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super2007

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Sep 11, 2007
My dad needs a new computer his is really slow, would it be better to built something for him or buy this? this guy at work is selling it. What you guys think?

My dad doesn't play any games, just alot of ebay/pictures and skype. And every time he is skyping the computer saying low performance. What you guys think?

Price is $400

CPU: AMD Phenom 9850 Black Edition 2.5GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
MB: GIGABYTE GA-MA785G-UD3H AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
PSU: COOLMAX CUG-950B 950W ATX12V v2.3 EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified / CrossFire Ready Modular Active PFC and Compatible with Core i3/i5/i7 Power Supply
Memory: GeIL Black Dragon 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Quad Channel Kit Desktop
Video Card: SAPPHIRE 100290SR Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Eyefinity 6 Edition Video Card
 

EarthDog

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Dec 15, 2008
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Buckeyes!
Ouch... Id build one for cheaper/same cost without that old CPU and POS, way over powered PSU.
 

jazon1

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Jan 19, 2010
Location
USA
yea i would just build one two,plus you never know when your buying something used how much abuse its been through.
 

EarthDog

Gulper Nozzle Co-Owner
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Location
Buckeyes!
Its so much at ebay because of bitcoin mining. Otherwise, its a decent card for gaming... but again, your dad doesnt game so it doesnt really matter how good the GPU will be when he can get away with on board. ;)
 
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super2007

super2007

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Sep 11, 2007
bitcoin mining? my second rig has 8800 gts 512MB, so i can always swapped this GPU out for that