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Good cyberpower PC build for 1k?

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July 7, 2010 5:48:02 AM

Configuration
•CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-750 2.66 GHz 8M Intel Smart Cache LGA1156 [-10]
•HDD: 750GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [+11] (Single Hard Drive)
•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) DDR3/1333MHz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair or Major Brand)
•SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
•VIDEO: ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB GDDR5 16X PCIe Video Card [+45] (Major Brand Powered by ATI)

I customize this computer on cyberpower pc and was wondering this is a good build for casual gaming but good enough for new upcoming games. It does have two 120mm case fans with a 550 liquid cooling cpu. All this for $1,052
http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/Mega_Special_III

I'm also wondering if cyberpower pc are very reliable because of how cheap they are.

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July 7, 2010 8:09:17 AM

No it's not. And at your 1000 price point you'd have a better system with an AMD build.

Read the "Read this first" thread stickied at the top and find the template on how to ask for new build advice and fill that out.

Then we can figure out your best possible build
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July 7, 2010 8:34:30 AM

Not a good build for $1000. When building your own you could expect a 5850, G Skill low latency 1600mhz RAM, a decent quality PSU all for around the same price.
AMD would be even cheaper
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July 7, 2010 9:36:22 AM

This a good amd build?

•CPU: AMD Phenom™II X6 1055T Six-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology [+46]
•HDD: 1TB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Hard Drive)
•MOTHERBOARD: GigaByte GA-770T-USB3 AMD 770 Chipset Support DDR3 Ultra Durable™3 Socket AM3 ATX Mainboard w/ 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, USB3.0, SATA-II, RAID, 1 Gen2 PCIe, 4 PCIe X1, & 2 PCI
•MEMORY: 4GB (2GBx2) DDR3/1333MHz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair or Major Brand)
•SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
•VIDEO: ATI Radeon HD 5830 1GB GDDR5 16X PCIe Video Card (Major Brand Powered by ATI)

Its only $1,026
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July 7, 2010 10:08:05 AM

No, again you would be able to get a 5850, an AMD 955 (cheaper and more useful for games than the 1055) better RAM etc. In fact, with AMD you may even get a 5870 with good deals.

But then no prebuilt computer will ever be good for the money you spend
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July 7, 2010 10:23:58 AM

Like I said complete the template in the sticky and we'll show you proper specs
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July 7, 2010 10:52:02 AM


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Subtotal: $964.88

964.88 before 45 in mail in rebates. And this is a significantly better build than the ones you listed. If you require Windows 7 this can be adjusted in a few places like the Case to account for the added cost.
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July 7, 2010 4:09:22 PM

If you carefully select quality components from their choices, you can create a solid quality build. However, you will pay at least 20% more ($250 in your case) than building the same computer yourself. So, it is up to you if it is worth $250 to have them build it for you and give you their warranty.

Ironically, getting a warranty for a PC bought mail order isn't good for the technically inept user. If anything goes wrong, you will have to take the first steps to identify the problem, remove the bad component, send it back to them, wait for a replacement, and then install it when it arrives. Or you could just send them back the entire PC and see what UPS charges an individual to ship a large heavy computer (at least $70 with insurance).

I get a good laugh at the people that buy PCs mail order, to save money, who go nuts when something malfunctions and they have no clue what to do. :lol:  They should have bought a PC from Best Buy and paid for the extended warranty.

That is why it would be good for you to learn how to build your own PC now (if you want to save money). You will save a lot of money just building it, and be much more proactive in solving any problems that occur. :sol: 
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July 12, 2010 12:40:11 AM

Has this been solved?
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