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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.

Did this as well. I was getting ready to build a system for my buddy with his tax return incoming but for some reason he hated every small enclosure I showed him. I kept telling him as often as we LAN he'll probably be sorry with a Mid or Full tower. So one day I sent him the link to this Revolt because I thought the size was impressive and he went head over heels for it. I explained the slight premium but for the warranty and lack of hassle (I don't have to troubleshoot!) he's good with the extra 100.

There's definitely a market for this for people looking to make the jump up from consoles, it's really not bad value.
   
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post #32 of 47
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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.

i didnt said it was THE SAME , i just provided the version of that case ... you just have to make the top panel and the fancy power button like the boutique and paint the inside black ? ... but i bet the dude was impressed with the top panel , a easy thing to make if you have the equipment...

... but nice to know they sell the case
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i didnt said it was THE SAME , i just provided the version of that case ... you just have to make the top panel and the fancy power button like the boutique and paint the inside black ? ... but i bet the dude was impressed with the top panel , a easy thing to make if you have the equipment...

... but nice to know they sell the case

There's a lot more differences than that, the screen being the main one...
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that's just... hang on... I gotta throw up. Be right back.
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Err, looks like a ... skip.
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The people throwing up, skipping it, mocking it, etc. are clearly not the market this is aimed at. My first "I'll build it go game" gaming pc back in the day (2002) was actually a Ibuypower, the system is actually perfectly fine to this day minus the crappy power supply I swapped out (they offered better, but when selecting parts I choose high wattage garbage over quality so it was my own error to be honest) Never bought a prebuilt after that though, not worth the $$.

For the price they are asking vs pricing it out piece by piece and spending the time to build it as well as risk rma's for a part, etc. it's really not bad for someone who is looking for a small, easy setup.

Again, overclock.net is clearly not the market they are after here
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post #37 of 47
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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.

I made systems with the same parts using IBP and pc part picker. Total difference was +$125 using ibuy. Also the difference would have been lower to if i didnt use the standard AMD config.
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I was hoping it was a real revolt. IBuyPower is straight doo doo!!
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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.

This is pretty inaccurate.
This system is surprisingly competitive with current DIY SFF prices.
And no, there aren't any nice, slim mITX cases out there yet that are for the consumer.

The major design feature, implemented with systems like the X51, ReVolt, and FNW Tiki, has to do with the positioning of the GPU.
There is a very small amount of these cases on the market right now. Most of them are tailored for the server market, and almost everything at this moment is sold by a boutique.

The market will change eventually, but for now, iBuyPower's ReVolt is the only economically sensible option for this particular SFF layout.
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I made systems with the same parts using IBP and pc part picker. Total difference was +$125 using ibuy. Also the difference would have been lower to if i didnt use the standard AMD config.

i guess you can put those +125$ on the custom case you cant buy anywhere lol


i think its a fair deal for those who doesnt have the time to build one or just doesnt care to

... they just want a computer , so they look for someone who can build/make them

if someone comes to me and ask me to make a computer , and tell me that the price is higher than the one he prebuild online ... ill just say "well then , why did u called me? just build it yourself." im not going to argue with that person , and even if he change his mind . i wont work for him ...
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