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Moo
10-16-07, 12:59 AM
Guys, do you think this is a good deal?

Gateway GT5636E

• Intel® Core™ 2 Quad Processor Q6600
• 2048MB DDR2 memory
• 400GB hard drive
• Reads & Writes Dual Layer DVDs & CDs with Label Flash
• Windows Vista™ Home Premium

$650 at Office Depot.

Very tempting... :captnkill:

methimpikehoses
10-16-07, 01:11 AM
Q6600 - $277
2GB RAM - $100
400gb HDD - $100
Vista - $120
CD/DVD r/wr - $40

***

mobo - $100
psu - $100
case - $50-100

=$937

Seems like a pretty good deal... the mobo and psu they give you might not handle a 8800 card very well tho.

buffbiff21
10-16-07, 01:16 AM
I vote no. The motherboard is going to be a sack of trash with an unmodifiable BIOS; onboard video always sucks; onboard audio sucks; the memory is lacking; what else? Honestly you're paying $700 for a quad core?

Good:

Q6600
DVD burner


Bad:

Mainboard
Video
Audio
PSU
Memory
Case
Vista Home Premium

XDanger
10-16-07, 02:04 PM
If you dont want to do any overclocking and you cant be bothered to build your own I dont see the harm in it at that price.
It does have a 16x pci-e slot (probably refering to both the size and the speed but you never know...) so all you would need is a good g-card and probably a vga psu (like wot I got)

It is all junk though aprt frm the Q