03-17-2012, 09:23 PM
| | Re: Opinion on this Machine
On 3/17/2012 5:18 PM, John McGaw wrote:
> On 3/17/2012 12:32 PM, Paul wrote:
>> Buck Turgidson wrote:
>>> Can I get this group's opinion on this machine - whether the price and
>>> components seem like a decent deal?
>> I'm not going to price out the components, but that box is about
>> twice as expensive as it should be. There is no fancy graphics
>> card, save the onboard (Northbridge) graphics. It won't be
>> a "gaming computer", until you add a $200 video card to it.
>> Video Ports D-Sub + DVI<--- motherboard has built-in graphics 790GX
>> I don't see a hard drive, floppy, CD/DVD burner, keyboard/mouse,
>> so you're getting little for your money as near as I can see.
>> The brand of the "580 Watt Power Supply" is not mentioned,
>> and that usually means you'll regret owning it.
> I'd have to agree with all of that. Probably at least twice the price it
> should be, especially with no drives or decent video -- maybe more. The CPU
> is over two years old and wasn't fast even when it was new -- about half
> the speed of a similarly-aged Intel i7-2600. (Yes, I know that it was a lot
> cheaper but is that a good criterion if one is looking for a
> future-resistant computer?) The system also has no state-of-the-art USB or
> SATA. I don't normally figure in the price of mice and keyboards because I
> have my own requirements that nobody seems to meet. I surely wouldn't buy it.
I should have added that today you could buy a Dell 8gB 3.4GHz i7 with 1TB
HD and DVD burner, mouse, keyboard and a $50 gift card for $750 which gives
some perspective. http://www.tomshardware.com/news/dea...ops,15047.html