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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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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. i dont want to spend more than $800 thats my budget
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    Toms had done a $500 budget gaming PC.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/diy-gaming-pc,2970.html

    Here's another for $800
    http://gamingrig.blogspot.com/2011/07/800-gaming-pc-july-2011.html
    From that, I'd get the 2500k than a 2400.
  6. Gman450 said:
    Toms had done a $500 budget gaming PC.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/diy-gaming-pc,2970.html

    Here's another for $800
    http://gamingrig.blogspot.com/2011/07/800-gaming-pc-july-2011.html
    From that, I'd get the 2500k than a 2400.


    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?
  7. Best answer selected by fury0609.
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. Bottlenecking = when one component is limited in terms of performance by another less efficient component.

    -Nih
  11. ^+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.
  12. 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
  13. should i get 8gb ram instead? i see ones that are $50
    and is 380watts enough for this pc?
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