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Is This A Good Deal?


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Jim Dangle

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is this a good deal for 600 bucks?

Case ( iBUYPOWER Vantage Gaming Tower Case w/420W Power Supply w/ Halo 2 Side Window )
Case Lighting ( None )
Power Supply ( Standard Case Power Supply )
Processor ( Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E7400 (2x 2.66GHz/3MB L2 Cache/1066FSB) )
Processor Cooling ( Certified CPU Fan and Heatsink )
Motherboard ( Asus P5KPL-CM Intel G31 Chipset w/6-channels, Gb LAN, S-ATA 3Gb/s, USB 2.0, Single PCI-E MB )
Memory ( 4 GB [2 GB X2] DDR2-800 PC6400 Memory Module Corsair-Value or Major Brand )
Video Card ( ATI Radeon HD 3450 256MB PCI-Express x16 )
Video Card Brand ( Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA )
Hard Drive ( 320 GB HARD DRIVE [Serial-ATA-II, 3Gb, 7200 RPM, 16M Cache] )
2nd Hard Drive ( None )
External Hard Drives [USB 2.0/eSATA] ( None )
CD/DVD Drive ( 16x DVD-ROM Drive Beige )
CD-RW/DVD-RW Drive ( None )
Sound Card ( 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard )
Speaker System ( 100W PMPO (RMS: 1W) 2 Pcs Stereo Speaker System )
Network Card ( Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100) )
Floppy Drive ( None )
Monitor ( None )
2nd Monitor ( None )
Keyboard ( PS/2 104 Key Windows 98 Keyboard Beige )
Mouse ( Logitech Optical Internet Mouse Black )
USB 2.0 Accessories ( Built-in USB 2.0 Ports )
Meter Display ( None )
Flash Media Reader/Writer ( None )
Operation System ( MS Windows XP Home Edition w/ Service Pack 2 )
USB Flash Drive ( None )
MP3 Player ( None )
Video Camera ( None )
Headset ( None )
Power Protection ( None )
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jrm20

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is this a good deal for 600 bucks?

Case ( iBUYPOWER Vantage Gaming Tower Case w/420W Power Supply w/ Halo 2 Side Window )
Case Lighting ( None )
Power Supply ( Standard Case Power Supply )
Processor ( Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E7400 (2x 2.66GHz/3MB L2 Cache/1066FSB) )
Processor Cooling ( Certified CPU Fan and Heatsink )
Motherboard ( Asus P5KPL-CM Intel G31 Chipset w/6-channels, Gb LAN, S-ATA 3Gb/s, USB 2.0, Single PCI-E MB )
Memory ( 4 GB [2 GB X2] DDR2-800 PC6400 Memory Module Corsair-Value or Major Brand )
Video Card ( ATI Radeon HD 3450 256MB PCI-Express x16 )
Video Card Brand ( Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA )
Hard Drive ( 320 GB HARD DRIVE [Serial-ATA-II, 3Gb, 7200 RPM, 16M Cache] )
2nd Hard Drive ( None )
External Hard Drives [USB 2.0/eSATA] ( None )
CD/DVD Drive ( 16x DVD-ROM Drive Beige )
CD-RW/DVD-RW Drive ( None )
Sound Card ( 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard )
Speaker System ( 100W PMPO (RMS: 1W) 2 Pcs Stereo Speaker System )
Network Card ( Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100) )
Floppy Drive ( None )
Monitor ( None )
2nd Monitor ( None )
Keyboard ( PS/2 104 Key Windows 98 Keyboard Beige )
Mouse ( Logitech Optical Internet Mouse Black )
USB 2.0 Accessories ( Built-in USB 2.0 Ports )
Meter Display ( None )
Flash Media Reader/Writer ( None )
Operation System ( MS Windows XP Home Edition w/ Service Pack 2 )
USB Flash Drive ( None )
MP3 Player ( None )
Video Camera ( None )
Headset ( None )
Power Protection ( None )



For one already built it is not to bad really but is this one you are buying from a dealer or one that you will buy off of someone like a friend etc..


I would upgrade a couple things such as the power supply and video card.


One thing you always SHOULD NOT DO is go with a cheapie INCLUDED power supply such as that 420 watt..

I have see to many instances where the included psu have went out and possibly went out PLUS take out other parts of the computer with it such as the motherboard, video card , ram etc..

Just upgrade the power supply to a corsair or ultra if you buy that pc from the Ibuypower website.

I know another company who I like better and they are still cheap on prices.

Check out cyberpowerpc

The cheapest HIGH quality psu that I see offered on IBUYPOWER is the corsair 650.. The 500,550, and 600w they list are more than likely still CHEAP powersupplies as they don't even offer to list the brand or specs..

Edited by jrm20, 22 January 2009 - 06:17 PM.

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this is from Ibuypower


do i need to upgrade the power supply even if i dont plan on doing anything that is TOO taxing to the cpu?
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this is from Ibuypower


do i need to upgrade the power supply even if i dont plan on doing anything that is TOO taxing to the cpu?



I edited the above post but yes do not ever go with an INCLUDED PSU as they come with the cases themselves and are always made of poor quality and parts.

You really do not need anything but 500-650w but the cheapest Quality psu I see is the corsair 650w.. 650w would give you more room to grow in the future as you add more hardware or upgrade to a HIGH performance video card that draws a lot of power.

If they had more to choose from and listed the specs for the 500W's and was a RELIABLE BRAND you could get by with a 500W. Example, If it was like a PC Power & cooling 500w or ocz 500w / similar that's really all you would need.

Since they do not list the brand and specs of the 500W as I know it will be a cheap unit still I do NOT recommend getting those IMO.

Go for the Corsair 650W as you really have no cheaper QUALITY alternative.
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