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May 22, 2012 3:57:35 PM

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
Pro Overclocking
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.

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May 23, 2012 1:28:37 PM

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!
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