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How's this for a gaming system? ($350)

Let me know please. I know it's a little out of date but I am buying it used from a friend... is it worth it? Should I buy? No HDD (I will use my OCZ Vertex LE 100GB)

System Specs:

Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.4 GHz
http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=29765

Motherboard: XFX 680i LT SLI (MB-N680- ILT9)
http://xfxforce.com/en-gb/products/m...ies/680.aspx#2

Video Card: XFX GTS 250 512MB (GS250XYDFU) w/ Spire Slimod 282 Cooler
http://xfxforce.com/en-us/products/g...es/250gts.aspx

PSU: OCZ 750W Fatal1ty Series Modular
http://www.ocztechnology.com/ocz-750...er-supply.html

Case: NZXT Phantom Full Tower(black)
http://www.nzxt.com/new/products/crafted_series/phantom

Drives: DVD Burner w/ Lightscribe

CPU Cooler: Titan Hati CPU Cooler w/ 2 fans
http://www.titan-cd.com/product/show....asp?ProID=838

RAM: OCZ SLI-Ready Dual Channel DDR2 800 4GB 2 x 2GB
http://www.ocztechnology.com/ocz-ddr...l-channel.html
post #2 of 18
Gimme a sec. <--- dumb

$350??? Yes

If it were about 2-3 years ago. That rig could easily sell for $600+ maybe even more
Edited by tryagainplss - 4/10/11 at 10:56pm
    
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That actually seems fairly nice to be honest. I'd hop on it.
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Nicely done!
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Change the power supply and the cooler. I would also see if you can get a mobo that supports DDR3 RAM if budget allows. For that rig a good 400 watt would be overkill. Cooler wise I would go with the Cooler Master Hyper 212+ and it can be found new for $25. You also might want to check out the OCN marketplace cuz you can find a nice video card better than that one for the same price.
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Ok awesome! Thanks! I bought it! working out the details now. He might lower the price and throw in some more stuff! BTW how does this system compare to the iCore systems? Especially with the new Sandy Bridge series?

I'm thinking about upgrading the graphics card to GTX 460... been seeing it for 100 After Rebate ... Will that CPU bottleneck it?

6850?

I heard Q6600 can be OC'd to 4.0Ghz or even better?
post #7 of 18
the case, PSU and graphics card alone could cover the 350.
its a little outdated, but go for it
post #8 of 18
oh, didn't see you were buying it used. Definitely go for it. Also a Q6600 is a great processor and can overclock that high. Right now 460s can be found for dirt cheap so I would go for one of those and you'll be set.
Edited by VW_TDI_02 - 4/10/11 at 11:04pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by RagingAzn628 View Post
BTW how does this system compare to the iCore systems? Especially with the new Sandy Bridge series?
The new sandy bridge chips will crush the Q6600, but don't misunderstand cause the Q6600 is still a pretty powerful chip.

Quote:
Originally Posted by RagingAzn628 View Post
I'm thinking about upgrading the graphics card to GTX 460... been seeing it for 100 After Rebate ... Will that CPU bottleneck it?
$100 after MIR sounds good for a 460
Quote:
Originally Posted by RagingAzn628 View Post
Will that CPU bottleneck it?
No

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Originally Posted by RagingAzn628 View Post
I heard Q6600 can be OC'd to 4.0Ghz or even better?
Maybe 3.6Ghz. I don't know about 4.0 though
    
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Originally Posted by VW_TDI_02 View Post
oh, didn't see you were buying it used. Definitely go for it. Does it not have a hard drive?
No it does not. He was too lazy and decided to keep it since it has all his "stuff" on it and did not want to reformat. I am going to put in a Momentus XT or possibly my OCZ Vertex LE 100GB!

P.S read post #6!
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