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Found this system on Newegg. What do you think?

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July 8, 2010 5:43:19 PM

I found this on Newegg browsing some graphic cards. What do you think of it?

The system

General Spec
Brand iBUYPOWER
Model Gamer Power 549D3
Type Gaming
Processor AMD Athlon II X4 635(2.9GHz)
Processor Main Features 64 bit Quad-Core Processor
Cache Per Processor 4 x 512KB L2 Cache
Memory 4GB DDR3 1333
Hard Drive 500GB SATA II
Optical Drive 1 24X DL DVD+/-RW Drive
Graphics ATI Radeon HD5770 1GB
Audio Sound card - Integrated
Ethernet 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet
Power Supply 700W
Keyboard iBUYPOWER USB Deluxe Keyboard
Mouse iBUYPOWER USB Mouse
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Special Features Blue NZXT Gamma Gaming Tower

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July 8, 2010 6:12:14 PM

Thanks. Is it not a good choice because the manufacturer is not of good quality?
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July 8, 2010 7:15:41 PM

That and a lot of the parts won't be quality.

With prebuilt computers, you can generally expect to get a low quality PSU, board, RAM, and HDD (basically anything that isn't identified as a specific model). You also get locked into parts you don't really need, like the X4 635 in this case. By building it yourself, you not only save money, but you ensure you have a high quality build and you get exactly what you need/want.
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July 8, 2010 7:30:23 PM

MadAdmiral said:
That and a lot of the parts won't be quality.

With prebuilt computers, you can generally expect to get a low quality PSU, board, RAM, and HDD (basically anything that isn't identified as a specific model). You also get locked into parts you don't really need, like the X4 635 in this case. By building it yourself, you not only save money, but you ensure you have a high quality build and you get exactly what you need/want.


Do you think ordering a Athlon II x4 is worth an additional 25 dollars over an Althlon II x3?

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July 8, 2010 8:16:28 PM

It kind of depends. If you're gaming, then no. If you're doing encoding, rendering or other CPU intensive tasks with no gaming, yes, but it would be better to skmip on the GPU and get a X4 955. If you're doing a mixture of gaming and CPU intensive tasks, then it would be worth the $25.

So I guess it really depends on what you're doing.
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