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How would this work? Gaming budget desktop?

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August 23, 2011 4:25:02 AM

Hey guys, I'm new here and not very experienced when it comes to building computers, but I was wondering if this would be good for gaming. I play games such as WoW, Mount and Blade: Warband, the Total War series, and I may look into some MMO's such as Star Wars and other RTS type games. If this could run Skyrim when it comes out that would be great too! Anyway, here it is: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Brand
CyberpowerPC

Model
Gamer Ultra 2097

Type
Gaming

Processor
AMD Phenom II X4 965 3.4GHz

Processor Main Features
64 bit Quad-Core Processor

Memory
4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1333

Hard Drive
1 TB ( 1 x 1TB) SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 7200RPM

Optical Drive 1
24x DVD±R/±RW Dual Layer Drive

Graphics
AMD Radeon HD 6670 1GB PCI Express Graphics

Audio
Sound card - Integrated

Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet

Power Supply
600W

Operating System
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Special Features
Raidmax Typhoon Gaming Case

Motherboard
Chipset
NVIDIA GeForce 7025
CPU
CPU Type
Phenom II X4
CPU Speed
965(3.4GHz)
CPU Socket Type
AM3
CPU Main Features
64 bit Quad-Core Processor
Graphics
GPU/VPU Type
AMD Radeon HD 6670
Memory
Memory Capacity
4GB DDR3
Memory Speed
DDR3 1333
Form Factor
DIMM 240-pin
Memory Spec
2GB x 2
Memory Slot (Total)
2
Memory Slot (Available)
0
Maximum Memory Supported
8GB
Hard Drive
HDD Capacity
1TB
HDD Interface
SATA II
HDD RPM
7200rpm
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
DVD±RW
Optical Drive Spec
24x DVD±R/±RW Dual Layer Drive
Audio
Audio Chipset
Integrated
Audio Channels
7.1 channels
Communications
LAN Chipset
Integrated
LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps
Front Panel Ports
Front USB
2
Back Panel Ports
PS/2
2
Rear USB
4
RJ45
1 port
Expansion
PCI Slots (Available/Total)
1 x PCI-e 16x
1 x PCI-e 1x
2 x PCI
Mouse
Mouse Type
USB Mouse
Keyboard
Keyboard Type
USB Keyboard
Physical Spec
Dimensions
18.25" x 7.25" x 16.75"

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August 23, 2011 5:00:02 AM

I realize that in some situations buying the parts and putting it together yourself is a better idea, and I know how to put together a computer from parts but I dont know much about which parts are good and which aren't.

Anyway, in this situation there is no possible way to beat the price of the prebuilt desktop I posted about. It is only 600 and putting it together from parts would cost more than that.
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August 23, 2011 5:26:55 AM

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
Item #: N82E16827135204
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GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard





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PowerColor AX6850 1GBD5-DH Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

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CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

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G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9S-4GBRL

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AMD Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition Deneb 3.5GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Desktop Processor HDZ970FBGMBOX

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SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

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COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Now: $59.99
$49.99 after mail-in rebate

Subtotal: 603.92

better processor, ram, case, video card, psu, and mobo than your prebuilt build. You can upgrade to bulldozer once it comes out too


Any other money you wish to spend would be on a cpu cooler:
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$27.99


All prices are taken from newegg
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August 23, 2011 1:51:51 PM

I really appreciate it chillin15 =D

Now lets say that I have a copy of Windows 7 and therefore don't need to waste $99 on it if I were to build my own. What would you recommend upgrading with that $100 in your build? Might as well put that money to use. This may work out better than buying a comp that has windows 7 preinstalled =)
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August 23, 2011 5:03:26 PM

No prob. I actually forgot a case too - I am going to revise my original build for you. See my original reply.
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August 23, 2011 11:29:31 PM

fyi,

weakness of original build is maybe video for gaming (AMD Radeon HD 6670 1GB).

Suggested build has much stronger video (PowerColor AX6850 1GBD5-DH Radeon HD 6850 1GB). If you go back to the original PC suggest you upgrade video. 6850 >> 6670.
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