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post #1 of 17
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Hey guys, my buddy asked me if paying $800 for this rig would be a good deal. To me, it looks like a great deal, but I thought I'd get some more opinions just to make sure

The only things that stand out to me are the GPU doesn't seem great and there is 4GB of Mem instead of 8

$800

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MSI 6870 ATI 1GB GDDR5 video card. Handles games high details with no problems at 1920x1080. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127545
ASROCK P67 Extreme4 LGA 1155 with SATA 6GB/s and 3.0 USB Motherboard. This is the B3 revision (latest Intel chipset revision) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157229
4GB RAM G.SKILL Ripjaws 2x2GB DDR3 1600 Memory. Easy to add more, I've never run out but two slots are free so getting to eight will cost $33 bucks if you use identical, less if you go for value ram. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231277
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 120MM CU Cooler. Awesome cooler, used IC Diamond 7 carat paste as well. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103065
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Rosewill Challenger Black ATX case (excellent ventilation, running with super quiet fans, the system only is audible during intense gaming) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811147153
Cougar SX700 700W power supply 80 PLUS silver http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817553005
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post #2 of 17
Looks good to me, "ASROCK P67 Extreme4" top board at the minute.

I dont like the case like..only thing really.

Far too much PSU tho those cards only sip power. 550-600Watt for Xfire.
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post #3 of 17
very good bundle will be future proof for a while yet
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Ok cool thanks for the quick replies.

I kind of agree with disliking the case, luckily for him I have an Antec 900 he can have
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post #5 of 17
Seems nice, I second the thing about not liking the the case but that's aesthetics and my own opinion. Also I think the PSU gives you some nice headroom for later down the road for possible upgrades SLI/CF.
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post #6 of 17
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Originally Posted by Heazy View Post
Ok cool thanks for the quick replies.

I kind of agree with disliking the case, luckily for him I have an Antec 900 he can have
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post #7 of 17
It's pretty good. PSU is mediocre but is good enough for almost any setup. I think the case is better then the Antec 900. At least the Rosewill has those little holes that seem to resemble cable management holes.
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post #8 of 17
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I'm kinda jealous cuz this is almost the exact same build I'm working on right now only I'm using an Antec 1200 case, Corsair PSU and a 6950 2GB GPU.

But he will have a 2500k setup before me
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post #9 of 17
Yeah, that is definitely a good deal. I would jump on it.
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post #10 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by nbmjhk6 View Post
It's pretty good. PSU is mediocre but is good enough for almost any setup. I think the case is better then the Antec 900. At least the Rosewill has those little holes that seem to resemble cable management holes.
Are you kidding me? This PSU is a decent one at least... Ripple is not perfect but the voltage regulation, build quality and efficiency are pretty good. And regarding the ripple, only the useless 3,3V rail has problems. Next time, make some research before saying non-sense.
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