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My Pc built vs CyberPowerPC

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December 9, 2009 2:21:34 PM

Which system sounds more like a better deal?

My own built:

Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750 - Retail
CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2A1600C9 - Retail
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B
XFX HD-477A-YDFC Radeon HD 4770 512MB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail
ASUS P7P55 LX LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-730SS 730W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Modular LED Power Supply - Retail
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

$975.37 CAN

CyberPowerPC built link: www . newegg . ca / Product / Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883229130

Chipset Intel P55 (Anyone knows which Manufacturer is it? I think it's Gigabyte)
CPU Type Intel Core i5
CPU Speed 750(2.66GHz)
GPU/VPU Type NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT
Graphics Interface PCI Express 2.0 x16
Memory Capacity 4GB DDR3
Memory Speed DDR3 1333
HDD Capacity 500GB
HDD Interface SATA II
PSU: 700W
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium

$764.90 CAN

People keep telling me building your own PC is cheaper. So I've tried building my own PC but the cost is about the same. Note: The one I built is actually more expensive but has better Rams, Video Card, PSU, Hard Drive. Note 2: The CyberpowerPC is actually around 850$ but with further savings so it comes cheaper.

Conclusion: If it wasn't for the further savings, than both PCs are pretty close in price, the one I built will be around 80-100$ higher but better in areas I mentioned above. Still the cyberpowerPC is pretty decent and great price. I would like your opinion and suggestion on which system is a better deal. Furthermore, if you're able to find alternative parts to lower the price of my own built I would gladly appreciate the assistance.

One more question... Which Mobo is used on the cyberpowerPC?

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December 9, 2009 2:31:42 PM

I would post your question in the "Homebuild Systems" forum. Be sure to follow the format in the "How to ask for new build advice" sticky at the top of the forum. You'll get a better response that way.

One thing that has to go on your homebuilt computer is the PSU. Raidmax PSU's are absolute garbage. The little red voltage switch on the back of the PSU indicates it does not use active PFC. That is a red flag to turn and run unless you want to risk system instability or fried components in your new system.

I highly recommend getting a quality PSU from a manufacturer like Corsair, PC Power & Cooling, Seasonic, Antec, or OCZ.

This PSU is much higher quality than the Raidmax POS and actually puts out about the same amount of power since it's a quality unit. Cheap PSU's always over-rate their output voltage. Quality manufacturer's under-rate their PSU's.

CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail $98.49 - $20 MIR

This PSU would also easily power your system.

OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply compatible with core i7 - Retail $80.99 - $20 MIR

The homebuilt system would be a much better idea. OEM's cut corners anywhere they can. The fact that they don't list specific details on the RAM, HD, or PSU means you'll end up with sub-par components.

At least CyberPower uses a decent motherboard. The pictures of the system clearly show that the motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-P55M-UD2
December 9, 2009 6:31:50 PM

thanks for tip and good job detecting the mobo for me, I'll take the topic to homebuild system for more feedback. :D 
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