I just bought a high-end gaming desktop computer on Ebay for under $500.00. I want a better desktop to do better videos, and get high end graphics with. This computer, similarly configured on Ibuypower, was around $900.00 inluding shipping today. I have had luck with refurbished PC's in the past, and do not mind buying them off Ebay. However, anything can happen and I need to see if this one will be good or a lemon.
It is a refurbished Gateway DX4320 Six Core 8GB 1.5TB Radeon 1GB Desktop PC. The cost, including shipping (no tax) was $460.00. The only think I need to add is an upgraded power supply to run the high -end Radeon gaming card which ran me $30 dollars today. I will buy a Square Trade one-year warranty for $66.00 once it arrives,
It has 8 gigs of fast memory, a 1.5 tb drive that can store everything I have, and runs Windows 7.
Here are the details:
* AMD Phenom II X6 1035T Processor 2.6GHz with TurboCore Technology up to 3.1GHz
* Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
* 8GB DDR3 Dual-Channel 1333MHz Memory
* 1.5TB SATA Hard Drive (Green Product--variable RPM)
* ATI Radeon HD 5750 Graphics with 1024MB of dedicated GDDR5 VRAM
* 16X DVD+/-R/RW SuperMulti Drive
* Multi-in-One Digital Media Card Reader
* 802.11b/g/n Wireless
The processor, an AMD 6-core Phenom 11 is mid high-range according to the ratings at Passmark Software, up there with the new Intel Sandy Bridge I-5 and I-7 processors everyone is raving about:
The ATI Radeon HD 5750 Graphics Card is also very highly rated in the mid high range. It will be much better than the one I am running now in my HP Laptop.
I will keep you informed on how my new system works once I get it and refresh the power supply week. The deal at this price seems almost too good to be true, so I am keepning my fingers crossed that it will work.