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Old 08-23-2006, 07:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Was going to build a new comp, then I saw this. Need some help!

Well, I decided it was time for me to build a new comp from the ground up. As I was doing some searches and I came across http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/ Here's what they have to offer:

X-Cruiser Mid-Tower case
500 watt power supply
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200 socket AM2
coolermaster liquid cpu cooling fan
2 extra case fans
Abit KN9 SLI nForce 570 SLI MCP chipset
2GB PC 6400 DDR2/800 corsair value select memory
Geforce 7600 GT 512MB pci express x16
150gb 10,000 RPM WD Raptor drive
16x dvd +r/+rw dual layer writer
16x dvd reader
3 free games(Half Life 2: Episode One, Age of Empires III, and Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends)
logitech keyboard
3 year warranty

and for $100 more they have the exact same setup but with:

Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 2.13 Ghz dual core processor
Asus P5N-SLI nForce 570 SLI Chipset LGA775 Motherboard

My budget is around $1200-1300. I do not have to worry about a monitor, speakers, audio card, keyboard, or mouse which helps quite a bit. My question is, is this a good deal for $1200-1300 or should I just build my own comp from the ground up? I play MMORPGs mostly and I usually run a lot of programs in the background. Thanks for all the help in advance!

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Old 08-23-2006, 07:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
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That's not a bad deal, though building it yourself would save you a couple hundred $'s.

Having the Warranty is nice, but building one yourself is extremely rewarding.

If you are not in an enormous hurry, you could price the parts out yourself and do a comparrison.

Also, the E6400 might be the way to go...

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Old 08-23-2006, 09:34 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Spend the extra $100 and get the conroe. It's worth it, it will beat out that 4200 and oc to around 3.0Ghz+
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Old 08-23-2006, 03:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Ridlyn, is the conroe the pentium I listed?

Is there a significant difference between those two processors to be worth the extra $100? I actually do not plan to overclock a lot, if at all.

Syrillian, I have built a few comps in the past, and it is rewarding. This will actually be my first fully built comp, if I decide to go that way.

Basically, I just want to know if this is a good deal for $1200, or if I should just build from the group up. I play mostly RTS and MMORPG games, the occasional FPS but I'm not hardcore. I also usually run a lot of programs in the background when I run my games. Thanks again for all the help!
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Old 08-23-2006, 03:09 PM   #5 (permalink)
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that is a pretty good deal though...

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Old 08-24-2006, 03:19 AM   #6 (permalink)
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well if u run programs in the BG then u definetly need a dual core
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Old 08-24-2006, 09:00 AM   #7 (permalink)
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it only cost me like 500quid for my whole setup and mine will play any mmorpg so thats about 800 dollars americain and i have a better processor and hard drive so why spend all that money on pretty much the same gear
windows xp home edtion sp2
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Old 08-24-2006, 10:01 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Sales1, you have an intel pent 4 3.06. You do not have a better processor. And his hard drive is also much faster than yours.
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Old 08-25-2006, 03:58 AM   #9 (permalink)
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If you want to play mmorpgs and also have [alot] things running in the background - consider the intel conroe cpu. Even when you're bored, you can consider ocing it and get good results. 2 in 1=]

And yeh that is a good deal.. you can probably buy it, take some of the stuff you don't need out, sell it on ebay, find cheap upgrade parts on ebay

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