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My nephew is planning getting a gaming PC and needs some help.
The PC doesnt have an OS. I have Windows 7 H.P. and wanted to give his HDD a nice copy of mine so he could save $110 for his build.

What are your thoughts on this PC and its price???.....
Its the one listed at $674 it looks ok to me but I need some opinions.
Thanx in advance


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With $674 on hands, I could make a much better system for your nephew. The graphics card is weak and I'm not so sure about the quality of the power supply, the motherboard-is it not available on regular retail so is it even good for overclocking?. Also, the "water cooling" unit is probably bad.
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post #3 of 7
You should have posted this in the Intel section.I'm sure someone could build a better rig for that price,and with a better card than a ATI 6450.I say if you or your nephew is capable of building for yourselves go that route.
Edited by reezin14 - 7/21/11 at 10:28pm
 
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post #4 of 7
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Thanx guys...I spotted the graphics card as being a weakling :/ from the get go.
I tried to post this in the correct spot... forgive me.
I am more than capable of building something I'll pitch that too him.
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My sig rig was build for $609 minus the HDD and DVD drive. It took me about a month to look out for deals and some used but in perfectly good condition items.
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Originally Posted by van13330gg View Post
My sig rig was build for $609 minus the HDD and DVD drive. It took me about a month to look out for deals and some used but in perfectly good condition items.
I figured it would be around that mark plus having the choice of choosing a good GPU. I'm weary of the power supply as well. Fry's Elec. is by my place, they been having some good deals recently. Maybe not a fancey case, but something with good airflow and decent quality cables inside of it would be great.

I repsot in Intel Category...thanx for the tips they are welcomed.
Edited by bleuborsh - 7/22/11 at 12:22pm
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post #7 of 7
Yeah. Like others have said (and I don't know Intel really so can't help much..) you REALLY should repost this in the Intel section. You'll get a MILLION responses. lol.
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