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I'm think of going to pick up this rig today, but i'm havin 2nd thoughts, so I decided to ask my friends here at OCN.

http://bloomington.craigslist.org/sys/2474471716.html

400 I'd get a keyboard, mouse and a lcd, this lcd

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Asus+-+2...&skuId=9704638

it has win7 ultimate, with disk and coa.

the ram is 4gb of Crucial Ballistix Tracer DDR3

please, let me know something today, i'd like to pick it up.

and of course i'd be upgrading it in the future when i have more funds, But i hear some much about the i5-750, I thought I might ask

Thanks guys
post #2 of 14
Looks like a promising computer. i5's are still very good, especially with OCing (hell, if i3's like mine still are still very good, at least mine is, i can max most games i play @ 40-50FPS @ 1080p on my rig) and the i5-750 is a very good processor

The only things worthy of upgrade would be a better motherboard, but only if you plan to OC (a P55 would be best) or if you plan to go SLI (since that mobo only has only one PCIE x16) and the video card (maybe a GTX 560 Ti) but i'd buy that in a heartbeat.
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Yeah, i would upgrade it in the future, but I think it would be a good base, i'm sure i can play some games on that 250 thou too, u think?
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For $400 with a monitor, that's an absolute steal! That's EASILY still a solid $750-800 build. It's last year's tech, but its still solid and not far behind the 2500k's.

I'd buy it happily.

And the GTS250 isn't great, but it'll handle gaming okay. Especially at a low resolution.
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post #5 of 14
Sounds like a good deal to me.
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
And the GTS250 isn't great, but it'll handle gaming okay. Especially at a low resolution.
I'd say that, even tho you cannot really play games in highest definition and extreme details, it will handle at least medium resolutions. Hell, if my 9400GT could get up SCII on medium-high resolutions on a C2D...
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post #7 of 14
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do I go for it? And then beef it up before bf3?!?!?!
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Originally Posted by KEITHRH12 View Post
do I go for it? And then beef it up before bf3?!?!?!
For $400, and you're getting a nicer 20" LCD with it too, and its current generation hardware (except the GPU).....heck yeah! That's honestly a great price considering the worth of the parts.
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post #9 of 14
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a gtx470 for 130 is that good?
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so wait thats a $50 case? i find that a little hard to believe....
    
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