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January 26, 2012 8:47:19 PM


Hey guys I was looking for feedback on the following cyberpower build. I want something that will be able to play most games on the highest settings.

I am looking for potential bottle necks and compatibility issues.

Also, is a component giving me little relative performance vs. value? Alternatively, would a relatively cheap upgrade be worth the while in a particular area?

I am not going for anything visually fancy. Let me know!

The price is $1,563.

Thanks


Case: CoolerMaster HAF 912 Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ Adjustable HDD Cage (Black Color)
Laser Engraving: None
Internal USB Extension Module: None
Neon Light Upgrade: None
Extra Case Fan Upgrade: Default case fans
Noise Reduction Technology: None
CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-2600K 3.40 GHz 8M Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (All Venom OC Certified)
Performance Tuning Protection Plan by Intel: None
Venom Boost Fast And Efficient Factory Overclocking: No Overclocking
Cooling Fan: Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA) (Single Standard 120MM Fan)
Coolant for Cyberpower Xtreme Hydro Water Cooling Kits: Standard Coolant
Motherboard: * [CrossFireX] Asus P8Z68-V LX Intel Z68 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard LucidLogix Virtu and Intel Smart Response Technology & 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, USB3.0, 2x SATA-III RAID,2 3 PCIe Gen2, 2 PCIe X1 & 2 3CI (All Venom OC Certified)
Intel Smart Response Technology for Z68: None
Memory: 8GB (2GBx4) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair or Major Brand)
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB 16X PCIe Video Card (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)
Freebies: None
Video Card 2: None
Video Card 3: None
Power Supply Upgrade: 700 Watts - XtremeGear SLI/CrossFireX Ready Power Supply
Hard Drive: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)
Data Hard Drive: None
Hard Drive Cooling Fan: None
External Hard Drive (USB3.0/2.0/eSATA): None
USB Flash Drive: None
Optical Drive: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)
Optical Drive 2: None
Sound: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
3D Vision Glasses: None
LCD Monitor: None
2nd Monitor: None
3rd Monitor: None
Speakers: None
Network: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
Network Switch: None
Keyboard: Xtreme Gear (Black Color) Multimedia/Internet USB Keyboard
Mouse: XtremeGear Optical USB 3 Buttons Gaming Mouse
Mouse Pad: None
Gaming Gear: None
Extra Thermal Display: None
Wireless 802.11B/G Network Card: None
External Wireless Network Card: None
Wireless 802.11 B/G/N Access Point: None
Bluetooth: None
Flash Media Reader/Writer: INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer (BLACK COLOR)
Video Camera: None
Headset: None
Printer: None
Cable: None
Power Protection: None
IEEE1394 Card: None
Internal USB Port: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
USB Port: None
Operating System: None - FORMAT HARD DRIVE ONLY
Media Center Remote Control & TV Tuner: None
Office Suite: None
Ultra Care Option: None
Service: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT
Rush Service: NO; READY TO SHIP IN 10~15 BUSINESS DAYS

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January 26, 2012 10:00:35 PM

You would fair better taking that $1500 and building your own. I feel you can do better than a Haf 912, the GTX 550 Ti and 700 watt psu with that budget.
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January 26, 2012 10:22:47 PM

COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced $149.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Asus Radeon HD 7970 3GB $559.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz $319.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX Core Edition PRO850W $119.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS MAXIMUS IV EXTREME $289.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

We are at $1489.94 without the HDD, DVD Burner and OS...BUT !!! we are talking a HD 7970 opposed to a GTX 550Ti, a full tower case and the best Asus has to offer in motherboards.
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January 26, 2012 10:35:49 PM

tinmann said:
COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced $149.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Asus Radeon HD 7970 3GB $559.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz $319.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX Core Edition PRO850W $119.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS MAXIMUS IV EXTREME $289.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

We are at $1489.94 without the HDD, DVD Burner and OS...BUT !!! we are talking a HD 7970 opposed to a GTX 550Ti, a full tower case and the best Asus has to offer in motherboards.



Some how things got mixed up in the build I put up there. I originally planned on the GTX 560 TI 2GB, and the mobo you have listed, Asus maximus IV extreme, which would give me the option of adding another GPU later on.

I would be interested in building my own, but have zero experience in hardware.
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January 27, 2012 12:29:55 AM

Building your own is a more rewarding experience. I'd build my own and get a next Gen. card. The Cyber build has a smaller case, a mid-to entry level gpu and no operating system. The Asus board, Core i7 2600k, Full Tower Coolermaster HAF 932 and a HD 7970 would be an Awesome rig both in looks and performance, plus the full tower gives you room to grow and better air flow.
The other build has a Hard Drive and those prices have went up in recent weeks but I think you see where I'm going. You get a lot more bang for your buck for another $150.00 over your proposed budget

And if you just really wanted a Nvidia card I would go with the GTX 570 $339.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Green 1.5TB $139.99 Until HDD prices go back to normal. I have a Sata II HDD paired with a Sata III SSD myself.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO $34.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


With the Nvidia card, Western Digital HDD and Coolermaster CPU cooler bring the price to $1444.92 before shipping and rebates. The only shortcuts being the Sata II HDD but you have some room to adjust here and there but were you to add $200 the original build I proposed would really put you ahead of the game for a good long minute. But I hope you see how much you can get for your money when you build your own. There's a ton of resources on the site and a lot of good guys that would be more than happy to help you through the process. For $1500.00 You can build a really Kickass rigs that will serve you well for years to come.






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January 27, 2012 12:44:09 AM

generally I agree with much of what tinmann has written. building you own rig is much more rewarding plus you get alot more for the cost. there are plenty of vidoes and help avalible online to help building your own.

If decide to go cp drop the i7 to an i5 2500k.

when are you purchasing this rig?
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January 27, 2012 1:30:49 AM

Ill build my own.

I have 2k sitting in amazon credit so that will be where I get my products. Need to use it some how...

You guys had better be around to help me put this thing together.....

I've already discovered http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/build-your-own-pc,2... which will (hopefully) take care of most of the technical "putting togetherness"

Wish me luck

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January 27, 2012 1:34:15 AM

youtube is also quite helpful.
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January 27, 2012 4:44:23 AM

2497586,4,1103884 said:
Some how things got mixed up in the build I put up there. I originally planned on the GTX 560 TI 2GB, and the mobo you have listed, Asus maximus IV extreme, which would give me the option of adding another GPU later on.

I would be interested in building my own, but have zero experience in hardware.[/quotemsg

Couple things the extreme psu is crap get a psu from corsair collermaster thermatake get a gigyabte mother board there cheaper than asus and have a good mir for 1500 I wouldn't accept a video card below a 570 also if you get a ssd get it through newegg a 60gb ssd is like 79 bucks
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January 30, 2012 7:16:48 PM

Best answer selected by rontanamo.
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January 30, 2012 8:02:23 PM

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