posted on Aug, 30 2012 @ 04:58 PM
Originally posted by benrl
New egg, just me goofing around and half assing it.
If you look, you will find better deals.
Segate HD 1tb 89.99
Hd6670 1gig radeon x2 185.
550 watt psu 64.99
8gig mem 69.99
ASrock mobo and Amd 16 quad core 161.
total was like 572 and that includes 2 video cards...
If I actually take my time and look I can probably get it under 500 and be a pretty decent rig, DO NOT buy used, you are asking for trouble, the above
was all brand new parts.
edit on 30-8-2012 by benrl because: (no reason given)
I agree with this except for the video card recommendation.
Better to get one gaming GPU than two 6670's.
I'd get new components for everything, then check forums to grab a decent video card at a great price.
Last year I bought a 6850 for $100 on overclockers.com.au forums... the thing ran everything, perfectly...
then I got a tax refund and bought a new PC
I wouldn't skimp on video.
I'd also recommend buying a smaller SSD for your Windows install (60gb will be fine) and using a 1tb drive as storage/gaming...
Grabbing an SSD will be the single greatest general performance increase you can get... outside of improving graphics performance for games, that
The other option would be an auction site. I've used www.graysonline.com.au quite a bit - you can grab amazing bargains there. I recently got a Core
2 Duo with 1tb hd, 6570 video, DVD burner, card reader etc. for $40.00 there - perfect for an HTPC for my girls to watch Peppa Pig
30-8-2012 by Awen24 because: (no reason given)