Help compare specs???

hey guys so im new to the gameing computer stuff and im going to build up my computer but my friend bought a CyberpowerPC GLC1402F so i was just wondering if someone could compare the two computers and prices for me thanks

link to friends computer:http://www.frys.com/product/6999307?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

what im building:
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 975 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($82.18 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Thermaltake CLP0598 45.1 CFM CPU Cooler ($13.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($36.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($31.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $560.07
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  1. Your build is better for gaming and far better value. His has a better CPU so a very few CPU limited games may run better in his, he has more RAM but 8Gb is enough for gaming anyway and he also has a slightly bigger harddrive.
  2. as simon said your build is far better value for money

    BUT i know Corsair CX430W is a good PSU it could still be slightly under the requirements for a Phenom II X4 975 / 7870.

    Though just found it has 32amps on the 12V rail. Might just get away with it, but i would go with a 500W at least.
  3. Good point I missed that, also as your board supports crossfire you could go for 600-700W to allow you to add a second card later.
  4. Comparing those two builds is kind of hard, because one of the PC's is good value and retionaly built (yours) while the other is overpriced and very unbalanced but looks good (made to sell).

    There are some things in your PC you should upgrade though.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 975 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($82.18 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($17.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($36.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($217.98 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Rosewill REDBONE U3 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Green 630W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $627.08
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-17 07:53 EST-0500)

    This is what your build should look like.
  5. Kamen_BG said:
    Comparing those two builds is kind of hard, because one of the PC's is good value and retionaly built (yours) while the other is overpriced and very unbalanced but looks good (made to sell).
    This is what your build should look like.

    thank you so much i know nothing about this stuff. but what differences will your changes make?
  6. The PC in that link is not capable of playing any of the latest games as the graphics card is the worst money can buy.
  7. simon12 said:
    The PC in that link is not capable of playing any of the latest games as the graphics card is the worst money can buy.



    Yeah, rofl. Wasn't the GT 610 on sale for like $15 a few weeks ago on NewEgg?

    Your build is much better. His isn't even really a "gaming computer."
  8. cool thank you guys you all have helped a lot this is a great community especially for a noob like me trying to get into this stuff
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