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    Hey Y'all,

    Since I'm definitely NOT a hardware guru I'm looking for advice. I've always used Dell's in the past but I've configured a CyberPower system for essentially the same cost (the difference could be made up by ditching the liquid cooling on the CyberPower system which the CyberPower rep says I don't need since I'm not planning on O/Cing the unit. Usage will be mostly VBA programming of Access/Excel, some PowerShell and minor photo editing. Some other stuff too but that's all very low system requirement stuff. The attached PDF has the two systems compared side by side with the winning spec, IMHO, highlighted.

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    Comparison CyberPower vs Dell.pdf.
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    It looks like you've got it figured out pretty much. Either looks like a decent system for your described needs.
    Twenty two dollars isn't much of a difference, at least as far as making a decision by.


    One thing though (opinion);
    It always makes me cringe when I see a system who's sole OS drive is a 1TB drive.
    Throw an SSD into the mix and relegate the 1TB drive to storage on one of the other 6 SATA ports you have on that MSI board.
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    Invest a little time and energy in a well thought out BACKUP regimen and you will have minimal down time, and headache.

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    Clint,

    I agree totally about the SSD. I have a 128Gb Crucial M4 sitting on my desk for just that purpose.
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    Even Cyberpower's warranty is better, so I think you have a clear cut case, I'd say. I don't know them, so I don't know if they have a reputation for reliability, but the 3 years warranty is rather reassuring.
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    Given the similarity of the systems it would make the most sense to go with the one with the better warranty.

    Liquid cooling is a nice feature, especially those closed unit CPU coolers. I've been using mine now for over a year and a half
    without even so much as a hiccup. You don't need to be an avid overclocker to get the benefits of one either.
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    Hey Y'all,

    I was hoping to hear from some CyberPowerPC owners. Especially, any who had early problems w/their builds. Anyone out there?
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    Well, you can always use the internet for that. Some links:

    http://www.amazon.com/CyberpowerPC-G...ews/B0089KDCIU
    http://www.amazon.com/CyberpowerPC-G...ews/B009MPBMVA
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYGYDwd3xhM

    Seems opinions vary and there are those with a rather negative view, but then there are those who are quite happy.
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    Rui,

    Yeah, I've been through all that and the BBB {which gives them excellent ratings} and you're right very mixed and the bad ones are REALLY bad which is what is giving me pause. Though I'd go for a little first hand experience by WSL users.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RetiredGeek View Post
    Rui,

    Yeah, I've been through all that and the BBB {which gives them excellent ratings} and you're right very mixed and the bad ones are REALLY bad which is what is giving me pause. Though I'd go for a little first hand experience by WSL users.
    Yes, the negative ones are a bit negative... Hopefully some Lounger can offer a first hand experience.
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