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Custom Build i5-2500

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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
 
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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.
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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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.
Would you go for second one if it comes with 1 yr warranty?
 

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Would you go for second one if it comes with 1 yr warranty?
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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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.
Well said about those cards!
 
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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.
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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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.
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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Second one is new pc with one year warranty.
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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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.