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Topic # 161835 21-Jan-2015 12:36
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Case: Antec Twelve Hundred Full Tower
CPU: i7-920 @ 3.6GHz Quad Core
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master V8
Motherboard: ASUS P6T Deluxe V2
SSD: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB
HDD: Western Digital Black 2TB HDD
Graphics Card: EVGA Superclocked GTX 780ti
Memory: Corsair Dominator DDR3-1600  6GB , 3 X 2GB
Power Supply: Silverstone ST1000F - 1000 Watts
Soundcard: Creative SB X-FI Titanium
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit

was offered to me for $800

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  Reply # 1219013 21-Jan-2015 12:40
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Geez, I used to upgrade my video card every year for more then $800!!

Looks cheap as to me

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  Reply # 1219037 21-Jan-2015 12:55
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What is it you want to use the thing for?

As long as you are confident in the condition of the components and the quality of the build, it seems a decent spec for the money.

It was less than a year ago that the graphics card alone would have cost you circa NZ$1000 to buy locally and the SSD is a solid device and still worth NZ$250 or so new.

The CPU is getting on a bit now - was released back in 2008 - but should see you right unless you have some very specific needs re: video encoding or other CPU intensive tasks.

THere may be a slight chance that the CPU is a bit of a bottleneck for the Graphics card and could hold it back from its full potential in some specific circumstances, but I don't know as this would be a major issue.

Something to bear in mind would be that if you did want to upgrade/replace the CPU, you would need to replace the motherboard as well.




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  Reply # 1219041 21-Jan-2015 13:02
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Item: What is it you want to use the thing for?

As long as you are confident in the condition of the components and the quality of the build, it seems a decent spec for the money.

It was less than a year ago that the graphics card alone would have cost you circa NZ$1000 to buy locally and the SSD is a solid device and still worth NZ$250 or so new.

The CPU is getting on a bit now - was released back in 2008 - but should see you right unless you have some very specific needs re: video encoding or other CPU intensive tasks.

THere may be a slight chance that the CPU is a bit of a bottleneck for the Graphics card and could hold it back from its full potential in some specific circumstances, but I don't know as this would be a major issue.

Something to bear in mind would be that if you did want to upgrade/replace the CPU, you would need to replace the motherboard as well.


mostly gaming really. components a in pretty great condition, no sign of degradation or corrosion.

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  Reply # 1219046 21-Jan-2015 13:09
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mostly gaming really. components a in pretty great condition, no sign of degradation or corrosion.


Decent gaming machine for the money then.

Some extra RAM wouldn't hurt - some newer games are demanding 8Gb in the recommended spec, but 6Gb certainly won't hobble you.

The EVGA GPU likely has 3-5 year warranty as well, so would be worth working out whether it was already registered and getting it transferred if so or seeing if you can register it if not.

As I said, CPU is weakest part, but should suffice for most gaming needs.






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  Reply # 1219198 21-Jan-2015 15:11
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That's a sweet deal. Friend of yours building a new rig? ; )

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  Reply # 1219204 21-Jan-2015 15:20
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jealous!



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  Reply # 1219205 21-Jan-2015 15:21
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gzt: That's a sweet deal. Friend of yours building a new rig? ; )


haha he already built one dual GTX 970.  I told him to give me a call the next time he decide to upgrade again and sell his rig. :P

but yeah after adding RAM, i'm guessing the next upgrade should be the CPU and MoBo?

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  Reply # 1219241 21-Jan-2015 15:46
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Initially just another stick of corsair to get the dual channel benefits. Big difference.



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  Reply # 1219260 21-Jan-2015 15:58
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gzt: Initially just another stick of corsair to get the dual channel benefits. Big difference.


it's actually currently set up with triple channel RAM (3 x 2 GB) so looking for a quad channel or Triple Channel Set,

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