254020

    Quick Specs:
    Brand: Hanns·G
    Model: HW-223DPB
    Cabinet Color: Black
    Screen Size: 22"
    Widescreen: Yes
    Pixel Pitch: 0.282mm
    Display Colors: 16.7 Million
    Power Consumption: 49W (Max.)

    Keyboard - Saitek PZ30AU Black Wired USB Keyboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16823175103

    Quick Specs:
    Brand: Saitek
    Model: PZ30AU
    Keyboard Interface: USB
    Palm Rest: Detachable
    Normal Keys: 104
    Function Keys: 4
    Keyboard Color: Black
    Type: Wired
    Mouse Included: No

    Mouse - Logitech MX Revolution Black Laser Wireless USB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16826104015

    Quick Specs:
    Brand: Logitech
    Model: MX Revolution
    Wireless Type: RF Wireless
    Interface: USB
    Hand Orientation: Right
    Tracking Method: Laser
    Buttons: 7
    Scrolling Capability: 2 x Wheels
    Color: Black
    System Requirement: 1 USB Port; CD-ROM Drive

    Speakers - Logitech X-530 70 Watts RMS 5.1
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16836121126

    Quick Specs:
    Brand: Logitech
    Model: X-530
    Configuration: 5.1
    Total Power: 70 Watts RMS
    Satellite RMS Power(Each, 4 included): 45 watts RMS (2 x 7.4 watts front, 15.5 watts center, 2 x 7.4 watts rear)
    Subwoofer RMS Power: 25 watts RMS
    Frequency Response: 40Hz - 20kHz
    Signal to Noise Ratio(SNR): >96dB

    Well will this complete my set? This is for gaming/home purposes.
     


  2. fischju

    Member fischju Rehabilitated Jaywalker

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    You should buy directly from ibuypower, so you can customize it and all that. The 8400 card won't run any games though.
     
  3. SavageWaffle
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    Oh ok. But is the rest products good/worth it?
    And whats the recommened card? Like to play simple games.

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    Erm on ibuypower.com, the dont have the iBUYPOWER Gamer 501E cant seem to find.
     
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    For 500$, that is a pretty decent desktop. An 8400GS will let you play Gears at medium at 1024x768 at 20-30FPS.
     
  5. SavageWaffle
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    I was thinking of playing "light" games. Like maybe Counter Strike Source. And even if its a gaming desktop,i want alot of storage. And even if it has a bad Video card, il mostly be playing CS or go around forums, myspace, etc.
     
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    It'd probably be able to play Counter-Strike Source with decent frames and settings until you get to the higher resolutions probably
     
  7. SavageWaffle
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    Eh "decent" is what i kinda wanted. Making everything realistic, i don't care but if its for free, well that would be cool =)

    But i don't mind the graphics, unless it lags etc.

    Other then that, how about the 5.1 surround sound system? Is it too much since CS has guns and well i don't want a freaken gun sound too loud or il get a complate by my neighbors.
     
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    Well, you could always turn the sound down - I think it'll be great.
     
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    Thanks. And i calculated everything(without shipping+handling+tax) and i got a total of: $999.95. Odd number but this is the total(speakers,etc.) and this doesn't include the shipping.
     
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    Will this let me play CSS? medium? high?
     
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    Personally I say build one yourself and spend a bit more on the box leaving the keyboard and other fancy stuff for a while (I know I advocate good ones but there is a limit). Just a quick jot up leaves you over $400 for nothing that great to show for it (the screen is nice mind).

    The graphics have been touched upon (not brilliant, passable at best).
    The hard drive: I would want to know make and what specs, I find they tend to use the worst available and given the HDD is the slowest part and usually the bottleneck.

    power: 420W, an odd rating but more importantly likely a fairly low grade one and will have to be upgraded as and when you decide to upgrade your machine.

    Board: passable. Has onboard graphics but that it is not really the point. 4 sata might make life a bit tricky down the road and will probably need an upgrade.
     
  12. SavageWaffle
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    Well im not "experienced" on building a PC myself. Altough i do have a broken PC. I can practice but i will need a major tutorial.

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    WOW. I mean i was just browsing Neweggs.com Computer/Desktop Cases and WOW. A plastic thing for $89.99?
    http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCategory.as...=Computer-Cases
     
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    And what is needed to make a PC? I know the basics:
    Motherboard
    Thats about it lol. What is the parts i need to buy?
     
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    Case, Motherboard, Hard Drive, RAM, graphics card, maybe a sound card, CD/DVD drive/burner, Fans/cooling. There's a list here which you might find helpful.
     
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    Weren't you the guy who wanted to buy a new laptop?
     
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    Look at the first sentence of this thread.
     
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    oops, my b

    ok well it looks descent enough, i mean that is what you're going for, if it is alright with you than go for it.
     
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    Well not all of them are just plastic... Some of them are metal or have a bunch of fans and lights. Or you could have the parts all hanging on a rack or something.

    Youtube - Taking apart a PC

    Well this guy takes apart his PC and puts in a bunch of new parts. I don't really remember which videos(parts) have him putting in new parts though.

    You might also want to make sure the parts are all compatible.
     
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    Thanks guys. After i browser some more products on Newegg, il give the total amount of money. If it costs less to build own(probably) then forget about the iBUYPOWER.
     
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    Well hold on a second thar. It can be just as cheap or cheaper to buy a system with only a mobo+RAM+CPU+PSU+Case and put in a new graphics card/sound card/whatever card. But I have a great list somwhere, probably in your other thread, on what you need for a good new PC.

    A couple weeks old, prices may have dropped a bit. But still a good list.
     

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