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August 15, 2011 2:03:18 AM

Would anyone be able to give me their opinion on this system build from ibuypower? It'll be mostly used for gaming, Battlefield 3, Arma 2, maybe Arma 3 if possible, and I would like to run them decently. These are really at the high end of my price bracket, which isn't really that high being a poor college student. Originally I was considering an AMD 965 or 1055T but was told an i2 would probably fit the bill. So how does this system look? Could I do better for the same price or less?


Specs:
Case 1 x Azza Spartan Gaming Case-Black
Case Lighting 1 x Liquid Neon Thunder Pattern Light-Red
iBUYPOWER Labs - Noise Reduction 0 x None-
iBUYPOWER Labs - Internal Expansion 0 x None-
Processor 1 x Intel® Core™ i3-2120 Processor (2x 3.30GHz/3MB L3 Cache)-
Processor Cooling 1 x Liquid CPU Cooling System [SOCKET-1155]-[Free Upgrade] Standard 120mm Fan
Memory 1 x 4 GB [2 GB X2] DDR3-1333 Memory Module-Corsair or Major Brand ** FREE Upgrade to Corsair XMS3 Dominator **
Video Card 1 x AMD Radeon HD 6850 - 1GB-Single Card
Video Card Brand 1 x Major Brand Powered by AMD or NVIDIA-
Motherboard 1 x Gigabyte GA-H67MA-USB3-B3-
Power Supply 1 x 600 Watt -- Standard-
Primary Hard Drive 1 x 500 GB HARD DRIVE -- 16M Cache, 7200 RPM, 6.0Gb/s-Single Drive
Data Hard Drive 0 x None-
Optical Drive 1 x 24X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive-Back2School Sale! - FREE Upgrade to LG BLU-RAY Reader Combo Drive Black
2nd Optical Drive 0 x None-
Flash Media Reader / Writer 0 x None-
Meter Display 0 x None-
USB Expansion 0 x None-
Sound Card 1 x 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard-
Network Card 1 x Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100)-
Operating System 1 x Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium + Office Starter 2010 (Includes basic versions of Word and Excel)-64-Bit
Keyboard 1 x iBUYPOWER USB Keyboard-
Mouse 1 x iBUYPOWER Internet Mouse-
Monitor 0 x None-
2nd Monitor 0 x None-
Speaker System 0 x None-
Headset 0 x None-
Video Camera 0 x None-
Case Engraving Service 0 x None-
Warranty 1 x Standard Warranty Service-Standard 3-Year Limited Warranty + Lifetime Technical Support
Subtotal* $815.00 (plus tax & shipping)

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August 15, 2011 2:54:29 AM

I'm not a fan of liquid cooling. Water and electronic eventually will mix in a fine show of sparks. I'd go with a standard fan and cpu cooler and save a few bucks.

great video : Radeon HD 6850.

500 GB fills up quickly with games.... consider a 1tb or larger drive. Or plan on adding one later (easy addition, but even better to have a large c drive originally)

ok processor : Core™ i3-2120. See if you can squeeze in an i5-2500K. The i5 will give you an extra year or two of system life.
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August 15, 2011 3:45:28 AM

I feel like cyberpowerpc.com and ibuypower are the same site except cyberpower gives more customizability. so I would try to build what you've got there with them and get an air cooler and try to fit an i5 in even if its not a 2500k also I am worried about the psu.
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