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Does this sound like a decent Gaming computer? (for the price)

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September 2, 2007 5:02:09 AM

I am buying a new computer from xtreme gear it looks like. Tell me if you think this computer will perform alright. How long do you think i will be able to hold onto it for, before it is outdated? It is $965.60 after shipping and a 5% discount. Tell me if you think something should be changed. I figured i could add a second 8600 Gt in a year or two when they drop in price by the way.

CAS: X-Cruiser Mid-Tower 420W Case W/ WINDOW, MultiMeter Display & Control [-4] (Black Color)
CS_FAN: Extra Ball Bearing Case Fan [+3] (3 x Fans [+6])
CASUPGRADE: 12in COLD CATHODE NEON LIGHT [+10] (BLUE COLOR)
CPU: (Socket AM2) AMD Athlon™64 X2 6000+ Dual-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology [+60]
CD: SONY 16X DVD-ROM [-17] (BLACK COLOR)
CD2: LiteOn LH-20A1H 20X Double Layer DVD+-RW Super Allwrite + Lightscribe Technology [+40] (Black Color)
CABLE: None
FLASHMEDIA: None
FREEBIE_CU1: FREE! 1GB USB 2.0 Portable Flash Drive
FREEBIE_CU2: FREE! AGE OF EMPIRE III
FREEBIE_CU3: FREE! RISE OF NATIONS: RISE OF LEGENDS
FAN: AMD ATHLON64 CERTIFIED CPU FAN & HEATSINK
FLOPPY: 1.44 MB FLOPPY DRIVE [+10] (BLACK COLOR)
HDD: Single Hard Drive (320GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [+16])
HDD2: NONE
IEEE_CARD: NONE
KEYBOARD: Logitech Deluxe 104 PS/2 Keyboard (Black Color)
MOUSE: Logitech Optical Wheel Mouse (BLACK COLOR)
MODEM: NONE
MONITOR: NONE
MONITOR2: NONE
MOTHERBOARD: (Socket AM2)MSI K9N4 SLI-F nForce 500 SLI Chipset DDR2/800 SATA-II RAID MBoard w/ Dual 16x PCI-Express
MEMORY: (Req.DDR2 MainBoard)2GB (2x1GB) PC6400 DDR2/800 Dual Channel Memory [+90] (Corsair Value Select or Major Brand)
MSGAME: MICROSOFT® AGE OF MYTHOLOGY [+6]
NETWORK: ONBOARD 10/100 NETWORK CARD
OS: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium [+15] (32-bit Edition)
PRO_WIRING: Professional Wiring for All WIRINGs Inside The System Chasis with High Performance Thermal Compound on CPU [+19]
PRINTER: None
PRINTER_CABLE: None
POWERSUPPLY: STANDARD CASE POWER SUPPLY
RUSH: NO; READY TO SHIP IN 5~10 BUSINESS DAYS
SERVICE: Standard Warranty: 1-Year Limited Warranty Plus 24/7 Life-Time Technical Support
SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
SPEAKERS: 600WATT PMPO SUBWOOFER STEREO SPEAKERS
TEMP: THERMAL TEMPERATURE LCD DISPLAY WITH 3X FAN CONTROLLER [+12] (BLACK COLOR)
TVRC: None
USB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
UPS: None
USBHD: NONE
VIDEO: NEW!!! NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT 512MB 16X PCI Express [+37]
VIDEO2: NONE
VIDEOCAMERA: NONE
WNC: NONE
WAP: NONE
September 2, 2007 3:07:54 PM

That is a lot of money for that machine especially since that is a 500 series board and the newer ones are 570 and 590. You good build a much better AM2 X2 machine for aound $700, which would include everything including the OS, keyboard, mouse, and speakers. If you didn't want to put it together yourself, could probably have a local shop, not Bestbuy or CompUSA, put it together for about $30. If you've never built before, check out this manual and see if you'd be comfortable doing it. Not necessarily recommending this board but the instructions are pretty much the same regardless of the board you get
http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?SLanguag...
July 20, 2008 10:00:20 AM

i agree , build your own system . its alot easier than you think and you'll get a better deal. if you do decided to and want some advice on what to buy for your money , let us know on here and we'll suggest the best choice's
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August 11, 2008 4:40:53 PM

just another thought. a computer shop near me offers a deal if you buy the case and or mother board they will assemble your computer for you (and give you a warranty that includes free check up if something goes wrong)
I bought my mobo there (cost $12 more than the same model on newegg) for the warranty at a place I could walk to and got every thing els online. assembled it my self because, well I wanted to.
August 11, 2008 10:10:18 PM

Looks like a cyberpower sister company to me. Beware that company!!!!
August 12, 2008 9:23:18 PM

you should goto newegg.com and buy comperable parts, build your own and save hundreds of dollars... or use those hundreds to buy more beefy parts.
August 19, 2008 5:56:05 AM

You guys realize that this thread is a year old, right? The OP is probably long gone.
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