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Are these Cyberpower specs for a Gaming Desktop good?

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June 21, 2012 4:54:59 AM

I recently trashed my old computer and am looking for a computer within a $1200 budget at the moment. I've been customizing a computer that can run modern games at about 40-60 fps on ultra settings. Costing $1198, i came up with these specs, are they decent? Am i overlooking some hardware that's conflicting? etc, much help is appreciated, thanks!

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Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ Side-Panel Window [-8]
Laser Engraving: None
Laser Engraving Message:
Freebies: None
Internal USB Extension Module: None
Neon Light Upgrade: None
Extra Case Fan Upgrade: Default case fans
Noise Reduction Technology: None
CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-3570K 3.40 GHz 6MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (All Venom OC Certified)
Performance Tuning Protection Plan by Intel: None
Venom Boost Fast And Efficient Factory Overclocking: No Overclocking
Cooling Fan: Corsair Hydro Series H60 High Performance Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Single Standard 120MM Fan)
Coolant for Cyberpower Xtreme Hydro Water Cooling Kits: Standard Coolant
Motherboard: * [CrossFireX/SLI] ASUS P8Z77-V LK Intel Z77 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ IRST, Lucid Virtu MVP, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, 3x PCIe x16 (2 Gen3, 1 Gen2), 2 PCie x1 & 2 PCI (Extreme OC Certified) [+13]
Freebies: None
Intel Smart Response Technology for Z77: None
Memory: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair XMS with Heat Spreader)
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 2GB 16X PCIe Video Card [+30] (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)
Freebies: None
Video Card 2: None
Video Card 3: None
Power Supply Upgrade: 800 Watts - Standard Power Supply - SLI/CrossFireX Ready
Hard Drive: 128 GB OCZ Vertex 4 SATA-III 6.0Gb/s - 535 MB/s Read & 200 MB/s Write (Single Drive)
Data Hard Drive: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)
Hard Drive Cooling Fan: None
External Hard Drive (USB3.0/2.0/eSATA): None
USB Flash Drive: None
Optical Drive: LG UH12LS28K 12X Blu-Ray Player & DVDRW Combo Drive (BLACK COLOR)
Optical Drive 2: None
Sound: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
3D Vision Glasses: None
LCD Monitor: None
2nd Monitor: None
3rd Monitor: None
Speakers: None
Network: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
Keyboard: Xtreme Gear (Black Color) Multimedia/Internet USB Keyboard
Mouse: XtremeGear Optical USB 3 Buttons Gaming Mouse
Mouse Pad: None
Gaming Gear: None
Extra Thermal Display: None
Wireless 802.11B/G Network Card: None
External Wireless Network Card: None
Wireless 802.11 B/G/N Access Point: None
Bluetooth: None
Flash Media Reader/Writer: None
Video Camera: None
Headset: None
Printer: None
Cable: None
Power Protection: None
IEEE1394 Card: None
Internal USB Port: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
USB Port: None
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit Edition)
Media Center Remote Control & TV Tuner: None
Office Suite: Free Microsoft® Office® 2010 STARTER EDITION (Reduced-Functionality versions of Word and Excel that include advertising)
McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2011 [+15]
Games: None
Ultra Care Option: None
Service: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT
June 21, 2012 7:22:13 AM

It's a powerful setup. But you can look to another option for the card. The GTX 560ti is a good card, is there another card that you can upgrade?
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June 21, 2012 7:38:19 AM

fantastik250 said:
It's a powerful setup. But you can look to another option for the card. The GTX 560ti is a good card, is there another card that you can upgrade?


If it's a good card then why would i need to look for an alternative? Just wondering what makes you say that.
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June 21, 2012 7:44:27 AM

Well, from looking at all of that the only weak link is the GPU. Currently the newer generation cards are much better such as the 7850. But, that is my opinion. You can always upgrade your card later.
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June 21, 2012 8:00:59 AM

I suppose i could, but i cant afford the higher end cards anyway. I've been hearing bad reviews about CyberPowerpc... should i stick to trying to make a new computer again or just order from them and hope for the best?
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June 21, 2012 8:40:45 AM

If anything goes wrong, you can always RMA it.
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June 21, 2012 9:38:33 AM

If its for gaming only this build is better http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/overclock-radeon-hd... but you need to put it together yourself or try matching the spec on cyberpower, if you can afford it keep the CPU you chose and get a GTX 670 for the GPU.
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June 21, 2012 5:15:56 PM

Best answer selected by frozyn.
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June 21, 2012 5:19:36 PM

are you planning to SLI? if not there's no point to get 800W PSU.

oh and if you can don't pay for mcafee, there are better alternatives out there.
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