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Old 12-19-2008, 09:56 PM   #1
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Default Looking for a decent gaming desktop

Yeah I'm lookin for a new desktop for gaming I found one on newegg for cheap but I'm not sure if it's the one.

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Brand iBUYPOWER
Model Gamer Extreme 912
Recommended Usage Gaming
Form Factor Tower
Processor Intel Core 2 Duo E8400(3.0GHz)
Processor Main Features 64 bit Dual Core Processor
Cache Per Processor 6MB L2 Cache
Memory 4GB DDR2 800
Hard Drive 500GB SATAII
Optical Drive 1 20X DL DVD+/-RW Drive
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 9600GT 512MB Video Card
Audio Realtek ALC888 codec, High definition Audio
Ethernet Realtek 8111C (10/100/1000Mbps)
Power Supply 680 watt power supply
Keyboard Logitech Deluxe Keyboard
Mouse Logitech Optical Mouse
Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit
Software Included Microsoft Office 2007 [60-Day Trial]
Special Features NZXT Guardian921 Gaming Tower with NVIDIA graphic + Blue Lighting
Motherboard
Chipset Intel G31
Motherboard Name GIGABYTE GA-EG31M-S2
CPU
CPU Type Core 2 Duo
Installed Qty 1
CPU FSB 1333MHz
CPU Speed E8400(3.00GHz)
L2 Cache Per CPU 6MB
CPU Socket Type LGA 775
CPU Main Features 64 bit Dual Core Processor
Graphics
GPU/VPU Type NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT
Graphics Interface PCI Express x16
Memory
Memory Capacity 4GB DDR2
Memory Speed DDR2 800
Form Factor DIMM 240-pin
Memory Spec 2GB x 2
Memory Slots (Available/Total) 0/2
Maximum Memory Supported 4GB
Hard Drive
HD Capacity 500GB
HD Interface SATA II
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type DVD±RW
Optical Drive Spec 20X DL DVD+/-RW Drive
Audio
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC888
Audio Features High-Definition Audio
Communications
LAN Chipset Integrated
LAN Speed 10/100/1000Mbps

It's $769.99 dollars, is this a good deal? If not please recommend another.
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Old 12-19-2008, 10:13 PM   #2
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Default Re: Looking for a decent gaming desktop

It's okay. I don't believe it's worth $769.99, though. If you have a basic understanding of computers, we can help you build a very nice computer. You can't really upgrade that computer too well.
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Old 12-19-2008, 10:57 PM   #3
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That would be good. I should get about $500 dollars for christmas and I got some saved up but I should be gettin a better job soon so I'll probably be able to upgrade it. But for the moment I just want something I can play WoW, TF2, BF2, left 4 dead, and some other steam games. Maybe even GTA4.
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Old 12-20-2008, 11:52 AM   #4
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Default Re: Looking for a decent gaming desktop

Big lists hurt my eyes. And no. Its not $750. Its about $500 to $600
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Old 12-20-2008, 12:14 PM   #5
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That would be good. I should get about $500 dollars for christmas and I got some saved up but I should be gettin a better job soon so I'll probably be able to upgrade it. But for the moment I just want something I can play WoW, TF2, BF2, left 4 dead, and some other steam games. Maybe even GTA4.
That graphics card wont take GTA4 very well, AFAIK.
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Old 12-20-2008, 12:30 PM   #6
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Hmmm really?

I seen a 9500gs take it quite well. I guess it depends on res.
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Hah, depends how well "quite well" is
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Default Re: Looking for a decent gaming desktop

That's not a bad system. The video card is a bit on the "low end" side though. I would suggest going directly to their site and poking around. You might find something better you like. Their systems are fully configurable and it's a good solution for those who aren't inclined to building their own computers.

My father in law recently purchased one of their systems and is more than happy with it. He's been building his own computers for years, and this time he just didn't have the time or motivation for doing so.

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Old 12-20-2008, 02:20 PM   #9
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10 fps? lols... (thats not acutal fps...i really don't know but it looked nice and smooth)
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In my book 10fps is the kinda speed at which i wouldn't wanna play. Better to run around 30ish.
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