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IBUYPOWER Gamer Supreme 975i is it a good investment??

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August 30, 2009 3:42:38 PM

im thinking of getting the iBUYPOWER Gamer Supreme 975i from newegg but i want to know if i can get a better deal???
a b ) Power supply
August 30, 2009 3:49:08 PM

build your own for half the price using a i7 920 clocked with a good cooler
August 30, 2009 3:50:47 PM

should i use a liquid cooler or just go wit fans
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August 30, 2009 3:57:18 PM

Fans.
August 30, 2009 3:59:43 PM

if you plan on overclocking the hell out of it, liquid, otherwise fans should be good enough
a c 248 ) Power supply
August 30, 2009 4:06:49 PM

$3,099.00 seems like an awful lot of money for the system. You could probably purchase the components and assemble your own pc for a lot less money. It would also give you the freedom of choice to select different components if you want to.

Air cooling has improved quite a bit over the years. Depending on the configuration and components air cooling can be just as good as liquid cooling. The Coolermaster HAF 932 case used in the iBUYPOWER system has excellent ventilation, airflow, and cooling capacity. Technical reviews have been very favorable.
August 30, 2009 4:18:12 PM

the reason i need all of this power is because i am using it for gaming and game development
a c 248 ) Power supply
August 30, 2009 4:30:11 PM

Game development? That changes things. Please list software will you be using to develop games, especially video rendering.
August 30, 2009 4:32:55 PM

probably microsoft visual studio c# , c++, and xna and maybe some blender
August 30, 2009 5:20:30 PM

obsidian wouldnt i need more hard drive and ram
a b ) Power supply
August 30, 2009 5:31:37 PM

if you add 2 tb drives and 6 gigs more ram you at $2200 bout
a b ) Power supply
August 30, 2009 5:47:51 PM

^Your carts empty. Give us the Wishlist link.

+1 for building it. Ibuypower has a pretty bad reputation among the PC builders.

My recommendation:
i7 920

ASUS P6T (any version ie WS, SE,etc)

6*2GB DDR3 1600 (12GB Total)

Core Contact Freezer (esp. if OCing)

Antec 900 or HAF 932

2*640GB WDs in RAID 10 for DATA

Intel X25-M G2 (160GB) or Velociraptor 300GB for OS/Programs
Note: I do not recommend having the 80GB Intel SSD as it is too small with updates,etc. Many of the 3D programs (ie MAYA,etc) can easily eat up 10GB or so. Also note that I recommended the 2nd gen Intel SSD. http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=360...

ATI 4850 or similar nVidia card.
a b ) Power supply
August 30, 2009 7:42:48 PM

^Can't see it. You need to make the WishList PUBLIC. Can you just link us directly to the product?

edit: nevermind:

Here is the set up the OP's talking about: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


It's WAY over priced. You DO NOT need an unlocked CPU unless going to go for max OC/records,etc. An OCed i7 920 can easily beat that. A 3.3Ghz OC on the 920 is easy.
August 30, 2009 8:08:42 PM

this is the setup

2 x BFG Tech BFGEGTX2951792BE GeForce GTX 295 1792MB 896 (448 x 2)-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video ... - Retail




COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail

ASUS P6T7 WS Supercomputer LGA 1366 Intel X58 CEB Intel Motherboard - Retail



XIGMATEK HC NRP-HC1201 1200W ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V Ver. 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active ... - Retail



Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail



CORSAIR XMS3 12GB (6 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model HX3X12G1333C9 - Retail

2 x Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM



3 x SAMSUNG EcoGreen F2 HD103SI 1TB 5400 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM





Logitech G15 USB Wired Standard Gaming Keyboard - Retail

ASUS VK246H Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail



Logitech G9x Black Tilt Wheel USB Wired Laser Gaming Mouse - Retail

LITE-ON Black 4X Blu-ray Reader SATA Model iHOS104-06 - OEM



LITE-ON Black 4X Blu-ray Burner SATA Model DH-4B1S-08 - Retail

3 x ASUS X70 80mm Sleeve CPU Cooler - Retail



Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120 mm Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler W/TX-2 - Retail

the price is $3,459.79
a b ) Power supply
August 30, 2009 11:59:51 PM

^Yes as far as specs goes.

Here are the things I don't like:

1. XIGMATEK PSUs are low quality. DON'T EVER SKIMP ON THE PSU!

2. MASSIVE overkill on the GPU. What games do you plan to play?

3. 5400rpm drive??!?!? WTF?

4. You can build smiler one for MUCH cheaper. ~$1500-1600 MAX.
August 31, 2009 2:26:33 AM

well im doin game programming with a little bit of crysis and some blender mixed in which means i need a pretty powerful system
August 31, 2009 2:29:27 AM

but i agree with you on the hard drive and psu i must of missed somethin somewere along the line
August 31, 2009 2:30:37 AM

changes

COOLER MASTER Real Power Pro RS-C50-EMBA-D2 1250W ATX Form Factor 12V V2.3 / SSI standard EPS 12V V2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire ... - Retail

3 x Western Digital RE3 WD1002FBYS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM3 x
September 1, 2009 3:10:02 AM

one more change instead of
3 x Western Digital RE3 WD1002FBYS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM3 x im going to get one veloceraptor
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