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2,000 - 2,500 Cyberpower computer build

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April 24, 2012 4:40:41 PM

I went to Cyberpower today and did a quick build to see what I could do with my $$ limit. I am no expert at this, but was wondering if I could get some help on this build. I am planning on playing it on a 1980 x 1020 TV (possibly 3D at a later date). Any help on the build would be appreciated. I want to overclock it, but I have no experience in that area as of yet. I chose the options to have it OC'd before I even get it, and was wondering if it is just better to do it myself. Other than that, I think its a solid build. If there is anything that I can change at all to make it cheaper for the same amount of power, just let me know. (Also, I couldn't tell if it had an HDMI output either. I am sure it does, but i forgot to check. If you all know, please inform me. Thank you very much.)

Case: Azza Fusion 4000 Super Full-Tower 2-in-1 Gaming Case w/ Dual System Support, Dual PSU Support, 1x 140mm & 2x 120mm Fans, Front USB 3.0, HDD Easy Swap, 480MM Liquid Cooling Ready
Extra Case Fan Upgrade: Maximum 120MM Color Case Cooling Fans for your selected case [+15] (Red Color)


CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-3820 Quad-Core 3.60 GHz 10MB Intel Smart Cache LGA2011 (All Venom OC Certified)
Performance Tuning Protection Plan by Intel: Intel® Core™ i7-3820 Performance Tuning Protection Plan by Intel
Venom Boost Fast And Efficient Factory Overclocking: Extreme OC (Extreme Overclock 20% or more)


Cooling Fan: CyberPower Xtreme Hydro Liquid Cooling Kit 360MM w/ Triple Fan(CPU & GPU Liquid Cool Capable, Extreme Overclocking Performance + Extreme Silent at 18dBA)
Coolant for Cyberpower Xtreme Hydro Water Cooling Kits: High-Performance Coolant powered by Koolance [+19] (UV Green Color [+10])

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: 16GB (4GBx4) DDR3/1600MHz Quad Channel Memory (Kingston HyperX [+32])

Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card [-6] (EVGA Superclocked [+10])


Power Supply Upgrade: 1,200 Watts - In-Win Commander II IRP-COM1200 II 80 Plus Power Supply [+106]

Hard Drive: 120GB Corsair Force GT Series SATA-III 6.0 Gb/s SSD – 555MB/s Read & 515MB/s Write [+67] (Single Drive)

Data Hard Drive: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [+110] (Single Drive)


Optical Drive: LG UH12LS28K 12X Blu-Ray Player & DVDRW Combo Drive (BLACK COLOR)

Keyboard: Xtreme Gear (Black Color) Multimedia/Internet USB Keyboard
Mouse: XtremeGear Optical USB 3 Buttons Gaming Mouse

Flash Media Reader/Writer: INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer (BLACK COLOR)

Internal USB Port: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports

Operating System: Microsoft® Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit Edition)
April 24, 2012 5:02:53 PM

Yea.... well the only thing i saw through the whole list that could use a change was the power supply. Change it to a 850 corsair or cooler master. for 1 680. 1200 watt is overpowered. You can SLI 680's on a 850
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April 24, 2012 6:15:37 PM

xbeater - I am not sure your post is helpful what so ever. Also, it takes money to make a computer. So yes, it is for the sake of spending money. I dont think I am well versed in the ways of Conjuration to summon one just yet.

Rockdpm - Thanks for your reply. I am not sure why I have the 1200W selected. I guess i hit it on accident when it was doing the shopping. Thanks for the info though. The PSU was an area I wasn't too sure about.
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April 24, 2012 6:40:33 PM

Don't select a CM PSU without careful research. Corsair is fairly safe to select, as most of their PSUs are good.

If you don't know enough to maintain liquid cooling, you shouldn't have it. It takes a certain amount of work and knowledge.

And finally, this thread is a bit annoying. It's a lot of work to wade through all that and get to the important stuff. I'm going to show you how to do it.

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April 24, 2012 7:05:11 PM

There. Now, unless you are getting SLI there is no reason to waste money on the board and processor. Also, 16GB of RAM is overkill, as you will never use even 8GB.

Here is a more resonable build that will be JUST AS GOOD at gaming. Everything you need and nothing you do not, about $2000

Case: In-Win Dragon Rider Full Tower Case w/ 1x120mm Front Fan, 1x220mm LED Side Fan, Front USB 3.0 x 2 & Water-Cooling Hole Ready [+64] (Black Color)


CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-2550K 3.40 GHz 6MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (All Venom OC Certified)

Cooling Fan: CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo Gaming Cooling Fan [+4]

Motherboard: [CrossFireX/SLI] ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Intel Z77 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ IRST, Lucid Virtu MVP, XFast Technologies, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, 3x PCIe x16 (2 Gen3, 1 Gen2), 2x PCIe x1 & 2 PCI [+49]

Memory: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory [+3] (Kingston HyperX [+16])

Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card [+571] (EVGA Superclocked [+13])

Power Supply Upgrade: * 650 Watts - Corsair CMPSU-650TXV2 80 Plus Power Supply - Quad SLI Ready [+77]

Hard Drive: 240 GB Intel 520 Series SATA-III 6.0Gb/s - 550 MB/s Read & 520 MB/s Write [+262] (Single Drive)

Data Hard Drive: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [+110] (Single Drive)

Optical Drive: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)

Operating System: Microsoft® Windows 7 Home Premium [+104] (64-bit Edition)

Ultra Care Option: Ultra Enhanced Packaging Solution - Protect Your Dream System During Transit [+19]
Professional Wiring for All WIRING Inside The System Chassis - Minimize Cable Exposure, Maximize Airflow in Your System [+19]

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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April 27, 2012 3:34:12 PM

I agree with Proximon... his build will function within 95% of yours and will be at least $500 less, if not more. i perhaps wouldve gone with around 850w. you could probably SLI on 650, but you'd be at the very max. plus you don't know what will come around the corner that you would want to add that sucks the juice...

and you don't need the prof wiring. with modern flat cables and the way cases are setup, they can't really mess it up. mine came beautifully arranged and tied without selecting that option.
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