System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming > surfing the net > school
Parts Not Required: In need of all parts.....
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com (is the only place I've purchased, I'm open to reccomendations...I was thinking about a pre-built as well)
Country of Origin: United States?
Parts Preferences: unkown (open to suggestions)
Overclocking: Maybe (i've never messed around with overclocking before but am up to looking into it)
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe (depends a bit on feedback I'm still unsure)
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 the best i can get with 3d at this point, right?
Additional Comments: This is my first time purchasing a tower...needless to say I was considering purchasing a pre-made from ibuypower or cyberpower....I've currently been gaming on a 3 year old laptop 9800 gts 2 core duo and I'm way behind the curve trying to play metro 2033 or dragon age on it. So i was looking for some feed back on my build at what would be completely wrong with it and where i can make improvements to get more bang for my buck...I'm not very good with fixing/tinkering with computers myself and was looking at the best possible "now" 3d pc i could find for 3kish bucks. Please don't be to harsh on me . Here was the system build i was looking at going with
Case CoolerMaster HAF 922 Gaming Case - Black Processor Intel® Core™ i7 950 Processor (4x 3.06GHz/8MB L3 Cache) Processor Cooling Asetek 550LC Liquid CPU Cooling System Memory 6 GB [2 GB X3] DDR3-1600 - Corsair XMS3 Dominator w/DHX technology Video Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti - 2GB - SLI Mode (Dual Cards) Motherboard ASUS Sabertooth X58 (SLI compatible) Power Supply 850 Watt -- CoolerMaster RS850 Primary Hard Drive 1 TB HARD DRIVE -- 64M Cache, 7200 RPM, 6.0Gb/s - Dual 1TB Drives (2TB Capacity) - RAID 0 High Performance Optical Drive 24X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive Sound Card Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio Network Card Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100) Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Keyboard Razer Lycosa Gaming Keyboard Mouse MadCatz Cyborg R.A.T.7 5600dpi Gaming Mouse Monitor 23" LCD 1920x1080 -- ASUS VG236H 3D-Ready 120Hz Speaker System Logitech Z506 5.1 Surround 3D Sound Speakers + Subwoofer Power Protection Surge Buster - Opti-UPS SBAM1060X
P.S. SATA drives really that good? Are the blu ray playrs worth the extra hundred bucks? And just once agian I'm not really looking for something i can upgrade I just something that will last me the next 2-3 years in 3d gaming (if possible)
No one sells IDE drives anymore, and since they perform so crappily, there's no reason not to use SATA drives. It's kinda like asking are PC's really better than typewriters.
Blue ray isn't worth extra money if you don't plan on actively using it.
Why are you buying from cyberpowerpc or ibuypower? Both companies suck. Their support is crap, they send nonfunctional system a significant % of the time, and they make you pay a fee + shipping to fix issues.