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Is this a good computer build compared to a store bought computer at the same price point?

Question by golfer0586: Is this a good computer build compared to a store bought computer at the same price point?
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Qty. Product Description Savings Total Price Price
1 LITE-ON DVD Burner – Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 – OEM $ 17.99
Item #: N82E16827106289

1 Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm …
Item #: N82E16811147153$ 49.99

1 Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5″ Internal Hard Drive – OEM
Item #: N82E16822136769$ 59.99

1 ASUS M5A97 R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
Item #: N82E16813131873$ 99.99

1 CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power …
Item #: N82E16817139020$ 89.99

1 G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBRM
Item #: N82E16820231275$ 43.99

1 AMD Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition Deneb 3.5GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Desktop Processor HDZ970FBGMBOX
Item #: N82E16819103894$ 144.99

1 Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit – OEM $ 99.99
Item #: N82E16832116986

1 Tuneup Utilities 2013 – 1 PC – OEM $ 0.00
Item #: N82E16832620072

1 SAPPHIRE 100355-1GOCL Radeon HD 7850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card OC Version
Item #: N82E16814202004
$ 154.99

Subtotal: $ 761.91

Best answer:

Answer by DJ
yes, this is a good bang for your buck build. pre-built versions will not be like this as it costs money for them to already assemble the parts.

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2 great comment(s) for this post

  1. Derek 11:21 am 18/05 of 2014

    I would recommend you get 8gigs of RAM and a 7870 as your graphics. But if anything slowed your pc down as is it would be your RAM. Having only 4gigs you might as well just get Windows 32bit (unless you plan on upgrading).

    But its a mid low range gaming computer right now
    Get more RAM and it would be a low mid range.

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  2. Unknown 12:05 pm 18/05 of 2014

    Building is a much cheaper way than buying one so yes. I would get 8GB of ram and switch the phenom with a fx 6300. You don’t really need a 650w PSU… A corsair 600w would do fine.also you may want to get the 2gb version of the 7850 if your gaming at 1080p.

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