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Old 08-31-2008, 04:54 PM   #11 (permalink)
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It's only costing ~1100 shipped. Could you guys explain whats wrong with the current choices? I'll admit, I've been out of the loop as far as high performance computers go for about 6 years so I'm not really up to date on all the current stuff.

As for the AMD over intel, I guess you could say I'm a fanboy lol. I've always used AMD CPUs so I'd prefer to stick to that. Intel CPUs (from what I've seen) tend to cost a bit more and I'm not looking for top of the line parts here, just something that can actually run some of the current games. If I could get an intel CPU for around the same price that would give a noticeable performance upgrade I'd go for it though.



What's wrong with the HD and video cards? And yeah, I forgot that I can get a copy of vista from school for pretty cheap. So that's another ~100 I can shave off the price.
Nothing wrong really, but they are charging a lot more than its really worth..

Unless you have a monitor that goes above 1920x1200 resolution, don't worry about Crossfire, so just get one HD 4870 and be good for a while...
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If it were me I'd get the 1x4870, and xfire later, because right now you don't need 2x4870 for anything... What kind of monitor are you using?
They are actually 4850's. This is my monitor Newegg.com - SAMSUNG 245BW Black 24" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor with Height Adjustment 400 cd/m2 1000:1 (DC 3000:1) - LCD Monitors
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Good price, nice computer will be excellent for your needs, you could shave a few dollars off if you built it yourself, but not that much more than that. Good luck

Edit: PSU could be better
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CyberPowerINC has been fairly close to self-built pricing lately, and they do great wire management. I wish I could work for their assembly line lol. That would be a FUN job.
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Cyberpower offers the option to get a Corsair 650tx psu which I recommend getting.

I would get a Intel Q6600 which shouldn't be much more expensive but will give you better performance than the Phenom 9550.
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he stated he was an amd fanboi
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he stated he was an amd fanboi
I missed that.
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Crap case.

Crap Power Supply.

AMD Cpu is crap compared to a comparable Intel.

Crap cpu fan.

Build it yourself, you'll learn a lot and have a lot of fun.
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I agree with aspire.

Take some time and read a few guides on building PCS, go pick out some parts, we'll critize your choices and then you can order and build.

I went down the cyberpowerpc route 5 years ago, it was a bloody nightmare, they give you ****. And believe me, I can do a better wire management job then them numb nuts can. Screw cyberpower.
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I guess you missed the aspect that he has no time

Granted, we could give him all the specs, and than it takes about an hour to build, and than wire management can come at a later time, but really it doesn't take long.
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