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Ibuypower Setup, First Timer

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December 16, 2011 11:44:56 PM

My first question is, are these components compatible? I don't know much about computer hardware, this list is just what i came up with after spending some time on the ibuypower build options. Second question is how well can this run swtor? I plan on playing games like Secret War, Wildfire, and GW2 in the future but SWTOR is the only pc game i plan on playing for now. Is there anything that stands out as a no-no or "DONT DO THAT!!!"? What things do i need to change? Yes i have read a thousand times building my own is the best way to do it but the thought of messing something up (again, im not very handy with hardware and whatnot) makes me distraught. As it stands, this would cost me $945 which is above what i wanted to spend but if it allows me to play pc games reasonably and allow for updates like graphics cards and whatnot in the future, than i can live with that.

This is what i came up with:

Case
Xion Echo Gaming Case - Blue
Case Lighting
None
iBUYPOWER Labs - Noise Reduction
None
iBUYPOWER Labs - Internal Expansion
None
Processor
AMD Athlon™ II X4 640 CPU (4x 3.00GHz/2MB L2 Cache)
Processor Cooling
Certified CPU Fan and Heatsink
Memory
4 GB [2 GB X2] DDR3-1600 Memory Module - Corsair or Major Brand
Video Card
AMD Radeon HD 6770 - 1GB - Single Card
Video Card Brand
Major Brand Powered by AMD or NVIDIA
Motherboard
ASUS M5A97 -- AMD 970
Motherboard USB / SATA Interface
Motherboard default USB / SATA Interface
Power Supply
850 Watt -- Corsair CMPSU-850TXV2
Primary Hard Drive
1 TB HARD DRIVE -- 32M Cache, 7200 RPM, 6.0Gb/s - Single Drive
Data Hard Drive
None
Optical Drive
24X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive [Lightscribe Technology] Black
2nd Optical Drive
None
Flash Media Reader / Writer
12-In-1 Internal Flash Media Card Reader/Writer - Black
Meter Display
None
USB Expansion
None
Sound Card
3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard
Network Card
Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100)
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium + Office Starter 2010 (Includes basic versions of Word and Excel) - 64-Bit
Monitor
None
2nd Monitor
None
Speaker System
iBUYPOWER 2.1 Channel Stereo Super Bass Subwoofer Speaker System
Video Camera
None
Case Engraving Service
None
Warranty
3 Year Standard Warranty Service
Rush Service
Rush Service Fee (not shipping fee) - No Rush Service
Wireless Network Adapter
1 x ASUS USB-N13 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 300Mbps Wireless USB Adapter
USB Cables / Accessories
2 x [Hub] USB 2.0 External Hub (4 x Ports)
Advanced Build Options
1 x iBUYPOWER Specialized Advanced Packaging System Protect your investment during transportation!
Advanced Build Options
1 x Professional wiring for all cables inside the system tower Achieve exceptional airflow in your chassis
Advanced Build Options
1 x Basic Pro Wiring

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December 17, 2011 12:49:42 AM

What do they offer for intel cpu in your price range? That amd cpu is fairly weak and won't get you far in gaming. Also you don't need 850W for that system 500W is plenty.
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December 17, 2011 12:56:54 AM

I agree if the total cost is over $800 go with an Intel
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December 17, 2011 1:17:50 AM

Intel® Core™ i7 960 Processor (4x 3.20GHz/8MB L3 Cache) is the starting intel processor. its another 300 for the next one up.
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December 17, 2011 1:19:45 AM

The AMD was part of a weekly deal, if i went with Intel, i came up with this:

Intel X58 Core i7 Configurator
1 x Case ( NZXT Guardian 921 RB Gaming Case - Black w/ Blue Light )
0 x Case Lighting ( None )
0 x iBUYPOWER Labs - Noise Reduction ( None )
0 x iBUYPOWER Labs - Internal Expansion ( None )
1 x Processor ( Intel® Core™ i7 960 Processor (4x 3.20GHz/8MB L3 Cache) )
0 x iBUYPOWER PowerDrive ( None )
1 x Processor Cooling ( Certified CPU Fan and Heatsink )
1 x Memory ( 6 GB [2 GB X3] DDR3-1600 - ** FREE Upgrade to 12GB (4GBx3) DDR3-1600 ** )
1 x Video Card ( AMD Radeon HD 6790 - 1GB - Single Card )
1 x Video Card Brand ( Major Brand Powered by AMD or NVIDIA )
1 x Motherboard ( ASUS Sabertooth X58 )
1 x Motherboard USB / SATA Interface ( Motherboard default USB / SATA Interface )
1 x Power Supply ( 650 Watt -- Corsair CMPSU-650TXV2 )
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 - [Lightscribe Technology] Black )
0 x 2nd Optical Drive ( None )
0 x Flash Media Reader / Writer ( None )
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 ( Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium + Office Starter 2010 (Includes basic versions of Word and Excel) - 64-Bit )
0 x Monitor ( None )
0 x 2nd Monitor ( None )
0 x Speaker System ( None )
1 x Wireless Network Adapter ( ASUS USB-N13 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 300Mbps Wireless USB Adapter )
0 x Video Camera ( None )
2 x USB Cables / Accessories ( [Hub] USB 2.0 External Hub (4 x Ports) )
1 x Advanced Build Options ( iBUYPOWER Specialized Advanced Packaging System - Protect your investment during transportation! )
1 x Advanced Build Options ( Professional wiring for all cables inside the system tower - Achieve exceptional airflow in your chassis )
1 x Advanced Build Options ( Professional wiring for all cables inside the system tower - Basic Pro Wiring )
0 x Case Engraving Service ( None )
1 x Warranty ( 3 Year Standard Warranty Service )


Total cost is 1415 which is way too much though.
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December 17, 2011 1:25:21 AM

Somethings i could change: for the power supply, the 450-600 watt range is all "standard" which from what ive heard is a nightmare. Corsair650 watt is the first reputable brand on the power supply list. Also, for 30 bucks less i could get the Radeon HD 6770 instead of 6790 but from what i udnerstand, the 30 bucks is well spent. On the hard drive though, the stock option was 64 GB ADATA S596 Turbo SSD. Is this good for gaming? i used the 1TB Hard drive because it seems like such a huge gap in memory. I would prefer a SSD since it has no moving parts and is quieter (least thats what ive read) but i dont wanna gimp the rig for it. And all this is without a monitor. I have a 23" Samsung 1080p television that i would like to hook up using an HDMI cable, but idk if these rigs have hdmi ports. i didnt see it on any of the options
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December 17, 2011 2:52:55 AM

Case
Azza Solaris Gaming Case - Black
Case Lighting
None
iBUYPOWER Labs - Noise Reduction
None
iBUYPOWER Labs - Internal Expansion
None
Processor
Intel® Core™ i5-2500K Processor (4x 3.30GHz/6MB L3 Cache)
iBUYPOWER PowerDrive
None
Processor Cooling
Certified CPU Fan and Heatsink Memory
4 GB [2 GB X2] DDR3-1600 Memory Module - Corsair or Major Brand
Video Card
AMD Radeon HD 6770 - 1GB - Single Card
Video Card Brand
Major Brand Powered by AMD or NVIDIA
Motherboard
Gigabyte GA-P67A-D3-B3
Power Supply
550 Watt -- Standard Primary Hard Drive
1 TB HARD DRIVE -- 32M Cache, 7200 RPM, 6.0Gb/s - Single Drive
Data Hard Drive
None
Optical Drive
24X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive - Black
2nd Optical Drive
None
Flash Media Reader / Writer
None
Meter Display
None
USB Expansion
None
Sound Card
3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard
Network Card
Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100)
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium + Office Starter 2010 (Includes basic versions of Word and Excel) 64-Bit
Monitor
None
2nd Monitor
None
Speaker System
None
Video Camera
None
Case Engraving Service
None
Warranty
3 Year Standard Warranty Service
Rush Service
Rush Service Fee (not shipping fee) - Deferred Delivery (Ship Out in 15 ~ 20 Business Days) - 5% OFF on systems over $999 (Coupon Code: defer)

Total: $963
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