I've created a build I think will satisfy my gaming needs easily. I also have Dragon & a Plantronics mic so I can write without typing. everything else is the usual. I bought my last system from cyberpower and it's lasted pretty well except for fan issues. So I went to custom their lowest end intel i7 box and ended up with the following build. Any feedback is welcome but especially for audio, cooling, PSU, and really anything you see that maybe not choosing another brand was a mistake. I researched these some to try to get reliable parts but am concerned I missed something. Please don't tell me to build it myself cheaper, I'm well aware and used to do it but it's been years and I've always been better with software than hardware.
Odd question, I'm wondering if I should get Bluetooth capability, maybe one day I can use it to run a single set of peripherals for multi boxes without a cabled switch box.
I have a similar build from CP. I'm not sure i7 is completely necessary... from what I gather you are doing word processing and things like that (school? work?) and then normal computer use (internet) and gaming, is that correct?
Its a decent build. I would change the CPU to an i5 - 3570 and use the $$ to go up to a 560 Ti.
Also, not selecting a brand is the biggest risk with CP. When it says "standard" or "major brand..." thats where the risk lies. For the vid card they usually offer EVGA which is probably the best brand out there, so shelling out another $15 for it is almost like insurance.
Same with RAM. for another $12 or so bucks, you can get name brand RAM like HyperX or Corsair Vengeance. I would recommend.
Also, use promo code SPRING0410 for 5% off.
Lastly, the bluetooth dongle is only $10 no? No use in sweating over $10. Actually, the same dongle is cheaper on newegg and amazon.
Thanks for your answer, other than playing MMO LOTR I really don't do games, just writing, surfing and photo editing. My current build is old, it has the first i7 available so I just figured I should stick with i7.