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<$1200 all purpose pc opinions wanted

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December 13, 2009 10:27:37 PM

What do you guys think of this build? What would you change? is there a prebuilt system out there with this performance at this price? Trying to settle an argument over built vs bought. This will be used for Gaming, Internet, Music, Video, Office apps, ETC a little bit of everything.

CPU AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor

MB GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

RAM G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit

Video Card MSI R5770-PM2D1G/Seaweed Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support ... - Retail

HDD SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD753LJ 750GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive -Bare Drive

DVD/RW Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B - OEM

Case Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

PSU Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 Modular Active PFC Power Supply -

Monitor ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail

OS Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

Keyboard/Mouse Microsoft Comfort Curve 2000 B2L-00047 Black USB Ergonomic Keyboard/Mouse

Speakers Logitech LS21 7 Watts RMS (FTC) 2.1 Stereo Speaker System - Blue - Retail

Grand Total=$1133.85

Thanks for your reply's!
December 14, 2009 2:48:04 AM

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December 14, 2009 1:52:00 PM

Thanks for your reply!
December 14, 2009 2:33:34 PM

Trade the Samsung F1 for a Samsung F3 (500 GB for $55 or 1 TB for $85). This will be a lot faster (and the 1 TB is cheaper/GB).

I like this board a little more, and in the combo, it's only $10 more (after rebate) than gkay's: X4 955 + ASUS M4A79XTD EVO. It's got dual PCIe slots, so you could Crossfire later and more SATA ports. Overall, I think it's one of the best values on motherboards available.

Agree with everything else.
December 14, 2009 5:49:41 PM

Thanks for the reply!
December 15, 2009 1:08:32 PM

Bump for some more opinions
December 15, 2009 1:47:26 PM

That's probably all you're going to get. That's about as good as you can get...
December 15, 2009 2:34:23 PM

I was hoping for some more opinions on built vs bought. is there a prebuilt out there at this price point that would perform equally as well?
December 15, 2009 2:35:25 PM

Nope. Prebuilds are going to cost a lot more and get you much less quality.