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Windows 7: are these some good specs for a prebuilt computer?

28 Jul 2011   #1

windows 7 home premium x64
are these some good specs for a prebuilt computer?

are these some good specs to run recent-newer video games?

what about this computer:Lenovo - IdeaCentre Desktop / Intel® Core™ i7 Processor / 8GB Memory / 1TB Hard Drive. With these specs?
From our expanded online assortment; not available in all Best Buy stores
Intel® Core™ i7-2600 processor
Features an 8MB cache and 3.4GHz processor speed.Intel® Core™ i7 processor
Features 8-way processing for ultimate smart performance. Intel® Turbo Boost Technology automatically speeds up your processor when your PC needs extra performance.8GB DDR3 SDRAM
For multitasking power, expandable to 16GB.Multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW drive
Create custom DVDs and CDs.1TB Serial ATA hard drive (7200 rpm)
Offers spacious storage and fast read/write times.NVIDIA GeForce GT 420 graphics
Feature up to 1GB video memory for lush images.14-in-1 media reader
Supports Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity, miniSD, miniSDHC, CompactFlash and Microdrive formats.Also supports MultiMediaCard, MultiMediaCard Plus, MultiMediaCard mobile and Reduced-Size MultiMediaCard formats.
8 USB 2.0 ports
For fast digital data transfer and easy peripheral connectivity.Built-in Gigabit Ethernet LAN
For quick and easy wired Web connection.Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64-bit operating system preinstalled
Provides a stable platform for word processing, Web navigation, gaming, media storage and more.

also is that a good deal for 1000 dollars?

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28 Jul 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1

Personally I'd go with a cheaper CPU eg i5 2500 OR 2500k (the only difference is hyperthreading between the i5 and the i7, which doubles the number of cores virtually) and the remaining money would go into the gfx card.
I'd choose a ASUS GeForce ENGTX550 TI (or the cheapest version of Asus GTX550)
Can you modify the specs? It would be pointless to buy that High-eng CPU with a low-mid range gfx card.
edit: how about the motherboard?
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28 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

I never had a good opinion about prebuilt computers because with the money you pay for them, you can build a much more powerful PC custom tailored for your needs. The only thing is that you need a friend to help you put all the components together if you don't know what you're doing. I have no idea where you live, but on you can build yourself a monster gaming PC for that price.

The most important element in a gaming PC is the videocard, which needs to be damn powerful and your prebuilt configuration severely lacks one.
Keep in mind, first you get a powerful videocard, then, with the remaining money, you just build you system around that card. But don't get too low quality CPU or HDD, or your card will be bottlenecked. And 4GB of DDR3 are enough imo.
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29 Jul 2011   #4

Windows 7 64 bit

The specs in pre-built PC's are never good for gaming. Keep in mind that they do everything on the cheap to keep the price down so they can compete with the other PC's sitting on the shelf next to them. Since you already have a monitor, keyboard, and can take that extra money and build your own, more powerful, more reliable, gaming rig.

Everything in these Pre-built PC's is low grade, mass produced, garbage. Cut out the middle man and do it yourself. Building your rig is easier than you might think, and fun.

If you need help, give us your budget range and what kind of games you want to play, and we'll help you go shopping and get it up and running.
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