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June 9, 2011 1:27:19 PM


I'm looking to jump back into the PC gaming world and want to have something built to handle Battlefield 3 (who doesn't right?). I haven't paid much attention to the technology for some time and feel overwhelmed.

I built this rig on cyberpower. The specs say this can run Starcraft 2 on Ultra settings with 95+ fps.

What do you think of the value and stats?

Cost - $1,088

CPU: AMD Phenom™II X6 1100T Six-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology [+20]

Motherboard: GigaByte GA-870A-UD3 AMD 870/SB850 chipset support DDR3 Ultra Durable™3 Socket AM3 ATX Mainboard w/ 7.1 Audio, GBLAN, Support 6-core CPU, CPU Auto Unlocker, USB3.0, SATA-III, ON/OFF Charge for IPod, RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe, 2 PCIe X1, & 3 PCI

Cooling Fan: Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA) (Single Standard 120MM Fan)

Memory: 8GB (2GBx4) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory Module (Corsair or Major Brand)

Video Card: AMD Radeon HD 6950 2GB GDDR5 16X PCIe Video Card [+103] (Major Brand Powered by AMD)

Power Supply Upgrade: * 750 Watts - Thermaltake TR2 RX Modular 80 Plus PSU - PN: TRX-750M [+71]

Hard Drive: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Hard Drive)

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June 9, 2011 2:01:24 PM
June 9, 2011 3:14:59 PM

If you're not comfortable building your own system than I'd say just get the cyberpower, while it may be cheaper to build a system hardware wise Windows is a pretty expensive software so it offsets the cost. Also check your local craigslist and see if you can spot any deals there. I usually just buy used systems at low prices and upgrade as I need to
June 9, 2011 5:24:53 PM

Okay so i don't want to sound like an advertisement, but i bought my last rig prebuilt from here. I must have sent like 45 emails discussing price vs performance and what would be best for me. I guarantee they will be cheaper.

Also imho the quad core will do fine in regards to gaming. Gaming hasnt done much if anything to utilize 6 cores. ++ to sadams04 on the OC idea. a stable OC to 4GHz would help a lot. also if you get a 6950 you could flash the bios to a 6970 if your daring.