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    Re: ibuypower and my experiance

    Actually building your own rig doesn't save you that much money.. although it does make customizing your rig in the future a bit easier. I've been pricing computers out and determining if I want to attempt to build one or not and the price differences are not really decission changing to say the least.

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    They have to turn a profit which means they cut corners in certain areas. IF you can its always better to build your own if you are unable to shop around hit up forums look at reviews. Dont just buy the one with the fancy lights look at each component and make a smart choice it can be a big investment for some so choose wisely on pre builts.

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    Yes I have heard though that some prebuilt systems, mainly Dell, sometimes use custom components and also lock their CPU's. Is this true?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klimkow
    Yes I have heard though that some prebuilt systems, mainly Dell, sometimes use custom components and also lock their CPU's. Is this true?
    Yep, it's true. Most will lock their CPUs so you can't overclock them. Also, a lot has changed, so seeing custom components is not as common as it used to be 5+ years ago.
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    Re: ibuypower and my experiance

    hey guys, a nice update, so yesterday i got a phone call (Wednesday) that my computer is ready to be picked up, i have a friend picking it up for me (credit card, confirmation purchase print out in his hand)

    so within a few days i can tell you how pleased i am with this rig, i have windows 7 ultimate in the mail send by a good friend of mine, buying a 26'' flat panel monitor (samsung)

    and i have decided what i will play first when i turn on my computer
    http://games.adultswim.com/robot-uni...line-game.html





    while uploading my wow folder from my removable hardrive XD
    but yeah, im going to crank up every freaking graphic on FFXI, wow, aion, and the copy of bioshock 2 that i purchased when it came out and didnt work on my bloody laptop!
    ugh, cant wait <.< im even buying food/drinks/snacks so i dont have to move from my seat for atleast 2 days, almost 3 weeks without a computer at home, helllooooooooooooooooo addiction
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    Re: ibuypower and my experiance

    Hey guys, i just recently got my OS (windows 7 ultimate 64bit) yesterday, i wanted to get some screen shots of performance but the millisecond i logged into wow after 3 weeks break was dragged into a 10man icc HM, so expect some screen shots in ultra resolution and 8xmultisampler =D (with the usal whats pro and con about my experience with ibuypower)
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    Re: ibuypower and my experiance

    Quote Originally Posted by Mufasax
    Hey guys, i just recently got my OS (windows 7 ultimate 64bit) yesterday, i wanted to get some screen shots of performance but the millisecond i logged into wow after 3 weeks break was dragged into a 10man icc HM, so expect some screen shots in ultra resolution and 8xmultisampler =D (with the usal whats pro and con about my experience with ibuypower)
    Sweet! Can't wait to get your final review!

    Btw, Robot Unicorn attack is such an awesome and addicting game!

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    Re: ibuypower and my experiance

    So overall, how would you rate yuor experience with iBuypower. I was considering them when i purchased my computer but ooted to go with Cyberpower. The only thing i had go wrong with it, was that the video card they sent with the computer was glitched or something, and it would constantly crash when i tried to do anything with it. Also i managed to somehow screw my harddrive up and do something with Vista that made it impossible to get past a part of the laoding screen (not a computer expert, no clue what i did, i just know it broke)

    Surprisngly customer service, talked us through manually wiping the hard drive and reinstalling windows. And the new card they sent us has worked fine and surprisingly it wasnt late, and neither was the original computer. Though it took a while to get to shipping,


    Plz share your expereinces with various companies. I'm looking to get a new computer within the next few years.

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    Would it be possible to post some of your screenshots of you on Ultra settings in demanding areas ? Such as raid environments, dalaran etc.
    I am looking to purchase a computer similar to yours and i would like to see how its runs in certain areas.

    Thank you.

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    Re: ibuypower and my experiance

    Quote Originally Posted by Jampolo
    Would it be possible to post some of your screenshots of you on Ultra settings in demanding areas ? Such as raid environments, dalaran etc.
    I am looking to purchase a computer similar to yours and i would like to see how its runs in certain areas.

    Thank you.
    sure, ill take some in dalaran, icc and lets say a random? anywhere else, im open to requests
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    Quote Originally Posted by Isrozzis
    Plz share your expereinces with various companies. I'm looking to get a new computer within the next few years.
    Skip OverclockersUK - recently had them fubar an order so badly the button-pusher at customer service claimed he was also a trained tech who put together machines. Which would probably explain why the customer service sucked monkey testicles AND they cocked up the order in the first place. Seriously, motherboard, memory and CPU in an overclocked bundle. You'd think they would have got the right goddamn CPU before they shipped it, y'know, might've noticed something wrong when they spent the time overclocking it and checking stability?

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    Re: ibuypower and my experiance

    alright guys, going to post some pics right now, its got late when i got home, and when taking these pictures, i had youtube and skype up, so its not the capacity of what my computer could have done, on ultra, all full settings, 8xmultisampler, i get about 80-150frames in dalaran (mattering on the time, place and whats going on) and about 100-215 fps (also mattering on the time place and whats going on) mainly took scenic shots for now, im doing some 25man icc tomorrow or sat so i can get some pictures mid combat














    tomorrow when im on lunch i can give the pros and cons and later that night will hopefully have some 25man icc to share as well
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    Re: ibuypower and my experiance

    alright ladies and gentlemen, the time you have been waiting for, unless its the icc 25man pics, then your shit out of luck until tonight =D

    Pros:
    -good customer service, kept in contact with the help representative
    -decently priced, yes building it myself would have been cheeper, but this was a good alternative
    -all parts are working properly, nothing has been an issue
    -wiring was very professional
    -they tossed in free high quality thermal paste and a computer cleaning kit free of charge
    - it only took about 3 days from the order for it to be complete
    -they communicated very well with me when there was a max limit on my credit card per day, and was able to work out a payment half now half later plan
    -they even offered me a job lol

    cons:
    -they put this foaming solution thats in a bag, thats supposed to help keep things tighly secure, but it was just a hasttle getting it out without ripping off my v8 cooling system
    -some of their custmore survice representatives can be cold hearted and very ignorant
    - the box that was used was very ripped up before it came to my house (had a friend pick it up from the LA location) the amount of tape they used was laughable
    -not really a con, but retarded, they had thumb screws (the ones you can losen with your fingers) and on the display to show how to remove this, was a kid with a screw driver
    -dont get your package shipped, 90% of the problems was due to the fact on how its packaged, they used very thin stirafoam supporters and no bubble wrap or impact bubble pad things so if it goes shaking, shit will break
    -do not, and i repeat DO NOT get the overclock, this will slap 5days to a week EXTRA just to overclock it
    - avoid the liquid cooling system, if they run out of stock, hello extra 2 weeks slapped to your wait time


    other then that, my computer works perfectly, i avoided 99% of the problems by picking it up from the store instead of it being shipped, i avoided overclocking and the liquid cooling system and its a fantastic rig, i can take some pictures apon request and ill hopefully have some pictures up tonight or tommorow of icc25man, i might even get some bioshock 2 in and some aion and show the visual orgasm that i have experienced everytime i press the power button =]
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    I thought this was funny:

    Pros:
    -good customer service, kept in contact with the help representative


    cons:
    -some of their custmore survice representatives can be cold hearted and very ignorant

    Also its good to tighten the thumbscrews with a screwdriver to make sure they are tight.

    FPS is pretty good for Dalaran. Are you on a heavily populated server? Also is that peak hours?

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    Re: ibuypower and my experiance

    Quote Originally Posted by Dethh
    I thought this was funny:

    Pros:
    -good customer service, kept in contact with the help representative


    cons:
    -some of their custmore survice representatives can be cold hearted and very ignorant

    Also its good to tighten the thumbscrews with a screwdriver to make sure they are tight.

    FPS is pretty good for Dalaran. Are you on a heavily populated server? Also is that peak hours?
    well in all fairness its a business some people will know exactly what to do, and people have experianced the usal "fuck this job and my employment to it"

    na, i took that screen shot late at night, was talking to my friend on skype and had youtube up in the background so it was not to its full capability, peak hrs (about 3-5pm) i get about 50-80 fps mattering on location, and population, when its like 3am, i get much higher fps
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