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    What the heck is this Vibox Pc ???

    Everytime i go snooping on ebay I keep seeing it, are they up too much - or just garbage ?

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/VIBOX-970-1-1-...item2c5bb5f7da

    It just looks like another indie custom steup floggin things for perhaps a bit higher .

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    Re: What the heck is this Vibox Pc ???

    i think your suspicions are correct!

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    Re: What the heck is this Vibox Pc ???

    Budget everything with a decent AMD quad CPU. Kind of like a Dell vostro build but assembled by some company / individual scraping a living from ebay shoppers who aren't always the brightest consumers.

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    Re: What the heck is this Vibox Pc ???

    I'd be a little concerned about a Phenom II X4 970 in that motherboard: I doubt the VRMs arereally designed to support 125W processors.

    To knock up the same computer from ebuyer but with a decent branded PSU (Antec) rather than "Bosse" (whoever they are): £331. So to be fair he's not exactly raking it in, if he's got to build and ship the computers for ~ £100. However, it's a horribly unbalanced build with that high power CPU and large memory capacity in a very low spec motherboard with no discrete graphics. The money could be spent far better in other ways...


    *EDIT* Having a bit of a play, I dropped the mobo/cpu/ram combination, and replaced it with an ASRock GeForce 8200 mobo, an Athlon II X3 and 4GB DDR3, and got the price down to £250 for a much more balanced computer. Just goes to show really
    Last edited by scaryjim; 27-05-2011 at 10:22 AM.

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    Re: What the heck is this Vibox Pc ???

    Please read the Forum Rules - especially the expectations on language and politeness.

    You are more than welcome to post an opinion, but without the unnecessary swearing being the majority of the post.
    Last edited by dave87; 24-02-2012 at 08:25 PM.

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