"I can build it cheaper!" has no place in these system threads because it's never about the cost of individual parts that make up a system. Any trained monkeys can put together a system; putting together all the parts that will play nice together and diagnosing it when it doesn't, that's beyond what most people want to spend time on.
Right. I know I can fit the puzzle pieces together, I just wouldn't know what the hell to do if I tried to turn it on and nothing happened afterward.
I'm sort of at the midstage... I use a company that puts the MB, processor, PSU, and case together and then tests it, and then I slap everything else in. If the stuff they put together seems to be working, then usually the other stuff I put in won't break it. I know this makes me a wimp, but it's how I roll.
Anyway, it's easy to tell people to buy parts and put a computer together, but then those people are screwed if the sucker won't power on or something funky happens.
very true...i tried to do this but even after purchasing most of my items from microcenter and getting a cheapo 6450 GPU for the time being (and a clearanced one at that) i couldn't bring the price down to <1000 when i added my monitor....plus this was with an fx-8350 and after accounting for all rebates...damn...
here's my config for reference in case someone is still on the fence about buying pre-assembled desktops
Corsair 8gb 1600MHz
Seagate barracuda SATA III 1TB HDD
Zalman Z11 plus hf1
Corsair CX600M PSU
Asus PB238Q (refurbished for 195)
Asus Radeon 6450
Logitech MK550 keyboard
Cooler Master Xornet Mouse
Cisco WET610N wireless bridge
it bumps just over 1000 when u add in software licenses (even though i paid very small amounts for these)
if you are close to a microcenter, you'd be crazy to not get the 3570k over the amd cpu. Also you can't count the mice, keyboard, and wireless bridge because the dell probably comes with crappy ones.
Don't think they have sold a dell with a 5870 in some time. Probably never in an 8500, maybe in a 8300.
This build is good a great deal. 5870 is a great gpu, that even tops its predecessor 6870. WIth such a great monitor it tops it off with a bang!
edit nvm.. i thought it was 5870 lol
You got it from Dudeez!
Would have been a nice 'free" upgrade from the 7570.
Guess I would go with the 7570 and replace it later rather than overpay
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