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February 28, 2012 9:19:14 PM

Im getting a computer off of cyberpower and people keep on telling me its always overpriced. This setup cost $1357 on cyberpower including shipping. I went on newegg and added up the prices and got a little over $1500 not including shipping.

CAS: In-Win Dragon Rider Full Tower Case w/ 1x120mm Front Fan, 1x220mm LED Side Fan, Front USB 3.0 x 2 & Water-Cooling Hole Ready
CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-2400 3.10 GHz 6M Intel Smart Cache LGA1155
FAN: Intel LGA1156 Certified CPU Fan & Heatsink
MOTHERBOARD: Asus P8Z68-V LX Intel Z68 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard
VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1.2GB 16X PCIe Video Card (EVGA GeForce 448 Cores Classified Powered by NVIDIA)
MEMORY: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1333MHz Dual Channel Memory
CD: LG UH12LS28K 12X Blu-Ray Player & DVDRW Combo Drive
SOUND: * Asus Xonar DG 5.1 Channels PCI Xonar DG Sound Card
FLASHMEDIA: INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer
HDD: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD
KEYBOARD: Xtreme Gear (Black Color) Multimedia/Internet USB Keyboard
MONITOR: 24" Widescreen 1920x1080 Asus VS247H-P LCD
MOUSE: XtremeGear Optical USB 3 Buttons Gaming Mouse
NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
OS: Microsoft® Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit Edition)
POWERSUPPLY: * 750 Watts - Corsair CMPSU-750TXV2 80 Plus Power Supply
CARE1: Ultra Enhanced Packaging Solution - Protect Your Dream System During Transit

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February 28, 2012 9:56:56 PM

CAS: In-Win Dragon Rider Full Tower Case w/ 1x120mm Front Fan, 1x220mm LED Side Fan, Front USB 3.0 x 2 & Water-Cooling Hole Ready $134.99
CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-2400 3.10 GHz 6M Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 - $189.99
FAN: Intel LGA1156 Certified CPU Fan & Heatsink - Free with CPU
MOTHERBOARD: Asus P8Z68-V LX Intel Z68 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard - $124.99
VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1.2GB 16X PCIe Video Card (EVGA GeForce 448 Cores Classified Powered by NVIDIA) - $269.99
MEMORY: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1333MHz Dual Channel Memory -$39.99 (G.Skill Ripjaw X)
CD: LG UH12LS28K 12X Blu-Ray Player & DVDRW Combo Drive - $59.99
SOUND: * Asus Xonar DG 5.1 Channels PCI Xonar DG Sound Card - $19.99 after MIR
FLASHMEDIA: INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer - $29.99
HDD: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD - $199.99
KEYBOARD: Xtreme Gear (Black Color) Multimedia/Internet USB Keyboard -$54.99 (Logitech G110 Keyboard)
MONITOR: 24" Widescreen 1920x1080 Asus VS247H-P LCD - $189.99
MOUSE: XtremeGear Optical USB 3 Buttons Gaming Mouse - $79.99 (Logitech G700)
NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network - On the motherboard
OS: Microsoft® Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit Edition) - $99.99
POWERSUPPLY: * 750 Watts - Corsair CMPSU-750TXV2 80 Plus Power Supply -$104.99
CARE1: Ultra Enhanced Packaging Solution - Protect Your Dream System During Transit



$1599.86 total. (newegg)

but id like to see what decent gaming mouse only has 3 buttons.

Advice:
Id drop the sound card, its not needed as onboard sound is fine unless ur an audio engineer.
Drop their keyboard and mouse and get the logitech ones mentioned or others of your chouce.
up the CPU to a 2500k so you can overclock down the road.
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February 28, 2012 10:04:30 PM

Are you sure those are the options you used to get $1357? I just tried setting up something on Cyberpower using what you listed, and I'm getting $1556.

My advice - Do not drop the sound card. If you use decent headphones, the DG is a great soundcard. Onboard audio is 'fine', but for the low cost of the DG, it's well worth it.
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February 29, 2012 3:51:50 AM

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It depends on what you are looking to do with your computer. A 3.1 GHz i5-2400 is so slow by today's standards, I can't even begin to explain. CyberPower advertises they are "fast" a lot, but you end up with a fancy case and slow hardware inside.

If you want to see a truly remarkable system that IS VERY EXPENSIVE, look here:

http://tinyurl.com/7va3djf

That has "6.0 GHz performance" which is explained on the page to mean, the i7-3960X overclocked to over 5.0 GHz is as fast as a 6.0 GHz i7-980X.

If you want an economical system that is slow compared to the fastest overclocks, go with CyperPower. Their prices are good, as you mentioned.

But if you want a system that delivers world class speed that is among the fastest in the world, but are very expensive, go with a Liquid Nitrogen box.



i5 2400 is not slow, its one of the top current CPU's

what ur linking to is extreme, very extreme where 99.999% of people cant afford and i would like to see u use LN2 in a system 24/7
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February 29, 2012 4:24:49 AM

What people mean by overpriced is that you can usually build a more powerful PC for less, like the $1000 build in my sig for example, has a i5 2400 + HD7950.

They also usually try to give you stuff you don't necessarily need, i.e. expensive cases, water cooling, card readers, additional warranty etc.

Also for the person who said the i5 2400 is slow:
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February 29, 2012 5:22:59 PM

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February 29, 2012 5:30:25 PM

I thought i5 2400 was good because there is a article on toms that said 2400 is a good gaming cpu for the price. Im not planning on overclocking. Im manly going to play games like skyrim and fallout NV on it and the rest of my gaming on my ps3. The sound card is staying it has dolby headphone and its only $30.
Of the way im sure its $1357.
Zero whats your build? im always up for suggestions.
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