Is this PC any good? - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-22-2010, 02:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 4
Default Is this PC any good?

I recently found a computer with these specs for 550 The only the thing that really needs improving is the graphics card. Is this good for the price?

Processor : AMD Phenom X4 955 3.2ghz AM3 4000MT/S
Hard Drive : 1tb 16mb Cache Serial ATA
Memory : 8gb DDR2 800 PC6400
Motherboard : Asrock K10N78-FullHD
Graphics Card : Nvidia Geforce 9500GT 1gb with HDMI Output
Optical Drive : 20x Lightscribe DVD Writer

What are your thoughts?

spirosbert is offline  
Old 02-22-2010, 03:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
patonb's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: In Gov't Regulated Cubical
Posts: 9,737
Default Re: Is this PC any good?

Way over priced. IMHO. especially with a 9500gt. Also don't need 8Gigs of ram.

Foldie = i7 950@ 4.0Ghz Gigabyte x58a-ud3r EVGA 970 SC Corsair H100 Corsair hx520 3x2gb OCZ Gold Corsair 650D
Woohoo = L5639 @3.1Ghz EVGA SR-2 gtx 260-216 Hyper 212+ Corsair 1050hx 6x2gb Corsair XMS3 Blackhawk Ulra
Alienware 18 - SLI 770M 4700mq 16Gig

patonb is offline  
Old 02-22-2010, 03:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
Monster Techie
brinks's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,144
Default Re: Is this PC any good?

The price for those parts are overpriced.
brinks is offline  
Old 02-22-2010, 04:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
The Almighty Forensica
Yami's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: UK
Posts: 7,436
Default Re: Is this PC any good?

Agreed again. The thing it seems you're paying for with that is the inordinate amount of RAM. Which very few people need.
Desktop i5-4440 - ASRock Z77 Extreme4 - EVGA GTX970 - 4x4GB 1600MHz - Samsung 850 EVO 250GB - Be Silent Base 800 - 3TB+1TB+640GB
Laptop i7-3740QM @ 2.7GHz, 2x4GB 1600Mhz, GT640M, OCZ Agility 3 120GB
Smartphone HTC One M8 - Sense 7 - 6.0

Uni MSci Ethical Hacking, Coventry University
Work Trainee Cell Site Analyst
LinkedIn Kiera Mitchell
Yami is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Whats a good fps with good graphics? dario03 PC Gaming 42 07-10-2009 04:04 AM
Monster cable vs coathangers superdave1984 Computer Audio and Multimedia 58 03-10-2008 02:31 AM
linux unbuntu is it a good choice? Drogos Linux and Open Source 22 02-24-2008 09:54 AM
Looking for good digital camer: budget $200 krazyq Web Graphics and Design 7 02-01-2008 01:46 AM
A good fan controller? MildTweeker Overclocking and Modding 11 09-04-2007 05:27 AM

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:09 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.