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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2011 7:53 pm    Post subject: New Machine  Reply with quote  

Mayeh
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Joined: 27 Feb 2006
Posts: 4436
Location: Toronto, Canada

Time for another upgrade, went with ibuypower.com:

1 x Case ( CoolerMaster HAF 932 Full Tower Gaming Case - Black )
1 x Processor ( Intel® Core™ i7 970 Processor (6x 3.20GHz/12MB L3 Cache) )
1 x Processor Cooling ( Asetek 550LC Liquid CPU Cooling System (Intel) - Enermax Dual Silent High Performance Fan Upgrade (Push-Pull Airflow) )
1 x Memory ( 12 GB [2 GB X6] DDR3-1600 - Corsair or Major Brand )
1 x Video Card ( AMD Radeon HD 6970 - 2GB - CrossFire Mode (Dual Cards) )
1 x Free Stuff ( [Free] ASUS USB-N13 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 300Mbps Wireless USB Adapter )
1 x Motherboard ( [3-Way SLI] Gigabyte G1.Guerrilla )
1 x Power Supply ( 1200 Watt -- Corsair CMPSU-1200AX )
1 x Primary Hard Drive ( 128 GB ADATA S501 V2 SSD SATA 6 Gb/s - Single Drive )
1 x Data Hard Drive ( 2 TB HARD DRIVE -- 64M Cache, 7200 RPM, 6.0Gb/s - Single Drive )
1 x Optical Drive ( 24X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive - Black )
1 x Sound Card ( Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio )
1 x Network Card ( [$69 - $30 Instant Off] Killer Xeno Pro Gaming Network Card )
1 x Operating System ( Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium + Office Starter 2010 (Includes basic versions of Word and Excel) - 64-Bit )
1 x Keyboard ( iBUYPOWER USB Keyboard - Black )
1 x Mouse ( iBUYPOWER Internet Mouse )
1 x Speaker System ( Logitech Z506 5.1 Surround 3D Sound Speakers + Subwoofer - Black )
1 x Headset ( Corsair HS1 USB Connector Circumaural Surround Headset )
1 x Advanced Build Options ( Achieve exceptional airflow in your chassis )
1 x Advanced Build Options ( Basic Pro Wiring )
1 x Advanced Build Options ( Advanced - Power Package (Individually Sleeved 24-pin ATX, 8-pin CPU, and SATA Drive Power Cabling) )
1 x Advanced Build Options ( Advanced - Video Package (Individually Sleeved 8-pin and 6-pin PCI-E VGA Power Cabling) )
1 x Warranty ( Standard Warranty Service - Standard 3-Year Limited Warranty + Lifetime Technical Support )
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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2011 8:46 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote  

Kade
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I would contact ibuypower and see if you can drop that network card as the motherboard you chose comes with Killer 2100 hardware NIC built into the ethernet port.

If you were to drop that network card and the soundblaster card and upgrade the motherboard to the G1 Sniper, you get the Killer 2100 Network and Creative Audio chipset built into the motherboard.

This would cost 2$ more overall, but free's up expansion slots for further upgrades later.
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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2011 8:59 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote  

Kade
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Location: WI

I also ordered a new machine from ibuypower Very Happy ! Not as loaded as mayehs machine due to my budget, but i made sure to get a case, CPU and motherboard that will allow me to do at-home expansion later when i have more cash available.

Here are my specs:

1x NZXT Phantom Full Tower Case - White
1x Intel Core i7-2600 Processor (4x 3.4GHz/8MB L3 Cache)
1x Asetek 550LC Liquid CPU Cooling System (Intel) - Enermax Silent High Performance Fan Upgrade
1x 8GB [2GB x4] DDR3-1600 Memory Module - Corsair or Major Brand
1x AMD Radeon HD 6850 - 1GB Single Card
1x === High Performance === XFX Brand Video Card
1x [Free Download] - Total War: Shogun 2
1x ASUS P8P67 LE Motherboard
1x 600Watt Standard Power Supply
1x 750 GB Hard Drive - 64MB Cache, 7200 RPM, 6.0Gb/s - Single Drive
1x 24X Sony Dual Format/Double Layer DVD +/- R / +/- RW + CD-R/RW Optical Drive
1x Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
1x iBuyPower USB Keyboard **FREE Upgrade to Thermaltake eSPORTS CHALLENGER Gaming Keyboard**
1 x Mouse ( iBUYPOWER Internet Mouse )
1x Advanced Build Options Tuniq TX -2 High Performance Thermal Compound
1 x Advanced Build Options ( Achieve exceptional airflow in your chassis )
1 x Advanced Build Options ( Basic Pro Wiring )
1 x Advanced Build Options ( Advanced - Power Package (Individually Sleeved 24-pin ATX, 8-pin CPU, and SATA Drive Power Cabling) )
1 x Advanced Build Options ( Advanced - Video Package (Individually Sleeved 8-pin and 6-pin PCI-E VGA Power Cabling) )
1 x Warranty ( Standard Warranty Service - Standard 3-Year Limited Warranty + Lifetime Technical Support )
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 12:07 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote  

Mayeh
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Location: Toronto, Canada

ibuypower just called me to let me know I didn't need the card. But again, good catch Kade.
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 7:29 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote  

Mayeh
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Location: Toronto, Canada

New monitors ordered. I want my monitors to be the same since it's a lot easier on the eyes. Also my current monitors sit at different heights Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2011 6:21 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote  

Mayeh
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My monitors are here. Well they were here a week ago Very Happy My computer shipped and should arrive next Friday.
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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2011 2:09 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote  

Kade
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Location: WI

Is there a specific reason why it's taking almost a week ? Further Distance and passing through customs maybe ?

Mine was shipped via Fed Ex Express Saver, which is thier standard option and was in my house a little more than 48 hrs after it left iBuypowers place of business.

I was expecting mine to be here a week after it shipped too since they say it would take 5-7 bussiness days depending on location, so hopefully you will have the same good luck i did in a fast delivery Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2011 5:35 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote  

Mayeh
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Location: Toronto, Canada

It's being shipped UPS, FedEx wasn't an option to Canada.
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