Okay, I got the greatest deal of ALL TIME! I bought this PC about 2 weeks back and the specs were:
-i7 @ 860 @ 3.0GHz
-4GB G-Skill running @ 1333MHz
-Intel DP55WB Motherboard
-EVGA GTX 260
-Antec 300 Case
-OCZ 700W PSU
-1TB 7200 RPM Western Digital Caviar Black
-Cheap DVD+/-RW DL
AND I PAID ONLY $505 AFTER SHIPPING!
Anyways I bought it and I wiped the HDD and replaced some parts like installed a NEW STOCK cooler, and I ran Prime 95 and all the benchmarks I could find and not one showed anything wrong with this PC. Its a great rig. Anyways I was originally planning to build a AMD Rig for like $800 but since I got this i7 so cheap I have a spare $300 to improve this rig's Performance!
Here are the Windows Exprience Ratings:
Gaming Graphics- 7.2
Technically I got this PC for free since I sold my old E2200 Rig for $510 and got this for $505, I got a free i7 rig and $5! Do you guyz think it was a good deal or not?
Right now here is my financial situation
BOUGHT THE i7 RIG------------------($505)
Sold my OLD E2200 RIG-------------$510
Paid my DAD Back--------------------($500)
So for $305 what can I do to improve this PC? I was think this:
New Case since the Antec 300 is REALLY CRAMPED with the GTX 260 in it. My HDD's are in at an angle since I cant mount they completely with the GPU and since the PSU is bottom mounted and the Mobo POWER connector is at the top, I have CABLES EVERY WHERE! I want a Full Size ATX, size is not a issue because the bigger the better. I want a HAF 932 or Antec 1200.
Either way, I'll end up dropping about $175 for the Case. Now I also want to upgrade the MOBO because, my current one(DP55WB) is a micro ATX and is really small and cramped and doesn't look good. Also I need to be able to bridge my PC's Wireless Connection to my 360. I was looking at the P55 SLI since it was black and grey and looks cool.
Hellava deal, I just love e-bay!!! I wouldn't spend 300 on stuff that looks cool.
I would put that 260 on ebay! Should sell for about $150. Take that money and buy a case.
Then spend the $300 on a 5850.
Good Idea but the GTX 260 itself is OVERKILL for me. I play mostly flash games and some light games. The only game that is hardcore I play is Just Cause 2 and I get 55+ FPS on High with 4XAA. So there is really no point in a 5850. In my original AMD Build, I was going to put a 5750. I dont really care that it looks cool but I chose that MOBO so that I can SLI and get more functions. The Case I want HAF 932 looks cool and it is roomy. The case matters on how it looks. But the Mobo is mainly on functions. I narrowed it to 5 MOBO's but the EVGA P55 SLI is only the one under $200. So Yeah.