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Need Help Before Purchasing

By zaparc
Jan 26, 2010
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  1. Hi there,

    I'm currently in the market for a new system. However, I only know the basics, and am not 100% sure whether to go ahead with purchasing this computer or not. Do you think it's worth the money?

    * Case: Thermaltake M9 VI4000BWS Case with 750w PSU 4 Bay + Side Audio +
    USB
    * Dimensions: Length - 495mm, Width - 200mm, Height - 440mm
    * Processor: Intel Core I7 920 2.66ghz 4800MT/S 8mb cache SKT1366
    Processor Interface : SKT 1366
    * CPU Cooler : Intel Retail Boxed
    * Memory: Geil 6gb DDR3 Triple Channel Brushed Titanium Aluminium PC3 10660
    * Hard Drive: Branded 500gb Sata 7200rpm 16mb Cache HDD
    * Graphics Card: Nvidia GTX260 896mb DDR3 Graphics Card Dual DVI HDMI
    * Motherboard: Asus P6T SE 1366 6400MT/S Intel X58 ICH10R Chipset SKT1366
    * Max Memory Support: 24gb DDR3 2000
    * Motherboard Expansion Slots: 2x PCI-E 16x, 1x PCI-E 1x, 2x 32-bit PCI
    * Network Card: Realtek 8111C PCIe Gigabit LAN controller featuring AI NET2
    * Audio: 8-channel Realtek ALC1200
    * Optical Drive: 20x Lightscribe DVD Writer with Buffer Underrun Protection
    * Power Supply: Branded 750w 24Pin Power Supply Unit
    * Special Features:
    o Case gives good air flow to the components.
    o We use only quality branded products.
    o All systems come with all the driver CD's.
    o Unique Chassis design.

    It costs £792.00 from a reputable eBay seller. No monitor, or any other accessories are included.

    Thanks
     
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Why not state the brand name of the "branded 500GB SATA 7200 16 MB Cache HDD. It appears to be either a Seagate or Western Digital with those specs... that can help us further advise you.
    also the brands of the other components you have listed as "branded."
    If you live in the USA (which you probably do not since your prices appear to be British) consider getting quotes from www.newegg.com, www.directron.com, www.zipzoomfly.com, www.cdw.com, www.Frys.com, www.Evertek, www.amazon.com, www.PCMall.com and so many others.

    I see nothing about which to quarrel over the lest you have posted, and believe you are on the right track.
     
  3. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,869   +697

  4. pepsi1

    pepsi1 TS Rookie Posts: 41

    Looking for a top of the line gamers computer, or a mid range system?
    You still have to add the accessories like a CD/DVD ROM burner......
     
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