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December 4, 2012 2:55:07 AM

Hello,
I am planning to buy a pre-built PC primarily for gaming.
Below is a list of info on the two CyberpowerPCs. The price difference is just $20.

-$1550:
-i7-3820, 3.6GHz
-16 Gb Memory
-1T HDD
-GTX 660Ti 2G

OR

-$1570:
-i7-3770k
-16 Gb memory
-2T HDD + 60G SSD
-ATI 7850 2G

1T of HDD is enough for data storage, so I don't really need the extra 1T + 60G SSD. The comparisons should be just the graphic cards and the CPU.

GTX660Ti is just abit better than the HD7850 and the difference in CPU is debatable. I'm not sure if the $20 is worth it though.

Thanks

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December 4, 2012 3:13:03 AM

I like the second better. You gonna OC?
December 4, 2012 3:25:56 AM

The first one hands down. The processor on it is great and if you plan to SLI in the future, it will be able to run at full capacity.

The 3820 and 660ti>>>>3770k and 7850 (and I'm an AMD video card fan boy)
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December 4, 2012 4:18:35 AM

what motherboard options/manufacturers?
what RAM (know its 16GB, but what speed and mannie)?
can't beat SSD performance, especially as a boot drive.
SSD and 1TB drive will suffice.
is this purely gaming or productivity?

airdeano
December 4, 2012 4:58:40 AM

buy those parts yourself and build it yourself, if you know how to put on underwear then you can piece together a computer and turn it on. Don't pay someone else to do it for you.
December 4, 2012 4:58:50 AM

buy those parts yourself and build it yourself, if you know how to put on underwear then you can piece together a computer and turn it on. Don't pay someone else to do it for you.
December 4, 2012 4:58:51 AM

buy those parts yourself and build it yourself, if you know how to put on underwear then you can piece together a computer and turn it on. Don't pay someone else to do it for you.
December 4, 2012 11:02:49 PM

airdeano said:
what motherboard options/manufacturers?
what RAM (know its 16GB, but what speed and mannie)?
can't beat SSD performance, especially as a boot drive.
SSD and 1TB drive will suffice.
is this purely gaming or productivity?

airdeano



The $1570 PC is Gamer Aqua GLC2200:
-RAM: 16 GB PC3-10666 (1333 MHz DDR3)
-HDD Spd: 7200 RPM
-Audio Card: Realtek ALC887
-Processor Cache: 8 MB L3
- 2 x PCIe
-Memory Slot 4 Max :D 

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Th $1550 PC is Gamer Aqua GLC2180:
-RAM same as above
-same
-Audio Card: Realtek ALC892
- Cache 10 MB L3
- 3 x PCIe
- Memory SLot 8 Max.....


.....eh the GLC2180 has alot more advantages over the GLC2200. But the 60Gb SSD really helps with load speed....does it worth it though? 60G SSD worth about $170 at my local store.
And yes this PC is just for gaming :) 

I wanted to build my own PC....but the problem is that I still need to get a legit version of MS windows and MS office, and my local store doesn't sell the Graphic cards that I need (GTX660/670, ATI 7850/7870) all of these + shipping fee is gonna cost alot lol......so I figured why not just get a pre-built PC.

Thank you all for your insights :) 
December 5, 2012 12:06:28 AM

ultracannon121 said:
60G SSD worth about $170 at my local store.


Do you live in the US? 256gb SSDs can be found for that much. $170 for a 60gb SSD is absurd
December 5, 2012 1:20:50 AM

both have crap RAM (budget). and more than likely budget motherboard as well.
i wouldn't think an overclock would be in the cards with those specs.

there is mail order (amazon, newegg and eBay).

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qZ7g is pc parts picker.. try it..
$1200 for a dedicated gamer rig with an OS..

airdeano
December 5, 2012 2:28:12 AM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qZEJ

Bumped up the video card to a 7970. Not very necessary to get 2133 RAM or the h100i when the dh-14 will suffice. The ud3h is one of my favorite boards I've worked with so far, added a 1Tb HDD, a better case, and a bigger PSU incase he wants to xfire down the road
December 5, 2012 6:33:11 PM

Thank you all for these nice info, lol in Canada it will prolly cost around $2000+++ with specs like these on a pre built PC, especially with that 7970(around $500 for a 3GD5)....such a ripoff.
As long as I can get a preloaded OS, I'm definitely gonna custom my own pc. Hope the international shipping/custom fee isnt too expensive though.
December 5, 2012 8:48:30 PM

You can download an .ISO file off of the internet, and just buy a key for windows from eBay or somewhere. It'll only cost you about $30-50 for the key
December 5, 2012 9:54:16 PM

bluebarracuda said:
You can download an .ISO file off of the internet, and just buy a key for windows from eBay or somewhere. It'll only cost you about $30-50 for the key


This is not only a TERRIBLE idea in the respect of it taking 10 hours to download... but most downloaded OS's have key loggers that can and will steal your credit card/bank account/Paypal info.... shell out the 99 bucks and get it from Newegg. unless you get it from the official website, i would avoid it like the plague.

December 5, 2012 10:02:13 PM

masterman467 said:
This is not only a TERRIBLE idea in the respect of it taking 10 hours to download... but most downloaded OS's have key loggers that can and will steal your credit card/bank account/Paypal info.... shell out the 99 bucks and get it from Newegg. unless you get it from the official website, i would avoid it like the plague.


There are sellers on eBay that sell keys, so it's very difficult for them to steal any info. A 2gb Iso file only takes about 3 hours where I live
December 5, 2012 10:11:09 PM

....

The iso would contain key loggers INBEDED IN THE OS! no virus scanner will ever find it after its installed, and will continue stealing your passwords for years... next thing you know, you took out a loan for 50k half way across the country.
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