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Placed my order. How does it look?

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November 5, 2010 8:28:31 PM

I just placed my order last night from Cyberpower. I should have asked what you experts thought before I did it but hindsight won't get me anywhere now. What do you guys/girls think? I am still skeptical on how fast my HDD will load my games.

CARE1: Ultra Enhanced Packaging Solution - Protect Your Dream System During Transit [+19]
CARE2: CoolerMaster Thermal Fusion 400 Extreme Performance CPU - Thermal Compound Optimized for Thermal Dissipation [+10]
CAS: * Azza Solano 1000 Full-Tower Advance Cooling Case w/ Dual 230mm Fan + Extra 3 Fans [+53]
CASUPGRADE: 12in Cold Cathode Neon Light [+10] (Blue Color)
CD: Sony 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive [+3] (BLACK COLOR)
CPU: [Special] Intel® Core™ i7-950 3.06 GHz 8M Intel Smart Cache LGA1366
CS_FAN: Maximum 120MM Color Case Cooling Fans for your selected case [+15] (Blue Color)
FA_HDD: Vigor iSURF II Hard Disk Drive Cooling System [+21] (1 x System)
FAN: CyberPower Xtreme Hydro Liquid Cooling Kit 240MM w/ Dual Fan(CPU & GPU Liquid Cool Capable, Extreme Overclcking Performance + Extreme Slient at 18dBA) [+63]
FREEBIE_CU1: Star Trek Online Digital Deluxe Game
FREEBIE_VC1: FREE Blacklight: Tango Down Game
GEAR1: Razer Goliathus Fragged Alpha Mouse Pad - Speed [+19]
HDD: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [+28] (Single Hard Drive)
KEYBOARD: Razer Lycosa Black USB Gaming Keyboard [+63]
LANSURGE: GigaByte Lightning Guardian Angel LAN Surge Protector [+18]
MEMORY: 12GB (2GBx6) DDR3/1600MHz Triple Channel Memory Module [+144] (Corsair Dominator [+108])
MONITOR: * 24" Widescreen 1920x1080 Sceptre E246W-1080P (23.6" Viewable)(Black Color) LED Backlight, Built-in Speaker, DVI, HDMI Input [+248]
MOTHERBOARD: * (3-Way SLI Support) GigaByte GA-X58A-UD3R Intel X58 Chipset SLI/CrossFireX Ultra Durable™3 Triple-Channel DDR3/1600 ATX Mainboard w/ 7.1 Dolby Audio, eSATA, GbLAN, USB3.0, 2 x SATA-III RAID, IEEE1394a, 4 Gen2 PCIe, 2 PCIe X1 & 1 PCI [+42]
MOUSE: Razer Deathadder 3500 DPI High Precision 3.5G Infrared Gaming Mouse [+47]
MULTIVIEW: Xtreme Performance in SLI/CrossFireX Gaming Mode Supports Single Monitor
NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
OS: Microsoft® Windows® 7 Professional [+135] (64-bit Edition)
OVERCLOCK: Extreme OC (Extreme Overclock 20% or more) [+49]
POWERSUPPLY: * 950 Watts - Corsair CMPSU-950TX 80 Plus Power Supply - Quad SLI Ready [+157]
SOFT1: Free Microsoft® Office® 2010 STARTER EDITION (Reduced-Functionality versions of Word and Excel that include advertising)
SOFT2: McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2011 [+15]
SURGE1: Ultra U12-40629 7 Outlet Surge Protector Black 6 Individual On/Off Switch [+20]
TEMP: NZXT Sentry-2 Fan Touch Screen Fan Control & Temperature Display [+29]
USB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
VIDEO: AMD Radeon HD 6870 1GB GDDR5 16X PCIe Video Card [+185] (Major Brand Powered by AMD)
VIDEO2: AMD Radeon HD 6870 1GB GDDR5 16X PCIe Video Card [+270] (Major Brand Powered by AMD)
PRICE: (+2606)

One other thing: The motherboard supports 7.1 surround sound and I am looking to buy the Logitech Z-5500. Would this work with the cables that come in the package?

Tell me what you think of my setup!!!

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November 5, 2010 9:08:50 PM

Firstly, Information Overload! :ouch: 

I'm guessing this system's gonna be for gaming :na: 

Just a few comments on hardware without nitpicking -

For a gaming system, what are you doing with 12GB of RAM? You should have stuck with 6. Would've been more than enough.

Rather than a 6870 Xfire set-up, I'd have gone with the 460 maybe. Much better price/performance ratio -$270??

You'll never need a 950 Watt PSU. That's total overkill for a 6870 xfire system with single everything else. A 750 would have sufficed.

And you didn't just pay them 50 bucks to OC, did you? It's the easiest job in the world! You'd have gotten the FSB/VCore/DRAM combos for your set up on any self-respecting forum on the net. Just copy it, replicate it & you're ready to go.

Also, once you get the basic system from Cyberpower, you could've added a few extras from Newegg/Tigerdirect or something. Would've been a lot cheaper that way. A Corsair 950TX costs only $130 on Newegg.

Now, 'bout the software - why would you pay for McAfee when there are better & faster free AV software on the market?

Windows & Office can be had for free as well & that's a major reason as to why you'd wanna build your own to save money on both hardware & software
November 5, 2010 9:19:00 PM

Damn... I was thinking 12gb of ram was overkill and 950W PSU was a bit much. I kind of had to rely on Cyberpower to build it for me. I have health problems and I have very bad tremors. I tried installing some ram into my parents Dell about five years ago and I couldn't get it into the socket.

I didn't know about the overclocking thing though. I googled "how to's" on the web and couldn't find much that explained it for a beginner
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November 15, 2010 6:52:49 AM

Best answer selected by jakebaker13.
November 15, 2010 2:27:18 PM

Hi Jake, Thanks, man. I appreciate that :) 

Be rest assured, that you won't be needing to upgrade that beast in a very long time to come.