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I got a custom gaming PC built for a rather low price by a computer company whom I have been friends with for many years, and wanted to check what you guys thought of it.

The PC Cost £470
Specs:
MOBO: ASUS P5G41T-MLX3
PSU: OCZ Bronze 550W
CPU: Pentium Dual Core E6600 3.06GHz
GPU: Nvidia GTX 560 SE
RAM: 8GB DDR3 1333MHz
HDD: Hitachi 500GB

Personally I feel it was VERY worth it, but I want other peoples opinions.
 
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That's a 775 pentium. You got mugged on the CPU and motherboard. For a gaming pc with a 560 in it you are very CPU limited. I had a similar CPU (slower stock but overclocked higher) and started running into problems with it over a year ago on medium settings on older games. Got a q6600 which helped a lot.
 
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er... no. A dual core Core2Duo setup for nearly £500? Bad value, very bad value.

Were they using up old parts or something?

How much value do you place on them building it for you?

Also.. does the price include a legal copy of windows? (Also.. which version if it does).
 
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Price approximations for your current rig:

[MOBO] £40 (Guess based on OcUK equivelent)
[CPU] £55 (Guess based on US value)
[GPU] £135 (Guess based on OcUK equivelent)
[RAM] £24 (Guess based on OcUK equivelent)
[HDD] £60 (Geuss based on OcUK equivelent)
[PSU] Not enough info on the PSU.

I'd say around £350 total, if you had put together the system yourself.
 
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I agree with the above, but at the same time you shouldn't let it dishearten you that much, you've got a new pc thatll run games and youll be happy with it im sure.


Generally after making a purchase i dont ask peoples opinions, it can ruin it.
 
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That's a 775 pentium. You got mugged on the CPU and motherboard. For a gaming pc with a 560 in it you are very CPU limited. I had a similar CPU (slower stock but overclocked higher) and started running into problems with it over a year ago on medium settings on older games. Got a q6600 which helped a lot.

I am currently looking into buying a q9950
 
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I got Windows 7 Home Premium with it

Which makes the price more understandable, so once again don't be disheartened by the previous posts.

However next time, check with forums first? I had a custom pc build back when i was 15 done by a gaming cafe, generally had issues with it, eventually i got about 1 years use out of it before it died and i gave up on it, for £600, that was a few years savings back then lol.
 
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yeh as others have said with windows it makes the price more understandable. and dont be disheartened by the other posts. it does wat u want. and a new cpu will help
 
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yeh as others have said with windows it makes the price more understandable. and dont be disheartened by the other posts. it does wat u want. and a new cpu will help

Yup... it was the only way I could possibly understand the price he had been charged which is why I asked :)

The suggestion of a Q9950 I don't think is 'good value', I think you would be better trying to get a Q6600 G0 and overclocking. It's still a very good chip, and a hell of a lot better than the chip you've got.

It's not 'that bad' a system, it's just we think you could have done better for the money.
 
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i bought my daughter this for just £189.99 + £45 for GPU i think i got a bargain it does for what she need its for (shes only 9 ) :D

Processor
•Intel Pentium Dual Core Processor 3.2Ghz,
•8GB DDR3 RAM
•750GB (1x750GB) SATA II Hard Drive
•Super multi DVDRW
•Operating System: None
Display
•Monitor Not Included
Graphics
•Nvidia 430
PSU 300 watt

already had monitor and windows 7 64bit ultimate , just them two things brings the price down so much.
 
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i bought my daughter this for just £189.99 + £45 for GPU i think i got a bargain it does for what she need its for (shes only 9 ) :D

Processor
•Intel Pentium Dual Core Processor 3.2Ghz,
•8GB DDR3 RAM
•750GB (1x750GB) SATA II Hard Drive
•Super multi DVDRW
•Operating System: None
Display
•Monitor Not Included
Graphics
•Nvidia 430
PSU 300 watt

already had monitor and windows 7 64bit ultimate , just them two things brings the price down so much.

Zoostorm?
 
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