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I need to know if this is a relatively good deal....

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October 26, 2011 9:55:49 AM

Hello,
I am looking at upgrading my PC and have found a company that willl build this for me. just wondering if i am getting bang for my buck...

specs

Cooler Master Storm Enforcer Mid Tower Gaming Case
Intel Core i5 2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz 6MB Cache Quad-Core
Processor
Corsair Hydro Series H60 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
ASUS P8Z68-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0
ATX Intel Motherboard
8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 CL8 Sandy Bridge Optimized Dual Channel
Memory
Single NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 1GB GDDR5 - DX11 / 3D Vision /
PhysX Ready
Corsair Professional Series 750W Power Supply - 80 Plus Gold
Certified / Full Modular
Onboard High-Definition 7.1 Performance Audio
1TB SATA3 6Gb/s 7200rpm 32MB Cache HDD
24x Dual Layer SATA DVD Rewriter
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit

This will cost $1989NZD (1,584.53USD)
Shipping will be free.

So...worth it?

More about : good deal

October 26, 2011 10:04:52 AM

You could probably buy the components and build the same spec system yourself for about $1000 USD. Also unless that CPU is the 'k' version your really limiting your system on over-clock potential. The GPU is also the non-TI version by the looks of it which lacks in performance.

It's not a "bad" build, but i certainly wouldn't pay almost $1600 USD
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October 26, 2011 10:30:21 AM

The below numbers are based on the items you listed.


Cooler Master Storm Enforcer Mid Tower Gaming Case - $79.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119240&Tpk=Cooler%20Master%20Storm%20Enforcer

Intel Core i5 2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz 6MB Cache Quad-Core
Processor - $209.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115073

Corsair Hydro Series H60 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler - $73.74

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181015

ASUS P8Z68-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0
ATX Intel Motherboard - $209.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131730

8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 CL8 Sandy Bridge Optimized Dual Channel
Memory - $74.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233147

Single NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 1GB GDDR5 - DX11 / 3D Vision /
PhysX Ready - $189.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130660

Corsair Professional Series 750W Power Supply - 80 Plus Gold
Certified / Full Modular - $169.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139016

Onboard High-Definition 7.1 Performance Audio - Free (part of the board)

1TB SATA3 6Gb/s 7200rpm 32MB Cache HDD -$64.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148697

24x Dual Layer SATA DVD Rewriter - $19.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit - $99.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986

Grand Total = $1193.65

The above number does not include shipping or tax. You decide from there if you think not having to put it together yourself is worth the difference. Remember, this is based on that exact specs you listed. There are likely other options that might be better for that money such as going for a stronger video card, processor, etc.
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