Best Gaming PC company?
I have decided i'm going to go with a PC botique to buy a high end gaming pc in the near future that has atleast 4 gigs ram, gtx 280's in 3 way sli, and I've come down to three companies that I want to choose from, they are Voodoo PC, Falcon Northwest, and Biohazard PC. Voodoo PC will be releasing the new omen in august, while falcon northwest has a good repuatation with their Mach V series. Biohazard makes extremely overclocked pc's cooled down to -20 celcius or more with their nuclear winter pc's. I can't make up my mind which company would make the fastest, future proof gaming pc.
wired2fire have been reviewed in pczone magazine but they are outdated and over priced in my opinion. they dont even sell quads on their website.
overclockers is my favourite at the moment but i build my own systems or try to lol. they have low prices and the newest items.
pcspecialist i was going to buy from them about a year ago prices seem ok and range is good.
there the only ones ive looked at and ive only used wired2fire and OCUK
but IMO go for OCUK
http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/ - their located in CA and have ads in PC magazine. at least last time i had a subscription they did. which was only a year ago. And you can customize to what you want. Building a PC yourself is a lot cheaper and its easy.
None of the above... Get off the shelf parts and build yourself a "noobie" watercooled rig. the smart way. Its just basic plumbing and the web is overflowing with pictures, guides and advice!! Its not as hard you think!!
You don't need to get your feet too wet. Get an off-the-shelf part-built case, like:
A good "off the shelf" watercooled GPU card:
A CPU block (easier to fit than an aircooled heatsink):
You don't want more than 2x SLI on a single-water loop. Why anyway?? 3x SLI that is really like throwing money down the drain!!
Overclocking even one of those EVGA cards would probably give you some real nice specs. anyway!! (Since they come with a Super-Super-Super-clocked BIOS as stock!!)
Building your own W/C system will not be as fast as a phase change system (??) like Biohazard (I guess) but you can match or best the performance of a Voodoo or Northwest rig easly.
Put the money saved into a bank of 4x OCZ Core 64Gb SSD HDs to stripe in RAID-0!!
Performance-PCs is the best place to get W/C parts and accessories...
Definitely go with "build-your-own", it can't be beaten!!
spuddyt said:He did specifically state he was going for a high end system from a boutique, so whether what he is doing is stupid or not is not up to us to decide Bobwya.... Although I agree, but its still more of a pain in the ass to build your own, although you may take a certain degree of pride in it
Hold on there a minute there... I definitely did not say anyone was stupid.
All I did was offer a "3rd way" that avoids the hardest steps (radiator/pump/reservoir installation and GPU block fitting).
yeah that performance pc place i actually bought a SB heatsink w/ fan from them today. for the 30 bucks it cost to buy it and have it shipped from the other side of FL its not that bad
thanks for the site Bob
http://www.coolerguys.com/840556082927.html (same heatsink but it pictured it on the SB chipset)
yeah sure... Any US e-tailer that will ship US postal service to the UK is a friend of mine!!
spook24 said:im not in the UK (i live in Florida; on the west coast) but i would definitely feel the same.
Well to put in perspective I get US prices (thats up to 50% cheaper for cheap stuff) and if I order <40.00 USD of goods at a time I don't pay any tax (or customs fees for that matter). Sweet!!