$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 worth for $600 ? Forum SolvedIs my cabinet worth for handling geforce gts450 and corsair gs600 psu Forum SolvedBest system build with £600 Forum SolvedNeed help with £600 pc build Forum Solvedfirst sub $600 gamer pc build Forum SolvedHelp With My $600 Gaming PC Build? Forum SolvedHelp with £600 - 700 gaming build Forum SolvedFather/Son Project: First Build for a Home + Light Gaming Rig (budget: approx. $500-600?) Forum SolvedIs the 600m series worth waiting for? Forum SolvedI am making $600 gaming pc build (first time) and want help Forum SolvedFirst Build - Gaming PC <$600 Forum SolvedGaming PC Build 500 to 600$ with intel i5 processor and gtx video card Forum SolvedIs this Build worth the money or is it overkill Forum SolvedBuild for 600$ Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !