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Systemax Build, is it decent?

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March 21, 2010 4:08:46 PM

So i ordered this Systemax build from tigerdirect. After BCB i got it for $1k. Do you think its any good? Systemax seems to have no reviews. I was going to take my time to build one myself, but in the rain we had i lost my main work machine so i need one sooner than later.

Meat and potatoes of it:
MSI P55-CD53 ATX Motherboard
8gb ddr3
2 x 360gb 7200rmp drives
22X Lightscribe DVDRW SATA Drive
15 in 1 card reader
GeForce 9800GT 512MB PCI-Express (2 DVI)
win7 Pro

Full Specs:
Bays: 2 - 3.5" Drive Bays
3 - 5.25" Drive Bays
Internal Bays: 4 - 3.5" Drive Bays
PCI Slots (Total): 3
PCI Express X1 Slots (Total): 3
PCI Express X16 Slots (Total): 1
USB Ports: 12
LAN Ports: 1
Processor Brand: Intel i7-860
Processor Interface: Socket 1156
Processors Supported: 1
Processors Onboard: 1
Memory Type: 8gb DDR3
Memory Slots (Total): 4
Maximum Memory Supported: 16GB - 64 bit
Hard Drive Types: 2 x 360gb 7200rmp
Interface: SATA 3G
Speed: 7,200RPM
RAID: RAID-capable
RAID Modes: 0 + 1
Audio Description: Integrated Audio
Audio Chipset: Realtek HD
Graphics Description: PCI-Express Video Card
LAN Data Transfer Rate: 10/100/1000Mbps
LAN Description: Gigabit LAN
LAN Interface Type: RJ-45
LAN Ports: 1
Power: 500 Watt
Height: 16.5"
Width: 7.5"
Depth: 20"

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March 21, 2010 4:39:28 PM

Not all that great at all.

I wonder what crappy PSU they stuck in that build.

955 + 5850 for $1k would have crushed that build in an instant.
March 21, 2010 4:42:44 PM

For 1k it's a bit expensive IMO.
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March 21, 2010 4:50:29 PM

I know there are better deals out there. I am using this for work not gaming, just need dual monitors for some light graphics work and wanted Win 7 pro, not home. I couldn't find any good custom build places out there without doing it myself. I just wanted someone to put it together and test it.

Is it a fair deal? The best i could do was go by what dell had offered pricing wise. this is more custom though.