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Sorry if i posted this in the wrong section, but I do not know where else to put it.

I want to build my own computer, but I have never done it before. so i don't know if i will do it right. The computer I'm building will be for 3D rendering and video edting for possible commercial use so it has to work well. Im not sure if i could build a computer well enough to last a long time the first time i ever did it. (I have replaced graphics cards, RAM, hard drives etc but never actually built a computer)

Anyway if i don't build it on my own, I was thinking of getting a computer from http://ironsidecomputers.com/ but I don't know if they (or any company in general) can be trusted. There are horror stories that people have had using this company, and all the positive reviews are from people on various forums that only have 1 post made on the same day they joined.. (But that seems to be the norm for any computer company) I just cant trust someone who only made one post on the same day they joined because there is a high probability that its just someone from the company who goggled themselves, then made an account to post positive spam about themselves in a topic mentioning them.

That being said, should i trust this company? (I alredly dont care for HP, Dell, ibuypower, etc) or is there another company that builds computers that can be trusted more?

Alternatively, how hard would it be to just build the computer i want myself?

If i did build the computer, here is the part list that I am going for right now:

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/JakeAnderson/saved/1DXK

I have never gathred parts for a computer before, and this list is what i got after posting earlier for help and changing some of the original parts, but I still don't know if its good.
Edited by ChrisLSimpson - 5/26/13 at 8:39am
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From what I just researched on YouTube and their website, they do seem reputable.
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They seem fine, nobody spends that much time on a website to have it be a fake.

PS: Dont use the Extreme 4, it has bad pack mosfets. Try for a Gigabyte 990FX-UD3 or the Extreme 6.
Also I hear terrible terrible things about the NZXT Phantom. Try a Corsair case or the Fractal Design Define R4. Everything else seems decent.

PS: What country do you live in?

PPS: Thanks for showing me that site, I like to know my competition even though I'm based out of Canada.
Edited by ADHDadditiv - 5/28/13 at 3:07pm
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Originally Posted by ADHDadditiv View Post

They seem fine, nobody spends that much time on a website to have it be a fake.

PS: Dont use the Extreme 4, it has bad pack mosfets. Try for a Gigabyte 990FX-UD3 or the Extreme 6.
Also I hear terrible terrible things about the NZXT Phantom. Try a Corsair case or the Fractal Design Define R4. Everything else seems decent.

PS: What country do you live in?

PPS: Thanks for showing me that site, I like to know my competition even though I'm based out of Canada.

Internet guide 101:
You know that you can have pre-made website right? All the edit you then have to do are minimal... Every forums, 99% websites or 99% online shop were pre-made all they did was editing the background, menu, etc. Something that require little knowledge.

Not saying this is a fake website but if you judge a site by its appearance you are going to have a bad time. The first thing a scam website doesn't want is to look fishy for some obvious reasons.

I heard a lot of stories about people buying (replicas) online on a good looking and complex web-site not like "china-online.com" and they ended loosing their money because they didn't suspect it. The best way to judge if a website is legit is to check where it is hosted, for how long and check if it is a trusted dealer (does anybody reported this website?)
Also, if they don't take paypal and worst a credit card, then your chance of being victim of a scam dramatically increase. If you have to use western union or bank wire (this one is a 100% chance of being scammed) don't buy.

@OP, they accept paypal and credit cards so what ever happen you still have a protection.
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Originally Posted by ADHDadditiv View Post

They seem fine, nobody spends that much time on a website to have it be a fake.

PS: Dont use the Extreme 4, it has bad pack mosfets. Try for a Gigabyte 990FX-UD3 or the Extreme 6.
Also I hear terrible terrible things about the NZXT Phantom. Try a Corsair case or the Fractal Design Define R4. Everything else seems decent.

PS: What country do you live in?

PPS: Thanks for showing me that site, I like to know my competition even though I'm based out of Canada.

This is 990FX we're talking about, not Z77.

The mosfets on the 990FX Extreme4 are fine...
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This is 990FX we're talking about, not Z77.

The mosfets on the 990FX Extreme4 are fine...
Ah ok, someone had told me that all the Extreme 4's had that problem. Thanks for clearing that up. Though I would still go for the Gigabyte over the AsRock.
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Internet guide 101:
You know that you can have pre-made website right? All the edit you then have to do are minimal... Every forums, 99% websites or 99% online shop were pre-made all they did was editing the background, menu, etc. Something that require little knowledge.

Not saying this is a fake website but if you judge a site by its appearance you are going to have a bad time. The first thing a scam website doesn't want is to look fishy for some obvious reasons.

I heard a lot of stories about people buying (replicas) online on a good looking and complex web-site not like "china-online.com" and they ended loosing their money because they didn't suspect it. The best way to judge if a website is legit is to check where it is hosted, for how long and check if it is a trusted dealer (does anybody reported this website?)
Also, if they don't take paypal and worst a credit card, then your chance of being victim of a scam dramatically increase. If you have to use western union or bank wire (this one is a 100% chance of being scammed) don't buy.

@OP, they accept paypal and credit cards so what ever happen you still have a protection.
I know, but I have seen the pre-made websites, these people clearly knew what they were doing and put quite a bit of work into this. I am personally making a site and I have found out how annoyingly hard it is, even with a template. But I do see your point, I did only search for about 20 minutes, so I didn't find anything this impressive.
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There are many reputable system integrators online, you just look around. There are many here, just looking at their packages etc they seem to be about on par with the others I have seen, too expensive biggrin.gif I find it amusing, I build and sell systems here in the US and for what they charge for their base top of the line 8350 gaming rig $2500 I could build that rig for a little more than $1300 and be much better
Edited by azrael36 - 5/28/13 at 4:36pm
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