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August 22, 2012 7:28:44 AM

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1688...

Really want this computer. Sweet specs, sweet price. However I've read a lot of mixed reviews about iBuyPower products so I'm hesitant to buy a system of theirs. It's through newegg though, so can't I trust that my system will be well protected and in working condition when I receive it?

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August 22, 2012 7:33:45 AM

GT 610... I hope you're not planning on doing much gaming on that... (other than casual)

The system has a 1 year Manufacturer's warranty (that means ibuypower) so any defects after the first 30 days, you will need to talk to ibuypower and provide the invoice details to get it fixed.

Newegg generally ships it in the same way that ibuypower ships it (paper box with foam)
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August 22, 2012 7:39:56 AM

killerhurtalot said:
GT 610... I hope you're not planning on doing much gaming on that... (other than casual)

The system has a 1 year Manufacturer's warranty (that means ibuypower) so any defects after the first 30 days, you will need to talk to ibuypower and provide the invoice details to get it fixed.

Newegg generally ships it in the same way that ibuypower ships it (paper box with foam)


LOL I read GTX 610, that's why I was so excited/skeptical about this system. Gotta get my eyes checked. Thanks for pointing that out, albeit unintentionally. :3

Back to building my budget i3 system..
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August 22, 2012 7:44:39 AM

edogawa said:
For gaming and most other stuff it will work, you will need to upgrade the graphics card though for sure depending on the games you play.

Something like this:

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

Or:

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


I'd highly recommend a custom build if you can, but Newegg isn't bad, Amazon is #1 on my list though for shopping. Amazon has amazing customer support and deals.


It all depends on where you live. Tax kills a lot of things when building computers... (I live in WA and I avoid amazon like the plague for building PCs because of the 9.5% sales tax here lol)
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August 22, 2012 7:46:47 AM

JustPressW said:
LOL I read GTX 610, that's why I was so excited/skeptical about this system. Gotta get my eyes checked. Thanks for pointing that out, albeit unintentionally. :3

Back to building my budget i3 system..


http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-pc-overclock...

Look at this computer (it's $500 without the os so $600 with the os)

It's probably one of the better computers for $600.

You can definitely replace the processor with a i3 and switch the motherboard with a z77 for around $30 extra...
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August 22, 2012 7:49:48 AM

killerhurtalot said:
It all depends on where you live. Tax kills a lot of things when building computers... (I live in WA and I avoid amazon like the plague for building PCs because of the 9.5% sales tax here lol)



I can totally agree, I avoid Newegg like the plague because sales tax. With Amazon I get no tax and free 2 day shipping on almost everything. If you moved out of WA you'd not have to pay the tax.

I live in Southern California where Newegg is, stuff just doesn't work out sometimes. :/  It sucks, living so close to Newegg I can get 1 day shipping even on standard, but I have the tax and high shipping cost even for standard. I've saved hundreds of dollars shopping on Amazon.
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August 22, 2012 7:55:07 AM

killerhurtalot said:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-pc-overclock...

Look at this computer (it's $500 without the os so $600 with the os)

It's probably one of the better computers for $600.

You can definitely replace the processor with a i3 and switch the motherboard with a z77 for around $30 extra...



Don't get a z77 board unless it has features you want or need; save the extra cash if you can.

I say go with i5 and a z68, more games are taking advantage of quad core processors and all that.

A faster processor would be better than spending extra money on a board you don't need. You can always get a z77 and an i5 too, it's up to you on how much you want to spend.
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