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    iBUYPOWER offers consumers the opportunity to order a pre-designed system, or a customized one, and can suit just about any budget. Their systems tend to be built with the gamer in mind, so we have high expectations today as we take a close look at the iBUYPOWER Paladin XLC V2 Core i7 gaming rig. Complete with a custom paint job, dual graphics cards, and liquid cooling, it is indeed a gaming beast. Let's dive in and get our game on.



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    my opinion that the cable management still has some room for improvement?

    BTW since the P55 motherboards already do not have northbridge, so why does the Gigabyte board still spot a huge blue heatsink in the middle where the northbridge usually resides?

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    It's definitely nice to see how a LGA1156 i7 can go up against a LGA1366 i7 and come out just below it! Great review Jake!

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    Great review! Bully, I agree on the cable management.

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    Good point Bully, I wouldn't disagree. There are "degrees" of better cable management though, and this is one of the better I've seen for a pre-built system. Even Smooth Creations, which are high-end boutique builders, don't cable as nice as the Paladin. However, this isn't Murderbox caliber either, no question.

    Overall for the price, the Paladin utterly spanks an Alienware for the exact same price. Not as snazzy a setup, but far better components for the price though.

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    Well you could build it yourself cheaper, for sure. All systems are like that really. But I get many gamer buddies who don't know how to build a system, aren't comfortable with liquid cooling, or don't want the hassle but want the tech support, and for that it's a great option. Pre-built systems are inherently not for enthusiasts, because we build our own, but there are many people who can't. And this option sure beats a Dell LOL, I feel bad for people who go out and buy a Dell or Alienware, getting ripped of their money for what they get in return.

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    Dell's evil that way.. Along with HP and others, they make so much money off of people who are just inexperienced and waste all their money on something they see at Best Buy or Walmart..

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    Some people do not have the time to build a system, or their son may want one for his B-day or Christmas, that's when places like iBuyPower are nice to have around.

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