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I would like a computer that can play most games on ultra or high. I have little experience and was wondering if this build would be ok or if there are things i should change. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


1 x CoolerMaster HAF 922 Gaming Case-White Lightning


1 x AMD FX-8150 CPU (8x 3.60GHz/8MB L2 Cache)


1 x [SLI] Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 -- AMD 990FX w/ 4x PCI-E 2.0 x16


1 x 8 GB [4 GB X2] DDR3-1600 Memory Module-Corsair or Major Brand

Video Card

1 x AMD Radeon HD 7850 - 2GB-Single Card

Power Supply

1 x 750 Watt - Thermaltake TR2 TRX-750M-Free Upgrade to 850 Watt W0319RU ($20 Savings)

Processor Cooling

1 x Asetek 550LC Liquid CPU Cooling System (AMD)-Standard 120mm Fan

Video Card Brand

1 x Major Brand Powered by AMD or NVIDIA

Primary Hard Drive

1 x 1 TB HARD DRIVE -- 32M Cache, 7200 RPM, 6.0Gb/s-Single Drive

Optical Drive

1 x [12X Blu-Ray] LG BLU-RAY Reader, DVD±R/±RW Burner Combo Drive-Black

Sound Card

1 x Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio

Speaker System

1 x iBUYPOWER 2.1 Channel Stereo Super Bass Subwoofer Speaker System

Network Card

1 x Killer 2100 Gaming Network Card

Wireless Network Adapter

1 x LINKSYS AE1000 802.11n Dual-Band Wireless USB Adapter


1 x 24" LED 1920x1080 -- Sceptre E246W-1080P (23.6 viewable)-Save $60! FREE Upgrade from 22" Sceptre X220T-Naga


1 x iBUYPOWER USB Keyboard


1 x iBUYPOWER Internet Mouse

Operating System

1 x Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium + Office Starter 2010 (Includes basic versions of Word and Excel)-64-Bit


1 x 3 Year Standard Warranty Service

Rush Service

1 x Rush Service Fee (not shipping fee)-No Rush Service, Estimate Ship Out in 5~10 Business Days

Meter Display

1 x NZXT Sentry 2 Touch Screen Fan Controller & Temperature Display

Flash Media Reader / Writer

1 x 12-In-1 Internal Flash Media Card Reader/Writer-Black

Creative Labs - Internal Expansion

1 x iBUYPOWER Internal USB Expansion System

iBUYPOWER PowerDrive

1 x PowerDrive Level 2 - Up to 20% Overclocking

Motherboard USB / SATA Interface

1 x Motherboard default USB / SATA Interface

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  1. 1) drop the AMD cpu...seriously at $1800 theres absolutely no reason to not buy ivy bridge.

    2) At your budget t you should easily have a GTX 670 or 680 in there.

    3) Don't buy from ibuypower or other websites that build it for you. It's much better to buy parts for yourself and build it, you'll get much more bang for your buck and you'll be buying better parts.

    4) Those crappy speakers they give you don't need a $50 dedicated sound card. On board sound is enough unless you plan on spending $150+ on nice speakers
  2. If you build it yourself, you can build a powerful rig with dual HD7850's for around $1500. Check my sig.
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