New Computer for a Friend

Discussion in 'hardware' started by dw426, Feb 3, 2009.

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  1. dw426

    dw426 Registered Member

    Jan 3, 2007
    Hey guys, I'm helping a buddy on a budget upgrade to a newer system. I have not heard of CyberPower before, but as far as specs, this looks like a great deal: .

    For those that would rather just get to the point and not click:

    General Spec
    Brand CyberpowerPC
    Model Gamer Infinity 3310
    Recommended Usage Gaming
    Processor Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200(2.33GHz)
    Processor Main Features 64 bit Quad-Core Processor
    Cache Per Processor 4MB L2 Cache
    Memory 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 800
    Hard Drive 500GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 7200RPM HDD
    Optical Drive 1 20X DVD±R/±RW Dual Layer Drive
    Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 9500GT 1GB PCI-Express Graphics Card
    Audio Realtek ALC662
    Ethernet 10/100 Mbps LAN
    Power Supply 400W
    Keyboard Logitech Deluxe 104 PS/2 Keyboard
    Mouse Logitech Optical Wheel PS/2 Mouse
    Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit
    Special Features Sigma Orca Gaming Case
    Chipset Intel G31
    CPU Type Core 2 Quad
    Installed Qty 1
    CPU FSB 1333MHz
    CPU Speed Q8200(2.33GHz)
    L2 Cache Per CPU 4MB
    CPU Socket Type LGA 775
    CPU Main Features 64 bit Quad-Core Processor
    GPU/VPU Type NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT
    Graphics Interface PCI Express x16
    Memory Capacity 4GB DDR2
    Memory Speed DDR2 800
    Form Factor DIMM 240-pin
    Memory Spec 2GB x 2
    Memory Slots (Available/Total) 0/2
    Hard Drive
    HD Capacity 500GB
    HD Interface SATA II
    HD RPM 7200rpm
    Optical Drive
    Optical Drive Type DVD±RW
    Optical Drive Spec 20X DVD±R/±RW Dual Layer Drive
    Audio Chipset Realtek ALC662
    LAN Chipset Integrated
    LAN Speed 10/100Mbps
    Front Panel Ports
    Front USB 2
    Back Panel Ports
    PS/2 2
    Video Ports 1 VGA, 1 DVI
    TV Out 1 x S-Video Out (HDTV Compatible)
    Rear USB 4
    RJ45 1 port
    PCI Slots (Available/Total) 1 x PCI Express x16
    2 x PCI Slots
    Mouse Type Logitech Optical Wheel PS/2 Mous
    Keyboard Type Logitech Deluxe 104 PS/2 Keyboard
    Manufacturer Warranty
    Parts 1 year limited
    Labor 1 year limited

    What do you think of the power supply? It seems a bit low, but maybe not.
  2. wtsinnc

    wtsinnc Registered Member

    Oct 3, 2008
    Hi dw426.

    Concerning the power supply; as I'm sure you know, there is more to consider than the rated power. I would be interested to know what brand of PS that is and to see the complete specifications.
    If he's going to push it really hard or later chooses to upgrade the video card, the power supply might become an issue. Otherwise, I doubt it unless it's a total dog.

    In my opinion, everything else looks good- especially for $550.00 plus shipping and it has a one year parts and labor warranty.
    Considering that the operating system is worth $100.00, that system at that price looks pretty good to me.
  3. dw426

    dw426 Registered Member

    Jan 3, 2007
    I can't find any information on the power supply, I do know however that he's not a HUGE gamer, I honestly think he just wants more out of his World of Warcraft and enough "oomph" to do some Photoshop stuff and the like. As far as I know, he doesn't edit HD movies or anything that extreme.
  4. wtsinnc

    wtsinnc Registered Member

    Oct 3, 2008
    Just in case you haven't done so already, you might go to the Cyberpower website and look around. Here's the link.
    You might find an even better deal for your friend there.

    Perhaps others with real world experience with Cyberpower computers can post with information and advice for you regarding build integrity and customer support.
  5. lodore

    lodore Registered Member

    Jun 22, 2006
    ive had my computer from cyberpowersystem for over a year now and it works great. its best to buy direct. you can ring them up and get exactly what you want. btw cyberpower system is their uk branch. same company thou.
    first thing i did was spec up a system for my budget. then i posted the spec on their forums and said what i was gonna use it for. they offered some useful sergestions and verifyed all the componants would work well together. then finaly i rung them up and told the the exact spec.
  6. innerpeace

    innerpeace Registered Member

    Jan 15, 2007
    Mountaineer Country
    You might have a look at this deal. It's not a quad, but should be plenty fast enough. It also comes with an LCD screen which you could sell if you didn't need it. If interested, please read all the comments.

    Last week, that same forum had a Q6600 system with an LCD screen for the price of the system your looking at.

    I have never owned a Dell and can't comment on the integrated graphics.
  7. TechOutsider

    TechOutsider Registered Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    What does he play? The graphics are a little weak compared to the rest of the system.
  8. dw426

    dw426 Registered Member

    Jan 3, 2007
    He plays World of Warcraft. But, that 9500 has a gig of RAM onboard, you consider that weak?
  9. lodore

    lodore Registered Member

    Jun 22, 2006
    the amount of ram isnt that important.
    the GPU is the important part. the 9500 is quite weak tbh.
  10. dw426

    dw426 Registered Member

    Jan 3, 2007
    Hmm, ok, well, maybe I better point him in another direction. Thanks guys!
  11. renegade08

    renegade08 Registered Member

    Aug 26, 2008
    I would suggest to take DDR2 1066. (There is really small difference in price)

    At least GeForce 9800 GT.

    400W is used for a non-demanding configurations.

    450 W MINIMUM.

    If he can afford, let him take 600W.

    Yes it's low. Not it seems but it's really low.

    And if i may suggest he may add UPS .

    Recommended : APC

    P.S. Really cheap price for that configuration.
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