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    Rastas PC Questions...whatcha think

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    Rastas PC Questions...whatcha think

    Post by Rastas on Mon May 12, 2008 12:16 pm

    Ok, I am torn, here are links to the 2 PC's I am thinking of buying:

    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?item=N82E16883229013
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    http://www.alienware.com/Configurator_Pages/area-51_7500_fc_gs.aspx?SysCode=PC-AREA51-7500-GC&SubCode=SKU-DEFAULT

    Here is why I need advice. They both essentially look good to me as they seem to be almost the same machines. It looks like the Alienware has a better cooling system and power supply, but only comes with 32 bit VISTA, which means I will have to upgrade to 64 bit and also pay $100.00 for shipping. I also know Alienware makes a very good product as I have a 3 year old machine now.
    The newegg machine has a 500gb hard drive, 250gb more than the Alienware. It also comes with 64bit Vista, but it only has a 650w power supply. If I get the Alienware, I can also trade in my current PC, and get some cash back, at least $200.00, which would pay for Vista + shipping. So I guess it comes down to power supply + hard drive...any ideas?
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    Re: Rastas PC Questions...whatcha think

    Post by hsalive on Mon May 12, 2008 12:23 pm

    well i just wish we all lived in the same town cause then i could come over and help you build your own pc to you rspecificaions with little worry of failure

    but since we dont live in a perfect world

    if you are going to trade your old pc in then alienware, if you have a use for your other pc then idk what to tell you, i like the alienware one myself, but then i like shiney objects Smile
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    Re: Rastas PC Questions...whatcha think

    Post by Jephthah on Mon May 12, 2008 12:28 pm

    Personally I would go with the one rom Newegg. I am not much into alienware. And from the specs the 650W would be fine. If you feel that down the road you need more power, power supplies are not to over priced and are easy to install.
    I can tell you no matter what system you get, with that video card you will have cooling problems, it will not cause a prefromance problem, but the room you are in will be hot.
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    Re: Rastas PC Questions...whatcha think

    Post by Bevhawk on Mon May 12, 2008 12:37 pm

    Personally for bang for your buck, i would go with the NGG comp.

    The vista 64 quad core and dual video. That would be a system that i would build, cept for the quad core, i prefer AMD Very Happy

    that and alienware is owned by Dell and i despise Dell
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    Re: Rastas PC Questions...whatcha think

    Post by Imotaqua on Mon May 12, 2008 12:39 pm

    Are you completely uncomfortable with building your own? It's not has hard as you might think, and you will end up spending less money and have exactly what you need and want when it's finished. I've been building computers for years, and I can't say enough about how much more satisfied I think you'd be. I'm sure many of us could offer you advice on what parts to get.
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    Re: Rastas PC Questions...whatcha think

    Post by Killer_Shark on Mon May 12, 2008 1:11 pm

    I like the Newegg system. Nice that you will already have Vista 64 and it looks like it would be easier to upgrade in the future due to the bigger case.

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    Re: Rastas PC Questions...whatcha think

    Post by Probie on Mon May 12, 2008 1:44 pm

    Take a look at www.ibuypower.com and www.cyberpowerpc.com. Newegg sells systems from both, and if you order direct from the sites you'll save more money. Both companies have good products and chances are you'll get a better system for the same price buying direct.

    I've bought from both of them in the past and never had any issues.

    Quick edit: You can build them to your specifications at each site also.
    http://www.ibuypower.com/ibp/store/configurator.aspx?mid=205
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    Re: Rastas PC Questions...whatcha think

    Post by Aymaestro on Mon May 12, 2008 2:07 pm

    i had the worst experience with alienware, i would not recommend to anyone to give them 5cents for one of their systems. My current PC's came from PCclub. They work like most the other sites, you pick out the components and they will assemble. You get what you really want and they stand buy their stuff. My computer from RK computers is my laptop i am right now, and they were awesome and my system is awesome. I would highly reccomend a good smallshop over junkenware or dell or gateway or whomever. See what they have in their "UBERSYSTEMS" and have someone else do the same thing for less, with better CS.
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    Re: Rastas PC Questions...whatcha think

    Post by Louchar on Mon May 12, 2008 3:50 pm

    This is no contest IMO. Buy the Cyberpower rig from Newegg.

    That PC doesn't need anything more than a good 650watt psu. Bigger HDD, vista 64 and one hell of a fantastic case. The rest is about the same.

    I have built several computers with that case and its brother the Cosmos S. fantastic in every way.


    Of course I wouldn't be me if I didn't say, "Build it yourself." but by all means get the newegg rig.


    Oh and $200 for your old rig sounds low. How old is it and what are the specs? You might be able to sell it more on Craigs list.
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    Re: Rastas PC Questions...whatcha think

    Post by Rastas on Mon May 12, 2008 4:45 pm

    Ok so, I like the Newegg one the best, but thanks for the responses, I also checked PCClub, Cyberpower and Ibuypower. So I also made this one as well. It has a bigger power supply, Vista 64 and 3 year warranty(INCLUDED)

    http://www.cyberpowerpc.com./cart/showcart.asp?url=./system/Intel_Core_2_Duo_SLI_Custom_Build_Configurator/&ref=add

    And I think this one is the winner. Hard to beat the 3 year warranty 1000w power supply and Vista 64 and it is actually cheaper than the one from Newegg by $60.00


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    Re: Rastas PC Questions...whatcha think

    Post by Imotaqua on Mon May 12, 2008 4:47 pm

    You should note that pertaining to power supplies it's not the Watts that are important, but the amps it pushes.

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    Re: Rastas PC Questions...whatcha think

    Post by Probie on Mon May 12, 2008 6:40 pm

    Rastas wrote:Ok so, I like the Newegg one the best, but thanks for the responses, I also checked PCClub, Cyberpower and Ibuypower. So I also made this one as well. It has a bigger power supply, Vista 64 and 3 year warranty(INCLUDED)

    http://www.cyberpowerpc.com./cart/showcart.asp?url=./system/Intel_Core_2_Duo_SLI_Custom_Build_Configurator/&ref=add

    And I think this one is the winner. Hard to beat the 3 year warranty 1000w power supply and Vista 64 and it is actually cheaper than the one from Newegg by $60.00

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    Well ouldn't see the rig but glad to help! I bought my laptop from cyberpowerpc.com and I have nothing but good things to say about them. My one year warranty is up, but the 24/7 phone tech support is a nice option. My wife actuallyused it not long ago when she thought she broke my laptop when I was out of town for work lol.
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    Re: Rastas PC Questions...whatcha think

    Post by hsalive on Mon May 12, 2008 6:50 pm

    TankProbie wrote:
    Rastas wrote:Ok so, I like the Newegg one the best, but thanks for the responses, I also checked PCClub, Cyberpower and Ibuypower. So I also made this one as well. It has a bigger power supply, Vista 64 and 3 year warranty(INCLUDED)

    http://www.cyberpowerpc.com./cart/showcart.asp?url=./system/Intel_Core_2_Duo_SLI_Custom_Build_Configurator/&ref=add

    And I think this one is the winner. Hard to beat the 3 year warranty 1000w power supply and Vista 64 and it is actually cheaper than the one from Newegg by $60.00

    to
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    Well ouldn't see the rig but glad to help! I bought my laptop from cyberpowerpc.com and I have nothing but good things to say about them. My one year warranty is up, but the 24/7 phone tech support is a nice option. My wife actuallyused it not long ago when she thought she broke my laptop when I was out of town for work lol.

    she let the squirrels play hide the nuts on your laptop again????
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    Re: Rastas PC Questions...whatcha think

    Post by Louchar on Mon May 12, 2008 8:26 pm

    1000watts is way overkill for that rig. Orchid is 100% correct. watts only matter to a point but amps make all the difference.

    I'm glad you are happy though! When do you get the new PC??
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    Re: Rastas PC Questions...whatcha think

    Post by Rastas on Mon May 12, 2008 10:58 pm

    Ok will lower it to 850W that will save me a few dollars. My dinero should hit my bank account on Tuesday or Wednesday then I just need to order it to have it built, not sure on build times, I have heard 7-10 days or so...we will see. Looks like I am shooting for last week of May, so then I can ask you guys all noob ?'s when i log in cheers cheers cheers
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    Re: Rastas PC Questions...whatcha think

    Post by Louchar on Tue May 13, 2008 12:12 am

    Yes you may ask all the n00b questions you like. We will be here to answer them. alien

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    Post by Probie on Tue May 13, 2008 8:17 am

    evilash wrote:
    TankProbie wrote:
    Rastas wrote:Ok so, I like the Newegg one the best, but thanks for the responses, I also checked PCClub, Cyberpower and Ibuypower. So I also made this one as well. It has a bigger power supply, Vista 64 and 3 year warranty(INCLUDED)

    http://www.cyberpowerpc.com./cart/showcart.asp?url=./system/Intel_Core_2_Duo_SLI_Custom_Build_Configurator/&ref=add

    And I think this one is the winner. Hard to beat the 3 year warranty 1000w power supply and Vista 64 and it is actually cheaper than the one from Newegg by $60.00

    to
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    Well couldn't see the rig but glad to help! I bought my laptop from cyberpowerpc.com and I have nothing but good things to say about them. My one year warranty is up, but the 24/7 phone tech support is a nice option. My wife actually used it not long ago when she thought she broke my laptop when I was out of town for work lol.

    she let the squirrels play hide the nuts on your laptop again????

    You know... She never did tell me what happened... Makes a person wonder though..
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    Re: Rastas PC Questions...whatcha think

    Post by Rastas on Fri May 16, 2008 8:15 pm

    So here is the finished product, I should have it around mid week:

  • CPU: (Quad-Core)Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.4GHz 1066FSB 8MB L2 Cache 64-bit [+46]
    CD: (Special Price) LG 20X DVDR/RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE DUAL LAYER (BLACK COLOR)

    FAN: CoolerMaster Liquid CPU Cooling System (Superior Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA)

    HDD: Single Hard Drive (500GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD)

    MOTHERBOARD: (3-Way SLI & QX9650/9770 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 [+100] (Corsair or Major Brand)

    OS: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium w/ Service Pack 1 (64-bit Edition

    POWERSUPPLY: 800 Watts Power Supplies Xion SuperNova Power Supply - Quad SLI Ready)

  • VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 16X PCI Express
    VIDEO2: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 16X PCI Express



    cyberpowerpc ftw, could not beat the price for this system
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    Re: Rastas PC Questions...whatcha think

    Post by Lorahand on Fri May 16, 2008 9:12 pm

    Very nice.... I have a cyberpower pc and love it. Although nothing in it is original anymore, so thats one thing nice about their PC's too, very upgradable. But I would order from them again without thinking....

    Of course I am now a "build it myself guy"

    My next upgrade is switching from this AMD 6400 x2 to an intel mobo and also the Q6600


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    Post by Rastas on Fri May 16, 2008 9:32 pm

    Lorahand wrote:Very nice.... I have a cyberpower pc and love it. Although nothing in it is original anymore, so thats one thing nice about their PC's too, very upgradable. But I would order from them again without thinking....

    Of course I am now a "build it myself guy"

    My next upgrade is switching from this AMD 6400 x2 to an intel mobo and also the Q6600

    Yeah I really liked the ability to upgrade with ease when I looked at them. Also a couple of IT guys at work really like them

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