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July 23, 2009 1:41:58 AM

What do you think of the following computer build? I am quite unfamiliar with current hardware parts, but I am looking to get a desktop that won't need part upgrades for at least two years and can competitively run games like WoW, CS:S, and others. Please also comment on the price. The spec is following:

Case PSI CycloneX Gaming Tower Case-Black
Sound Reduction None-
Case Lighting None-
Processor [== Triple Core ==] AMD Phenom™ II X3 720 Triple-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology-AM3 & AM2+ support
Processor Cooling Thermaltake MaxOrb CPU Cooling Fan System Kit-Silent & Overclocking Proof = Maximum cooling efficiency for quietness and performance
Memory 4 GB [2 GB X2] DDR3-1333 Memory Module-Corsair or Major Brand
Video Card ATI Radeon HD 4870 PCI-Express x16 – 1GB-Single Card
Free Game for ATI Video Card [Free Game] - BattleForge-Free with purchase of ATI Radeon HD Video Card
Motherboard [CrossFire] Gigabyte GA-MA790XT-UD4P AM3 DDR3 AMD 790X CrossFire Chipset w/7.1 Sound, Gb LAN, S-ATA Raid, USB 2.0, Dual PCI-E MB-
Power Supply 750 Watt -- Corsair CMPSU-750TX Power Supply-Quad SLI Ready
Hard Drive 500 GB HARD DRIVE-[Serial-ATA-II, 3Gb, 7200 RPM, 16M Cache]
2nd Hard Drive None-
Optical Drive None-
2nd Optical Drive [5X Blu-Ray] Sony Optiarc BC-5100S BLU-RAY Reader & DVD±R/±RW Burner Combo Drive-
Flash Media Reader/Writer None-
Meter Display None-
Floppy Drive None-
Sound Card Creative Lab Sound Blaster Audigy SE-
Network Card Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100)-
Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium + [Free 60-Day !!!] Microsoft Office 2007(Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access ....)-64-Bit
Windows 7 Upgrade Coupon [*** Free Upgrade Coupon ***] Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit Edition-$29 -$29(mail-in-rebate) = $0
Software/Game [Free Game] - S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: clear sky-Free with purchase of AMD DDR3 System
Keyboard iBUYPOWER USB Keyboard with 18 Internet Hot /Multimedia Keys-Black
Mouse iBUYPOWER 1600 dpi High Sensitivity Internet Mouse-Black
Monitor 22" ASUS Widescreen VH222H TFT LCD Monitor 16:9 Full HD 1080P /w Built in Speakers-
2nd Monitor None-
Speaker System iBUYPOWER 2.1 Channel Stereo Super Bass Subwoofer Speaker System-
External Hard Drives [USB 2.0/eSATA] None-
USB Flash Drive None-
USB 2.0 Accessories Built-in USB 2.0 Ports-
TV Tuner None-
Power Protection None-
Headset None-
MP3/MP4 Player None-
Video Camera None-
Advanced Build Options Tuniq TX-2 High Performance Thermal Compound-The best interface between your CPU and the heatsinks
Advanced Build Options Professional wiring for all cables inside the system tower-Achieve exceptional airflow in your chassis
Warranty Standard Warranty Service-Standard 3-Year Limited Warranty + Lifetime Technical Support
Rush Service Rush Service Fee (not shipping fee)-No Rush Service, Estimate Ship Out in 5~10 Business Days
Subtotal $1333

I was looking to purchase this from ibuypower.com. What do you think of this retailer, and are there any others that are advisable compared to this one.

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July 23, 2009 2:40:11 AM

If you don't want to build your own;
i would get a DELL XPS, too many horror stories with ibuypower/cyberpower

but for $1400, I would just build my own and save $400
July 23, 2009 2:09:37 PM

I would recommend building your own through NewEgg, you just have to assemble. which isn't hard, but you would get the AMD Phenom II x4 955 Black with the same specs for i believe less than for iBuyPower/CyberPower
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