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plz check my custom build desktop

by muuuunchie / January 1, 2010 4:54 AM PST

I need your opinions on this custom built desktop...mainly for gaming and watching stuff.

- AMD Powered, 3nd Generation

* Completely assembled, configurated, tested and burn-in. Ship out in 3 days
* Raidmax: Tornado [ ATX-238WG ] ( Front USB, Audio ), Green
* Standard 400W Power Supply
* AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition, Socket AM3, 3.4GHz, 64-Bit Quad-Core, 4x512KB Cache
* AMD factory Auto-RPM Silent CPU Air Cool
* ASUS AMD 770, AM3, 8GB DDR3 Max, RAID, S/PDIF, Audio, GbLAN. [ M4A77TD ]
* 6GB (3 x 2GB) DDR3 at 1600 MHz Dual Channel
* Radeon HD 4650: 512MB
* Xtreme Performance in SLI/CrossFireX Gaming Mode Supports Single Monitor
* Western Digital 500GB Serial ATA-II 7200RPM w/ 16MB Buffer
* Extreme Performance ( RAID - 0 ) with 2 Identical Hard Drives
* 20x Dual-Format/Dual-Layer DVDRW Driver
* High Definition 7.1 Digtial Surround Sound
* Killer NIC M1 Gaming Network Card ? 10/100/1000Mbps PCI Network Adapter -- Less Game Lag, Smoother Gameplay
* 108Mbps: NetGear WPN311, 802.11b/g PCI Internal Wireless Adapter
* Window 7 Home Premium - 64 Bit Edition - DVD set

total cost: $1,036.25
is there something better for the same price or same build for cheaper?
Thanks in advance!

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seems overpriced
by damasta55r / January 1, 2010 6:36 AM PST

you should be able to get a core i5 or i7 system for that price.

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by muuuunchie / January 1, 2010 6:47 AM PST
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do you happen to know a website of where I could get it (first time buying a gaming desktop)

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agreed, definitely overpriced
by ramarc / January 1, 2010 9:08 AM PST

this build is better for gaming and $950:
for the same price, this one bumps the cpu down a bit, but adds one of the best video cards:

if you're adventuresome, you could build it yourself:

antec sonata iii with 500w power supply: $100
biostar ta785g3 am3 motherboard: $78
amd phenom x4 955 (3.2ghz): $165
patriot 4gb ddr3-1333: $90
xfx hd-577x hd 1gb hd 5770: $180
seagate/wd/hitachi 500gb 7200rpm hard drive: $60
sony/lg dvd rw drive: $30
microsoft/logitech wireless keyboard/mouse: $40
windows 7 home premium: $120

$863 total

not sure why you had both a wireless network card and a killer nic network card since you can't benefit from both at the same time. no diff between 4gb and 6/8gb for gaming. not sure if your build included speakers -- if it did they're probably cheap. you can find a good 2.1 set for about $40; a good 5.1 set for $70.

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by muuuunchie / January 1, 2010 9:31 AM PST

i'm not worried about the speakers, mouse, monitor, and keyboard because I already have them.

thanks for the links, i'll check them out.

never built a computer before, some people told me that it was complicated :/

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by Reaper2794 / January 4, 2010 12:26 PM PST

where the hell do you get all this for just 1000 bucks?

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(NT) My guess is
by VAPCMD / January 4, 2010 1:36 PM PST
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