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    I think $1199 is a lot for a computer with that performance.

    For $1199 you should be able to get a Intel CPU or a FX-8350 and a SSD. Also I don't see the point in adding 16GB of RAM.
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    Bad CPU choice, should have been an 8350 or 3570K. Putting a 4150 in a PC and calling it "the ultimate gaming system" is like putting an i3 2120 in a computer and calling it that. RAM doesn't match the colour scheme of the rest of the computer. No SSD. Mediocre PSU. Doesn't need to have the Sabertooth motherboard. Guessing the AiO liquid cooler is the same Asetek OEM that the H80 uses, so that is ok.
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    Aside from the i3 being Sandy Bridge rather than Ivy Bridge, I don't see why not. 4150? Okay, yes. But an i3? I see no reason why it would not be an 'ultimate gaming machine'. i5s are overkill.

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    OK, 3220 or whatever the IB equivalent is. And for the price-tag they are demanding (1200 dollars), I'd expect an 8350 or 3570K tbh.
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    I'm more than a little surprised surprised... This was via TigerDirect.com


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    CPU: AMD A10-5700 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($128.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock FM2A75 Pro4-M Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($81.97 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($104.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Inwin BL647.300TBL MicroATX Slim Case w/300W Power Supply ($79.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $595.90
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    FM2 is really solid. I'm still sceptical toward two modules, though. If they aren't going to be gaming on them, I can't possibly see how they will ever have an issue with it. Looks neat.

    I have an in-win PSU somewhere, speaking of nothing else. It's outdated by todays standards, but they are an interesting brand with too little presence imo. I recently ran it as an external PSU for my secondary GPU (HD6970+HD6950).

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    Yea, the case was just because it's small, will fit in the space they need it to, has a 3.5" and 5" front drive (for cd and card reader) and will fit the 2.5 and 3.5 internal drives. the integrated psu was a bonus

    I have faith it'll do everything they need without harm, i'm going to test-run it while I have it and see how it does on D3 and dota2 and such though
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    for general use it should be fine, i built my mom a phenom x4 a few years ago, and aside from an SSD upgrade last year i haven't had to touch it since, and it runs great

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butler Log View Post
    Bad CPU choice, should have been an 8350 or 3570K. Putting a 4150 in a PC and calling it "the ultimate gaming system" is like putting an i3 2120 in a computer and calling it that. RAM doesn't match the colour scheme of the rest of the computer. No SSD. Mediocre PSU. Doesn't need to have the Sabertooth motherboard. Guessing the AiO liquid cooler is the same Asetek OEM that the H80 uses, so that is ok.
    Also, Seagate HDDs kind of have an issue with being bad. :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    Also, Seagate HDDs kind of have an issue with being bad. :P
    not really

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyanotical View Post
    not really
    Majority of the stories I've heard, on here, from my own experience, and hearing them at my college (sometimes even from professors) has been that Seagates had the worst time with being consistent.

    I'd rather go with a WD or Samsung and be more comfortable in knowing they are most likely going to be fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    Majority of the stories I've heard, on here, from my own experience, and hearing them at my college (sometimes even from professors) has been that Seagates had the worst time with being consistent.

    I'd rather go with a WD or Samsung and be more comfortable in knowing they are most likely going to be fine.
    samsung doesn't make hard drives any more, and for every person you find that doesn't like seagate, i can find one that refuses to use anything else, imo a hard drive is a hard drive, they pretty much have the manufacturing process down, either they die in a few months, or end up lasting years, doesnt really matter who makes it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drunkenvalley View Post
    I'm more than a little surprised surprised... This was via TigerDirect.com

    so its not necessarily a bad deal huh?
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    Looking for drives with high MTBF is a good idea regardless.

    Apart from Reds, I'd opt for Seagate drives personally. That said, neither of my drives have failed me yet, no matter what brand they were. Lucky? Yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by llDemonll View Post
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    CPU: AMD A10-5700 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($128.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock FM2A75 Pro4-M Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($81.97 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($104.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Inwin BL647.300TBL MicroATX Slim Case w/300W Power Supply ($79.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $595.90
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-28 12:05 EST-0500)

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    Do bear in mind the CPU fan is a little noisy, that was the case for my 5600k atleast.

    Also:

    Apparently my load temps are 30-32c, I don't trust that.

    Pushing it to 5 GHz later today, after my driving lessons.

    Case arrived, so I'll be moving it after getting a stable 5 GHz
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    yea, the cooler is one thing that can easily be replaced. i'm hoping the 65W will help a bit with that, but i have no idea what the fans in the case or anything will be like either; we'll see tomorrow! (more likely this weekend, though, but everything should be here tomorrow at least)
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    I'd record the stock fan noise if I had the time

    Good luck
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