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November 28, 2010 12:14:40 AM

Hi I just purchased these parts from newegg/tigerdirect. I was wondering if I got a good deal? I feel like I LOST money by not buyng pre-made.........

1 x G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL [50$]

1 x LITE-ON Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model iHDS118-04 - OEM [18$]

AMD Athlon II X4 635 Propus 2.9GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor ADX635WFGIBOX [99$]

Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31500341AS 1.5TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive [60$]

1 x ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 AM3 AMD 880G SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard [128$]

CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W [90$]

Antec Three Hundred [60$]

SAPPHIRE 100293L Radeon HD 5570 1GB 128-bit [89$-79$ after Rebate]

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit [85$]

Total - 670 -

Then i look at PCs like this • AMD Athlon II X2 255 CPU
• 4GB DDR3/1600MHz RAM
• ATI HD 5670 1GB Video
• Gigabyte 870A USB 3 & SATA III MB
• 1TB SATA III 7200 RPM HD
• 24X DVD+-R/+-RW Drive
• CoolerMaster HAF 912 Case
On cyber power for 605...without the hussle of building and think WHAT THE F WORD !!! ..

Whats your views on this?? THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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a b B Homebuilt system
November 28, 2010 12:22:27 AM

You did fine.

The cyberpower system includes a no-name brand 500 watt power supply and no OS. You want to "upgrade" to the same PSU and OS you've purchased and suddenly it's $786.

Always (always) read the tech specs carefully!
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November 28, 2010 12:30:44 AM

thank you so much !! you just made my week !!
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a b B Homebuilt system
November 28, 2010 12:51:25 AM

cyber power doen't list the PSU? Probably because it is crap. Yours is very good and will last a long time, maybe into your next upgrade. Your CPU is quad core, and much better. The HAF 912 case has only one fan - it is going to run hot, although it is about the same price.

You could have bought a $30 power supply and matched cyber power, or paid them $100 more for a "custom" upgrade. Low end to middle grade machines are sometimes tough to beat in price, but you almost always get a higher quality when you pick your own parts.

Besides, building a PC is fun.
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November 28, 2010 12:56:28 AM

eloric said:
cyber power doen't list the PSU? Probably because it is crap. Yours is very good and will last a long time, maybe into your next upgrade. Your CPU is quad core, and much better. The HAF 912 case has only one fan - it is going to run hot, although it is about the same price.

You could have bought a $30 power supply and matched cyber power, or paid them $100 more for a "custom" upgrade. Low end to middle grade machines are sometimes tough to beat in price, but you almost always get a higher quality when you pick your own parts.

Besides, building a PC is fun.


would you really consider my build "low end to middle" ? I thought this was the high end of middle builds? :( 
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a c 122 B Homebuilt system
November 28, 2010 1:07:28 AM

I'd call it a mid-level build.

The only thing I have a problem with is the hard drive. Some of the Seagate 7200.11's had a nasty firmware bug. That is undoubtedly why the price was almost too good to be true compared to the other 1.5 TB drives.
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November 28, 2010 1:09:12 AM

jsc said:
I'd call it a mid-level build.

The only thing I have a problem with is the hard drive. Some of the Seagate 7200.11's had a nasty firmware bug. That is undoubtedly why the price was almost too good to be true compared to the other 1.5 TB drives.


OUCH now i find the reason after reading like 500 neweggcomments and not finding anything wrong.. how does this firmware bug work? i got no clue what tht even means :( 
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a b B Homebuilt system
November 29, 2010 12:03:43 AM

Your case and your video are low end. Your memory, PSU and CPU are middle. High side of middle would include a GTX460 or HD 68xx GPU, case might be HAF 922 or Antec 902. Storage might include a solid state boot drive (30 to 60 GB) and CPU could upgrade to Intel.

It all boils down to what you really need to do, and how much you have to spend. I am building a PC for under $350 right now that is going to play light games, surf the internet and be an HTPC. I am proud that I can get the price so low and still have some quality parts.
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