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Is this a decent desktop?

#1mexicannonPosted 9/26/2013 4:53:41 PM(edited)
http://www.amazon.com/Acer-Predator-AG3-605-UR24-Desktop-Black/dp/B00CPKLPQQ/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1380239456&sr=8-3&keywords=gaming+desktop

For $830 it seems really good, I mean look
4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-4770 processor 3.4GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 3.9GHz (6MB Total Cache)
Windows 8
2TB 7200RPM SATA3 Hard Drive
12GB DDR3 Memory
NVIDIA® GeForce® GT640 Graphics with 4GB of Discrete Video Memory
Digital Media Card Reader -Secure Digital™ (SD) Card
10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN
802.11a/b/g/n Wireless
Bluetooth® 4.0
8X DVD-SuperMulti Double-Layer Drive
High-Definition 5.1-Channel Audio Support
4- USB 2.0 Ports (2 front, 2rear)
4- USB 3.0 Port(2 front, 2 rear)
1- HDMI™ Port
1- DVI Port
USB Keyboard and Optical Mouse
#2TheFeshPincePosted 9/26/2013 4:53:52 PM
GPU is crap. You should really build one in that price range and get something much better.
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#3DerPancakePosted 9/26/2013 4:56:12 PM
"So, I bought this computer knowing I'd have to replace the power supply. It comes with a 300 watt. Not powerful enough to do anything with. In fact, that's not even the minimum power the video card needs (nVidia's spec sheet says 350 is the minimum for the GT 640). I'm not super techy so I brought the power supply I bought (after consulting the "expert" at the electronics store) and my new computer to Geek Squad and asked if they could replace it for me. Of course they can. One problem, the motherboard Acer decided to use is weird and definitely not standard. It needs a 4 pin and a 12 pin which normal power supplies don't have. In fact, after calling several computer shops and getting the same answer I'm doubtful you can find a power supply with a 4 and 12 pin. Good job Acer. This would have been an amazing computer if you could actually run it without frying the components with an underpowered power supply. I returned it today."
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#4mexicannon(Topic Creator)Posted 9/26/2013 4:57:44 PM
DerPancake posted...
"So, I bought this computer knowing I'd have to replace the power supply. It comes with a 300 watt. Not powerful enough to do anything with. In fact, that's not even the minimum power the video card needs (nVidia's spec sheet says 350 is the minimum for the GT 640). I'm not super techy so I brought the power supply I bought (after consulting the "expert" at the electronics store) and my new computer to Geek Squad and asked if they could replace it for me. Of course they can. One problem, the motherboard Acer decided to use is weird and definitely not standard. It needs a 4 pin and a 12 pin which normal power supplies don't have. In fact, after calling several computer shops and getting the same answer I'm doubtful you can find a power supply with a 4 and 12 pin. Good job Acer. This would have been an amazing computer if you could actually run it without frying the components with an underpowered power supply. I returned it today."


Damn, I knew on paper it looked good
#5TheFeshPincePosted 9/26/2013 4:58:55 PM
DerPancake posted...
"So, I bought this computer knowing I'd have to replace the power supply. It comes with a 300 watt. Not powerful enough to do anything with. In fact, that's not even the minimum power the video card needs (nVidia's spec sheet says 350 is the minimum for the GT 640). I'm not super techy so I brought the power supply I bought (after consulting the "expert" at the electronics store) and my new computer to Geek Squad and asked if they could replace it for me. Of course they can. One problem, the motherboard Acer decided to use is weird and definitely not standard. It needs a 4 pin and a 12 pin which normal power supplies don't have. In fact, after calling several computer shops and getting the same answer I'm doubtful you can find a power supply with a 4 and 12 pin. Good job Acer. This would have been an amazing computer if you could actually run it without frying the components with an underpowered power supply. I returned it today."


Most PSUs come with both a 4/8-pin and 12-pin connector. Review is invalid.
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#6And_Im_JavertPosted 9/26/2013 6:06:27 PM
Doesn't change the fact the GPU sucks.
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#7TimePharaohPosted 9/26/2013 8:09:42 PM
mexicannon posted...
DerPancake posted...
"So, I bought this computer knowing I'd have to replace the power supply. It comes with a 300 watt. Not powerful enough to do anything with. In fact, that's not even the minimum power the video card needs (nVidia's spec sheet says 350 is the minimum for the GT 640). I'm not super techy so I brought the power supply I bought (after consulting the "expert" at the electronics store) and my new computer to Geek Squad and asked if they could replace it for me. Of course they can. One problem, the motherboard Acer decided to use is weird and definitely not standard. It needs a 4 pin and a 12 pin which normal power supplies don't have. In fact, after calling several computer shops and getting the same answer I'm doubtful you can find a power supply with a 4 and 12 pin. Good job Acer. This would have been an amazing computer if you could actually run it without frying the components with an underpowered power supply. I returned it today."


Damn, I knew on paper it looked good


I don't know what paper you were looking at but it must have been magic because that wouldn't look good anywhere
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