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June 23, 2010 3:42:08 PM

Hello,
Can I get some opinions on this computer build?

Case: Apevia X-Dreamer 3 Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ Side-Panel Window & Temperature Display (Black Color with Green Ring & Green LED Fan)


CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-655K 3.20 GHz 4M Intel Smart Cache LGA 1156
Venom Boost Fast And Efficient

Cooling Fan: Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance Extreme Silent at 20dBA)

Motherboard: * [CrossFireX/SLI] EVGA P55 TR Intel P55V Chipset DDR3 Socket 1156 mATX Mainboard w/ 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, USB2.0, SATA-II RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe, & 2 PCIe X1

Memory: 4GB (2GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory Module (Corsair or Major Brand)

Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 1GB 16X PCI Express (* EVGA Powered by NVIDIA)

Power Supply Upgrade: 600 Watts - XtremeGear Power Supply - SLI/CrossFireX Ready

Hard Drive: 500GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Hard Drive)

Optical Drive: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD -R/ -RW CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)

Sound: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO

Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium (64-bit Edition)

TOTAL COST: 969$

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June 23, 2010 4:41:28 PM

I would go with the Intel® Core™ i5-750 over the i5-655K for your purchase. Do you have the option to upgrade to a ATI 5770 instead of the GTS 250, which isn't the best of gaming GPU's.

Also, have you looked at building one yourself versus buying on from CyberPower?
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June 23, 2010 4:51:47 PM

What is the difference between the two i5's? And yes, I can change to the ATI. I don't know much about GPU, but I thought Nvidia was better for the price?

I haven't really looked at building myself one. I don't know enough about the compatibility of hardware, and I don't trust myself enough to make it correctly.
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June 25, 2010 3:45:00 AM

For 1k you could build an excellent pc.

Here is a build for you:

Case: Nzxt gamma $29.99 free shipping no tax
http://www.amazon.com/GAMMA-Classic-Interior-Chassis-Bl...

CPU: i5 750 $199.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: Gigabyte 1156 motherboard $119
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Ram: Corsair 1600 4gb $105
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: XFX 5850 $285
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: Corsair 650 $89 $70 after rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD-RW $20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OS Windows 7 $ 100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: seagate 500gb 7200.12 $55
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total is around $1003
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