I've begun building a gaming desktop on Cyberpowerpc.com. I have built a pretty nice machine, but its price is a little over what I wanted. I need some advice on what I can tune down a little and still get the same or close to the same performance. Here is the link to the desktop before I customized it. http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/CyberPower_Z77_Confi...
Case: Raidmax Blade Mid-Tower Gaming Case.
Case fan: Default for this product.
Processor: i5-3570k 3.40 GHz 6MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1155
Cooling Fan: Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan
Motherboard: [CrossFireX] Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H Intel Z77 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ IRST, Lucid Virtu MVP, Ultra Durable4 Classic, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, 2x Gen3 PCIe x16, 3x PCIe x1 & 2 PCI.
RAM: 8GB (2GBx4) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair or Major Brand)
Video Card: Nvidia Geforce GTX 560 2gb (it was a free upgrade to 2gb).
Power Supply: 700 Watts - Standard Power Supply - SLI/CrossFireX Ready
Hard Drive: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)
Optical Drive: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive
Sound: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
Network: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
Mouse and Keyboard: Razer Cyclosa Gaming Keyboard & Abyssus Gaming Mouse (free with a sale special)
Wireless Network Card: PCI Wireless 802.11n 150Mbps Network Interface Card
Flash Media Writer: INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit Edition)
I also have Diablo 3 in that but it has a 60$ Mail In Rebate so it's free.
Please advise quickly because some of the deals only last 'til May 28th.
Multiple issues with this build. First of all, what is your budget and will it be primarily gaming PC?
as a rule of thumb, never get anything from cp labeled "standard" or "major brand".
so nix the PSU. go with a Corsair, Coolermaster, or RAIDMAX (cheaper but not the best).
Change the RAM to 4gb x 2 config and get a branded one... Vengeance or Hyper X are the usual offerings.
i would upgrade from the 560 2gb to the 560 Ti 1gb. its a better card.
You could easily OC the thing yourself and save some money there.
i would lose that budget liquid cooler and get a regular fan. Thermaltake FRIO or Hyper 212 EVO.
use promo code for 5% off if over 1k. there are other promo codes for totals less than 1k. either way, keep some of your money!