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September 14, 2011 11:42:17 PM

I am building a gaming pc at the moment usually i would build it by scratch but i am quite busy right now.
anyway i am buying from a company called cyberpower and i was wondering could someone give me some suggestions on my system. my budget is about $1800 and want to be able to play games on 1920 1080 on max settings and want it to last maybe 2-3 years before upgrading.








specs
Case: * Apevia X-Cruiser 2 Mid-Tower Case w/ Side-Panel Window & MultiMeter Display [-16] (Black Color)
Internal USB Extension Module: None
Neon Light Upgrade: None
Extra Case Fan Upgrade: Maximum 120MM Case Cooling Fans for your selected case [+9]
Noise Reduction Technology: Sound Absorbing Foam on Side, Top And Bottom panels [+29]
Power Supply Gasket [+5]
Anti-Vibration Fan Mounts [+9]
CPU: AMD Phenom™II X6 1100T Six-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology
Cooling Fan: Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA) (Single Standard 120MM Fan)
Coolant for Cyberpower Xtreme Hydro Water Cooling Kits: Standard Coolant
Motherboard: [CrossFireX] ASUS M5A97 AMD 970 Chipset CrossFireX Support DDR3 Socket AM3+ ATX w/ 7.1 Audio, GbLAN, USB3.0, SATA-III, RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe, 2 PCIe X1, & 2 PCI
Freebies: None
Memory: 8GB (2GBx4) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory Module (Corsair or Major Brand)
Video Card: AMD Radeon HD 6950 2GB GDDR5 16X PCIe Video Card [+66] (Major Brand Powered by AMD)
Freebies: None
Video Card 2: AMD Radeon HD 6950 2GB GDDR5 16X PCIe Video Card [+66] (Major Brand Powered by AMD)
Video Card 3: None
Dedicated PHYSX Card: None
Free Game: None
Multiple Video Card Settings: Xtreme Performance in SLI/CrossFireX Gaming Mode Supports Single Monitor
Power Supply Upgrade: 950 Watts - XtremeGear Gaming Power Supply
Hard Drive: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [-47] (Single Hard Drive)
Data Hard Drive: None
Hard Drive Cooling Fan: None
External Hard Drive (USB3.0/2.0/eSATA): None
USB Flash Drive: None
Optical Drive: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)
Optical Drive 2: None
Sound: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
3D Vision Glasses: None
Freebies: None
LCD Monitor: 19" Widescreen 1366x768 Sceptre X195W-NAGA 5ms TFT Active Matrix LCD Display LCD (Black Color) [+125]
2nd Monitor: None
3rd Monitor: None
Speakers: None
Network: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
Network Switch: None
Keyboard: Xtreme Gear (Black Color) Multimedia/Internet USB Keyboard
Mouse: XtremeGear Optical USB 3 Buttons Gaming Mouse
Mouse Pad: None
Gaming Gear: Logitech Attack 3 Gaming Joystick [+25]
Extra Thermal Display: None
Wireless 802.11B/G Network Card: None
External Wireless Network Card: None
Wireless 802.11 B/G/N Access Point: None
Bluetooth: None
Flash Media Reader/Writer: INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer (BLACK COLOR)
Video Camera: None
Headset: Connectland™ Stereo Headphone with Microphone [+8]
Printer: None
Cable: None
Power Protection: None
Surge Protector: None
IEEE1394 Card: None
Internal USB Port: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
USB Port: None
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit Edition)
Media Center Remote Control & TV Tuner: None
Office Suite: None
Games: None
Ultra Care Option: None
Service: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT
Rush Service: NO; READY TO SHIP IN 5~10 BUSINESS DAYS



thanks in advance for any help you might give me.



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September 14, 2011 11:49:39 PM

How much is all this? It looks like a lot of money, and building it yourself will save you a lot of money. If you cannot, I would change a few things:

Get the X4 955 and overclock it. It will do very well for a lower price. Why would you get two 6950s at only 1366x768? That is a waste of money. Lose one card and get a 1080p monitor or keep the current one and get a weaker card. At a budget of $1800, you should get an Intel CPU. Also, consider http://www.digitalstormonline.com/ From what I've read about experiences with prebuilt gaming PCs, DS was the best.
September 14, 2011 11:54:19 PM

AbdullahG said:
How much is all this? It looks like a lot of money, and building it yourself will save you a lot of money. If you cannot, I would change a few things:

Get the X4 955 and overclock it. It will do very well for a lower price. Why would you get two 6950s at only 1366x768? That is a waste of money. Lose one card and get a 1080p monitor or keep the current one and get a weaker card.




i actually have a 1920 by 1080 at my house the other monitor is for one that broke down. i actually added the prices it is about $1680. i was in a rush so sorry for some incorrect info. i was going to get the x6 for some future proof but i might check the x4 right now.
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September 14, 2011 11:57:13 PM

I edited my post a bit. At your budget, you should get an i5 2500k. I'll see if I can get a build for you that will perform very well.
September 14, 2011 11:59:01 PM

AbdullahG said:
I edited my post a bit. At your budget, you should get an i5 2500k. I'll see if I can get a build for you that will perform very well.


thanks very much for the help i really appreciate this.
September 15, 2011 12:49:32 AM

i saw the pc and edited some things like sound and accesories. The thing im thinking is that is should get 2 graphics cards since i don't plan to upgrade my cards in about 4 years. it may make it about $1500 but i should easily be able to upgrade later for about $230. i hope to get 60fps with max setting on games like rage or skyrim.
September 15, 2011 1:02:52 AM

If you have the money and if you want something that will last for a few years, then sure, go ahead. With 2x GTX 560 Ti, you should be able to max any game including the ones you mentioned with +60FPS (probably not in Metro 2033 or games as demanding as that).
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