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http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...ku=S445-DT0008

Is that a good buy? I think it's great for the price, and might even be cheaper then building it yourself. Any objections in terms of the actual computer?

I heard that I should buy a 600W power supply with it, any ideas? Something cheap, like $30 > or less.
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http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...ku=S445-DT0008

Is that a good buy? I think it's great for the price, and might even be cheaper then building it yourself. Any objections in terms of the actual computer?

I heard that I should buy a 600W power supply with it, any ideas? Something cheap, like $30 > or less.
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oh, and the computer from newegg (part list) suggested earlier would beat that gateway any day. not to mention i heard horror stories about them.
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No, it is not a good buy. Go buy parts and build your own pc. IF you don't know how, google up how to, it's not hard.
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http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...ku=S445-DT0008

Is that a good buy? I think it's great for the price, and might even be cheaper then building it yourself. Any objections in terms of the actual computer?

I heard that I should buy a 600W power supply with it, any ideas? Something cheap, like $30 > or less.

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Originally Posted by Altec View Post
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...ku=S445-DT0008

Is that a good buy? I think it's great for the price, and might even be cheaper then building it yourself. Any objections in terms of the actual computer?

I heard that I should buy a 600W power supply with it, any ideas? Something cheap, like $30 > or less.
Please tell me you didn't just post the exact same thing, word-for-word, again in your own thread. lol

But anyway, on to your question:
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Is that a good buy?
Short answer: No. I mean, it's not *horrible*.... but I guarantee you a faster, much more reliable gaming rig could be built for less money.

Long answer (beware of further editorial content):

Let's take a "look" at some of the hardware in that thing:

The PSU = Merely 400 Watts and from an unknown manufacture, and we have pretty much no idea about the quality. Please note: the PSU is the lifeblood of your system. A poor quality/unstable power supply can actually damage other components.... as in, never risk it and don't skimp on it! The "something cheap, like $30 > or less" statement made my brain hurt. More so than the hangover I got from mixing Irish Whiskey and Jägermeister, and some overpriced sewer juice the bartender gave me in a fishbowl with a bunch of straws.

The RAM = A mix-and-match of 667MHz 2x2GB + 1x1GB. Again, unknown manufacture. A high quality 800MHz+ 2x2GB kit from a trusted manufacturer would be a much better choice. Better for both speed and stability, yet still leaving you room to upgrade.

The motherboard = ??? Probably some made-for-Gateway garbage that we have no clue regarding general quality, reliability, BIOS functionality, or even the actual chipset. I wouldn't even bother.

Now, don't get me wrong here. If you're the casual internet browser/homeworking-er/spreadsheeter/flash gamerer person looking for an inexpensive computer, then sure, go ahead and get yourself a pre-built. But if you're willing to spend 800+ dollars (plus monitor) on a mid-range or higher gaming rig.... just, build it yourself. Trust me on this one. If you don't know how, you can learn. It's not that hard. There are tons of guides out there, and members here on OCN that will even sometimes offer to hold your proverbial hand through the process and not make fun of you when you blow something up assure no warranties are voided.

Since statistically speaking, there is a ~50% chance you're above average intelligence, I'm giving you a high probability of great success in building an rig.

Sorry for the excessive sarcasm, eccentricity, or other shortcomings regarding my personality. I assure you I mean well.
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