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Old 02-21-2007, 11:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Total Price with shipping is $1554. Is this to much. Any feedback will help. Thanks in advance.




Home & Home Office Computer Systems - Consumer Desktop Computer Systems : Vector™ GX Custom Home & Office PC
Base Price: 799.00 Your Price: 1498.00 Weight: 70 lbs

Case
GX-W Black - Velocity Micro Classic Case - Pure Aluminum with side window, 2 x 120mm fans (+$10.00)

Power Supply 500 Watt Velocity Micro™ Power Supply with Dual Blue Lighted Fans

Motherboard Genuine Intel® G965 ATX Motherboard, 1066MHz FSB, 775-Pin Socket, PCI-Express

Processor Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor E6400, dual 2.13GHz cores, 2MB L2 Cache (+$200.00)

CPU Cooling Arctic Cooling® Freezer 7 Pro Heatsink, Ultra Quiet Fan, Copper Heat Pipes, plus Arctic Silver™ 5 Thermal Compound (+$35.00)

DDR2 Memory 2048MB Corsair™ DDR2 PC5300 DDR667 (2x1024) (+$105.00)


PCX Video 512MB eVGA™ NVIDIA® GeForce™ 7600 GS, Dual Heads (Incredible Value!) (+$185.00)

Monitor None

Audio On-Board Integrated 5.1 Channel Sound

Speakers None


Hard Drive 1 320GB Western Digital WD3200KS 7200rpm SATA/300, 16MB Cache (+$40.00)

Optical Drive 1 20x Lite On® DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Burner with LightScribe Labeling Technology, Black (+$20.00)

Optical Drive 2 None

Floppy Drive & Media Reader 8-in-1 Floppy Drive & Media Reader Combo, Black Bezel (+$25.00)

USB Drive None


Network Adapter Integrated 10/100/1000MBps Gigabit Ethernet Network Adapter

Network Adapter 2 or WiFi Adapter None

WiFi Router None

Modem None

FireWire 2 Integrated IEEE 1394 FireWire Ports, 1 front & 1 rear

USB 2.0 Ports 6 USB 2.0 Ports, 2 front & 4 rear


Operating System Genuine Microsoft® Windows® Vista Home Premium 32-bit

Productivity Software None

Security Software FREE Norton® AntiVirus® 2007 - Pre-installed with 12 month subscription


Keyboard None (-$10.00)

Mouse None (Or select a Cordless Keyboard/Mouse Combo) (-$10.00)

Network Cable None

Printers None

Printer Cable None

Power Protection None

T-Shirt FREE Velocity Micro™ Limited Edition T-shirt in Blue, size XL


Assembly Careful custom hand wiring for maximum air flow, assembled in Richmond, Virginia, USA

Quality Assurance Individual custom testing for complete system functionality, signed by the system builder and QA inspector

Documentation Owner's Manual and Accessory Pack

Installation None

Warranty** 3 Yr VelocityCare™ Parts & Labor Ltd Warranty, 1 Yr 24/7 Support with Emergency Hours, and On-Site Service (+$99.00)

Upgrade Plan Velocity Micro Lifetime Upgrade Plan allows you to return your system for maintenance, discounted upgrades, and tuning
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Old 02-22-2007, 02:28 AM   #2 (permalink)
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$185.00 for a 7600gs? you're better off buying one yourself for about 80 and just sticking it in. Snapping in a video card is pretty easy if you're against building... although everyone will tell you that you can build an identical system yourself for hundreds less.

and if you're going vista, go for the 64 bit version.
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i say you should order your own parts and building the computer yourself from scratch. its surprisingly simple with a little bit of knowledge. motherboard manual walks you through everything pretty much.

the system minus monitor/keyboard/speakers etc, probably costed around 1400.

its better imo, and you can get a better graphics card (like a 7950gt) and you can afford to put in the 6600 instead of 6400.
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i say you should order your own parts and building the computer yourself from scratch. its surprisingly simple with a little bit of knowledge. motherboard manual walks you through everything pretty much.

the system minus monitor/keyboard/speakers etc, probably costed around 1400.

its better imo, and you can get a better graphics card (like a 7950gt) and you can afford to put in the 6600 instead of 6400.
i agree -

its a lot cheaper to buy a decent computer for $500 and spending $600+ on GREAT upgrades...youll save money and have a custom PC
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Here is a pc which all you have to do is just put the wires and cards in the right slots and I'd say with over clocking it will be twice as good as the one you are thinking of buying:

Mobo: AW9D-Max
Cpu: e6600
Ram: G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) SDRAM DDR2 800
Videocard: Evga 8800gtx
harddrive: seagate barracuda 7200.10 320gb
optical drive: Wateva you want
Psu: Antec 550w true power trio

total= $1583 after rebates is $1523


That is a gaming set up and all you would need is a good case and monitor and that system will definately cain the *** of the one you have posted you can obviously remove some equipment and replace it with something slightly worse if you want to keep it exactly under 1500 dollars
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Thanks guys for the info. I'm gonna do some research before I confirm that order.
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