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January 18, 2012 8:31:54 AM

First time building a desktop. I finally got tired of my laptop over heating. This is what I have came up with and its just with in my budget. What kind of performance can I expect out of this build? IBUYPOWER says it will run WoW at max graphics (minus glitchy shadows of course) but I'm unsure if they are stating fact or trying to sell pcs lol. Anyways here is the build Thanks for feed back.
Gamer Paladin D858
1 x Case ( CoolerMaster HAF 922 Gaming Case - Black )
1 x Case Lighting ( Cold Cathode Neon Light - Green )
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) )
1 x iBUYPOWER PowerDrive ( PowerDrive Level 1 - Up to 10% Overclocking )
1 x Processor Cooling ( Liquid CPU Cooling System [SOCKET-1155] - [Free Upgrade] Standard 120mm Fan )
1 x Memory ( 8 GB [2 GB X4] DDR3-1600 Memory Module - Corsair or Major Brand )
1 x Video Card ( NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti - 1GB - Single Card )
1 x Video Card Brand ( Major Brand Powered by AMD or NVIDIA )
1 x Free Stuff ( [Free Game Download] - Battlefield 3 - Free with Purchase of Intel 2500K, 2600K, 2700K, 3930K, or 3960X Processor )
1 x Free Stuff ( [Free Game Voucher] - Batman Arkham City - Free with Purchase of NVIDIA GeForce 5 Series Video Card )
1 x Motherboard ( Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3 )
0 x Intel Smart Response Technology ( None )
1 x Power Supply ( 700 Watt - Standard )
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 ( [12X Blu-Ray] LG BLU-RAY Reader, DVD±R/±RW Burner Combo Drive - Black )
0 x 2nd Optical Drive ( None )
1 x Flash Media Reader / Writer ( 12-In-1 Internal Flash Media Card Reader/Writer - Black )
1 x Meter Display ( AeroCool V12XT Touch Screen Fan, Temperature Control & HDD Working Display )
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 )
1 x Keyboard ( iBUYPOWER USB Keyboard )
1 x Mouse ( iBUYPOWER Internet Mouse )
1 x Monitor ( 22" LED 1920x1080 -- ASUS VS228H-P (21.5 viewable) )
0 x 2nd Monitor ( None )
1 x Speaker System ( iBUYPOWER 2.1 Channel Stereo Super Bass Subwoofer Speaker System )
1 x Wireless Network Adapter ( ASUS USB-N13 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 300Mbps Wireless USB Adapter )
0 x Video Camera ( None )
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 )
1 x Advanced Build Options ( Professional wiring for all cables inside the system tower - Advanced - Power Package (Individually Sleeved 24-pin ATX, 8-pin CPU, and SATA Drive Power Cabling) )

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January 18, 2012 8:44:09 AM

Can you give us a link to the actual machine on there website, also you did not say how much this was all costing, but price dependant it certainly looks a solid build and will certainly max out WoW, and play most modern games at high settings.

Only thing that concerns me is that no name 700w PSU, the PSU is the most important part of your build.
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January 18, 2012 8:45:54 AM

This topic has been moved from the section Video Games to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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January 18, 2012 8:51:13 AM

Uther39 said:
Can you give us a link to the actual machine on there website, also you did not say how much this was all costing, but price dependant it certainly looks a solid build and will certainly max out WoW, and play most modern games at high settings.

Only thing that concerns me is that no name 700w PSU, the PSU is the most important part of your build.


This pc carries a price tag of 1500 but 150 of that is for the monitor, as for the power supply my choices are

700 Watt - Standard
750 Watt - Corsair CMPSU-750AX [+$127]
750 Watt - Corsair CMPSU-750TXV2 [+$80]
750 Watt - Thermaltake TR2 TRX-750M Free Upgrade to 850 Watt W0319RU ($20 Savings)[+$58]
750 Watt - Thermaltake Toughpower Grand-750M Free Upgrade to 850 Watt Toughpower Grand-850M ($25 Savings)[+$127]
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January 18, 2012 12:37:46 PM

750 Watt - Corsair CMPSU-750TXV2 [+$80]

If you can afford it stretch to the above PSU, all in all a good build, you could make it yourself for cheaper, but i understand if you don't want the hassle.
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January 18, 2012 1:30:31 PM

Is this a gaming build? You can safely choose the i5-2500K instead of the 2600K.
Making that change - how much extra do you need to save to move up into a GTX 570 graphics card and still stay on budget?
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January 18, 2012 1:31:52 PM

And can you edit out ALL the options you did not choose?
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January 18, 2012 7:46:19 PM

WR2 said:
Is this a gaming build? You can safely choose the i5-2500K instead of the 2600K.
Making that change - how much extra do you need to save to move up into a GTX 570 graphics card and still stay on budget?



I could drop down to a i5 2500, and upgrade to the GTX 570 and the better Power supply and stay on budget
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January 18, 2012 7:48:02 PM

then do it buddy.
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January 18, 2012 10:07:47 PM

That's my recommendation too.
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January 18, 2012 10:39:00 PM

Why dont you just pick some parts out and bring it to a computer store to have it assembled for you instead of buying prebuilt computers. You can definitely get cheaper prices like that anyways. I dont know how much you are willing to spend, but if you want to max WOW and play other games, get a good graphics card and a i5/i7. i7 is for more cpu intensive games such as WOW and Skyrim, but other than that, a i5 2500k is fine.



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