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#1 Aug 03 2012 at 9:11 AM Rating: Good
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The time has come finally to buy a new gaming rig. I have around $1500 to spend and I want to buy a PC that will get me a long life before I need to start upgrading it.

I do not want to build my own, as I am not comfortable with the idea. I have been looking at Ibuypower & cyberpower PC as my go to company's to get the new rig.

Do anyone have any suggestions on what PC from either would be good? I have a few ideas but my knowledge of PC's is slipping in my old age.
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#2 Aug 04 2012 at 1:13 PM Rating: Good
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I don't have any personal experience with either company but I have friends who have bought from Cyberpower, and boy, was the work shoddy. Fans weren't connected, temperature gauges were in sub-optimum positions, and the case had a few missing screws so I'd stay away from those. I took a quick look over on Amazon at Ibuypower's wares and I have to say, building your own is really the most cost-effective way. I know you don't feel confident doing the work, so I am not suggesting you do, but maybe you have a friend who would do it for you. I build my friends stuff.

If that's the case, I have a fairly decent build set up on an Amazon wishlsit. It's about $1,700 right now if I recall, but that includes an HD monitor, sound system, and gaming keyboard/mouse. In fact, if you cut it down to purely performance based parts, and get rid of my fancy soundcard I would use for recording, it would probably hover in the $1,300 range.

Edit: I forgot to add what Ibuypower looks decent. I apologize for the stupidly long Amazon link.
There looks to be problems with it, reading the reviews, but the first reviewer provides remedies for them all.

Edited, Aug 4th 2012 3:17pm by Internuncio
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