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April 3, 2011 2:34:28 PM

Hello,
This is my first time configuring a cyberPower build? Any advice? Thanks.

Case: * Azza Hurrican 2000 Full Tower Gaming Case with 4 Hot Swappable HDD Cage & (4) 230MM Fans
Internal USB Extension Module: None
Neon Light Upgrade: None
Extra Case Fan Upgrade: Default case fans
Noise Reduction Technology: None
CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-960 3.20 GHz 8M Intel Smart Cache LGA1366
Venom Boost Fast And Efficient Factory Overclocking: No Overclocking
Cooling Fan: Asetek 570LX Liquid Cooling system w/ 240MM Radiator and Dual Fans (Extreme Overclocking Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA) [+43]
Motherboard: (3-Way SLI Support) Asus P6X58D-E Intel X58 Chipset SLI/CrossFireX Mainboard Triple-Channel DDR3/1600 SATA-III RAID w/ 7.1Audio,GbLAN,IEEE1394a,USB3.0,SATA-III,RAID,3 Gen2 PCIe, 1 PCIe X1 & 2 PCI [+35]
Motherboard Expansion Card: None
Memory: 12GB (2GBx6) DDR3/1600MHz Triple Channel Memory Module (Corsair or Major Brand)
Freebies: None
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 1.5GB 16X PCIe Video Card [+359] (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)
Video Card 2: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 1.5GB 16X PCIe Video Card [+561] (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)
Video Card 3: None
Dedicated PHYSX Card: None
Multiple Video Card Settings: Xtreme Performance in SLI/CrossFireX Gaming Mode Supports Single Monitor
Power Supply Upgrade: * 1,000 Watts - Raidmax RX-1000AE 80 Plus Gold Power Supply [+44]
Hard Drive: 2TB (2TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [+34] (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: Asus BC-12B1ST 12X Blu-Ray Combo DVDRW Drive [+47] (BLACK COLOR)
Optical Drive 2: None
Sound: * Asus Xonar DS 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Audio Card [+49]
3D Vision Glasses: None
LCD Monitor: None
2nd Monitor: None
3rd Monitor: None
Speakers: None
Network: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
Network Switch: 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: INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer [+10] (BLACK COLOR)
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
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium (64-bit Edition)
Media Center Remote Control & TV Tuner: None
Office Suite: None
Games: None

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April 3, 2011 2:49:06 PM

My advice, to not use them at all. My personal opinion you should just build it yourself. It takes just about 10 minutes to watch a video and learn to build one and the money saved is worth it.

Just to tell you, that platform is dead. Oh and that water cooling, a quick google and it seems that "water-cooling" is no better than a 30$ Hyper 212+ heatsink.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/262406-29-asetek-radi...

If you don't see, that's with a custom fan mod the rad still can't keep a CPU cool.
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April 3, 2011 4:50:51 PM

I'd stick to a Sandy Bridge CPU. an i5 2500K would be more than sufficient for any build. It uses the LGA 1155 socket.
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April 5, 2011 3:33:15 AM

I would suggets a different power supply like on of the corsairs or cooler master even a thermaltake toughpower series. You really don't want to try to save money on the power supply it will bite you in the butt if you do. It is the heart of your system after all.
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April 14, 2011 12:36:44 AM

i7 960 is a bit much/ outdated. Go sandy bridge. ^^

Also please look at your private messages
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April 15, 2011 3:03:57 AM

Best answer selected by Tmohadeo.
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April 15, 2011 3:05:50 AM

Thank you all for great input. I wish I could have selected more than one best answer. I did go with the 2500k sandy bridge and also opted for a coolermaster power supply
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April 15, 2011 6:23:30 AM

Tmohadeo said:
Thank you all for great input. I wish I could have selected more than one best answer. I did go with the 2500k sandy bridge and also opted for a coolermaster power supply


Should be a good buld then good luck and have fun with it.
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April 15, 2011 6:20:52 PM

I guarantee i can get you a better price if you havent bought it already. Private message me if you are interested.
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