Opinions on this gaming desktop?

Discussion in 'Technology Talk & Help' started by IcyProtocol, Dec 28, 2012.

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  1. I am thinking about buying a gaming desktop soon, but I don't want to go above 600(maybe 650 max). I have car insurance to think about and I work in retail(January-March is the worst time for retail stores, so I don't have a lot of hours). Anyway, here are the specs.

    • Brand: iBuyPower
    • Case: AZZA Solaris Gaming Case
    • Processor: 64bit Quad-Core AMD FX-4100 3.6GHz 4MB L2 Cache
    • RAM: 8GB DDR3 1333
    • HDD: 1TB SATA II
    • Optical Drive: 24X DL DVD+/-RW Drive
    • GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7750 1GB
    • Power Supply: 300W(Ik it's low, but I plan on upgrading to 400+ later)

    It comes with a keyboard and a mouse, all for $549.99.

    With that said, can someone give me some feedback if this is a great, good, decent, ok, or bad gaming desktop? Also, the rest of the specs in detail are here.
     
    Posted Dec 28, 2012
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  2. i7 fuck evrything else
     
    Posted Dec 28, 2012
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  3. Brand: iBuyPower NO, BUILD YOUR OWN OR GO TO A COMPUTER STORE (IE. TIGER DIRECT OR CANADA COMPUTERS)
    Case: AZZA Solaris Gaming Case What ever...
    Processor: 64bit Quad-Core AMD FX-4100 3.6GHz 4MB L2 Cache Get an i7 2500k or 3770k
    RAM: 8GB DDR3 1333 Not bad but check out corsair because they are the god of RAM
    HDD: 1TB SATA II (First SATA II, really?)Want a fast computer get an 240 GiB ssd w/ a hard drive or a 500 GiB ssd w/ a small hdd
    Optical Drive: 24X DL DVD+/-RW Drive
    GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7750 1GB I suggest 580s (x2), 680, 690 and 7970
    Power Supply: 300W(Ik it's low, but I plan on upgrading to 400+ later) Dont do it later its a waste

    Also get a different motherboard (GA-970A-UD3)
     
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    Posted Dec 28, 2012
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  4. Alright, I'll consider changing up the processor and graphics card for the most part, but wouldn't newegg be considered a computer store even though it's online? And the HDD I'll think about.
     
    Posted Dec 28, 2012
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  5. Biggest problem with your suggestions AbleDelta is the price range. Remember, lower than 650. If you don't think I can have a decent computer with that amount, tell me.
     
    Posted Dec 28, 2012
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  6. You can't, any computer under 1 grand is outdated or about to be. You get what you pay for I got a 3k computer in april and it is amazing!
     
    Posted Dec 28, 2012
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  7. Alright. Fair enough. Thanks for the help!
     
    Posted Dec 28, 2012
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    Posted Dec 28, 2012
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  9. What?
     
    Posted Dec 28, 2012
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  10. I do agree with Abledelta on one thing, you should always build your own computer, its always less expensive than if you had bought the same thing in retail. hell, I bought a new laptop for around $700, my friend built his own computer for about the same amount and it far surpasses my computers specs.
     
    Posted Dec 29, 2012
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  11. Problem. I have no idea how to build a computer. Anyone got a guide they can link me or instructions they have?
     
    Posted Dec 29, 2012
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  12. Newegg's tutorial is the best. It's 3 parts, and they go through everything, even choosing your components!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPIXAtNGGCw
     
    Posted Dec 29, 2012
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  13. Hmm, I'll watch those :) Thanks bro!
     
    Posted Dec 29, 2012
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  14. No problem, glad I could help!
     
    Posted Dec 29, 2012
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  15. I'll probably be able to build it now :D
     
    Posted Dec 29, 2012
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  16. Yeah, their tutorial is SUPER good. Building a computer is by far the best way to go.
     
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  21. Haha sweet! Ordering in like a week then :) Gotta wait for my next paycheck so I have some emergency money left over in my checking account just in case anything happens. Thinkin smart :D
     
    Posted Jan 1, 2013
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  22. good thing you didnt do that.... :p now you have a great build for you!
     
    Posted Jan 10, 2013
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  23. Force

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    Posted Jan 10, 2013
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  24. Building is almost always a better option. The only reason I bought mine pre-made was because it was cyber monday and $200 off.
     
    Posted Jan 10, 2013
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  25. I have the best option available and its Cheap if you buy it from the right place!


    All you need is the Hobo.10485 Nivla graphics card


    MacDaddy Motherboard


    ChocoThunder keyboard - with leds


    One hamster wheel ( to run the Fan on the inside )


    Quad chicken nuggies Core 5643

    One whip to keep that hamster in line .

    One hamster

    Duct tape casing.

    one card board moniter

    I Did this ran perfectly the high end games Flew by like hot chocolate om nom nom and lower graphic games were as easy as PIEEEEE :D

    How is my pick for a high performance pc? :D *performance may vary*
     
    Posted Jan 10, 2013
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