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    Thoughts on Augment Gaming Computer for $1550

    I was wondering if this is a decent computer for the price. Any thoughts or comments are welcome. Thanks in advance. You can view the website here - augmentcomputers.com/#!ares


    Price - 1549.00 USD
    Specs-
    CPU : Intel Core i7-4770S (3.1GHz)
    Video Card : Radeon R9 270 2GB
    RAM : 12GB 1600MHz DDR3
    Hard Drive : 2TB 7200RPM
    Hard Drive : 64GB SSD
    Power Supply : 600 Watt
    Optical Drive : DVD +/- WR

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    Re: Thoughts on Augment Gaming Computer for $1550

    Is there a reason you've gone for a low power CPU? For a gaming computer the GPU is a bit weak, and it's an odd amount of RAM - 8GB would be better performance/money, so its not very optimal.

    Better to go for a 4770 (k if you can) and a 280X.

    What make and specs is the PSU?

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    Re: Thoughts on Augment Gaming Computer for $1550

    SSD capacity is a bit small for the monies.
    12gb of ram is a bit odd; should be 4,8 or 16.
    As above; low power CPU will not have very high boost clocks.

    Being in the US; try and get some reviews or opinions on the sellers as I know nothing about them.

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    Re: Thoughts on Augment Gaming Computer for $1550

    IMO: Less RAM - 8GB I'd go for an i5 rather than i7 and more power on the GPU and what make is the PSU?

    Edit: i wouldnt pay 1500 quid for that

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    Re: Thoughts on Augment Gaming Computer for $1550

    It looks like that i7 is the cheapest i7 you can get.

    It looks like a normal consumer machine to me. Make the GB numbers as big as possible, i7 must be better than an i5 right, tick box done on the SSD.

    So yeah it is out of balance, these off the shelf machines generally are.

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