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Is this build good? (I paid $1600)

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March 23, 2012 6:45:56 PM

Lifestyle Gaming
Business
Entertainment
Home & Student
Condition New
Operating Systems Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit
Platform PC
Orientations Allowed Vertical
Form Factor Mid-Tower
Bays 4x 5.25"
1x 3.5"
Internal Bays 6 - 3.5" Drive Bays
PCI Slots (Total) 3
PCI Slots (Available) 2
PCI Express X1 Slots (Total) 2
PCI Express X1 Slots (Available) 0 (disabled)
PCI Express X16 Slots (Total) 2
PCI Express X16 Slots (Available) 0
Memory Module Specifications
Memory Type DDR3
Memory Speed MHz 1600MHz
Total Memory Size 16GB
Memory Slots (Total) 4
Memory Slots (Available) 0
Memory Configuration 4GB + 4GB + 4GB + 4GB
Maximum Memory Supported 32GB - 64 bit
Media Ports
PS/2 Connectors 1 - Keyboard/Mouse Combo
LAN Ports 1
USB Ports (Total) 4
2x USB 3.0 (Rear)
Line In Jacks 1
Microphone Jacks 1
S/PDIF Connectors 1 - Optical
Processor Specifications
Processor Brand Intel
Processor Class Core i7
Processor Number i7-2600K
Processor Speed 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost)
Processor Interface
Hard Disk Drive Specifications
Hard Drives Included 1
Interface SATA 6.0Gb/s
Capacity 2TB
Hard Drive Types Hard Disk Drive
Speed 7,200RPM
Optical Drive Specifications
Optical Drive Type 12x Blu-Ray/DVD-RW Combo Drive
Interface SATA
Optical Drive Class Blu-Ray Player/DVD Burner
Audio Specifications
Audio Description
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC892
Channels 8 Channel
Graphics Specifications
Graphics Description Crossfire Mode
GPU/VPU 2x 1GB ATI Radeon 6770
Video Memory 1GB dedicated per card
Video Interface 2x HDMI
2x Display Port
4x DVI-I
Network Adapter Specifications
LAN Chipset Realtek 8111E
LAN Data Transfer Rate 10/100/1000Mbps
LAN Description Integrated Gigabit
LAN Interface Type RJ-45
Power Management
Power 750 Watt
Mouse Specifications
Mouse Type Optical
Buttons 2
Connection Type USB Mouse
Keyboard Specifications
Keyboard Type Multimedia
Connection Type USB Keyboard
Dimensions
Height 18.9"
Width 9.10"
Depth 19.50"

Cooling: Liquid

Also since it has 2 graphics cards does that mean twice as powerful in games with 1 monitor? or is it only powerful for 2 monitors

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March 23, 2012 7:31:44 PM

So you have a non-overclocked i7-2600k, stock CPU cooler, unknown motherboard (P67 or Z68 hopefully), 16GB of DDR3-1600 memory (overkill), 2TB hard drive (hopefully Seagate or Samsung), BD reader / DVD-RW, unknown PSU, and a pair of HD 6770 GPUs. For $1600 you can do a lot better building it yourself.... like maybe three times the GPU muscle, the addition of a good SSD boot drive, and an aftermarket CPU cooler for a smooth 4.5GHz overclock. Prebuilt I can't give you a price comparison with, but I would suspect that is still a little high.

Two HD 6770 GPUs in crossfire will act as one and scale to almost double the power as a single HD 6770. You can also run them individually if you need more monitor support.
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March 26, 2012 12:11:49 AM

Ignoring price, that's a nice system. Most gamers would have gotten a smaller cpu and much stronger graphics at that price. However this is a nice all around system.

"since it has 2 graphics cards does that mean twice as powerful in games with 1 monitor?" You see a strong benefit with two vs one video card, however it's not 2X. You also want to keep the video driver current -- some games have problems when using two video cards. The fixes show up in the video driver service stream.
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