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Old 12-24-2006, 04:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was going to get a new computer and I bought my last one from Ibuypower.com, I was going to do the same thing this time and here is what I was going to get:

Case ( [New !!!] Ibuypower TANK Gaming Tower Case w/420W Power Supply Black )
Power Supply ( ** iBUYPOWER Recommended ** NZXT PF-500 500 Watt Power Supply )
Processor ( Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E6600 (2x 2.4GHz/4MB L2 Cache/1066FSB) )
Free Software/Game ( [Free] iBUYPOWER Aegis Case - for your Games, Accessories, Disks, Manuals ... etc. --- $19.99 value )
Free Software/Game ( Free Game - [Hero] )
Free Software/Game ( [Free] iBUYPOWER T-Shirt with Archlord Game Graphic on Back --- $19.99 value )
Processor Cooling ( Certified CPU Fan and Heatsink + 2 Extra Color Lighting Case Fans )
Motherboard ( [Quad-Core Support] ** iBUYPOWER Recommended ** ECS 965T-A P965 Chipset w/7.1 Sound, Gb LAN, USB 2.0 PCI-E MB )
Memory ( 1024MB [512MB X2] DDR2-800 PC6400 Memory Module Corsair XMS2 Xtreme w/Heat Spreader )
Video Card ( NVIDIA GeForce 7600GT 256MB w/DVI + TV Out Video )
Hard Drive ( [Special !!!] 200 GB HARD DRIVE [Serial-ATA-II, 3Gb, 7200 RPM, 8M Cache] )
CD/DVD Drive ( [** Special !!! ***] 16X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive Black )
Sound Card ( Creative Lab Sound Blaster X-Fi )
Network Card ( Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100) )
Floppy Drive ( Mitsumi 1.44 MB Internal Floppy Drive Black )
Keyboard ( PS/2 104 Key Windows 98 Keyboard Beige )
Mouse ( Logitech Optical Internet Mouse Black )
USB 2.0 Accessories ( Build-in USB 2.0 Ports )
Meter Display ( Thermal Temperature LCD Display Black )
Operation System ( MS Windows XP Home Edition w/ Service Pack 2 & $49 Upgrade Coupon for Windows Vista™ Home Basic )
Case Round Cable ( Professional wiring for all cables inside the system tower )
Case Round Cable ( Rounded Cables for Floppy/HDD/CD/DVD/CD-RW/DVD-RW Drives )
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 )

Total amount with shipping and tax is 1,500$...now is this worth it AND is there anything I should get differently? (gfx mobo etc...)
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Do not get that power supply, I got the same one and it died on me. Get an Antec or something, worth the extra money.
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Old 12-24-2006, 06:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe - 317.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115003
GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3 - 135.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128012
GeIL 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 667 - 195.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820144046
XFX PVT71GUQF3 GeForce 7900GT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 - 210.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150216
Antec True Power Trio 550W - 100.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371002
WD Caviar SE 250GB 7200/8MB SATA 3.0Gb/s - 70.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144417
SAMSUNG Black 18X DVD burner - 33.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151136
Antec Nine Hundred - 130.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129021
Microsoft Windows XP Home Sp2b 1pk w/Upgrade - 90.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116169
MS Optical w/Fingerprint Reader and Mouse - 52.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16823109142

1332.00 without shipping... and you'll gert better parts
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Get this video card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130074
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If you're really dead set on not building yourself, or just like wasting money, then Ibuypower is good. From what I've heard they offer good parts but the build quality is sometimes low, don't hold me to that though. I have nothing against build websites like that except that you could do it yourself and save a ton. Not to mention having the satisfaction that you put together your own PC and know what's in it.
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Nukem has slapped together a killer setup. Together with the card Maroon1 linked, it would eat your configured system for breakfast and still be hungry.

While your configuration has an X-Fi card, a sound card is more for bragging than for need.

You have to check out the Antec 900. Be sure to look at the P180s as well:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129017
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129154

For a little less money, you might like the Ammo:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119098

or the Centurion 532:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119094

EDIT: The Coolermaster WaveMaster case, black, that's listed as a choice on ibuypower is the case I have. It's nice... glossy black on the top and sides, black aluminum on the front w/a nice heavy drive bay door. The blue LED behind the front panel looks great. The case is heavy, but it is very roomy... very deep/long.
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Old 12-25-2006, 12:17 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Hmmm so basically your saying that I can buy a significantly better setup for the same price but I'd have to buy the components individually and build it myself. I have never actually done that, is it difficult at all? The last time I was into computers hyper threading was the new thing. I have no idea what this SLI and stuff means. But I would pretty much just screw in the mobo put the cards in the slots screw in the HDD and attach all cords to the psu and mobo....basically right? My budget is 1,500$ walking, I dont want to spend anymore mainly due to the fact that the only games I play at the moment is WarCraft 3 and Counter-Strike...but thats mainly due to the fact that im only packing a 2.4ghz with a gf fx5500
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read the threads on here... there are plenty of people who made up a "How-to" thread that helped a LOT of people like you, whom we convinced that building is better. plus, we're here if you need help. but not only do you get the satifaction of doing it yourself... you also know how to FIX it if something happens, and not give it to some kid at best buy or whatever (no offense them, as there are a few on here LOL) and let them have your money for a simple fix.
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