Might be getting a new gaming system, need help with specs!

So my old system is starting to give out on me and I've been looking around for one that can play WoW, Steam games, and pretty much almost anything along those lines.
I came across the CyberPower Black Pearl and after a lot of research this is what I came up with. I'm not necessarily the most tech savvy, so help would be appreciated! Thanks!~ c:

Here's what I have so far:

Case: Corsair Carbide Series 400R Mid-Tower Gaming Case
Laser Engraving: None
Neon Light Upgrade: None
Extra Case Fan Upgrade: Maximum 120MM Case Cooling Fans for your selected case
Noise Reduction Technology: Sound Absorbing Foam on Side, Top And Bottom panels
CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-3820 Quad-Core 3.60 GHz 10MB Intel Smart Cache LGA2011 (All Venom OC Certified)
Performance Tuning Protection Plan by Intel: None
Venom Boost Fast And Efficient Factory Overclocking: No Overclocking
Cooling Fan: Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA) (Single Standard 120MM Fan)
Coolant for Cyberpower Xtreme Hydro Water Cooling Kits: Standard Coolant
Motherboard: (3-Way SLI/CrossFireX Support) ASUS P9X79 Pro Intel X79 Chipset Quad Channel DDR3 ATX w/ BT GO, SSD Caching, 7.1 HD Audio, Intel GbLAN, 4 Gen3 PCIe x16 & 2 PCIe x1
Memory: 16GB (4GBx4) DDR3/1600MHz Quad Channel Memory (G.SKILL Ripjaws X)
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)
Freebies: None
Video Card 2: None
Freebies: None
Video Card 3: None
Power Supply Upgrade: * 850 Watts - Corsair CMPSU-850TXV2 80 Plus Power Supply - Quad SLI Ready
Hard Drive: 128GB Corsair Force GS Series SATA-III 6.0Gb/s SSD - 560MB/s Read & 535MB/s Write (Single Drive)
Data Hard Drive: 500GB SATA-III 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)
Hard Drive Cooling Fan: None
External Hard Drive (USB3.0/2.0/eSATA): None
USB Flash Drive: None
Optical Drive: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)
Optical Drive 2: None
External Optical Drive: None
Sound: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
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  1. The gtx 650 is a weak video card. At 1080p you will be at low settings. Maybe medium in wow.

    16gb RAM is too much. 8gb is all that is needed for gaming.

    The PSU is stupid overkill. 600w is more than enough.

    The i7 is not needed at all for gaming. An i5 is exactly the same.

    The Video card is the single most important thing.

    This system is VERY unbalanced.
  2. tiny voices said:
    The gtx 650 is a weak video card. At 1080p you will be at low settings. Maybe medium in wow.

    16gb RAM is too much. 8gb is all that is needed for gaming.

    The PSU is stupid overkill. 600w is more than enough.

    The i7 is not needed at all for gaming. An i5 is exactly the same.

    The Video card is the single most important thing.

    This system is VERY unbalanced.


    Could you please help me make it better? I had a feeling I was completely off.
  3. Get an i5 and regular z77 motherboard
    Get a 600w PSU.
    Get 8gb RAM
    Ditch the liquid cooling and get a coolermaster hyper 212 evo. Just as good.
    Get the best video card you can fit in the budget.
  4. tiny voices said:
    Get an i5 and regular z77 motherboard
    Get a 600w PSU.
    Get 8gb RAM
    Ditch the liquid cooling and get a coolermaster hyper 212 evo. Just as good.
    Get the best video card you can fit in the budget.


    Would you mind going onto Cyberpower, build a computer, and then sending me the link? Honestly, I have no idea about some of the specs. (I'm such a noob.)
    I'm not a hardcore gamer, but I will probably get into it when summer starts. :/
  5. What is your budget?
  6. tiny voices said:
    What is your budget?

    Preferably under $2000, but I might be flexible. c:
  7. CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-3570K 3.40 GHz 6MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (All Venom OC Certified)
    HDD: 120 GB SAMSUNG 840 Series SATA-III 6.0Gb/s SSD - 530MB/s Read & 130MB/s Write [+21] (Single Drive)
    MEMORY: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair or Major Brand)
    MOTHERBOARD: * [CrossFireX] ASUS P8Z77-V LX Intel Z77 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ IRST, Lucid Virtu MVP, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, 2x PCIe x16 (1 Gen3, 1 Gen2), 2x PCIe x1 & 3 PCI (Extreme OC Certified)
    SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
    VIDEO: AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card [+287] (Major Brand Powered by AMD)

    Ends up being like $1500
  8. tiny voices said:

    CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-3570K 3.40 GHz 6MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (All Venom OC Certified)
    HDD: 120 GB SAMSUNG 840 Series SATA-III 6.0Gb/s SSD - 530MB/s Read & 130MB/s Write [+21] (Single Drive)
    MEMORY: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair or Major Brand)
    MOTHERBOARD: * [CrossFireX] ASUS P8Z77-V LX Intel Z77 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ IRST, Lucid Virtu MVP, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, 2x PCIe x16 (1 Gen3, 1 Gen2), 2x PCIe x1 & 3 PCI (Extreme OC Certified)
    SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
    VIDEO: AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card [+287] (Major Brand Powered by AMD)

    Ends up being like $1500


    YOU ARE THE MASTER! Thank you soo much!
  9. Anytime. Always glad to be able to help!
  10. tiny voices said:
    Anytime. Always glad to be able to help!


    Would you suggest leaving these how they are? :

    Power Supply Upgrade: 600 Watts - Corsair CMPSU-600CXV2 Builder Series CX600 V2 80 Plus Certified Power Supply
    Hard Drive: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)
    Data Hard Drive: None
    Hard Drive Cooling Fan: None
  11. The PSU can remain the 600w Corsair, yes.

    You can ditch the SSD if you like. It won't affect gaming performance.
  12. tiny voices said:
    The PSU can remain the 600w Corsair, yes.

    You can ditch the SSD if you like. It won't affect gaming performance.


    Agree a SSD really only effects your boot time and is not something you really need.
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