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Old 06-23-2005, 06:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am buying a computer system for gaming... but here's the problem. I went to the 2 sites you recommended (Cyberpower and Ibuypower) but before ordering, I checked out their customer reviews... seems they were really bad.

Now my question is where can I find out which site has the fewest problems? I know that mostly only people who have had problems will bother to post, so I'm trying to take that into account.

Is Cyberpower really as awful as the reviews would indicate? I had configured a great system there but the reviews said that MANY of their systems were dead on arrival. At least one review said they had replaced the chosen parts with cheap subsitutes. (specifically the mother board and chip)

Short of googling every site out there that sells systems...what can I do to be sure I am dealing with someone I can trust?

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Old 06-23-2005, 08:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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NewEgg is good, TigerDirect is OK but they can be a bit overpriced, and ZipZoomFly I hear is good.


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Old 06-23-2005, 08:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 06-23-2005, 08:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
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im happy to say.. so far i have bought nothing from "TigerDirect" and "Outpost" , simply because thy are crooks disguised as comp e-Tailers.

i have ordered from and not had problems with so far... Newegg, ChiefValue, Xoxide, Monarchcomputer, coolerguys, eWiz, SVC, zipzoomfly.
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Old 06-23-2005, 11:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
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TigerDirect is godly compared to most stores, but most stores suck.

Monarch is rumored to be great for custom PC's, but I am CDN so I have never had the chance to order from their (And i build my own PC's anyways)
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Old 06-24-2005, 03:24 AM   #6 (permalink)
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cyberpower sucks, ibuypower sucks; they both suck

monarch is great on the other hand, you can't go wrong with them

in addition, cyber/ibuy give you an option of crappy parts, while monarch has decent parts you can choose from

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Old 06-24-2005, 03:38 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Well, we actually decided to buy form Monarch. We stayed close to our budget and got everthing we wanted. Even shipping to Hawaii was reasonable.

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Power Supply: 100964 - PS 500W - Ultra X-Connect ULT31558 ATX 12
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Motherboard: 110802 - Gigabyte GA-K8NS Ultra-939 Audio/GB-LAN/U
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2nd Memory: 140019 - DDR (400) 3200 - 1 GB Patriot
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Old 06-24-2005, 08:30 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Did you buy that already?

If you didnt, get a 3700+ Venice instead of a 3800+, and drop down to 2x 512 sticks of RAM

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