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My new i5 rig vs CyberpowerPC i7 860 rig

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September 14, 2009 1:27:44 AM

Hey guys,

Just finished planning my new i5 rig I'm planning on building but noticed that newegg.ca is offering a similarly powered CyberpowerPC Core i7 860 rig for about the same price. Once you include a monitor with the CyberpowerPC option, the costs are virtually the same (around $1400 canadian)

Here is the link to the CyberpowerPC rig I was looking at:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1688...

And here is my rig I'm planning (no OCing, gaming at 1680x1050) :

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
Sony Optiarc DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model AD-7241S-0B LightScribe Support - OEM
Item #: N82E16827118032
$31.99

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM
Item #: N82E16822148395
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$69.99

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
Hanns·G Hi-221DPB Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail
Item #: N82E16824254035
$169.99

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...
ENCORE ENUWI-N USB 2.0 802.11n Wireless Adapter - Retail
Item #: N82E16833180053
$25.99

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
SAPPHIRE 100279-1GL Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16814102849
$154.99

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ600MXSP 600W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC ... - Retail
Item #: N82E16817341017
$88.99

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
Microsoft CA9-00001 Black PS/2 Standard Basic Keyboard and Mouse - OEM
Item #: N82E1682310913
$18.99

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBHK - Retail
$87.49


http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Item...
Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retai
Item #: N82E16811129042
$69.99

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Item...
Intel Core i5 750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750
BIOSTAR TP55 LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard
$344.98

Total: CAN$1409 (includes taxes, shipping, etc)

Thoughts about this?? The CyberpowerPC rig is virtually the same, except it has the better/faster processor. Is CyberpowerPC a reputable company? Would the parts in the CyberpowerPC rig be less reliable? etc etc

Thanks in advance


September 14, 2009 2:38:44 AM

Every part that Cyberpower uses that specs a name brand make and model (like Corsair 750XYZ power supply) is of course the same as if you bought it yourself.

Everything else (eg 750W major brand psu (wide price/quality range), 7200 rpm disk (try and get a WD black), 4GB DDR3 1333 corsair or major brand memory (timings?), etc) is where the problems - if any - are.

If your careful, you can get them to build for $100 +/- what it should cost you.
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September 14, 2009 5:15:10 AM

Frankly that Cyberpower rig a good value for money...
It has a better mobo than the one you have listed...Its an ASUS mobo...If you take into account the cost of the parts separately, then they come down to nearly the same price...But you get a fully working assembled PC...
So if you dont overclock much, then I would certainly recommend that solely for its value...Only think that I would change is the PSU...

But the other parts that you have listed are a little better like the case, RAM and PSU...And most probably Cyberpower would have locked the BIOS so overclocking might not be possible...Well it wont be required as intel Turbo mode would do that for you...

So read the reviews of that PC and then take the decision...
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September 14, 2009 7:03:37 AM

http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=29812&vpn=THREE%... $57.99 CAD
Antec Three Hundred Mini Tower Gaming Case 300 ATX 3X5.25 6X3.5INT No PS Front USB & Audio

http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=37047&vpn=OCZ550... $80.48 CAD After Mail In Rebate: $55.48 CAD
OCZ FATAL1TY 550W ATX12V 20/24PIN Active PFC ATX Modular Power Supply 120MM Fan 80PLUS Black

http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=42284&vpn=GA-P55... $109.99 CAD
Gigabyte P55M-UD2 mATX LGA1156 P55 DDR3 2PCI-E 2PCI SATA2 RAID Video Sound GLAN Motherboard

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Item... Combo Discount: -$5.00 Combo Price: $367.98 CAD
Intel Core i5 750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750 - Retail
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders w/ Tech Guarantee - OEM | Includes free Windows 7 upgrade coupon

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... $87.99 CAD
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL - Retail
Dual Channel Intel Core i5 & Core i7 CPU for P55 motherboard

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... $63.99 CAD Free Shipping*
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... $154.99 CAD
SAPPHIRE 100279-1GL Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... $31.99 CAD
Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner with LightScribe LightScribe Support - OEM

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... $18.99 CAD
Microsoft CA9-00001 Black 103 Normal Keys 3 Function Keys PS/2 Standard Basic Keyboard and Mouse Mouse Included - OEM

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683... $25.99 CAD
ENCORE ENUWI-N IEEE 802.11b/g, IEEE 802.11n Draft 2.0 USB 2.0 802.11n Wireless Adapter Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates 64/128-bits WEP Encryption WPA, WPA2 WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK - Retai

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... $169.99
Hanns·G Hi-221DPB Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1 Built in Speakers - Retail

Total: $1,170.07 CAD *not including shipping, tax, and mail in rebates
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