Before I buy

I'm thinking about buying a system from a friend. Here is the list. Toughts?


AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core

OCZ StealthXStream OCZ700SXS 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply

ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 AM3 AMD 880G SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM

Antec Nine Hundred Two Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

LG 22X DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model GH22LS50

(x3) Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive.

Seagate 500 GB 7200rpm SATA Harddrive

8GB total DDR3 1600mhz FSB

Asus radeon HD 5670 1Gig


Selling for $400.

Thanks.
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  1. I would buy that... pretty good deal

    Upgrade the GPU and you have a pretty good CPU there.
  2. Ya going with the MSI Lightning GeForce GTX 680
  3. Ah, your set then, that's going to be a pretty kicken PC. What is your friend Upgrading to?
  4. Hes not...hes getting out of the pc world.
  5. Any other thoughts?
  6. jeboots said:
    Any other thoughts?

    Yes, get a GTX 670, they're 100 dollars cheaper and not really that much lower in performance per Tom's benches.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-670-review,3200.html
  7. Just looking for gaming (Crysis 3, D3, ect) and i do graphic design. Want to be able to play the new games for few yrs to come.
  8. Game coding hasn't changed much in the last 15 years. Yes there are some games that are more CPU intensive than others, but the most limiting factor is currently and will for some time still be the video card. I see no reason why that system with a GTX 670 couldn't keep up with gaming technology for 3 or 4 years. And by 6 years, everything is a dinosaur no matter what you buy today when you're talking computers.
  9. Looks like I'm getting (maybe) a "HIS IceQ H787Q2G2M Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition"
    card. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161404
    AND
    "SUS VH236H Black 23" 2ms Full HD Widescreen LCD Monitor w/ Speakers 300 cd/m2 20000 :1 (ASCR)"
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236059&Tpk=N82E16824236059
  10. Thats pretty wicked. I dig those heatpipes on that thing.

    Pretty decent monitor too.
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