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post #1 of 35
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Ok guys I know normally pretty much everyone is in agreement that Newegg and do it your self computers are better. In fact they are usually cheaper and have more powerful components.

In this case though I'm having a touch time figuring out what to do. I'm making a new PC for my girl and after going to Newegg and throwing all the parts in the basket I thought I'd try Ibuypower.

This PC would have the exact same specs, only difference being is Newegg it could be a Cooler Master Storm Scout case and at Ibuypower it would be a Cooler Master HAF 922 case. Also Newegg would have Micro ATX Asus MB and Ibuy would have a reg MSI board. Note she does not Overclock at all...

With all that said...

Price at Newegg = $780
Price at Ibuy = $621

It's over a hundred dollar difference?!

Specs are as follows

Core i3 540 (3.06 ghz)
4 gigs of ram DDR 1600
MSI MB (ibuypower) or ASUS MB (newegg)
Radeon 6850
Corsaid 650 Watt PSU
750 GB Hard Drive
Windows 7 Home 64 bit

What do you guys suggest?
post #2 of 35
Ibuy...? I mean, doesn't it seem obvious?
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post #3 of 35
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Honestly I cannot tell if you are being sarcastic to avoid Ibuypower or if you are being sarcastic to go with Ibuypower lol.

The face in your avatar. That was mine after reading your post lol
post #4 of 35
This should help


Quote:
From Ibuypower.

Case
NZXT Phantom Full Tower Gaming Case - Black

Processor
Intel® Core™ i7 950 Processor (4x 3.06GHz/8MB L3 Cache)

Processor Cooling
Liquid CPU Cooling System [SOCKET-1366] - [Free Upgrade] Standard 120mm Fan

Memory
6 GB [2 GB X3] DDR3-1333 - ** FREE Upgrade to DDR3-1600 ** Corsair or Major Brand

Video Card
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 - 1GB - Single Card ** FREE Upgrade to GTX 460 1GB Single Card **

Video Card Brand
Major Brand Powered by ATI or NVIDIA
Motherboard

[SLI] MSI X58 PRO-E
Motherboard USB / SATA Interface

Motherboard default USB / SATA Interface

Power Supply
750 Watt -- Corsair CMPSU-750TX

Primary Hard Drive
1 TB HARD DRIVE -- 64M Cache, 7200 RPM, 6.0Gb/s - Single Drive

Optical Drive
24X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive - Black
2nd Optical Drive

3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard

Network Card

Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100)
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium + Office Starter 2010 (Includes basic versions of Word and Excel) - 64-Bit

Keyboard
iBUYPOWER USB Keyboard - Black

Mouse
iBUYPOWER Internet Mouse

Warranty
Standard Warranty Service - Standard 3-Year Limited Warranty + Lifetime Technical Support

Rush Service
Rush Service Fee (not shipping fee) - No Rush Service

$1059
Quote:
From Newegg,

ASUS 24X Burner Black SATA Model DRW-24B3LT LightScribe Support - OEM

NZXT Phantom PHAN-001BK Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Western Digital AV-GP WD10EVDS 1TB SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal AV Hard Drive -Bare Drive

ASUS ENGTX460 DirectCU (Fermi) 768MB 192-bit GDDR5

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ...

MASSCOOL G751 Shin-Etsu Thermal Interface Material

Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 998778

MSI X58 Pro-E LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Full

Scythe S-FLEX SFF21E 120mm Case Fan

CORSAIR CWCH50-1 High Performance CPU Cooler

$1,406.88 (Not counting mouse/keyboard/shipping)


post #5 of 35
lol i always knew newegg was pretty overpriced.

used hardware FTW!

and I agree that it is pretty obvious that ibuy is the better choice.
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post #6 of 35
^2 How does that help anything?
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post #7 of 35
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Yeah see. I mean I HATE saying it as Newegg has always been good to me, but in the end they are just much more expensive. Plus I'd have to do it all myself when the parts arrived.
post #8 of 35
I got newegg's down to $680...

There is something about iBuy that raises the red flag... but thats just me.
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Originally Posted by Hexa View Post
Yeah see. I mean I HATE saying it as Newegg has always been good to me, but in the end they are just much more expensive. Plus I'd have to do it all myself when the parts arrived.
Yah but thats the fun part
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post #10 of 35
if you get ibuy: no OC and probably one of those cheapo rams... plus no fun factor.

I would get on Ebay and buy some good used parts and get rest on newegg... it's more fun.
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