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September 27, 2012 2:25:22 AM

Well Folks,

Well as the header states I need help in picking a gaming desktop. My only problem is that I have to buy it through newegg.com . Because of the amount of money I am spending, I have to compromise with my wife on where I buy it. She is part of mypoints.com which gives you points for the money you spend (therefore she wants the points). The likes of newegg.com / tigerdirect.com / Dell etc etc are part of mypoints.com .I have tried to email people from the likes of cyberpower and ibuypower to see if they will join such a site, but no answer.

Anyway, by going through newegg.com (it seesm better than tigerdirect.com)I have found 2 computers. So all I ask is if someone could give me their thoughts on both and what I should buy or if someone else sees something better for sale at newegg.com please let me know. I have $2000 to spend and that includes a monitor. So here is the links for both.....

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (ibuypower)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (cyberpower)

Again, its kind of ****ty I cant go through there actual websites, but this is the compromise I had to make. Any help or extra information would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers,
Alan

P.S I know people will say build one and what not, but I am just not willing to do it and mess something up and with me, that's very possible.
September 27, 2012 3:30:35 AM

Well the I buypower one is definitely better. But it would help if you said what the computer was specifically for, this looks like the best prebuilt one for gaming. The problem with prebuilt computers is that often times the parts aren't matched all that well which needlessly drives the price off. Newegg is still going to give better deals than all those other places like dell and hp, those prices are really driven up. There is also the idea of just building the PC yourself. If you bought all the parts individually you might save $150+. Also if it is a gaming pc it you could get a rig that games just as well for $300+ less.
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September 27, 2012 3:51:53 AM

I agree with strife. If I were you I would go with the second one. You still might want to consider building it yourself, as that will save you a lot of money.
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September 28, 2012 1:05:31 AM

Well Lads,

Thanks to both of you for the input. I have been fighting with myself all day about which one to get. I guess I should of said that the only thing I am really avid on having is the gtx680. I can certainly drop to the i5 and I would like a ssd. So if I decide to buy one of those I will go with the ibuypower one. In saying that I will look at the second listed in striff's post. But does that amd card not run very hot?

Again, a lot of thinking done today about this and the idea of building one. I'm very afraid to build one as I am afraid of messing something up and then be out of pocket big time. In saying that I have just priced a build from start to finish (but without speakers,lol) I will post it here, but will go ahead and post it on another page so that others can have there input. But please, please let me know if something could be different or could save me money. The only things that I really am wanting is the gtx680 and the wireless adapter. Everything else you folks can change and let me know.

Here is the list, sorry about its setup, thats just the way it got emailed to me.....

GIGABYTE GK-K6800 Glossy Black Wired Professional Multimedia Keyboard
Item #:N82E16823334002

Thermaltake Chaser MK-I (VN300M1W2N) Black Computer Case With Side Panel Window
Item #:N82E16811133191

Acer S231HLbid Black 23" 5ms LED-Backlight LCD monitor Slim Design
Item #:N82E16824009255

Pixxo MO-I133U Black Wired Optical Mouse
Item #:N82E16826664010

Kingston SSDNow V200 Series SV200S3/256G 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (Stand-alone drive)
Item #:N82E16820139951

Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 Quad-Core Desktop Processor
Item #:N82E16819116504

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
Item #:N82E16832116986

NZXT Sentry-2 5.25" Touch Screen Fan Controller
Item #:N82E16811992005

ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #:N82E16813131821

Rosewill RX750-S-B 750W Compatible with Core i7, i5 Power Supply
Item #:N82E16817182067

Thermaltake WATER2.0 Performer Closed-Loop All In One Liquid CPU Cooler Dual 120mm PWM Fans 120x25mm CLW0215
Item #:N82E16835106188

Sony Optiarc High Speed SATA DVD RW Burner Drive Black with DVD+R DL Overburn Model 5280S-CB-PLUS
Item #:N82E16827118073

Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #:N82E16822136769

CORSAIR XMS3 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
Item #:N82E16820233203

TP-LINK TL-WN722N USB 2.0 High Gain Wireless Adapter
Item #:N82E16833704045


EVGA GeForce GTX 680 Superclocked with Back Plate, Signature 02G-P4-2685-KR Video Card
Item #:N82E16814130780

Grand Total: $1,962.84

There yo have it...any help appreciated to save money or spend my money more wisely. Possibly going to buy all this tomorrow!!!
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September 28, 2012 4:03:01 AM

I'm not gonna suggest another case but I think it is a little pointless to go over $100 for a case. If you get a case that is $50 less you can ussually get a better part or just keep $50 in your pocket.
Also you could this motherboard that will still allow you to sli if you ever so please and it costs $130 less. You probably get a cheaper power supply. You don't really need a 750w psu if all you ever plan on running is one card. Also, how much do you plan on overclocking your cpu? You don't need more than an air cooler unless you are doing some really serious ocing, you can even do a decent amount with the stock fan. But if you want to get after market I would recommend this fan
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Direct-Contact-RR-B...
I would only get 8gb ram, 4gb is good enough for most builds. but 8 is good for future proofing.
I would get this wireless adaptor. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It probably isn't quite as fast as the one you picked out, but I am guessing 150mbps is gonna be fast enough for a while
Also, you might want to consider just getting a 670, it is in general weaker than the 680 but look at these benchmarks.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-670-tes...
It is hard to read, so to break it down there are 6 different versions of the 670 and 1 version of the 680 which I think is reference. 3 of them outperform the 680 the zotac amp, and the asus directcuii, and the kfa. Unfortunately I can only find zotac one on newegg.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
But that one is still $50 cheaper than any 680 and will outperform it in some games. Good luck with your decision.

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October 5, 2012 6:49:25 PM

Well Folks,

Its been a bit, but I have had to hold off on buying stuff till November, my work is not going so good at the minute. So I could buy now but on a less budget, so if I wait till November, I should be back to normal with my $1800-$2000 budget.

I wont ask for a best answer as all of you have been a huge help and have made me a lot wiser to whats good and whats not so good. So I will sign off and I shall be back the beginning of November to re-pick your brains. Again, thanks to all, I appreciate all your help. Also, I have come across some maxforce pc's on amazon.com that interest me if I dont go ahead and build. But I will post them when I pop back encase there not there in November

Cheers,
Alan
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October 15, 2012 2:51:10 AM

Best answer selected by alanburke62.
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