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Hi,

So I originally bought this from ibuypower a few months ago. I actually saved about $150 (+ other add-ons) doing it that way vs building it myself, plus with school, it would have been hard to find the time.

Anyway, I use this mainly for gaming, but I use it for designing websites and some coding as well. I play Mechwarrior: Online, World of Tanks, Planetside 2, Skyrim, Borderlands 2, Crysis, Etc. all on Max settings with 60+ FPS.

The only thing I regret from buying the computer from ibuypower is that they forgot to ground the front audio ports, so I can only have one jack in use at once from the front panel. Not a big deal to fix though. Also, the fact that I couldn't build it myself was a bummer, but this option was the best for me at the time.

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  • 84 months ago
  • 3 points

I don't see anything wrong with this build, regardless of where it came from. How's the boot/reboot time with the 330 SSD?

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

Boot time is like 30 seconds...Very quick. 330 has good software from Intel as well, which is why I like it.

  • 84 months ago
  • 2 points

Thats kinda slow in my opinion. My hard drive, a seagate 1tb 7200 rpm boots in 25 sec. Other reviews i have read about that ssd loads in sub 5 seconds.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

I think I was going by the amount of time to log in as well lol.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh well in that case i take it back. But I think after login it still shouldn't be 30 sec. Probably around 15-20 at most. You should re test it again.

  • 84 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah I will. I was just estimating

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

A SSD is suppose to boot in about five seconds....You're 30seconds seems more like a regular HDD...

  • 84 months ago
  • 2 points

Motherboards are also taken into consideration for boot time. There are so many things that a mobo can do (or not do) to shave several seconds off boot time.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

Haven't really timed it exactly...

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

A SSD is suppose to boot in 10seconds max, which should feel completely different from 30seconds.

  • 84 months ago
  • 2 points

Try 15 seconds max. Not a large difference from 10 but still, some of the slower ones do get 15 seconds as they age.

  • 84 months ago
  • 2 points

eeew ibuypower i hope this isnt there ''professional'' cable management plan they offer

  • 84 months ago
  • 4 points

LOL, no. I'm wasn't sure what the other option would be though...unprofessional? I know they try to scam you out of every cent possible.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm pretty sure you could've built a better machine for $1,500. Did they include the monitor in it as well? Or was it just the tower itself?

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

Well I couldn't have made a better machine for the price, which was what I was trying to test by using this website. No, it was just a tower and extras.

  • 84 months ago
  • 2 points

You should've went with the i7-3770, which would allow you to grab a LGA 1155 motherboard which is tons cheaper than the LGA 2011 one. Save about ~$100-150 bucks and get a GTX670.

  • 84 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah, it was the cheapest for the most situation there. I had to go by their pricing really, and that CPU wasn't in the holiday sale I guess.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

Hah, i got the same Wi fi stick!

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Is it any good? Because I'm looking for a wifi adapter for gaming, and most of the remotely decent ones are PCI, which I can't use as I've got a USB 3.0 expansion card in the socket.

  • 81 months ago
  • 0 points

It is nice and fast, easy to set up, and it is ASUS!

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Is there any way of changing the OS to Windows 10?

  • 84 months ago
  • 0 points

Only problem is the wireless mouse, and the PowerSupply to my opinion, otherwise great build.

  • 84 months ago
  • 4 points

NZXT Hale82 is actually a seasonic psu, so it's fine. I do agree with the wireless mouse though. A wired is more reliable since it won't gimp out at times. If you're playing a a game and the batteries die out on the wireless mouse, you're screwed.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm curious, what is wrong with the power supply? I thought it was a good price for a modular psu

And I use the mouse wired for most of the time anyways, but there is no change in performance either way.

  • 84 months ago
  • 0 points

A lot of computer shops only charge $50 - $75 to build and install your OS where as Ibuypower is usually $300 more than buying the parts and building it yourself or paying that fee I initially talked about to have someone else do it. If you saved money some how which is usually unlikely then more power to you.

  • 84 months ago
  • 3 points

Yeah, like i said, I saved about $150, which is the reason I made my build on here. Plus I got a couple extras for cheap.

I spent $1528 for it btw.

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  • 84 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah, well I went from a Dell XPS laptop to this, and it just wasn't worth it to me. It could barely handle any of the games I played.

A laptop would cost me over 2k to get what I have in this. I had to eat ramen noodles and easymac for countless night just to save up for this XD.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

I think you made a good choice, laptops are rarely worth it in my opinion. If you really need something you can take on the go, just buy a cheap tablet or get a smart phone, they can check email and browse the web just as well, while being smaller and lighter carry around. Besides, a laptop can't really compete with the power of a well built desktop. At least, not yet.

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  • 84 months ago
  • 3 points

No need to point that out, just makes other 13 year olds like me look bad :p

  • 84 months ago
  • 3 points

I was busy playing Pokemon on my GameBoy when I was 13, not trying to build computers on a part picking website.

  • 84 months ago
  • 2 points

I've never actually played Pokemon, lol. People give me weird looks when I say I haven't :P

Always been a Nintendo guy (or kid), but I've always liked computers and have recently decided to try to learn all that I can before building my own.

Just a guess, but when you were 13, there probably weren't any part picking websites anyway, so what better would there be to do besides Pokemon? :P

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  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

and that has to do with?...

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  • 84 months ago
  • 0 points

this makes sense, I'm sorry but until you stated this I was very curious why you had such misleading opinions and bad advice on parts.

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  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

calm down, just trying to help you not be so mislead in information and bias opinion with facts. It doesn't help anyone when you've been going around giving bad advice and then get all bent out of shape when someone points it out...