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Old 05-10-2009, 06:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ok so im looking to buy a gaming pc, and I found one for $500. I know a little bit about parts and what not, but im no expert like the people the frequently visit this website. So please look at the specs below and tell me it i should buy this computer.

Windows Vista Ultimate
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.53 GHz processor
2 GB RAM
512 MB Nvidia 9800 GT Graphics card
160 GB Western Digital Hard drive
It's got 6 USB ports in the back.
It has a wireless network adapter already installed



those are the specs that were in the ad.

please take time out of your day, and help me out

thanks alot guys
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It's ok the ram is adequate for vista but probablly a poor overclocker and gamer. strive for an and 720 tricore with a 4830 for graphics, 4gb of ram. I would spec one up for you but I am on my itouch
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Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more!
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3320613AS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100277L Radeon HD 4770 512MB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-400CX 400W ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies
Newegg.com - Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
Newegg.com - LG Black 22X (CAV) DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X (CAV) DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD±R DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners
Newegg.com - Rosewill RNX-G1 IEEE 802.11b/g USB 2.0 Wireless Black Dongle with External 2dBi SMA Antenna Up to 54Mbps Data Rates 64/128-bit WEP, WPA/WPA2, WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK - Wireless Adapters

Total comes to $570.93 after shipping and the 20% promo code on the PSU. You also get 20 bucks back in MIRs.

MUCH better build than that one for just a bit more money.
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wow thanks for posting that, i think ill pass up this computer after that info.

is that everything i need to build my own computer?
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Pretty much the only thing left is the operating system which you can get through various means.... If your a student you can get vista for cheap or windows server 08 for free, then the less legal means or $90 to buy a copy of vista your choice.....

Nicely done hikari you made my predictio come true
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Lol, thanks.

You can also pick up Win7 RC for free, it will last until June next year. By then the full version will have released, so you can save up money to buy it then.
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hikari , what cpu and motherboard would i need for that build that you suggested?
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It's already there mate.

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oops, your right lol!
one more question, since you really know what your talking about, do you know any good guides that will show me step by step how to put together my own pc. that would be alot of help! thank you
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There are tons!!!! around Build Your Own PC - Step by Step Computer Building Guide It will take you around 45 mins to build your first one slow and steady winx the race its impossible to do something wrong as if it doesn't fit then the plug defo doesn't go their.....
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