I wanted to give a computer as a graduation gift to someone. I'm looking to spend $400-500. He is a casual gamer: SC2, World of Warcraft and League of Legends.
I need to know if the Pavilion p6710f Desktop Computer at Microcenter is a good deal or if I should spend the extra money to build.
Here's my current layout: -AMD Phenom II x2 555 -Gigabyte GA-M68MT-S2P SOCKET AM3 7025 mATX Intel -NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 -OCZ 4GB DDR3-1333 -Thermaltake V4 -Inland Gold Series 500w ATX Power Supply -Western Digital Cavaiar Green 500GB HD
Is it a better idea to build or buy? If I buy, I intend to purchase the GTX 460 as a separate birthday present. I'm concerned about price and quality.
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