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December 7, 2012 11:37:56 PM

My main uses are productivity, internet and email, and some heavy gaming (like battlefield 3). Graphics cards aren't an issue, my friend offered me his nVidia GTX 560 Ti 1GB for $50. By the way, I can't build my own computer (no knowledge or time for it), and Windows 8 is NOT an option!

Desktop 1:
SYX Venture SG-320
Intel Core i7-3770 3.4 GHz
8GB DDR3 RAM
1TB 7200 RPM Hard Drive
nVidia GTX 550 Ti 1GB
550 Watt power supply (I can replace this later)
Blu-Ray Drive
Windows 7 Professional
One 5 star review
Price w/ tax and shipping: $1096

Desktop 2:
iBuyPower Gamer Extreme AM982D3
Intel Core i7 3770 3.4 GHz
8GB DDR3 Ram
1TB 7200 RPM Hard Drive
AMD Radeon HD 6850 1GB
700 Watt Power Supply
CD Drive
Windows 7 Home Premium
No Reviews
Price w/ shipping, keyboard and speakers: $965

Cyberpower Gamer Extreme GX6117
Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4 GHz
8GB DDR3 RAM
2TB 7200 RPM Hard Drive
AMD Radeon HD 7750 1GB
600 Watt power supply
CD Drive
Windows 7 Home Premium
No Reviews
Price w/ tax and shipping: $938

My first choice is the SYX, but if I can't get that in time for Christmas, which of the other two should I go for? Are one of those others better than the SYX? Any help is appreciated!

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December 8, 2012 5:56:10 PM

Since you can get the 560 Ti for $50, I would try to find a system with a crappy video card and a 500W power supply. All of those above are overpriced because they come with $100-150 cards you won't use.

So that is something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

(And 7750 is not crappy, actually, just not as good ast 560 Ti. You could probably sell the 7750 for like $90 on ebay)




If you are going to spend $1000 on a PC, you might as well get this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And get an SSD and a GTX660 and then you won't need that 560 Ti.

i5 vs i7 is the same for gaming, btw.
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December 9, 2012 1:26:59 AM

twelve25 said:
Since you can get the 560 Ti for $50, I would try to find a system with a crappy video card and a 500W power supply. All of those above are overpriced because they come with $100-150 cards you won't use.

So that is something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

(And 7750 is not crappy, actually, just not as good ast 560 Ti. You could probably sell the 7750 for like $90 on ebay)




If you are going to spend $1000 on a PC, you might as well get this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And get an SSD and a GTX660 and then you won't need that 560 Ti.

i5 vs i7 is the same for gaming, btw.


I'm not getting either of these because they have Windows 8, which is not an option for me.
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December 9, 2012 3:12:12 AM

You really have to fear change to want to pay $200 more just to keep windows 7.

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December 9, 2012 3:46:12 AM

It's not that I fear change I just hate Windows 8
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