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My gaming build or p6210y upgrade?

I was wondering whether to buy and upgrade (with a better graphics card) the Hp pavilion p6210y or pay extra and build a gaming computer from scratch.

My budget is 700 dollars

My selected components:
Amd Athlon II X4 630
Gigabyte Ga-ma785gm-us2h Am3 ATX
Hitachsto 500GB 3.5" Sata 7200RPM
Ipsg samsung 22x DvDRW Sata
Win 7 home-Premium 64b
Antec three hundred ATX case
ocztech 4GB ddr2
Evga Geforce gt240 512mb
thermaltake 430W ATX Power supply

OR

Buy the Hp pavilion p6210y and upgrade it with a better graphics card
$469 Refurbished at micro center
Hp Specs:

http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/hp-pavilion-p6210y/4507-3118_7-33777301.html?tag=mncolBtm;rnav

Thank you,
Joe
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  1. Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.

    CPU $ 99.00 Here
    MOBO $ 99.99 Here
    RAM $ 99.99 Here
    GPU $ 159.99 Here
    HDD $ 89.99 Here
    PSU $ 89.99 Here
    CASE $ 61.99 Here

    Total: $ 700.94 + MIR + SHIPPING.

    Enjoy it.
  2. So you say build one from scratch, i dont understand the difference between the one you/I selected and upgrading the p6210y and saving 300 bucks. Could u or someone please explain, thxs
  3. The one saint and the one you built yourself will be a lot better at gaming, and will have much better crucial components such as the PSU and mobo. Go with saints build, will give great gaming performance for your budget
  4. Best answer
    Easy, $300 less for a refurbushed system. And

    1- Have onboard video
    2- Have a AM3 processor with a AM2+ mobo
    3- 6GB DDR2 RAM, in dual channel. With 4GB is enough for now.
  5. The only problem with saints build is he didnt include the 100 dollar Operating system
  6. p1n3apqlexpr3ss said:
    The one saint and the one you built yourself will be a lot better at gaming, and will have much better crucial components such as the PSU and mobo. Go with saints build, will give great gaming performance for your budget

    The only problem with saints build is he didnt include the 100 dollar Operating system
  7. panchy said:
    The only problem with saints build is he didnt include the 100 dollar Operating system


    I never do, 'cause maybe the user already has the OS.
  8. saint19 said:
    I never do, 'cause maybe the user already has the OS.

    :P cool didnt i know
    im trying to decide what to do right now if you want to post another build with Op xD i would appreciate it.
  9. ^well, the next good rig is on the $800 price range, without OS.
  10. Best answer selected by panchy.
  11. saint19 said:
    ^well, the next good rig is on the $800 price range, without OS.

    Alright thanks for your help
  12. Any time, that't why we are here.

    P.D. Sorry for my english, isn't my native language.
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