$600 build -- Is it worth it? Tags: Prebuilt Systems Product Last response: May 20, 2012 10:05 PM in Systems Share zxlady May 20, 2012 5:04:04 AM Does this computer sound worth it? It's for sale and I'm wondering if I should buy it or not. Case: HAF 912 CPU: AMD Phenom II 960T Black Edition -- unlocked to 6 cores @3.6Ghz CPU cooler: CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ CPU cooler Motherboard: Asus M4A87TD-V EVO/USB3 motherboard GPU: 1GB Nvidea GeForce GTX 460 RAM: 8GB GSkills Extreme DDR3 Memory HDD: Seagate 1.5TB HDD DVD/CD-R: Asus 24x Dual Layer Super Muti DVD/CD-RW Burner PSU: Delta 700W = $600 And then I also want the Wireless Type "N" Wifi card which would add $25. All equaling out to $625. What do you guys think? Worth the money or should I just go and build my own computer? Thanks! More about : 600 build worth zxlady May 20, 2012 5:10:52 AM There was also another one I was looking at too which cost $500. Haha. Oops. Maybe I should have titled it which computer sounds better. Case: HAF 932 CPU: Intel Quad Core Q9450 RAM: 8GB OCZ Reaper HDD: 1TB Motherboard: Asus P5K-V GPU: Nvidia GTX 465 PSU: CoolerMaster 550W m 0 l z_4 May 20, 2012 7:53:48 AM The first build of 960T and GTX 460 is better than the second one . Go with the first one. However if you want a better CPU & GPU , provided you want to sacrifice storage capacity, then here's a build suggestion : Have a look at the relative performance between Phenom 960T & i5-2400 Relative performance between GTX460 and Radeon 6870 CPU & HDD: $247- i5-2400 & WD Cavier Blue 500GB Motherboard & RAM: $94- Gigabyte H61 & Corsair 8GB PSU & Optical Drive: $53- CM GX450 & Asus GPU: $170- Sapphire Radeon 6870 Case: $30- Apex TX381 Total(Excluding Rebate): 594 USD Rebates: $20 However if you do not want to build a computer go with the first one . It should provide good performance. m 0 l Related resources Best system build worth 600$ or 700$ - Forum $600 build. Is it worth it? - Forum IS THIS BUILD WORTH $600 ??? - Forum Is the EVGA GTX Titan SC 6GB worth $600 - Forum Need gaming pc for 600$-maybe 700$ if worth the extra 100 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer deadlockedworld May 20, 2012 9:44:53 AM We always vote for build your own here. Its not that hard, and is emotionally satisfying! In response to your Q - First one is much better since the Core 2 Quad is a long since retired intel processor (its from before they started calling them i3,i5,i7) , HOWEVER -- the most important question when buying anything used is --do you trust this person, is there a return or warranty available? m 0 l melikepie May 20, 2012 7:33:23 PM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... This, it will save your hardware from possible destruction!!!!!!! m 0 l Outlander_04 May 20, 2012 7:45:21 PM Neither is worth considering . The intel socket 775 is completely discontinued , and the AMD build uses AM3 components so future upgrades are not possible . An AM3+ build is the way to go . FX 4100 $100 Mb with a 970 series chipset $ 85 2 x2 gig of DDR3 1600 MHz RAM running at 1.5 volts $30 Radeon 6870 $150 HAF 912 $60 DVD $19 500 gig hard drive $75 500 watt psu $ 60 $580 Much better gamer m 0 l dom8111 May 20, 2012 10:05:11 PM heres a better build Intel Core i5-2400 3.10 GHz 6 MB Cache Socket LGA1155 Processor GIGABYTE GA-H61M-DS2 LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard CORSAIR 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Seagate Barracuda 7200 500 GB SATA 6.0 Gb-s 16 MB Cache Asus 24xDVD-RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive NZXT Technologies Source 210 Computer Case Corsair Builder Series CX V2 430-Watt 80 Plus Certified Power Supply Compatible with Intel and AMD Platforms - CMPSU-430CXV2 Sapphire AMD Radeon HD 6850 Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit for a little cheaper m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedBuying pc from a freind worth 600 Forum SolvedIs my cabinet worth for handling geforce gts450 and corsair gs600 psu Forum Solved€500-600 PC gaming build - Ireland Forum SolvedI've figured out what I should buy for my first build, but is it worth it? Forum SolvedIs the 600m series worth waiting for? Forum SolvedIs an SSD worth it for my gaming build? Forum Solvedbest gaming build for $600 Forum Solved$600-700 Gaming Build (First Build) Forum SolvedOffice PC Build for $600 Forum SolvedIs a 600 Watt PSU enough for my gaming build? Or should I go higher? Forum Solved$450-600 low end gaming build Forum Solved600£ Gaming PC. Looking for build Forum Solvedi need a good build for a gaming pc 600$ budget Forum SolvedFirst Build $600 Gaming - Need a decent build Forum SolvedHaswell $600 Build Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !