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Old 09-26-2007, 04:06 PM   #1
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Default i need suggestions~~BUYING new pc

My PC was fried in a thunderstorm a few weeks ago( had a sony that i paid like 2k and my warranty ran out 4 days prior to the thunderstorm ). I will be buying a new PC this week and i don't know which one i should buy.

I was thinking maybe a laptop but might buy another desktop. I just need the tower(have monitor and everything else)

So here is my question...which laptop or desktop is best in my price range( $1000-1500). Warranty would be great

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Old 09-26-2007, 04:08 PM   #2
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What do you do with your comptuer?

Also, an Acer with a three-year total coverage warranty is nice. Just register the three-year warranty and they are very easy to work with.
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Old 09-26-2007, 04:14 PM   #3
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Default Re: i need suggestions~~BUYING new pc

I mainly surf the web and do schoolwork but i would like to play games as well
(the newer ones with the higher req's)

I don't know which companies are best so i am not really sure what to buy(i heard that dell/gateway/compaq suck so i stayed away from them lol) I had a Sony for over 3 years without a single problem.
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Old 09-26-2007, 06:20 PM   #4
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look at cyberpowerpc.com if you dont like to build it your self they have good performance/price ratio compared to alot of there competitors.
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Old 09-26-2007, 06:52 PM   #5
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should i get the

http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/X..._Pro_Notebook/

or the

http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/G...ity_SLI_Ultra/


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Old 09-26-2007, 09:45 PM   #6
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Default Re: i need suggestions~~BUYING new pc

That laptop doesn't use Intel Centrino, but a straight up Core 2 Duo CPU. If you want the laptop that has good power management, get one with Centrino technolgy backing it up (with a Core 2 Duo) too.

That desktop looks all right. Cyberpower definitely chooses components well compared to Dell who uses generic parts.
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Antec Performance One P180 Silver cold rolled steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Item #: N82E16811129154
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

$129.99


Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Item #: N82E16822148140
Return Policy: Limited 30-Day Return Policy

$79.99


EVGA 768-P2-N831-AR GeForce 8800GTX 768MB 384-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16814130072
Return Policy: Limited Non-Refundable 30-Day Return Policy

$529.99


OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI ATX12V 700W Power Supply - Retail
Item #: N82E16817341002
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$139.99


Patriot Extreme Performance 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model PDC22G6400LLK - Retail
Item #: N82E16820220144
Return Policy: Memory (Modules, USB) Return Policy

$97.99


GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813128050
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$129.99


Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80562Q6600 - Retail
Item #: N82E16819115017
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$279.99


Tuniq Tower 120 P4 & K8 CPU Cooler - Retail
Item #: N82E16835154001
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Subtotal: $1,432.92
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129154
Antec Performance One P180 Silver cold rolled steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Item #: N82E16811129154
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$129.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148140
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Item #: N82E16822148140
Return Policy: Limited 30-Day Return Policy
$79.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130072
EVGA 768-P2-N831-AR GeForce 8800GTX 768MB 384-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16814130072
Return Policy: Limited Non-Refundable 30-Day Return Policy
$529.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341002
OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI ATX12V 700W Power Supply - Retail
Item #: N82E16817341002
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$139.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820220144
Patriot Extreme Performance 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model PDC22G6400LLK - Retail
Item #: N82E16820220144
Return Policy: Memory (Modules, USB) Return Policy
$97.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128050
GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813128050
Return Policy: Limited 30-Day Return Policy
$129.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115017
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80562Q6600 - Retail
Item #: N82E16819115017
Return Policy: Processors (CPUs) Return Policy
$279.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835154001
Tuniq Tower 120 P4 & K8 CPU Cooler - Retail
Item #: N82E16835154001
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$44.99

Subtotal: $1,432.92


eVGA has a 90 day step-up program, so you can upgrade your 8800GTX to a 9800GTX when they come out in November (no need for SLi when you're running 9800GTX)
I picked the cheapest DDR2 800 CAS4 sticks after rebate, but you could swap the Patriots for Crucials and hope for D9 chips for better oc'ing.

If you decide to go with my build, and let me say that this is the TOP OF THE LINE RIG ON TODAY MARKET get the quad-core Q6600 G0 step from here
http://clubit.com/product_detail.cfm?itemno=A1938452
They garantee u the G0 step. G0 = better cooling (its juts a better version of a Q6600) newegg I think still ships the G3 step
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