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My CyberPower Build.

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June 30, 2011 3:56:06 PM

Hey guys. I was just on CyberPower trying to get a well built gaming rig.
I made this system, but I just need to know if it is good for the price.

Here are all of the parts:

CAS:CoolerMaster Elite 430 Mid-Tower Gaming Case with Side Panel Window

CASUPGRADE:None

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

CD2:None

CPU:Intel® Core™ i5-2500K 3.30 GHz 6M Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (All Venom OC
Certified)

CS_FAN:D efault case fans

FA_HDD:None

FAN:Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling
Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA) (Single Enermax Enlobal Silent High
Performance 120MM Fan [+15])

FLASHMEDIA:INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer (BLACK COLOR)

FREEBIE_HD:None

FREEBIE_VC:None

GLASSES:None

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

HDD2:None

IEEE_CARD:None

KEYBOARD:Xtreme Gear (Black Color) Multimedia/Internet USB Keyboard

MB_SRT:None

MEMORY:8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory Module [+64] (Kingston
HyperX)

MONITOR:None

MONITOR2:None

MONITOR3:None

MOTHERBOARD:[CrossFireX/SLI] GigaByte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 Intel Z68 Chipset DDR3 ATX
MB w/ Lucid Virtu + 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)

MOUSE:XtremeGear Optical USB 3 Buttons Gaming Mouse

MULTIVIEW:Non-SLI/Non-CrossFireX Mode Supports Multiple Monitors

NCSW:None

NETWORK:o nboard Gigabit LAN Network

OS:None - FORMAT HARD DRIVE ONLY

OVERCLOCK:p ro OC (Performance Overclock 10% or more) [+19]

POWERSUPPLY:700 Watts - CoolerMaster Silent Pro Gaming 80 Plus Power Supply
[+88]

RUSH:RUSH!!! READY TO SHIP IN 5 BUSINESS DAYS [+49]

SERVICE:STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL
SUPPORT

SOUND:HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO

SPEAKERS:600Watts PMPO Subwoofer Stereo Speakers [+15]

TEMP:None

TVRC:None

UPS1:o PTI-UPS VS575B 575VA/345W Uninterruptible Power Supply [+46]

USB:Built-in USB 2.0 Ports

USBFLASH:None

USBHD:None

USBX:None

VC_PHYSX:None

VIDEO:AMD Radeon HD 6950 2GB GDDR5 16X PCIe Video Card [+152] (Major Brand
Powered by AMD)

VIDEO2:None

VIDEO3:None

WNC:None

_PRICE:( +1285)


The price is $1285. Included in the price is the safe shipping and professional wiring.
My budget at most is $1150, not including a good monitor.

If this system is good, should I just leave it like this and gather up some more money, or should I change some parts and decrease the price?
If you think the system needs changes, please tell me what you think.
One more thing, I do not know how to build my own gaming rig, and that is why I will probably buy from CyberPower.

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June 30, 2011 5:11:58 PM

Not bad.

CPU Cooler - Water cooling adds to the cool factor, but doesn't provide an advantage over a good air cooler. Might want to swap that out unless you really want it...

HD - Who is the manufacturer / model of that 1TB drive?

OVERCLOCK - I wouldn't pay to have someone else overclock the i5-2500k. It is very easy to do and you can do it yourself. 10% is pretty conservative if you have an aftermarket CPU cooler.

PSU - You can do better than that Cooler Master power supply. Antec, Corsair, XFX or Seasonic... 650w for a single GPU, or 850 if planning on dual GPUS down the road.

If you know someone that can help you build a PC, one can be built with these specs for under $1000.
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June 30, 2011 5:21:24 PM

I do not really know anyone who could help build a gaming rig for me. Is there maybe some company that you can bring your parts to and they build it for you?
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July 19, 2011 7:11:41 PM

i know this is old, but i saw a tweet this morning where custompcandrepairs has a special today. If you email them and mention twitter they do the build at cost.
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July 23, 2011 4:14:04 AM

A few things about the build that could save you some $$$:

1) Get rid of the RUSH shipping. Do you really want them to rush building your rig? Cyberpower can take their time with builds (I've heard up to a month turnaround), but ultimately it comes down to a matter of patience, and gives them time to get in touch with you if there are issues with the build.

2) Get rid of the overclock. This isn't hard to do (especially with the 2500k) and you're not going to notice a 10% bump much anyways. You can easily do better on your own.

3) Cut your memory in half. 4 GB is plenty nowadays, and its fairly easy to add more memory later on, if necessary.

This should save you close to $100. You could also get rid of the UPS, and shop locally for that, though I recommend some sort of surge protection for your system.

The only other thing I'd advise, is if you do change out the power supply, don't go with Xtremegear (usually the cheaper option, so its tempting) or Raidmax. Everything I've heard is both these brands are pretty cheap, and will probably damage your system.

Hope this helps.
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