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April 21, 2010 2:19:22 PM

I'm going to have cyberpower build me a new pc. It will be a world of warcraft/web browsing pc. I'd like to add a SSD drive to it. My question is, What is the best way to maximize the SSD? Should I install just WoW on it to make it load faster, or should I just put WIN7 on it?

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April 21, 2010 2:54:43 PM

Save the money you would be paying cyberpower to build it, Troll on here for a bit, source the parts you want (you'll have more budget to play with on account of not paying someone else to do it) take a deep breath, and build it yourself, I built myself a reasonable WoW machine a month or two back, I'd never built a pc b4 in my life and now I have, and I'm very glad I did.
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/forum2.php?config=t...
thats my effort, and I seriously recommend you do a similar thing, the satisfaction alone from building it yourself is a great feeling, so quick shortlist for you.

1. figure out your budget and allow £50/$50 headroom,
2. find a semi-decent Motherboard/cpu combo http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?I... found for 135 dollars ish, reasonable am2+ board, Black edit processor and some free ram to kickstart the build.
3. do the same for a case and psu, or rescue old stuff you already have, not with the psu tho, I'd recommend a new one of those.
Graphics ofc, its up to you what you spend, but I'd do some research and get the best you can afford if its for WoW.
you can always put more ram in as you go along, but 2gb will at least get you running for now
you seem set on an ssd drive? no exp myself but I'd partition the drive and have WoW on a seperate partition, allow 50Gb cause Cataclysms not far away now :p 
and ofc whatever Os you are planning on using,you can use a 32bit system fine but it wont hurt to go for a 64bit if you can afford it, plus a 64bit will be able to use any extra ram you buy, 32bit only sees 3.2 ish gb. hope this helps man, like I say new myself so if nothing else take heart it can be done yourself and have fun :) 
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April 21, 2010 5:09:07 PM

I'd been contemplating building it myself. I actually priced the parts out and 3/4 of the parts are cheaper on ebay merchants. My budget is around $1300 right now.
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April 21, 2010 5:22:19 PM

This is a "Homebuilt Systems" forum. Nobody's going to recommend using CyberpowerPC. Please post all the information in the "How to ask for new build advice" sticky at the top of the forum and we will optimize a build for you.
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April 21, 2010 6:08:46 PM

With a $1300 budget you are going to build something pretty nice, like shortstuff said, post a new thread and see what ppl can come up with for you :) 
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April 26, 2010 7:22:36 AM

wow, these replies had absolutely nothing to do with the OP request. This forum section is specifically for cyberpower questions, so why not help the person out here, instead of the usual "build it yourself" reply. Not everyone wants to build there own!
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April 26, 2010 2:07:11 PM

Then don't post in a "Homebuilt Systems" forums.
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May 2, 2010 11:11:57 PM

isharted said:
wow, these replies had absolutely nothing to do with the OP request. This forum section is specifically for cyberpower questions, so why not help the person out here, instead of the usual "build it yourself" reply. Not everyone wants to build there own!


Why not?

And head over to the other noobs in prebuilt, get out of our fourm!
:hello: 
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May 7, 2010 12:45:43 AM

builderbobftw said:
Why not?

And head over to the other noobs in prebuilt, get out of our fourm!
:hello: 


Unless I missed something, this isn't your forum. You've had a few warning sanctions in the past, so you better learn some manners or you'll be out of 'our forum.'
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May 7, 2010 12:57:31 AM

aford10 said:
Unless I missed something, this isn't your forum. You've had a few warning sanctions in the past, so you better learn some manners or you'll be out of 'our forum.'


Sorry.

But don"t ingore the advice of everybody in the fourm.

And it's posted in the wrong fourm.
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May 7, 2010 2:14:33 AM

It's a cyberpower question, in the cyberpower subforum. Until the admins change the forum layout, it is in the right section.
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May 7, 2010 6:57:38 PM

But why is a prebuilt company have a spot in the NSB fourm?

Why arn"t they in prebuilts?

Are they trying to pretend they can match the qaulity of DIYs?
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May 7, 2010 7:28:48 PM

That's where the admins put it. Cyberpower probably does fit better in the systems section, but you can't fault the OP for posting the question in the cyberpower sub-section.

There is a planned layout change coming. It looks like in the new layout, the homebuilt and systems sections are going to be merged, and categorized as 'systems.' (assuming nothing changes with the draft).
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