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Drenwick
15-11-2011, 01:28 PM
Hey Everyone,

I've been looking at building another gaming PC for a while now, and was quite set on building a new one, until my friend offered to sell me the following for $950.

Do you guys think this is worth the money? Or would you build a new PC for a $1000.

Please, if you can, suggest a better list of components. I would like an Intel processor and Nvidia graphics card.

http://pricespy.co.nz/product_list.php?do=lista&k=43608

Thank-you!

inphinity
15-11-2011, 02:56 PM
There isn't even a graphics card in the list you linked. To be honest, $1k is a bit on the low side for a gaming PC. What are you actually expecting out of it?

I'd go for an i5-2500K and Asus 560 Ti ($390), personally.

HarKon
15-11-2011, 02:59 PM
Depends on what your budget is. The best not over the top build would have an i5 2500k and a GTX 560 TI. That would get you into good high level graphics in all games at the moment. Then when the next GPU come out you can grab another GTX 560 TI cheaper. That would keep your computer running well for years to come.

On the build that your friend offered you, the AMD processors, however cheap they are, they just don't perform as well as Intel. Some may disagree but majority of games are optimized for Intel not AMD these days. That hex-core isn't going to be fully untilised in many, if any, gaming situations. Running at only 2.8Ghz it doesn't compare against some cheaper quad-core AMD processors.
Take Skyrim for example, an i5 2500k runs up to 20 frames better than the AMD alternatives in one of the benchmarks I looked at. Now that's not to say AMD processors are useless, I have one myself and I have no issue with it, but if you have the money i5 2500k would be the way to go.

Conslusion:
If you have money get an i5 2500k and GTX 560 Ti and 4GB ram.

pctek
15-11-2011, 03:46 PM
my friend offered to sell me the following for $950.

http://pricespy.co.nz/product_list.php?do=lista&k=43608


What sort of "Beast"? Goldfish, mouse?

2GB RAM and no GPU at all???!!!!

This is a "beast":
http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/systems/systemdetail.asp?systypeid=10

Drenwick
15-11-2011, 05:28 PM
Sorry, forgot to mention as he made the list and didn't add the GPU. Its a GTX 260 and it has 8GB of RAM, if you look it says 4 lots of 2

HarKon
15-11-2011, 06:07 PM
That computer won't last very long and I don't think I would be a wise investment of $950.

icow
15-11-2011, 06:08 PM
Sorry, forgot to mention as he made the list and didn't add the GPU. Its a GTX 260 and it has 8GB of RAM, if you look it says 4 lots of 2

260GTx is weak. As far as I'm concerned a 6770 is better and I can buy one for around $120-150NZ. Spend more on graphics less on cpu. Wouldn't 2x4gb be a better choice? If you're buying a computer like this wouldn't you be better off with a $80 case and spend the extra $80 on better parts instead of having a fancy case and mediocre parts?

icow
15-11-2011, 06:26 PM
You'd be better off with something like this: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/21368587/970.JPG and then getting a cheap HDD (when the prices go back down).

Drenwick
15-11-2011, 06:46 PM
Thanks for the advice guys, I think I can get far better parts through my friends account with a parts supplier.

wainuitech
15-11-2011, 06:53 PM
then getting a cheap HDD (when the prices go back down). Talking to one of my suppliers today, as he mentioned, hard Drive Supply isn't expected to back to normal till at least March next year, and pricing - being lower more than likely wont be for another 4-6 months after that.

Some places are making a killing when they brought HDD's before the price went up, and can (and are) selling at over 100% price increase.

pctek
15-11-2011, 07:16 PM
Thanks for the advice guys, I think I can get far better parts through my friends account with a parts supplier.
Wouldn't necessarily believe that, sometimes my suppliers are more expensive or at least equal to some of the retails prices.

Ninjabear
16-11-2011, 11:19 AM
My PC was $1300

It was Asus p8 motherboard
ATi 6870 GB
PC1333 4GB Ram
intel i5 2500k
Raidmax Hurricane
DVD writer
500GB harddrive

I bought an OEM windows 7 64 bit in Hong kong for about $130NZ.

I think a PC at around $1300 is a good price. I certainly wouldn't invest on I7 since I5 does the job.

icow
16-11-2011, 01:48 PM
You can get Windows from amazon including shipping for $130NZ