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Can someone critique my build from CyberPower?

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June 17, 2012 11:01:08 PM

Hello, I was wondering if someone would give me advice on my build idea from Cyberpower. I started off with the cheapest configuration setting at http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/CyberPower_H61_Confi...

Approximate Purchase Date: Within days

Budget Range: 1500-1800

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (primarily ones with high CPU usage like Paradox titles + newer titles with other high requirements like The Witcher 2)

Parts Not Required: Keyboard and Mouse...(mouse is free with my build)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: CyberPower, Ibuypower

Overclocking: Yes, I'm just having them do it.

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe. I really want advice on this.

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200

Additional Comments: My main concern is that I want a proper cooling system. I don't want overheating issues.

So yeah, here's my build:

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*BASE_PRICE:[+489]

BLUETOOTH:None

CARE1:Ultra Enhanced Packaging Solution - Protect Your Dream System During Transit [+19]

CARE2:Cooler Master Thermal Fusion 400 Extreme Performance CPU - Thermal Compound Optimized for Thermal Dissipation [+10]

CAS:Xion Predator 970 Gaming Series Mid Tower Case w/ 2 External Removable HDD Bays [+2]

CASUPGRADE:None

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

CD2:None

COOLANT:Standard Coolant

CPU:Intel® Core™ i5-3570K 3.40 GHz 6MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (All Venom OC Certified) [+116]

CS_FAN:Maximum 120MM Case Cooling Fans for your selected case [+9]

ENGRAVING:None

ENGRAVING_MSG:

FA_HDD:Vigor iSURF II Hard Disk Drive Cooling System [+21] (1 x System)

FAN:Corsair Hydro Series H60 High Performance Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Dual Standard 120MM Fans (Push-Pull) [+9])

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

FREEBIE_CS:None

FREEBIE_MB:None

GLASSES:None

HDD:* 60 GB OCZ Agility 3 SATA III 6.0Gb/s SSD - 525MB/s Read & 475MB/s Write [+8] (Single Drive)

HDD2:500GB SATA-III 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [+79] (Single Drive)

IEEE_CARD:IEEE 1394 CARD AND DRIVER [+19]

IUSB:Built-in USB 2.0 Ports

KEYBOARD:Xtreme Gear (Black Color) Multimedia/Internet USB Keyboard

MB_SRT:None

MEMORY:8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory [+51] (Corsair XMS with Heat Spreader)

MONITOR:24" Widescreen 1920x1080 ASUS VS247H-P LCD [+157]

MONITOR2:None

MONITOR3:None

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 (All Venom OC Certified) [+89]

MOUSE:XtremeGear Optical USB 3 Buttons Gaming Mouse

NETWORK:o nboard Gigabit LAN Network

NOISEREDUCE1:Sound Absorbing Foam on Side, Top And Bottom panels [+29]

NOISEREDUCE2:Anti-Vibration Fan Mounts [+9]

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

OVERCLOCK:p ro OC (Performance Overclock 10% or more) [+19]

POWERSUPPLY:700 Watts - Standard Power Supply - SLI/CrossFireX Ready [+36]

RUSH:NO; READY TO SHIP IN 10~15 BUSINESS DAYS

SERVICE:STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT

SOUND:HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO

SPEAKERS:None

TEMP:None

TUNING:* Intel® Core™ i5-3570K Performance Tuning Protection Plan by Intel [+24]

TVRC:None

USB:None

USBFLASH:None

USBHD:None

USBX:None

VIDEO:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card [+390] (EVGA Superclocked [+0])

VIDEO2:None

VIDEO3:None

WNC:None

_PRICE:( +1689)


June 17, 2012 11:15:53 PM

For you price range this is a perfect computer

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June 17, 2012 11:26:55 PM

Well, it does have crossfire which I was thinking about...but it's got a couple of things missing like:

- An OS...I don't want to use an old copy of Vista I've got laying around.
- A Monitor
- A SSD for my OS

And it's an AMD...I haven't seen anyone recommend them over the Intel i series...I've looked at several builds and most recommend a i5 sandybridge or better.
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