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Do you think this is a "good buy"?

veratutazzveratutazz Dallas, TXPosts: 133Member Uncommon

My family is looking for a new gaming rig this christmas. I came across this Newegg "hot deal"

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883227369&cm_sp=Tab_PCs_%26%2338%3b_Laptops-_-Hot_Deals-_-83-227-369 

 

What do you guys think? Is this computer a good "gaming" computer & is it a "good buy" for @ $650?

 

two things that I did not like.. only 2 RAM slots &  PCI Slots (Available/Total)


1 x PCI-Express x16

1 x PCI slot

.... BTW.. I really appreciate everyone's responses (Esp TY Quizzical) .. its nice to know that the community is so readily helpful in such a 'good samaritan' type way.

have a great Monday! :-D

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General Spec


Brand

iBUYPOWER

Model

Gamer Extreme 567D3

Type

Gaming

Processor

AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 2.8GHz

Processor Main Features

64 bit Six-Core Processor

Memory

8GB

Hard Drive

1TB

Optical Drive 1

24X DL DVD+/-RW Drive

Graphics

AMD Radeon HD 6670 1GB

Audio

8 Channels

Ethernet

Gigabit Ethernet

Power Supply

480W

Operating System

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit

Special Features

XION Echo Black Chassis
CPU

CPU Type

Phenom II X6

CPU Speed

1055T(2.8GHz)

CPU Socket Type

AM3

CPU Main Features

64 bit Six-Core Processor

Graphics

GPU/VPU Type

AMD Radeon HD 6670 1GB

Memory

Memory Capacity

8GB DDR3

Memory Speed

DDR3 1333

Memory Spec

4GB x 2

Memory Slot (Total)

2

Memory Slot (Available)

0

Maximum Memory Supported

8GB

Hard Drive

HDD Capacity

1TB

HDD Interface

SATA II

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type

24X DL DVD+/-RW Drive

Audio

Audio Channels

8 channels

Communications

LAN Chipset

Integrated

LAN Speed

10/100/1000Mbps

Front Panel Ports

Front USB

2

Front Audio Ports

1

Back Panel Ports

PS/2

2

Video Ports

1 VGA

Rear USB

4

RJ45

1 port

Rear Audio Ports

3 ports

Expansion

External Bays

4 x External 5.25" drive bays

Internal Bays

5 x Internal 3.5" drive bays

PCI Slots (Available/Total)

1 x PCI-Express x16

1 x PCI slot

Mouse

Mouse Type

iBUYPOWER USB Mouse

Keyboard

Keyboard Type

iBUYPOWER USB Deluxe Keyboard

Physical Spec

Dimensions

19.4" x 16.9" x 7.9"

Weight

35 lbs.

Packaging

Package Contents

MB Driver disc 

 

 

Comments

  • jadedlevirjadedlevir Kansas, AKPosts: 628Member

    I don't think it's a good buy.  You'd probably have to replace the psu to avoid problems, and even then the gpu isn't great, and the cpu isn't great(but acceptable). You'd get a lot more just building it if your comfortable with that (it's really not hard at all, just gotta do a little reading on compatibility and how to build ect), or having someone reliable build it for you.

     

    If it was a quality psu and you really didn't want to build it, then i would say maybe a decent buy(compared to some of the other ridiculous prices for premades), but I would bet it's some crappy psu ibuypower likes to throw on their pc's, and that will cause you trouble at some point.

  • QuizzicalQuizzical Posts: 15,778Member Rare

    The processor has its uses, but is a poor choice for gaming.  The power supply is don't-play-games-until-you've-replaced-it awful.  The motherboard is barren and featureless.  The video card doesn't make sense unless the goal is low power consumption (if it had GDDR5, it would say so).  The hard drive will probably be painfully slow (if it were 7200 RPM, it would say so).  The case is a severe budget model, but functional enough for a severe budget system.  The memory might be all right.  Maybe.

    Don't get a prebuilt computer.  If you can't assemble your own parts, then get something built to order from a site that will let you pick the exact parts.

  • XforsakerXXforsakerX Winona, TXPosts: 124Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by veratutazz

    My family is looking for a new gaming rig this christmas. I came across this Newegg "hot deal"

     

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883227369&cm_sp=Tab_PCs_%26%2338%3b_Laptops-_-Hot_Deals-_-83-227-369 

     

    What do you guys think? Is this computer a good "gaming" computer & is it a "good buy" for @ $650?

     

    two things that I did not like.. only 2 RAM slots &  PCI Slots (Available/Total)


    1 x PCI-Express x16

    1 x PCI slot

    .... BTW.. I really appreciate everyone's responses (Esp TY Quizzical) .. its nice to know that the community is so readily helpful in such a 'good samaritan' type way.

    have a great Monday! :-D

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    General Spec


    Brand

    iBUYPOWER

    Model

    Gamer Extreme 567D3

    Type

    Gaming

    Processor

    AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 2.8GHz

    Processor Main Features

    64 bit Six-Core Processor

    Memory

    8GB

    Hard Drive

    1TB

    Optical Drive 1

    24X DL DVD+/-RW Drive

    Graphics

    AMD Radeon HD 6670 1GB

    Audio

    8 Channels

    Ethernet

    Gigabit Ethernet

    Power Supply

    480W

    Operating System

    Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit

    Special Features

    XION Echo Black Chassis

    CPU

    CPU Type

    Phenom II X6

    CPU Speed

    1055T(2.8GHz)

    CPU Socket Type

    AM3

    CPU Main Features

    64 bit Six-Core Processor


    Graphics

    GPU/VPU Type

    AMD Radeon HD 6670 1GB


    Memory

    Memory Capacity

    8GB DDR3

    Memory Speed

    DDR3 1333

    Memory Spec

    4GB x 2

    Memory Slot (Total)

    2

    Memory Slot (Available)

    0

    Maximum Memory Supported

    8GB


    Hard Drive

    HDD Capacity

    1TB

    HDD Interface

    SATA II


    Optical Drive

    Optical Drive Type

    24X DL DVD+/-RW Drive


    Audio

    Audio Channels

    8 channels


    Communications

    LAN Chipset

    Integrated

    LAN Speed

    10/100/1000Mbps


    Front Panel Ports

    Front USB

    2

    Front Audio Ports

    1


    Back Panel Ports

    PS/2

    2

    Video Ports

    1 VGA

    Rear USB

    4

    RJ45

    1 port

    Rear Audio Ports

    3 ports


    Expansion

    External Bays

    4 x External 5.25" drive bays

    Internal Bays

    5 x Internal 3.5" drive bays

    PCI Slots (Available/Total)

    1 x PCI-Express x16

    1 x PCI slot


    Mouse

    Mouse Type

    iBUYPOWER USB Mouse


    Keyboard

    Keyboard Type

    iBUYPOWER USB Deluxe Keyboard


    Physical Spec

    Dimensions

    19.4" x 16.9" x 7.9"

    Weight

    35 lbs.


    Packaging

    Package Contents

    MB Driver disc 

     

     Nah in my opinion it's not a bad buy at all, pretty sweet spec's decent gaming rig..

     

    AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 955 Processor (4 CPUs), ~3.2GHz
    6142MB RAM
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260
    Antec Gaming Phenom
    Windows Vista™ Home Premium

  • BenthonBenthon Cedar Rapids, IAPosts: 2,069Member

    Originally posted by XforsakerX

     

     Nah in my opinion it's not a bad buy at all, pretty sweet spec's decent gaming rig..

     

    No. Please no.

    He who keeps his cool best wins.

  • niceguy3978niceguy3978 Gainesville, FLPosts: 1,966Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by XforsakerX

    Originally posted by veratutazz

    My family is looking for a new gaming rig this christmas. I came across this Newegg "hot deal"

     

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883227369&cm_sp=Tab_PCs_%26%2338%3b_Laptops-_-Hot_Deals-_-83-227-369 

     

    What do you guys think? Is this computer a good "gaming" computer & is it a "good buy" for @ $650?

     

    two things that I did not like.. only 2 RAM slots &  PCI Slots (Available/Total)


    1 x PCI-Express x16

    1 x PCI slot

    .... BTW.. I really appreciate everyone's responses (Esp TY Quizzical) .. its nice to know that the community is so readily helpful in such a 'good samaritan' type way.

    have a great Monday! :-D

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    General Spec


    Brand

    iBUYPOWER

    Model

    Gamer Extreme 567D3

    Type

    Gaming

    Processor

    AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 2.8GHz

    Processor Main Features

    64 bit Six-Core Processor

    Memory

    8GB

    Hard Drive

    1TB

    Optical Drive 1

    24X DL DVD+/-RW Drive

    Graphics

    AMD Radeon HD 6670 1GB

    Audio

    8 Channels

    Ethernet

    Gigabit Ethernet

    Power Supply

    480W

    Operating System

    Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit

    Special Features

    XION Echo Black Chassis

    CPU

    CPU Type

    Phenom II X6

    CPU Speed

    1055T(2.8GHz)

    CPU Socket Type

    AM3

    CPU Main Features

    64 bit Six-Core Processor


    Graphics

    GPU/VPU Type

    AMD Radeon HD 6670 1GB


    Memory

    Memory Capacity

    8GB DDR3

    Memory Speed

    DDR3 1333

    Memory Spec

    4GB x 2

    Memory Slot (Total)

    2

    Memory Slot (Available)

    0

    Maximum Memory Supported

    8GB


    Hard Drive

    HDD Capacity

    1TB

    HDD Interface

    SATA II


    Optical Drive

    Optical Drive Type

    24X DL DVD+/-RW Drive


    Audio

    Audio Channels

    8 channels


    Communications

    LAN Chipset

    Integrated

    LAN Speed

    10/100/1000Mbps


    Front Panel Ports

    Front USB

    2

    Front Audio Ports

    1


    Back Panel Ports

    PS/2

    2

    Video Ports

    1 VGA

    Rear USB

    4

    RJ45

    1 port

    Rear Audio Ports

    3 ports


    Expansion

    External Bays

    4 x External 5.25" drive bays

    Internal Bays

    5 x Internal 3.5" drive bays

    PCI Slots (Available/Total)

    1 x PCI-Express x16

    1 x PCI slot


    Mouse

    Mouse Type

    iBUYPOWER USB Mouse


    Keyboard

    Keyboard Type

    iBUYPOWER USB Deluxe Keyboard


    Physical Spec

    Dimensions

    19.4" x 16.9" x 7.9"

    Weight

    35 lbs.


    Packaging

    Package Contents

    MB Driver disc 

     

     Nah in my opinion it's not a bad buy at all, pretty sweet spec's decent gaming rig..

     

    For 650$ it better have a much better graphics card than a 6670 and a better processor that a triple core 2.8ghz.

    Edit:  Bah I misread, not a triple core a 6 core, which makes the choice of the 6670 even more odd.

    2nd edit:  Holy crap my reading skills are off tonight, fixed another misread.

  • ZombieKenZombieKen Northwest, INPosts: 5,034Member Uncommon

    Of 6 reviews on the first page, 2 went back as defective.  That's not a good sign.


    Ken Fisher - Semi retired old fart Network Administrator, now working in Network Security.  I don't Forum PVP.  If you feel I've attacked you, it was probably by accident.  When I don't understand, I ask.  Such is not intended as criticism.
  • CalmOceansCalmOceans BergenPosts: 2,437Member Uncommon

    That list is an eyesore, you should just link to CPU, PSU, GPU, RAM, HDD, Motherboard and that's it.

    I would really recommend to try and make your own PC, if you need to upgrade it's much easier to know where everything is.

    The PSU is only 480W, which is relatively low, you should really get a 600W PSU to be comfortable, it also doesn't mention the brand apparently.

  • QuizzicalQuizzical Posts: 15,778Member Rare

    Originally posted by CalmOceans

    That list is an eyesore, you should just link to CPU, PSU, GPU, RAM, HDD, Motherboard and that's it.

    The problem is that the page only specifies one of those.

  • RenoakuRenoaku Posts: 1,131Member Uncommon

    No not really I would never buy a Ready Built Computer unless you know all the specs including expanded specs, like for example.

    1. What is the Memory Latency, they could be sticking you with some piece of crap.

    2. The Memory itseslf is only two memory chips, what type of memory are you getting.

    3. The processor is only Six Cores, those are outdated. *8 CORE CPU's will be the Standard Soon*

    4. How many RPM is the Hard Disk, how much cache is it.

    5. Wait What, 480 Watt Power Supply Gotta be kidding me.

    You do not know these things, I am not saying you couldn't play certain online games with it, but if you can afford a good computer depending how much you have to spend, I would save up $1000 -$2000 USD and build your own with an 8 Core AMD CPU, I would not waste my money on something I dont know exactly what I am buying, and usually it makes it harder the way they bundle the software to know exactly what you are getting as well.

    Unless you have no other choice I would just go custom all the way.

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