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
  2. i7 fuck evrything else
    Posted Dec 28, 2012
    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
  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
  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
  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 You can't, any computer under 1 grand is outdated or about to be.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
  7. Alright. Fair enough. Thanks for the help!
    Posted Dec 28, 2012
  8. Tenshi


    just add eggs and....BAM, you've got steak! (NOTHING TO SAY ON THIS THREAD) (like my caps lock?)
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    Posted Dec 28, 2012
  9. What?
    Posted Dec 28, 2012
  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
  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
  12. Newegg's tutorial is the best. It's 3 parts, and they go through everything, even choosing your components!
    Posted Dec 29, 2012
  13. Hmm, I'll watch those :) Thanks bro!
    Posted Dec 29, 2012
  14. No problem, glad I could help!
    Posted Dec 29, 2012
  15. I'll probably be able to build it now :D
    Posted Dec 29, 2012
  16. Yeah, their tutorial is SUPER good. Building a computer is by far the best way to go.
    Posted Dec 29, 2012
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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
  22. good thing you didnt do that.... :p now you have a great build for you!
    Posted Jan 10, 2013
  23. Force


    Posted Jan 10, 2013
  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
  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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