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July 6, 2012 7:45:42 PM

I'm wondering if this is a good computer and if its worth the price.

i3 2100 (don't underestimate this processor)

6870 -

8GB ram

$500GB 7200RPM

p8 p67 pro mobo

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a c 93 B Homebuilt system
July 6, 2012 8:59:40 PM

I use an i3-2120 in my work PC and it's great.

I'd have to know the price and components to be able to figure out if it's worth it.
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July 6, 2012 10:06:21 PM

In all its about $600
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a c 118 B Homebuilt system
July 6, 2012 10:25:07 PM

Whats included for 600 bucks? If this is a used system my vote is no its not worth it. Heres why:

CPU$120
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo-$105 (out of stock, but newegg gave it pretty bad ratings out of 3 of 5 eggs w/171 reviews- and btw I normally love Asus, thats not one of their better works it seems)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Comprable one-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

8GB RAM- about $50

6870- $150 with mail in rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

500GB HDD- $70

Power and case? I bet they're cheapos- $80

Total: 575 Point is again, if its used, you can have a brand new one for that price.
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a b B Homebuilt system
July 6, 2012 10:30:52 PM

^ add window 7 for ~$100

its not a great deal but if you want something that is plug in and go' assuming it will . . . i have seen worse.

but a P67 board???? that *only* advantage with that is higher overclocks which is wasted on an i3 :p 
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a c 118 B Homebuilt system
July 6, 2012 10:51:22 PM

Oh I see. Well why don't you spend a little bit more on an i3-2120? Its 5 bucks more, and for a rarity coming from me about an Intel product, the performance is actually worth the 5 bucks
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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but a P67 board???? that *only* advantage with that is higher overclocks which is wasted on an i3


True.

Well, you could give this a shot, it has some decent reviews and it should be all you need if you have no desire to crossfire the 6870s, or swap in an overclockable i5 later on:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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^ add window 7 for ~$100


Yea, I always forget it because I have an unlimited license copy from MS Academic Alliance. I'd be running Linux on my Phenom II rig if I didn't. Actually, I do. My secondary hard drive has a 500GB partition of Ubuntu. But I rarely use it anymore.
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a b B Homebuilt system
July 6, 2012 11:38:37 PM

nekulturny said:

Well, you could give this a shot, it has some decent reviews and it should be all you need if you have no desire to crossfire the 6870s, or swap in an overclockable i5 later on:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

i see your H61 chipset and raise to a B75 for $2 cheaper
ASRock B75M $64.99
:lol: 
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a c 118 B Homebuilt system
July 6, 2012 11:41:11 PM

Eh, I guess lol. I don't know much about the B chipsets, I think I read somewhere they were for business computers, although I'm not sure whats different about em, you know with all my hopeless AMD fanboy-ness and stuff! :D 
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a b B Homebuilt system
July 7, 2012 12:07:37 AM

you AMD fanboy? go figure. i am an intel fanboy!
i noticed those when doing some non "K" builds. ont a bad workstation option like they are marketed as. another lesser know is the Z75 boards; they just don't have the intel smart response tech; where you use a 60 gig SSD as cache. no one uses it anyways.
but only asrock and biostar have one model each ATM on new egg; with asrock selliing it $5 cheaper than the same Z77 model; was $10 cheaper but biostar's are the same price.

in my quest for the best cheapest build . . . .
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July 7, 2012 2:41:14 AM

Well im sort of a computer hardware noob, so that's kind of why im here. so basically is this a good investment or should i try something a bit different? aso i have no desire to overclock or anything, to be honest, i still don't even know what that is, havent had the time to look it up.
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a c 118 B Homebuilt system
July 7, 2012 2:43:53 AM

Well, to really say if its good or not we need more information. I mean, if you're looking just for something to play games on, yea its decent, could you do a ton better? Absolutely. Are you going to be doing video editing a lot? No its not a good setup for that lol. It helps if you start with this form as there isn't really a "one size fits all" when it comes to computer building. :

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic...

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July 7, 2012 4:00:37 AM

Well, I'm going to be doing a lot of gaming, as well as recording and editing videos VIA screen capture programs. I'm also going to be on the web, mainly streaming YouTube videos and talking to my friends on skype. I'd like to stay based around Intel and Asus. My price range can go from $500 to $700, but always, the lower the better. Although I'd like to stay around $600. It's not going to be built within the next few months, possibly not even for a year. I don't need a power supply, case, monitor, mouse, keyboard, network adapter, speakers, webcam, microphone or a printer. By the way, the original $600 included Windows 7 Home Premium, which is $119.99. No Overclocking/SLI/Crossfire. I want a single mechanical hard drive. I don't want the self-cooling memory sticks, as I don't feel it's worth it considering my tight budget. And all(if possible) will be store-bought. Also I'm not sure about the monitor resolution, because I'm not too good with resolutions, but I want it's max streaming quality to be 720p.
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