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July 23, 2011 2:20:02 AM

Hi, I'm fairly uneducated when it comes to computer specs. I have the money and now want to buy a good gaming rig. I'll mostly be wanting to play MMO's (specifically SW: TOR) but I'll also want to play games like SC2 and Diablo 3 etc.

This is the computer build i customized from ibuypower.com, and I was wondering if this is worth the money! Thanks.

Gamer Paladin F750
1 x Case ( NZXT Source 210 Gaming Case - Black )
1 x Processor ( Intel® Core™ i7 960 Processor (4x 3.20GHz/8MB L3 Cache) )
1 x iBUYPOWER PowerDrive ( PowerDrive Level 2 - Up to 20% Overclocking )
1 x Processor Cooling ( Liquid CPU Cooling System [SOCKET-1366] - [Free Upgrade] Standard 120mm Fan )
1 x Memory ( 12 GB [4 GB X3] DDR3-1333 - Corsair or Major Brand )
1 x Video Card ( NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 - 2GB - Single Card )
1 x Video Card Brand ( Major Brand Powered by AMD or NVIDIA )
1 x Free Stuff ( [Free] - 16GB Corsair USB 3.0 Flash Drive - Free with Any System Purchase over $999 )
1 x Free Stuff ( [Free Game Voucher] - Dungeon Siege 3 - Free with Purchase of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 or above )
1 x Motherboard ( [3-Way SLI] Gigabyte G1.Guerrilla w/ Killer Network Technology )
1 x Motherboard USB / SATA Interface ( Motherboard default USB / SATA Interface )
1 x Power Supply ( 850 Watt -- CoolerMaster RS850-AMBAJ3-US - ** Back2School Sale! ** FREE Upgrade to CoolerMaster 1000W )
1 x Primary Hard Drive ( 2 TB HARD DRIVE -- 64M Cache, 7200 RPM, 6.0Gb/s - Single Drive )
1 x Optical Drive ( [10X Blu-Ray] LG BLU-RAY Re-Writer, DVD±R/±RW Burner Combo Drive - Black )
1 x Flash Media Reader / Writer ( 12-In-1 Internal Flash Media Card Reader/Writer - Beige )
1 x Sound Card ( Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy SE )
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 ( iBUYPOWER USB Keyboard - Black )
1 x Mouse ( iBUYPOWER Internet Mouse )
1 x Monitor ( 27" LCD 1920x1080 -- Sceptre X270W-1080P )
1 x Speaker System ( iBUYPOWER 2.1 Channel Stereo Super Bass Subwoofer Speaker System )
1 x Wireless Network Adapter ( ASUS USB-N13 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 300Mbps Wireless USB Adapter )
1 x Power Protection ( Surge Buster - Opti-UPS SBAM1060X )
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 - Basic Pro Wiring )
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 )

All of this came out to somewhere around 1750 before shipping.

I have the money, but if i can get more for my money or if this is 'overkill' with some of the specs, I'd like to hear your opinion!

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July 23, 2011 2:34:10 AM

I would not buy an older chip get a 1155 i5 or i7 socket sandy bridge and not a 1366 i7.
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July 23, 2011 1:55:03 PM

^^ Agree. At that budget you could probably upgrade to i5-2500k/GTX 580/SSD/Better Cooling just by building it yourself.
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July 23, 2011 5:07:00 PM

I'm not really sure you need a sound card, networking card, and a media reader. Also don't pay for the "professional wiring and overclock" it's probably just the same thing you would get without paying for it.
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