Processor Brand: Intel®
Processor: Intel® 3rd Generation Core™ i5
Processor Speed: 3.4GHz (3.8GHz with Turbo Boost)
Cache Memory : 6MB on die Level 3
System Memory (RAM): 8GB
System Memory (RAM): Expandable To 32GB
Type of Memory (RAM): DDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive Type : SATA III (7200 rpm)
Hard Drive Size : 2TB
Graphics : NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550Ti
Video Memory: 1GB (dedicated)
It's going to be my first desktop so I don't know how to build a desktop from scratch. Anywho, if anyone knows a pre-build desktop that costs under $900 and is better than this feel free to suggest it.
It's quite a good computer for gaming, you can overclock the CPU if you want for better performance. However just like all pre-built computers you are paying more than what the parts are worth. You could save a bit of money if you choose a computer with a 500gb-1 tb hard drive. I doubt you will use all of those 2 tb.
Yes you are correct that those parts stomp over the other parts but the OP did state he does not know how to build one so we can. Anyways it is quite a good PRE-BUILT computer considering it has a good video card for modern gaming (not at the best details/resolutions), I did state the high price but that's normal for pre-built computers. Your average gaming computer is not so well balanced like this one, anyways you could fit a small overclock with the stock heatsink.
Edit: Just realized you posted links to actual builds not parts Apologies, should have taken the time to check the links.
wait..whats overclock....(sorry I'm a noob at these things)
Overclocking is adjusting the frequency of your CPU to increase performance, this is done by adjusting the CPU voltage and given that its unlocked which yours is since it is a K series CPU. By adjusting the voltage you increase the power consumed by your processor which in turn results in more heat which Ichrisk said the stock cooler would be insufficient. That is true but you could fit a minimal overclock if you have good airflow in your case.
Yes, I actually just went through his links and they are better, I thought he posted up individual parts. If you are in North America then you should order one of those he has linked to. I would avoid the FX-6100 though, its almost a tri-core CPU which is pathetic, its has 3 execution cores but 6 threads which makes it in between a tri core and quad core.
Ok so I just looked at its review and it read that some people's order had some problems while delivery...and I'm not used to ordering things so do I need a warranty if there is some problem or could I buy it w/o the warranty and still be able to complain if it does happen.
Chances are its not going to be cheaper, the ones Ichrisk has linked are already on sale, ones got a $100 dollars off which is quite significant and the other has $120 dollars off with free shipping. You may find another pre-built computer on black friday but there is no guarantee it will be like the one linked on this thread.