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Buying Gaming PC from a small shop.

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January 2, 2011 6:43:06 PM

HI guys,

I've recently looked around the local shops for gaming pcs.

I stumbled upon a shop that told me they can give me a good deal.... They told me it will cost me 1500 dollars.

This is the spec.

Intel i7 950 Cpu (Quad Core Processor 3.06 GHZ)
Asus P6T-SE Motherboard
6 GB DDR3 1333 Ram
LG 22X DVD -/+RW
1500 GB 7200RPM STATll HDD
ATIHD 6870 Video card
Cooler Master 600W Power Sup
CoolerMaster-CM690 Case.

So the base price is 1299 dollars, but due to Taxation and installation (35 dollars) it will cost me 1500.

Is this a good deal? Or am I being ripped off? How much would a system like this go for if I built it myself (note I am dumb at computer, so I usually just buy it made).


Thanks!
January 2, 2011 6:58:32 PM

Base price is little high. You will probably get a better price from newegg.
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January 2, 2011 7:13:26 PM

That's an old MoBo....this is what I'd change it to
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Would suggest DDR3-1600 RAM for better OC'ing potential ....examine what CAS you're getting and inquire what "stepping up" would cost as very often CAS 7 will cost almost same as CAS 8 or 9

Ask what HD

600 watts will be a bit tight in case you want to add a 2nd video card in future.... in addition, the 600 Watt CM model only has two PCI-E 6 pin plugs.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

Would suggest spending $30 more for a 850 watter w/ more power plugs (suitable for twin GFX cards) and a 10.0 perofrmance rating on jonnyguru so as to handle any OPC needs.

Check the scores versus the 470 ($20-30 cheaper) starting on this page before picking ya vid card. While the 470 wins most of the benchies, what one you ultimately choose will depend on what games you play.
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

Another $30 will get ha an HAF-922
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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January 2, 2011 7:26:57 PM

Here's an option

* COOLER MASTER HAF 922 (RC-922M-KKN1-GP) Black Mid-Tower Case, ATX, No PSU, Steel
* HEC Orion HP 585D 585W Power Supply, 24-pin ATX, ATX12V, Dual 80mm Fans, OEM
* ASUS P6X58D-E, LGA1366, Intel® X58, 6400 MT/s QPI, DDR3-2000 (O.C.) 24GB /6, PCIe x16 SLI CF /3, SATA 3 Gb/s RAID 5 /6, 6 Gb/s /2, USB 3.0 /2, HDA, GbLAN, FW /2, ATX, Retail
* INTEL Core™ i7-950 Quad-Core 3.06GHz, LGA1366, 4.8 GT/s QPI, 8MB L3 Cache, 45nm, 130W, EM64T EIST VT XD, Retail
* COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus CPU Cooler, Socket 1366/1156/775/AM3/AM2, Copper/Aluminum, Retail
* G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) PC3-12800 DDR3 1600MHz CL9 (9-9-9-24) 1.5V SDRAM DIMM, Non-ECC
* DIAMOND Radeon™ HD 6950 800MHz, 2GB GDDR5 5000MHz, PCIe x16 CrossFire, DVI /2, HDMI, mini-DP /2, Retail
* SAMSUNG 1TB SpinPoint F3, SATA 3 Gb/s, 7200-RPM, 32MB Cache, Retail
* RAID No RAID, Independent HDD Drives
* SONY AD-7261S Black 24x DVD±R/RW Dual-Layer Burner w/ Lightscribe, SATA, OEM
* MICROSOFT Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition, OEM
* WARRANTY Silver Warranty Package (3 Year Limited Parts, 3 Year Labor Warranty)

$1344.73

http://www.avadirect.com/product_details_configurator.a...


LE I forgot to change the PSU, replace with Corsair TX 750 (+$90).


But you can build it yourself, it's easy and there's plenty of great tutorials. Also Intel is about to release new CPUs on a new socket so you should wait for a couple of weeks.
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