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#1 Alestre

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 06:15 PM

I'm thinking of getting this kit
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GIGABYTE M68MT Thermaltake Barebones Kit - GIGABYTE M68MT Board, AMD Phenom II X6 1090T BE CPU, Patriot 8GB (2x 4GB) DDR3 RAM, Seagate 1TB HDD, 24x DVDRW, Thermaltake V2 Mid Tower, 450W Power Supply
-Is it a decent deal?
-What do I have to add to it (besides Monitor, and peripherals) to make it functional?
-Is there any cheap upgrade to the system that can make it more efficient? Does it have upgrade potential?
-Lastly, can I hook up an HDTV as a monitor?

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 07:09 PM

For a barebones kit, not to bad, but not a lot of room for upgrading either. No suport for dual video cards, and the 450 watt PSU is rather limiting on any single card you throw in there. the components themselves are all of good quality-but on the lower end of things. A lot depends on what you want to do with it-if your into a lot of high end gaming, Id keep shopping around, perhaps build one from scratch, if your just wanting to do some light gaming and movie watching it will work.

As far as using a HDTV, with the current components, no you cannot it only has a VGA monitor output, though you could throw in a cheap video card with HD output of some kind (such as HDMI) and use that.

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 01:08 AM

It's not a bad deal for the price your paying for but i dislike the nForce chipset.

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 12:28 PM

You would have to Add a Operating system to it.

This would be the Newegg page for the same sort of kit you looked at on TigerDirect.
http://www.newegg.com/Store/MasterComboStore.aspx?StoreID=7&name=DIY-PC-Combos&cm_sp=Homepage_Pillar_Rt-_-Pillar/bundled060911-_-http%3a%2f%2fpromotions.newegg.com%2fhomepage%2fPillar%2f060911%2fbundled.jpg

I would compare and see what looks best for your budget. I've used both vendors and for me Newegg was fastest getting to me. That is however because they usually ship out of a warehouse approx 15 miles away. So surface comes overnight for me. Tiger was slower.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.660863&cm_sp=DIY_PC_Combos-_-660863-_-Combo Looked interesting to me.

I generally run Intel, Asus etc. In the past I've run computers for 24hours a day for days at 100% CPU usage doing batch video encodes and never a problem with Intel & Asus. No Overclocking & Stock Intel HSF assembly.

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 04:26 PM

It's not that bad as a system, but it will limit you in terms of future upgrade potential, it will also not have the heft to handle being a gaming PC. I would swap opt the motherboard to a standard ATX AMD 970 motherboard to keep the ability to upgrade, and possibly the power supply to a 550W. Keep in mind that AMD will be releasing the new FX line of Bulldozer CPU's next month. If you can wait, I would. Unless you are going to use the PC as a home theater PC, I suggest just using a normal monitor.

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 01:31 AM

The Newegg one with the i5 which rotor123 suggested looks good.

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