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Advice on this CyberPower build.. ($1295)

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February 25, 2012 2:17:04 AM

Hi, I was looking for some advice on this build I created from cyberpower.com. It's right at the peak of my budget.
It's been a long time since ive owned a gaming computer and just recently decided I'd like to purchase a new system.

Here's the configuration:

Case: NZXT Black Tempest 210 Mid-Tower Gaming Case

CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-3820 Quad-Core 3.60 GHz 10MB Intel Smart Cache LGA2011

Cooling Fan: Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at
20dBA) (Single Standard 120MM Fan)

Motherboard: * (3-Way SLI Support) Gigabyte X79-UD3 Intel X79 Chipset Quad Channel DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ UEFI
DualBIOS, Dolby Home Theater 7.1 Audio, GbLAN, USB3.0, SATA-III RAID, 4 Gen3 PCIe X16, 2 PCIe X1 & 1 PCI


Memory: 8GB (2GBx4) DDR3/1600MHz Quad Channel Memory (Corsair or Major Brand)

Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 1.2GB 16X PCIe Video Card (EVGA Superclocked [+20])

Power Supply Upgrade: 850 Watts - Raidmax RX-850AE 80 Plus Gold Power Supply [+32]

Hard Drive: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [-45] (Single Drive)
Optical Drive: Sony 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive [+4] (BLACK COLOR)
Sound: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows 7 Home Premium [+104] (64-bit Edition)

TOTAL: $1295.00

Any advice?
February 25, 2012 2:23:39 AM

Will it blend?
February 25, 2012 2:27:39 AM

Honestly my advice would be to build your own.

On that though the PSU from Raidmax is bad. Don't buy from that brand for PSU.

Besides that I guess it looks good.

Although in that price range I would try to get an 7950.
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February 25, 2012 2:41:23 AM

Yea if your only gonna get 1 card, make sure it kicks @$$. because otherwise its a eye sore in your case, and in your games. but dude just build one. Its cheaper. Easier than you think. I like to think of it as a meditation. Become one with your computer.
February 25, 2012 2:47:53 AM

Is it a great machine ? Yes, As mentioned you can build better and even buy better assembled machines from reputable online retailers.
February 25, 2012 2:51:55 AM

Cyberpower has an annoying tendency to use crappy PSU's on rigs which really need a quality PSU like an Antec, Corsair or Seasonic. I can't find ANY reviews of that particular PSU.
February 25, 2012 3:25:46 AM

Well, unless you're going to encode video you're better off going with the 2600k or 2500k and putting more money towards the GPU. Don't get me wrong, the i7-3820 is a nice CPU, but with your budget you're better off starting with the Z68 configurator

http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/CyberPower_Z68_Confi...

Choose the 2500k (the 2550k lacks the onboard GPU so no quick sync making Virtu pointless), a Radeon 7950, the Corsair CMPSU-750TXV2 PSU, and the GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3. That should keep you gaming longer especially when you OC your CPU. The PSU and motherboard will also allow you to drop in another 7950 down the road for more GPU power. There is still room to put in a better board that will give you an extra slot of space between the two 8x slots to allow for more breathing room for a pair of 7950s. Of course, if you don't even want to mess with that you could go with two GTX 560 Tis now which would be better than a single 7950, but certainly not a pair of 7950s. Now vs latter, it's up to you.
February 25, 2012 7:31:40 AM

Ok, thanks for your advice everyone. Based on megamanx00's suggestion..


CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-2500K 3.30 GHz 6M Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (All Venom OC Certified) [+0]
HDD: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)
MEMORY: 8GB (2GBx4) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair or Major Brand)
MOTHERBOARD: * [CrossFireX/SLI] GigaByte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 Intel Z68 Chipset DDR3 ATX MB w/ Lucid Virtu + Intel Smart Response Technology & 7.1 Dolby Home Theater Audio, GbLAN, USB3.0, 2x SATA-III RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe, 3 PCIe X1 & 2 PCI (All Venom OC Certified) [+23]
SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
VIDEO: AMD Radeon HD 7950 3GB GDDR5 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card [+462] (Major Brand Powered by AMD)

This setup is almost exactly the same price as my original setup in the 1st post.

Would you all recommend this setup over the other?
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February 25, 2012 7:43:14 AM

Brooks777 said:
Ok, thanks for your advice everyone. Based on megamanx00's suggestion..


CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-2500K 3.30 GHz 6M Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (All Venom OC Certified) [+0]
HDD: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)
MEMORY: 8GB (2GBx4) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair or Major Brand)
MOTHERBOARD: * [CrossFireX/SLI] GigaByte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 Intel Z68 Chipset DDR3 ATX MB w/ Lucid Virtu + Intel Smart Response Technology & 7.1 Dolby Home Theater Audio, GbLAN, USB3.0, 2x SATA-III RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe, 3 PCIe X1 & 2 PCI (All Venom OC Certified) [+23]
SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
VIDEO: AMD Radeon HD 7950 3GB GDDR5 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card [+462] (Major Brand Powered by AMD)

This setup is almost exactly the same price as my original setup in the 1st post.

Would you all recommend this setup over the other?


Yes Easily, Cyberpower is crap. this psu for $80 is a really good deal http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
February 29, 2012 4:20:32 AM

For gaming what you have built is better the CPU is weaker for non gaming task but who cares ?
March 1, 2012 7:32:24 AM

Brooks777 said:
Ok, thanks for your advice everyone. Based on megamanx00's suggestion..


CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-2500K 3.30 GHz 6M Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (All Venom OC Certified) [+0]
HDD: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)
MEMORY: 8GB (2GBx4) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair or Major Brand)
MOTHERBOARD: * [CrossFireX/SLI] GigaByte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 Intel Z68 Chipset DDR3 ATX MB w/ Lucid Virtu + Intel Smart Response Technology & 7.1 Dolby Home Theater Audio, GbLAN, USB3.0, 2x SATA-III RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe, 3 PCIe X1 & 2 PCI (All Venom OC Certified) [+23]
SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
VIDEO: AMD Radeon HD 7950 3GB GDDR5 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card [+462] (Major Brand Powered by AMD)

This setup is almost exactly the same price as my original setup in the 1st post.

Would you all recommend this setup over the other?


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