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June 12, 2013 2:24:02 PM

I am trying to build my first Desktop Computer. The following are the components I am looking at:

Case: In-Win Mana 136 Mid-Tower Gaming Case
Case Fans : Maximum 120MM Case Cooling Fans
CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-3820 Quad-Core 3.60 GHz 10MB Intel Smart Cache LGA2011 (All Venom OC Certified)
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: * (4-Way SLI/CrossFireX Support) GIGABYTE X79-UP4 Intel X79 Chipset Quad Channel DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ Ultra Durable 5, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, 4 Gen3 PCIe x16, 2 PCIe x1 & 1 PCI
Memory: 8GB (2GBx4) DDR3/1600MHz Quad Channel Memory (Corsair or Major Brand)
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)
Video Card 2: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)
Power Supply Upgrade: 600 Watts - Standard 80 Plus Certified Power Supply - SLI/CrossFireX Ready
Hard Drive: 120 GB SAMSUNG 840 Series SATA-III 6.0Gb/s SSD - 530MB/s Read & 130MB/s Write (Single Drive)
Data Hard Drive: 500GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Hard Drive)
Optical Drive: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)
Sound: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO

Network: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
Internal USB Port: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
Operating System: Windows 8-64 Bit

Will this be enough power to run 2 coppies of a game at the same time on at least normal settings?

Thank you.

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June 12, 2013 2:26:54 PM

dont use two 650 use a 770 instead also dont use cyberpower they are overpriced like all those builders
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June 12, 2013 2:36:56 PM

I was worried that 2GB wouldnt be enough to two-box. Thank you for the tip about CyberPower, I realized how expensive they are and I am only using their website to find the components since I know nothing about computers.
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June 12, 2013 2:38:05 PM

what is your budget and pruropse do you nede a os or moniter and im asuming you dont want to overclock give me those and i will make you a configuration
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June 12, 2013 2:51:06 PM

legokill101 said:
what is your budget and pruropse do you nede a os or moniter and im asuming you dont want to overclock give me those and i will make you a configuration


Budget: No more that $1,200
Purpose: Need to be able to use 2 monitors and will need at least 4 USB's to hook up 2 mice and 2 keyboards and able to play 2 copies of games i.e. Guild Wars 2, Call of Duty, Rift etc. at the same time.

Thank you.
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June 12, 2013 3:59:07 PM

I'd go with the 4670k instead (overclocked of course) and get a 780 instead
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June 12, 2013 4:06:30 PM

  • lucasz said:
    I'd go with the 4670k instead (overclocked of course) and get a 780 instead


    Thank you for your input, that might be a bit out of my budget range. But thank you all the more.
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    June 12, 2013 4:20:19 PM

    bw0013 said:
  • 10959680,0,1322819 said:
    I'd go with the 4670k instead (overclocked of course) and get a 780 instead
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    Thank you for your input, that might be a bit out of my budget range. But thank you all the more.[/quotemsg

    If that's out of your price range then maybe the 770? It's $250 less than the 780 but you'll still be able to max out any game. And go with the i5 for gaming because they perform just under or just as well as the i7's do in gaming. And get a good cooler for it so you can OC to Mid or High 4 ghz range.
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    June 12, 2013 4:20:22 PM

    bw0013 said:
  • 10959680,0,1322819 said:
    I'd go with the 4670k instead (overclocked of course) and get a 780 instead
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    Thank you for your input, that might be a bit out of my budget range. But thank you all the more.[/quotemsg

    If that's out of your price range then maybe the 770? It's $250 less than the 780 but you'll still be able to max out any game. And go with the i5 for gaming because they perform just under or just as well as the i7's do in gaming. And get a good cooler for it so you can OC to Mid or High 4 ghz range.
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    June 12, 2013 4:41:46 PM

    Ok, so from what you said, i made this following build:

    Case: In-Win Mana 136 Mid-Tower Gaming Case
    Case Fan Upgrade: Maximum 120MM Case Cooling Fans
    CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-4670K 3.40 Ghz 6MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1150 (All Venom OC Certified) (10% OC)
    Cooling Fan: Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA) (Dual Standard 120MM Fans (Push-Pull))
    Coolant for Cyberpower Xtreme Hydro Water Cooling Kits: Standard Coolant
    Motherboard: * [CrossFireX] Gigabyte Z87-HD3 Intel Z87 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ Ultra Durable 4 Plus, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, 2 PCIe x16 (1 Gen3, 1 Gen2), 2 PCIe x1 & 2 PCI (Pro OC Certified)
    Memory: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair or Major Brand)
    Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card (EVGA Superclocked ACX Cooling)
    Power Supply Upgrade: 600 Watts - Standard 80 Plus Certified Power Supply - SLI/CrossFireX Ready
    Hard Drive: 120 GB SAMSUNG 840 Series SATA-III 6.0Gb/s SSD - 530MB/s Read & 130MB/s Write (Single Drive)
    Data Hard Drive: 500GB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)
    Optical Drive: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive
    Sound: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO

    Network: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
    Internal USB Port: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
    Operating System: Microsoft® Windows 8 (64-bit Edition)

    Would you say this is accurate?
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    June 12, 2013 4:51:40 PM

    bw0013 said:
    Ok, so from what you said, i made this following build:

    Case: In-Win Mana 136 Mid-Tower Gaming Case
    Case Fan Upgrade: Maximum 120MM Case Cooling Fans
    CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-4670K 3.40 Ghz 6MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1150 (All Venom OC Certified) (10% OC)
    Cooling Fan: Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA) (Dual Standard 120MM Fans (Push-Pull))
    Coolant for Cyberpower Xtreme Hydro Water Cooling Kits: Standard Coolant
    Motherboard: * [CrossFireX] Gigabyte Z87-HD3 Intel Z87 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ Ultra Durable 4 Plus, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, 2 PCIe x16 (1 Gen3, 1 Gen2), 2 PCIe x1 & 2 PCI (Pro OC Certified)
    Memory: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair or Major Brand)
    Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card (EVGA Superclocked ACX Cooling)
    Power Supply Upgrade: 600 Watts - Standard 80 Plus Certified Power Supply - SLI/CrossFireX Ready
    Hard Drive: 120 GB SAMSUNG 840 Series SATA-III 6.0Gb/s SSD - 530MB/s Read & 130MB/s Write (Single Drive)
    Data Hard Drive: 500GB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)
    Optical Drive: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive
    Sound: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO

    Network: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
    Internal USB Port: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
    Operating System: Microsoft® Windows 8 (64-bit Edition)

    Would you say this is accurate?


    Yeah that's perfect. I still suggest that you build it yourself instead of buying it off cyberpower. It's really not too hard. There's videos and guides all over the internet
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    June 12, 2013 4:59:30 PM

    Thank you. I am going to print off this list, go to Fryes and see what it will cost me to build it myself. Cyber power has it sat at $1,300 which is over my budget so putting it together myself should drop it a few hundered or more I hope.

    Thank you again for all your help!
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    June 12, 2013 5:11:07 PM

    bw0013 said:
    Thank you. I am going to print off this list, go to Fryes and see what it will cost me to build it myself. Cyber power has it sat at $1,300 which is over my budget so putting it together myself should drop it a few hundered or more I hope.

    Thank you again for all your help!


    No problem! And if you live near a Micro Center they have the best prices around (in-store only). That could save you a lot
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