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February 23, 2011 8:23:52 PM

HI Folks,
I am considering having the system below built by cyberpower but have a few questions:
1) Is cyberpower a good company and do they they build reliable PC's?
2) Does the system I configured look like it will be a stable machine?
3) Is there anything I should add or could remove to bring cost down w/o hurting performance?
I am not a extreme gamer and only play tiger woods golf,IL-2 series of flight sims,sim city4, and Civilization 4 right now.
I opted for the gts 450 graphics card because I already have a brand new here and I would like to set up sli.

The system I have configured comes in at $1,140.00 whick is a touch over my budget but doable if I'm nice to the wife...lol.
Thanks for any help in advance. I always find the answers I'm looking for here.

Configuration
•CPU: AMD Phenom™II X4 955 Black Edition Quad-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology [+80]•HDD: 1TB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Hard Drive)•MEMORY: 8GB (2GBx4) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory Module [+94] (Corsair or Major Brand)•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 [+18]•SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO•VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 1GB 16X PCIe Video Card (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)
•CARE1: CoolerMaster Thermal Fusion 400 Extreme Performance CPU - Thermal Compound Optimized for Thermal Dissipation [+10]
•CARE2: Professional Wiring for All WIRING Inside The System Chassis - Minimize Cable Exposure, Maximize Airflow in Your System [+19]
•CAS: Thermaltake Armor A60 Gaming Mid-Tower Case with SideClick EasySwap and SSD Support [+30]
•CD: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)
•CPU: AMD Phenom™II X4 955 Black Edition Quad-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology [+80]
•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: Thermaltake SpinQ Gaming CPU Cooling Fan (CLP0466) [+19]
•FLASHMEDIA: INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer (BLACK COLOR)
•HDD: 1TB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Hard Drive)
•IEEE_CARD: None
•MB_ADDON: None
•MEMORY: 8GB (2GBx4) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory Module [+94] (Corsair or Major Brand)
•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 [+18]
•MULTIVIEW: Xtreme Performance in SLI/CrossFireX Gaming Mode Supports Single Monitor
•NCSW: None
•NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
•OS: Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium (64-bit Edition)
•POWERSUPPLY: * 750 Watts - Corsair CMPSU-750TX 80 Plus Power Supply - Quad SLI Ready [+109]
•SERVICE: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT
•SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
•VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 1GB 16X PCIe Video Card (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)

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February 23, 2011 11:29:29 PM

Also I decided to stay away from liquid cooling after a coupls friends had some nasty problems with it. I'm looking at the Thermaltake SpinQ Gaming CPU Cooling Fan instead.
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February 27, 2011 8:07:20 PM

Cyberpower is a Tom's Hardware advertiser. This speaks well of them.

The components that you have selected are high quality. Run it by Cyberpower and request their endorsement to your selection.
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March 2, 2011 12:48:40 AM

Best answer selected by gatonius.
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March 2, 2011 9:11:24 AM

Thank you and good luck with your new computer! After you receive it, do all the prudent maintenance and backups on a regular basis.
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March 4, 2011 11:33:48 PM

Im not sure you really need the hdd cooler either as you dont have several stacked together. That would save you a bit If your really into gaming you may want to go GTX460 as the 450 is not really a gaming card.
When you first receive it make sure
1. its the system you ordered.
2. its all there.
3. Make sure the fans spin free before you power it up.
4.Make sure you seat all the connectors and cards before you power it up.
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