a guys is offering me this rig. i was meaning to build my own but if the price is right
would you guys help me highlight the pros and cons of the below set and give an estimate how much it should cost (used)?
motherboard MSI 790GX-G65
CPU AMD II X4 620 2.6GHZ
3GB DDR3 ADATA GAMESERIES 1333G
MSI ATI HD 5770 GDDR5 1024MB
HDD SEAGATE 1500GB 7200PRMDVD-RW
SEASONIC UP 485W 80 PLUS BRONZE II
PC GAMING CASE AKUTAKE ATX.
Monitor: Samsung 2333HD
I wouldn't take it. Cheap mobo, slow quad, non dual channel RAM, ok GPU, bad HDD series, cheap case, and a PSU that I don't believe exists. Exactly how much is he selling it for? I would pick up the GPU and monitor if they are cheap.
if i would pick my own parts i would pick something like the below, hoping for an unlock @1200 USD which, unfortunately is above my budget. perhaps i should just save a bit rather then buying that used build.
LCD monitor 22" BenQ T2210HD
A-DATA 4GB KIT DDR3 1333MHz Vitesta Edition
AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition
ANTEC Three Hundred Ultimate Gamer
ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3
MSI R5770 Hawk
OEM Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium uk
SAMSUNG SH-S223C dvd-rw
SAMSUNG SpinPoint F3 500GB
There's a build advice form in my signature. You are getting far, far better quality parts in the custom build you posted. With the monitor and OS I concede it's not a bad deal, I just personally wouldn't want the poor quality. Maybe you could talk him down a little bit, and then just switch out the HDD and remove the 1GB stick of RAM to get dual channel back.