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May 14, 2011 2:58:23 AM

Here's my gaming PC I'm thinking about getting. This is the first custom PC I have ordered so I need some help...

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Case: Apevia X-Dreamer 3 Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ Side-Panel Window & Temperature Display [-5] (Black Color with Red Ring & Red LED Fan)
Internal USB Extension Module: None
Neon Light Upgrade: 12in Cold Cathode Neon Light [+10] (Red Color)
Extra Case Fan Upgrade: Maximum 120MM Case Cooling Fans for your selected case [+9]
Noise Reduction Technology: None
CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-2500K 3.30 GHz 6M Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (All Venom OC Certified)
Freebies: FREE! PCI Wireless IEEE 802.11b/g/n 300Mbps PCI Wireless Adapter Network Card
Venom Boost Fast And Efficient Factory Overclocking: No Overclocking
Cooling Fan: Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA) (Single Standard 120MM Fan)
Motherboard: [CrossFireX] GigaByte GA-Z68A-D3-B3 Intel Z68 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ Intel Smart Response Technology & 7.1 Dolby Home Theater Audio, GbLAN, USB3.0, 2x SATA-III RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe, 3 PCIe X1 & 2 PCI (All Venom OC Certified) [+65]
Intel Smart Response Technology for Z68: None
Motherboard Expansion Card: None
Memory: 8GB (2GBx4) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory Module [+54] (Corsair or Major Brand)
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 1.2GB 16X PCIe Video Card [+246] (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)
Video Card 2: None
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: 800 Watts - CoolerMaster Silent Pro Gold 80 Plus Power Supply (80+ Gold) [+126]
Hard Drive: 1TB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Hard Drive)
Data Hard Drive: None
Hard Drive Cooling Fan: Vigor iSURF II Hard Disk Drive Cooling System [+21] (1 x System)
External Hard Drive (USB3.0/2.0/eSATA): None
USB Flash Drive: None
Optical Drive: Sony 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive [+3] (BLACK COLOR)
Optical Drive 2: None
Sound: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
3D Vision Glasses: None
LCD Monitor: None
2nd Monitor: None
3rd Monitor: None
Speakers: None
Network: Killer™ 2100 - Gigabit Maximum Network Performance Online Gaming Network Interface Card [+89]
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: Free Microsoft® Office® 2010 STARTER EDITION (Reduced-Functionality versions of Word and Excel that include advertising)
Games: None
Ultra Care Option: Ultra Enhanced Packaging Solution - Protect Your Dream System During Transit [+19]
Professional Wiring for All WIRING Inside The System Chassis - Minimize Cable Exposure, Maximize Airflow in Your System [+19]
Service: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT
Rush Service: NO; READY TO SHIP IN 5~10 BUSINESS DAYS
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Any help is appreciated. The offer ends very soon so I need quick reviews...

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May 14, 2011 3:26:03 AM

The Apevia X-D3 is a really bad case. I worked with one and the airflow is bad. If you can change it to another case I suggest doing that.
The 2500K is a wonderful processor and it seems like you are getting a liquid cooler with that meaning you can easily overclock it. Never worked with that CPU cooler before so I don't know if it is good or not.

The GTX 570 is a blazing fast card.

Also you are using the new Z68 Mobos which will unlock your processor for even better overclocking.

8GB 1600 DDR3 memory is all you will need for gaming. Don't understand what corsair or major brand means. If they don't send you a corsair I'm guessing they use another type of ram.
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May 14, 2011 3:42:30 AM

What case would you recommend?

Edit: Is the Apevia X - Cruiser 2 any better?
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May 14, 2011 4:09:11 AM

Are you interested at all in building it yourself? Also, what price are you getting this build for?
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May 14, 2011 4:13:50 AM

Getting it for $1322... I know I could build it my self but I think it's worth it for them to do it all.
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a b 4 Gaming
May 14, 2011 4:59:55 AM

^ You sure?

With 1222$ (So not including the OS)
You could get a much better build with SLI 560 Ti or 6950 2GB which would own the 570 by itself. You could get a HAF X or a WAY better full tower, you could get a 120GB SSD, you could get better ram, you could get a non-OEM HDD, you could get a better motherboard Just overall, you're getting ripped off. I've seen some good CyberPower deals and bad ones, this is probably one of the worst I've seen. Check out my 1000$ build, you have 222 left, you can get another 560 Ti and it'll be better than the build that Cyber is giving you, plus you get an SSD.
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