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Ibuypower has some of the best prices for a pre-build custom configurator -style PC site. Unfortunately their PSU and mobo options are limited and they purposely put certain option choices together so your build almost always ends up being around $1300-$1500. Try it. Try building a few pc's with similar cpu/gpu power and/or similar parts with different base configurator setups. Then try to purposely make a weaker one, and then a stronger one. It almost always, somehow, ends up in that range within a 200$ margin.

I bought my first PC from them when I first really got into PC gaming back in '04. A p4@3.0(northwood), 1gb of ddr2 and a FX 5900XT 128mb graphics card. also got a CRT, used the "professional wiring" $20 option and added a copy of windows in for a total of $1200~ after shipping. It was a pretty good deal. The right still runs, my parents now use it for the internet. Only had to replace one case fan so far.
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In other news: www.overclock.net sees an influx of new members asking for help overclocking their brand new ibuypower pc's.
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Originally Posted by Choggs396 View Post
That, and maybe you could introduce them to the hobby (building PC's). Everyone's gotta start somewhere.

Oh, and at least they are choosing the superior form of gaming.
I have gotten my friends into building pcs I am talking about everyday folk that shop at walmart.
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In other news: www.overclock.net sees an influx of new members asking for help overclocking their brand new ibuypower pc's.
Good then we can teach them things.
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Basic Sandy Bridge
i5 2500k with a 570 came out to about $1300....pretty much the same as going to Newegg (for their ibuypower combo) or their own website. Less options through Walmart of course. It's win win for both companies though. Walmart has a "build your own" option now and iBuypower reaches more customers.

Not that any of us will be buying through this option
Not to say that newegg doesn't have a lot of buying power, WalMart is freaking massive. We may see pretty low prices if walmart buys a ton of these and makes them available everywhere.
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Doesn't the 1075T alone cost almost $200?

Or does the MoBo+fan cost $140 extra? o.O
yeah but wouldn't that be added to a basic cost. Hence the + $140.
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I don't know much about iBuypower, but its better than the pc's that they sell now. May give Bestbuy a little competition. We'll see.
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post #68 of 158
Want a good pre-built system? Post what you want on OCN, find the parts on NCIX, price match them through shopbot and then pay NCIX an extra $50 to build it for you with the money you saved. Really guys, is that REALLY that hard?
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What the hell are you guys complaining about? All this means is that the custom computer world will be introduced to a wider audience of people, meaning more people playing pc games, which means a bigger demand for pc games, which means... I hope you guys see where I'm going with this.
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To look at the bright side for you gamers.... this could increase the market and potentially quality of pc games released in the future?
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