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Buying Comp From www.IBuyPower.com

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by eoJeoJ, Jul 25, 2004.

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  1. eoJeoJ

    eoJeoJ Thread Starter

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    Hi everyone...I'm in the process of getting a new computer and I'm currently looking at this online place called www.ibuypower.com ... basically that site lets you choose the components and they'll put it together for you. I searched the parts on NewEgg and the price actually came out higher hahah

    Anyway, what's troubling me is that a look at their ratings at ResellerRatings.com is "great" http://www.resellerratings.com/seller2001-p3-s1-d1.html

    So my question is has anyone here had experiences with that company along with suggestions, etc. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. leoneire

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    Hi joe...if you know what you want to put into your computer! U should think of building one yourself! Its great when you make one yourself...and well if it costs more for them to make it whats the point! its really very easy to build a computer and well there is enough help in here for you if you run into any difficulty...#What you think???
     
  3. Necron.

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    i think he doesnt wanna build the comp himself, because it is a chance of destroying something, and computers are expensive equipment, when i bought a computer i bought from www.komplett.co.uk its the same thing, u press on the base system u like, and u can change some parts, i got my computer, it was working great, and it didn't cost to much either, the whole thing about 'them' building it, is a really great offer for ppl never build a computer before, and the most important thing of all, u get a 1-2-3 year warranty.. (y)
     
  4. leoneire

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    Yeah suppose...and i would feel bad if he went and blew he's computer up in the making it up! Suppose to he will learn alot from just picking out the stuff he needs to get them to build it for him! Um yeah ok...u better not build one this time maybe the next time when you know more about hardware!
    But it is fun building one...
     
  5. Necron.

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    hehe, :p ;)
     
  6. eoJeoJ

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    LOL...yeah I'm more of a software person...I don't like to mess with hardware hahah...although if I did decide to build it myself I would ask a friend to help me, so I "probably" won't blow anything up...

    I am actually considering just building it myself, after reading poor ratings of www.IBuyPower.com ... seems like it takes forever to ship and their craftsmanship isn't great either...

    Necron: that website you put is in the UK...unfortunately I live in the US :)

    If you're willing, I'd like to email you guys a list of my components from NewEgg...just to make sure everything fits - especially the MoBo + Case

    Thanks in advance!
     
  7. Necron.

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    well, why dont u post it up here in the forums ?` :)
     
  8. leoneire

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    Great your thinking of building one!
    Ok the best way to get all component that work well together is going onto a site that sells a bundled mobo,ram,cpu,case,psu so all you have to do really is open them out of the boxes and well build your own computer! I think when building your own computer you should splash out on a nice case! There is loads of really nice ones out there...take a look at these and there relatively cheap www.thermaltake.com
     
  9. leoneire

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    Sorry for double posting.......but yeah if you want go to newegg and show us what your thinking of!
     
  10. Necron.

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    and! what kinda system u want? intel or amd?
     
  11. eoJeoJ

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    Ok but I warn you it'll be long ahhaaha: :D
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    Case:
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    ASPIRE (Turbo Case) Silver Super Light Weight Heavy Duty Aluminum Server Chassis with Front Back-Lighted LCD Dual Temperature Display and 2 Fan Speed Adjusters, Model "ATXA6SW/500"
    Specifications:
    Case Type: Full Tower
    Color: Silver
    Material: Aluminum Alloy
    Drive Bays: 5.25'' x5,3.5''(External) x2, 3.5''(Internal) x5
    Expansion Slots: 7
    Front Ports: USB2.0 x2,FireWire x1,Mic/Speaker x1
    Power Supply: 500W
    Cooling System: 80mm x6 Blue UV Sensitive LED fans
    Motherboard Compatibility: ATX-Up to 11"W x 12"L
    Dimensions: 18''x8.5''x21''(DxWxH) more info-> N82E16811144005
    $139.00
    $139.00


    MoBo:
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    ASUS "P4P800-E Deluxe" i865PE Chipset Motherboard for Intel Socket 478 CPU -RETAIL
    Specifications:
    Supported CPU: Intel Pentium 4/Celeron Processor (Prescott Ready)
    Chipset: Intel 865PE + ICH5R
    FSB: 800/533/400MHz
    RAM: 4x DIMM for Dual Channel DDR400 Max 4GB
    IDE: 2x UDMA 100 by ICH5R, 1x UDMA 133 by Promise 20378
    Slots: 1x AGP 8X, 5x PCI, 1x ASUS Wi-Fi
    Ports: 2xPS/2,2xCOM(Rear 1),1xLPT,1xLAN,8xUSB2.0(Rear 4),2xIEEE1394(Rear 1),1xGAME,Audio Ports
    Onboard Audio: ALC850 8-CH
    Onboard LAN: Marvell 88E8001 GbE
    Onboard 1394: VT6307
    Onboard SATA/RAID: 2x SATA RAID 0/1 by ICH5R, 2x SATA RAID 0/1/0+1 by Promise 20378
    Form Factor: ATX more info-> N82E16813131492
    $112.00
    $112.00


    Vid Card:
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    CHAINTECH nVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra Video Card, 256MB GDDR3, 256-bit, Dual DVI/TV-Out, 8X AGP, Model "AA6800UA1" -RETAIL
    Specifications:
    Chipset/Core Speed: nVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra /400MHz
    Memory/Effective Speed: 256MB GDDR3/1100MHz
    BUS: AGP 4X/8X
    Ports: VGA Out(15 Pin D-Sub) + TV-Out(S-Video) + DVI
    Support 3D API: DirectX 9.0(Shader Model 3.0), OpenGL 1.5
    Cable/Accessories: S-Video Cable(150cm), Composite Cable, SV to AV Cable, 2 DVI to VGA Adapter, 2 Power Cable, Manual, 7 CD
    Max [email protected] Color: [email protected]
    Retail Box (See pics for details) more info-> N82E16814145086
    $595.00
    $595.00


    Processor:
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    Intel Pentium 4/ 3.4C GHz 800MHz FSB, 512K L2 Cache, Hyper Threading Technology - Retail
    Specifications:
    Model: Intel Pentium 4 w/ Hyper Threading
    Core: Northwood
    Operating Frequency: 3.4GHz
    FSB: 800MHz
    Cache: L1/12K+8K; L2/512K
    Voltage: 1.55V
    Process: 0.13Micron
    Socket: Socket 478
    Multimedia Instruction: MMX, SSE, SSE2
    Warranty: 3-year MFG
    Packaging: Retail box (with Heatsink and Fan) more info-> N82E16819116168
    $417.00
    $417.00


    RAM:
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    Kingmax 184 Pin 512MB DDR PC-3200 - OEM
    Specifications:
    Manufacturer: Kingmax
    Speed: DDR400(PC3200)
    Type: 184 Pin DDR SDRAM
    Error Checking: Non-ECC
    Registered/Unbuffered: Unbuffered
    Cas Latency: 2.5
    Support Voltage: 2.5V
    Bandwidth: 3.2GB/s
    Organization: 64M x 64 -Bit
    Warranty: Lifetime

    more info-> N82E16820156006
    $80.00
    $160.00


    Floppy:
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    SONY Beige 1.44MB 3.5Inch Floppy Disk Drive, Model MPF920, OEM
    Specifications:
    Capacity: 1.44MB
    Average Access Time: 94 ms
    Interface: 34 Pin Standard Floppy Connector
    Form: 3.5 inch
    Media Type: All Standard 1.44MB & 720KB 3.5 Floppy Diskettes
    Features: High Quality and Reliability
    Packaging: OEM more info-> N82E16821103109
    $10.99
    $10.99


    Hard Drives:
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    2x Western Digital Special Edition 80GB 7200RPM IDE Hard Drive, Model WD800JB, OEM Drive Only
    Specifications:
    Capacity: 80GB
    Average Seek Time: 8.9 ms
    Buffer: 8MB
    Rotational Speed: 7200 RPM
    Interface: IDE ULTRA ATA100
    Features: High-performance with 8MB Buffer
    Manufacturer Warranty: 3 years
    Packaging: OEM Drive Only

    more info-> N82E16822144122
    $62.00
    $124.00


    DVD-RW:
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    Lite-On Beige DVD-RW/+RW Drive, Model LDW-811S/851S, OEM Bulk Pack
    Specifications:
    Write Speed: 8X DVD+R, 4X DVD+RW, 4X DVD-R, 2X DVD-RW, 40X CD-R, 24X CD-RW
    Read Speed: 40X CD-ROM, 12X DVD-ROM
    Interface: EIDE/ATAPI
    Buffer: 2 MB
    OS Support: Windows 98/Me/2000/XP
    Features: SMART-BURN avoiding Buffer Under Run error, VAS to reduce vibration & noise during recording & reading
    Packaging: OEM pack (see pictures for details)

    more info-> N82E16827106923
    $67.99
    $67.99


    Total Price: $1,625.98 (I calculated wrong before and this is LESS expensive than www.IBuyPower.com so screw that idea lol).

    Ok I hope all that text didn't blind anyone...if it did, I'm not liable!! :D :eek: :p
     
  12. Necron.

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    wow.. sounds pretty good, but i think the rest of the system is better than 512mb ram ;P
     
  13. eoJeoJ

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    oh yeah its supposed to 2 of those...so 1Gig of RAM lol......and also thinking of changing the processor to:

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    Intel LGA775 Pentium 4 550 3.4 GHz, 800MHz FSB, 1MB L2 Cache, Hyper Threading Technology - Retail
    (limit 5 per customer)

    - Specifications -

    Model: Intel Pentium 4 w/ Hyper Threading
    Core: Prescott
    Operating Frequency: 3.4GHz
    FSB: 800MHz
    Cache: L1/12K+16K; L2/1MB
    Voltage: 1.4V
    Process: 90 nm
    Socket: LGA 775
    Multimedia Instruction: MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3
    Warranty: 3-year MFG
    Packaging: Retail box (with Heatsink and Fan)

    Model#: BX80547PG3400E
    Item#: N82E16819116182

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    This one is only $5 more expensive, and has 1MB L2 cache as opposed to 512K...but the other one is P4 3.4"C" Ghz...anyone know what that "C" is? :confused:
     
  14. Necron.

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    well i think (without beeing a pc pro) that 1mb cache is better than 512 kb, but i dont think u will notice it.. so i would go for the second one since it isnt much more expensive
     
  15. leoneire

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    I don't like OEM - read about it! I know the products are fine but im not sure!

    http://searchcio.techtarget.com/sDefinition/0,,sid19_gci214136,00.html

    Em yeah the graphics will fit fine into your mobo! One thing i should suggest! Go and find the makers of that mobo...they will have recommended RAM that works best with that mobo! Like if you get the ram that they say is best for that mobo well then ur just dat little bit more certaint dat your new system is going to run well!
     
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