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Is this a Good Gaming Build?

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September 1, 2010 4:33:03 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)
•_view_: d





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 5:06:15 PM

Nobody trusts CyberPower. If you really want something good, build it yourself. It's easy and it'll save you a lot of money.

For example, for $1,300, you could get this:

CPU: X4 955 $150
Mobo: ASRock 870 Extreme3 $90
RAM/PSU: G.Skill Ripjaws 2x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 and Corsair 850W $178 after rebate
GPU: HD 5970 $650
HDD: Samung Spinpoint F3 1 TB $60 after promo code
Case/OS: HAF 922 and Windows 7 $180
Optical: Cheap SATA DVD burner $18

Total: $1,326. Went a bit over with the OS (I assumed you needed one), but that can ofter be had for less.

You'd get double the gaming performance. Of course, you don't need that big of a GPU, so you could easily drop that down a few notches and save anywhere from $180-400, and still have a better gaming build.

The build above is really just a generic $1,300 gaming build (with no OS usually). I'd recommend following the guidelines in the link from my signature. With more information, we can give you a lot of very specific advice.
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