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post #21 of 28
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Originally Posted by murray8144 View Post
Here's the system I have on order from CyberPower for $1254

Q6600 (GO) on an eVGA 780i
2 x eVGA 8800gt
2gb PC6400 DDR2/800
turbo x-dreamer case
sigma shark 635w PSU
thermaltake max orb heat sink
250GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 8MB Cache 7200RPM HD
16x dvd rom
VISTA 32
internal wireless card
3 extra case fans

I think i've learned enough on the forum to build my own, but try as I may (at least on TigerDirect and NewEgg), I can't put together these components for anywhere near $1254. Am I looking on the wrong websites for components? Or did I just stumble onto a good deal at CyberPower.com?

Like I said, I would rather build it myself, just for the experience, but I can't justify doing it myself AND pay $200 more than the CyberPower package.

Thanks all!
1.That PSU is crap buy something like COOLMAX 700W
2.need more RAM if you are planning to make a gaming one
3.what case fans "3 extra case fans" is nothing it could be anything like crap
4.you can try making a Tri-SLI by buying 1 extra 8600 GT
XXXUnknownXXX
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Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 4.1 GHz DFI Lanparty DK P35 T2RS 2 x eVGA 8800 GTS GDDR3 512 MB in Nvidia SLI 2 x 2 GB OCZ Reaper HPC Edition DDR2 800 PC2-6400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
4 x 150 GB Raptors (X) 10,000 RPM in Raid 0 + 1 Lite-On Black SATA Blu-Ray DVD ROM DH-4O1S-08 XP Professional 64-Bit/Vista Ultimate 64-Bit Acer Black 22" Widescreen LCD WSXGA (1680 x 1050) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard Silverstone DA-1200-Watts Nvidia SLI Certified Cooler Master CM Stacker 830 Black ATX Full Tower Razer Diamondback Blue Gaming Mouse 
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QPAD CT Black Gaming Mouse Pad 
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XXXUnknownXXX
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Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 4.1 GHz DFI Lanparty DK P35 T2RS 2 x eVGA 8800 GTS GDDR3 512 MB in Nvidia SLI 2 x 2 GB OCZ Reaper HPC Edition DDR2 800 PC2-6400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
4 x 150 GB Raptors (X) 10,000 RPM in Raid 0 + 1 Lite-On Black SATA Blu-Ray DVD ROM DH-4O1S-08 XP Professional 64-Bit/Vista Ultimate 64-Bit Acer Black 22" Widescreen LCD WSXGA (1680 x 1050) 
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Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard Silverstone DA-1200-Watts Nvidia SLI Certified Cooler Master CM Stacker 830 Black ATX Full Tower Razer Diamondback Blue Gaming Mouse 
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post #22 of 28
You can't ask that on this site. Build it man...
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post #23 of 28
Mine is up for sale,top notch parts.Interest?
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E6850 SLA,G0,@3.7 P5N32 SLi/680iSB=Jing ting/nb=spirit II[1203]bios] MSI 470 GTX[order on his way] 4 gig ocz Reapers pc 8500 
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2 WD 250gig 16mb/raid 0\1 WD640 AALS 32MB win xp pro sp3/Windows 7 Beta LCD,22"=Samsung 2MS,226BW,52"samsung LN5A550 Thermaltake xaser 
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oczgamexstream700 wtt x blade/modded Razor deathadder thermaltake gamer pad/led 
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E6850 SLA,G0,@3.7 P5N32 SLi/680iSB=Jing ting/nb=spirit II[1203]bios] MSI 470 GTX[order on his way] 4 gig ocz Reapers pc 8500 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2 WD 250gig 16mb/raid 0\1 WD640 AALS 32MB win xp pro sp3/Windows 7 Beta LCD,22"=Samsung 2MS,226BW,52"samsung LN5A550 Thermaltake xaser 
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post #24 of 28
Thread Starter 
ok - i'll take all that advice and cancel my cyberpower order.

thanks for the opinions!
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Q6600 @ 3.6 EVGA 780i 2 x EVGA GTX 460 4GB G.Skill 6400 
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Caviar SE 16 250gb Lite-On LH-20A1L-06 Vista 64 22" LCD 
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PCP&C Silencer 750 Antec 900 
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Q6600 @ 3.6 EVGA 780i 2 x EVGA GTX 460 4GB G.Skill 6400 
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Caviar SE 16 250gb Lite-On LH-20A1L-06 Vista 64 22" LCD 
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post #25 of 28
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ok - i'll take all that advice and cancel my cyberpower order.

thanks for the opinions!
Check my rig if you liked?
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E6850 SLA,G0,@3.7 P5N32 SLi/680iSB=Jing ting/nb=spirit II[1203]bios] MSI 470 GTX[order on his way] 4 gig ocz Reapers pc 8500 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2 WD 250gig 16mb/raid 0\1 WD640 AALS 32MB win xp pro sp3/Windows 7 Beta LCD,22"=Samsung 2MS,226BW,52"samsung LN5A550 Thermaltake xaser 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
oczgamexstream700 wtt x blade/modded Razor deathadder thermaltake gamer pad/led 
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E6850 SLA,G0,@3.7 P5N32 SLi/680iSB=Jing ting/nb=spirit II[1203]bios] MSI 470 GTX[order on his way] 4 gig ocz Reapers pc 8500 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2 WD 250gig 16mb/raid 0\1 WD640 AALS 32MB win xp pro sp3/Windows 7 Beta LCD,22"=Samsung 2MS,226BW,52"samsung LN5A550 Thermaltake xaser 
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post #26 of 28
good deciscion! build it yourself man. i bought one from ibuypower and though i didn't have a single problem with it, my next one is going to built by myself. you feel much much more comfortable about the quality and integrity of the build when you do it yourself. you know exactly whats been done to it and its just a better experience than just "plugging it up and turning it on".

Also they only give you a select category of hardware to choose from. Do some research and ask around on here and you will come up with a build that is much more better than what they can offer you for the money. The advantes to using newegg and other sites for parts are greater than using that company anyway, even if you spend a little extra money on newegg, you cant beat their (newegg, ncixus, etc) customer support
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WD Caviar 250GB LG 18x Dual Layer Vista Home Premium LG FLATRON 24" 
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WD Caviar 250GB LG 18x Dual Layer Vista Home Premium LG FLATRON 24" 
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post #27 of 28
Yeah Cyberpower is a poor company they skimp on alot of parts such as the case and PSU. My friend JUST bought a computer from them and the mobo died in 2 weeks. Plus it crashed repeatidly. Not a very good company either. Plus there cable managment BLOWS it seems like they just throw a computer together with no thought as how it will look or even feal.
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post #28 of 28
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Originally Posted by murray8144 View Post
Q6600 (GO) on an eVGA 780i
2 x eVGA 8800gt
2gb PC6400 DDR2/800
turbo x-dreamer case
sigma shark 635w PSU
thermaltake max orb heat sink
250GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 8MB Cache 7200RPM HD
16x dvd rom
VISTA 32
internal wireless card
3 extra case fans
The Q6600 is overpriced right now, if you're going to be gaming (and this sure looks like a gaming rig) I'd prefer an e8400 for $199...http://www.microcenter.com/search/se...oup=byopc_proc
Add:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188024 ($250) I hate looking at SLI boards - it's $100 for extra PCIE lanes and nothing else.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130334 (x2=$340.00) The 9600GT is to the 8800GT what the 8800GT is to the GTS: 90% of the performance for 80% of the price. It also scales better than the 8 series in SLI.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146565 ($35) I don't care what people say about Ballistix. For $35.00? They're worth $35!
Antec 900 case: $100
PCP&C 610w PSU: $120
Arctic Cooling Freezer: $15
Seagate 250gb HDD: $70
DVD Drive: $30
Vista OEM: $85

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$1245.00 before taxes. I'd be willing to bet you can find a cheaper pair of GT's and you could economize on the case and PSU from there to save $80 or so. If you're willing to go ATI rather than NVIDIA you could probably save a few bucks too with a P35 board and a 3870x2; that would be comparable performance, but it's a compromise and for a thousand bucks you should get what you want.
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Wolfdale 8400@Stock, 1.1125 Vcore, 1.07 post droop Gigabyte GA-p35-DS3L 8800GT (EVGA) OCZ DDR2 1066 
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Seagate 7200.10 250gb Samsung IDE XP Home SP2B Hanns G 17' 
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GE Ps2 PC Power and Cooling 610w NZXT hush (Black) Microsoft optical 
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Wolfdale 8400@Stock, 1.1125 Vcore, 1.07 post droop Gigabyte GA-p35-DS3L 8800GT (EVGA) OCZ DDR2 1066 
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Seagate 7200.10 250gb Samsung IDE XP Home SP2B Hanns G 17' 
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