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April 29, 2013 5:53:15 PM

Mobo: Gigabyte H55-USB3
CPU: Intel Core i5 750, quad core, 2.67GHz
CPU cooler: Zalman somethingorother, the kind that looks like a big metal
flower with a zillion fins. Really quiet!
GPU: GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB; I believe it's this one (without literally
removing the thing from the case, this is the best I can do-- specs match
this one 100%)
http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-512-P3-N873-AR--GeForce-PCI-...
Memory: 8GB (4x2GB) G.SKILL Ripjaws series DDR3-1600
Case: Generic black mid tower case, I forget who made it :>
DVD-ROM drive: ASUS DRW-24B1ST DVD-ROM writer
PSU: Rocketfish 700W, nothing special but works reliably and relatively
quietly.
Hard drive: None, you add your own! :>
Extra goodies: Extra USB ports added! I used to use a lot of USB goodies.

(this was all copy & pasted from an email)
April 29, 2013 5:55:25 PM

sounds pretty good to me lol i would buy it.
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April 29, 2013 5:58:51 PM

Try and get it for as low as you can, don't think I'd get it as you could make something quicker with new parts for that price.
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April 29, 2013 6:25:53 PM

For $200?
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April 29, 2013 6:46:19 PM

spat55 said:
Try and get it for as low as you can, don't think I'd get it as you could make something quicker with new parts for that price.


The CPU, Ram, and Motherboard of an equivalent build would run you well over $200...

Back to the topic: Its a good price, although I would be a wary as to why it is so cheap. Just make sure it is in good condition. If so, then go for it. You'll need to replace the Graphics if you plan on gaming much
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April 29, 2013 6:50:16 PM

Could you recommend a graphics card and a hard drive
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April 29, 2013 6:50:17 PM

Could you recommend a graphics card and a hard drive
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April 29, 2013 6:56:26 PM

Well those both depend on budget and needs.

What is your budget?
What are your main plans for the PC? (Gaming, editing, browsing, etc.)
Would you prefer a speed over storage quantity or are you indifferent?
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April 29, 2013 6:58:03 PM

Once you add the graphics and hard drive and OS, you are probably into "build your own" territory.

Do you want it for just gaming?
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April 29, 2013 7:03:20 PM

That motherboard does not have PCI-E 3.0, just 2.0 which will mean you won't fully benefit from a highend card. It also only has Sata 3GB/s connectors, thus limiting you a bit on the hard drive selection
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April 29, 2013 7:05:29 PM

Gaming and school
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April 29, 2013 7:17:52 PM

supreme_36 said:
Gaming and school


Do you have an approximate budget?
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April 29, 2013 7:21:50 PM

the pci 2 wont matter too much. i run my 7950 through pci 2.1 and its fine. Give us a budget and we can help you pick the parst
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April 29, 2013 7:26:46 PM

fatboytyler said:
That motherboard does not have PCI-E 3.0, just 2.0 which will mean you won't fully benefit from a highend card. It also only has Sata 3GB/s connectors, thus limiting you a bit on the hard drive selection


PCIE3 has a lot less impact than most people think. Especially not when looking at mid range cards like a 7850.

HDD wise depends on what you want to achieve. I prefer the SSD/HDD combo and have done this with all of my builds as of late. Sweet point for me personally is 128gb($80 on sale) SSD with 2tb+ HDD ($100). But that's almost $200, so budget would matter.

If I had to choose one or the other, I'd go with a 2tb seagate 7200 rpm drive, since I need quite a bit of space.
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April 29, 2013 7:27:25 PM

seems like a good deal to me. if the parts are in good condition i would go for it
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April 29, 2013 7:33:36 PM

That add seems weird.... "take it as is"....sounds like too good to be true, and usually when they sound too good to be true, guess what happens......
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April 29, 2013 8:50:25 PM

Supermuncher85 said:
That add seems weird.... "take it as is"....sounds like too good to be true, and usually when they sound too good to be true, guess what happens......


Ya, he/she mentions that they will not be doing any demos, so I would be very wary. Not sure how to check if its working without actually checking if its working.
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