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Is this a good PRE BUILT PC for the price?

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 6:48 pm     Post subject: Is this a good PRE BUILT PC for the price? Reply with quote


I KNOW you can build one cheaper....but I am wondering if this computer is one of the best pre built gaming PC's you can get for the price. ($879.99 as configured without options)

Some people do not have the skills to "bulid their own PC" so please take that into consideration.

All I am wanting to know is if there is a better per built out there for this price?

MSI H81M-E33
8GB [8x1] 1600MHz
Intel Core i5-4570 3.1GHz
Processor Cooling:
Stock INTEL CPU Cooling Fan with Heatsink
Hard Drive:
1TB 7200RPM SATA III Hard Drive
Hard Drive 2:
Graphics Card:
GeForce 760 2GB
Sound Card:
Onboard 3D Premium Surround Sound
Ethernet Card:
Onboard LAN Network 10/100
DVD Drive:
24X DVDRW Internal Drive
Power Supply:
Operating System:
Windows 8.1 64bit
Basic USB Keyboard
Basic USB Mouse
Standard Three Year Limited Warranty (3 Years Labor, 1 Year Parts and Life-Time Technical Support*)

And here is a link to the PC in question....
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:13 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Once you select the same options, my favorite internet store came in a little more expensive:

Base computer with that chip appears to start around $470, but you have to add the video card at around $300 gets the price in the same ballpark, plus verifying memory and disk space and so forth:

Lots of faster chips available at and, but it's all about the budget. Offhand, 90 seconds of searching, that price looks reasonable for a ready-to-go computer. You have a monitor already, I assume?

Intel's usually faster than AMD at the high end, but AMD is usually cheaper speed for the price - no real way to lose, up to you. Portatech has a rough speed comparison, or lots of other sites compare the chips for speed vs. price for games.
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