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Is this computer good?

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January 27, 2011 10:04:02 PM


I'm getting this gaming computer from for about 1100$ and I wanted to know if it was a good purchase.

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I would be mainly playing some WoW, Starcraft 2, Civilization V and a few Steam games.

Building my own computer is a no-go because I don't trust myself with expensive pieces of technology, and I don't have any friends that are computer buffs.


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January 27, 2011 10:38:17 PM

i can tell you right now , you will not get full fps in WoW or Sc2 in 1920x1080. your gonna lag because of the 5770. and everyone that knows how to build is going to tell you your getting ripped off... your paying for something that is worth 700 to build. Now, your processor can handle all the games your throw at it but that gpu will not be able too. For 1100 you aren't even getting a decent video card in that prebuilt.
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January 27, 2011 10:52:24 PM

i7 930, 6GB of ram, 5770, and a suspect 700W PSU for 1.1k? Not a good deal.
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January 28, 2011 12:03:32 AM

Since you've made it clear that you're interested in a pre-built...
consider HP's home office/business outlet...

Listed under High Performance Desktops...
Pavilion Elite HPE-380t W7P-64 i7 930 2.8GHz 500GB SATA 9GB DVDRW(LS) BluRay 1.5GB NIC Rmkt PC
for $775...

That gives you plenty of cash for a faster video card and upgrade PSU if needed...
January 28, 2011 1:43:04 PM

Actually the cost is very close to a comparable rig built with name brand (not cheapest) parts at NewEgg. You are paying a small premium for someone else to build it for you. The HD 5770 will run your games at 1920x1200 with little problem. Good luck building this rig, with water cooling, Full ATX case and Windows 7 for $700.00 You could probably build a Dell XPS for around the same price and have a better warranty.