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decent build. what does max out 95% of games mean?

any computer can max out any game. the importance is the playablity of it once maxed out.

sorry... just lsat studying is making my reasoning and logic go everywhere...
    
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Strange, I built 10 PC's with it last week and they all worked great.

You act as if it's a Biostar mobo!

I take offense
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That's not a bad system for the dollar, though I don't see it "max"ing many recent games (there are several games my system will not max). Also, there is no reason not to double up on the memory. 4GiB should be the absolute minimum for any gaming PC running Windows 7 these days.

Personally, below about 500 bucks is where I feel too many corners have to be cut to have a quality budget gaming PC. While there are many gems amongst inexpensive parts, going cheapest-everything-possible does not always pay off in the long run.
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Originally Posted by Blameless View Post
That's not a bad system for the dollar, though I don't see it "max"ing many recent games (there are several games my system will not max). Also, there is no reason not to double up on the memory. 4GiB should be the absolute minimum for any gaming PC running Windows 7 these days.

Personally, below about 500 bucks is where I feel too many corners have to be cut to have a quality budget gaming PC. While there are many gems amongst inexpensive parts, going cheapest-everything-possible does always pay off in the long run.
Well, like I said it's bare minimum and can have a few upgrades to make it that much better

This way really just to see HOW far I could go, not necessarily taking quality control into consideration.

$350 for this PC with 4GB ram, makes it look alot better ;]
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I take offense
Yeah, that's kind of skewered... while ASUS boards about never blow up due to VRM protection technologies, Biostar boards are rarely ever found to blow up either...
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I don't deal with rebates. I've had SO many bad experiences with them and they just try and pray on people that see a flashy low number in my opinion. I'd say I get the money 30% of the time. One time I got it 2 years later.

And honestly, I'd rather pay the extra $20 or so than have to deal with all the paperwork, separate companies, waiting for mail, etc.
In the past 6 months I have received 6 of 6 rebates from OCZ, NZXT, Kingston, Sapphire, XFX, and Patriot. If you fill it out correctly, its not a hassle and works.

Also, when I said you can do better, I didn't only mean with rebates. The $60 Athlon II X3 was no rebate.
You just need to keep looking at the right places (slickdeals )
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You have an OS to install or + $100.
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That's an awesome deal !!!
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You might pay a bit more for the MB but with a set up like this you might consider Llano APU instead. You would get better performance overall and save a ton of power/heat not to mention a better processor. You would probably need more ram with APU though not sure how much they demand but I would lean toward 2x4gb since it's so cheap.

Overall its a decent PC but the RAM and CPU would be sub par.
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