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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Stonespirit, Jun 23, 2005.

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  1. Stonespirit

    Stonespirit Thread Starter

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    I am buying a computer system for gaming... but here's the problem. I went to two sites that were recommended to me (Cyberpower and Ibuypower) but before ordering, I checked out their customer reviews... seems they were really bad.

    Now my question is where can I find out which site has the fewest problems? I know that mostly only people who have had problems will bother to post, so I'm trying to take that into account.

    Is Cyberpower really as awful as the reviews would indicate? I had configured a great system there but the reviews said that MANY of their systems were dead on arrival. At least one review said they had replaced the chosen parts with cheap subsitutes. (specifically the mother board and chip)

    Short of googling every site out there that sells systems...what can I do to be sure I am dealing with someone I can trust?
     
  2. techno_lust

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    I started building about four months ago. I have built three pc's now. I have bought about 40 items from them without a single incident. They ship a good product fast.
     
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    Newegg...............
     
  4. winbob

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    Long and short of it, you can't!!! :(

    You can ALWAYS find someone that will have a complaint about a vendor, and someone who is in love with that same one. :rolleyes:

    I think you will find that if you can decide on the Specs for the system you want, then there is no reason NOT to build it yourself with those same Specs.

    That gives you options. Buy parts locally, or online. You may save some buck$ online, but then you have that faceless entity to deal with.

    I generally buy stuff on sale at Fry's, Best Buy, or rarely Circuit City. I like the return policy at Fry's the best.
     
  5. Stonespirit

    Stonespirit Thread Starter

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    I don't want to build one though... I just want a prebuilt but configure-able at the site one. Newegg has no systems that I can see...just parts.
     
  6. techno_lust

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    build it yourself. It's easy. a few hours of research and you will be on your way. I will never buy a ready made PC again. If you build it yourself you will come to understand the way things work and your computer experience will be much more fun
     
  7. techno_lust

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    For about 850 bucks, ( new retail ) , you can build a pretty nice system from scratch and that includes a full copy of windows at 200 bucks.
     
  8. techno_lust

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    I was at Officemax yesterday and they had the 300 dollar, " total package " special including monitor, mouse, keyboard and speakers stacked at the entrance. I think the brand was Compaq.

    The box said it was "optimized " for AOL. Although I'm not sure what they mean by that. I am thinking maybe they ship it screwed up from git-go so you don't even have to do that yourself anymore ......................
     
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