Prebuilt Machine Question - is it any good?

I was in CompUSA last night and saw this pre-built machine.

http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1277091

It's on sale for $1499.99. That's within the budget I'd like to spend for a new machine but not sure if it's overpriced or if it'll last a few years.

Any input?

Thanks in advance!

Edit: Forgot to mention the primary use is gaming and some video/photo editing.
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  1. nvm original post I wrote... just noticed it's dual video cards... that's a pretty good system for the price
  2. NO! Terrible buy! That is a rippoff of astronomical preportions!
    Lemme break down the price for you.
    i7-2600k $330
    6770 $110 x2, $220
    16GB ram $80
    HAF 912 $60
    Windows 7 pro OEM $150
    2TB HDD $200
    Blu-ray $80
    Mobo $100
    H50 cooling $35
    They are making around ~$250, not including the fact that they get huge discounts from OEMS by buying in bulk. Also, it's a terrible configuration. For the money, you could do much better.

    Bottom line: If you want a decent PC, it's best to build your own. In ~4 hours you can have everything assembled and running, even for a noob. You save a huge amount of money and get a better PC. Your call.
  3. slhpss said:
    nvm original post I wrote... just noticed it's dual video cards... that's a pretty good system for the price

    looks to be a corsair H50 or something similar. It's closed loop and the GPU's are air cooled.
  4. so... it's an h50 cooler... I was just about to ask whether it was real liquid cooling or not...

    yeah I would probably pass... though if you're not into building your own it will work for gaming and it will last a while... all pre-built PCs are going to have markup
  5. striker410 said:
    NO! Terrible buy! That is a rippoff of astronomical preportions!
    Lemme break down the price for you.
    i7-2600k $330
    6770 $110 x2, $220
    16GB ram $80
    HAF 912 $60
    Windows 7 pro OEM $150
    2TB HDD $200
    Blu-ray $80
    Mobo $100
    H50 cooling $60
    They are making around ~$250, not including the fact that they get huge discounts from OEMS by buying in bulk. Also, it's a terrible configuration. For the money, you could do much better.

    Bottom line: If you want a decent PC, it's best to build your own. In ~4 hours you can have everything assembled and running, even for a noob. You save a huge amount of money and get a better PC. Your call.


    If you do this build yourself forget 2 6770's. A single 6950 is better and costs the same. You also might want to cut the ram in half, most people don't need more than 8GB.
  6. It's a good system, but not worth the price. If $1.5k is your budget, have a look at this:

    https://secure.scan.co.uk/aspnet/Shop/SavedBasket/Show.aspx?id=58d7661a1e194d318ec4e146bd716a55

    Swap out the GTX 570 and stick in a GTX 580, that'll do you for a few years.
  7. Thanks all. I was looking into pre-builts due to the noobish factor but after reading the responses, the consensus is to pass on that :)
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