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Old 10-02-2008, 05:20 PM   #1
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Default Buying a new gaming PC. Need help deciding!

Hey guys!
I haven't been on here in forever, I know. I'm sorry.

I bought an iMac 2 months ago (don't ask why, please) but I'm selling it on eBay now, so if anyone is interested, let me know, it's brand new!

Anyway, with the money I get from that, I'm buying a new PC. (I'm not building one. I have, I know how to, but I'm just going to get it built for me this time so I don't have to run around like crazy like I did last time.

I'm buying from Cyberpowerpc.com

After mixed reviews, I am a little worried, but I'm taking a chance here.

Anyway, my price range is $1800. Nothing higher.

The configuration I'm shooting for is:

Core 2 Quad Q9550
at least 4GB DDR2 RAM
TWO NVIDIA 9800GTX+ in SLI
at least a 500GB HDD (1 TB would be nice)


So I've come across this:
http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/GAMER_INFINITY_XLC/

It has everything I want, I just need to change the video cards both to eVGA, and add a wireless adapter.

Now, the only thing is the case. I don't like the case it is shown with. I want to chose another, but don't know what, because the 9800GTX is a humongous card, and I gotta know they'll both fit. So can anyone help me?

Also, please let me know if the setup is alright. What are your suggestions?
I need this upgrade. My old PC has an X2 4200, 2 GB RAM and a 7600GT.

So you can see why I'd like an upgrade.

Let me know guys! Thanks!!

Edit> Would 2 GTX260's be overkill? Be honest.

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please, it's been a day already!

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Old 10-05-2008, 06:03 AM   #2
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Old 10-05-2008, 10:01 AM   #3
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From my experience, Cyber Power won't be your best bet. They have a history of ripping people off. Personally, I would go with building one yourself. It's cheaper and you learn more about computers.
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Old 10-05-2008, 05:55 PM   #4
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Default Re: Buying a new gaming PC. Need help deciding!

I know a lot about computers. from what i've researched i'm getting a considerable deal.

I'll think about buying my own PC. but for now, this is the new, current setup I have configured. I need help! I plan to order within 2 weeks.

BASE_PRICE: [+1525]
CAS: NEW!!! CoolerMaster Cosmos S Gaming Full Tower 420W Case w/ Transparent Side Panel [+50]
CASUPGRADE: 12in COLD CATHODE NEON LIGHT [+10] (GREEN COLOR)
CS_FAN: Extra 3-Color Neon Light LED Case Fan [+5] (1 x Fan)
CPU: (Quad-Core)Intel® Core™ 2 Quad Q9550 @ 2.83GHz 1333FSB 12MB L2 Cache 64-bit
CD: (Special Price) LG 20X DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE DUAL LAYER (BLACK COLOR)
CD2: 16X DVD ROM (BLACK COLOR)
CABLE: None
FLASHMEDIA: INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer [+10] (BLACK COLOR)
FA_HDD: None
FREEBIE_CU1: FREE! 4GB USB Pen Drive
FREEBIE_CU2: FREE! CyberPower Multi-Purpose Carrying Briefcase ($19.99 Value)
FREEBIE_CU3: FREE! Cyberpower Unleash The Power T-Shirt ($19 Value)
FAN: Thermaltake DuOrb CPU Cooling Fan(Slient 21dBA & Overclock Proof w/ Highest Efficiency Cooling) [+15]
FREEBIE_VC: FREE! (Age of Conan) Game
FLOPPY: 1.44 MB FLOPPY DRIVE (BLACK COLOR)
FREEBIE_OS: FREE! (Halo 2) Game
HDD: Single Hard Drive (1TB (500GBx2) SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [+67])
HDD2: NONE
IEEE_CARD: NONE
KEYBOARD: NONE [-7]
MOUSE: NONE [-5]
MODEM: NONE [-7]
MONITOR: NONE
MONITOR2: NONE
MOTHERBOARD: (3-Way SLI Support) EVGA nForce 780i SLI Mainboard FSB1333 DDR2 3 x PCIe x16 SATA RAID w/ USB2.0,IEEE1394,&7.1Audio
MEMORY: (Req.DDR2 MainBoard)4GB (4x1GB) PC6400 DDR2/800 Dual Channel Memory (Corsair or Major Brand)
NETWORK: ONBOARD 10/100 NETWORK CARD
OS: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium w/ Service Pack 1 (64-bit Edition)
PRINTER: None
PRINTER_CABLE: None
PRO_WIRING: None
POWERSUPPLY: 900 Watts Power Supplies [+38] (Apevia Warlock Series)
RUSH: NO; READY TO SHIP IN 5~10 BUSINESS DAYS
SERVICE: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS 24/7 LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT
SOUND: 3D WAVE ON-BOARD 5.1 SOUND CARD
SPEAKERS: NONE [-5]
TEMP: NONE (AS SHOWN)
TVRC: None
UPS: None
USB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
USBHD: NONE
VIDEOCAMERA: NONE
VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX260 896MB 16X PCI Express [+70] (EVGA Powered by NVIDIA [+5])
VIDEO2: NVIDIA GeForce GTX260 896MB 16X PCI Express [+70] (EVGA Powered by NVIDIA [+5])
VIDEO3: NONE
WNC: NONE

All that comes to $1846.
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Old 10-06-2008, 03:33 AM   #5
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Instead of getting two cards in SLI, get the best single card you can get

Okay I guess you did do that.. lol
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Although I would build my own, because it's probably cheaper, it seems fine to me. You get a few nice freebies, but I would never use them.
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Default Re: Buying a new gaming PC. Need help deciding!

if you were going to switch the case, isnt that pretty much starting a new build because you are transferring all the things from one case to another and you would have to take off almost everything?
I think 2 graphics card now is overkill, instead of SLI'ing to CF'ing, why not just get one of those dual GPU graphics card like the 4870X2 or the 9800GTX2? Or you can just get a single 280 GTX instead, and upgrade later when needed.
im pretty sure they will perform better than SLI and CF, in some games, SLI and CF gets the worst frames as opposed to 1 card.
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