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Yeah, I would bump the graphics and power supply. You might even look at parting it out via NewEgg and such and see if you can get the cost a bit lower. Sometimes you can.
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Depends what else is in that deal. Most of the bigger combo deals ive seen with 5+ items try to stick you with an awful PSU or a case you dont really want (or both). When I was looking for my parts I looked through a bunch of the big combo deals but ultimately none had exactly what I wanted. They dont save you enough money to just buy a repeat part, such as that crappy PSU they usually stick you with. Also, you usually see a combo that is just under your budget, but then its missing a video card or some drives or something else that you need and it pushes it over once you add it. In the end I found the 2 or 3 item combos much more usefull as you pretty much pick all parts yourself instead of getting whatever they have overstock on.

1333 MHz RAM should be enough for a SB based build. Most go with 1600+ though, but benches show very small gains on anything more.
    
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I can build him one...I do think its a waste of money to get the $674 rig from ibuypower then have to spend another $200 for upgrades so it can do what its suppose too. I'm great friends with his father and he's kind of naive, but I try and convince him.
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post #14 of 41
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Originally Posted by T3chAdd1ct View Post
ibuypower is garbage, even Alienware is better than their build quality. They use cheap components and are overpriced. You are much better building one yourself. Get at least a 5770 if not a 6850 for gaming. Anything less than that and you will be reduced to watching slideshows.

BTW that psu is really lacking. Its a generic psu that will fail in a few months and that gpu is low end, only good for HTPCs. everything else seems good, but then again the motherboard and ram is probably some generic brand too.


Umm, they use the same parts that DIY'ers use, how can the build quality be any different?
post #15 of 41
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I can build him one...I do think its a waste of money to get the $674 rig from ibuypower then have to spend another $200 for upgrades so it can do what its suppose too. I'm great friends with his father and he's kind of naive, but I try and convince him.
Maybe you should show him ur rig, and show him games on it, it will change his mind. I think if you offer to build one for a similar price, but give him a fancy case, he will want it. Kids love fancy looking cases, thats why Alienware and ibuypower are so profitable.
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The PC doesnt have an OS. I have Windows 7 H.P. and wanted to give his HDD a nice copy of mine so he could save $110 for his build.
you can't give him your OS unless you stop using it, and even then you can only do so if you have a full retail version...
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you can't give him your OS unless you stop using it, and even then you can only do so if you have a full retail version...
I do have the retail version, I plan on having a second rig just for media and movies...thats why I invested in a hard copy of it. I can put it on 3 pc's
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post #18 of 41
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I do have the retail version, I plan on having a second rig just for media and movies...thats why I invested in a hard copy of it.
so how many copies do you have? One copy = one rig.
post #19 of 41
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Maybe you should show him ur rig, and show him games on it, it will change his mind. I think if you offer to build one for a similar price, but give him a fancy case, he will want it. Kids love fancy looking cases, thats why Alienware and ibuypower are so profitable.
That is true, we do seem to love fancy cases lol. I bought myself a HAF 912 for $40 on Geeks.com (thought it was a great price for the case), and I don't see why people say it's ugly...if you're getting it for $40. I spent the money to buy some plexiglass and me and my dad made a really nice window with car window trim on it and the case looks awesome now.

But, I wasn't all about the case, I actually put good parts into my machine to, not just buying the first thing that I see on the internet that says "Gaming"..
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so how many copies do you have? One copy = one rig.
1 copy= 3 pc's thats what it says in small print. Actually large print on the back of the box for Home Premium Edition

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