Which of these 3 systems is best?

geezergamer

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Direct from ibuypower.com:
Intel Core i7 930(2.8GHz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R
6GB (2GB x3) DDR3-1600
1.5TB SATAII
22x DVDRW
16x DVD
ATI Radeon HD5770 1GB
750W Corsair PSU
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Total, including tax/shipping: $1,601

or

Through Newegg.com:
Intel Core i7 930(2.8GHz)
Motherboard: ??
12GB (2GB x6) DDR3-1600
2TB SATAII
Blu-Ray Combo Drive
24x DVDRW
ATI Radeon HD5850 1GB
800W PSU
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Total, including tax/shipping: $1,870

OR

Direct from ibuypower.com:
Intel Core i5 750 (2.66GHz and 30% overclocked)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3
8GB (2GB x3) DDR3-1600
(2x) 1TB SATAII
Blu-Ray Combo Drive
16x DVD
ATI Radeon HD 5850
850W Corsair PSU
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Total, including tax/shipping: $1,899

What do y'all think?
 

lotri

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Um, Newegg one? More RAM, better CPU compared to option 3.

Question though.. how does this work:

Direct from ibuypower.com:
Intel Core i5 750 (2.66GHz and 30% overclocked)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3
8GB (2GB x3) DDR3-1600
(2x) 1TB SATAII
Blu-Ray Combo Drive
16x DVD
ATI Radeon HD 5850
850W Corsair PSU
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Total, including tax/shipping: $1,899
 

geezergamer

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Yeah, good eye. Just a typo. In fact, on the Newegg system, they had mistakenly listed the chipset as LGA 1156.

But no matter...I pulled the trigger on the Newegg machine and I'm thrilled. It was more than I wanted to spend, but I'm getting much more than I anticipated. I did the math over and over, and it's easily the best deal I could find. It's equivalent to building a 6GB system on iBuypower, and they throw in another 6gb for free.

Plus, I'm happy to have interjected Newegg into the sales cycle. Most complaints surrounding iBuypower tend to center on excessive delays in building custom rigs. Buying a pre-built from Newegg, I figure it will be faster, and I'll have another reputable throat to choke if anything goes wrong.

Now, the hard part of waiting...