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Bought a custom built PC....was this a good buy ??

Discussion in 'Building a new PC' started by dabig25, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. dabig25

    dabig25 Regular member

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    My previous Desktop crashed & had to buy another one. Not too PC savy

    Here's what it has.......Paid $450 USD

    Hardware:
    AMD Phenom II X4 965 Quad Core Black Edition AM3 CPU HDZ965FBGMBOX - 3.40GHz, Socket AM3, 6MB Cache, 2000MHz (4000 MT/s) FSB, Retail, Processor with Fan

    Motherboard:
    ASUS M5A97 Evo - AM3+ - 970 - SATA 6Gbps and USB 3.0 - ATX AMD ATX DDR3 2133

    Product Description
    The ASUS M5A97 EVO AMD 970 AM3+ Motherboard features the AMD® 970 + SB950 chipset and supports the latest AMD® socket AM3+ for 8-core processors. With a new Socket AM3+, it offers usability of Socket AM3 or AM3+, allowing the user a choice of previous or current AMD CPUs.

    Memory:
    Corsair XMS3 CMX16GX3M4A1600C9 Desktop Memory - 16GB (4x 4GB), PC10666, DDR3-1600MHz, 9-9-9-24 Letency, XMS Heat

    Hard Drive:
    SEAGATE ST31000524AS-FSW Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000524AS 1 TB 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - SATA/600 - 7200 rpm - 32 MB Buffer (1TB 7200RPM 32MB BUFFER SERIAL ATA/600 3.5INCH SEAGATE BARRACUDA

    ASUS GH24NS50 24X SATA Dual Layer DVD±RW

    Case:
    Nighthawk Mid Tower Case - ATX, Micro ATX, 4x 5.25" Drive Bay, 6x 3.5" Drive Bay, 7x Expansion Slots, 3x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.0, Front Card Reader
    • ATX and Micro ATX; the unit can accommodate large form factors of motherboards
    • 4x 5.25-inch Drive Bays and 6x 3.5"-inch Drive Bays; support large hard drive form factors
    • 7x Expansion Slots; allow you to install seven expansion cards
    • 3x USB 2.0 and 1x USB 3.0 ports; for optimal data connection with USB peripherals
    • Front Card Reader; provide various media card utility

    Power Supply:
    Power Gamer Series 650W 20+4-pin Blue LED Fan ATX Power Supply w/SATA, PCIe & Dual 12V Rails (Black)ool Power Gamer

    Graphics Card:
    6670PE32G Radeon HD 6670 2GB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

    Software:
    [Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit with SERVICE PACK 1!!!]
    Microsoft office 2010, Antivirus Microsoft security Essentials
     
  2. borhan9

    borhan9 Active member

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    I havent been that up to date with the latest from AMD but from what i read in your post it seems to be a good deal for $450USD.

    That setup should run smooth for what you want to do with it. Im guessing gaming??
     
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  3. dabig25

    dabig25 Regular member

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    not planning to use for gaming.....

    just internet browsing. backing up DVDs & backing up music
     
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    dabig25 Regular member

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    not planning to use for gaming.....

    just internet browsing. backing up DVDs & backing up music
     
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    borhan9 Active member

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    This machine should be good enough for what you want to do. It doesn't need to be really powerful for web browsing and dvd burning etc..
     
  6. dabig25

    dabig25 Regular member

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    thanks....wanted to get something wouldn't have to upgrade for awhile
     
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    JST1946 Regular member

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    I wish I could find a good deal like that.
     
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    Nice post. I like it. Thanks for sharing these information. Keep it up. :)
     
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    dabig25 Regular member

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    you can.....found on Craigsl**t
     
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    You were a lucky one dabig25! Craigslist can be such a pain sometimes! Mostly because there are scammers on there... But ya you got that for a decent price! Specially with a graphics card like that, you can do gaming if you wanted to... Just sayin...
     

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