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February 2, 2013 10:44:28 PM

I am looking into buying a computer from Ironside computers. I do not have a lot of knowledge when it comes to computers so I cant build my own but I don't want to just walk into Best Buy and pick one. I am not a gamer, only play wow and Sims 3, but I am in school for graphic design so I will be needing something that can run Adobe Creative Suite. I have to keep it under 1000 and found this one....please tell me what you think.

And athlon II X3 450 3.2Ghz
2x210mm sickleflow fans
coolermaster hyper 212
ash's m5a97sata 6Gb/s 3.0
8Gb (2x4Gb) DDR3 1333Mhz
1tb 7200 1GB
and radeon 7770 1Gb
700 watt power supply

Also I have used Windows 7, still prefer xp but hows Windows 8?

Thanks again for any help!

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February 2, 2013 11:07:35 PM

Please dont buy that for 1000 dollars, if i were you i would take the chance and build one. There are many video tutorials online that can make building a computer very Simple. And you can build one so much better then that.

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February 2, 2013 11:17:34 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($154.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 520W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Zalman MZ215ED 21.5" Monitor ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: IOGEAR GKM513 Wired Slim Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($11.99 @ Mwave)
Total: $941.66 (after 50 dollar rebate)
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-02 20:14 EST-0500)


Here is a full system under 1k that will deliver much better, this build has a monitor/keyboard/mouse and Windows 7

If you want to get the most for your money order these parts.

How To Build a Computer - Part 1 - Choosing Your Components
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPIXAtNGGCw

How To Build a Computer - Part 2 - The Build
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_56kyib-Ls

How To Build a Computer - Part 3 - Installing Windows & Finishing Touches
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxaVBsXEiok

Its not as hard as you would think!

If you dont need a monitor or operating system mouse or keyboard let me know, and ill adjust the build for better performance with the money saved on those items.
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February 2, 2013 11:25:09 PM

This one was actually 800. What is wrong with it? Is it all crap? I really do not feel comfortable building my own. I know how to google a problem when I have one but ask me to point out anything other than the graphics card and fan and I am at a loss. I really need it put together for me.
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February 2, 2013 11:37:43 PM

Well if you are set on buying one prebuilt. do you need the full set up? or just the tower?
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February 2, 2013 11:42:20 PM

country of origin, max budget and need os or moniteur?

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February 2, 2013 11:48:17 PM

No I don't need the full set up. I have an os and moniter. I need a new mouse and keyboard but I can pick these up elsewhere. I'm in the u.s. and only have $1000.
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February 3, 2013 12:07:14 AM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/B8kn
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/B8kn/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/B8kn/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($233.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Thermaltake CLP0556 39.7 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($12.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: A-Data Premier Pro SP600 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($213.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 520W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS72 DVD/CD Writer ($22.75 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: Logitech Wireless Combo MK260 Wireless Standard Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($26.41 @ eCost)
Total: $928.02
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-02 21:03 EST-0500)

the xeon 4core+4threads will be great for design. nvidia is quite good for adobe+cuda.

and good ssd.


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February 3, 2013 12:14:53 AM

iceclock said:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/B8kn
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/B8kn/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/B8kn/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($233.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Thermaltake CLP0556 39.7 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($12.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: A-Data Premier Pro SP600 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($213.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 520W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS72 DVD/CD Writer ($22.75 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: Logitech Wireless Combo MK260 Wireless Standard Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($26.41 @ eCost)
Total: $928.02
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-02 21:03 EST-0500)

the xeon 4core+4threads will be great for design. nvidia is quite good for adobe+cuda.

and good ssd.


He doesn't want to build one.
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February 3, 2013 12:20:16 AM

sad pre-built cost more.

Revolt R570
1 x Case ( iBUYPOWER Revolt Mini Tower Gaming Case )
1 x Case Lighting ( Revolt Advanced Lighting )
1 x Processor ( Intel® Core™ i7-3770 Processor (4x 3.40GHz/8MB L3 Cache) )
0 x iBUYPOWER PowerDrive ( None )
1 x Processor Cooling ( Certified CPU Fan and Heatsink (Revolt) )
1 x Memory ( 8 GB [4 GB X2] DDR3-1600 Memory Module - G.Skill Ripjaws X )
1 x Video Card ( NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 - 1GB )
1 x Video Card Brand ( Major Brand Powered by AMD or NVIDIA )
1 x Motherboard ( iBUYPOWER IBP-Z77E/S )
0 x Intel Smart Response Technology ( None )
1 x Power Supply ( 500 Watt - FSP 1U 80 Plus Gold Certificated Power Supply )
1 x Primary Hard Drive ( 2 TB HARD DRIVE -- 64M Cache, 7200rpm, 6.0Gb/s - Single Drive )
0 x Data Hard Drive ( None )
1 x Optical Drive ( Sony Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Slot Load Drive )
0 x Internal Wireless Network Adapter ( None )
1 x Operating System ( Windows 8 Pro + Office 2010 Trial [Free 60-Day !!!] - 64-bit )
1 x Keyboard ( iBUYPOWER Standard Gaming Keyboard )
1 x Mouse ( iBUYPOWER Precision Gaming Mouse - Midnight Black )
0 x Monitor ( None )
0 x 2nd Monitor ( None )
0 x Speaker System ( None )
0 x Video Camera ( None )
1 x Warranty ( 3 Year Standard Warranty Service )
1 x Rush Service ( Rush Service Fee (not shipping fee) - Pre-order Now. Estimate Ship by 2/2013 )

$977.0

http://www.ibuypower.com/Info/revolt/home.aspx quite good and compact for ur needs.

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February 3, 2013 10:55:32 AM

Thank you both for your suggestions! They both sound great. I noticed that the computer from newegg does not say what cooling it has, will I have to add one? Now if I go with the second prebuild. Hows that graphics card? I remember reading something about the poor preformance with the 650. I don't remember if it was that one or the ti. Anyhow, I don't need an os so I can spend that money elsewhere. What is better to upgrade for what I need? Processor or graphics card?
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February 3, 2013 1:47:26 PM

its decent, for ur needs my build is quite good.

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