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Buying first gaming computer, want to know if this is a good choice

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December 19, 2012 10:36:49 PM

http://www.ibuypower.com/Store/Holiday_Mage_Dr.I

So I found this computer on ibuypower and was wondering if it was a good pick, I can adjust some of the parts if suggested, my budget won't go over 900$ and I don't want to build one.
December 19, 2012 10:44:04 PM

AMD Processors aren't worth it atm. You're looking at a $900 build, try to find a build with an Intel i5 2xxx series or 3xxx series. For the graphics, look for a Radeon 7950 or a GTX 670.

Yes, I am serious. AMD Processors have been bad for 2 generations now. Just matching same generation processors by price, the Intel ones are much better.
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December 19, 2012 10:56:14 PM

MasterMace said:
Check out this build

http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/saved/1EQ3NR

*edit* you can always buy extra RAM for cheaper than what they offer.


How much ram would you suggest I add, I could do 8
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December 19, 2012 11:06:38 PM

Nimbyy said:
How much ram would you suggest I add, I could do 8


You only need 8GB. And only a 7770 for $900? That's ridiculous. Also, don't get the Phantom. It's 3 years old, no USB 3.0, and it's showing its age.
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December 19, 2012 11:14:47 PM

samuelspark said:
You only need 8GB. And only a 7770 for $900? That's ridiculous. Also, don't get the Phantom. It's 3 years old, no USB 3.0, and it's showing its age.

Sorry but what's The Phantom?
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December 19, 2012 11:38:28 PM

Nimbyy said:
Sorry but what's The Phantom?


The case that was picked. I don't think it saves your settings when you link us.
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December 20, 2012 7:02:09 AM

Nimbyy said:
How much ram would you suggest I add, I could do 8


I suggest bringing it up to 8-16GB.


If you're spending over $900 on a build, a 7770 is very weak for the price.
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December 20, 2012 12:39:18 PM

MasterMace said:
I suggest bringing it up to 8-16GB.


If you're spending over $900 on a build, a 7770 is very weak for the price.


Won't ever use more 8GB when gaming.
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