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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by sdysonn31, Apr 14, 2014.

  1. sdysonn31

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    Hi,

    I have been offered same quote for the following two custom build pcs from two different sellers. I am not sure which is best to go for.

    Intel i5 2500 3.30 quad core
    Asrock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3 mother board
    Antec P600 gaming case
    Matched Pair Radeon HD4870 graphics cards cross fire
    1 TB WD SATA III 7200rpm hard drive
    2 sticks of 4GB DDR3 Corsair vengeance 1866mhz
    Samsung Blu-Ray CD-RW Drive
    Aero Cool fan speed controller
    3 Cool Master fans with blue lighting
    Cool Master 800watt power supply


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    Intel i5 2500 Quad Core (4x 3.3Ghz - upto 3.7Ghz) Socket 1155 CPU
    Gigabyte GA-Z77P-D3 Motherboard
    500GB WD Sata III Hard Drive
    8GB Corsair Vengence DDR3 Memory
    HDMI Video Output
    DVD Writer Drive
    500w PSU
    (No Graphics card)
     
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    Well it depends on the price, those systems are quite old. The Radeon HD 4870 was released in 2008, the second build doesn't even mention a graphics card. But as it stands, the first has double the hard drive space, nearly double the watts on the PSU and a Blu-Ray drive.
     
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    2nd has better mb
    1866 ram is waste of money for intel system
     
  4. sdysonn31

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    Second one doesn't come with graphics card.
     
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    I'd still suggest getting a newer build, but the first one is the best out of the two. You could even sell the two HD 4870s and buy a newer card.
     
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    what is you price range and for what you will use pc
     
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    Actually, having very similar to the first board, there is nothing wrong with the first board. It pretty much has everything the z77 has, including PCIe 3.0. In my systems, I've got a z68 and a z77, and the z68 lacks for nothing. So, pretty much either system you want, although the second one is lacking a video card.
     
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    Would you go for second one if it comes with 1 yr warranty?
     
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    Do they both come with warranty? I would always buy the newest you can. If that is the only one that comes with warranty, that's even a bigger reason to get the second. What are your plans for a video card though? Buy separately? I guess that all depends what you want to do with he system.
     
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    Don't even consider paying money for a 4870, much less two. That guy is daft for even considering selling old tech to someone who doesn't seem to have much experience, and it's damn near criminal to try and pawn off a 4 series crossfire setup on someone who isn't a techie.
     
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    Well said about those cards!
     
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    I have Navida card in other pc which i am not using so i will double check if i can use it with the new machine.

    Second one is new pc with one year warranty.
     
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    First pc is used and guy build it for gaming so he is selling as he doesn't need it anymore.
     
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    sdysonn31 if you are able to, get the make and model # of that PSU on the second one and post it here.
     
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    I'll would go for the second one. Which card do you have in your other PC? The old card is probably compatible if the system is not older then 2006.
     
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    Thanks, let me ask him.
     
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    I will post it here shortly.
     
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    :( Second pc is being sold now.
     
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    I will keep looking for new custom build pc which comes with warranty and will create a new post for your advise.

    Thank you for your advise.
     
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    I have created a new thread.
     

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