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Ivy Bridge build vs Sandy Bridge Prebuild

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May 1, 2012 7:48:17 PM

Ok so I have been in the market for a new computer, I would have wanted to build my own, but I only have a best buy credit card, and Bestbuys website prices are expensive for parts.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Asus+-+Essentio+Desktop+-+8...

That is the computer I have been looking at, A few questions about it
-It seems like a computer that I could have for a while, in terms of being upgraded. Thoughts?
-It has an i7 2600, is the motherboard compatible with the new Ivy Bridge cpu?, just incase I want to upgrade in the future. (will changing CPUs void my operating system?))

Like I said I would build my own but i dont have a credit card except the best buy one
I do not think the ivy bridge is that much better than sandy bridge at this point

Thoughts? Thanks!!
May 1, 2012 7:58:31 PM

Like i stated though, im tight on money upfront, not sure if the best buy credit can be used outside of best buy
May 1, 2012 8:05:22 PM

So even though it has an older processor, it will hold up for many more years?
and is it recommended to buy someones build on ebay?
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May 1, 2012 8:06:47 PM

Is ibuypower a good brand? Reliable?

Is the ivy bridge a huge upgrade or is the sandy beach model still good?

Is the i5 good at video editing like the i7?
May 1, 2012 8:18:01 PM

Just curious, are you running a self build or pre build?

Just a few more questions? sorry haha

-Like i asked before is ibuypower a good brand?

-So that ibuypower is better than the asus?

-Is going with the i5 putting me back a few years, i need the computer to last for a while haha
May 1, 2012 8:22:14 PM

Im assuming the graphic card in it is better than my radeon 6670?
May 1, 2012 8:28:19 PM

the i5 is the same socket as i7, it could potentially be upgraded in the future?
May 1, 2012 8:33:45 PM

As someone who build their own computer (yourself) is 899 dollars, over priced for the one with the ibuypower with the i5 2500k?

I see that the harddrive is also faster than the Asus.
May 1, 2012 8:37:33 PM

I guess i should rephrase that,

For a prebuild, is it a appropriate price, like im wouldnt be getting a bad deal? haha
May 1, 2012 9:13:01 PM

Best answer selected by sirdesancti.
May 1, 2012 9:14:29 PM

Thanks for all the help. really wish i could make my own.

Maybe this best buy credit card can be used in other places.

Thanks
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