Buying Gaming PC from a small shop. Tags: New Build Gaming Cooler Master Systems Product Last response: January 2, 2011 7:26 PM in Systems Share grub25 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! More about : buying gaming small shop electrontau January 2, 2011 6:58:32 PM Base price is little high. You will probably get a better price from newegg. JackNaylorPE a b 4 Gaming 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... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer mosox a b 4 Gaming 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumPC Gaming Shop Options ForumPC Build (Non- gaming ) Very small $300-$400 (max) budget ForumBuying computer games - which shop ? Forum$4000 silent but small gaming pc ForumSad, Sad day for PC Gaming for me today (Went Shopping..) ForumSmall upgrades to low budget gaming PC ForumSilent, small ' gaming ' rig. ForumTry this myself or leave it to shop guys? ForumSetting Up Shop ForumOne stop pc shop problem ForumSmall Gaming PC ForumA small question, Is this PC worth it? ForumSmall Graphics Card? ForumCasual conversation; small talk. ForumBuying a custom PC through Micro Center, Looking for Advice ForumWeirdest problem ever, PC works but shop but doesn't work in my house ForumPower Supply good for cheap price Forum$1000 Gaming Build Forum<2000$ Gaming PC - First Build - Need Advice ForumNew build..Upgrading from a P4 More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !