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Is this a good price for this computer?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by tricksta189, Jul 1, 2008.

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  1. tricksta189

    tricksta189 Thread Starter

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    Price = $740

    Specs :

    # CAS: ($20 off Mail-in Rebate) Xion III Gaming Mid-Tower 420W Case with Side Window (BLACK COLOR)
    # CASUPGRADE: NONE
    # CS_FAN: Default case fans
    # CPU: AMD Athlon™ X2 6000+ Dual-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology
    # CD: (Special Price) LG 20X DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE DUAL LAYER (BLACK COLOR)
    # CD2: NONE
    # CABLE: None
    # FLASHMEDIA: INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer (BLACK COLOR)
    # FA_HDD: None
    # FAN: AMD ATHLON64 CERTIFIED CPU FAN & HEATSINK
    # FLOPPY: NONE
    # FREEBIE_OS: None
    # HDD: Single Hard Drive (320GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [-15])
    # HDD2: NONE
    # IEEE_CARD: NONE
    # KEYBOARD: PS2 MULTIMEDIA INTERNET CONTROL KEYBOARD (BLACK COLOR)
    # MOUSE: NONE [-2]
    # MODEM: NONE
    # MONITOR: NONE
    # MONITOR2: NONE
    # MOTHERBOARD: Asus M2N SLI NVIDIA nForce 560 SLI MCP Chipset DDR2/800 SATA RAID PCI-Express MBoard w/GbLAN,IEEE1394,USB2.0,&7.1Audio
    # MEMORY: (Req.DDR2 MainBoard)2GB (2x1GB) PC6400 DDR2/800 Dual Channel Memory (Corsair or Major Brand)
    # NETWORK: ONBOARD 10/100 NETWORK CARD
    # OS: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Basic w/ Service Pack 1 [+89] (32-bit Edition)
    # PRINTER: None
    # PRINTER_CABLE: None
    # PRO_WIRING: None
    # POWERSUPPLY: 500 Watts Power Supplies (**Recommended** WIN-500XSPX APEVIA 500W JAVA Power Supply-Black)
    # RUSH: NO; READY TO SHIP IN 5~10 BUSINESS DAYS
    # SERVICE: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS 24/7 LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT
    # SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
    # SPEAKERS: 600Watts PMPO Subwoofer Stereo Speakers
    # TEMP: NONE (AS SHOWN)
    # TVRC: None
    # USBHD: NONE
    # UPS: None
    # USB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
    # VIDEOCAMERA: NONE
    # VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT 512MB 16X PCI Express (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)
    # VIDEO2: NONE
    # VIDEO3: NONE
    # WNC: NONE
    # _PRICE: (+741)
    # _view_: detail

    Is this a good price for this pc? Also, should I be able to run games like CoD4 with no problem on this pc?
     
  2. Compiler

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    I don't think so, but it should run COD4 in med/Hi details in 1024x768 just fine.

    1 - Both tthe included "420watt" and 500watt PSUs (I don't think anyone actually gets those 420s) are junk brand. Antec, Coolermaster, Thermaltake make some decent low-end 500watt units for $50 or so. Best ones are $80~110 : Corsair, Seasonic, PC Power & Cooling, OCZ.

    2 - Rather OLD OLD motherboard. Limited to AM2 CPUs. Being that its a budget system, its a bit expensive board - in which 1% of users actually upgrade to 2 cards.

    3 - when listing items, please remove "NONE" items are they don't apply.

    4 - PMPO speakers? Sound like $10 speakers. A good set of $40 20watt speakers from a better company will sound a lot better. Get this for $50, these look great, sound great.. and about the best on the market for the price: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16836113016 (PS some people complain, but many speakers BUZ when the cell phone is getting a call - also, Subwoofers belong on THE FLOOR)

    But here are some choices for under $50 (note these REAL speakers are 6~30 watts - and a quick google search says those 600watt in your list ARE $10) http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010370060 4025&bop=And&Order=RATING

    3 - a company that sells junk cases, junky PSUs and junky speakers are not to be trusted. "Major brand powered by Nvidia"?? pretty much any maker of video cards are KNOWN.

    4 - Below is my QUICK LIST of budget home/Gaming system a person could order/build from www.newegg.com

    $87 CPU : AMD 2.8 Ghz X2 : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103235 (-$30 = 2.4Ghz X2 CPU)
    $90 Mobo: Gigabyte ATI : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128090
    $38 RAM: 2GB G.Skill : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231044
    $75 HD: 500GB WD : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136178 (-$15 = 250GB)
    $31 DVD-Burner: Pioneer : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827129020
    $50 Case: Coolermaster (Comes in Silver, blue or RED) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119047
    $45 PSU: 550watt CoolerMaster : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171016

    $416 = TOAL : BASE UNIT

    Note: The mobo has onboard graphics with DVI and VGA output, recommened for Vista office and basic home usage. Will play games made before 2005 okay.

    $100 = Vista Home Prem. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116485 Or Windows XP PRO ($135) (Media Center gone, XP is no longer manufatures - limited avail) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116400

    $100 = GPU: ATI 3870 card : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125086

    Total = $616~645.

    You can get parts in 2-3 days, build it in 1-3hours.
    Has a better case, better PSU, better motherboard, better DVD and faster GPU.
     
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