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Is this pre-built pc from Newegg worth getting?

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16883227353

No I'm not looking to building a pc, some of you may know that I'm not really able to right now.


I was deciding on whether or not to buy directly from Ibuypower. Which would be this PC: http://i.imgur.com/8Nbya.jpg
This would cost me about $800


Now from Newegg, the shipping is free, and the processor is better. I also feel slightly more comfortable about ordering from Newegg, rather than IBuyPower.
This PC costs $749.

Will the difference between an HD 6850 and a HD 6870 be enough to get the customized PC, or do you think that it's a better idea to order from Newegg (although it's still an IBuyPower pc)

Thanks
post #2 of 25
Id say the RAM is too slow (1333mhz) and with bulldozer coming up and SB already out, the phenom II line is dying out. Having a non 990FX upgradeable mobo is a bad idea at this point. The vid card is fine for gaming, with the 6870 being noticeably more powerful, but still pretty similar. 1 gig of vRAM on the GPU should be fine for single monitor 1080p gaming, but dont try to do surround or HD+ resolutions with it.

Honestly, building a PC is fairly easy, and you save a lot of money. You could learn how to do it in a day.
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Id say the RAM is too slow (1333mhz) and with bulldozer coming up and SB already out, the phenom II line is dying out. Having a non 990FX upgradeable mobo is a bad idea at this point. The vid card is fine for gaming, with the 6870 being noticeably more powerful, but still pretty similar. 1 gig of vRAM on the GPU should be fine for single monitor 1080p gaming, but dont try to do surround or HD+ resolutions with it.

Honestly, building a PC is fairly easy, and you save a lot of money. You could learn how to do it in a day.
Okay, well how does the PC that's customized (the imgur link) look to you?
Also, is Ibuypower an okay company? Resellerratings has like a 9.3/10 average, but who knows.

Oh yeah, I'm only looking to play games on 'high' as apposed to 'very high' at a 1440x900 resolution
post #4 of 25
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Originally Posted by Chaytup View Post
Okay, well how does the PC that's customized (the imgur link) look to you?
Also, is Ibuypower an okay company? Resellerratings has like a 9.3/10 average, but who knows.

Oh yeah, I'm only looking to play games on 'high' as apposed to 'very high' at a 1440x900 resolution
That gpu is fine for that res.
However thats a pretty weak build on the imgur link. You should at least go for a 955 BE processor (unlocked) and a HAF 922 case. Go for a 990FX motherboard as well.

And ill say it again, becoming familiar with PC building is easy and saves lots of money. Ask us any questions about it and we are happy to answer (and your wallet will be happier as well)
post #5 of 25
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That gpu is fine for that res.
However thats a pretty weak build on the imgur link. You should at least go for a 955 BE processor (unlocked) and a HAF 922 case. Go for a 990FX motherboard as well.

And ill say it again, becoming familiar with PC building is easy and saves lots of money. Ask us any questions about it and we are happy to answer (and your wallet will be happier as well)
Well I'm literally unable to build a pc right now, but just tell me straight up:
Should I get the Newegg PC($750) or the customized one?($800)
for mid/high gaming at 1440x900
post #6 of 25
I'd go with the newegg one, due to the processor being unlocked, so you can overclock it.
post #7 of 25
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I'd go with the newegg one, due to the processor being unlocked, so you can overclock it.
thanks
post #8 of 25
looks ok
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post #9 of 25
The one on newegg is bette.

Overclocking will help more than a better gpu will at that res because you will be more CPU bound than GPU bound. a 6850 will be plenty even for maxing games at 1440x900.
    
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yea not the best deal but looks alright for a pre-built (newegg one) better than most $2000 alienwares
    
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