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Old 12-25-2006, 04:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What do you think of this system config?

I "stumbled upon" (www.stumbleupon.com) www.ibuypower.com and decided to check out their computers.
I config'd one, and it seems pretty cheap, and I'm wondering what you guys think of the system.

What I'm looking for: Medium End PC
  • Raidmax 268 ATX Mid-Tower Case w/350W Power Supply
  • Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E6400 (2x 2.13GHz/2MB L2
  • Asus P5N32-E SLI nForce® 680i SLI Chipset w/7.1 Sound, Gb LAN, S-ATA Raid, USB 2.0, IEEE-1394 Dual PCI-E MB
  • 1024MB [512MB X2] DDR2-800 PC6400 Memory Module Corsair-Value or Major Brand
  • NVIDIA GeForce 7100GS With TurboCache Supporting 256MB w/DVI + TV Out Video
  • 250 GB HARD DRIVE [Serial-ATA-II, 3Gb, 7200 RPM, 8M Cache]
  • 16X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive
I have many peripherals and drives and stuff that I am currently using that I will put in this PC.
The total before shipping and tax is $805.
Is this a good value for this system? And is this system a "Medium End" system?

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Old 12-25-2006, 05:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 - 190.00
MSI P965 Neo-F Socket T (LGA 775) Intel P965 - 92.00
GeIL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 - 195.00
eVGA 256-P2-N615-TX GeForce 7600GT - 130.00 (w/rebate)
Antec SmartPower 2.0 SP-500 ATX12V 500W - 70.00
SAMSUNG Black 18X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW - 33.00
Seagate Barracuda 250GB 7200/16MBSATA 3.0Gb/s - 80.00
COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black - 50.00

840.00 without shipping and OS...

but it's much better than what you could get there... could even be tweaked down if needed... what's your actual budget?


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Old 12-25-2006, 05:14 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Well I don't have an actual budget but I'm looking for under $1000, but I don't need a $999 system.

What you suggested is great.
Only other thing I'd need is another HDD since I only have 11 gigs left on the 300 i have right now..

Edit: whoops. Didn't see the HDD you put in there since there wasn't a link :P
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Old 12-25-2006, 12:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Hey, I don't recommend the Antec SP-500 model. I have one, It just died on me after 3-4 months of use. Get another PSU. I'm still looking around to see what I will buy to replace it....

Hope that helps!
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