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Old 08-05-2009, 12:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm considering purchasing this system, but I am curious what you all think - Newegg.com - CyberpowerPC Gamer Infinity 9800 Core 2 Quad Q9550(2.83GHz) 4GB DDR2 500GB NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit (With Windows 7 Upgrade Coupon) - Desktop PCs

Could I build the same system for about the same price or less, but around this processor, and would it be worth it? - CompUSA.com | BX80569Q9650 | Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 Processor BX80569Q9650

I already have this power supply, though the one in the system above uses a 700 - Newegg.com - Thermaltake Purepower W0100RU 500W ATX 12V 2.0 Power Supply - Power Supplies

Mouse and Keyboard are of no concern, and this is the DVD drive I currently have - Newegg.com - LG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache IDE 22X DVD±R DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners

I have an emachines case so I'd probably need a new one.

Anyway, just curious about your thoughts. Thanks.
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It's not worth the extra $100 when you can just overclock the CPU. I'm guessing ~$700 is your price range for a case with everything inside but an optical drive? I'll post a build later when I get a chance.
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I don't know anything about overclocking. I don't know if i need a better power supply or not, right now I have a 500w.
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It's not worth the extra $100 when you can just overclock the CPU. I'm guessing ~$700 is your price range for a case with everything inside but an optical drive? I'll post a build later when I get a chance.
Not sure where you get the 100 bucks, sa even compusa has them gthe same price, 349.99.
And the q9650 is 20 bucks cheper agt Egg.
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Oops, guess I wasn't specific enough, I meant it's not worth the extra $100 for the Q9650 over the Q9550.
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that cyperpower pc comes with a pretty weak gpu for the money you're paying.

here's a different setup you could consider to start with, and it costs less. $665 + shipping

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Newegg.com - XFX HD-489A-ZDFC Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

and you can reuse your dvd drive.
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I'm just curious, is it a concern that the ram is only PC6400 or is that not a concern? Also, I hear Rosewill PSUs aren't the best. the OP might as well just keep his PSU, it can run the 4890.
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I'm just curious, is it a concern that the ram is only PC6400 or is that not a concern? Also, I hear Rosewill PSUs aren't the best. the OP might as well just keep his PSU, it can run the 4890.
No to first two.

I wouldn't use the world only with DDR2 800, also Rosewill PSU's aren't the best, but they are very good for the price and very stable. 3rd would be an ok idea.
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i just though he could go with a better psu, since the thermaltake has kinda weak amps. plus it doesn't have the required power connections. i guess he could use the adapter, but i read that using it should only be temporary.
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That's also true.. 14 and a 15.. = eh!
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