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Do you think this is a "good buy"?

veratutazzveratutazz Dallas, TXPosts: 133Member

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: 14,783Member Uncommon

    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

    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: 2,000Member

    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.

  • XAPKenXAPKen Northwest, INPosts: 4,918Member 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 turned Amateur Game Developer.  I don't Forum PVP.  If you feel I've attacked you, it was probably by accident.  Realm Lords 2 on MMORPG.com
  • CalmOceansCalmOceans BergenPosts: 2,273Member

    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: 14,783Member Uncommon

    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: 1,005Member 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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