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November 15, 2011 2:37:10 AM

I will be having this built through CyberPowerPC and I want some final advice ont he parts. I asked for a good build a while ago, and I've tweaked the best response a bit after doing some research and increasing my budget slightly.

I will be buying the PC on Black Friday and my budget is ~$1500. I will be using this PC largely for gaming and I will be overclocking it a good amount. Also, I will be buying a monitor separately on Black Friday, so that's quite unnecessary.

Anywhoo, onto the PC.

Case: Azza Toledo 301 Mid-Tower Computer Case (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

CPU: Intel Core i7-2600k (don't think I need a link here)

Case Fan: Maximum Enermax 120MM Case Cooling Fans (they're the silent version- can't find a Newegg link)

Fan: Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (can't find that either)

HDD: 60 GB OCZ Agility 3 SATA III 6.0Gb/s SSD (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

Memory: 8GB (2GBx4) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair)

Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 Intel Z68 ATX Mainboard (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

PSU: 850 Watts - Corsair CMPSU-850TXV2 80 Plus Power Supply (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

And the all important Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 1.5GB

In addition, there are three things that have been bugging me in particular.

A: CyberPowerPC selected as default a SSD as the hard drive. It doesn't come with another normal hard drive- just the SSD. Is it true that the SSD will only have 60 gb of space? If it is- well, I'm sure I'll find a deal on another 1 TB HDD (not gonna switch out the SSD; they're just too cool).
B: Is there a big difference between the standard fare graphics cards and the modified ones, e.g. EVGA superclocked etc.?
C. Is the case fine? :p 

I'm really looking forward to the feedback as I finalize this build. I'm open to any suggestions, but there are a few things that I'm adamant on: namely the processor and the graphics card.

I know, I know, even though I'm using the computer for games, I'm not going to get an i5 2500k. I don't know why, but it doesn't really matter. My budget can handle it. Also, I decided against two 560 Ti's in SLI because I might SLI my 580 somewhere down the line.

Thanks for reading, and again, I look forward to the responses!
November 15, 2011 3:17:50 AM

If you plan on SLIing your 580 down the line, I would get a 950w-1050w PSU. A 850 won't cut it if you're going to be doing some OCing in your system. For a single 580 though, a 750w will be enough.

You should be able to select a variety of SSDs/HDDs for your primary drive on Cyberpower.

As for Cyberpower itself, I have heard some negative things about it recently but I don't have personal experience with them so take that with a grain of salt. Competing companies, such as IBuypower, I have not heard anything too bad about.

Your case looks fine, it has a side intake, front intake, and rear exhaust. Cases are more personal preference really, most decent cases will provide adequate air flow.

Anyway, that's my 2c, good luck!
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November 15, 2011 4:35:19 AM

SSD will do wonder with your data access...there's the 128gb and 256gb version ssd, but at higher price, of course. You should use the ssd as OS drive and move data files to ordinary drive to save cost, unless you can afford all ssd-based drive... O_o

How much difference do you consider big difference in video card? 10%? 20%? Personally i'd consider the price vs. the performance when it comes to this...but there are others who buy videocards based on their look...so... take your pick ;) 

The case, as Gmcizzle said, looks fine and it mostly fall back to your personal preference... whether you would consider the aesthetic or just want a functional case.
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