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JuniorDan
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« on: September 08, 2010, 11:27:39 PM »

Well it started out that way. I spent 3-5 weeks on New Egg putting together combos, mixing deals, adding up rebates and discounts,to the point where it was consuming my life like a MMO. The final result was this.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883229157

Yeah, I ended up with a pre-built unit anyway. I figured for $40.00 more than the best, cheapest PC I could put together and free shipping I just bit the bullet. What do you guys think about my purchase? 
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« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2010, 12:03:02 AM »

For the most part it looks great. The only part that would make me wary is the Cyberpower branded power supply. No way of knowing who makes those PSU's or how good/bad it might be.
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« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2010, 12:28:53 AM »

you may find that building that to spec directly on Cyberpower's website may give you a better price, especially if their "myspace" or "twitter" coupons still work.
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« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2010, 12:44:13 AM »

Configured at Cyberpowerpc.com

    * CPU: Intelฎ Core™ i5-760 2.80 GHz 8M Intel Smart Cache LGA1156
    * HDD: 1TB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [-16] (Single Hard Drive)
    * MEMORY: 4GB (2GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory Module (Corsair or Major Brand)
    * MOTHERBOARD: Asus P7H55 Intel H55 Express Chipset DDR3 LGA1156 ATX w/ 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, USB2.0, SATA-II, 1 Gen2 PCIe, 3 PCIe X1 & 3 PCI
    * SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
    * VIDEO: ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB GDDR5 16X PCIe Video Card [+76] (Major Brand Powered by ATI)

This came out to $858 before shipping, and has a slightly better processor, and liquid cooling.  If you try configuring a different build to these specs, you may get an even better price.

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« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2010, 12:48:40 AM »

also, if you want to save a few bucks, and get double the RAM, but no DX 10 card, you could buy a refurb.

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I bought mine from them maybe six months or more ago and so far everything's been great for me.  YMMV.


P.S.  Sorry for the multiple posts, my brain could only seem to hold one idea at a time today  smile
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« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2010, 02:56:10 AM »

Quote from: frost on September 09, 2010, 12:28:53 AM

you may find that building that to spec directly on Cyberpower's website may give you a better price, especially if their "myspace" or "twitter" coupons still work.

I did a build on that site and it was about $787 + Shipping. but what got me was a ship date of the 17th..... Then the 5+ business day to get to me. The key here is CIV V which comes out on the 21st. need I say more. Also I need to play and finish Star Craft 2 before then. Its all about Civilization V baby! Then MicroSoft FS11. I will not look like a damn fool playing at 5-8fps again ninja.

Thanks for the insight though I may make another build and Craigslist the lesser of them.



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« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2010, 06:29:35 PM »

Quote from: frost on September 09, 2010, 12:48:40 AM

also, if you want to save a few bucks, and get double the RAM, but no DX 10 card, you could buy a refurb.

Revonate

I bought mine from them maybe six months or more ago and so far everything's been great for me.  YMMV.


P.S.  Sorry for the multiple posts, my brain could only seem to hold one idea at a time today  smile

Cool... hopefully I'll be in the market for a new gaming PC before too long, that link will come in handy.
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