Thoughts on this Newegg build?

iBUYPOWER Gamer Supreme 941SLC
Intel Core i7 930(2.8GHz)
Motherboard: Asus P6T SE
12GB (2GB x6) DDR3-1600
LG Blu-Ray Combo Drive
ATI Radeon HD5850 1GB
800W PSU
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Subtotal: $1,699

At $1699, it seems like a pretty damn good deal. I've priced the parts separately on Newegg and it came to $1,670. So it's like paying $20 for assembly, and lifetime tech support (however inept). And going through Newegg seems like a plus -- aside from their customer service reputation, I can't help but think that iBuypower takes some extra care with the merchandise it sells through an influential reseller like Newegg.

Any thoughts on the bang/buck ratio (self-built rigs aside for the moment)?
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  1. What is the brand name of the power supply?
  2. KelticSunrise said:
    What is the brand name of the power supply?

    That's a good question, and I don't have an answer for it. In fact, that's really the only thing left that bothers me about the deal. Some of the PSUs on their site are simply labeled iBuypower. They charge $30 something more, if I recall, for a 750W Corsair.

    It bothers me, but I don't think it's a dealbreaker at all.
  3. how do you put up the parts separately?

    it's a "X" motherboard, "X"power supply, "X" branded harddrive, and "X" branded everything.

    x58 mobos can go from $150 to $350, 5850s go from $299 to $340 and so on, you can't get an accurate price like if you built it yourself. what i'd suggest:

    MOBO: --- $159

    CPU: ---$295

    MEMORY: ---$360

    HDD: x2=$180

    OPTICAL: ---$65

    and ---$24

    GPU: ---$309

    PSU: ---$110

    OS: ---$105

    TOTAL: 1608

    you'll get a better psu, memory, gpu, harddrive and probably mobo.

    OEMs ussualy choose the lowest quality parts they can find and sell it to you expensiver than the good ones
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