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#1 dtewi

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 08:32 AM

Newbie here, don't be mean. :(

Well, basically, I need a new PC after my 2004 one just totally crapped out. I found the model I want at a rather massive bang/buck ratio. The HPE-450f model, and basically, I have a situtation.

I can get a ~$600 one

http://www.google.com/products/catalog?rlz=1T4DELA_enUS347US347&q=hpe-450f&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=13989528519890711341&sa=X&ei=3CUoTsfGMsy40AG6i6jpCg&ved=0CBwQ8wIwAA

like those, but it would only have DDR2 RAM and a Radeon HD 5570. Granted, the most graphic-intensive thing that would be running on my PC would be Portal 2, but I want my PC not to become outdated that quickly.

Then there's the Newegg one.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883147904&Tpk=hpe-450f

Radeon HD 5770, pretty decent, and DDR3 RAM. Only $70 more, but one problem...

*REFURBISHED*

I'm not completely sure if the 5770 was a typo, came with the PC, or was installed to it. It could have been returned for any reason, which makes me kinda nervous about it. But, it's a very nice PC.

So, what do you guys think?

Also, with a max budget of $800, feel free to suggest any other models you feel outpace that one. But I would prefer to have it rather cheap.

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 08:55 AM

iBUYPOWER Gamer Power 579Q6

This 6 core beast should be able to handle the task you throw at it without a sweat. It also has a large 1.5TB hard drive and a mid-range 6850 graphics card.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 21 July 2011 - 08:59 AM

The only thing is I'm not that big of a gamer, so a Radeon HD 6850 is wasted on me.

Edit: Just to add, my job is only going to give around 200~300 a month, and I need to pay for at least half the PC I want.

Edited by dtewi, 21 July 2011 - 09:01 AM.


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Posted 21 July 2011 - 09:02 AM

I wouldn't say it would be a waste. It's better to buy more than you need to help "future proof" yourself. Do you have a price range? Do not buy that computer you posted for one DDR2 Ram is dieing... and the computer is basically already out dated.

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 09:05 AM

$800 is my absolute max, and I'm also kinda an intel fan, so I would like an i7 processor, W7 of course, but I really don't need much more than a 500GB HDD.

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 01:52 AM

You could build a computer for your specific needs.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 23 July 2011 - 12:05 AM

You could build a computer for your specific needs.


Well, I really like the PC you got me (the processor is better than that i7) and cheap for all that stuff. I can not build a PC for the life of me though, so I would rather buy.

But is ibuypower a good brand? I mean, it has had some negative feedback and it's not well-known. Is it safe to buy from there? Will the PC break?

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 12:13 AM

IBuyPower makes some fine computers and NewEgg is safe to buy from and i would doubt the PC would break.

>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 23 July 2011 - 12:40 AM

IBuyPower makes some fine computers and NewEgg is safe to buy from and i would doubt the PC would break.


Do you know whether newegg ordered that PC from ibuy and now has it in their posession (so that it's reliability is pretty much assured) or an order comes in for it and they contact ibuy?

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 12:41 AM

That i'm not sure about.

>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 23 July 2011 - 12:51 AM

That i'm not sure about.


Well, a warranty right? I mean, if it lasts for at least 6 months, it's good for a few years right ;)?

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 05:15 AM

There is 1 year limited warranty for the parts and labor.

>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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