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    System76 Desktop Reviews

    I've had quite a difficult time finding reviews of System76 desktops. Aside from the specs comparison available on the System76 website, there is little information out there for the average user who is looking to purchase a desktop and would like to know a bit more about the different models. Any help?

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    Re: System76 Desktop Reviews

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocks and Water View Post
    I've had quite a difficult time finding reviews of System76 desktops. Aside from the specs comparison available on the System76 website, there is little information out there for the average user who is looking to purchase a desktop and would like to know a bit more about the different models. Any help?
    It may be difficult to find reviews of the current models because they keep changing. You can wait for responses to this thread from people who recently purchased desktops, or you can contact System76 directly with questions. http://www.system76.com/article_info.php?articles_id=24

    Based on general experience with small companies, I recommend writing down questions beforehand and calling them directly.
    Last edited by nevius; March 26th, 2011 at 05:59 PM.

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    Re: System76 Desktop Reviews

    Hi,

    I had purchased a Ratel Ultra.
    Please see below for my specs.
    From a PC perspective the box is very fast and load time is really really quick from boot up to login.
    The wireless card works well and picks up all of the networks in my area.
    The only issue I had was the 1tb drive died but reponse and a replacement drive was very good from System76 help.
    So far I have had a positive experince with this PC and have enjoyed using it.
    If you would like any further opinions or questions about this PC pleas feel free to ask.


    Products Base Final
    1 x Ratel Ultra
    Options
    *Color : Onyx Black
    *Hard Drive : 1 TB SATA II 300 Mbps 32 MB Cache
    + $49.00
    *Keyboard and Mouse : no keyboard and mouse
    + $0.00
    *LCD Monitor : no monitor
    + $0.00
    *Memory : 4 GB - 2 x 2 GB - DDR3 - 1333 MHz
    + $19.00
    *Operating System : Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) 64-bit
    + $0.00
    *Optical Drive : CD-RW / DVD-RW
    + $35.00
    *Portable Flash Drive : no flash drive
    + $0.00
    *Processor : Intel Core i5-650 3.20 GHz L2 4 MB DMI 2.5 GTs - 2 Cores with Hyperthreading
    + $120.00
    *Speakers : no speakers
    + $0.00
    *Wireless : PCI Express Xtreme 802.11 bgn
    + $79.00

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    Re: System76 Desktop Reviews

    Thanks for the response jr223. The Ratel Ultra looks like a great machine.

    1) I notice that you're in Canada (I am too!) How much did you pay for shipping and taxes on top of the base price online?
    2) How loud is the Ratel? Have you noticed much noise?
    3) Have you had any issues with video or gaming? I'd like to do some light video editing and gaming and I'm concerned that it might not be powerful enough for me.

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    Re: System76 Desktop Reviews

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocks and Water View Post
    Thanks for the response jr223. The Ratel Ultra looks like a great machine.

    1) I notice that you're in Canada (I am too!) How much did you pay for shipping and taxes on top of the base price online?
    2) How loud is the Ratel? Have you noticed much noise?
    3) Have you had any issues with video or gaming? I'd like to do some light video editing and gaming and I'm concerned that it might not be powerful enough for me.
    Hi,

    To answer your questions.
    1) A. If not mistaken about $100
    Base price was around $565 then I added the itmes listed.
    Which bought the system up to $960
    2) A. There is almost no noise. This box is extremly quite and can hardly be heard at all.
    3) A. No issues with video at all.

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