APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Before end of April 2010
BUDGET RANGE: $1600-$1700
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming (MMO's and RPG's Mostly)
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Saitek Cyborg Keyboard, MX518 Logitech Mouse, ASUS 25" 1080P Monitor, 7.1 Logitech Speakers
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: CyberpowerPC.com (Reason being, I have zero experience building a computer. Once its up and running, I'm fine, but I'm simply not willing to risk breaking parts, etc... I understand ppl say its easy, however, I'm just not confident in trying.
PARTS PREFERENCES: Prefer ATI Video Cards (Preferably 5800 Series), Coolermaster Storm Sniper Case, Beyond that I'm open to anything, Dont care if its AMD or Intel just care what's best for my needs and my budget, gaming, period.
OVERCLOCKING: No, not very experienced at even trying to overclock so really, I'm just looking for the raw power.
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe (Not right now, but willing to later)
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I made a post before, but my budget was significantly less (1300) and now with my good fortune of a bonus, I have a few hundred more to spend, so I wanna up the ante. I would like to re-iterate... I'm not wanting to build my PC, i wanna order it, I know that flies in the face of what Alot of people want me to do, but Its a personal choice and comfort level.
I would like to re-iterate... I'm not wanting to build my PC, i wanna order it, I know that flies in the face of what Alot of people want me to do, but Its a personal choice and comfort level.
Please be aware that this is a homebuilt forum, and most of the answers you get are going to be directed at building it yourself. You are also likely to get many posts telling you to build it yourself. You certainly don't have to, and you can take the recommendations given and attempt to apply them to a pre-built, but it's not always going to fit quite right. The reason regulars on this forum aren't interested in pre-built computers is because typically those businesses cut corners on some of the less-visible parts, such as the power supply, RAM, and hard drives. This doesn't make them bad people, but it does mean that the parts may not be as good as if you bought them yourself and built the computer on your own.
It's unlikely that many people are going to go to the trouble of looking at cyberpowerpc and then tell you how you should configure it. What you're likely to get is a lot of price lists from newegg suggesting what people would build on their own with that amount of money.
With a $1600 budget, you could probably get an i5-750 with a 5970 graphics card, or go with a 5870 and an SSD. If you build it yourself. Buying from cyberpowerpc, you're likely to end up with a 5850 at best, and some low-quaility components.
Firstly, Coldsleep, ty for the reply. I'm understand what ur sayin, and I'm sry if what I posted sounded a little improper. With that said, I did have a build pre-set that I was curious what ppl thought for the price.
Final Price On Newegg: $1717.00 Before Shipping (I rounded hehe, sry if its a buck or two off)
Final Price On Cyberpower: $1694 Before Shipping (There's also a 5% off code I have that its pretty much good all the time i've been told, so the total comes down to $1609)
I hope this helps. Cyberpower's PC also will have a 120mm Asetek 510CC Liquid cooling system on the processor, as well as included in their price is Thermal Compound, Pro-wiring, and the max 120mm fans being installed in the system.
And mad, u always have great input, and ty again for yours here. Just fyi, i have had multiple sites verify that the 5970 will indeed fit in the storm, it has 13 1/2 inches of clearance if it helps for future knowledge
I can't wait until I finally get around to my new build in June or so and you (MadAdmiral) keep telling me "HAF 922, HAF 922." And I repeat: "ugly, ugly, ugly." Heh.
Back to the point of the thread though, assuming you were building it yourself, MadAdmiral's suggestions are great. One thing that he didn't point out is that the memory he selected is actually faster (lower CAS Latency) than the Kingston in the cyberpower build.
I know it's ugly. I didn't choose it for my last build. However, it's worth mentioning that it's better than cases much more expensive than it. So if you're on a tight budget and need a very good, large case, you really cant beat it. You can always hide it behind a desk or something...
In Win isn't very high quality. Cases are really subjective. Suggestions are mostly just to be aware of what you could be getting for what you're paying.
Other great cases in the price range (up to $160) are the Antec 900, Antec 902, Antec 1200, Antec P183, Antec P182, Antec Sonata III, Coolermaster Cosmos, HAF 932, Coolermaster 690, and Coolermaster 690 II. Lian Li also makes high quality cases, but I personally think they're overpriced.
On my first i7 overclock I booted into windows @4ghz on my first try. Basically just saying you can easily overclock your processor to probably 3.6ghz without touching any settings except the frequency.
The hyper 212+ is good choice for only $30.
You definitely want a SSD also. It will cut your load time of windows in half. Not to mention instant responsivness.
Seriously? Don't waste your money on a 5970 unless you have money to flush down the toilet..they are going for $100+ over retail right now.
MadAdmiral do you even have a SSD? Buying a SSD was the best computer component I've ever purchased imo. It is the biggest noticeable difference in performance.
Normal Hd's have 8-10ms access time. SSDs have .01ms access times. What is wrong with cutting load times in half? Not to mention any program you run on the SSD responds instantly. Simple tasks like browsing the web is noticeably faster. I've probably already saved a couple days of my life with less loading.
I don't have a SSD. I have used them. They are nice, but they don't affect ACTUAL performance. In addition, they are very easy to add in later, meaning that you can wait until the price drops to a reasonable level and get it then. I would rather have something that's going to be harder/more expensive to upgrade later AND actually has an impact on performance than something that's easy to add later and won't.
Also, all the benchmarking shows that SSDs shave about 5-10 seconds off boot times and maybe a second in loading programs. I'm not saying that's not great. I'm saying that's not worth $300.