Well I also bought a monitor, which was like $130. It's actually around $700 becasue the price was like 880 or so.
just an FYI, using eCollegePCs builder I rebuilt as close to the same build that I linked before, and the price they charge for this is $1140. that gives you an idea on the premium that they charge for their builds, and at that premium in some cases you are getting inferior parts.
so if you are willing to pay $200-$300 for them to put together the PC for you, at least eCollegePC is better than going to best buy and picking one off the shelf, but it isnt much better. --- Religion is like circumcision. If you wait until someone is 21 to tell them about it, they probably won't be interested.
.... depends on what you mean by 'decent'. It is the absolute bare minimum you can get away with to try and call it a gaming computer. I mean BARE minimum. Outdated CPU, entry level gaming card... --- You can spend $400 on a console and $400 on a cheap PC, or you can spend $800 to build your own and have the best of both worlds.
That's weird, checking the specs on the various items and comparing it against the required specs for some of the games I am interested in, it seemed to match up okay, but maybe that stuff is fuzzier then I remember it being from gaming in the late 90s, after all, things have gotten far more complicated with a lot more variety. --- GT:Emotional Hobo PSN:EmoHobocore
With eCollegePC, it's generally a good idea not to get the video card from them because they charge too much for video cards. Just order the PC without it and order a video card separately from Amazon. --- -What is best in life? -To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of the women.