And here are the highlights:
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W which has not been overclocked
2x ZOTAC ZT-40503-10L GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) 1GB
ASUS M4N98TD EVO AM3 NVIDIA nForce 980a SLI ATX AMD Motherboard
My concerns (and please bare with me I'm a relative novice) is that his power supply, by a (no-name?) company called Kingwin, will lead to problems, as I understand that most custom build issues begin with the power supply. If he's been running this machine w/ that power supply for a while, should I expect problems down the line?
He wanted to build the computer on a relative budget, but he's an IT pro and has been building his own computers since he was a kid, so I'm going to assume it's put together ok.
My question is: for $450 is this a good deal? I plan on using it as a media computer in the living room, and for some (but not a crazy amount of) gaming. Basically I'd like to be able to play new games like Skyrim or Dishonored and say, "wow, that's a beautiful environment".
I really appreciate any help or advice you can offer. Cheers!