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9 months ago#1
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/asus-essentio-desktop-12gb-memory-2tb-hard-drive/5818029.p?id=1219159703153&skuId=5818029&st=4790&cp=1&lp=3

Is this a decent deal?
9 months ago#2
ethsfan posted...
Is this a decent deal?


No, and no prebuilt ever will be.
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9 months ago#3
Whats bad about it?
9 months ago#4
It's WAY overpriced, and has a disproportionately powerful CPU compared to the GPU.
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9 months ago#5
i7-4790S processor
$300

12GB ram
$120

2TB hard drive
$70

NVIDIA GTX 750 graphics
$100

Windows 8.1 operating system
$80

Tower
$75

Basic software package included
Adobe Reader. 1-month trial of Microsoft Office 2013

About $700? So i guess its $200 0verpriced
9 months ago#6
$200 overpriced and you can beat that performance for $700.
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9 months ago#7
MaxCHEATER64 posted...
It's WAY overpriced, and has a disproportionately powerful CPU compared to the GPU.


Not really. I seen A LOT worse. I tried to replicate the build and I came up with this.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/tHXxxr

Now if you add in Windows and a basic Keyboard and mouse. That'll be like 120-130 more on to the price there. So in all honesty its not that much more. Its actually pretty reasonably priced but I bet the PSU is crap though.
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9 months ago#8
Fade2black001 posted...
MaxCHEATER64 posted...
It's WAY overpriced, and has a disproportionately powerful CPU compared to the GPU.


Not really. I seen A LOT worse. I tried to replicate the build and I came up with this.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/tHXxxr

Now if you add in Windows and a basic Keyboard and mouse. That'll be like 120-130 more on to the price there. So in all honesty its not that much more. Its actually pretty reasonably priced but I bet the PSU is crap though.


The question is why does it have an i7 + 750 instead of, say, an i5 + 270X?
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9 months ago#9
MaxCHEATER64 posted...
Fade2black001 posted...
MaxCHEATER64 posted...
It's WAY overpriced, and has a disproportionately powerful CPU compared to the GPU.


Not really. I seen A LOT worse. I tried to replicate the build and I came up with this.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/tHXxxr

Now if you add in Windows and a basic Keyboard and mouse. That'll be like 120-130 more on to the price there. So in all honesty its not that much more. Its actually pretty reasonably priced but I bet the PSU is crap though.


The question is why does it have an i7 + 750 instead of, say, an i5 + 270X?


Right. It's horribly unbalanced for parts and one can do much better but at a lower cost and get better performance as well. I just tried to replicate the same system to just see what the price would be like and its not that much cheaper.
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9 months ago#10
Mine has an i7 too. I want an i7 for editing and other media (website/photo manipulation)
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ZQWQK8


Just i rly dnt want to build myself.
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