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July 21, 2011 2:34:17 PM

is this a good set up?
http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/saved/1DCW2C
idk if i should buy from there or just buy part by parts and put it together but thats gonna take a lot of time since its gonna be my first time.
and should i buy nvidia geforce gtx 550 or amd radeon hd 6850?
im looking to play guild wars 2 when it comes out

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July 21, 2011 3:20:59 PM

Building is better rather than just buying the whole thing at once. The time taken, will be worth spent. Go for a HD 6850. The GTX 550 Ti is slower than Radeon's 6850. Could you tell us your budget, so we can recommend you a good one.
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July 21, 2011 3:23:45 PM

I would strongly suggest that you take the opportunity to build your PC yourself. I know you are hesitant because you haven't done it before, but if you go to the system portion of the forums there are multiple guides and full PC-building guides that offer plenty of solid information. It will be significant cheaper if you go this route, and you will end up with a much better PC that is a lot easier to upgrade and customize in the future.

That specific PC is strange in my mind, because it has a AMD fusion CPU with a 550 TI that you have added on. If you are adament on using cyberpower, at least find yourself a gaming CPU. Honestly, that case probably makes the computer look much better than it actually is. AFAIK, the AMD fusion CPU's are not intended for gaming, and you will be dissapointed by the performance.
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July 21, 2011 3:28:14 PM

AMD's fusion APUs are not good for gaming. It just provides you with a entry level performance PC. That too, it would be good if you just use it on laptops, and not desktops.
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July 21, 2011 3:32:41 PM

i dont want to spend more than $800 thats my budget
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July 21, 2011 3:38:06 PM

Toms had done a $500 budget gaming PC.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/diy-gaming-pc,2970....

Here's another for $800
http://gamingrig.blogspot.com/2011/07/800-gaming-pc-jul...
From that, I'd get the 2500k than a 2400.
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July 21, 2011 3:49:29 PM

Best answer selected by fury0609.
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July 21, 2011 4:04:29 PM

fury0609 said:
the intel i3 $500 one looks good for me. Thanks!
one more question if i want to upgrade to get better performance, what part should i upgrade?


Your GPU should be the one that you should upgrade. Then comes the CPU. However the cards true potential will be used only if the CPU is not blottlenecking it.
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July 21, 2011 4:06:37 PM

what do you mean by blottlenecking it?
i just noticed that the windows 7 isnt on the list so thats like $100 more but thats still fine
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July 21, 2011 4:08:38 PM

Bottlenecking = when one component is limited in terms of performance by another less efficient component.

-Nih
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July 21, 2011 4:11:03 PM

^+1
In simple terms, when you add a GTX 580 to a Pentium D, well you get the point. The card just won't go to its full potential.
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July 21, 2011 7:28:45 PM

what other brand of the ram should i buy from newegg or tigerdirect?
i cant find this one Crucial 4 GB (2 x 2 GB) DDR3-1333 CT2KIT25664BA1339
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July 21, 2011 11:31:59 PM

should i get 8gb ram instead? i see ones that are $50
and is 380watts enough for this pc?
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