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Old 10-04-2005, 09:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Sigh, I can't decide on building or buying.

I really do want to build a new computer... But it would cost me less to buy it from one of the following sites

www.ibuypower.com
www.cyberpowersystem.com

Only problem is that I've heard mixed reviews about these sites. Aside from that, their hardware is pretty limited (mostly what I want though).

Should I sacrifice some performance to build it myself?
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Old 10-04-2005, 10:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would build my own. Tried that cyberpowersytem site, and I HATE the choices.........I would much rather build my own and get exactly the stuff I want.
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The only thing I would change is the motherboard and maybe the cooling system. I only have $1,200 dollars and I want the best I can get.
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Old 10-04-2005, 10:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
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build your own, thats a good amount, we will help u through it.
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Thanks Ste, but I did a lot of research and couldn't find anything like this for less:

Processor: Athlon-64 X2 3800

Motherboard: MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum nForce4

Memory: 2048 MB [1024MB X2] DDR-400 PC3200 Memory Module Corsair-Value or Major Brand

Video Card: [PCI-Express 16x] Nvidia Geforce 6600GT 128MB

Hard Drive: 160 GB HARD DRIVES [S-ATA] Western Digital 160 GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache Hard Drive

Processor Cooling: CoolerMaster Liquid CPU Cooling(Aquagate Mini R80) Fan System Kit + 2 EXTRA CASE FANS

PSU: Standard Case Power Supply(420 W)

CD-RW/DVD-RW Drive: 16x DVD-ROM + 52x32x52 CD-RW Combo Drive Beige

Also includes all the other components.

I really want to overclock this to at least 2.4 Ghz with liquid cooling (just in case)
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