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My new PC

Discussion in 'Building a new PC' started by darkradar, Jan 26, 2008.

  1. darkradar

    darkradar Member

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    Someone is selling me a brand new custom built PC with brand new parts for 1350$ CAD. Do you think it's a good deal, it has this configuration:
    Motherboard: GIGA GA-MA69GM-S2H AMD690G
    CPU: Amd Athalon 64X 5000+ 2.60Ghz (dual-core)
    RAM: 2048MB (2x1GB) PC-5400
    HD: 2x250GB SATA 7200rpm OR 74GB 10,000rpm for 30$ more
    Graphics Card: Sapphire HD3850 256MB or 512MB for 35$ more
    Optical: CD/DVD/DVD-DL burner SATA
    Screen: Acer 19in Widescreen 1440x900 Native Resolution
    OS: Genuine Microsoft XP Home SP2 or Genuine Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium.

    May I please have your opinion on this? The guy I am buying it from said he could change parts if I want so if you suggest something else, I'll ask for the new price and update the thread.
     
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    Deadrum33 Active member

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    Without pulling links up, I can say that guys making about 200-300$ off you. why does he want to build with AMD, while Intel's most inexpensive Core2Duo chips would smoke them in terms of speed, power consumption and heat?
    I'd choose neither OS and go with XP Pro but thats my preference, if you are a gamer I'd choose Vista because of DX10 but if you were a gamer you'd get a video card a little stronger than the HD3850 (3870)
     
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    Would it. Be better with an nvidia?
     
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    No, that graphics card's excellent, but despite that the PC isn't worth it's selling price.
     
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    Why would XP pro be better? Also, why would the most inexpensive Intel chip be better? Isn't the speed dependant on the clock speed? Let's say it was a Core2Duo 1.8Ghz vs the 2.6Ghz AMD 5000+ wouldnt the AMD be better? Also, there is an option for 64bit, what is that? Is it better?
     
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    actually, correction, not core2duo. Pentium dual-core E2160
     
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    I built my system for $1389,

    Intel Quad Q6600 @ 3ghz
    ASUS P5K-E
    HIS ATI RADEON 3870 (ICEQ3)
    WD AAKS 320GB (5.9 Vista Score)
    NZXT Blackline Case
    Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme Cooler
    Arctic Silver 5
    OCZ 2GB 6400 800Mhz 4-4-4-15
    S-FLEX 1600RPM
    Corsair HX 520W PSU
    Pioneer 18X SATA

    That price you are paying is a rip off. Find somewhere else.

     
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    sammorris Senior member

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    Not only that, you bought it in the UK, which is more expensive for PC parts.
     
  10. darkradar

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    Where should I buy my parts from, I live in Montreal, Quebec. I found microbytes, montreal's computer warehouse (www.microbytes.com) I bet that's where my guy is getting his parts. Please go to microbytes.com and see if those prices are good or if you can find me a good place for cheap parts that is available to me in Montreal Quebec in Canada.
     
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