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July 31, 2014 12:36:42 PM

These are the spec of a computer i might buy for $650 usd and i am wondering if this is good or not. Thanks for the help! I plan to play games like bf4 etc. I will just build for around 800 if this isnt a good deal

Hard Drive 1.5 TB
(Dual Hard Drive for more speed)
A turbo boosted i7-930 Processor with 2.80 GHz
RAM 18 GB DDR3
Graphics Coprocessor NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 TI
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 4
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 2
DVD player

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July 31, 2014 1:35:41 PM

I can't speak for the value of the whole thing, but IMO the GTX 460 is pretty weak. I just upgraded from a 570, and I doubt that would have maxed BF4.
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July 31, 2014 1:38:33 PM

It's a bit crap.
The i7 is the first generation, we're now onto the second version of the 4th gen, soon to be 5th.
Being an i7 it's still probably got fairly decent single-thread performance mind-you.

The RAM is... I'm not sure if that's correct or not. If it is, and it's some sort of bizarre matched kit, then that's plenty of RAM, lots of headroom. Providing it's running at at least 1333MHz, which it should be being DDR3.

The card is exceptionally poo, and very, very old. Aside from basic stuff I wouldn't expect to be gaming on modern games with it.

I'm not sure about the hard drive either, I've never seen drives listed in that capacity, but if it's two of them, then I suppose it makes some degree of sense. As for "More speed", unless they're like identical 750GB drives running in RAID I'm not sure how that works out.

In short, I think it's a bit of a rip off, even for that price. With that said, the board MIGHT be recent enough to allow an upgrade to a fairly modern card and if the rest of the specs are genuine, then it might be a decent build.
Personally, I wouldn't go for it myself.
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July 31, 2014 1:40:15 PM

Thanks for the help. I'll just build mine now
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July 31, 2014 1:41:31 PM

This would have been a good computer 4 or so years ago but for $650 you could build a better one, specially with $800 you could build a really good pc.
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