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September 1, 2010 4:28:32 PM

Right now all I play is WoW but i may be getting into some more graphical games in near future. I built this from Cyberpowerpc.com and i know they have bad rep. do you guys trust them?? I cant built one myself because my work is paying for it. so here are the specs, what do you think? what would you change?? I have a $1300 dollar limit!!!

•BLUETOOTH: None
•BUNDLE: None
•CAS: NZXT Hades Gaming Case with Dual 200MM Fan and Tri-Temperature Display [+6]
•CASUPGRADE: None
•CD: Sony 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive [+3] (BLACK COLOR)
•CD2: None
•CPU: [Special] Intel® Core™ i7-950 3.06 GHz 8M Intel Smart Cache LGA1366
•CS_FAN: Default case fans
•FA_HDD: None
•FAN: Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA)
•FLASHMEDIA: INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer [+10] (BLACK COLOR)
•FLOPPY: None
•FREEBIE_CU: None
•FREEBIE_VC: None
•GLASSES: 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
•MB_ADDON: None
•MEMORY: 6GB (2GBx3) DDR3/1600MHz Triple Channel Memory Module (Corsair or Major Brand)
•MONITOR: None
•MONITOR2: None
•MONITOR3: None
•MOTHERBOARD: (3-Way SLI Support) Asus P6X58D-E Intel X58 Chipset SLI/CrossFireX Mainboard Triple-Channel DDR3/1600 SATA-III RAID w/ 7.1Audio,GbLAN,IEEE1394a,USB3.0,SATA-III RAID,3 Gen2 PCIe, 1 PCIe X1 & 2 PCI [+48]
•MOUSE: XtremeGear Optical USB 3 Buttons Gaming Mouse
•MULTIVIEW: Non-SLI/Non-CrossFireX Mode Supports Multiple Monitors
•NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
•OS: Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium (64-bit Edition)
•OVERCLOCK: No Overclocking
•POWERSUPPLY: * 750 Watts - Corsair CMPSU-750TX 80 Plus - Quad SLI Ready [+73]
•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
•SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
•SPEAKERS: Logitech S120 2.0 Stereo Speaker Set [+19] (Black Color)
•TEMP: None
•TVRC: None
•USB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
•USBFLASH: None
•USBHD: None
•USBX: None
•VC_PHYSX: None
•VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 1GB 16X PCIe Video Card [+31] (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)
•VIDEO2: None
•VIDEO3: None
•WNC: None
•_PRICE: (+1309)
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also do I need a SATA lll or will a ll be just fine? i dont knwo the difference.

if not cyberpowerpc.com then what is my next best bet????

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September 1, 2010 5:17:42 PM

From what I have read, that is not a good liquid cooling system.

Its probably an older, slower 1TB HDD but without knowing the brand/model we will never know.

For that much money I would like to see a stronger graphics card than a single 460. I think you have too much CPU and not enough GPU for a balanced gaming machine - unless your plan is to buy and install a second 460 fairly soon.

I wouldnt upgrade the speakers. You can probably buy those same speakers yourself for the upgrade charge or less. Yep, I'm right:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Sata III is only useful for the fastest, newest SSDs. USB3 on the other hand is likely to be very useful. Halves the time it takes to upload/download music to an mp3 player, halves the time it takes to backup to an external backup. Its worth getting USB3 because there is usually only a $5 price difference in the motherboard.
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September 1, 2010 7:07:38 PM

I am suprised you say gtx460 1gb is not what you would exspect, i have heard people runing max settigns on a single 5770 card, and i am pretty sure this is a huge upgrade from that.

what does the cpu cooler do as far as performance?

is the sata lll useful for soemone that does not transfer data that often?

also how does the hard drive effect gaming?
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September 1, 2010 7:56:10 PM

I would bet you can play WoW at pretty close to max settings at 1920x1080 on a GTX460 1GB. That doesnt mean your system is in balance. An i7 950 will barely notice you are doing anything playing WoW. You could get a slower, cheaper CPU and a faster GPU and get better gaming performance for the same money.
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September 2, 2010 11:59:05 AM

yeah i am starting to realize this now, if i didnt buy a SATA lll Mobo does, should i get a SATA lll hard drive as well? there are non ssd that are SATA lll. correct me if i ma wrong but i dont need a SSD hard drive do I? what would be the use of that, just more reliable?
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September 2, 2010 2:35:20 PM

Really, build it yourself if you can i know ur work, ur work.. but really..
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September 2, 2010 5:37:36 PM

An SSD is like a RAM disk. It is used to make boot up, program loading and window swapping times very fast. It has almost no impact during gameplay.

SATA 3 (6GB) is only useful with the newest/fastest SSDs. No current HDDs come close to filling SATA2 (3GB). There are HDDs that claim they are SATA3, but that is basically a marketing ploy since they perform the same on a SATA2 or SATA3 controller.
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