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January 3, 2011 6:23:57 PM

Hello,
Case: CoolerMaster 690 II Advanced Mid-Tower Gaming Case (Black Color)
Internal USB Extension Module: None
Neon Light Upgrade: 12in Liquid Neon Thunder Pattern Light [+15] (Blue Color)
Extra Case Fan Upgrade: Default case fans
Noise Reduction Technology: None
CPU: AMD Phenom™II X6 1100T Six-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology
Freebies: None
Cooling Fan: Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA)
Motherboard: Asus M4A87TD EVO AMD 870 Chipset CrossFireX Support DDR3 Socket AM3 ATX w/ 7.1 Audio, GbLAN, IEEE1394a, USB3.0, SATA-III, RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe, 1 PCIe X1, & 3 PCI
Motherboard Expansion Card: None
Memory: 4GB (2GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory Module (A-Data Gaming Series with Heat Spreader [+28])
Video Card: AMD Radeon HD 6970 2GB GDDR5 16X PCIe Video Card [+88] (Major Brand Powered by AMD)
Freebies: None
Video Card 2: None
Video Card 3: None
Dedicated PHYSX Card: None
Free Game: None
Multiple Video Card Settings: Non-SLI/Non-CrossFireX Mode Supports Multiple Monitors
Power Supply Upgrade: 850 Watts - Thermaltake TR2 RX Modular 80 Plus PSU - PN: W0319RU [+55]
Hard Drive: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Hard Drive)
Data Hard Drive: None
Hard Drive Cooling Fan: None
External Hard Drive (USB3.0/2.0/eSATA): None
USB Flash Drive: None
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-B123L 12X BLU-RAY Player & DVDRW Combo (BLACK COLOR)
Optical Drive 2: Sony 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive [+24] (BLACK COLOR)
Sound: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
3D Vision Glasses: None
LCD Monitor: None
2nd Monitor: None
3rd Monitor: None
Speakers: None
Network: Intel Pro Gigabite 10/100/1000 Network Card [+34]
Network Surge Protector: None
Keyboard: Xtreme Gear (Black Color) Multimedia/Internet USB Keyboard
Mouse: XtremeGear Optical USB 3 Buttons Gaming Mouse
Mouse Pad: None
Gaming Gear: None
Extra Thermal Display: None
Wireless 802.11B/G Network Card: None
External Wireless Network Card: None
Wireless 802.11 B/G/N Access Point: None
Bluetooth: None
Flash Media Reader/Writer: None
Video Camera: None
Headset: None
Printer: None
Cable: None
Power Protection: None
Surge Protector: None
IEEE1394 Card: None
USB Port: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
Floppy: None
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium (64-bit Edition)
Media Center Remote Control & TV Tuner: None
Office Suite: None
Games: None
Ultra Care Option: None
Service: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT
Rush Service: NO; READY TO SHIP IN 10~15 BUSINESS DAYS

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January 3, 2011 7:01:54 PM

You're not gonna get many yes's to that question if you link a boutique build.

Besides that, x6 is not a gaming CPU, so stick with an x4.

Boutique Liquid cooling is a joke, but I guess it's better than getting a DOA system with a damaged mobo due to a good HSF.

TT TR2 is not a very good PSU. Best buy right now would be a XFX 750W $130
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cheaper would be the Corsair 750TX for $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Don't really need 2 optical drives...

Mobo doesn't actually support Xfire if you ever plan on upgrading, second slot is x4.

Assuming that's a WD FAEX 1tb drive. Waste of money in that case. Get either a 7200.12 or Spinpoint F3 for 1tb drives. Much better bang for buck in both cases.
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January 3, 2011 7:18:34 PM

Sorry not too familiar with Building a Computer, i just saw this on the Cyberpowerpc website, Its running at 1400$. So was just looking to see if it was worth it, i just normally play World of Warcraft, i do want to however play Starcraft 2, and Diablo 3 when that comes out as well.
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January 3, 2011 8:11:10 PM

Build it yourself. You can do better with a $1k build.

Optical
Asus $19
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case
CM 690II advanced $80
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HD
Spinpoint F3 1tb $70
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU
Sapphire 6950 $300
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSu
Corsair 750TX $110 w/ $10 MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAm
Ripjaw DDR3 1600 7-8-7-24 $60 after promo code
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HSF
Scythe Mugen$40
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo/CPU
Phenom II x4 955 and GA 880 $235
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Total After Shipping and MIR $1033.56

You can save $35 if you're a student by grabbing Win 7 pro student offer to put build right at $1k.
http://www.microsoft.com/student/en/us/software/windows...

Alternative HSF is a CM Hyper 212 Plus. The mugen does block 1 set of RAM slots if the RAM has head spreaders.

You can also add xfire though it'll end up being $50 more since you lose CPU/mobo combo $20 discount.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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January 4, 2011 2:36:03 AM

If i was Computer savvy i would be able to, sadly i wouldn't know how to put it together, that's why i was looking at either Cyberpowerpc.com or Dells Alienware. Pre build already.
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January 4, 2011 6:20:35 PM

There's a very good guide in the stickies. Is it really worth $400 for someone else to connect a buncha cables for you? A PC can be put together in an hr with at most a screwdriver.

If your reason is support, then don't bother. CyberpowerPC and Dell both have such crappy support that it's faster and cheaper to fix issues yourself.
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January 4, 2011 8:33:33 PM

You know, you're right. It would be cheaper for me to Order all the parts and Find someone locally to put it together for me, I appreciate it so much thank you.
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January 14, 2011 9:11:58 PM

Best answer selected by Subidoo.
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