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Is this a good build to buy from iBuypower?

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March 8, 2014 8:21:51 PM

Processor 1 x Intel® Core™ i7-4770K Processor (4x 3.50GHz/8MB L3 Cache)
Processor Cooling 1 x Liquid CPU Cooling System [Intel] - Standard 120mm Fan
Memory 1 x 16 GB [8 GB x2] DDR3-1600 Memory Module - Corsair or Major Brand
Video Card 1 x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti - 2GB
Motherboard 1 x ASUS Z87-PRO -- 2x PCIE 3.0 x16, 6x USB 3.0, +wifi
Primary Hard Drive 1 x 1 TB HARD DRIVE -- 32M Cache, 7200 RPM, 6.0Gb/s -
Optical Drive 1 x [12x Blu-Ray] LG BLU-RAY Reader, DVD±R/±RW Burner
Operating System 1 x Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Keyboard 1 x iBUYPOWER Standard Gaming Keyboard
Mouse 1 x iBUYPOWER Standard Gaming Mouse

Also what is a good PSU?
March 8, 2014 8:26:34 PM

good build for what?
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March 8, 2014 8:27:26 PM

Deuce65 said:
good build for what?

Gaming Computer
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March 8, 2014 8:34:23 PM

Not really. You have a high end CPU and a low end GPU. Problem is most games rely heavily on the GPU. You also have twice the memory you need for a gaming machine of that calibre. Your hard drive is kind of underwhelming as well. The components themselves aren't bad, just you're spending most of your budget on areas of the PC that don't really affect the way your games play, and skimping out on the parts that will.
You would be better off getting less CPU power (maybe an I5) and half the memory, then taking that extra money and bumping up your GPU.
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March 8, 2014 8:37:04 PM

750ti is lower middle class performer. Get a better graphics card like the gtx 770.
For gaming, you dont need i7. So if gaming is your primary objective, get the i5-4670k.
8GB (2x4GB) RAM is enough.
You can get a cheaper Mobo like the Z87A or the Z87K and Pci-E the Wifi.
DO you really need a blue ray burner?
Get a small 120 GB SSD for your system drive.
Here-
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($30.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.94 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($328.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B BRONZE 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1074.82
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-09 00:32 EST-0500)
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March 8, 2014 8:40:12 PM

Deuce65 said:
Not really. You have a high end CPU and a low end GPU. Problem is most games rely heavily on the GPU. You also have twice the memory you need for a gaming machine of that calibre. Your hard drive is kind of underwhelming as well. The components themselves aren't bad, just you're spending most of your budget on areas of the PC that don't really affect the way your games play, and skimping out on the parts that will.
You would be better off getting less CPU power (maybe an I5) and half the memory, then taking that extra money and bumping up your GPU.


Agreed with Deuce65.
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March 8, 2014 8:45:04 PM

Build A PC, Dont Buy From iBuyPower the only thing you get from is issues,issues and even more issues not to mention there horrible customer support. + if you build your own you get it for CHEAPER..
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March 8, 2014 9:24:34 PM

I also agree with TheUnknownPC. If you build your own, I think firstly you will feel pretty awesome doing so when you watch it boot up for the first time and 2, it will definitely be better money/performance ratio!

Here is a much better build that I just put together now: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/36EWM
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March 8, 2014 11:29:51 PM

TheUnknownPC said:
Build A PC, Dont Buy From iBuyPower the only thing you get from is issues,issues and even more issues not to mention there horrible customer support. + if you build your own you get it for CHEAPER..


Agreed, no build is a good build to buy from IBUYPOWER. They're generally considered a joke among serious gamers and system enthusiasts. :lol: 

As everyone else has stated in this thread you could definitely build a much better PC for the same budget, but knowing your budget would help to suggest a system.
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March 9, 2014 8:42:32 AM

TheUnknownPC said:
Build A PC, Dont Buy From iBuyPower the only thing you get from is issues,issues and even more issues not to mention there horrible customer support. + if you build your own you get it for CHEAPER..

I dont know how to build my own
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March 9, 2014 1:29:45 PM

Mat Ray said:
TheUnknownPC said:
Build A PC, Dont Buy From iBuyPower the only thing you get from is issues,issues and even more issues not to mention there horrible customer support. + if you build your own you get it for CHEAPER..

I dont know how to build my own


Dood theres a reason they invented google/youtube/pcpartpicker.com
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March 9, 2014 2:32:40 PM

Some people see computer building as such a huge task but really if you know what you are doing, it literally takes half an hour to an hour to build it, of course depending on how much components you have + time sorting wiring as best as possible. But yes search google. There is even lots of threads on Tomshardware that show how to do it. Here is one of the main ones: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/274745-31-step-step...

Go with building a PC, good recommendations were posted here so pick one and then follow the post I linked above.

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