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Tech support for a pre-built? Are you kidding? The closest thing they have to halfway decent tech support is "Send it to us and we will look at it."

If you want tech support you build it yourself with components from good companies, that way if something DOES break you are down for a couple weeks waiting for an RMA rather than a couple months waiting for them to get around to looking at the entire computer before sending it back and saying "Nothing is wrong."

iBuyPower and Cyberpower are decent companies, but they overcharge for the exact same parts you would use if you built yourself, and will do what they can to weasel out of supporting a product. Ive bought from them for clients who insisted on a pre-built "for the tech support" in the past and I was unimpressed by the customer service. And on more than one occasion the tech support was a joke.
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OP, YGPM. I'm selling my sig rig for cheap, anyone interested pm me! SUB $800 range
not to be a douche, but why would you get an i5 2500k and drop it into a H series mobo? That's just plain dumb.
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not to be a douche, but why would you get an i5 2500k and drop it into a H series mobo? That's just plain dumb.
I don't think he had a choice, it is a mine ITX board. They didn't have the P67 boards for ITX, don't know if they do yet.
I think they have some Z68 boards for ITX.
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dude, get rid of that 965 and get a 955 to save money, they all are the same chip. With that board, all you gotta do is crank up the multiplier and BAM, you got a 975 for 119$!!!!
I don't think the OP's friend will be overclocking.
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I don't think the OP's friend will be overclocking.
but when it is so easy to take a 955 and make it match a 970, then there is no point in getting anything but the 955.
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but when it is so easy to take a 955 and make it match a 970, then there is no point in getting anything but the 955.
way to easy... to the point where I don't even know why they are still selling the 970 @ the price, because i'll rather spend 40 more and get an i5 2500k. TBH, I believe the 970 is way OP, bring it down to 129.99 and drop the 955 and have the 965 109.99.
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Thanks again everyone for all the input. I will let him know about all of this. I forgot to mention he's getting a free xbox in the deal as well, but then again the person who was going to buy it from him back out. So, I was saying he could put that money towards the computer and get a better video card. I will post the final decision, but thanks again for all of those builds.
 
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