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June 23, 2010 2:58:46 AM

I am planning on purchasing a computer though Cyberpower because I can customize a computer like I want it, and the thought of building one myself gives me the shakes. I could never! I scrapbook so I scan a lot of picture and use Adobe software. I also do some 3D gaming. Based on some of your suggestions I have changed some things. Please give me your opinion and make suggestions. I want to choose the best computer for my needs. Thanks. Here is what I have currently chosen:

# *BASE_PRICE: [+709]
# BUNDLE: None
# BLUETOOTH: None
# CD: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)
# CD2: Sony 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive [+27] (BLACK COLOR)
# CAS: Apevia X-Dreamer 3 Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ Side-Panel Window & Temperature Display [+3] (Black Color with Blue Ring & Blue LED Fan)
# CASUPGRADE: None
# CS_FAN: Default case fans
# CPU: Intel® Core™ i3-540 3.06 GHz 4M Intel Smart Cache LGA1156
# FREEBIE_CU: None
# FAN: Xigmatek Thor's Hammer Gaming CPU Cooling Fan (Double layer H.D.T. technology for maximum cooling) [+31]
# FA_HDD: None
# FLASHMEDIA: INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer [+10] (BLACK COLOR)
# FLOPPY: None
# HDD: 1TB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Hard Drive)
# HDD2: None
# IEEE_CARD: None
# KEYBOARD: Xtreme Gear (Black Color) Multimedia/Internet USB Keyboard
# MOUSE: XtremeGear Optical USB 3 Buttons Gaming Mouse
# MONITOR: 19" Widescreen 1440x900 TFT Active Matrix LCD Display [+141]
# MONITOR2: None
# MOTHERBOARD: * [CrossFireX] GigaByte GA-P55A-UD3 Intel P55 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, USB3.0, 2 x SATA-III RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe, 2 PCIe X1, & 3 PCI [+64]
# MB_ADDON: None
# MEMORY: 4GB (2GBx2) DDR3/1333MHz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair or Major Brand)
# MULTIVIEW: Non-SLI/Non-CrossFireX Mode Supports Multiple Monitors
# MODEM: US Robotics PCI 56K v.92 FAX Modem [+16]
# NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
# OS: Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium (64-bit Edition)
# OVERCLOCK: No Overclocking
# POWERSUPPLY: Corsair Gaming Power Supplies [+83] (* 750 Watts CMPSU-750TX - Quad SLI Ready)
# PRINTER: None
# PRINTER_CABLE: None
# RUSH: NO; READY TO SHIP IN 5~10 BUSINESS DAYS
# SERVICE: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT
# SPEAKERS: None
# SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
# TEMP: None
# TVRC: None
# USB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
# USBHD: None
# USBFLASH: None
# USBX: None
# VIDEO: ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB GDDR5 16X PCIe Video Card [+95] (Major Brand Powered by ATI)
# VIDEO2: None
# VIDEO3: None
# VC_PHYSX: None
# WNC: None
# _PRICE: (+1179)
June 23, 2010 4:56:56 PM

quite a balanced system but maybe you would want a tri / quad core cpu instead of a dual core i3?

given that you're not overclocking, and you're only using an i3, you would definitely not need the thor's hammer! the stock cooler is more than enough.

your 750w power supply is also a total waste!
your system will never use more than 450w.

this price (# _PRICE: (+1179)) is ridiculously high though, i built my own with i5-750 and 5770 with a similarly priced motherboard and a 750w psu (i would crossfire later) but mine was only $750

June 23, 2010 7:51:29 PM

Look into a larger monitor. 22" and you'll be happy.
!