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Irunside

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Hello and thank for checking in on this topic first and foremost. I just registered here today after a few weeks of debating what step to go to next regarding a new gaming rig. I have been using an older iMac 2008 model for the last few years and have decided to go back to a windows machine since these days most of my computer time is gaming having retired recently I want to improve that experience. I have no experience with computer building and the most I've done regarding computer internals has been upgrading stock ram in all my machines. I plan on using windows 8.1 since its been long enough that I have been using OSX that no matter what windows OS I install it will be a learning experience. I still havent decided if I want to try tackling the build myself or have the system build by cyberpower or some similar company. I have watched several youtube guides on builds and read the guide stickied at the top of this forum and admit it looks fairly simple. One concern I have is that I am paralyzed and a little worried that I may have different or worse issues with static electricity than most building which kinda makes me think I will go with a cyberpower build.

I have a few builds configured at there website and planning spending around 2000.00 dollars or near it before tax/shipping. For a monitor I will be shopping at amazon most likely since it seems to me there prices are slightly better than buying it through cyberpower. I will post a few links to different builds below that I have configured and hopefully get some input on them. I am probably overbuilding slightly but I am doing so with the intentions of minimal upgrades required for around 3-5years so please take that into consideration when offering advice. thanks again and I look forward to carrying on a discussion and cant wait to make my buy/build and type a thank you post on it for these forums as I am sure after reading around here this morning that you all will be able to help me out.



http://www.cyberpowe...om/saved/1FH20N

This is an example of a configuration utilizing crossfire grafx cards if that would benefit me using a single monitor.
http://www.cyberpowe...om/saved/1FH1T0

This setup is built using the new r9 290 grafx card and wont be possible until around the 1st of november.
http://www.cyberpowe...om/saved/1FH00L

Again im still in the shopping and research phase right now hoping with your help I can make the best decision possible for my needs. Not sure if I left anything out but wanted to post this to get started with help.
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phillpower2

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:welcome: Irunside

Sorry that you have waited longer than we would have liked before you received a reply :(

Personally I feel that rather than purchase from a company such as Cyberpower you would do better if you selected your own list of parts, ordered them online and if you are uneasy about doing the build yourself having a local tech or tech store do the build for you, this way you only purchase what you know that you will use + you have control over what brands are used (system builders often use no name brand PSUs for example in order to keep build costs down).

I will be happy to put you a list of parts together if you tell us what the main use of the computer will be.
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Irunside

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Well I appreciate the reply but after waiting for a few days after i made the first post I went ahead and ordered the build I had configured through cyberpower. WHat finally convinced me to go ahead was seeing that my parts shopping for same items I am having them use in the build I was actually saving money with the sale they had going on. I really do thank you for the offer of help and wish i had been able to talk with you more before i made my descision but it didnt work out that way. Anyway if you or anyone else is interested in how it turns out perhaps I can do some sort of review and post photos to let you all see how it turns out. I am sure I didnt go toward max effeciency in my build but i think I will be happy with it for the next few years as a primary computer.

Thanks again, have a good one and ill check back once i receive my order.
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No problem and thanks for the update Irunside :happy:

I hope that your purchase turns out well and any feedback that may help others will be most welcome :thumbsup:
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