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Is this computer rig worth $300?

#1Viking_MudcrapPosted 1/26/2014 5:29:38 PM
Specs:
http://imgur.com/kNZlvJY

Pics of computer
http://imgur.com/tPU3XOC

http://imgur.com/iluirI2

Cables inside are color coordinated and it has a blue inside light.

Can't connect it to the internet yet since it don't have a wireless card and I'm waiting on the thing i bought to connect it, so i don't know what games it can and can't run.

It was build for gaming from a family friend who does servers. He said he build it om 2011, but he never got to use it, which is why he is selling it to me.

So, worth it? What would I need to uograde?
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#2Viking_Mudcrap(Topic Creator)Posted 1/26/2014 5:32:07 PM
Oh and the Hard drive is only 120gb, so that needs to be upgraded. He had an extra Hard drive in there, but he took it since it had all his data.
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#3VIP86Posted 1/26/2014 5:41:26 PM
I don't think it's worth 300. The only thing you could keep is the corsair psu, the dvd drives, ans maybe the case, if you like it.
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#4PhilOnDezPosted 1/26/2014 5:42:05 PM
You'd be hard pressed to do better for $300 (provided it includes an OS) but I wouldn't consider it a $300 'investment' that you could upgrade over time. Everything is outdated and there's not really anything you could reuse.

Unless $300 is your absolute max budget I'd put the money towards pretty much anything else.
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#5AltmadragonPosted 1/26/2014 5:42:49 PM
lol no bro...
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#6HellsAdvisorPosted 1/26/2014 5:46:24 PM(edited)
I wouldn't say so. You'd need to upgrade the GPU, and HDD at least and 4 GB of memory is already probably lacking and most argue that 8GB is the new standard. Not to mention I doubt it has PCI 3.0 so you'd likely be bottlenecked as newer cards are coming out.

More importantly however, your future upgrading abilities will be severely hindered, upgrading your CPU or Memory will require replacing your mobo, and memory as well. If any of the memory sticks fail, it'll also be expensive to replace those.

Overall just seems like a bad investment for $300, I could imagine for $400-500 you'd be able to get a far stronger, more modern build. All the components in there are several years and generations old, including the case which has very limited cable management potential.

I'd keep looking for a better buy.
#7Viking_Mudcrap(Topic Creator)Posted 1/26/2014 5:46:48 PM
Got it.

Thanks for the input.
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#8SonyHoundDawgPosted 1/26/2014 11:47:30 PM
Nah, the cpu and gpu are just getting to old for modern games. If you just wanted to play older games you still could prob build a new pc thats better.
#9JiazhenPosted 1/27/2014 12:16:26 AM
I think most people are answering the question with respect to themselves and not if they were in TC's shoes. If you don't know how to build a pc then you can't do better for 300. Take $300 to walmart, bestbuy or ibuypower and you'll end up with integrated graphics on a 250w psu.
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#10DragnfyrPosted 1/27/2014 12:43:42 AM(edited)
He built it in 2011? Wtf. Those parts were popular back in 2008-2009. I know because that was when I built my first rig.

If it doesn't come with the monitor then it's definitely not worth it.
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