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    Default Computer to play Rift on

    Now i did a lot of research on ibuypowerpc and cyberpowerpc and the reviews scared me away, i don't want to have paid for a rig and feel like i just rolled a dice.
    Anyways i was wondering if both of these computers can run Rift? and possibly GW2 in the future..
    don't need an OVER the top crazy machine, never had a laptop before so i don't know if a Desktop or Laptop is the way to go? if there are any differences.. (while gaming)?
    I know that it would be a lot cheaper to buy parts and build my own.. but i don't have the time or patience for that.. And Alienware seems to be the safest choice to go with.


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    http://www.dell.com/us/p/alienware-a...-aurora&~ck=mn


    im assuming the lowest price shown doesn't include intel i7..

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    well do you want a laptop or desktop? or both?
    you can get a decent laptop to game on, but if you dont have to have one i suggest desktop like always.

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    Im going to go with one or the other.. ive always had a desktop never a laptop ..

    but would there be a difference in gaming?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DneL View Post
    Im going to go with one or the other.. ive always had a desktop never a laptop ..

    but would there be a difference in gaming?
    Laptops are generally more expensive and not as powerful, and you cannot interchange the parts of a laptop, for the most part, so you wouldn't be able to upgrade later on.

    I strongly suggest a desktop for gaming unless your hell bent on having a laptop..lol

    I also suggest building your own desktop if possible as it's a lot cheaper and simply easier to exchange parts that are defective...with buying a whole computer at once if something is defective you have to send the entire thing back again...which stinks.

    One site to look at regardless is newegg.com (.ca if your in canada)
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    Quote Originally Posted by DneL View Post
    Im going to go with one or the other.. ive always had a desktop never a laptop ..

    but would there be a difference in gaming?
    Yeah, laptops feel awkward to game on imo, and to get a high performance lap top you going to need to spend a lot more then you would for a desktop.

    as for alienware, if you want to buy over priced then go with them.

    give me your budget and ill start shoping around for you guessing by the 900$ alienware thats your max?
    and i of course recommend building your own desktop but if you don't want to thats fine you can still find nice pc's now days with about the same performance as a pc you built you self for around the same cost.
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    Why buy alienware when u can build a better computer from newegg or w/e for around the price of that aurora?


    EDIT: i just bought these parts the other night total cost $584 i have a video card and hard drive already (gtx 460, and 1tb hd)

    Computer Case- Rosewill DESTROYER
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811147144

    Proc/ Mobo bundle- Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge/ ASUS P8P67 PRO LGA
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.575884

    Ram- G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2G 240-Pin DDR3
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231193

    Cd drive- SAMSUNG DVD Burner Black SATA
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151188

    Power supply- SeaSonic S12II 520 Bronze 520W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817151094
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    you guys are making me want to build my own lol .. i just dont want it to come out wrong ..If you were to compare the difficulty of building a computer what would you compare it too?

    And after reading the laptop comments im just going to go with a Desktop i guess

    i just made this one on alienware and it does feel over priced but can it play everything regardless of the price..?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DneL View Post
    If you were to compare the difficulty of building a computer what would you compare it too?
    A bit tougher than lego.

    Building a PC is quite simple or rather underestimated a lot.

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    Honestly the hardest thing right now is finding a motherboard and then looking up ddr3 ram that was actually tested on it. The rest is pretty simple.

    Please make sure you check on the ram though, ddr3 is very stupid and isn't as plug'n'play as ddr2 was.
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    yeah.. i still prefer buying one just to be on the safe side..

    has anyone here actually EVER purchased anything from ibuypowerpc?

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    building your own computer now days is extremely easy, its pretty much plug and play.

    anyways i haven't bought anything from ibuypower before but i have never heard anything bad about them either, i would rather you buy something from them then alienware tbh
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    Quote Originally Posted by tiger1526 View Post
    building your own computer now days is extremely easy, its pretty much plug and play.

    anyways i haven't bought anything from ibuypower before but i have never heard anything bad about them either, i would rather you buy something from them then alienware tbh
    Yea its tempting because they sell me a better computer at a way cheaper price



    @Snow i hate to be a bother and i know you've helped me multiple times and i greatly appreciate it but as one last favor can you rebuild me one on ibuypowerpc? or cyberpower? which ever YOU think is safer to go with...


    Because i am aware that i could choose parts that wont work with eachother and they will still build the pc and ship it regardless if the parts will work with eachother or not and i don't want to make that mistake..

    again nothing over the top i dont need the best of the best.. just something that will work well with Rift,GW2 and FFXIV maybe? but still not be overr $700 or $800 don't care much for ffxiv GW2 and Rift are more important and i don't think GW2 will have over the top requirements..

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    this will run anything out at max

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16883229199

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiger1526 View Post
    That looks perfect, everything but the case..
    but is this safe to order? because it sais cyberpowerpc lol so wouldn't it be the same as ordering it from them?

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    it definitely is safe to order, its got a bunch of reviews and not only that but if it doesn't work newegg is amazing with returns without a doubt the best pc retailer out there.

    not sure about your budget but there is also this which is a bit more future proof.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16883229221

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    If you are ok with the risk of an open box item (30-day refund), this could get you going pretty nicely:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16883227258R
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    So for instance if you built your own, that computer would be

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-220-_-Product
    180$

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138162
    135$

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231122
    65$

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129021
    100$

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152181
    55$

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139006
    110$

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130550
    260$

    Total : 905$ with s/h without rebates probably around 1k~ though there are some rebates and some of those have free shipping.

    This is just a rough example of if you built your own PC, same price as that one (maybe cheaper?) and it's in fact better all around. By no means don't just go and purchase all the stuff I just listed though you'd want to do a lot more research to make sure all this would work out but a quick scan makes me think it would.

    As said before building your own computer is not too awful difficult but it's certainly a bit harder and more at risk than putting lego's together...

    It usually doesn't work the very first time you put it together anyways so just make sure you expect that and deal with it when the time comes. You mostly gotta just look over what you did redo all the steps you went through and figure out what you missed/did wrong. I've put together 4-5 of them myself and we've never had to exchange parts before because they didn't fit or they came to us not working personally but just keep in mind you gotta play with it for a while before you get it working most times.

    That said if you don't feel at all confident about doing it then it may not be the best thing to go for it, lots of reading instructions and you may want to research about it online as well before you go through with it however once you do it once it's pretty easy to grasp just takes a bit of patience and care.

    @ aimee : I wouldn't trust anything from iBuypower....heard way too many negative things about them using extremely cheap parts.

    Edit : Oops I forgot about a dvd drive x..x so it'd be a bit more, but yah.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aimee View Post
    If you are ok with the risk of an open box item (30-day refund), this could get you going pretty nicely:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16883227258R



    Is this computer better then the one tiger posted even doe its cheaper?
    and where does it say that its openbox? im very interested in this computer i could buy it right now actually...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DneL View Post
    Is this computer better then the one tiger posted even doe its cheaper?
    and where does it say that its openbox? im very interested in this computer i could buy it right now actually...
    It's somewhere around roughly equivalent to the one tiger posted (Intel/Amd and Nvidia/AMD comparisons are very difficult). It's very close to my own pc which can run anything maxed currently. It does say open box under the product name, and in the page title.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DneL View Post
    Is this computer better then the one tiger posted even doe its cheaper?
    and where does it say that its openbox? im very interested in this computer i could buy it right now actually...
    the only thing worse about it is the 5770 and 500gb less hardrive space. it still shouldnt have any problems running any modern games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DneL View Post
    Is this computer better then the one tiger posted even doe its cheaper?
    and where does it say that its openbox? im very interested in this computer i could buy it right now actually...
    I would honestly recommend going with the cyberpowerpc one if your really wanting to buy a computer already put together simply due to the fact that the ibuypower computer has no feedback whatsoever and it's a pretty shady company. The other one seems to have a lot of people with problems with it however they were all answered by the company with support info it looks like so at the very least you'd have that if anything was broken. If you buy a computer that cheap though don't expect it to last a long time...
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    I was reading the return policy.. and it stated that there's a possibility the computer might not even work.. i mean what are the chances? i'm leaning towards that open box computer i just don't want to receive something that will die out on me in a month or two id rather shell out 300$ more and get an alienware if that was the case..

    @korn.. yea thats why this
    http://secure.newegg.com/Shopping/Sh...mit=ChangeItem
    feels to good to be true .



    i did some research and ibuypower and cyberpower.. might actually be owned by the same people.

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    the chances are the exact same as a alienware. just pick up the warranty if your that worried about it. if it does burn out then newegg will be 10x easier to deal with then dell(alienware)

    as for ibuypower and cyberpower im 99% sure they are the same exact thing.

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    Oh yeah got my video cards mixed up, the gtx 460 is a better card by about 10-15% on average, but my 5770 still maxes out games at 1920x1080 just fine. Though saving money and upgrading to a new generation video card could work well here.

    Reviews for the open box can be found here:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16883227258
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    the only problem with open box is it can come with missing parts and/or software and its not newegg's problem

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