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...
CAS: Azza Hurrican 2000 Full Tower Gaming Case with 4 Hot Swappable HDD Cage & (4) 230MM Fans
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
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_VC1: FREE Game Coupon Batman: Arkham City [+0]
HDD: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Hard Drive)
HEADSET1: Connectland™ Stereo Headphone with Microphone [+8]
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]
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
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)
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)
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.