Model Aspire G7710 Predator Processor Intel Core i7 940 Processor
(2.93GHz, 8MB Smart Cache) Chipset Intel X58 Chipset
Memory 6GB DDR3 Display Screen 24" G24 LCD monitor (1920 x 1200) Video Type Nvidia Geforce GTS150
Video Memory 1GB VRAM
Hard Disk 1TB SATA II HDD 7200rpm Optical Drive Built-in 16x SuperMulti Optical Drive with LabelFlash technology
Built-in 4x Blue-Ray ROM Drive Audio High definition audio with 7.1 with EAX 4.0 support, Optimize dolby Home theater audio enhancement
External Stereo speaker Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit
Network Interface Built-in gigabit Ethernet Modem 56KB modem Accessories Logitech G11 Gaming Keyboard and G5 Laser Mouse Dimensions 490 x 430 x 190 mm Power Supply Delta 750 Watts I/O Ports 14-in-1 card reader / 4 USB 2.0 front & 4 USB 2.0 Back / 1 microphone in / 1 headphone/line-out / 1TV out / 1394 IEEE / 2 eSATA port / 2 RJ 45 jack / 6 audio jack / 1 S/PDIF jack / 1 Clear CMOS / 2 DVI port
You'll be able to run HoN at a pinch
Is that a pre-built desktop?
What is your budget, what country are you buying it from?
I have returned
Pre-built, how much can you spend?
Edit: Fk you Rog
[6:25:16 PM] Anthony Nguyen: yeah but people like u and in your shoes dont have the "right" to say its good because u dont even know wut dota is like
[6:26:12 PM] Anthony Nguyen: btw the only thing thats gonna matter
[6:26:15 PM] Anthony Nguyen: is the competitive scene
[6:26:23 PM] PHZ: dont have the right?
[6:26:25 PM] PHZ: not sure if nerd
[6:26:32 PM] Anthony Nguyen: n tbh, no offense, ur prob not even gonna get known by anyone
Philippines, I can probably buy from America and just ship it here. Budget of about $5000 max . Too lazy to build it myself.
Looking for something that can run recent and future games.
Last edited by Sepia; 04-21-2010 at 07:48 AM.
Five Thousand US Dollars?
That would probably get you anything that isn't extremely extravagant (as in 3 LCD monitors with 24 SSDs on RAID).
I have returned
Haven't bought something new(and expensive) in awhile, so my parents are okay with buying a top end computer.
So, what do you think about the computer I posted, worth $2800 or would I get a better deal elsewhere?
Throw it out the window (Do people in the Philippines have windows? If not see Step 1.5)
Get a window
Step 3: ????
Step 4: Profit
Go troll General Beta.
Yes, I have windows and all that's needed in a house. (Along with a few luxuries )
I'd get an extra hdd, just in case one of them dies. (I recently had that happening to me... twice on different computers)
Overall it looks good, a better GFX can be used, but I would not push that atm. For the couple of years it will hold and you can upgrade it later on for a lot less money then.
And if possible get an extra screen... once you go dual screen, you'll never go back.... really
For $2800 I think that computer is pretty trashy. Although I guess it gets value for being prebuilt. Do you know how good the PSU is? You can get '750W' PSUs that melt when you put anything over 400 into them.
I have returned
The computer is just fine, and the video card will easily run Heroes of Newerth. Yes, it will run Crysis as well, as it should be just a little worse than the Radeon HD 4850. What I am a little more worried about, is the actual value you get from this (I don't know the price). The Intel i7 940 is expensive, and it would be a much better idea to switch it with a i7 920 and put in a beefier video card, if it is gaming performance you're looking for. But that may not be possible, considering this is a prebuilt rig.
I'm also a little worried about the memory, it is most likely cheap no-name memory, so don't expect quality. And god, i can't stand being not able to choose, and here you can't even choose what keyboard/mouse to get. :/
Also consider getting a SSD and install your OS on this. An Intel x25m gen2 80 GB should be fine, unless you find a great offer for something else or want more space. A litte pricey, and you must install it yourself (SHOULD be no problem at all, unless Acer has some anti-upgrade policy going on), but the speed bonus you get from such a device with normal computer usage, easily makes it the best the best upgrade for your rig.
EDIT: At $2800, this computer has a very, very bad price/performance-ratio.
Last edited by Archack; 04-21-2010 at 08:46 AM.
I guess I can try to build my own pc(read:ask someone to build it for me ), Any idea which new processor and video card are the most cost efficient to get?
I guess an i7 920 or 860 are good choices. The 920 is socket 1366 and therefore have triple channel memory (= faster memory). But the motherboard and memory is also more expensive. An 860 is socket 1156, and you will lose the triple channel, but you get cheaper motherboards and memory. Alternatively you can go for an AMD rig with a Phenom II X4 955 BE, as it gives great performance for the money. Motherboards are also cheap (and cheerful). You also have the i5 750 instead of the i7 860, which will give you a cheaper LGA1156 rig.
As for video card, I suggest a Radeon HD 5850/5870 if you have some money to use (will still be cheaper than that computer you found). Or if you just want to play safe, go for an HD 5770, as it gives great value for money. If you do so, it would be a good idea to choose one of the cheaper CPUs (the i5-750 or Phenom II 955).
I obviously don't know you budget for the computer alone, but I honestly don't think you should go any higher than the Radeon Hd 5850. I don't think the price difference to 5870 is too big, however, so it should be an OK choice anyway. The 5890 is currently the best card you can get, if you want to go all out. I'd skip the newest Nvidias, as they just get too hot and/or have a poor price/performance ratio.
The 5770 is actually also a very good choice, and I think it would be a great idea to just go for that and one of the cheaper CPUs. You see, in a year's time, you can get that computer for 40-60 % of the price you paid today ... That's why you should never go all out and buy quad-SLI rig with the best Intel extreme edition you can find. It is plain overkill for all current games, and once the cheaper rig starts to struggle with the newest game, you just buy a new computer or upgrade it. It will end up much cheaper. The trick is to find a balance between good enough performance for the next 2-3 years or so, while still not going completely over-board.
Very trashy for that price.
I'd recommend waiting for AMD's hexacore processors - that will really stir things up.
Graphics wise a HD5850 or a HD5770 are the only plausible choices, really. Maybe a HD5870.
As for video cards, I may have been a little biased in my opinions. Nvidia Geforce GTX 260 gives good value for money. It is slightly better than the Radeon HD 5770.