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October 23, 2013 6:00:07 PM

Greetings,

Recently I posted a thread about asking for a $800 budget and I'm just looking at every available option and something I was considering was when my friend built her computer she had parts that arrived DOA and she had to go through all the hassle of trying to find which didn't work and who to contact.

So, I was looking at trying to avoid this issue.. And something I was possibly interested in and not sure if this is a good buy or not is this prebuilt:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Then buy like a mid-high end card and throw into it? What I want this computer to do is:

Run smooth at 1080p resolution
Max out games that I am interested in: LoL, Marvel Heroes, WoW, and other MMO's coming out down the road and last for the next few years for me.

I'm not really looking for a top of the line computer just something that will handle what I want.
Thank you for anyone who replies!

I am trying to stay around the 800-900 budget. If all possible under 900..

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October 23, 2013 6:04:35 PM

Don't get that prebuilt, just build your own.
There is a very low chance of DOA components if you buy from the better brands.

Does the $900 budget include an OS and monitor?
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October 23, 2013 6:34:37 PM

realchaos said:
Don't get that prebuilt, just build your own.
There is a very low chance of DOA components if you buy from the better brands.

Does the $900 budget include an OS and monitor?


I have the monitor, keyboard and mouse. Will need a OS
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October 23, 2013 6:42:45 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($72.90 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($303.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($95.99 @ Adorama)
Total: $872.78
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-23 21:42 EDT-0400)
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October 23, 2013 6:55:24 PM

If I chose the route of just buying that prebuilt would it do what I would like for it to do? I'd be interested in upgrading the video card if it would make it for gaming much smoother.
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October 23, 2013 7:18:48 PM

Well...
The prebuilt is using a FX-8120, a processor based on AMD's bulldozer architecture, which was pure shit.
It has a shit gpu, so you're going to need to upgrade that to play games.
The psu is shit, so before you can upgrade the gpu you need to upgrade the psu.
The motherboard is a shitty generic one.

So all in all, you're better off building your own.
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