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Old 07-16-2010, 11:19 PM   #1
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Default Plenty of questions regarding desktop shopping that need answering.

Hello, new to the forums, this'll be my first thread, so go easy on me.

Getting my first high-end computer in August. I am unsure of which manufacturer / website to buy my computer from, I've also heard of plenty bad reviews for iBuyPower & AlienWare. Are there any nice custom configuration companies that I have yet to hear about? I'm just looking for a nice company who will do a good clean job for the computer I'm willing to spend so much on. No loose screws, won't arrive defective, and definitely no missing parts. I know this happens maybe sometimes, but I prefer a company that doesn't screw up a lot, if you know what I mean. Just reading bad reviews for so many companies scare me.

My budget is $4,000 USD.

(After Tax / Fees / Etc.)

Some of the must-haves are :

Processor : Intel® Core™ i7 980X Processor Extreme Edition (6x 3.33GHz/12MB L3 Cache)
Hard Drive : Intel / Corsair Solid State Drive 160 GB +
RAM : At least 6 GB + (1,333~2,000 MHz) DDR3 RAM

So here are my questions :
  • Which website / manufacturer should I purchase from?
  • Is the Intel i7-980x too much of an overkill, even for a heavy user like me?
  • Are SSD (Solid State Drives) faster than a 10,000 RPM Hard Drive?
  • Is the MHz for RAM a huge factor?
  • Would a single ATI Radeon HD 5970 2 GB be enough to play Crysis on High?

I basically looking for everything top-of-the-line. Money doesn't really matter that much to me, I have all the things I already need, so don't lecture me on how I'm spending my money unwisely. Thank you for answering my questions.
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Old 07-16-2010, 11:49 PM   #2
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Custom Build ?

CPU- i7-980x
MB- GA X58
Ram- XMS

Finish it tomorrow sleepy
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Old 07-17-2010, 12:15 AM   #3
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Default Re: Plenty of questions regarding desktop shopping that need answering.

I was going to suggest iBUYPOWER as my father-in-law has one. It's a nice system and performs really well.
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Old 07-17-2010, 12:52 AM   #4
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I'm considering the Level 10 from iBuyPower, but I'm still edgy about the whole bad review thing. But it seems the bad reviews only come from around Christmas time.
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is there a reason why you would spend 4000 on a computer?
just curious.

and u could always build it yourself.
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Old 07-17-2010, 01:28 AM   #6
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I'm kind of a shut-in, not really though. So yes, I'd like to spend my time on a nice & expensive computer. And do I really have to have a reason? I like my stuff top-notch.

So my question is, why not?
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Old 07-17-2010, 04:13 PM   #7
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SO...
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