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November 29, 2009 2:46:01 PM

I am new to this site and this is my first post. I am contemplating having the system, shown below, constructed by CyberpowerPC.

Would someone(s) please review the system for suitability. While money is no object, I will be easy about certain upgrades suggested.

Thank you so much.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: not very important
BUDGET RANGE: Less than $1300 after rebates
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: multitasking, surfing the internet, gaming, watching blu ray movies
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: printer, keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR Construction: CyberpowerPC.com.
PARTS PREFERENCES: None
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe.
MONITOR RESOLUTION: (a) 32" Sony LCD HDTV - 1366 x 768, (b) 50" Series 650 Samsung Plazma HDTV - 1920 x 1080, 50,000 to 1 contrast ratio.
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I know nothing about cases, power supply. I would like a quiet PC.

My present Configuration is shown below —price after discount and rebate is $1173.

1) CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-750 2.66 GHz 8M L2 Cache LGA1156
2) MEMORY: 8GB (2GBx4) PC1333 DDR3 PC3 10666 Dual Channel Memory [+135] (Corsair or Major Brand)
3) HDD: Single Hard Drive (1TB (1TBx1) SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD)
4) MOTHERBOARD: [CrossFireX] Asus P7P55D LE Intel P55 Chipset DDR3 LGA1156 ATX Mainboard w/ 7.1
5) VIDEO: ATI Radeon HD 5750 1GB DDR5 16X PCIe Video Card [DirectX 11 Support] [+80] (Major Brand Powered by ATI)
6) POWERSUPPLY: 700 Watts Power Supplies [+44] (SLI/CrossFire Ready Power Supply)
7) OS: Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium (64-bit Edition)
8) FAN: Xigmatek Dark Knight-S1283V Gaming CPU Cooling Fan (Double layer H.D.T. technology for maximum cooling) [+43]
9) CAS: Apevia X-Dreamer 3 Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ Side-Panel Window & Temperature Display (Silver Color with Silver Ring & Blue LED Fan)
10) CD: Sony 20X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive [+2] (BLACK COLOR)
11) CS_FAN: Default case fans
12) SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
13) SPEAKERS: Logitech Z313 2.1 DT speaker [+48]
14) SOFT2: Microsoft® Office Home and Student 2007 [+149]
15) SERVICE: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT

16) KEYBOARD: Xtreme Gear (Black Color) Multimedia/Internet USB Keyboard
17) MOUSE: XtremeGear Optical USB 3 Buttons Gaming Mouse
18) MULTIVIEW: Non-SLI/Non-CrossFireX Mode Supports Multiple Monitors
19) HD Audio, GbLAN, USB2.0, SATA-II RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe X16, 2 PCIe X1 & 3 PCI [+21]
20) NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
21) NOISEREDUCE1: Sound Absorbing Foam on Side, Top And Bottom panels [+29]
22) NOISEREDUCE2: Power Supply Gasket [+5]
23) NOISEREDUCE3: Anti-Vibration Fan Mounts [+9]
24) OVERCLOCK: No Overclocking
25) USB: Add External USB 2.0 Hub (4x USB 2.0 Ports) [+19] (SILVER Color IR-4100-SL)

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November 29, 2009 2:54:29 PM

Only need 4gb of ram. Only need 400w PSU or 600w if you may want to x-fire later. Case is junk. What other HDD choices do you have?
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November 29, 2009 3:45:02 PM

sonic-boom said:
Only need 4gb of ram. Only need 400w PSU or 600w if you may want to x-fire later. Case is junk. What other HDD choices do you have?


Thanks for the reply.

I plan on purchasing a stand alone blue ray player so I can stream netflix, but may now consider incorporating a player/recorder into my PC. What are your thoughts?

What case would you recommend from the list below?

a) NZXT Zero 2 Crafted Series Steel Full Tower Case (Black Color Trim) [+42] More Color ...
b) NZXT Beta Gaming Mid-Tower Case [+2]
c) Thermaltake Element-T Mid-Tower Case (Original Color) [+22] More Color ...
d) ($30 off Mail-in Rebate) Thermaltake Element-S Mid-Tower Case [+64]
e) Thermaltake Spedo Full Tower Case [+72]
f) ($20 off Mail-in Rebate) CoolerMaster Storm Scout Gaming Mid-Tower Case w/ Transparent Side Panel [+52]
g) Azza Orion Gaming Mid-Tower Case with See-Thru Side Panel (Silver with Blue Lightning) [-18] More Color ...
h) ($20 off Mail-in Rebate)+(Extra $20 CyberPower Mail-in Rebate in Rebate Center Page) Apevia X-Dreamer 3 Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ Side-Panel Window & Temperature Display
i) Apevia X-Cruiser 2 Mid-Tower Case w/ Side-Panel Window & MultiMeter Display (Black Color) [+6] More Color ...
j) ($10 off Mail-in Rebate) CoolerMaster Elite 310 Mid-Tower Case with See-Thru Side Panel (Blue Color) [-8] More Color ...
k) Apevia X-SniperG Mid-Tower Case (Black Color) [+21] More Color ...
l) CoolerMaster Storm Sniper Mid-Tower Gaming Case (Original Color) [+95] More Color ...
m) ($40 off Mail-in Rebate) AZZA Solano 1000 Full-Tower Advance Cooling Case w/ Dual 230mm Fan + Extra 3 Fans [+50]
n) ($20 off Mail-in Rebate) In-Win Maelstrom Full Tower Gaming Case w/ Sound Absorbing Foam (Black Color) [+57] More Color ...
o) Raidmax Skyline Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ Side-Panel Window (Silver Color) [+8] More Color ...
p) ($15 off Mail-in Rebate) Raidmax Sagitta II Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ Side-Panel Window (Silver Color) [+11] More Color
q) Thermaltake Element-V Gaming Full Tower Case [+97]
r) ($30 off Mail-in Rebate) Thermaltake Spedo Advance Full Tower Case w/ Side-panel Window [+151]

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November 29, 2009 3:49:17 PM

Thanks for the reply. I had planned on purchasing a stand alone blu ray player that could wireless stream netflix, but may now consider having one installed on my computer instead and hardwire it by hdmi. What are you thoughts?

Here are some case choices below. What would readers recommend?
a) NZXT Zero 2 Crafted Series Steel Full Tower Case (Black Color Trim) [+42] More Color ...
b) NZXT Beta Gaming Mid-Tower Case [+2]
c) Thermaltake Element-T Mid-Tower Case (Original Color) [+22] More Color ...
d) ($30 off Mail-in Rebate) Thermaltake Element-S Mid-Tower Case [+64]
e) Thermaltake Spedo Full Tower Case [+72]
f) ($20 off Mail-in Rebate) CoolerMaster Storm Scout Gaming Mid-Tower Case w/ Transparent Side Panel [+52]
g) Azza Orion Gaming Mid-Tower Case with See-Thru Side Panel (Silver with Blue Lightning) [-18] More Color ...
h) ($20 off Mail-in Rebate)+(Extra $20 CyberPower Mail-in Rebate in Rebate Center Page) Apevia X-Dreamer 3 Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ Side-Panel Window & Temperature Display
i) Apevia X-Cruiser 2 Mid-Tower Case w/ Side-Panel Window & MultiMeter Display (Black Color) [+6] More Color ...
j) ($10 off Mail-in Rebate) CoolerMaster Elite 310 Mid-Tower Case with See-Thru Side Panel (Blue Color) [-8] More Color ...
k) Apevia X-SniperG Mid-Tower Case (Black Color) [+21] More Color ...
l) CoolerMaster Storm Sniper Mid-Tower Gaming Case (Original Color) [+95] More Color ...
m) ($40 off Mail-in Rebate) AZZA Solano 1000 Full-Tower Advance Cooling Case w/ Dual 230mm Fan + Extra 3 Fans [+50]
n) ($20 off Mail-in Rebate) In-Win Maelstrom Full Tower Gaming Case w/ Sound Absorbing Foam (Black Color) [+57] More Color ...
o) Raidmax Skyline Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ Side-Panel Window (Silver Color) [+8] More Color ...
p) ($15 off Mail-in Rebate) Raidmax Sagitta II Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ Side-Panel Window (Silver Color) [+11] More Color
q) Thermaltake Element-V Gaming Full Tower Case [+97]
r) ($30 off Mail-in Rebate) Thermaltake Spedo Advance Full Tower Case w/ Side-panel Window [+151]
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November 29, 2009 3:53:07 PM

f) ($20 off Mail-in Rebate) CoolerMaster Storm Scout Gaming Mid-Tower Case w/ Transparent Side Panel [+52] or
c) Thermaltake Element-T Mid-Tower Case (Original Color) [+22] More Color ...
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December 10, 2009 1:54:01 AM

thank you sonic-boom!
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