Buying a new computer - need recommendations
not what to buy, but where to buy it (online)
I have a Dell I-7 Win 7 64 with a semi-fast Nvidia card that I use for graphics processing,
But what I'm on now is an older I-5 that is beginning to show signs of age and it's time to upgrade.
Been buying computers for years from Cyber Power PC, and have always been relatively happy with longevity,
but always looking for alternatives. If you can recommend another vendor, I'll check them out.
Here's basically what I'm looking for:
full size case
Win 10 64 bit
an I-7, mid range fast or faster or I-9
open slots on the MOBO for expansion, and a PCI express to install a good NVIDIA card
If you know an online vendor that builds systems like this, I would appreciate the referral.
No longer available. They probably change the design ever six months or so.
I like the case although it was the first computer I've gotten without a CD-ROM bay.
Also, the case had little room for adding hard drives. I moved a SSD drive over after purchasing a dual SSD holder, but I have a third SSD drive just kind of stuck in there.
Something to consider. I didn't really think about that. I have a bunch of external drives also.
I usually solve computer problems myself but I was getting Blue Screen Of Death for months until the latest Windows fix. Probably not the hardware's fault unless it was some driver issue.
Haven't had a crash at all since the latest Windows update.
This computer replaced a four year old HP that started to choke on start up. Kept trying to start, would give up, start again over and over for hours. Finally would boot. Probably also caused by Windows.
Yea, I hear ya' The case of the one I am replacing is a gem, but I can't find anything like it. It has 6 easy-to-access slots for drives. I have 3 installed.
The one feature I really like about the current case I cannot find. Hard to describe, but - on the top of the case it has a slanted slot with a sata power and serial connector properly and perfectly placed. You can take a 3.5 internal drive straight out of the box, slide it down the incline, and the power and serial connectors fit perfectly. It is a handy way to bring up a new drive, format, copy files, etc. before installing / replacing it internally. It is also a handy way to connect an off-site backup drive.
Thanks for the post. I was concerned it might be Cyber Power PC. Problem is that all computer sellers nowadays promote their power systems as "gaming" machines, and when you said a "gaming computer"...
I used to buy from newegg but had problems. But they are worth another look. Thanks for reminding me..
I didn't mean there was anything wrong with gaming systems. Rather, that all the computer retailers market toward gaming - it's big business! A strong "gaming" system is a strong "power" system no matter how you look at it. But "cool led fans?" LOL. Well, that doesn't add to functionality so I normally don't pay for extras like that. I do like mechanical keyboards, tho. I got one a while ago that rolled rainbow colors around on the keys. Waaayyy to distracting... I gave it to my wife. LOL.
Cybertron PC is far superior to my old favorite, Cyber Power PC.
Not based on price or anything else, but info.
I want a nvidia 1660 or 1660ti card.
NO info about output ports on Cyber Power. I was told by two sales reps that I would have to "research it myself".
But on Cybertron all info and details are there.
Cybertron has a far superior configuration tool.
Yes, they were #1 for PC MAG, I think for the power and also the pricing. My older one doesn't have a CD ROM bay either, but I had an external one that I've used. I think they also had "refurbished/returns" section that were pretty damn cheap......