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July 1, 2011 7:32:30 PM

Hello, I am buying a pc from ibuypower and here are the specs. I just wanted final opinion's from people, but please do not tell me not to build one of my own because I do know how. But it's so long and boring blah.
1 x Case ( Xion Echo Gaming Case - Black )
0 x Case Lighting ( None )
0 x iBUYPOWER Labs - Noise Reduction ( None )
0 x iBUYPOWER Labs - Internal Expansion ( None )
1 x Processor ( [= Quad Core =] AMD Phenom™ II X4 955 Black Edition Quad-Core CPU )
1 x Processor Cooling ( Certified CPU Fan and Heatsink )
1 x Memory ( 4 GB [2 GB X2] DDR3-1600 Memory Module - Corsair or Major Brand )
1 x Video Card ( AMD Radeon HD 6770 - 1GB - Single Card )
1 x Video Card Brand ( Major Brand Powered by AMD or NVIDIA )
1 x Motherboard ( Gigabyte GA-870A-USB3 -- AMD 870 w/ 2x PCI-E 2.0 x16 )
1 x Motherboard USB / SATA Interface ( Motherboard default USB / SATA Interface )
1 x Power Supply ( 650 Watt -- Corsair CMPSU-650TXV2 )
1 x Primary Hard Drive ( 500 GB HARD DRIVE -- 16M Cache, 7200 RPM, 3.0Gb/s - Single Drive )
0 x Data Hard Drive ( None )
1 x Optical Drive ( 24X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive - Black )
0 x 2nd Optical Drive ( None )
0 x Flash Media Reader / Writer ( None )
0 x Meter Display ( None )
0 x USB Expansion ( None )
1 x Sound Card ( 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard )
1 x Network Card ( [FREE] Killer Xeno Pro Gaming Network Card )
1 x Operating System ( Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium + Office Starter 2010 (Includes basic versions of Word and Excel) - 64-Bit )
1 x Keyboard ( iBUYPOWER USB Keyboard - Black )
I was thinking about just getting a standerd 700 watt psu but people kept telling me go with the txv2..it's expensive . Oh and is the 6770 capable of handling crysis 2 or one at full settings, but at like 1280X400 or w/e or 1440X900 ? no AA or AF and is the 955 very close to the 925 or is the 925 crap when it comes to gaming....

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July 1, 2011 7:35:23 PM

1) the Video card isn't the best for gaming (It'll last for a year or maybe a tad bit more)
2) Building your own system will be cheaper
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July 1, 2011 8:21:26 PM

That build is a complete rip-off. I suggest you build your own PC. If you need help feel free to ask.
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July 1, 2011 8:28:15 PM

how much will this cost you? If it is $650 or over, Astro and I could help you build an Intel system that will be twice as good for same or less price
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July 1, 2011 11:06:32 PM

lol, I dont know all the nessicary parts for an whole system I lnow i have to have a mobo gpu, I have a good flat screen moniter mouse and keyboard, but nothing else. So I want a QC cpu that can run all the latest RTS games with atleast 34-40 fps with 1290X500 res and medium/high settings :D . but I also want a cool looking case such as the Xion Echo Gaming Case - Black. Ill get a 6970 (1gig) but I need your help on finding a psu that fits into it, id say 650 watts for custom upgrades. But on the life of the gpu, lol my gt 220 1 gig lasted 3 years with a 250 standerd watt psu with a amd athlon 4800 + cpu :kaola: . But you're the expert's. (I hope) :lol: 
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July 1, 2011 11:13:56 PM

So how much did this cost you? By this i mean the IBuyPower order
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July 2, 2011 2:00:06 AM

720 or around there, with the mail in rebates :bounce: . And i couldve went down to 680 if it werent for the txv2 650 80 + psu.....DAMN YOU CORSAIR ! I was told to go with it so I did lol :whistle: 
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July 2, 2011 2:20:50 AM

I hope you didn't purchase it...cause I made you a i5 2500k rig for $727

CPU: Intel Core i5 2500k $220
MoBo: MSI P67A-G43 (B3) $115
PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX $95
CASE: NZXT Gamma GAMA-001BK $37
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS $44
RAM: Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBRL 4gb $39
Graphics: Radeon HD 6850 $160
DVD-ROM: SONY Black 18X DDU1681S-0B $17
Total: $727
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July 2, 2011 2:31:13 AM

MY budget is around 800 $ but NOT 0ver 860 please, I would like to find a good motherboard aroun d 100-110, and make sure it will support a I-5 2400. Im not going to overclock I dont think atleast. Oh and is there a big differance between 8 gigs of ram and 4 or is it just for show. Also 6770 or 6970 but im thinking about nvidia but there more expensive. My goal is too run elder scrolls skyrim with high/medium details low rez, crysis trwo same details, empire total war and shogun two with about max but low rez, and the other games i have in mind are good to go. Lol I think it's ironic how your pic is of an amd background but you recomend intel on every thread :non: . Im a straight amd dude never have gone intel. Man good intel mobo's are bleeding me dry rofl
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July 2, 2011 2:44:08 AM

-The rig I made for you is under 860...unless 727 is over 860 now...
-You should go with the 6970 Video card
-Programs rarely use more than 4GB of RAM, but if you want 8GB then use this: G.Skill Ripjaws Series Model F3-8500CL7D-8GBRL
-I liked AMD until striker convinced me Intel was the way to go...gonna change the pic sometime
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July 2, 2011 4:34:56 AM

:ouch:  the 6970 is 300 $. Lol ill go with the 6850, and ill stay with 4 gigs. Thanks for your help. Please stay active on this page, I am going to see if i can find a new case.
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July 2, 2011 5:01:09 AM

:bounce:  that 8 gig ram set you told me to use is NICE ! thank you man. :D 
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July 2, 2011 5:26:46 AM

:heink:  Ok, I found this Xion ATX Classic Series Mid Tower Case
the description here on amazon reads

The high-quality and sleek-looking Xion AXP-ECHO02-RD ATX Classic Series Mid Tower Case is fully capable to handle all your computing needs. This case fits ATX standard motherboards and power supplies. This case features screwless installation for hard drives and external 5.25" drives and fits large 10.5" performance graphic cards.


Lol idk if that means it will hold my psu and mobo, but im pretty sure the 6850 isnt 10.5 inches lol, i hope :heink: 
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July 2, 2011 5:41:31 AM

K, this be my build:
Enthusiast Series™ TX650 V2 — 80 PLUS
Xion AXP-ECHO02-RD ATX Classic Series Mid Tower Case (if it's compatible) :sweat: 
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0047ZH7FU/ref=pd_lpo_....
GPU ^
Intel Core i5 2500k
MSI P67A-G43 (B3)
DVD-ROM: SONY Black 18X DDU1681S-0B
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS
RAM: Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBRL 4gb

comes out to be 755, or around there :D 

So in you're opinion dragon, how does that compare to the 775 $ pc that I was going to buy ?
And please check if those parts can all fit together snugly with eachother. And if they do, ill never forget this :D 
great service tomshardware has, glad that you're apart of it.
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July 2, 2011 2:05:14 PM

:heink:  lol what do you mean. I guess im going to build my own system cause it's cheaper :wahoo: 
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July 7, 2011 3:56:02 AM

Best answer selected by trolling troll.
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