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May 7, 2010 9:21:30 PM

I recently posted about a pc i found on newegg but is now not available and now im looking for some help on building or buying a different one. I really have no clue on how to put a computer together so im looking for one that would come put together. Im looking to spend aroun $700 on a gaming pc that will run rfactor and iracing. Could anyone help me on making the best possible pc for gaming for around $700?

Im looking into this one is it any type of deal? Or a good gaming pc?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

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May 7, 2010 9:40:22 PM

The first one is using a dated and low end 9800GT. This is a rebranded 8800GT, and the 8800GT is becoming a minimum requirement in some newer games (Metro 2033 if I remember right).

The second deal is a better combination.
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May 7, 2010 9:58:40 PM

Thanks. Could there be better for $700? Really want a pc that would play games well without errors and such.
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May 7, 2010 9:59:58 PM

powerian said:
I recently posted about a pc i found on newegg but is now not available and now im looking for some help on building or buying a different one. I really have no clue on how to put a computer together so im looking for one that would come put together. Im looking to spend aroun $700 on a gaming pc that will run rfactor and iracing. Could anyone help me on making the best possible pc for gaming for around $700?

Im looking into this one is it any type of deal? Or a good gaming pc?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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


powerian said:
Thanks. Could there be better for $700? Really want a pc that would play games well without errors and such.


For pre-built. from what i see on newegg, no. For putting one together theres better option. If you can wait for a moment, i'll have a list up that will fit your budget and needs.
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May 7, 2010 10:31:30 PM

^^ OK I would appreciate it. Thanks
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May 7, 2010 10:54:49 PM

if you do decide to build, here what i was able to put together to fit your budget as best i can.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... sata II cables x2 $4.58 (cables for HDD and Dvd burner)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... LITE-ON Black 24X dvd burner $19.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Western Digital Caviar Blue WD1600AAJS 160GB $39.49 (if you need more space, you can up that for just a few $ more.)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Antec Two Hundred v2 case $49.99 ($37.99 after $12.00 Mail-In Rebate)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Antec EarthWatts 500W $74.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... XFX HD 5750 $129.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... G.SKILL DDR3 1333Mhz 4GB (2 x 2GB) $103.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... GIGABYTE GA-770T-USB3 AM3 motherboard $79.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Phenom II x2 3.1Ghz 550

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (OEM) $99



Subtotal: $690.99
Shipping: around $25 (for me it will be if i got this, shipping would be $25.21)
Total: around $ 715.99
With Rebates: around $ 703.99

Now, If you need a keboard, monitor, mouse, speakers, ect, those will cost extra. Which will mean the iBUYPOWER pc will be the better pc to get.

If you just need the desktop, the pc i manage to put together (which was a little difficult to fit with the budget) will do very nicely and if in the future if you need more performance like addtional cores you :

A. can swap cpus with to a quad core or a hex core. Examples, like the Phenom II x4 955 or Phenom II x6 1055T

B. Have a chance unlock the 2 disabled cores. Thats if the motherboard supports this and the other 2 cores are not fully defective.

Now if you watch for a little bit (say a day). You'll probably see people will find better parts for a better price than i listed. ;)  Although This can give you an idea what you can do with around $700 building it your self.


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May 8, 2010 12:00:45 AM

Well, is there anyone that could improve what i got up there?
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May 8, 2010 3:31:59 AM
May 8, 2010 4:20:27 AM

Thanks for the help. Def helped alot thanks again. I have one more question how is neweggs warrenty and return service on either a complete computer or parts? And open box a no no?
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May 8, 2010 4:25:17 AM

Open box you have to read the fine print but on retail and OEM products you have 30 days no question return policy but you will have to pay a restocking fee unless the item was deemed defective.
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May 8, 2010 1:10:11 PM

$647 AR including ship featuring native SATA 6GB/s and USB 3.0 via NEC chip ^^
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May 9, 2010 1:24:02 AM

On the built pc will there be a warrenty with lets say if its an ibuypower pc will it have ibuypoweres warrenty to?
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May 9, 2010 2:39:59 AM

powerian said:
On the built pc will there be a warrenty with lets say if its an ibuypower pc will it have ibuypoweres warrenty to?


Yes, the IBUYPOWER pc warenties,

Parts 1 year limited and Labor 1 year limited
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