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What do you think about this Desktop?

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June 22, 2012 2:42:11 PM

Hi,
I was trying to built my own desktop and getting it assemble by an ebay user.
Here's the specs:

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
CPU Fan: Intel Origianl CPU Heat Sink and Fan
Motherboard: MSI H61M-P20 Motherboard SKT.1155 INTEL H61 M.ATX 2xDDR3 PCI-E X16 PCI-E 1X VGA/DVI PORT LAN
Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB(2x4GB) 1600MHz Enhanced Latency Kit
Hard Drive 1: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB 3.5 SATA 6GB/S 7200RPM 64MB CACHE
Optical Drive: LG DVD-RW 24X SATA
Video: ASUS Radeon HD7750 V2 1GB DDR5
Audio: High Quality Multiple channel audio on board
Network: Gigabit LAN controllers
Power Supply: Quality Quiet 500 Watt ATX Power Supply w/Large Fan
Windows OS: Not included
LCD Monitor Not: included (LCD shown on the picture for decoration only, see details)
Case: Antec Two Hundred Gaming ATX Case,Frnt Loaded 2.5 Hd Caddy 0761345-15253-2
Warranty 3 years parts and labor limited warranty. Life time toll free telephone technical support.
Assembling All components are fully assembled and system tested with Windows OS.
Shipping Out We ship out your computer within 3 days and we will email the tracking number to you.

$621.99
and here's the link: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Intel-Core-i5-2500-Desktop-Compu...
(EBAY, look for 212824)

What do you think about this desktop? I don't think I'm going to overclock it, so I should have taken the i5 2400 and my budget was pretty limited(around 600$, but I wanted a case a little bit fancier that the cheapest one =p)
My brother already ordered it yesterday night, because he was getting impatient, but I didn't really have the time to check each components(I was thinking a phenom and a better graphic card might be better for gaming), but if there's a really better alternative, I can simply cancel his order.

PS: This desktop is mainly use for casual gaming and regular use

Thanks

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June 23, 2012 5:01:10 PM

You should be ok if it's only for casual gaming.
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June 23, 2012 5:18:19 PM

This would yield better gaming performance:
Get an i3 -$70 on total price

And put it towards the graphics card: 7750 is $110 so +70 would get you a Radeon 6870 or Geforce GTX560.

Don't go with an AMD processor...
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June 23, 2012 5:25:22 PM

Patflute said:
This would yield better gaming performance:
Get an i3 -$70 on total price

And put it towards the graphics card: 7750 is $110 so +70 would get you a Radeon 6870 or Geforce GTX560.

Don't go with an AMD processor...



mehh, thats controversial.. I used to steer towards intel, but now I'm going towards AMD.. they have cheaper processors, and about the same performance. And they tend to run cooler too..
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June 23, 2012 5:47:08 PM

No they don't. Check out any SB Processor. They will have equal or better performance and run cooler.
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June 23, 2012 7:42:40 PM

That chart doesn't explain why each is better.
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