Opinion on pre built desktop please

Discussion in 'SFF, Notebooks, Pre-Built/Barebones PCs' started by Streakz180, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. Streakz180

    Streakz180 Junior Member

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    Here's the rig.

    Model: GXX126
    Operating System : Microsoft® Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
    • CPU :
      • Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5 Ghz LGA 1155
      • 8MB L3 Cache
    • Memory : 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1333 Memory
    • Hard Drive : 2 TB (1 x 2TB) SATA-III 6.0 Gb/s 7200RPM HDD
    • Optical Drive 1 : Blu-Ray Player & DVDRW Combo Drive
    • Graphics : AMD Radeon HD 7750 1GB PCI-e Graphics ( 1 x DVI, 1 x HDMI & 1 x Display Port )
    • Audio : Sound Card-Integrated
    • Ethernet : 10/100/1000 Mbps
    • Power Supply : 700 W
    • Keyboard : Xtreme Gear USB Keyboard
    • Mouse : Xtreme Gear USB Mouse
    • Special Features :
      • Thermaltake Commander Gaming Case
      • Expansion :
        • 2 x 5.25” and 1 x 3.5” External Drive Bays Available
        • 4 x 3.5” and 1 x 2.5” Internal Drive Bays Available
    • Motherboard : Intel Z77 Chipset Motherboard
      • 2x PCI-e x16
      • 4x DDR3 DIMM Slots
      • 3x PCI-e x1
      • 2 x PCI
      • 6 USB 2.0 (4 x rear, 2 x front)
      • 4 x USB 3.0 ( 4 x Rear)
      • 7.1 Ch Audio
      • GB LAN
      • I/O: 1x PS2, 4x USB 2.0, 4 x USB 3.0, S/PDIF Out, Audio, RJ-45
     
  2. billyb0b

    billyb0b Golden Member

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    That looks like a computer. That's my opinion.

    Without any specific questions I cannot comment otherwise (i.e. if that costs $20 than that's a great deal, but if that costs $237,334,942.29 then that's a terrible deal).

    Get it?
     
  3. Streakz180

    Streakz180 Junior Member

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    Got it and thanks for the quick response. It's a gaming pc. You think its worth 1k? that's what i'm trying to figure out. I'm going through this military shopping website and i'm trying to work with what they are offering.
     
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    billyb0b Golden Member

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    cool... the 1k price helps on better answering your question

    you would be able to build a similar machine for less than 1K. it's not a terrible deal, but you could find more for 1K.
     
  5. Streakz180

    Streakz180 Junior Member

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    i'm actually customizing it right now and i didnt even notice that the price includes a 22 inch lcd screen. i'm just intimidated by building a pc from scratch.. so when i go to these sites that build them and i see something intriguing my eyes light up lol.
     
  6. frozentundra123456

    frozentundra123456 Diamond Member

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    Since that price includes a monitor, it is not too bad. I understand your hesitancy about building your own comp. I feel the same way. I assume you want to use the PC for gaming. If you do, you will need to get a stronger video card or lower the settings for 1080p.
     
  7. ther00kie16

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    Yes, the video card is weak. And the power supply is an important part that powers & protects all your components so you better be sure it's a quality brand & model if it's a custom-built system.

    Ah... I see it's xtremegear, the 700w base PSU is probably fairly inefficient and a single GPU system doesn't need 700w. The 12V rail only supplies 480w max whereas any quality 700w one on newegg puts out 550+w.

    Upgrades to video card are pretty expensive as the $161 hike to a 7870 is getting close to the cost of a 7870 straight up.
    Ram is dirt cheap so in building a system, you could get 2x8gb sticks.
    A SSD + 2TB hard drive is probably a better setup.
    Oh and the i7 will give you maybe 2% more performance in games compared to the i5.
     
  8. T_Yamamoto

    T_Yamamoto Lifer

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    You don't need to worry. Its not hard to build a PC. You may worry something will break but with care it is very hard to
     
  9. kleinkinstein

    kleinkinstein Senior member

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    Don't buy, Build! You'll never regret it. It will put a whole new perspective on things. And here, here is a build that kicks the shit out that prebuilt. All with best of the best name brand components.

    $170 - 3570K
    $60 - AsRock Pro4 with $50 MicroCenter bundle discount
    $29 - 8GB Samsung MV-3V4G3D
    $290 - Gigabyte GTX 660Ti OC
    $120 - Barracuda 3TB
    $130 - Agility 4 256GB
    $90 - Seasonic X650
    $15 - Samsung SH-222
    $70 - Fractal Arc Midi

    $974
     
  10. ther00kie16

    ther00kie16 Golden Member

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    If you are near a MicroCenter or Fry's, get a combo deal.
    Follow mfenn's guide here: http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2192841

    Get whatever kit is cheapest with good ratings at 1600 speed (may want to look into 16gb kits as those may just be $20 more).

    If you don't need nvidia physx, 7950 would be better or get a 7850/7870 for $100+ less and overclock it to similar performance levels.

    Get a Samsung SSD (wait for a deal from newegg, etc.)
    Don't get a Seagate hard drive.
     
  11. superjim

    superjim Senior member

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    A 7750 for gaming? It's a trap!

    If you're looking at a $1000 gaming rig, a 660Ti should be at the bottom of your choices or if you prefer AMD, a 7870. There are other places to skimp (cheap case, 64GB SSD + 500GB). Unless you know you will need hyper-threading, the i7 is overkill for the price difference between the i5 (i.e. get an i5 3570k, you can at least overclock it down the road if needed).