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 Post subject: Looking for a barebones/custom desktop
PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:53 am 
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Does anyone know of any good sources for this? Does anyone know if Magic MIRCO is a good company? I put this machine together on their website:

Intel Core Duo E8400 3ghz
Gigabyte GA-EP43-DS3L P43 mobo
4GB PC8500 DDR2 1066 Dual Channel mem
320GB Western Digital HD
On board audio
Coolmaster Elite 310 Case
Logisys 550w power supply
Windows 7 64 bit

This build is running me $640. I have a Geforce GT240 already that I'm going to through in there.

Any thought? Can I do better (without building it myself)?


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a barebones/custom desktop
PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:22 am 
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You could do quite a bit better if you build it yourself... why dont you want to?


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a barebones/custom desktop
PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:41 am 
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I just didn't want to deal with the hassle, but if I can do much better on my own then I'll probably go that route. Any suggestions? I'll be doing a bit of gaming with this thing, mostly Starcraft 2 and RPG's.


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a barebones/custom desktop
PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:51 am 
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That's really not a good build at all. It uses an outdated platform, a poor quality PSU, a small HDD. If you're totally against building it, then I would get one from maybe Digital Storm or Ballistic PC, if they have anything in that price range. If not, then iBuyPower is probably your best choice.


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a barebones/custom desktop
PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 4:57 pm 
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Agree, build it yourself or find a better company.

I have that motherboard and purchased it for $60. I purchased a 1TB hard drive for $53 a few months ago. Etc.

In other words, that company is trying to rip you off.


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a barebones/custom desktop
PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 5:39 pm 
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In 5 minutes on Newegg I put together a Core i5 760 quad core system with 4GB of RAM, a 1TB hard drive and a Corsair 650W power supply for about what they're asking for that system...

On ibuypower, like others have suggested, you can get a similar system to the Newegg one for about $100 more.


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