Buying computer from book store?

<p>Is it better to buy a computer from the bookstore or online straight from the company?</p>

<p>Price difference isn't really noticeable. I've bought two computers from the bookstore and have no complaints.</p>

<p>If I'm an incoming freshman and the back to school deals end by september 7, then can I still buy from the book store before school start ?</p>

<p>Yup .</p>

<p>I wouldn't buy straight from a company like HP, Dell, or Apple... the delay takes usually around 2 weeks sometimes more, longer during summer.. thanks to them building them upon order....</p>

<p>how about bookstore vs bestbuy or whatnot?
and the back to school deals really ends before Sep 18? it kinda sucks that way.</p>

<p>It really depends on the computer you want. Best Buy, Staples, Office Depot, etc. have some REALLY good deals going on. </p>

<p>Get a computer where it's more convenient for you</p>

<p>at least get a decent pc from ibuypower. free liquid cooling!</p>

<p>ibuypower and whatever gaming computer builders that has ads in PCGAMER are epic ripoff's for those without the skills to build their own truly custom PC.... Their markup's are more then 30%....</p>

<p>I'm getting a HP dm4t at costco for $799 with additional 512MB graphic, is that cool?</p>

<p>boboman911: duuuude wha free liquid cooling?? <em>drools</em></p>

<p>@ crazyforlife</p>

<p>Costco these days sell most desktop replacement laptops with only 2 hours of battery life....
I thought I had a winner at costco until I found that^ out.</p>


<p>Liquid cooling IS NOT for the unexperienced user... if you spring a leak because ibuypower cheaped out on the liquid cooling loop to make a profit and wave bye bye to your mobo, cpu, and gpu....</p>

<p>You'll have headaches too when it comes to upgrade or hardware maintenance....</p>

<p>@leukybear: I know it's hard, but just try to ignore boboman. If you look at his post history, you'll know he's an arrogant borderline troll.</p>

<p>I had a feeling that's why i present to you guys this:</p>

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<p>dude I work in a computer repair store. ibuypower is worth it IF its under $1000. Trust me.</p>

<p>Especially if you're liquid cooling, installing RAID, and SLIing, might as well just buy it for $10 more than to build it yourself since you can never mess up with power supply burning down your house with nvidia etc. +cheaper shipping.</p>

<p>But seriously, ibuypower is good for P55 but NOT x58.</p>


<p>/g/ lurker</p>

<p>But those require extraordinary maintenance... trust me I run a i7 X58 rig with dual zalman reservators, RAID 0+1, and GTX285 FTW's in 3 way SLI & liquid cooled...</p>

<p>Not every avid gamer and even pc repair shop handles those. These things are not to be played with.</p>

<p>leukybear: hot dayum 3 way SLI. How much can/do you OC with the liquid cooling? And how hot does your rig run?</p>

<p>I'm running SLI Geforce 9600GTs, and on AC2 maxed out graphics after 30 minutes or so of gameplay the card's temp gets around 65-70deg Celcius. Stock fans at 100% ftl =(</p>

<p>but my zalman CPU fan works wonders! (running a Core 2 Extreme X9770)</p>

<p>Nice, a QX rig; My previous pre X58 gaming rig was exactly that but with 3 way reconditioned 8800's (reconditioned as in EVGA swapped the chips of the 8800's with those of the 9800's).
I like Zalman fans too; they are so quiet and their fans never require maintenance. I only hate how the ends of the copper plates are sharp and cut you when you're mounting it. I had a 9700NT before I went liquid.</p>

<p>~~~~For my current rig, I can OC very high with a voltage increase; I currently run a i7 920 (yes it's older) but I planned for the new 8 physical/ 16 total if you count hyper threading core'd i7 but unfortunately college came a knockin' and its time to strap down and play less games... =P
I'm passing down my computer to little brother who helped me (by my side to) build the rig.</p>

<p>I currently have my i7 at 4.0Ghz with voltage increase. Temperature under 100% load is 39C.
I currently have/ plan to keep all 3 GTX285's FTW at stock EVGA clocks (came factory overclocked anyway (FTW edition) and video card OCing's too hard for my brother)... they run pretty cool at ~26C under 100% load.</p>

<p>Before you jump conclusions, I am running 2 separate water cooling loops, 1 for the CPU and 1 for the graphics cards; they're each connected to a Zalman Reservator XT.</p>

<p>Holyyyyyyyyy ****tttttttttt</p>

<p>It's like a foreign language</p>

<p>Geez, is anyone going to bring their super tricked out computers to college?</p>