Is this good?

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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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Well if you are set on buying one prebuilt. do you need the full set up? or just the tower?
  5. country of origin, max budget and need os or moniteur?
  6. 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.
  7. I found this, i do not know much about the company that makes these, but the couple ppl who reviewed it are very happy. seems to have good specs for under 1k.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883229394

    comes with a 7870 Gpu which is very good.

    Here is a bench between your 7770 and the 7870
    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/548?vs=536
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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?
  12. its decent, for ur needs my build is quite good.
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