Is this a good price for a PC?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by TSE, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. TSE macrumors 68030

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    Here are the specs:

    * Processor: Intel Q6600 Core2 Quad processor (four processor cores at 2.4 GHz each)
    * Motherboard: EVGA NForce 680i SLI (122-CK-NF68-A1)
    * RAM: 4GB DDR2 in Dual channel mode, DDR2-800, PC2-8000, G.Skill brand
    * Graphics card: ATI Radeon HD 4550 video card with 512 MB DDR3 RAM, DVI, HDMI, and VGA outputs
    * Hard Drive: 160 GB Barracuda, 7200 RPM
    * Power Supply: BFG Tech 800 watts
    * DVD+RW Dual Layer drive
    * Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit with Service Pack 2 (SP2)
    * Windows Certificate of Authenticity (COA)
    * Restore disk that restores the hard drive including Windows, from a hard drive backup

    There are extra hard drive slots, but no available RAM slots as its 4x1GB sticks.

    It's $395 bucks. Is that a good price?

    I plan on upgrading the video card or adding one in for SLI (is that possible?), and probably another hard drive.
    Thanks MacRumors.
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Not that great price for used and pretty old machine IMO. The CPU is decent but other parts except the PSU aren't that great. I would build a new one instead, costs a little more but has full warranties and current technology, not ancient Core 2
     
  3. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    >nForce
    >ATI GPU


    Big no! Never use nForce motherboards and most certainly don't use them with ATI GPUs, they don't like playing nice.
     
  4. TSE thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Alright I turned it down. Thanks for the info my fellow MacRumors members. :p
     
  5. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    If you have a Micro Center or Fryes nearby, just make your own computer.
     
  6. TSE thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I don't think any of those stores are located in the Twin Cities, atleast I've never seen one...

    Plus I'm not looking to spend more than $400 on a desktop, so if I could find parts that cheap to make it myself, I would.
     
  7. renewed macrumors 68040

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