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This is a solid deal for $525, is it not?

#1GoIrish80Posted 3/12/2014 2:40:48 PM
i5-2500K
ATI 5870
Intel DZ68BC Motherboard
16GB Ram
1 TB hard drive
90GB SSD & 120GB SSD
LG DVD Burner
Antec 750 Watt PSU
Antec P280 Case

Also, I would most likely sell the 2 SSD drives so I guess the final price would be somewhere closer to $425.

Getting ready to build a first PC for one of my kids, so what I'm thinking is that I will upgrade the oldest kids PC with some of the parts above, and the other kid will get the hand-me-down parts and maybe one or two things from above. That's a pretty damn solid PC for under $500 I think.
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#2r0ge00Posted 3/12/2014 2:46:30 PM
The CPU, GPU, and RAM would cover the $425 alone.
#3ATARIJAWAPosted 3/12/2014 2:47:18 PM
It's not bad. The GPU is 3 generations old now but should still run games ok. PSU is total overkill.
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#4DarkZV2BetaPosted 3/12/2014 2:49:25 PM
GPU is pretty old and hasn't aged well, but that's still pretty good for $500.
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#5GoIrish80(Topic Creator)Posted 3/12/2014 2:52:10 PM
Yeah I'm fine with the GPU not being better than what it is, the kids biggest gaming addiction is Minecraft so that won't be a problem.
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#6daemon_danPosted 3/12/2014 2:54:34 PM
For 500 bucks, that's a fantastic deal. Hell, if you want your kid to learn to build, go ahead and just take that one apart and put it back together with him
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#7GoIrish80(Topic Creator)Posted 3/12/2014 2:55:42 PM
daemon_dan posted...
For 500 bucks, that's a fantastic deal. Hell, if you want your kid to learn to build, go ahead and just take that one apart and put it back together with him


Her. Both of them. =)

And yes that's what I did with the oldest, she helped me put it together. Will be no different with the 2nd one.
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#8daemon_danPosted 3/12/2014 2:58:41 PM
GoIrish80 posted...
daemon_dan posted...
For 500 bucks, that's a fantastic deal. Hell, if you want your kid to learn to build, go ahead and just take that one apart and put it back together with him


Her. Both of them. =)

And yes that's what I did with the oldest, she helped me put it together. Will be no different with the 2nd one.


Apologies xD But yeah, if you want to upgrade the older one's with some of those parts, just use all the parts from the older one's for the younger one's. Should all be compatible. Just shift parts around and such xD
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#9pitt12177Posted 3/12/2014 3:12:59 PM
Choo choo, baby. Take out that GPU and throw in a 600 or 700 series card and we're cooking.
#10GoIrish80(Topic Creator)Posted 3/12/2014 3:14:23 PM
pitt12177 posted...
Choo choo, baby. Take out that GPU and throw in a 600 or 700 series card and we're cooking.


If it was for me, I would do something like that. But as you can see.....I'm covered. =)

I want them to have a capable PC, but I'm also not going to go overboard for them.
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