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Old November 25th, 2009, 04:36 PM   #1
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Hows this computer?

I found this at costco online for $1199 from ibuypower computers.

Processor:

Intel Core i7 920 CPU (Maximize your gaming and multitasking!)
CPU Speed: 2.66Ghz
Intel Turbo Mode
CPU Cores: 4
CPU Threads: 8
L3 Cache size: 8MB
Processor Cooling:

Liquid Cooled
120MM Radiator
Entirely Sealed
Zero Maintenance
Memory:

DDR3-1333 (PC3 10666) (Double the memory bandwidth of DDR3)
12GB (2GB x 6) Triple Channel (Run more, with no more slowdowns!)
Triple Channel (Maximum memory bandwidth)
Upgradable up to 24GB
Motherboard:

Intel x58 Chipset
South Bridge: ICH10R
Socket 1366
Graphics:

Nvidia GTS 250
1GB GDDR3 Memory
Nvidia CUDA Technology
Nvidia PhysX Technology
Hard Drive:

Capacity: 1TB
Speed: 7,200 RPM
Interface: SATA II
Optical Drive:

22x DVDRW
Double Layer Support
Network:

10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet Port


Audio:

Realtek High Definition 8 Channels


Keyboard & Mouse:

iBUYPOWER Keyboard (104 Standard Keys and 18 Multimedia Keys)
iBUYPOWER Optical Mouse (Includes Scroll, Forward, Backwards buttons)
Expandability:

4 x 5.25" drive bays (external) (3 available)
1 x 3.5" drive bays (external) (0 available)
7 x 3.5" drive bays (internal for hard drive) (3 available)
3 x PCIe x16 (2 available) (Crossfire Ready, SLI Ready)
2 x PCIe x1 (1 available)
2 x PCI


Ports:

8x USB 2.0 (2x on Front, 6x on rear)
2 x Front Audio Jacks
6x Rear Audio Jacks
1 x Optical S/PDIF Audio
2 x PS/2 (keyboard and mouse)
1 x eSATA 3Gb/s Port
1 x IEEE 1394a (FireWire)
1 x RJ-45 (Ethernet)


Operating System and Software:

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
Additional Information:

700-watt power supply
Dimensions: 17.75" H x 20.5" D x 8" W


Warranty and Support:

Hardware Warranty: 2-year limited hardware parts and labor from date of purchase
Email: techsupport@ibuypower.com
Phone Toll Free: 1(888) 618-6040
[Model S915i]

And this monitor from Hanns-g (updated model)

Display:


Screen Size: 28" WUXGA TFT LCD (27.5" viewable) Computer Monitor
Resolution: 1920 x 1200
Response time: 3ms X-Celerate Overdrive
Brightness: 400 cd/m
Contrast Ratio: 800:1
Viewing Angle: 170 H/160 V
Pixel Pitch: 0.309mm

Input Connection:

2x HDMI (with HDCP)
1x VGA 15-pin mini D-Sub
DVI and component via cable (cables included)
Headphone out
Additional Features:

Integrated 2 Watt Stereo Speakers
Energy Star Qualified
VESA Wall Mount Capable
Full HD 1080p
Tilt Stand: 0 - 20
Anti-Glare hard coating
General:

Dimensions: W 28.3" x H 23.9" x D 12"
Weight: 23.4 lbs.
Warranty: 3 Year Limited
What's Included:

HH-281HPB Monitor
VGA Cable
HDMI-DVI Cable
Audio Cable
Power Cable
User Manual CD-ROM
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
[Model HH-281HPB]

Total price $1500 and add an external harddrive for video.
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Old November 25th, 2009, 04:54 PM   #2
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Not bad for the money. Video card may be a bit suspect, but Vegas won't care. Could use a couple drives, and not sure about the monitor. But overall seems like a fair deal.
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Old November 25th, 2009, 05:57 PM   #3
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I can't really tell. Too much details lacking, but the price seems reasonable. The disk setup is severly lacking however. Get at least 2 additional disks, one a smallish one for OS & programs and a large one for storage.

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Old November 26th, 2009, 12:21 PM   #4
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This looks like a very good price for the gear. At a guess, you'd spend $1800+ to buy the raw components, not including a monitor.

Agreeing that you'll need a couple more drives.

Beware, however, that with 11 drive bays available, that if you really started filling them up, a 700w power supply might not cover it. That wouldn't be a problem for me, as I use external solutions for archiving, internal for working space, but some people like to have 6+ drives internally.

It would be nice to know exactly what motherboard this is.

I've not had any experience with water cooling - my understanding is that it is very quiet and very effective, which is great.
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Old November 26th, 2009, 12:43 PM   #5
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Seth,

You are right that watercooling is very quiet, but only marginally better that air. DICE and NO2 are much more effective, but have the drawback of evaporation.
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