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#1 thegodgen

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 03:37 AM

i want to get this combo deal on newegg and want to know if it is a decent computer for the money its $200 comes with every thing i need i think http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleD...st=Combo.352997

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 06:02 AM

Budget for an OS as well.

Nothing wrong with that bare bones combo as far as hardware (not a big fan of cheapie power supplies, but for that price.....). You still need a hard drive and an optical drive to get an operational system.

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 02:05 PM

For 200 it is okay. Only 2 memory slots though which is weak. Still need an OS and at least $120 for the hard and optical drive. If it is only for web surfing and office work it would be fine.
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Posted 26 March 2010 - 02:06 AM

Agreed, that is a standard home PC, not a gaming computer or video/photo editing PC. That combo has a case with a PSU built-in. That power supply is low-capacity and I suggest replacing it if you want to use a dedicated graphics card. The motherboard is also older and of Micro-ATX design with two DDR2 slots, again this is a home PC, not a gaming rig. The CPU is also fine for web surfing and productivity applications since it is Celeron. RAM is also low for a modern PC. You also need to factor in the OS and drives, so add on $150 to $200 onto the combo price.

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 03:09 AM

eh for the cost of building i can get this and save my self the hassle its a E Machines ET1831-07 Pentium E5400(2.70GHz) 4GB DDR2 750GB NVIDIA GeForce 7050 better CPU bigger hard drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16883114084 btw i just play games on Facebook web-surf and play runescape

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 02:11 PM

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
Rosewill R218-P-BK Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3160813AS 160GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive x2 set in a RAID.
ASRock M3A770DE AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
GIGABYTE GV-R467ZL-1GI Radeon HD 4670 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail
Diablotek PHD Series PHD450 450W ATX12V V2.2 Power Supply - Retail
OCZ 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) XMP-Ready Rev.2 Desktop Memory Model OCZ3X1600R2LV4GK - Retail
AMD Athlon II X2 240 Regor 2.8GHz Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Processor Model ADX240OCGQBOX - Retail
$450 including s/h (to me anyway) Sure it's not the best system.But the mo/bo is loaded with features and plenty of expansion.Board is OC friendly.As well as fully expandable to the newest quad cores. Sure you start out with 4 gigs of ram.But in a week or 2 order another 4 gigs and your set for a while. The ATI card is not the cream of the crop but it still stands on the top 15 game cards released.ATI card will also have AMD overclock software. Nice little system till games start putting out DX 11 which is a while away.
Emachines are junk and that barebones is already outdated.Atleast with a build your in the current tech range.

Edited by sufe70, 26 March 2010 - 02:18 PM.


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Posted 27 March 2010 - 01:18 AM

That's actually a pretty good home PC sufe70 put together, however, an OS isn't included with the price, so add $104 onto it for Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.

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Posted 27 March 2010 - 02:45 AM

Yeah it's not bad. There's room to adjust the price up or down on the persons choices.He could build it for around $350 minus OS by simply going a little lower end on a PSU, ony 2gb ram, 1 HD, and a cheaper 4670.
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