I'm looking around at building a PC at a budget price, and the price on this seems really great for what's in it.. but I'm also not an expert in this stuff. Is there anything I'm missing when looking at this, is it a decent build for the price? I understand it doesn't come with a video card. I'm probably going to put an XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB in it. http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
Compared to: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ntcE
My apologies. I saw it on another thread, and assumed it to be legal. Shows how far assumptions can go. I had a similar thought on the barebones kit after looking at it.. just wasn't too sure if it would be worth the drop in price.
Its alright, I didn't know either, next thing I know, my thread is closed. You learn from your mistakes or people telling you about your mistakes I guess.
I like your second build overall.
That's definitely true. I greatly appreciate the help.
I personally liked the second build a lot as well.. but price is a rather large issue for me at the moment, being a poor college kid. If the difference is pretty big in the overall performance, I'll probably go with the more expensive one. I'd like to go with the cheaper one but I don't want to sacrifice too much performance.
Speaking of poor college kid.. I'm trying to play games on a 5 year-old laptop with a built in Radeon X2000 video card.. other than that it's alright, but the video card drags it down enough I can't really play anything decent on settings other than the lowest possible.
I'm not very experienced in the Computer Hardware department if you haven't been able to tell.. I switched to the Pentium G860 on my PC Part Picker build, and it (quite helpfully) let me know the motherboard won't work with it. I think I could have probably figured that out on my own.. but the part I don't really know much about is what motherboard should I now put into it? I currently have a MSI 760GM-P21 (FX) Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard.
Well, thanks. I'm probably going to end up sticking with this build, as I think $485 should be within my budget.. and hopefully Black Friday will bring some price drops with it. Thanks a lot for the help!