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#1 dustyeff   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   301 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

dustyeff

Posted 30 June 2004 - 06:01 PM

I'm thinking about investing in a new comp, looking probably at spending around 2 grand. I'd build one myself, but I don't want the headaches and I'd rather just pay a bit of a premium to let someone else do it.

That being said, I was just curious to know if anyone has had any experience with Cyber Power (cyberpowersystem.com) or iBuyPower.com? They seem to be very similar companies, not sure what the deal is with that, but I was leaning towards Cyber Power if either -- they have better options for what I'm looking at.

So, any experience, or better ideas?

#2 jimbodan   Hates you CAGiversary!   5060 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 01 July 2004 - 12:23 AM

I got the same question...

#3 Graystone   ` CAGiversary!   15662 Posts   Joined 16.3 Years Ago  

Posted 01 July 2004 - 01:37 AM

if you are going to put 2 g's into a computer I would go with a major company who has a better chance of being around as well you will get more software and a better warrenty standard, and a better overall package. you could always add the lights later. I have seen then in mag ads alot so I assume their are a good company.

#4 dustyeff   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   301 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

dustyeff

Posted 01 July 2004 - 05:18 AM

That's a thought. I know one girl who bought a comp through iBuyPower, I believe it was, and she says it's good. Then again, she doesn't use it for gaming or anything, but it was fairly high end.

#5 peteloaf   ULTRA COMBO! CAGiversary!   1340 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 01 July 2004 - 05:25 AM

If your going to drop lots of $ into a gaming pc, then alienware is the only way to go. They just developed some new fancy dual graphic card engine that is miles above the compition...

#6 Murcielago77   bam CAGiversary!   4408 Posts   Joined 17.1 Years Ago  

Murcielago77

Posted 01 July 2004 - 06:46 PM

the problem with the dual card graphic engine is that is sucks power like hell and that machine is gonna cost $4000-$6000 bucks

#7 Cornfedwb   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3353 Posts   Joined 17.1 Years Ago  

Posted 01 July 2004 - 06:48 PM

Dual... Graphic.. Card.. Engine.. I'll put that along with the Emotion Engine and every other BS catch phrase I've heard :p

#8 Squirms   Hold Your Applause CAGiversary!   931 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 01 July 2004 - 06:56 PM

Dual... Graphic.. Card.. Engine.. I'll put that along with the Emotion Engine and every other BS catch phrase I've heard :p


Hee Hee

#9 bileanddecay   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   178 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

bileanddecay

Posted 01 July 2004 - 07:04 PM

Cyberpowersystems is actually a very reputable firm. A few of my old co-workers ordered about 6 PCs from them around the time that BF1942 and AOM came out. Their systems were dreamy...

And, for the pundits, I've heard and read that a dual graphics card set up does in fact boost graphical performance by something along the lines of 20 - 35%. Just what I heard, for the straight dope google it yourself.

Good luck with the PC hunting.

#10 ig88vsbobafett   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   400 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

ig88vsbobafett

Posted 01 July 2004 - 07:15 PM

Cyberpowers computers are awsome Me and my brother each got one about a year and a half ago and still works like a charm

#11 redrobot   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   177 Posts   Joined 17.0 Years Ago  

redrobot

Posted 01 July 2004 - 07:39 PM

check out Hypersonic PC they have some good deals on high end systems. Alienware has expanded their market so they have some lower priced systems now. Or else theres always Falcon NW =P~ check out the Talon systems

#12 dustyeff   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   301 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

dustyeff

Posted 01 July 2004 - 09:40 PM

After reading some of the reviews of cyberpower on resellerratings.com, I decided I'd just rather build my own. That way, if something gets farked up, at least I know it's my own fault and no one's just trying to screw me. Heh.

#13 Moxio   Supervillain CAGiversary!   35394 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 01 July 2004 - 10:33 PM

Yeah I'd rather build my own too.

Those sites, though, have some excellent deals.

#14 hohndog   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   405 Posts   Joined 17.1 Years Ago  

Posted 01 July 2004 - 10:42 PM

I've always built my own systems, but if I had to buy a pre-built system, it would be Alienware by a mile. I appreciate how they've always routed cables and power lines to maximize airflow the same way I do. And every component they use is top quality, just like I do. And finally, they build AMD systems. I'd be all over their new AMD 64-bit monster... if I bought pre-built systems. :)