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2011 PC build value?

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September 16, 2011 7:24:17 AM

Finally decided to take the plunge and buy me what I think is a good pc, I was just wondering if 1,401.00 shipped sounds like a decent price and if everything I selected would work together. I can build the pc myself just not sure if I would be saving that much. I just want to be sure before I spend this much money if this is a decent deal or not any help would be appreciated.







Intel P67 Core i5/i7 Configurator
1 x Case ( Azza Spartan Gaming Case - Black )

1 x Case Lighting ( Cold Cathode Neon Light - Blue )

0 x iBUYPOWER Labs - Noise Reduction ( None )

0 x iBUYPOWER Labs - Internal Expansion ( None )

1 x Processor ( Intel® Core™ i7-2600K Processor (4x 3.40GHz/8MB L3 Cache) )

0 x iBUYPOWER PowerDrive ( None )

1 x Processor Cooling ( Liquid CPU Cooling System [SOCKET-1155] - [Free Upgrade] Standard 120mm Fan )

1 x Memory ( 8 GB [4 GB X2] DDR3-1600 Memory Module - Corsair Vengeance )

1 x Video Card ( NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 - 1.2GB - Single Card )

1 x Video Card Brand ( Major Brand Powered by AMD or NVIDIA )

1 x Free Stuff ( [Free Game Download] - Just Cause 2 - Free with Purchase of NVIDIA Video Card )

1 x Free Stuff ( [Free Game Voucher] - Batman Arkhan City - Free with Purchase of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 or above )

1 x Free Stuff ( [Free Game Voucher] - Dungeon Siege 3 - Free with Purchase of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 or above )

1 x Motherboard ( Gigabyte GA-P67A-D3-B3 )

1 x Power Supply ( 850 Watt -- Corsair CMPSU-850TXV2 )

1 x Primary Hard Drive ( 1 TB HARD DRIVE -- 32M 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 )

1 x 2nd Optical Drive ( [12X Blu-Ray] LG BLU-RAY Reader, DVD±R/±RW Burner Combo Drive - Black )

1 x Flash Media Reader / Writer ( 12-In-1 Internal Flash Media Card Reader/Writer - Black )

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 ( None- Pre-formatted Hard Drive Only )

1 x Keyboard ( iBUYPOWER USB Keyboard )

1 x Mouse ( iBUYPOWER Internet Mouse )

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 )

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September 16, 2011 8:08:54 AM

Trying to read through that list is fairly confusing. If you could just list the build components it would be a great help.

Is this a pre-built machine? Or components you've selected yourself?

Filling this template in will help you get the best build advice: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/261222-13-build-adv...

RAM looks good
PSU is overkill for a single GTX570 (motherboard doesn't support SLI anyway) 650w PSU is plenty
What brand is the GTX570? Or is it a reference card?
Your Blu-Ray optical drive does the same read/write as the DVD-RW...so there's not much point in both?
If this build is for gaming, you'll get more value for money from the i5-2500k
Sound card is generally unnecessary, most motherboards support good 7.1 on-board audio anyway
What 1TB HDD is being used?
Liquid Cooling!? Details please....
Do you need a Network card? The motherboard has built in Ethernet Port...

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September 16, 2011 10:22:33 AM

this looks like an iBuyPower prebuilt.

This same build should be about $1100 if you build it yourself, especially if you get a better quality than ibuyPower's 650W PSU, and liquid cooling is a hassle.
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September 16, 2011 10:39:26 AM

ScrewySqrl said:
this looks like an iBuyPower prebuilt.

This same build should be about $1100 if you build it yourself, especially if you get a better quality than ibuyPower's 650W PSU, and liquid cooling is a hassle.


I thought as much, there's some really questionable components. A same spec, better quality build could be done for much closer to $1000.
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September 16, 2011 10:51:49 AM

The build itself looks weak for the price. Also i would recomend waiting for the bulldozer/sandy-e, as they might:
A) Be far ar better
B) Lower the current prices

Mayb it wont happen but if you can wait like 2 months, you might be a very happy investor :D .
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