Buying from Ibuypower...

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  1. Khan

    Khan New Member

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    How is it?
    This is what I've configured so far

    Case ( Eagletech Sidewinder Gaming Tower Case w/420W Power Supply Silver/Black 2-Tone ) Power Supply ( Standard Case Power Supply ) Processor ( AMD Athlon™64 X2 6000+ Dual-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology ) Free Software/Game ( [Free] iBUYPOWER Aegis Case - for your Games, Accessories, Disks, Manuals ... etc. --- $19.99 value ) Free Software/Game ( Free Game - [Call Of Juarez] ) Free Software/Game ( Free Software -- [3DMark®06 Basic Edition] ) Free Software/Game ( [Free] iBUYPOWER T-Shirt with AMD 64 X2 Logo on front and back with Archlord Game Graphic --- $19.99 value ) Free Software/Game ( Free Games - [Age of Empires III] and [Rise Of Nations: Rise Of Legend] must purchase with AMD Athlon 64 X2/Mobile AMD Turion 64/Turion 64 X2 Processor based system ) Free Software/Game ( Free Game - [Anarchy Online] ) Free Software/Game ( Free Game - [Scions of Fate] ) Processor Cooling ( Certified CPU Fan and Heatsink ) Motherboard ( MSI K9N4 SLI-F NVIDIA nForce 500-SLI MCP Chipset w/7.1 Sound, Gb LAN, S-ATA Raid, USB 2.0, Dual PCI-E MB ) Memory ( 2048MB [1024MB X2] DDR2-800 PC6400 Memory Module Corsair-Value or Major Brand ) Video Card ( NVIDIA GeForce 8600GT 512MB w/DVI + TV Out Video ) Hard Drive ( 250 GB HARD DRIVE [Serial-ATA-II, 3Gb, 7200 RPM, 8M Cache] ) CD/DVD Drive ( 16x DVD-ROM Drive Black ) Sound Card ( 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard ) Speaker System ( 600W PMPO 3 PCS Super Bass Subwoofer Speaker System ) Network Card ( Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100) ) Keyboard ( Logitech Deluxe Keyboard Black ) Mouse ( Logitech Optical Internet Mouse Black ) USB 2.0 Accessories ( Build-in USB 2.0 Ports ) Case Round Cable ( Professional wiring for all cables inside the system tower ) Warranty ( Warranty Service Standard 3-Year Limited Warranty + Lifetime Technical Support ) Rush Service ( Rush Service Fee (not shipping fee) No Rush, Ship Out in 5~10 Business Days )
    $854 with CA tax.
    Should this work together(as in will I have any problems since I configured it all) and is Ibuypower good to buy from?
     
  2. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    why oh why did you pick those parts?
     
  3. Khan

    Khan New Member

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    I have no idea what I'm doing bro, that's exactly why.
    Help :hs:
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    whats your budget, what are you going to use it for, how long does it need to last as your primary system, do you need keyboard/mouse/monitor?
     
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    $850-$900

    Gaming, but nothing too crazy, mostly some old FPS, WoW, etc.

    As long as possible

    Don't need, but if I have money left over it would be nice to get new stuff.
     
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    What's wrong with the first post anyway
    I looked it over again (don't know if it got any better) and changed a few things...

    Case: Eagletech Sidewinder Gaming Tower Case silver/black
    PSU: 420W (don't know significance of wattage)
    CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Dual Core w/ HyperTransport
    Cooling: Just says "Certified CPU fan and Heatsink"
    RAM: 2x 1GB DDR2-800 PC6400 Memory Module Mushkin
    Mobo:
    Asus M2N-SLI Deluxe nForce 570-SLI MCP Chipset w/7.1 Sound, Dual Gb LAN, S-ATA Raid, USB 2.0, IEEE-1394 Dual PCI-E MB (keep in mind I'm just copy pasting these.. I don't know much about computers)
    Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8500GT 512MB w/DVI + TV Out Video
    HD: 160 GB S-ATA

    And keyboard, mouse, speakers, sound card etc.
    Is there anything wrong/weird with this? :ugh:
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    yes, it's a shitty setup, imo. give me a min and I'll post a recommendation.
     
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    $199.99 - Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 Retail
    $ 79.99 - Intel DG33BUC ATX Motherboard
    $ 75.99 - Corsair 2GB (2x1024MB) DDR2 667MHz DC-Kit
    $ 99.99 - Seagate 400GB 7200RPM SATA2 HDD
    $ 27.99 - Lite-On 20X DVD+/-RW
    $209.99 - XFX GeForce 8600GTS 256MB PCI-Ex16
    $ 89.99 - Lian Li PC-7B+ II Aluminum Chassis
    $ 49.99 - Fortron 400W ATX Power Supply
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    $833.92

    You can get better pricing, most likely, but this was the result of a quick browse of newegg.
     
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    Is it shitty like it's not good for the money, or that they won't work together? Because I'd rather buy it premade than build it myself.. I'm lazy and I haven't ever tried.
     
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    then go to a local (reputable) shop and have them do it. Many will assemble/test/burn-in for no extra charge, assuming you buy the parts from them.


    You're getting swindled if you buy the machine you posted. It uses crappy components.
     
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    Ok. Thanks for the help
     
  12. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Fry's has some decent deals going on today for labor day.

    You might be interested in this one.

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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    And a Gateway with an included 19" lcd.

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    why would you recommend someone get a shitty system, doc?

    Please don't do that.
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    For the money, he gets a warranty. Windows. Pre-assembled.
    And he can always put the extra couple of hundred bucks into an 8800GTS.

    I don't see why that's such a bad thing.

    Who else are you going to trust for that price?

    I know you're not thinking dell.

    You can't get that price on that gear from too many vendors under any circumstances.
     
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    I wouldn't trust either of those "fry's specials".

    You talk about what he "gets" and let me tell you what he'll get -- big headaches!
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    That's the problem though. It's easy for us to say, you should never buy anything less than a Mac or a Lenovo.

    But in the real world, a lot of people don't have the budget for that.

    So it comes down to, where are you going to get deals like that from?

    I'd also say buy from Microcenter if there's one near the guy. But I don't know what kind of deals they have going on today.
     
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    the guy gave me a budget, and I spec'd out a system that met his needs, and was a QUALITY build.

    So don't tell me what I can and can't do... Because I *did* it.
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Yeah, for you me and every other geek in here, no problem.

    But the dude said he's not comfortable with building his own.
     
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    and I told him to talk to his local (reputable) shop
     
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    and for the record, frys is *not* reputable.
     

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