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Old 09-22-2004, 08:14 PM   #1
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Default How does this sound?

I saw from a previous post by someone on the site a link to www.ibuypower.com

So I went to the site and put together my own, this is what I came up with......

Warranty ( Warranty Service Standard 3-Year Limited Warranty )
Operation System ( None- Pre-formatted Hard Drive Only )
Case Lighting ( Neon Light Blue )
Flash Media Reader/Writer ( 6-In-1 Internal Flash Media Card Reader/Writer Silver )
Mouse ( Microsoft IntelliMouse 1.1A USB Internet Mouse Beige )
Keyboard ( PS/2 104 Key Windows 98 Keyboard Beige )
Monitor ( None )
Network Card ( 10/100 Network Onboard )
Speaker System ( 600W PMPO 3 PCS Super Bass Subwoofer Speaker System )
CD-RW/DVD-RW Drive ( 52x32x52 CD-RW Drive Beige )
CD/DVD Drive ( 16x DVD-ROM Drive Beige )
Sound Card ( 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard )
Memory ( 512MB DDR-400 PC3200 Memory Module )
Processor Cooling ( Certified CPU Fan and Heatsink )
Case ( Raidmax Scorpio-868 ATX Mid-Tower Case w/420W Power Supply Silver )
Power Supply ( Standard Case Power Supply )
Video Card ( ATI Radeon 9600-XT 256MB w/DVI + TV Out 8x AGP Video )
Meter Display ( Thermal Temperature LCD Display Silver )
Floppy Drive ( None )
Processor ( AMDŽ Athlon-64 3000+ CPU w/ Hyper Transport Technology )
USB Port ( Build-in USB 2.0 Ports )
Hard Drive ( 80 GB HARD DRIVE 80 GB 7200 RPM Ultra ATA-100 Hard Drive )
Motherboard ( Foxconn 755A01-6EKRS SIS-755 Chipset w/5.1 Sound, LAN, IEEE-1394, USB 2.0 8x AGP Motherboard )

All for the total of: $735.00 with free shipping.

So my question is, have any of you bought from this site, and do they have reliable products? Also do you think this is a pretty good setup for someone who does moderate gaming?

Or......do you think it would be better just to start from scratch and build my own?

Thanks for the help.

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Old 09-22-2004, 09:07 PM   #2
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Ah yes, getting a new computer.

In the beginning, I was about to buy one of those custom computers from ibuypower.com. Than I stumbled upon resellerratings.com and checked out ibuypwer.com's rating, which wasn't to good.

So I decided to look on other sites that built custom computers and found puget custom computers. I thought it all over again, it was not worth the price for what I was looking for.

Than it finally came down to building a custom computer. I went through pricewatch, tigerdirect, zipzoomfly, and finally newegg. I found that newegg offered really decent prices along with good feedback, and so I bought all my parts from them.

To save you some trouble, just buy your parts from newegg and build yourself a computer. It's not that hard if you research on the parts needed to build one.

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Old 09-22-2004, 09:31 PM   #3
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Thanks alot, that answers a lot of my questions. But What would you or anyone else recommend that I get for a graphics card. My last one that I upgraded to was an ATI and I know more about them than any other brands such as Nvidia. Well, come to think of it what would you guys recommend for all the parts I would put into it? Like I said before I do moderate gaming, mostly battlefield veitnam, Call of Duty, and maybe down the line something like farcry. If I can I would probably want to stay under $800 if possible.

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