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April 30, 2012 5:01:50 PM

So I found this on eBay all I can see that it needs is a better video card which they also sell wondering Wat u guys think and is it worth it I don't really want to build a pc so this looks really good to me but am not sure


http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-AMD-X4-FX4100-3-6Ghz-Mini-T...

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a b U Graphics card
April 30, 2012 5:15:18 PM

Welcome to Tom's Hardware Forums!

For the price and condition new it is a good deal.
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April 30, 2012 5:22:00 PM

Thank you for the welcome and reply

last questions would it run diablo 3 and mw3 and Wat video card would I need?
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a b U Graphics card
April 30, 2012 5:31:05 PM

Assassin21314 said:
Thank you for the welcome and reply

last questions would it run diablo 3 and mw3 and Wat video card would I need?

Yes. The CPU is pretty peppy. http://www.guru3d.com/article/amd-fx-8150--8120-6100-an...

Regarding the graphics card, I don't know what type of card is in the computer.

I suggest that you try out the computer and check the performance.

If you decide to upgrade the graphics card you must ensure that the PSU will handle the power requirements for the new card. This means that along with a new graphics card, you may need a new PSU with a higher wattage rating.
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April 30, 2012 5:52:10 PM

I would not touch that with a 1 million foot pole. There is no way that the Licensing for Windows 7 Ultimate and Office 2010 professional are legit. Not at that price, unless they are giving the hardware away for free. And the transition to "student" version 2007? Very fishy.

I see some serious hassle from that purchase. Proceed at your own risk.
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April 30, 2012 7:43:19 PM

I see Wat u mean but I always check rating and Feedback with items sold and it's pretty solid plus ur always protected by eBay lol
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April 30, 2012 7:50:23 PM

Assassin21314 said:
I see Wat u mean but I always check rating and Feedback with items sold and it's pretty solid plus ur always protected by eBay lol


I would make sure you are getting the product keys/certificates from the seller. If you ever have to reinstall or have a problem with MS coming back on you for pirated software you are in the clear.

You are not getting legit copies of the software. Get ready for the "unlicensed software" alerts from MS.
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April 30, 2012 8:21:56 PM

I too would be very skeptical of that build.
At that price I find it hard to believe those will be legitimate copies of Windows 7 Ultimate and Microsoft Office Professional 2010...
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a b U Graphics card
April 30, 2012 8:27:31 PM

Where do you guys see Office 2010 included in this package?
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April 30, 2012 8:52:56 PM

Ubrales said:
Where do you guys see Office 2010 included in this package?


Look in near the bottom of the list of components:

Windows 7 64Bit Ultimate (Full Version Preinstalled and Activated ($299.00 if you buy key in retail store)

Office Professional 2010 (Full Version Preinstalled and Activated ($249.00 if you buy key in retail store)

Option : Switch to Office 2007 (Student Version)
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a b U Graphics card
April 30, 2012 8:59:59 PM

m715 said:
Look in near the bottom of the list of components:

Windows 7 64Bit Ultimate (Full Version Preinstalled and Activated ($299.00 if you buy key in retail store)

Office Professional 2010 (Full Version Preinstalled and Activated ($249.00 if you buy key in retail store)

Option : Switch to Office 2007 (Student Version)

Looks like those costs are additional.
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April 30, 2012 9:31:13 PM

Ubrales said:
Looks like those costs are additional.


To me it reads that "Full Version Preinstalled and Activated" and if you went to a store you would have to paid $299.00 for what they installed

The title of the auction is:
"New AMD X4 FX4100 3.6Ghz Mini Tower Desktop w/ Windows 7 Ultimate Full Custom PC"

Which further suggests that both are installed as the list states...
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a b U Graphics card
April 30, 2012 9:59:41 PM

Sounds fishy indeed... Besides, Bulldozer CPUs aren't the most cost effective solution for gaming which usually requires beefier IPC performance. If you want a cheap D3/MW3 machine I'd suggest getting i3 based PC:
i3 2120
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Asrock Z68M
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Mushkin 2x4GB 1600MHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Gigabyte Radeon 7750 880MHz (fastest factory overclock, also cheapest)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Corsair CX430W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Cheapest case basically
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
and last but not least, Windows 7 HP x64
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Grand total: $607,92

Also, if you're willing to spend $20 more for a better upgrading capability in the long run, get this board instead:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a b U Graphics card
April 30, 2012 10:22:43 PM

m715 said:
To me it reads that "Full Version Preinstalled and Activated" and if you went to a store you would have to paid $299.00 for what they installed

The title of the auction is:
"New AMD X4 FX4100 3.6Ghz Mini Tower Desktop w/ Windows 7 Ultimate Full Custom PC"

Which further suggests that both are installed as the list states...

The seller cannot express himself/herself in English, and this adds to the problems.
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April 30, 2012 10:46:46 PM

I c ur build is really good but is there a website where they will build it for u cuz I don't no how or might mess it up lol
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a b U Graphics card
April 30, 2012 10:55:49 PM

Assassin21314 said:
I c ur build is really good but is there a website where they will build it for u cuz I don't no how or might mess it up lol

Can you get a friend to help and guide you to build your own?
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April 30, 2012 11:12:21 PM

Naa all my friends are ps3 fanboys I just got into pc mostly cuz of diablo
So this my first build I watched the videos on newegg on how to build but cuz I don't no much I can only get about half of the things he said lol
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a b U Graphics card
April 30, 2012 11:20:03 PM

Assassin21314 said:
Naa all my friends are ps3 fanboys I just got into pc mostly cuz of diablo
So this my first build I watched the videos on newegg on how to build but cuz I don't no much I can only get about half of the things he said lol

If you are in the Metro Chicago area, I will volunteer to build it for you; pro bono!
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April 30, 2012 11:30:47 PM

Naa LA over here guess I'll just watch YouTube videos and hopefully get it right lol
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a b U Graphics card
May 1, 2012 12:58:29 AM

Assassin21314 said:
Naa LA over here guess I'll just watch YouTube videos and hopefully get it right lol

Have you considered moving to Chicago? :) 

There are some good how-to videos on Newegg too!
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May 1, 2012 5:06:50 AM

While I am skeptical of the auction, it would have to be legit as he states it is genuine. But Win7 Ultimate is the main reason we would say no. It is highly unlikely it is legitimate, or if the product key is genuine then he did not pay for it.

If you want to risk it, go for it so long as eBay covers you. Otherwise sodas' build looks decent, or start a thread asking for builds.

And building them yourself is heaps of fun, just check the guides first.
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May 1, 2012 5:14:01 AM

And the 30 day Warranty on the CPU...

'All Computer parts comewith 1 Years Warranty. and 30 days for CPU'
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