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Buying from ibuypower

EvanCook12EvanCook12 Member Posts: 2

I'm getting back into mmo'ing- and i want to get a new computer.

Ibuypower seems like a pretty cheap place to go to,and ive found a few computers.

Are any of these good start up kits?

http://www.amazon.com/iBUYPOWER-526-Desktop-Windows-Premium/dp/B002X787RQ/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1262109179&sr=8-6

http://www.amazon.com/iBUYPOWER-914-Desktop-Windows-Premium/dp/B002X787TE/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1262109244&sr=8-8

http://www.amazon.com/iBUYPOWER-Gamer-Battle-Gear-X3/dp/B002NW597M/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1262109244&sr=8-5

Im trying to go into that sub-800 range,(Im still in high school and my parents are paying for it,i cant buy a hauss of a computer yet :P)  any other recommedations would be sweet !! thanks

 

i'd like to play WoW and possibly the new Star wars the old republic game on here fyi,

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  • PhryPhry Member LegendaryPosts: 11,004

    Shill ....

  • noquarternoquarter Member Posts: 1,170


    Originally posted by EvanCook12
    I'm getting back into mmo'ing- and i want to get a new computer.
    Ibuypower seems like a pretty cheap place to go to,and ive found a few computers.
    Are any of these good start up kits?
    http://www.amazon.com/iBUYPOWER-526-Desktop-Windows-Premium/dp/B002X787RQ/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1262109179&sr=8-6
    http://www.amazon.com/iBUYPOWER-914-Desktop-Windows-Premium/dp/B002X787TE/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1262109244&sr=8-8
    http://www.amazon.com/iBUYPOWER-Gamer-Battle-Gear-X3/dp/B002NW597M/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1262109244&sr=8-5
    Im trying to go into that sub-800 range,(Im still in high school and my parents are paying for it,i cant buy a hauss of a computer yet :P)  any other recommedations would be sweet !! thanks
     
    i'd like to play WoW and possibly the new Star wars the old republic game on here fyi,

    Well I don't quite like any of them. The first one isn't bad because it has no video card so you can buy one you like, but it should be 4GB DDR3 ram instead of DDR2. The 2nd one also should have DDR3, but it has a crap video card. The 3rd one does have DDR3, but 8GB instead of 4GB which is unnecessary for a budget PC, and still has a crap video card.


    If I had to choose from one of those 3 I'd get the first one @ $500 and order this Radeon 5770 for $155 or 9800GT for $100 (only because WoW runs particularly well on nvidia). The only downside to that system is being stuck with DDR2.


    You could go straight to ibuypower.com and custom configure one yourself. Go to the custom configurator and get something between an Athlon II x2 245 and Phenom II x3 720, 4gb DDR3, 785G mobo, Radeon 5770 or Nvidia 9800GT, should come out around $600-$640 on their site.

  • Gweed0Gweed0 Member UncommonPosts: 108

    Heres a pretty good ibuypower pc. Only 629 buck, you may want to upgrade the video card to a 5750 and it would tear through wow and still only 750 bucks.

    Ibuypower

     

    Edit: Make sure you select the free stuff!

  • AmazingAveryAmazingAvery Age of Conan AdvocateMember UncommonPosts: 7,188

    trustlink reviews for ibuypower from the Better Business Bureau website: www.trustlink.org/BusinessProfile.aspx

    Pure Dodge.



  • DocEllis611DocEllis611 Member Posts: 86

    cyberpower and ibuypower are the same companies. and they are great. i bought mine for 529 and it runs aion perfectly on high settings

    my advice: order from the site directly, and find a system that is close to what you want so you dont have to do too many upgrades.

    -i also paid for the "protective shipping and pro-wiring". it couldnt hurt to leave a nice message when placing the order.

    -you have to be careful when ordering. the site is cheap becuase labor and customer service can be poor. if you get screwed, be calm and say to yourself "this is what i get for being cheap" and then try to get help.

    But again, my exp. was great.

    EDIT: i just read the reviews on ibuypower....use the cyberpower website..you dont want to get a system that isnt compatible with its own components. seriously. please use cyberpower.com

  • pyrofreakpyrofreak Member UncommonPosts: 1,481
    Originally posted by DocEllis611


    cyberpower and ibuypower are the same companies. and they are great. i bought mine for 529 and it runs aion perfectly on high settings
    my advice: order from the site directly, and find a system that is close to what you want so you dont have to do too many upgrades.
    -i also paid for the "protective shipping and pro-wiring". it couldnt hurt to leave a nice message when placing the order.
    -you have to be careful when ordering. the site is cheap becuase labor and customer service can be poor. if you get screwed, be calm and say to yourself "this is what i get for being cheap" and then try to get help.
    But again, my exp. was great.
    EDIT: i just read the reviews on ibuypower....use the cyberpower website..you dont want to get a system that isnt compatible with its own components. seriously. please use cyberpower.com

     

    When you have to take precautions against buying from somewhere, then you know that it isn't a good company to buy from.

     

    My advice to the OP: build your own. For ~$800 you can get a pretty decent mid-range computer. Using previous generation parts for the vast majority of it will save you quite a bit of money. Go with a core2(quad/duo), ddr2 RAM, and probably a Radeon 4870.

     

    AMD may be cheaper for the processor and mobo, I've been rather busy and not keeping track of processor developments lately.

    Now with 57.3% more flames!

  • EvanCook12EvanCook12 Member Posts: 2

    Hey guys,so i've decided on this one from newegg

    This look good?http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883227200

    I was thinking maybe upgrade the graphics card if i have to but ive seem some reviews and it seems alright as it is anyways.

    thoughts?

    Btw,thanks for all your advice so far its really helped

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