Is it possible to build this cheaper?

Newegg has CyberpowerPC Gamer Xtreme 1322 (GX1322) on sale for 799.99. It is $100 cheaper than the original price they used to sell it at.

So my question is, can you build a gaming rig with the same options for cheaper? Some of the parts this beast comes equipped with are i7 2600k($300), Amd Radeon 6850($150), Intel z68($100). That is already $550.

Wouldn't the price come out to be more expensive than $799.99 after adding sound card, psu, ram, hdd, optical drive, case, windows 7, etc etc?
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  1. with hard drive prices so high you cant . i checked . but you could get the same for around $820 .
  2. I would go with a 2500k and a 6950 if I were building a pure gaming system, but it is a good price if you want a pre-built PC or are doing other things besides gaming.
  3. I'm mainly focusing on gaming. I too think that the 2600k is an overkill for the things I do.

    I'm currently working on a 2500k build but I'm like really new to this whole 'build a gaming rig' thing. I'm sitting here in front of my computer trying to decide which motherboard to get, and its been about 2 hours now! QQ
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    It is a good deal. Compare it to the CyberpowerPC Gamer Xtreme 1319 selling for $350 more. Almost the same (except PSU, case, and BD drive).

    The big unknown is the PSU, since they don't say what brand.

    If you tried to part it out, you would inevitably be pickier with many of the parts, which increase the cost. But it would still be hard to match that deal picking cheap parts.
  5. Best answer selected by skitsofrenic.
  6. Value case with USB III in front panel

    NZXT Source 210 Elite Black Steel with painted interior ATX Mid Tower Computer Case w/ Black Front Trim

    CPU + PSU combo

    CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

    bundled with:

    Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K

    Z68 Gen 3 motherboard so you can upgrade later

    ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    8GB of RAM

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

    560ti at such price is definetely the way to go

    GIGABYTE GV-N560UD-1G GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

    A 500GB HDD

    Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    And DVD-RW

    SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model SH-222AL/BSBE LightScribe Support - OEM

    A much better gaming pc for 800$ (without MIR)
  7. Don't forget another $100 for Win 7 64-bit Pro.
  8. Oh wow, thank you very much! I'll definitely consider this build!
  9. I too, am looking at this system and I am not nearly geeky enough to understand much. I did do some research, because I will be using this to do "Rendering in 3D" so I know from a few articles that the "k" series chip is the best for that. I planned to swap out the GC for a GTX560 series. Could someone tell me if this is a good fit on this system? Is there enough room in the PCI-e area? I am moving up to this from an 8 year old Dell GX745. I need the 64bit for my newer programs, the power supply and ram. As little as I do not know (*and that is huge!) to my eye this looked like a great buy for my meager budget. But I am afraid because this will be my first puter that I will own "flying without a net" (*warranty) so I need help). I am not so much afraid of trying to build a system, I can swap drives and such, but I am leery of my knowledge doing wiring and power supply install. So this build sounds perfect for me! I saw in one review that the "bay" is large enough to do some modifications and upgrades also. But please help me to know if this is really a decent started on the newer systems for me. Any advice is appreciated.

  10. DXRick said:
    Don't forget another $100 for Win 7 64-bit Pro.

    Rick could you link me to the Win 7 Pro upgrade? That is the best price i have seen so far!!!

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