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Old 06-05-2010, 12:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was browsing Newegg and I recently came upon this computer.

Newegg.com - CyberpowerPC Gamer Ultra 2044 Phenom II X4 955(3.2GHz) 4GB DDR3 500GB NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit

For everything it has, it seems to be a great price and value but I wanted to see the opinions of people here before I became more serious about purchasing it.

While I'd rather build my own computer....I know little about them and this one seems to be a good value for my gaming needs.

Thanks in advance.
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what are you planning on doing with your new computer? whats your budget?
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what are you planning on doing with your new computer? whats your budget?
I'm going to use the computer for gaming and school work. Budget is around 1000ish, give or take.
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what kind of games? if you are looking at Crysis 2, then no that computer wont work very well, if you are looking at Battle Field 2, then that will do just fine.

Also, you can 98.99% of the time build a faster computer for cheaper than buying a pre-built computer.
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1. AMD Phenom II X6 1055T (Thuban) 2.8GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor (Model: HDT55TFBGRBOX)
2. ASUS Socket AM3 AMD 785G HDMI ATX Motherboard (Model: M4A785TD-V EVO)
3. G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit (Model: F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL)
4. Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB 7200RPM 32MB cache SATA II 3.5" Internal Hard Drive (Model: ST3100528AS) OEM
5. OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W ATX12V v2.2/ EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80Plus Certified Modular Active PFX PSU (Model: OCZ700MZSP)
6. Thermaltake Element G Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case (Model: VL10001W2Z)

$614 w/$40 in MIRs

Newegg.com - ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - CD / DVD Burners
$23

Newegg.com - XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
$170

Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - Operating Systems
$100

$907 ($867 after rebates), and it will eat that other rig for lunch.
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1. AMD Phenom II X6 1055T (Thuban) 2.8GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor (Model: HDT55TFBGRBOX)
2. ASUS Socket AM3 AMD 785G HDMI ATX Motherboard (Model: M4A785TD-V EVO)
3. G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit (Model: F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL)
4. Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB 7200RPM 32MB cache SATA II 3.5" Internal Hard Drive (Model: ST3100528AS) OEM
5. OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W ATX12V v2.2/ EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80Plus Certified Modular Active PFX PSU (Model: OCZ700MZSP)
6. Thermaltake Element G Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case (Model: VL10001W2Z)

$614 w/$40 in MIRs

Newegg.com - ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - CD / DVD Burners
$23

Newegg.com - XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
$170

Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - Operating Systems
$100

$907 ($867 after rebates), and it will eat that other rig for lunch.
, You've made me very happy Trotter. Thank you very much, this seems quite the nice rig that will do everything I need it to. I'm hoping to build one that can run Star Wars the Old Republic once it comes out at high settings and this will certainly do the trick.
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nice! now go buy the parts and post lots of pictures and updates!
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