Would this be a good buy?

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Jul 17, 2008

Would this be a good buy? by CPhantom at 1:06 AM (888 Views / 0 Likes) 7 replies

  1. CPhantom
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    Member CPhantom The Noob :(

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    So, my computer is starting to die out. Power supply is probably shot for it and I need a new one (Though that is fine). But I need a computer suited to gaming now, and not what that one is.

    so, here are specs and accessories from a computer at ibuypower.com that I thought would be nice. I want to keep it under $750 bucks, and this seemed nice (and looks good too, haha):


    CASE - Tuniq Symmetry I Gaming Tower Case BLACK

    LIGHTING - Cold Cathode Neon Light GREEN

    POWER SUPPLY - 550 Watt -- Power Supply

    PROCESSOR - AMD Athlon™ X2 6000+ Dual-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology

    PROCESSOR COOLING - Certified CPU Fan and Heatsink

    MOTHERBOARD - [SLI] Asus M2N-SLI NVIDIA nForce 560 SLI Chipset w/7.1 Sound, Gb LAN, S-ATA Raid, IEEE 1394, USB 2.0, Dual PCI-E MB

    MEMORY - 2 GB [1 GB X2] DDR2-800 PC6400 Memory Module (Corsair-Value or Major Brand)

    VIDEO CARD - NVIDIA GeForce 8400GS 512mb w/DVI + TV out Video

    VIDEO CARD BRAND - === High Performance === eVGA Brand Video Card Powered by NVIDIA

    HARD DRIVE - 320 GB HARD DRIVE [Serial-ATA-II, 3Gb, 7200 RPM, 16M Cache]

    CD DRIVE - 20X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive BLACK

    SOUND CARD - 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard

    SPEAKER SYSTEM - 600W PMPO 3 PCS Super Bass Subwoofer Speaker System

    NETWORK CARD - Intel Pro 10/100/1000 Network Card

    KEYBOARD - Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard

    MOUSE - Logitech G9 Laser Gaming Mouse BLACK


    This would cost about $715.00. Not to shabby in my opinion. However, I am highly computer stupid...so...any opinions on this set up and its accessories? ^^
     
  2. Linkiboy

    Member Linkiboy GBAtemp Testing Area

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    For 715$, that doesn't look too great. Also you're not gonna get any gaming done on a 8400GS

    Go on hp.com, I've configured some better systems.
     
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    Yeah, for that price, Get intel E8400, Geforce 8800GT 512MB video card. AMD is not worth the money.

    Oh, and use newegg.com
     
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    Fix'd
     
  5. fischju

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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813128078 mobo (I have this one, is great) $69
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...82E16819115052 E7200 CPU $129
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16827129018 Optical drive $38
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820231098 2GB of RAM $45
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817341001 PSU $109 (-30 MIR)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16811156063 Case $80
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814121253 Radeon 4850 $195 (-30 MIR)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16822136098 320GB HDD $65
    = $730 with shipping - $60 MIR = $670

    This is a good build that you can play Crysis on at Very High

    MATX mobo is $15 less than a full similiar speced version, if you want 2 video cards I can give you a link to that. The E7200 overclocks to 3.2ghz on stock cooler with stock voltage.
     
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    My bad... I am getting too old with the video department to keep up, lol. That's right, right now Radeon is leading the way.

    Also, Fishjew, I think he should get the p45 chip because of the performance. You do know that motherboard can make a big difference in gaming right? p45 chip is not only efficient, but also well performing. However, I doubt there is a microATX version.

    BTW, don't mention the voltage part, it is dangerous to change the voltage of 45nm CPUs.
     
  7. kobykaan

    Member kobykaan GBAtemp Addict

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    will add here that if you shop around a 1TB hd yes thats 1 TERABYTE! 1000gb can be bought pretty damn cheap now [​IMG]

    there can be NEVER ENOUGH STORAGE space with a PC due to ever increasing size of games installations 320gb can soon be consumed pretty damn fast!
     
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    Member xcalibur Gbatemp's Chocolate Bear

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    P45 are somewhat better than P35 but not for this guy. P45 are so much better at multi-GPU gaming and are almost twice as good as P35's but for single-GPU, they're almost the same and not worth the extra cash.
     

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