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Old 12-20-2009, 05:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is this a good deal for $400, just for general PC use, and playing games.

Asus P5N-D SLI Ready Barebone Kit - Asus P5N-D Mobo, Intel PD E5200 CPU, OCZ 4GB DDR2 800MHz RAM, WD Caviar HD, EVGA 9500 GT Vid Card, LG DVD Writer, Apex PC-389 ATX MT Case, Ultra 550W PSU at TigerDirect.com
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Old 12-20-2009, 05:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welllll, Not really.

The ultra psu is pretty crappy, and the rest depends on what games you play and on what resolution.

the 9500 gt is really low end..
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I wouldn't get it.
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Old 12-20-2009, 05:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Is there a better build / PC that for around $400 that someone could send to me?

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Here's something you could do:

Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache IDE 22X DVD±R DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE gz-ph1a3 Black SGCC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Newegg.com - ASRock M3A770DE AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GV-R467ZL-1GI Radeon HD 4670 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
Newegg.com - Antec Basiq BP430 430W Continuous Power ATX12V Version 2.2 Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies
Newegg.com - OCZ Gold Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G10664GK - Desktop Memory
Newegg.com - AMD Athlon II X2 240 Regor 2.8GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops


total: $412 w/ free shipping on most of the items. There's also a $10 mail in rebate. The one from tigerdirect is $445 with $45 MIR. The build i picked out has a a better video card, but other than that similar performance. If you make your budget $450 then you can upgrade to the quad-core propus, then you'd have a nice build. This one here:

Newegg.com - AMD Athlon II X4 620 Propus 2.6GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops
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