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December 3, 2010 12:04:26 PM

Well I guess its time to upgradee my rig, but since its completelly built on last gen parts (wont fit any i-series or more than an ATi 4850 cards) I wanted to build a new one from scratch, but I currently have some coupons at best buy and rather just buy a prebuilt and upgrade later, my current baby lets me play any game on high (except some rts, my cpu sucks) , so to make it short, do you guys know of any prebuilt worth buying?

I noticed that most of them do not have a GPU, but if its cheaper I can just transfer my 4850 and get a better one later, the price shouldnt be more than 850 bucks. I was thinking about this one

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Asus+-+Essentio+Desktop+/+I...

How much of an upgrade would that be? I currently have:

ati 4850
intel e6400
4 gig corsair 1333mhz

thanks for your help
December 3, 2010 12:56:19 PM

Even tho you have bestbuy coupons, you should still built a totaly new pc as i would say all of the prebuilts are overpriced.

It dosn't even say the specific type of CPU and the video card is not good at all.

This built that i have put together:
http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/4526/40561674.jpg

with this case Cooler Master RC-912
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The total would be: $694.93

or with this case Antec Three Hundred
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The total would be: $704.93

is twice better and is cheaper is well.

or you can put it in this case, which is my most favourite one:
Antec Nine Hundred Two Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The total would be: $744.89

I suggest you looking at the feedback.

Also if you want you can put in this card insted, which is better:
SAPPHIRE 100314SR Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Was: $254.99 Now: $249

It scales really good in crossfire which this built is ready for, for the future. It also includes new features such as USB 3 and SATA 6 Gb/s.

Total with antec 902 case: $804.89

Hope this helps. :D 

December 3, 2010 1:05:26 PM

I would honestly suggest building your own a few times over. I originally built an AMD system for around $1,200 but then revised a few times and went with an $850 Intel system (After MIR's of course). My intel system is definitely more powerful than my AMD one, and the money saved allows me to buy a good gaming mouse and keyboard. In response to your question on if we were to buy a pre built system, I'd go with the AMD $850 one.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Asus+-+Essentio+Desktop+/+A...;+II+X6+Processor+/+8GB+Memory+/+1TB+Hard+Drive/1243364.p?id=1218240378508&skuId=1243364
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December 3, 2010 6:25:25 PM

Zterling said:
I would honestly suggest building your own a few times over. I originally built an AMD system for around $1,200 but then revised a few times and went with an $850 Intel system (After MIR's of course). My intel system is definitely more powerful than my AMD one, and the money saved allows me to buy a good gaming mouse and keyboard. In response to your question on if we were to buy a pre built system, I'd go with the AMD $850 one.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Asus+-+Essentio+Desktop+/+A...;+II+X6+Processor+/+8GB+Memory+/+1TB+Hard+Drive/1243364.p?id=1218240378508&skuId=1243364



What you sed about the $1200 AMD built and $850 INTEL built isnt totaly right as if you have under $1000 there is no point going for INTEL build as it's not going to be as powerfull as an AMD built.

But if you have $1000+ then the intel build will pay of.

Maybe you were just a little unlucky with your AMD built as some people have been.

Don't take this as an argument. :) 
December 3, 2010 6:42:52 PM

dave0305 said:
What you sed about the $1200 AMD built and $850 INTEL built isnt totaly right as if you have under $1000 there is no point going for INTEL build as it's not going to be as powerfull as an AMD built.

But if you have $1000+ then the intel build will pay of.

Maybe you were just a little unlucky with your AMD built as some people have been.

Don't take this as an argument. :) 


This is confusing... so what you are saying is that a $850 AMD rig will always be more powerful than a $850 Intel based rig? He would need to explain how he purchased a cheaper rig, but he said it's more powerful AND $450 less expensive...
December 3, 2010 7:35:26 PM

jfby said:
This is confusing... so what you are saying is that a $850 AMD rig will always be more powerful than a $850 Intel based rig? He would need to explain how he purchased a cheaper rig, but he said it's more powerful AND $450 less expensive...


Well what i mean is that if you have less money ($700) the amd built would mostly be round about same powerfull as INTEL built for $900 ( my bad, I didn't explain my self properly in last post) but it would have higher quality RAM with cas latency 7 and most of the times a stronger GPU.

So for example, what i mean is that an AMD cpu for $100 will give you same performance as an INTEL cpu for $130
So you can invest the $30 bucks into a better GPU or/and PSU/MOBO.

Do you get the point?
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