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May 2, 2010 12:39:58 PM

what to know what you guys thing about this system am relative new to pc gaming and wanted a second opinion



Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 2.83Ghz 12M 1333FSB CPU

Kingston HyperX 4096MB PC8500 DDR2 1066Mhz (2x2048) Total 4 Gigs

Zalman CNPS9500AT PWM 775 CPU FAN

XFX nForce 750i SLI Socket 775 Motherboard

NVIDIA 8800GT Videocard

250GB Hard Drive

19'' Monitor Flat Screen

500W Power Supply


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a b B Homebuilt system
May 2, 2010 12:52:49 PM

Not a good investment for a new PC... IMO

The LGA 775 socket is EOL so you would be better building based on an AM3 (budget minded) or LGA 1156/1366 (higher up). These will provide better overall performance than your build.

If this is a current running system, only recommendation would be to look to upgrade your video card to a newer ATI or Nvidia Fermi card.
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a b B Homebuilt system
May 2, 2010 2:19:39 PM

+1. A GPU is all that machine needs for current gaming. That quad keeps up with the newest chips.
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May 2, 2010 6:14:38 PM

tecmo34 said:
Not a good investment for a new PC... IMO

The LGA 775 socket is EOL so you would be better building based on an AM3 (budget minded) or LGA 1156/1366 (higher up). These will provide better overall performance than your build.

If this is a current running system, only recommendation would be to look to upgrade your video card to a newer ATI or Nvidia Fermi card.




Well its not a system that i have someone offered to sell it to me they had it for 5 months and is selling it because of travel... their asking price is 450US dollars
if not what gaming system would be you vouch for note i have been reading up but i like to hear from gamers that have been their build that... knows how it runs...
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a b B Homebuilt system
May 2, 2010 10:27:41 PM

It is a system worth $450 US, specially when the CPU is worth 1/2 the PC cost. The 8800GT is a very capable card still for a 19" monitor. You won't go wrong with that PC as a started build... IMO
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May 2, 2010 10:31:16 PM

I agree, for that PC $450 isn't bad, any new build will cost you significantly more, and that computer also allows you have a base for upgrading later.
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May 3, 2010 1:59:41 AM

thats a steal @ $450, its worth having an outdated socket since it already has one of the fastest cpu's for it anyways

and its always easy to upgrade the gpu + psu in the future when you need for gpu power
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a b B Homebuilt system
May 3, 2010 2:41:28 AM

Having an outdated socket for intel is irrelevant. As soon as you buy either of the current socket's it would still be just as outdated, next year another new refresh for both.

Going AM3 would be the only sense of forward use in my opinion.

But having said that, this is a great buy. If it doesn't run games fast enough for you then I'd suggest selling that graphics card on ebay and buying a faster one.
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