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November 6, 2011 8:00:15 PM

I just ordered a Cyberpower pc Black Pearl and I was wondering if it was a good deal. I was expecting a lot less expensive but I'm mostly concerned about having a top notch gaming pc (crysis, high settings, great framerate) that will last for years. Here are the details:
CyberPower Black Pearl BLKPEARL, http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/CyberPower_Black_Pea...
*BASE_PRICE: [+1209]
BLUETOOTH: None
CAS: Azza Hurrican 2000 Full Tower Gaming Case with 4 Hot Swappable HDD Cage & (4) 230MM Fans
CASUPGRADE: None
CD: LG UH12LS28K 12X Blu-Ray Player & DVDRW Combo Drive [+41] (BLACK COLOR)
CD2: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive [+20] (BLACK COLOR)
COOLANT: Standard Coolant
CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-960 3.20 GHz 8M Intel Smart Cache LGA1366
CS_FAN: Default case fans
ENGRAVING: NONE
FA_HDD: None
FAN: Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA) (Single Standard 120MM Fan)
FLASHMEDIA: INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer (BLACK COLOR)
FREEBIE_MO: None
FREEBIE_VC1: FREE Game Coupon Batman: Arkham City [+0]
GLASSES: None
HDD: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Hard Drive)
HDD2: None
HEADSET1: Connectland™ Stereo Headphone with Microphone [+8]
IEEE_CARD: None
IUSB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
KEYBOARD: Xtreme Gear (Black Color) Multimedia/Internet USB Keyboard
MEMORY: 12GB (2GBx6) DDR3/1600MHz Triple Channel Memory Module (Corsair XMS Gaming Memory with Heat Spreader)
MONITOR: 22" Widescreen 1680x1050 Asus VW224U LCD Display (Black Color) [+157]
MONITOR2: None
MONITOR3: None
MOTHERBOARD: (3-Way SLI Support) GigaByte GA-X58A-OC Intel X58 Chipset SLI/CrossFireX Triple-Channel DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ Ultra Durable 3, OC-VRM/Touch/PEG/Cool, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, USB3, 2X SATA3 RAID, 4 Gen2 PCIe X16 & 1 PCI
MOUSE: XtremeGear Optical USB 3 Buttons Gaming Mouse
NCSW: None
NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
OS: Microsoft® Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit Edition)
OVERCLOCK: No Overclocking
POWERSUPPLY: 1,000 Watts - Azza Titan 80 Plus Bronze Power Supply [+39]
RUSH: RUSH!!! READY TO SHIP IN 3 BUSINESS DAYS [+69]
SERVICE: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT
SOFT1: Free Microsoft® Office® 2010 STARTER EDITION (Reduced-Functionality versions of Word and Excel that include advertising) [+0]
SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
SPEAKERS: 120 Watt Stereo Speakers [+10] (Black Color)
TEMP: None
TVRC: None
USB: None
USBFLASH: None
USBHD: None
USBX: None
VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 1.5GB 16X PCIe Video Card [+305] (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)
VIDEO2: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 1.5GB 16X PCIe Video Card [+519] (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)
VIDEO3: None
WNC: None
_PRICE: (+2377)

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November 6, 2011 8:09:43 PM

The powersupply isn't the best and two 580s is over kill for 1680x1050 resolution, I would get a better monitor. Other than that it looks to be a good system.
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November 6, 2011 8:15:25 PM

What is your recommendation for a monitor?
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November 6, 2011 8:30:05 PM

Well I would get one with at least 1920x1080 resolution.

What other options are available other than the Asus VW224U 1680x1050?
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November 6, 2011 8:43:37 PM

If you are getting 2 580's why not spend a bit more and get a 3d vision monitor?
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November 6, 2011 8:46:43 PM

$343 isn't exactly a bit more is it....but yeah if you can afford it, its something to think about.
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November 6, 2011 9:26:38 PM

Ok, thanks for your suggestions. The problem is I've already placed the order. I'll definitely look into a better one but I don't think I can change my order. Would it have a significant effect if I were to just go with the one I ordered?
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November 6, 2011 9:38:53 PM

If you have already orderd it then don't worry about it, the only difference is you will have a more sharp, crisp and clear picture with a 1920x1080 resolution than you will with a 1680x1050.
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November 6, 2011 9:53:41 PM

Yeah, I don't plan on going all hard core with it (I DO own Crysis on steam but I don't play stuff like that all the time). I'm mostly looking for something that will last a long time. I just wish it could arrive before Skyrim, but alas, it appears I must wait for the weekend.
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November 7, 2011 12:46:59 PM

I'm sure you will love it and have a lot of enjoyment out it :)  it should last you a long time.
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November 7, 2011 1:40:27 PM

Overall, it is not bad. But you could have saved some money or get a better configuration if you asked for advice before actually purchasing your PC.

Things I've would have changed:

#1 - Get a socket 1155 CPU instead of the older sockett 1366 CPU; like an Intel Core i5-2500k.
#2 - Naturally you would need a socket 1155 motherboard to go with a Core i5-2500k. Preferably something that uses a P67 chipset.
#3 - 12GB of RAM for games is a bit of an overkill. You could have saved a little bit of money here by going with 8GB of RAM, but whatever...
#4 - One GTX 580 instead of two. If performance is below your expectations, then add the 2nd GTX 580.
#5 - Going with a 1920x1080 or 1920x1200 monitor would have been a better match for a single GTX 580.
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November 7, 2011 1:58:50 PM

He has already bought it so it really dosen't matter at all what you would have changed.

Whats the point in sh!tting all over it, are you trying to make him feel bad on purpose or what.

The computer is great, it will play all games on max settings and will last him a long time. Its also a damn sight better than yours is, so I'm thinking maybe its jealousy.
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November 7, 2011 2:08:36 PM

Probably be able to max everything for the next 2 years :D 
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November 7, 2011 2:42:00 PM

lol thanks finest. And it's okay, he's just trying to give me some honest advice. And yeah while I do feel a bit bad about not having made the best configuration it is true that I rushed this and didn't put as much thought into it as I should have. Thank you all for your suggestions and opinions.
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November 7, 2011 3:08:09 PM

Enjoy your new computer :)  and hopefully it arrives in good time for Skyrim for you.
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November 7, 2011 3:17:50 PM

Great computer. This should play games maxed out for a good time. Only thing like a few have said you probably should have gone at least for a 24 inch with at least 1080 if not 1900 x 1200 with those two 580s seems a bit overkill for that monitor. Enjoy.
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November 13, 2011 11:32:18 PM

Best answer selected by galthar.
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