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My first gaming pc attempt

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July 20, 2011 7:53:11 AM

Intel Z68 Core i5/i7 Configurator
1 x Case ( Thermaltake Element G 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 ( Intel® Core™ i5-2500K Processor (4x 3.30GHz/6MB L3 Cache) )
0 x iBUYPOWER PowerDrive ( None )
1 x Processor Cooling ( Asetek 550LC Liquid CPU Cooling System (Intel) - ARC Dual Silent High Perfornamce Fan Upgrade (Push-Pull Airflow) )
1 x Memory ( 8 GB [2 GB X4] DDR3-1866 Memory Module - Corsair or Major Brand )
1 x Video Card ( AMD Radeon HD 6950 - 2GB - CrossFire Mode (Dual Cards) )
1 x Video Card Brand ( Major Brand Powered by AMD or NVIDIA )
1 x Motherboard ( MSI Z68A-G43 -- Lucid Virtu Technology )
0 x Intel Smart Response Technology ( None )
1 x Power Supply ( 1200 Watt -- CoolerMaster RSC00-80GAD3-US )
1 x Primary Hard Drive ( 1 TB HARD DRIVE -- 64M Cache, 7200 RPM, 6.0Gb/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 )
1 x Meter Display ( NZXT Sentry LX Aluminum Fan Control, Clock, and Temperature Display )
0 x USB Expansion ( None )
1 x Sound Card ( 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard )
1 x Network Card ( 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 ( Logitech G110 Gaming Keyboard - Black )
1 x Mouse ( Logitech G9X Customizable Laser Gaming Mouse )
1 x Monitor ( 27" LCD 1920x1080 -- Sceptre X270W-1080P )
1 x 2nd Monitor ( 27" LCD 1920x1080 -- Sceptre X270W-1080P )
0 x Speaker System ( None )
0 x Headset ( None )
0 x Video Camera ( None )
1 x Advanced Build Options ( Professional wiring for all cables inside the system tower - Achieve exceptional airflow in your chassis )
1 x Advanced Build Options ( Professional wiring for all cables inside the system tower - Advanced - Power Package (Individually Sleeved 24-pin ATX, 8-pin CPU, and SATA Drive Power Cabling) )
1 x Advanced Build Options ( Professional wiring for all cables inside the system tower - Advanced - Video Package (Individually Sleeved 8-pin and 6-pin PCI-E VGA Power Cabling) )
1 x Advanced Build Options ( Professional wiring for all cables inside the system tower - Basic Pro Wiring )
0 x Case Engraving Service ( None )
1 x Warranty ( Standard Warranty Service - Standard 3-Year Limited Warranty + Lifetime Technical Support )

$2,493.00

Any tips/advice would be amazing. Not really looking to pay 2k for a gaming rig. This was my first attempt at making a pc, just looking for one to run SC2 on max and play SWTOR and D3 when they come out.

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July 20, 2011 5:32:53 PM

you going to build it urself or order from them?

*First thing would be dont get any monitors or mice through them... you can buy all that stuff much cheaper urself on logicbuy.com or newegg.com

Second, you dont need a gaming network card. Theres a million studies out there that they dont make a difference at all.

Third- that power supply is WAYYYY overkill. You dont need 1200watts unless you're running 3 GTX580s.. to run a 6950 (or even two 6950's, you'd be fine at 7 or 800)
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July 20, 2011 7:55:52 PM

1 x Case ( Thermaltake Element G 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 ( Intel® Core™ i5-2500K Processor (4x 3.30GHz/6MB L3 Cache) )
0 x iBUYPOWER PowerDrive ( None )
1 x Processor Cooling ( Liquid CPU Cooling System [SOCKET-1155 & 1156] - ARC Dual Silent High Performance Fan Upgrade (Push-Pull Airflow) )
1 x Memory ( 8 GB [2 GB X4] DDR3-1866 Memory Module - Corsair or Major Brand )
1 x Video Card ( AMD Radeon HD 6950 - 2GB - Single Card )
1 x Video Card Brand ( Major Brand Powered by AMD or NVIDIA )
1 x Motherboard ( MSI Z68A-G43 -- Lucid Virtu Technology )
0 x Intel Smart Response Technology ( None )
1 x Power Supply ( 850 Watt -- CoolerMaster RS850-AMBAJ3-US - ** Back2School Sale! ** FREE Upgrade to CoolerMaster 1000W )
1 x Primary Hard Drive ( 500 GB HARD DRIVE -- 16M Cache, 7200 RPM, 6.0Gb/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 ( Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100) )
1 x Operating System ( Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium + Office Starter 2010 (Includes basic versions of Word and Excel) - 64-Bit )
0 x Monitor ( None )
0 x 2nd Monitor ( None )
0 x Speaker System ( None )
0 x Headset ( None )
0 x Video Camera ( None )
0 x Case Engraving Service ( None )
1 x Warranty ( Standard Warranty Service - Standard 3-Year Limited Warranty + Lifetime Technical Support )
1 x Rush Service ( Rush Service Fee (not shipping fee) - No Rush Service, Estimate Ship Out in 5~10 Business Days )

I updated it after reading your post and this is what I came up with. Is this a pretty solid comp? What can I add/Change?

$1,279.00
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July 20, 2011 8:14:37 PM

Wow they are selling decently affordable computers now. That's a suprice. You should probably change the LC cooling to an air-cooler. LC that iBuyPower and CyberPower give you are pretty bad. They perform to the level of a Hyper 212+ which is only a $30 air cooler.
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