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  Aori

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4/09/12 11:38:05 PM#21
Originally posted by Quizzical
Originally posted by robgyorgy

when they say ups 3 day guaranteed is that from the day u order it or after they ship it?which would take how long?

 

im talking about newegg btw

UPS promises that it will get to you within 3 days from when New Egg ships it.  That doesn't necessarily mean that it will take the full three days.  New Egg's major warehouses are in California, Tennessee, and New Jersey, and they'll try to ship from the nearest one if they have a product at multiple sites.  If they have to ship a product across the country, it probably does take the full three days.  If the only have to send it 300 miles, UPS will probably get it there in one day.

If you order tonight, then New Egg will probably ship it Tuesday (which may or may not be today, depending on where you live), as they're pretty quick.

Funny thing, i bought some memory from them which came from a georgia center.. first time this has happened to me. They still say CA, TN and NJ for warehouses but they send shit way off to the boonies or something -.-

  robgyorgy

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Posts: 108

 
OP  4/09/12 11:53:11 PM#22

k heres another scenario( i apolagise for all these complications)

i just had a talk with my wife and she agrees with me. if i were to cancel my order and just get the refund from walmart,

and spend about the same on new egg would u guys be bale to help me out here?

now the trickie question is this. will the pc from walmart last till i get this 1 from newegg?without changing the powersupply or what not.

 

also the new build will be for my wife(like the ibuypower i bought) it has to be under 1000 including shipping(casual gaming pc, doesnt have to be to much or to less, somwhere in the middle if ossible speed/power wise)

 

appreciate all the help u guys give me i cant thank you enough

  Quizzical

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4/09/12 11:55:31 PM#23
Originally posted by robgyorgy

and spend about the same on new egg would u guys be bale to help me out here?

also the new build will be for my wife(like the ibuypower i bought) it has to be under 1000 including shipping(casual gaming pc, doesnt have to be to much or to less, somwhere in the middle if ossible speed/power wise)

If you buy parts and assemble it yourself, then $1000 will get you something a lot better than what you bought from Wal-Mart.  If you're interested in going that route, I could pick parts for a $1000 gaming computer for you.

  garretth

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Joined: 8/08/03
Posts: 314

4/10/12 12:02:45 AM#24

Hubby just built this for me:

I5 2500k CPU

ASUS P8Z68 - V/GEN3 Motherboard

16GB 1600 MHZ Memory (Cosair)

MSI 7850 twin frozr Video card

Cosair Force GT SSD (running Intel smart response technology)

Western Digital 1TB hard drive

750 W Cosair PSU

LG Blu Ray optical drive

ANTEC P280 case

Windows 7 64bit

 

What do you guys think...seems to run very fast, is very quiet and makes SWTOR look good!

 

 

 

 

  robgyorgy

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Joined: 3/18/08
Posts: 108

 
OP  4/10/12 12:03:21 AM#25

could u possibly keep it under 1000?the more savings the better as long as i get a pc that will just be better then what i have atm

running a gateway fx atm intel quad core 2.5ghz radeon hd 5570 6 gb ram

i just need a pc for my wife which ill be using for now till i come back in sept and get mine.

i dont want it high tech but i dont want it bad either. cheers

  robgyorgy

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Joined: 3/18/08
Posts: 108

 
OP  4/10/12 12:03:56 AM#26
Originally posted by garretth

Hubby just built this for me:

I5 2500k CPU

ASUS P8Z68 - V/GEN3 Motherboard

16GB 1600 MHZ Memory (Cosair)

MSI 7850 twin frozr Video card

Cosair Force GT SSD (running Intel smart response technology)

Western Digital 1TB hard drive

750 W Cosair PSU

LG Blu Ray optical drive

ANTEC P280 case

Windows 7 64bit

 

What do you guys think...seems to run very fast, is very quiet and makes SWTOR look good!

 

 

 

 

price?

  garretth

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Posts: 314

4/10/12 12:09:07 AM#27

Hubby says about $1600...already had the SSD.

 

Pricey...but he felt it was time for me to upgrade.

  caremuchless

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Joined: 3/19/11
Posts: 594

Whether you believe you can or believe you cannot, you are right.

4/10/12 12:19:33 AM#28
Originally posted by garretth

Hubby just built this for me:

I5 2500k CPU

ASUS P8Z68 - V/GEN3 Motherboard

16GB 1600 MHZ Memory (Cosair)

MSI 7850 twin frozr Video card

Cosair Force GT SSD (running Intel smart response technology)

Western Digital 1TB hard drive

750 W Cosair PSU

LG Blu Ray optical drive

ANTEC P280 case

Windows 7 64bit

 

What do you guys think...seems to run very fast, is very quiet and makes SWTOR look good!

 

 

 

 

How much?

  garretth

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Joined: 8/08/03
Posts: 314

4/10/12 12:30:13 AM#29
Originally posted by caremuchless
Originally posted by garretth

Hubby just built this for me:

I5 2500k CPU

ASUS P8Z68 - V/GEN3 Motherboard

16GB 1600 MHZ Memory (Cosair)

MSI 7850 twin frozr Video card

Cosair Force GT SSD (running Intel smart response technology)

Western Digital 1TB hard drive

750 W Cosair PSU

LG Blu Ray optical drive

ANTEC P280 case

Windows 7 64bit

 

What do you guys think...seems to run very fast, is very quiet and makes SWTOR look good!

 

 

 

 

How much?

Hubby says about $1600.00 and it went together very quickly.  The case is a bit longer than old case but plenty of room on the inside for goodies...well laid out and easy access for hardware.

  robgyorgy

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Joined: 3/18/08
Posts: 108

 
OP  4/10/12 12:33:51 AM#30

i cant wait to see what this gentlemen finds me for a pc build. i donno why i get so excited over new pc's everytime. :P

  Quizzical

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4/10/12 12:33:54 AM#31

Power supply/case combo deal:  $115

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.867734

Make sure to use the promo code on the power supply.  Same power supply as before, with a much cheaper case.

Processor/heatsink combo deal:  $243

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.892708

Same processor as before, cheaper heatsink.

Memory/motherboard combo deal:  $142 before a $20 rebate

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.883677

Same memory as before, cheaper motherboard.  There's a promo code on the motherboard, too.

Video card:  $160 before a $30 rebate

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150561

There's a promo code on the video card, too.  I realize that you said you preferred Nvidia, but they're not at all competitive in the sub-$200 video card market, which is what you get on your budget.  Paying $20 extra before rebate or $30 more after rebate for equivalent performance with an Nvidia logo rather than AMD is a luxury that you can have on a $1500 budget, but is a bad idea on $1000.

Optical drive:  $18

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289

Free shipping with the promo code.

Operating system:  $100

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986

SSD:  $125

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226236

A bit smaller and cheaper than before.

Hard drive:  $87

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181

Again, smaller and cheaper than before.

Total:  $990 including shipping and before rebates.

As compared to the iBuyPower, this will get you a dramatically better power supply, a slightly worse but still adequate case, a better processor, a much better heatsink on the processor, an equivalent video card, likely a roughly equivalent or somewhat better motherboard (many OEMs go cheap junk on motherboards, but iBuyPower typically doesn't), and a good SSD with plenty of capacity.  The SSD and power supply are the huge differences; other than that, it's a little better than the iBuyPower system, but not a lot.

The basic idea of an SSD is that you install the OS and your main programs on the SSD, and then stick everything else on the hard drive.  That way, the OS and your main programs will be fast, rather than making you constantly sit there and wait every time you want the computer to do anything.  For bulk data such as videos, music, and pictures, the extra speed of an SSD doesn't matter, so those go on the hard drive.

  Quizzical

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Posts: 13164

4/10/12 12:34:28 AM#32
Originally posted by robgyorgy

i cant wait to see what this gentlemen finds me for a pc build. i donno why i get so excited over new pc's everytime. :P

In that case, I only made you wait another 3 seconds after that post.  Or until you refreshed it, which is probably much longer.  :p

  robgyorgy

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Joined: 3/18/08
Posts: 108

 
OP  4/10/12 12:34:38 AM#33
Originally posted by Quizzical
Originally posted by robgyorgy

and spend about the same on new egg would u guys be bale to help me out here?

also the new build will be for my wife(like the ibuypower i bought) it has to be under 1000 including shipping(casual gaming pc, doesnt have to be to much or to less, somwhere in the middle if ossible speed/power wise)

If you buy parts and assemble it yourself, then $1000 will get you something a lot better than what you bought from Wal-Mart.  If you're interested in going that route, I could pick parts for a $1000 gaming computer for you.

please do sir ^_^

 

lool. posted that right after ur 2nd :P

  bishbosh

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Joined: 3/21/11
Posts: 401

4/10/12 12:36:34 AM#34

not worth really spending 1500-2000 on a PC because after $1100 mark you dont really see much of an improvement in performance for the amount of money you are spending.

 

from my experience its best to invest in a nice quiet case with low RPM fans and a good quality power supply. these 2 things will not go obsolete like CPUs, GPUs and motherboards.

the case is very much personal preference but look for something with good cable management and solid build quality. corsair 500r, coolermaster HAF series are nice choices. 

powersupply: get a nice modular ~600w PSU (plenty for a single GPU + overclocking headroom). dont go for cheap brands, they are shit capacitors which blow up and kill ur other hardware.  recommendations: corsair hx650, corsair ax650, seasonic x660

look at some benchmarks for other components on anandtech, tomshardware, xbitlabs etc etc and just pick the best.

  robgyorgy

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Joined: 3/18/08
Posts: 108

 
OP  4/10/12 12:37:36 AM#35
Originally posted by Quizzical

Power supply/case combo deal:  $115

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.867734

Make sure to use the promo code on the power supply.  Same power supply as before, with a much cheaper case.

Processor/heatsink combo deal:  $243

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.892708

Same processor as before, cheaper heatsink.

Memory/motherboard combo deal:  $142 before a $20 rebate

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.883677

Same memory as before, cheaper motherboard.  There's a promo code on the motherboard, too.

Video card:  $160 before a $30 rebate

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150561

There's a promo code on the video card, too.  I realize that you said you preferred Nvidia, but they're not at all competitive in the sub-$200 video card market, which is what you get on your budget.  Paying $20 extra before rebate or $30 more after rebate for equivalent performance with an Nvidia logo rather than AMD is a luxury that you can have on a $1500 budget, but is a bad idea on $1000.

Optical drive:  $18

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289

Free shipping with the promo code.

Operating system:  $100

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986

SSD:  $125

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226236

A bit smaller and cheaper than before.

Hard drive:  $87

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181

Again, smaller and cheaper than before.

Total:  $990 including shipping and before rebates.

As compared to the iBuyPower, this will get you a dramatically better power supply, a slightly worse but still adequate case, a better processor, a much better heatsink on the processor, an equivalent video card, likely a roughly equivalent or somewhat better motherboard (many OEMs go cheap junk on motherboards, but iBuyPower typically doesn't), and a good SSD with plenty of capacity.  The SSD and power supply are the huge differences; other than that, it's a little better than the iBuyPower system, but not a lot.

The basic idea of an SSD is that you install the OS and your main programs on the SSD, and then stick everything else on the hard drive.  That way, the OS and your main programs will be fast, rather than making you constantly sit there and wait every time you want the computer to do anything.  For bulk data such as videos, music, and pictures, the extra speed of an SSD doesn't matter, so those go on the hard drive.


k so if i use the pc from walmart till this 1 is ready would i have any problems using it as is? thats my only concern

  bishbosh

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Joined: 3/21/11
Posts: 401

4/10/12 12:42:33 AM#36
Originally posted by Quizzical

Power supply/case combo deal:  $115

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.867734

Make sure to use the promo code on the power supply.  Same power supply as before, with a much cheaper case.

Processor/heatsink combo deal:  $243

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.892708

Same processor as before, cheaper heatsink.

Memory/motherboard combo deal:  $142 before a $20 rebate

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.883677

Same memory as before, cheaper motherboard.  There's a promo code on the motherboard, too.

Video card:  $160 before a $30 rebate

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150561

There's a promo code on the video card, too.  I realize that you said you preferred Nvidia, but they're not at all competitive in the sub-$200 video card market, which is what you get on your budget.  Paying $20 extra before rebate or $30 more after rebate for equivalent performance with an Nvidia logo rather than AMD is a luxury that you can have on a $1500 budget, but is a bad idea on $1000.

Optical drive:  $18

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289

Free shipping with the promo code.

Operating system:  $100

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986

SSD:  $125

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226236

A bit smaller and cheaper than before.

Hard drive:  $87

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181

Again, smaller and cheaper than before.

Total:  $990 including shipping and before rebates.

As compared to the iBuyPower, this will get you a dramatically better power supply, a slightly worse but still adequate case, a better processor, a much better heatsink on the processor, an equivalent video card, likely a roughly equivalent or somewhat better motherboard (many OEMs go cheap junk on motherboards, but iBuyPower typically doesn't), and a good SSD with plenty of capacity.  The SSD and power supply are the huge differences; other than that, it's a little better than the iBuyPower system, but not a lot.

The basic idea of an SSD is that you install the OS and your main programs on the SSD, and then stick everything else on the hard drive.  That way, the OS and your main programs will be fast, rather than making you constantly sit there and wait every time you want the computer to do anything.  For bulk data such as videos, music, and pictures, the extra speed of an SSD doesn't matter, so those go on the hard drive.

i dont agree with your case+PSU choice. never skimp on these because they will last you many upgrades to come. 

i would try and get a hd7000 series GPU btw and the best budget CPU cooler is the coolermaster hyper 212. dont get the xigmatek. if you are looking to get a higher end CPU cooler get a noctua d14 or a thermalright silver arrow.

  Aori

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4/10/12 12:43:20 AM#37
Originally posted by robgyorgy
Originally posted by Quizzical

Power supply/case combo deal:  $115

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.867734

Make sure to use the promo code on the power supply.  Same power supply as before, with a much cheaper case.

Processor/heatsink combo deal:  $243

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.892708

Same processor as before, cheaper heatsink.

Memory/motherboard combo deal:  $142 before a $20 rebate

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.883677

Same memory as before, cheaper motherboard.  There's a promo code on the motherboard, too.

Video card:  $160 before a $30 rebate

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150561

There's a promo code on the video card, too.  I realize that you said you preferred Nvidia, but they're not at all competitive in the sub-$200 video card market, which is what you get on your budget.  Paying $20 extra before rebate or $30 more after rebate for equivalent performance with an Nvidia logo rather than AMD is a luxury that you can have on a $1500 budget, but is a bad idea on $1000.

Optical drive:  $18

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289

Free shipping with the promo code.

Operating system:  $100

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986

SSD:  $125

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226236

A bit smaller and cheaper than before.

Hard drive:  $87

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181

Again, smaller and cheaper than before.

Total:  $990 including shipping and before rebates.

As compared to the iBuyPower, this will get you a dramatically better power supply, a slightly worse but still adequate case, a better processor, a much better heatsink on the processor, an equivalent video card, likely a roughly equivalent or somewhat better motherboard (many OEMs go cheap junk on motherboards, but iBuyPower typically doesn't), and a good SSD with plenty of capacity.  The SSD and power supply are the huge differences; other than that, it's a little better than the iBuyPower system, but not a lot.

The basic idea of an SSD is that you install the OS and your main programs on the SSD, and then stick everything else on the hard drive.  That way, the OS and your main programs will be fast, rather than making you constantly sit there and wait every time you want the computer to do anything.  For bulk data such as videos, music, and pictures, the extra speed of an SSD doesn't matter, so those go on the hard drive.


k so if i use the pc from walmart till this 1 is ready would i have any problems using it as is? thats my only concern

you'll be fine on that walmart one as long as you get a good psu quiz mentioned earlier.

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4/10/12 12:44:16 AM#38
Originally posted by robgyorgy


k so if i use the pc from walmart till this 1 is ready would i have any problems using it as is? thats my only concern

Do you already have the computer form Wal-Mart, or did you just order it and it hasn't been shipped yet?  Because if it hasn't been shipped yet, it's probably best to just cancel the order.  You can use your old computer for another week or so.  If you wait for the computer to get to you and then ship it back, you might well have to pay shipping both ways, and possibly also a 15% or so restocking fee in order to return it.  If you can even return it at all at that point.

The problem with a bad power supply is usually a long-term thing.  The power supply isn't likely to be bad enough to fry things the day you get it; that will cause too many returns and headaches for the company that shipped it.  But a bad power supply can slowly damage other parts, and cause obvious problems (e.g., computer won't boot, or running games causes a blue screen of death) 2 or 3 years down the road.  If you wait until other parts are damaged, then replacing the power supply later no longer fixes it.

When you order a bunch of parts from New Egg, they might be shipped from different warehouses, and you have to wait for the last one to arrive to finish the computer.  So you might have to wait a week or so to get the last parts and be done.  But I'd be surprised if you have to wait more than a week, unless you live outside of the contiguous United States.

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OP  4/10/12 12:45:25 AM#39

k since ill be able to use that 1 for a week or so thats fine. i have a 15 day return policy with them(this is my 2nd in the past 2 weeks) full refund. i just bring it back as is.

 

k heres what i want(i suck on neweggs website cant find bundles for shiz)

as the guy above u said. a case and psu is a must. if u can find me this pc package i will love u forever :P and idc anymore if it breaks over 1000 as i will be paying for it till i get my other pc so ill have the money by sept for my own pc.

i want that corsair 500r case(white)

i5 2500 intel procs

motherboard(no ideea) as long as its not bad

a graphics card that will keep me somewhat up to date( intel preffered)

ssd since u said is a must(whtever keeps my pc running smooth)

idc for flash drives memory card readers or any of that(strictly gaming)

decent ram memory

and whtever is needed to keep this pc running great for a decent time

  bishbosh

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4/10/12 12:46:21 AM#40
Originally posted by garretth

Hubby just built this for me:

I5 2500k CPU

ASUS P8Z68 - V/GEN3 Motherboard

16GB 1600 MHZ Memory (Cosair)

MSI 7850 twin frozr Video card

Cosair Force GT SSD (running Intel smart response technology)

Western Digital 1TB hard drive

750 W Cosair PSU

LG Blu Ray optical drive

ANTEC P280 case

Windows 7 64bit

 

What do you guys think...seems to run very fast, is very quiet and makes SWTOR look good!

 

 

 

 

this is actually a very nice build.

the 750 PSU is overkill for single GPU. 650 should be fine with plenty of headroom for overclocking.

16gb memory also seems overkill unless you run apps which need that much. 

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