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iBUYPOWER Gamer Extreme 968i Intel Core i7 920(2.66GHz) 3GB DDR3 500GB NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit - Retail

iBUYPOWER Gamer Extreme 968i Intel Core i7 920(2.66GHz) 3GB DDR3 500GB NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit - Retail
alaScore 81

37 reviews

Sep, 2014

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(Based on 37 reviews)

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Great machine

 

For every experiencing blue screens. The case this computer originally came in is not designed for this CPU. The heat buildup inside the case was awful. Removing the side panel helped a little, but I suggest an Antec 900 or equivalent paired with a...

Great hardware for the price

Graphics is a little weak, but does the trick just fine. Plays everything I throw at it. I'm not much of a gamer, so this would really only be a con for hardcore gaming fanatics

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excellent

 

I swapped it out right away & put in two ATI 4850's in Crossfire & it plays anything at high settings! I put the 9800 GT into a different rig with an E8400 OC-ed...it worked out great.

i7 cpu, DDR3, 64 bit OS...I couldn't build this machine for this price & it worked right out of the box with no problems whatsoever... Use the Vista key on the side of the case to activate (change CD key option) & you're good to go

9800GT, I wish it came with 6 gigs of ram instead of 3...but what do expect at this price point

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Good hardware, cheapy frame

 

Good power on it, handles everything I throw at it. Its easily upgradeable as far as throwing some more memory or dual video cards

You gotta call up microsoft to get a windows key the product version youre given. The ugly halo2 paneling, I removed the side. Also the on off switch as is cheapy and broke from very minimal use. I mostly keep it in sleep mode

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iBUYPOWER Gamer Extreme 968i Intel Core i7 920(2.66GHz) 3GB DDR3 500GB NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit

 

Great buy for about 970$

Great computer...Very fast speed.....love it so far

The front of it came with a 7inch crack down the front...and the dvd burner drive was and is still not connected ; at first the computer crashed on me unexpectedly but not it runs great

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What a headache

 

and also downloaded memtest and ran it 3 different times overnight with no errors listed. Still the blue screens continue. Finally I called gigabyte and they suggested flashing the bios and manually inputing the timing for the RAM. I did. Since then I...

It showed up quickly as promised. I have worked out most of the bugs but still dont have it completely fixed. Computer arrived March 11. Today is May 1st. Wanted to wait on reviewing to see if I could fix the computer on my own. When it's through it's...

I have been getting blue screens of dead from the first 10 minutes of having it turned on. They occur at random times and actions. Most of the errors say 'page fault in non paged area' or 'irql not less or equal'. I was eventually successful at...

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iBUYPOWER Gamer Extreme 968i Intel Core i7 920(2.66GHz) 3GB DDR3 500GB NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit - Retail

 

I don't think you would go wrong with this system though it does need higher memory.

Vary well put together,all memory sticks and graphics card solid in their slots. System fired up first try,Vista took Key and worked great first try, no problems with memory though I did order Corsair 6gig set. Not to bad on speed

None that I can see so far

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After initial issues, 4 eggs

 

I went ahead and bought 6 gigs of Dominator Corsair RAM, replaced the 3 gigs in it, Bought a GTX 275 and sold the 9800 GT that came bundled with this and installed a Happauge TV Tuner card to have this computer be set up identical to my previous OLD...

You're not going to find close to the performance of this set up w/o spending MORE than what this computer costs. It's really fast, it's really good, comes installed w/ Vista x64 and no bloatware, just the way I like it. Me and my drivers and nothing else

Thing gave me blue screens when I first connected it and wouldnt go away. I started testing hardware out to see what it may have been. Thing would freeze about 10 seconds into bootup and just give me either a blue screen or a blank / black page w/ no...

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50% success rate so far

 

Combine this with the HANNS-G 28" LCD HDMI monitor if you want to make all your friends jealous.

Great computer, if you get one that works. I read a lot of reviews on here about DOA computers, but for the price/performance ratio thought it was worth the risk. Got lucky on one, and would rate that computer a 5/5

Bought another for a family member and was missing a footpad to keep it level, but even worse, the OS wouldn't boot out of the box (and no software was included). I don't have time to RMA it so I'm taking off the other 3 footpads and hoping a fresh...

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Not Bad For the Price

 

Worst case scenario I have to RMA the video card. I am happy with what I paid for. It just sucks that the video card issue is preventing me from enjoying this computer for the time being.

For what you pay for it, you definately get your money's worth. The cpu is fast, very fast. The VGA isn't too bad either when it's not overheating on me. I'm going to try and add more fans to the case to see if I can clear up the problem. Computer had...

I'm having problems with the video card overheating. I let it cool down for like 30 minutes every hour or so, just so I can play without too many issues. I think I maybe one of the few experiencing this issue. I'm not entirely sure. Everytime the...

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Nice

 

I seem to have a problem with games and downloading files off the internet. it might be my wireless usb stick. It says i have excellent connection with max mbs but idk. The problem is that it gives me a 2-5sec lag and then it goes back to normal.And it...

CRAZY!!! This comp is unbeatable at the price. Runs wow on full settings with 60fps everywhere. Even Crysis runs amazingly

It DOES NOT support wireless connections. I had to buy a usb adapter. I dont even know if i can hookup my router to it

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