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That's refreshing.

 

It's been years since these boutique companies have not offered a decent power supply.

 


iBuyPower's 400w, 500w, & 600w standard power supplies are actually decent Solytech made units.

They honestly should be offering at least something with APFC & 80+ Certification, but the basic units are not system killers.

 

The 300w I have no clue about, it's far too generic from the outside to tell, and I can't find any pictures of the internals.

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Origen AE cases : http://www.origenae.co.kr/en/index.htm , build yours smile.gif

You're actually wrong, but Steiger uses a modified version from the same manufacturer as Origen. The Steiger case is now available for purchase on their site for $869.

I have the Origen M10 for my htpc and I must say its the nicest PC case I've ever seen, the thick aluminum is leagues beyond even my TJ07.
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Here's a review by AnandTech: http://www.anandtech.com/show/6752/ibuypower-revolt-system-review-closing-the-boutique-and-opening-the-store

 

It's cool for someone who doesn't know how to build a computer, but it's over priced for what you get. What I don't get is why they use a single 8GB stick. Haven't they heard of dual channel?

Just build it yourself, there are some nice, slim mITX cases out there.

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Maybe they wanted to be nice and allow a simple RAM upgrade...

The only issue is that it's usually not advised to mix-and-match RAM sticks unless if you can find the exact same model of the stick, which is usually a hassle.


EDIT: Building a mini-ITX is harder than a micro or standard ITX than many people would think. Spacing between all of the components is extremely important, as it's too easy to buy the supposedly perfect CPU heatsink, only to find that it was a milimeter too thick for the case, or pushes into the mobo's sardine voltage regulators.

Here's a Tom's Hardware's mini-ITX radeon 7750 build: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/mini-itx-gaming-radeon-hd-7750,3369.html


EDIT2: Though there are some great mini-ITX mobos available.
Edited by A Bad Day - 2/16/13 at 8:07pm
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I tried configuring one on their website, then went to NewEgg and put the same parts in a cart (different but comparable case and PSU). There was only a $120 difference. The markup is lower than I expected.
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Maybe they wanted to be nice and allow a simple RAM upgrade...

The only issue is that it's usually not advised to mix-and-match RAM sticks unless if you can find the exact same model of the stick, which is usually a hassle.

 

It's most likely due to inventory. They probably have more single sticks on hand than sets.

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post #27 of 47

Title is wrong. Its IBuyPower, not iBuyer

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I'm excited to see their review of the Steiger Dynamics LEET. That is one hell of a custom PC they've put together.

OMG that thing is amazing!!

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It's actually a solid, 80+ Gold unit from FSP's server division. Which is the better half of the FSP brand.

Thanks for clearing that up. I was looking around for gold or platinum rated PSU's in the flexatx (?) form factor a short while ago and I was wondering where IBuyPower got theirs from. I also wish I could see the motherboard in Anand's review even after his description of who made it and what was modified. Found it on their own site.


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I like how the motherboard in the Revolt isn't really "their own design", it's ASRocks Z77E ITX motherboard with functionality removed - wth!? I guess that's how all vendors do it? (I don't buy a lot of vendor built configs)

That is how how the bigger vendors do it but not boutique sellers. Boutique sellers buy the same parts regular consumers can get. By getting customized parts and having aggressive prices targeted for mass consumers iBuyPower is trying to step its game and grow into a company like Dell or HP instead of just being a small time specialty seller to people with more money than time to build their own PC.

Steiger's Leet is awesome but it simply can't fill the role of being an everyman's performance gaming PC like the Alienware X51 or the Revolt do because of its price point targeting the wealthy.
Edited by mutantmagnet - 2/17/13 at 3:15am
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Here's a review by AnandTech: http://www.anandtech.com/show/6752/ibuypower-revolt-system-review-closing-the-boutique-and-opening-the-store

It's cool for someone who doesn't know how to build a computer, but it's over priced for what you get. What I don't get is why they use a single 8GB stick. Haven't they heard of dual channel?


Just build it yourself, there are some nice, slim mITX cases out there.

Higher density is better than fully populated. I wish more companies you but a single high density stick then populate all the slots with RAM I'm going to throw away.
 
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