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April 17, 2012 5:28:35 PM

Case: CoolerMaster HAF 912 Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ Adjustable HDD Cage (Black Color)
Laser Engraving: None
Laser Engraving Message:
Freebies: None
Internal USB Extension Module: None
Neon Light Upgrade: None
Extra Case Fan Upgrade: Maximum 120MM Case Cooling Fans for your selected case [+9]
Noise Reduction Technology: None
CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-2550K 3.40 GHz 6MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (All Venom OC Certified)
Performance Tuning Protection Plan by Intel: Intel® Core™ i5-2550K Performance Tuning Protection Plan by Intel [+24]
Venom Boost Fast And Efficient Factory Overclocking: Extreme OC (Extreme Overclock 20% or more) [+49]
Cooling Fan: CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo Gaming Cooling Fan [+4]
Coolant for Cyberpower Xtreme Hydro Water Cooling Kits: Standard Coolant
Motherboard: * [CrossFireX] GigaByte Z68AP-D3 Intel Z68 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ Intel Smart Response Tech. & 7.1 Dolby Home Theater Audio, GbLAN, USB3.0, 2x SATA-III RAID, mSATA Connector onboard, 2 Gen2 PCIe, 3 PCIe X1 & 2 PCI (All Venom OC Certified) [+5]
Intel Smart Response Technology for Z68 & Z77: None
Memory: 16GB (4GBx4) DDR3/1333MHz Dual Channel Memory [+35] (Corsair or Major Brand)
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 1.5GB 16X PCIe Video Card [+261] (EVGA Superclocked)
Freebies: None
Video Card 2: None
Video Card 3: None
Power Supply Upgrade: 1,000 Watts - Standard Power Supply - SLI/CrossFireX Ready [+37]
Hard Drive: 500GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [-13] (Single Hard Drive)
Data Hard Drive: None
Hard Drive Cooling Fan: Vigor iSURF II Hard Disk Drive Cooling System [+21] (1 x System)
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: 600Watts PMPO Subwoofer Stereo Speakers [+15]
Network: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
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


I am quite new to this, and I am getting help from a good friend in what I should be getting. But what I'm wondering is, are these parts compatible with each other? And should I be changing any parts for better Gaming Performance? (I will be playing Battlefield 3, Skyrim, Just cause 2, etc). A quick response would be AMAZING. Thanks!

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April 17, 2012 5:34:27 PM

Standard power supply? Stick with antec, corsair, or ocz if your vender offers one of these. Seasonic is also pretty good, but tends to cost more. 700-850 watts is plenty; get one of the brands I recommended with a total of at least 60 amps on the 12v rail(s).
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April 17, 2012 5:35:32 PM

How much you paying for all that is the question? For a big build like that you would expect a 680 not 580 GPU unless theres a significant saving in getting the 580
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April 17, 2012 5:36:51 PM

Hello SMITZ;

Are you planning on getting a 2nd video card?

Any idea what make and model that no-name 1000W PSU is?

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April 17, 2012 5:54:58 PM

SMITZ said:
Operating System: None - FORMAT HARD DRIVE ONLY
Won't run without an operating system.

Quality of PSU choice needs to be investigated.


GigaByte Z68AP-D3 Intel Z68 mother boards PCI Express 3.0 x16 graphic card slots 1 is x16, 1 is x4. Could be an issue in dual graphics card future setup. Although they are 3.0 slots so it's not a huge issue.

You shouldn't need this:
Hard Drive Cooling Fan: Vigor iSURF II Hard Disk Drive Cooling System [+21] (1 x System)

This is something you can learn to do yourself. Plenty of help in the Overclocking section of the forum.
Venom Boost Fast And Efficient Factory Overclocking: Extreme OC (Extreme Overclock 20% or more) [+49]

I'm notta fan of the $5 gaming mouse and $8 keyboard

I'm also kinda suspicious about those $15 600Watts PMPO Subwoofer Stereo Speakers.
TANSTAAFL
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April 17, 2012 6:37:03 PM

That looks like a cyberpower.com build. I've read soooo many posts from people getting borked up PCs from them. What's your budget? You can play BF3 on ultra for under a grand and have fun building it yourself.
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April 17, 2012 6:46:59 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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April 17, 2012 7:11:27 PM

First, to add to what catatafish has said, I moderate on another board, and we have seen far too many complaints with CyberPower to recommend them. The Power supply is over kill. Even with a pair of 580's in there an 850 would be plenty. Unless you are doing something memory intensive such as Video editing, you shouldn't need more than 8 Gb. You have the Hyper 212 Evo on your list, what are you water cooling? Don't think you really need it if you have good air flow and Know that case does as I am using one myself.
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April 27, 2012 12:24:17 AM

WR2 said:
Hello SMITZ;

Are you planning on getting a 2nd video card?

Any idea what make and model that no-name 1000W PSU is?


catatafish said:
That looks like a cyberpower.com build. I've read soooo many posts from people getting borked up PCs from them. What's your budget? You can play BF3 on ultra for under a grand and have fun building it yourself.


The build price just went up to about $1400 now, because of the sales that frequently change. But I'm wondering Catafish, I would LOVE to keep it under a grand, that was originally my budget. But what parts would I get?? ;D
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April 27, 2012 12:28:09 AM

WR2 said:
Hello SMITZ;

Are you planning on getting a 2nd video card?

Any idea what make and model that no-name 1000W PSU is?


I'm planning on just getting 1 video card, I believe that should be enough for Battlefield 3 ;) 

Unfortionatly, I wasn't able to find the make nor the model.

Im starting to wonder if this is all worth it, I think I should just build it myself. And somehow keep it under a grand, as that was my original budget.
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April 27, 2012 12:31:59 AM

o1die said:
Standard power supply? Stick with antec, corsair, or ocz if your vender offers one of these. Seasonic is also pretty good, but tends to cost more. 700-850 watts is plenty; get one of the brands I recommended with a total of at least 60 amps on the 12v rail(s).


Thanks o1die, yeah, not sure why I was even thinking of using that no name power supply :p 

But I've now changed my mind on this buy, I am now wanting to just simply build it myself. In attempt to keep it under a grand, and still be able to get it to run Battlefield 3

Thanks though
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April 27, 2012 4:24:39 AM

You mentioned Antec and Corsair, but failed to mention XFX? :D 
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