Looking to buy a Cyberpower machine in the $2000-2100 range. Just don't have the time to build it myself so I'm willing to part with a bit more $. However, been so long since I purchases a machine I'm not current on the tech. Any comments on my initial attempt at a config would be appreciated. Primarily the machine is used for gaming (Dragon Age, Dirt 2, 3, F1 2010, Battlefield 2 and Total War/Shogun 2 type of games). The rest of the time its just used for movies, and low end things like surfing, word processing, etc.
MEMORY:6GB (2GBx3) DDR3/1600MHz Triple Channel Memory Module (Corsair or Major Brand)
VIDEO 1:ATI Radeon HD 5850 1GB GDDR5 16X PCIe Video Card
VIDEO2:ATI Radeon HD 5850 1GB GDDR5 16X PCIe Video Card
CASE: Coolermaster HAF-X Gaming Full Tower Case w/ 1x230mm Red LED Fan, 1x200mm Fans, 2xFront USB 3.0 Port [+131]
I was also lookinig at the Storm Sniper case and that saves about $60 but it seems to be tougher to liquid cool (not sure I even want to go that route vs. air or TEC tho).
CASE FANS: Maximum Enermax 120MM Case Cooling Fans for selected case (Maximum Silent Operation) [+29] (1,000 RPM Black Color with No LED Enlobal Magnetic Barometric Bearing 17 dBA)
COOLING:Asetek 570LX Liquid Cooling system w/ 240MM Radiator and Dual Fans (Extreme Overclocking Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA) [+43]
POWERSUPPLY:* 950 Watts - Corsair CMPSU-950TX 80 Plus Power Supply - Quad SLI Ready [+94]
HDD:1.5TB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Hard Drive)
FLASHMEDIA:Ultra ULT40123 MD3 5.25" USB Multi Function Media Dashboard LCD Fan Controller (Black Color) [+28]
NOISEREDUCE1 ower Supply Gasket [+5] and Anti-Vibration Fan Mounts [+9]
OS:Microsoft® Windows® 7 Professional
SOUND:HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
USBX:NZXT Internal USB 6-PORT Expansion Module + USB Bluetooth 2.X EDR Dongle with Led Light Thumb Size [+29]
CoolerMaster Thermal Fusion 400 Extreme Performance CPU - Thermal Compound Optimized for Thermal Dissipation [+10]
Professional Wiring for All WIRING Inside The System Chassis - Minimize Cable Exposure, Maximize Airflow in Your System [+19]
_PRICE +2117) + Free Ship
Couple disclaimers: I think I've got overkill on the power supply but I like the Corsairs, and the 950W is less than the 850s with the rebates and such. Am I overdoing it?
Is the professional wiring and thermal compound worth it? Particularly in a big case like this? I do like the cleaner look...
I tend to be a stickler for noise and low temps so any comments there would be particularly appreciated. I'd be willing to bump up the cost a bit to get a TEC cooler if someone thinks its worth it but I have no experience with anything but simple air cooling. Otherwise I'm gonna go with the liquid cooling for the first time. The TECs would just be a bit of an interesting science project.