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November 19, 2013 2:41:43 PM

This is my first gaming desktop and I need some help seeing if everything I got is good and will last me a long time. I'm not that good with computers so I don't know of any brands to steer clear of. If you can look over my build and tell me if I need more fans or a different power supply or something, it would be much appreciated. I will be on wifi and using the first Bluetooth ps3 headset and also need to know if I need to get something for it. I am also buying from cyberpower and NOT building because my parents won't allow it. If there is a better website right now please tell me.

•CAS: Cooler Master Elite 431 w/ USB 3.0, Side Panel Window [+0]
•CD: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)
•COOLANT: Standard Coolant
•CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-4770K 3.50 GHz 8MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1150 (All Venom OC Certified)
•CS_FAN: Default case fans
•ENGRAVING: Custom Message - Max 35 characters (including spaces) [+0] (Times New Roman Italic [+0])
•ENGRAVING_MSG: I don't want my computer engraved
•FAN: Asetek 510LC 120mm Liquid Cooling CPU Cooler - Enhance Cooling Performance (Single Standard 120MM Fan)
•FREEBIE_CU1: Intel GRID 2 Gaming Coupon [+0]
•FREEBIE_MB: FREE Netis 802.11 B/G/N Wireless Routers [+0]
•FREEBIE_VC1: Batman Arkham Origins + Assassin's Creed Black Flag + Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist Game Coupon [+0]
•FREEBIE_VC2: None
•HDD: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)
•IUSB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
•KEYBOARD1: AZZA Multimedia USB Gaming Keyboard [+5]
•MEMORY: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1866MHz Dual Channel Memory (ADATA XPG V2)
•MOTHERBOARD: MSI Z87-G41 PC Mate ATX w/ Military Class 4, OC Genie II, GbLAN, 2 GEn3 PCIe x16, 2 PCIe x1, 2 PCI
•MOUSE1: AZZA Optical 1600dpi Gaming Mouse with Weight Adjustable Cartridge [+4]
•NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
•OS: Microsoft® Windows 8.1 (64-bit Edition) + Office 365 FREE 30 Days Trial
•POWERSUPPLY: * 850 Watts - Corsair Enthusiast Series TX850 V2 850W 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply [+44]
•RUSH: NO; READY TO SHIP IN 5~10 BUSINESS DAYS
•SERVICE: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT
•SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
•USBX: Internal USB Expansion System + Bluetooth & Wireless N Modules [+39]
•VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 2GB GDDR5 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card (EVGA Superclocked ACX Cooling [+0])
•_PRICE: (+1352)

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November 19, 2013 3:05:19 PM

That computer has some of the best brand new parts out there. This computer will definitely be able to play anything you through at it, and it will last you a long time.
The only thing I suggest that you do later on is upgrade that 8GB of RAM to 16GB. Games and other processes are starting to take up more resources, so you'll need it later. Other than that. It's practically flawless. Good job.
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November 19, 2013 3:25:01 PM

Vernonia1 said:
That computer has some of the best brand new parts out there. This computer will definitely be able to play anything you through at it, and it will last you a long time.
The only thing I suggest that you do later on is upgrade that 8GB of RAM to 16GB. Games and other processes are starting to take up more resources, so you'll need it later. Other than that. It's practically flawless. Good job.


What Ram should I get? and is cyberpower the best website? and do I need extra fans on my case?
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November 19, 2013 10:16:21 PM

Generally a good intel i5 (4670k) (instead of the i7) is plenty for gaming and you can easily overclock it yourself or get someone with some knowhow to do it, but the whole system seems a good price.
With fans I recommend that you have more filtered intake fans and less out fans so you get a positive pressure inside the case which leaves less dust inside the case. Good RAM should be DDR3 and run and 1600+ MHz, your memory looks good because it is 1866 MHz.
Its a real shame you can't build it because its great fun and you learn lots of new things.
Overall this is quite a good system and you have done a good job, if you are allowed to should buy a LED light kit to make the system look nice through the window.
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November 20, 2013 1:11:41 PM

Hubzee said:
Generally a good intel i5 (4670k) (instead of the i7) is plenty for gaming and you can easily overclock it yourself or get someone with some knowhow to do it, but the whole system seems a good price.
With fans I recommend that you have more filtered intake fans and less out fans so you get a positive pressure inside the case which leaves less dust inside the case. Good RAM should be DDR3 and run and 1600+ MHz, your memory looks good because it is 1866 MHz.
Its a real shame you can't build it because its great fun and you learn lots of new things.
Overall this is quite a good system and you have done a good job, if you are allowed to should buy a LED light kit to make the system look nice through the window.


How do you add extra intake fans on Cyberpower? I know you can add fans but I don't know if they're intake or out fans
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November 20, 2013 1:22:47 PM


I don't think you can do it on cyberpower but it is easy to configure fans when you get the PC. You will be able to tell which fans are which by looking at which way they face. Overall fans shouldn't be a big problem because you have a good Graphics card and CPU cooler. It was just something to take into consideration and if the PC runs quiet and cool I wouldn't worry too much, just make sure to clean the dust out from time to time.
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November 20, 2013 2:16:15 PM

LasBotas said:
Vernonia1 said:
That computer has some of the best brand new parts out there. This computer will definitely be able to play anything you through at it, and it will last you a long time.
The only thing I suggest that you do later on is upgrade that 8GB of RAM to 16GB. Games and other processes are starting to take up more resources, so you'll need it later. Other than that. It's practically flawless. Good job.


What Ram should I get? and is cyberpower the best website? and do I need extra fans on my case?


As far as frequency of the RAM goes, you're just fine. Brand wise, Corsair, GSkill, and Kingston are the most well known.
If you want a pre-build system, then Cyberpower, and iBuyPower, are the best two in my opinion. But if you want the experience of putting it together yourself and building it from all the parts, then I would go to PCPartPicker.
For case fans, 2 or 3 is usually plenty. The main cooler you want focus on is the CPU cooler, and the one you have there is good.
Hope this helps!
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November 20, 2013 8:26:09 PM

Hubzee said:

I don't think you can do it on cyberpower but it is easy to configure fans when you get the PC. You will be able to tell which fans are which by looking at which way they face. Overall fans shouldn't be a big problem because you have a good Graphics card and CPU cooler. It was just something to take into consideration and if the PC runs quiet and cool I wouldn't worry too much, just make sure to clean the dust out from time to time.


Vernonia1 said:
LasBotas said:
Vernonia1 said:
That computer has some of the best brand new parts out there. This computer will definitely be able to play anything you through at it, and it will last you a long time.
The only thing I suggest that you do later on is upgrade that 8GB of RAM to 16GB. Games and other processes are starting to take up more resources, so you'll need it later. Other than that. It's practically flawless. Good job.


What Ram should I get? and is cyberpower the best website? and do I need extra fans on my case?


As far as frequency of the RAM goes, you're just fine. Brand wise, Corsair, GSkill, and Kingston are the most well known.
If you want a pre-build system, then Cyberpower, and iBuyPower, are the best two in my opinion. But if you want the experience of putting it together yourself and building it from all the parts, then I would go to PCPartPicker.
For case fans, 2 or 3 is usually plenty. The main cooler you want focus on is the CPU cooler, and the one you have there is good.
Hope this helps!


Will there be a NOTICABLE difference on the electric bill because of the 770?
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November 20, 2013 8:52:24 PM

LasBotas said:
Hubzee said:

I don't think you can do it on cyberpower but it is easy to configure fans when you get the PC. You will be able to tell which fans are which by looking at which way they face. Overall fans shouldn't be a big problem because you have a good Graphics card and CPU cooler. It was just something to take into consideration and if the PC runs quiet and cool I wouldn't worry too much, just make sure to clean the dust out from time to time.


Vernonia1 said:
LasBotas said:
Vernonia1 said:
That computer has some of the best brand new parts out there. This computer will definitely be able to play anything you through at it, and it will last you a long time.
The only thing I suggest that you do later on is upgrade that 8GB of RAM to 16GB. Games and other processes are starting to take up more resources, so you'll need it later. Other than that. It's practically flawless. Good job.


What Ram should I get? and is cyberpower the best website? and do I need extra fans on my case?


As far as frequency of the RAM goes, you're just fine. Brand wise, Corsair, GSkill, and Kingston are the most well known.
If you want a pre-build system, then Cyberpower, and iBuyPower, are the best two in my opinion. But if you want the experience of putting it together yourself and building it from all the parts, then I would go to PCPartPicker.
For case fans, 2 or 3 is usually plenty. The main cooler you want focus on is the CPU cooler, and the one you have there is good.
Hope this helps!


Will there be a NOTICABLE difference on the electric bill because of the 770?


A noticable difference as compared to what?
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November 20, 2013 9:38:43 PM

There shouldn't be and the maximum power the PC can possibly use is 850W because thats what your PSU is, additionally it is rated 80+ Bronze efficiency.
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November 21, 2013 4:52:51 AM

Vernonia1 said:
LasBotas said:
Hubzee said:

I don't think you can do it on cyberpower but it is easy to configure fans when you get the PC. You will be able to tell which fans are which by looking at which way they face. Overall fans shouldn't be a big problem because you have a good Graphics card and CPU cooler. It was just something to take into consideration and if the PC runs quiet and cool I wouldn't worry too much, just make sure to clean the dust out from time to time.


Vernonia1 said:
LasBotas said:
Vernonia1 said:
That computer has some of the best brand new parts out there. This computer will definitely be able to play anything you through at it, and it will last you a long time.
The only thing I suggest that you do later on is upgrade that 8GB of RAM to 16GB. Games and other processes are starting to take up more resources, so you'll need it later. Other than that. It's practically flawless. Good job.


What Ram should I get? and is cyberpower the best website? and do I need extra fans on my case?


As far as frequency of the RAM goes, you're just fine. Brand wise, Corsair, GSkill, and Kingston are the most well known.
If you want a pre-build system, then Cyberpower, and iBuyPower, are the best two in my opinion. But if you want the experience of putting it together yourself and building it from all the parts, then I would go to PCPartPicker.
For case fans, 2 or 3 is usually plenty. The main cooler you want focus on is the CPU cooler, and the one you have there is good.
Hope this helps!


Will there be a NOTICABLE difference on the electric bill because of the 770?


A noticable difference as compared to what?


As compared to using the ps3 or something of that nature
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November 21, 2013 4:54:27 AM

Hubzee said:
There shouldn't be and the maximum power the PC can possibly use is 850W because thats what your PSU is, additionally it is rated 80+ Bronze efficiency.


So it will add like 5$ on the electric bill?
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November 21, 2013 6:44:11 AM

LasBotas said:
Vernonia1 said:
LasBotas said:
Hubzee said:

I don't think you can do it on cyberpower but it is easy to configure fans when you get the PC. You will be able to tell which fans are which by looking at which way they face. Overall fans shouldn't be a big problem because you have a good Graphics card and CPU cooler. It was just something to take into consideration and if the PC runs quiet and cool I wouldn't worry too much, just make sure to clean the dust out from time to time.


Vernonia1 said:
LasBotas said:
Vernonia1 said:
That computer has some of the best brand new parts out there. This computer will definitely be able to play anything you through at it, and it will last you a long time.
The only thing I suggest that you do later on is upgrade that 8GB of RAM to 16GB. Games and other processes are starting to take up more resources, so you'll need it later. Other than that. It's practically flawless. Good job.


What Ram should I get? and is cyberpower the best website? and do I need extra fans on my case?


As far as frequency of the RAM goes, you're just fine. Brand wise, Corsair, GSkill, and Kingston are the most well known.
If you want a pre-build system, then Cyberpower, and iBuyPower, are the best two in my opinion. But if you want the experience of putting it together yourself and building it from all the parts, then I would go to PCPartPicker.
For case fans, 2 or 3 is usually plenty. The main cooler you want focus on is the CPU cooler, and the one you have there is good.
Hope this helps!


Will there be a NOTICABLE difference on the electric bill because of the 770?


A noticable difference as compared to what?


As compared to using the ps3 or something of that nature


There won't be a big noticeable difference really. Unless you leave it on all the time, you shouldn't notice anything really change.
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November 21, 2013 12:11:29 PM

It would probably use less than a PS3 because it isn't connected to a TV, which uses more power than a computer monitor.
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November 21, 2013 12:54:55 PM

Might want to consider adding a SSD for the OS and primary apps, and if not look to a HDD with a 64MB cache rather than the 32 listed
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November 21, 2013 2:34:32 PM

Tradesman1 said:
Might want to consider adding a SSD for the OS and primary apps, and if not look to a HDD with a 64MB cache rather than the 32 listed


Is there one on cyberpower that does that and doesnt cost much. I know ssds are expensive
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November 21, 2013 3:41:31 PM

You could take a look, I've never been there (part of my business is building rigs)
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November 22, 2013 8:40:10 PM

Hubzee said:
It would probably use less than a PS3 because it isn't connected to a TV, which uses more power than a computer monitor.


Do you know on the game coupons, where they're from, like steam or something?
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November 22, 2013 10:48:13 PM

LasBotas said:
Hubzee said:
It would probably use less than a PS3 because it isn't connected to a TV, which uses more power than a computer monitor.


Do you know on the game coupons, where they're from, like steam or something?


Yeah they are most likely to be steam.
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