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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. The graphics card is not that great... questionable power supply.

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

http://www.ibuypower.com/ibppages/in...7-chipset.aspx
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post #2 of 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by bleuborsh View Post
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. The graphics card is not that great... questionable power supply.

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

http://www.ibuypower.com/ibppages/in...7-chipset.aspx
Radeon 6450 is not a gaming card and you can't play anything newer than WarCraft 3 on it. Other than that - good looking build
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post #3 of 41
I'd change the PSU, too.

That unnamed 450W PSU just doesn't seem safe to me.
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post #4 of 41
With a 6450, no. But with something better, ya.
post #5 of 41
What games does he like to play? Everything seems ok to me, but the video card may be a little weak for playing at 1080p or max settings with most modern games.
 
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Get him an Antec Earthwatts and a GTX 460. Then he should be go to go.
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post #7 of 41
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What games does he like to play? Everything seems ok to me, but the video card may be a little weak for playing at 1080p or max settings with most modern games.
he plans on getting Battlefield 3...
new Call of Duty Game and other titles once they are released.

High settings of course.

My rig runs BFBC 2 on high settings but I think he really wants a i5 2500k processor...he saw a rig on that sight for $900 and it came with 4gb 1333 ram & z68 board so I making sure he's not getting a raw deal.
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post #8 of 41
6450 is a HTPC card, it's not for gaming.
    
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post #9 of 41
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Originally Posted by bleuborsh View Post
he plans on getting Battlefield 3...
new Call of Duty Game and other titles once they are released.

High settings of course.

My rig runs BFBC 2 on high settings but I think he really wants a i5 2500k processor...he saw a rig on that sight for $900 and it came with 4gb 1333 ram & z68 board so I making sure he's not getting a raw deal.
Then there is no way he'll play those games with 6450 at a point he'll enjoy them.

a better PSU and a nicer video card is what he needs. Do you have a budget?

actually can you build him one? I think it'll be better since there is two things from that pc that you won't really use if you want to game and need to upgrade them.
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post #10 of 41
ibuypower is garbage, even Alienware is better than their build quality. They use cheap components and are overpriced. You are much better building one yourself. Get at least a 5770 if not a 6850 for gaming. Anything less than that and you will be reduced to watching slideshows.

BTW that psu is really lacking. Its a generic psu that will fail in a few months and that gpu is low end, only good for HTPCs. everything else seems good, but then again the motherboard and ram is probably some generic brand too.
Edited by T3chAdd1ct - 7/22/11 at 12:48pm
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