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I made a build on Ibuypower and i would like any of you to give me your opinion on it. I found the prices really nice. Maybe it's a little higher than building it myself but my confidence in building it myself is low! It will be mainly use for gaming.

Case 1 x ARC 647 Gaming Case - Black
Processor 1 x Intel® Core™ i5-4690 Processor (4x 3.50GHz/6MB L3 Cache)
iBUYPOWER PowerDrive X
Processor Cooling 1 x Asetek 510LC Liquid CPU Cooling System [SOCKET-1150] - Standard 120mm Fan
Memory 1 x 16 GB [8 GB x2] DDR3-1600 Memory Module - Corsair or Major Brand
Video Card 1 x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 - 4GB - Single Card
Motherboard 1 x Gigabyte GA-Z97-D3H -- 1x PCIe 3.0 x16, 4x USB 3.0, 6x SATA-III 6Gb/s
Intel Smart Response Technology X
Power Supply 1 x 500 Watt - Standard - *Free Upgrade to 600W Standard
Primary Hard Drive 1 x 180 GB Intel 530 Series SSD -- Read: 540MB/s, Write: 490MB/s - Single Drive
Optical Drive 1 x 24x Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW - Black -- Free Upgrade to 14X LG Blu-ray Re-writer
Sound Card 1 x 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard
Network Card 1 x Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100)
Operating System 1 x Windows 8.1 + Office 365 Trial [Free 30-Day !!!] 64-bit
Keyboard 1 x [FREE] Tt eSports Backlit Gaming Keyboard and Mouse Combo - Free w/ ALL iBUYPOWER
Wireless Network Adapter 1 x TRENDnet TEW-805UB 802.11a/b/g/n/ac AC1200 Dual-Band Wireless USB 3.0 Adapter (867Mbps AC + 300Mbps N bands)

It all comes up to 1168 dollars.

Any opinion or tips? I was confuse with all the parts available in the market and the site really help me.

I dont really the difference beetween this price and building it myself but if there is a big difference i might consider pushing myself in building it.

thanks alot for your time

P.S. soory for my awful english it's not my first language

  • unspecified PSU, probably not even rated
  • that video card is 3.5GB and also unspecified
  • you really want a blazing case while gaming?
  • when was the last time you used a CD?
  • dodgy cooling unit
  • you will need an HDD

These would be the issues that I see.

I for one would pick a 290X card instead of 970 (both occupy approximately same price range) and definitely go with a more ascetic case. And a bit larger SSD, because you will want to run some of the games from it.

But none of this matter. The important part is that, if you want to build your own system, you will have to learn a lot about building PCs. It took me 2 month of research to build mine.

okay first what is unspecified? and yea i know its 3.5 with all the drama round it but i still heard the 970 was still better for the money? Im taking a CD slot cause it was free with IBUYPOWER and well to install windows. I dont need a HDD i have an external one.

For the knowloedg of building it well im prety confident i know how to assemble it, the only thing left i need to figurte out a little is the connector type ( all the 4,6,8 pin) the rest is all sowftware, installing windows everything with BIOS. Oh, and to add i dont plan on overclocking for this reason

I'll agree with teresko on the PSU. It's probably cheapo to the max. Other than that, the rest of it is decent. You could definitely do better building your own though.

My current build was under $900, not including my GPU, because I just reused my old one from my previous setup. It could have been cheaper than that, but i spent $100 on fans. Click on my profile and have a look for yourself. You'd be surprised what you can get if you decide to build it yourself.

The thread reminds me of when I got my case a few months back. I could get it for $105 or I could get it with a cyberpower badge on it for $249...

Mostly worried about what Power supply it has that comes with.

Thanks to all of you! when i chek on the part individually thew difference is really not that high maybe ill go with that option. HOnestly the thing i can't get my ehad around is that there is so much part! IF any of you guys could give a list of part i could buy myself and buy the systeme myself that would be amazing. Around 1100$ that why i was thinking about a 970 and a core i5

This comes in a little bit cheaper but will be a much better build. And on this site is a guy selling windows keys for next to nothing so you won't need to pay an outrage price for windows, or you could run linux if you want.

Thanks alot! price are a little bit different in canada however well they are higher i was thinking maybe a build like this since i dont plan on overclocking?

Intel Core i5-4460: http://amzn.to/1vG09KX

EVGA GTX 970: http://amzn.to/11PxXbh

MSI H97 Guard Pro: http://amzn.to/1xtIhyG

8GB Corsair Vengeance RAM: http://amzn.to/1r2HQ1m

256GB Crucial MX100 SSD: http://amzn.to/1C5S9Xf

1TB Western Digital Blue Hard Drive: http://amzn.to/1zlbaPI

600W Corsair CX600 Power Supply: http://amzn.to/1pfN34Z

NZXT S340 Case: http://amzn.to/1HDn7Gj

Any opinion because i still need to add windows


Edit: Yours will work too. Especially since you're not overclocking. And DigitalJuice on this forum sells windows keys for very cheap. $25 or so.

Thanks alot but i think pcpartpicker only look at USA options cause since im in canada shipping price can go way up and parts price too. Ive done some investigating however and amazon.com still ships alot of part to canada for free, not all of them but some. Parts on amazon.ca are pricier even if you adjust with the dollar vallue. Newegg.ca cost more too and i dont think there is free shipping any idea?

I know I'll sound like a PC mustard race wanker. But seriously, building your own PC is one of the coolest things about owning a computer in the first place. Don't be embarrassed to ask questions on builds and guides etc. Me and pleanty others here would be sure to help out.

I'm gonna throw in the towel.. Those Canadian prices are insane. Just buy that ibuypower pc, and replace the PSU with something from Corsair, Seasonic, EVGA, XFX, etc. and call it a day.

ahahahaha xD like i said life is hard in the north! so you think building my own pc is not worth it with the prices here?

I may found a cheaper alternative to better fit my budjet any opinion on this build? http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Y4XVyc

Yeah, that'll perform on par with the ibuypower PC that you were looking at.

Thanks any idea how the nvidea 970 compare with the 290?

The 970 is probably faster in games by about 5~10fps more or less. It'll still be a great playable experience with the 290.

Thanks alot PC builder has a canadian option and i managed to do this. Do you have an opinion on some of the part like the ram or the case or the motherboard, are they all adequate? And i would like the opinion about the sellers. I personally havent deal with them in the past like vuugo and directcanada .

thanks! i actually have some good news! One aquintance just gave me one of his ''old pc'' i think he said it was 5 years old. He said he paid 900$ buck for it. If i post the copmponent inside can you tell me if i can use some? you really seems to be a computer god. Well i know it's old anmd i may not be able to use anything but at least i got a case its a big asus tower.

Here are the specs of what my friend gave me
AMD phenomenon II x6 1035T processor
There is 8gb of ram I looked it was 4 stick of 2gb each
1 dvd reader
For the graphic card wich I assume I need to change Ali radeon HD 5750 1024mo
I also have a 1.5 tb hard drive wich is nice.

How I see it wich may be wrong is that I can use the case for my build I can use the dvd reader and the hard drive wich is all really nice. It cut the cost. I may need to have buy a specific mother board to can use the 8 gig of ram in this format so 4 slot right? So it cut the cost I thin the big question is can I keep this processor and not bottle neck a good graphic card? O and can I keep the power supply it is not branded however so I guess I can't