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Some help? inquiry made back a couple months ago .. 2600$ budget

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April 15, 2010 3:20:56 AM

Alright I posted my new system I was supposed to order a couple months ago but due to some finincial issues I did not get to order it ... hopefully now that is resolved and would like to post my new build I am considering .. The only thing I am questioning now is will a 5970 fit inside a gamer HAF 932 case??

gpu - ATI radeon HD 5970 - 2gb .. I remember the user madadmiral reffering this card to me and after researching it a bit am seriously considering it .. do you think crossfire 5870s for the extra 100$ and 10 or so fps would be worth it .. because Im thinking in terms of being granted the ability to crossfire the 5970s with the extra slot available when I can ... and how easy would it be to overclock the 5970 ??

psu - Corsair cmpsu 1000hx watt

RAM - EITHER .. 6gb ddr3 1800 or 6gb ddr3 1600 ... Im not sure if the 1800 is overkill or not but what would be the benifits towards the two?

cpu - i7 930 ( 2.8ghz ) Im most likely going to keep at stock settings ... I might overclock depending on how much leeway my fan would provide me

fan - coolermaster v8

HDD - 1TB HDD , ( since its from a boutique builder I am unsure what type of hdd is provided they do not say but I am willing to buy another hdd if it isnt adequate .. I have no interest in SSD simply because of the costs so please dont refer one )

Mobo - Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD5

Windows 7 proffesional and Im not inquiring assistance to any other component to the pc ... An oppinion on this monitor would be somewhat benificial although.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Also keep in mind that since Im building from a boutique builder ( Ibuypower ) they only offer a limited selection of components on some things ... such as the v8 fan is the highest quality fan and I personally dont think it will do bad performance wise for what I require .. future upgrade advice is appreciated though

Thanks
April 15, 2010 4:34:03 AM

Just to let you know, my 5970 fits in my HAF 932 just fine, with lots of room to spare.

Good choice on the 1000W; if you're looking to crossfire 5970's, AMD recommends 850W but it's better safe than sorry.
April 15, 2010 5:07:08 AM

Oh perfect :)  , and yeah I wouldnt want to be short on my power supply If I did decide to crossfire, thank you for your response
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April 15, 2010 7:17:12 AM

adam873873 said:
Oh perfect :)  , and yeah I wouldnt want to be short on my power supply If I did decide to crossfire, thank you for your response


As someone that bought from iBuypower I have a few insights.

As soon as you get it, look it over. I found memory not seated and my AM2+ retention bracket was MIA and in its place was an underperforming unamed aftermarket HSF.

I really can't stress enough the price difference of a personally built PC over anything you will order.

Also the satisfaction and experience/expertise is priceless. Besides the bracket and the memory being loose I had no problems with my iBuypower but I have heard some horror stories about their Customer Support/RMA process. Thankfully nothing I had to experience first hand.
April 15, 2010 1:49:03 PM

Ugh, don't buy from ibuyppower or cyberpowerpc.

Look at their resellerratings and better buisness bureau pages. Pretty horrendous.

http://www.resellerratings.com/store/iBUYPOWER

ibuypower is FAR BELOW the average in terms of ratings, and has many pending unresolved complaints with the better business bureau.
http://www.la.bbb.org/Business-Report/iBuyPowercom-1314...

If you want a boutique PC, the cheapest quality builder is AVADirect. Go through the custom computer builder(not customer gaming computer) builder on their website and it's only ~5%-10% more expensive than ibuypower, but it's a MUCH better ocmpany. See their BBB and reseller ratings ages.

http://www.resellerratings.com/store/AVA_Direct

Maingear, pugot and digital storm are also good companies.
April 15, 2010 11:40:01 PM

banthracis said:
Ugh, don't buy from ibuyppower or cyberpowerpc.

Look at their resellerratings and better buisness bureau pages. Pretty horrendous.

http://www.resellerratings.com/store/iBUYPOWER

ibuypower is FAR BELOW the average in terms of ratings, and has many pending unresolved complaints with the better business bureau.
http://www.la.bbb.org/Business-Report/iBuyPowercom-1314...

If you want a boutique PC, the cheapest quality builder is AVADirect. Go through the custom computer builder(not customer gaming computer) builder on their website and it's only ~5%-10% more expensive than ibuypower, but it's a MUCH better ocmpany. See their BBB and reseller ratings ages.

http://www.resellerratings.com/store/AVA_Direct

Maingear, pugot and digital storm are also good companies.


thank you very much for sending me those reviews .. Im probably not going to order from them now as I do not have the patience at all to go through something like that ... Ill try the other sites you suggested
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