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Looking for opinions on this priced custom PC

By darkstuarez
Aug 29, 2010
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  1. Really not sure what sub to post this in. anywho.

    My friend is offering me basically everything in his case. He pieced it together from newegg less than 6 months ago. I haven't kept up on the tech. the last few years so I'm coming here for opinion. Everything has 4+ ratings on newegg, just curious if this is an ok combo.

    My intent is for general use and a lot of gaming. Light photo/video editing.

    I'm not too concerned about products outdating. Just as long as I can play some of the latest and upcoming games(GW2/SC2) on bearable settings. Should I spend my $500 elsewhere?
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Everything looks good, except perhaps the Mushkin memory, which is hardy but not as fast in actual performance as you might wish.
    The prices are inflated over what I pay... The Samsung DVD drive is $19 to $20. Memory can be found $12... etc... but the final price is about right.
  3. darkstuarez

    darkstuarez TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 87

    You think 450w is too small for this?
  4. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +98

    Personally, I would go with the 750w psu, because it gives you capacity to upgrade the GPU in future.

    You also might want to consider upgrading the graphics card (gpu) to something higher specification if you intend on playing the latest games at high detail/resultions.
  5. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    The power supply you have selected is excellent. It is NEVER about the power, but about the quality and the build. The Corsair will do everything you need. We sell 'em. We use 'em. We have never seen one fail or breakdown and dissapoint underload.
    The only thing I would question is the price you are paying... look at other sites for a lower price.... Directron, Tiger, Newegg, Frys, PCMall, CRW... and many more periodically have they prices a great deal lower than what you post.
  6. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,265   +41

    I wouldnt pay more than 400 dollars for that build. I understand its a custom build, but 500 is still a little high imo.
  7. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,367   +125

    Not bad...
    You don't mention anything about harddrive/OS. If it comes with windows 7 and a 500gb or 640gb, pretty good.
  8. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +24

    If you can buy the system without the video card, and buy a new GTX 460 and not go over $500 by too much, then do so; it will be well worth it IMHO.


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