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Advice for my newbie build

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May 22, 2011 2:09:41 AM

First time buying a new computer in awhile and I want this one to last me a few years. Cyberpower PC has given me the most bang for my buck and I was hoping to get some advice to make sure I'm not messing up :D . This is right about my price limit that I want to pay. I'm thinking I'll want to SLI in the future but I only need 1 video card for now but I'm hoping this is the right MOBO for it. Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.



Configuration
*BASE_PRICE: [+709]

CASE: Xion Predator 970 Gaming Series Mid Tower Case w/ 2 External Removable HDD Bays [+0]

CD: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)

CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-2500K 3.30 GHz 6M Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (All Venom OC Certified)
CS_FAN: Maximum 120MM Case Cooling Fans for your selected case [+9]

FAN: * Thermaltake FRIO Overclocking Cooler Fan (CLP0564) [+20]
FLASHMEDIA: INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer [+10] (BLACK COLOR)

HDD: 120 GB Intel 320 2.5 inch SATA Gaming MLC Solid State Disk [+190] (Single Hard Drive)
HDD2: 1TB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [+59] (Single Hard Drive)

MEMORY: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory Module [+20] (Corsair Vengeance [+19])

MOTHERBOARD: [CrossFireX/SLI] Asus P8Z68-V Intel Z68 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ BT GO! LucidLogix Virtu and Intel Smart Response Technology & 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, USB3.0, 2x SATA-III RAID, 3 PCIe Gen2, 2 PCIe X1 & 2 PCI (All Venom OC Certified) [+76]

MULTIVIEW: Non-SLI/Non-CrossFireX Mode Supports Multiple Monitors
NCSW: None
NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
OS: Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium [+104] (64-bit Edition)

POWERSUPPLY: * 950 Watts - Corsair CMPSU-950TX 80 Plus Power Supply - Quad SLI Ready [+135]

VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 1.2GB 16X PCIe Video Card [+246] (EVGA Superclocked [+42])

_PRICE: (+1639)

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May 22, 2011 2:47:41 AM

Looks good for a prebuilt. I assume its a gaming build @ 1080p, and if this is the case it should work well. Yes, that PSU and mobo would support another GTX 570.
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June 9, 2011 6:36:20 PM

shop around for a better price. try emailing the support staff for different companies to see if you can get a special "deal" right then and there. try ibuypower, avadirect, and custompcandrepairs.com
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