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Old 07-19-2012, 01:47 PM   #1
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is this a good desktop for 600 bucks???

i gonna buy a new desktop but since i am not that rich i cant pick an top of the line pc what you guys think of this????

ere his his full specs

• Operating System
• Windows ® 7 Home Premium 64 Genuine
• Processor
• Intel ® Core i5-2400 (3.1 GHz 6 MB cacheL3)
• Chipset
• Intel H61
• Form Factor
• Microtower
• Memory
• Memory
• 6 GB DDR3 (2 x 1 GB, 1 x 4 GB)
• Memory Slots
• 2 DIMM
• Storage
• External drive bays
• an external optical drive bay, 1 internal HDD bay
• Indoor unit
• 500 GB SATA 3G (7200 rpm)
• Optical Drive
• DVD writer SATA DVD RAM and Double Layer
• Display and graphics
• Graphics
• NVIDIA GeForce GT 530 (2 GB dedicated

i am not making an costom computer (dont really have the knoledge for that) the computer is already ready

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Old 07-19-2012, 01:49 PM   #2
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Might want to post this here.
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Old 07-19-2012, 01:49 PM   #3
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Make sure you get a Z-series motherboard; will allow upgradability to Ivy Bridge Intel CPU
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Old 07-19-2012, 01:49 PM   #4
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Best to repost this in the hardware section(or have a mod move it there). You didn't list the PSU nor anything else if it comes with.

If that's all you get for $600 then no it's not worth it, also it's a decent GPU but don't expect miracles from it, it'll play a bit of everything decently well.

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Make sure you get a Z-series motherboard; will allow upgradability to Ivy Bridge Intel CPU
Wrong, you meant to say get a Z77 board but any type would work with Ivy and Sandy Bridge. So Z68 and Z77 are your best bets, all Z77 does is allow PCI-E 3.0 but GPUs don't have enough power/bandwidth to consume the whole new interface therefore it's not worth it.
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Old 07-19-2012, 01:51 PM   #5
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Might want a better graphics card maybe a 7750-70 or 6850-70 other then that its pretty good.
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Old 07-19-2012, 01:52 PM   #6
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HDD rpm?
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Old 07-19-2012, 01:53 PM   #7
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I am sure a mod will move this but that is not a good gaming card and will hold you back,seems pretty unbalanced given the CPU compared to the GPU.
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Old 07-19-2012, 01:53 PM   #8
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i gonna buy a new desktop but since i am not that rich i cant pick an top of the line pc what you guys think of this????

Intel® Core™ i5-2400 3,1 GHz
AMD Radeon HD 6570 2 gb
RAM / Cache: 6 GB DDR3/6 MB
500 GB SATA 3G
for 600 bucks???
i wanna play some games in this
If you're already buying a 2400, just bump it up to a 2500k, It's much better and it's like 30-40 additional. Also it's a unlocked processor compared to the 2400

Also you might need a motherboard, you can try this one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131837

The video card is fine i guess. But not to max out very high demanding games. Get a better once, It might bump you like a few 100-200 dollars but in the end it's going to worth it, and not risk need to upgade your GFX again.
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Old 07-19-2012, 01:54 PM   #9
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Might want a better graphics card maybe a 7750-70 or 6850-70 other then that its pretty good.
Or an equivalent GTX 560ti(or 448 core) or even a 570/670. I have nothing against AMD cards, just want to give ALL available options
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Old 07-19-2012, 01:55 PM   #10
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I say, go down to a i3 2120 and up to a radeon 6850. Amazing performance for the price.
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Old 07-19-2012, 01:56 PM   #11
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Or an equivalent GTX 560ti(or 448 core) or even a 570/670. I have nothing against AMD cards, just want to give ALL available options
Preferably a EVGA GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB, It will cost you a hard $400, but you then don;t have to upgrade and you can max out all games on the market.

Then you can SLI it later like a few years.
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Old 07-19-2012, 01:56 PM   #12
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I say, go down to a i3 2120 and up to a radeon 6850. Amazing performance for the price.
Or go with the AMD 965 and the 6870 card.
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Old 07-19-2012, 01:57 PM   #13
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I say, go down to a i3 2120 and up to a radeon 6850. Amazing performance for the price.
The i3 2120 is a huge bottleneck for his type of PC.
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Old 07-19-2012, 01:58 PM   #14
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Or an equivalent GTX 560ti(or 448 core) or even a 570/670. I have nothing against AMD cards, just want to give ALL available options
I don't think he really has a budget for a 670. Remember, NVidia is more expensive then amd.
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Old 07-19-2012, 01:59 PM   #15
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I don't think he really has a budget for a 670. Remember, NVidia is more expensive then amd.
Welp he can keep his AMD card, it's okey, but you'd need to upgrade it soon because it wont get High/Ultra on most modern games.

EDIT: Here is a good thread for these builds OP
http://neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=455869
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