My old dell died a rather sudden and upsetting death. Dell said a new motherboard would be 500$ and so this build below was right around 1k. I heard a ton of mixed reviews about iBuyPower. It seems some people had some really bad experiences with them. But 2 things stuck out for me. The first was the price. I really think this is a great build for only a thousand dollars. And 2 is the fact that I could get it with-out Windows. I own windows and I don’t need to buy it again. But sadly no Linux option.
I’ve only had it for a day but everything seems to be in good shape. Here are the specs which are mostly for my future reference:
1 x Case Azza Triton Gaming Case - Black 1 x Processor Intel® Core™ i7 960 Processor (4x 3.20GHz/8MB L3 Cache) 1 x Processor Cooling Certified CPU Fan and Heatsink 1 x Memory 12 GB [2 GB X6] DDR3-1600 - Corsair or Major Brand 1 x Video Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 - 1GB - FREE Upgrade to GTX 560 2GB - Single Card 1 x Video Card Brand Major Brand Powered by AMD or NVIDIA 1 x Free Stuff [Free Game Voucher] - Batman Arkham City - Free with purchase of NVIDIA GeForce 5 series video card 1 x Motherboard ASUS Sabertooth X58 1 x Motherboard USB / SATA Interface Motherboard default USB / SATA Interface 1 x Power Supply 700 Watt - Standard 1 x Primary Hard Drive 1 TB HARD DRIVE – 32M 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 Flash Media Reader / Writer 12-In-1 Internal Flash Media Card Reader/Writer - Black 1 x Sound Card 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard 1 x Network Card Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100) 1 x Operating System None- Pre-formatted Hard Drive Only