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Just made an equivalent build on CyberPowerPC. Added in OS, case and dvd drive price roughly 200, still without mouse/ keyboard brings the build dragon made up to 1300, without shipping on parts from newegg.

link to build cyberpower: http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/saved/1EECD0

What do you think of the price for the prebuilt one? I really like the idea of a warranty, that's the thing that scares me the most on building one myself.

Building one yourself still has warranty! The only difference is that you need to isolate the faulty device if computer fails to boot, but we are here for that.

Just get the parts and build it yourself. Pre-built is a BIG no no.

You can save up a lot of cash and KNOW what is in. Plus isnt it much better sending back a faulty Video card (and still be able to use your computer if INTEL HD video in CPU) instead of sending entire computer and risk further damage on the shipping?
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post #22 of 33
While I can understand the desirability of a builders warranty, all the parts you buy will have a warranty and if you have to send it back for repair the disruption might not be any shorter than if you did it yourself. Also, by doing it yourself your knowledge increases - which always a good thing!.

It sounds intimidating to build it yourself, but it isn't. Read up first, watch some videos and then take your time and enjoy the process.

If you do go with the Cyberpower build I would get the max case fans option for +$9 - it is shown with them, but the case only comes with 2 fans stock.

Also, I would try to get a larger monitor. You are missing out and would have no need for a GTX670 with a 1280x1024 monitor.

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Ha thanks for the replies! I am kind of excited by the thought of building it myself. What kind of case would you guys suggest?
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post #24 of 33
If you liked the Corsair 300R for the Cyberpower build consider using it for your own build.

Case styling is a personal taste, but if you pick some out and post links you'll get plenty of feedback here.
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in staid of a 670 i think you should go with a 7950, if you want physx you can use your 8800 gt
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So I don't know much about what I should look for in a case, but i thought these looked cool. I like the idea of having a clear side though.

these two were pretty cool:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129021
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146025


Any thoughts, tips, suggestions?
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post #27 of 33
Based on the number of reviews, both models have sold a ton of cases. They are older designs though. I think both Antec and NZXT are making better cases with better features now.
Of the two I would go with the Antec 900

Otherwise I would consider:

NZXT 410 (lots of color options) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146091

Antec -
DF-35 $40 on sale http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129088
1100 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129178

Cooler Master, Corsair - lots of good brands.

Air filters, bottom mounted psu's, cable management, ability to add fans if they don't come with them are all things to look for. Removable hard drive cages are nice, but not essential. Also, make sure the case will be long enough inside for the gpu you select (most newer cases are these days). I would go with a midtower case.

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197

This is one of my all time fav cabinets smile.gif nice cabinet for 99 bucks
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197
This is one of my all time fav cabinets smile.gif nice cabinet for 99 bucks

That is a nice case - two 200 mm fans, roomy, $89 after mir, black interior and you could cut out the mesh and put in a side door window and become a builder and a modder! thumb.gif
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post #30 of 33
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I think I'm going to go with the Antec DF-35.

Thanks for the help! biggrin.gif
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