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June 27, 2012 2:34:40 AM

CAS: Corsair Carbide Series 400R Mid-Tower Gaming Case

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

CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-3570 3.40 GHz 6MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1155
CS_FAN: Maximum 120MM Case Cooling Fans for your selected case

FAN: Corsair Hydro Series H60 High Performance Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Single Standard 120MM Fan)

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

HDD: 500GB Gaming Western Digital VelociRaptor 10,000RPM SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache WD5000HHTZ

MB_SRT: 30 GB Corsair Nova 2 SATA II 3.0Gb/s
SSD - 270MB/s Read & 220MB/s Write

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

MONITOR: 24" Widescreen 1920x1080 ASUS VS247H-P LCD

MOTHERBOARD: * [CrossFireX] ASUS P8Z77-V LX Intel Z77 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ IRST, Lucid Virtu MVP, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, 2x PCIe x16 (1 Gen3, 1 Gen2), 2x PCIe x1 & 3 PCI

NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
OS: Microsoft® Windows 7 Home Premium(64-bit Edition)

POWERSUPPLY: 800 Watts - Standard Power Supply - SLI/CrossFireX Ready

SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO

VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 1.2GB 16X PCIe Video Card (MSI Twin Frozr II OC 750 Mhz Powered by NVIDIA)

a c 91 B Homebuilt system
June 27, 2012 2:44:26 AM

If this is an iBuyPower rig. I wouldn't suggest it. I would learn to build it yourself and save some money as well as get a better variety to your parts. I can already tell you're about to be ripped off by that SSD, VelociRaptor and GPU. The PSU is also probably going to be a terrible brand/OEM one. H60 overpriced and doesn't perform.

Building a rig is easy, these Newegg videos sums it up pretty much.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CStOC0hET8&feature=play...

Judging by your build, I'm guessing you're looking at the $1000 mark. Check out my $1000 build here:
www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore
The 7870 is much better than the 570 and consumes less power, the PSU will be more reliable (or at least that's me) you're getting more features for the MB for less. SSD is larger. Plus with the i5 3570K you'll actually be able to overclock, unlike in your build since it doesn't have the unlocked multi.
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a b B Homebuilt system
June 27, 2012 2:44:58 AM

why would you use liquid cooling on a non k series i5-3570
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a b B Homebuilt system
June 27, 2012 2:50:48 AM

Any reason you're using the gtx 570 instead of the 480?

Also, with the ssd as a cache, the performance diference between the raptor and a 7,200 rpm drive will be failry small.

good luck!
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June 27, 2012 3:04:35 AM

Yea, I have already decided to change the HardDrive to

500GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD
60 GB ADATA S511 SATA III 6.0Gb/s SSD - 550MB/s Read & 500MB/s Write

And I understand using websites such as Ibuypower or something like that may cost slightly more but due to my job ( Military ) I dont have the time to order/assemble/troubleshoot my own rig like I would prefer to. Thats why some parts are listed when others would be a better choice ( unavailable to choose on website )
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June 27, 2012 6:32:36 AM

I'd still recommend building it yourself, it's not as hard as it looks like. If you order the parts at 1 company, you'll get all parts at the same day. Then you can assemble it in less than an hour, even if it's your first time (look some tutorials). And then you can install a clean windows, instead of this OEM windows with a lot of crap on it.

Besides, it would save you some money. :) 
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a c 91 B Homebuilt system
June 27, 2012 2:25:41 PM

^+1

People think it's a lot worse than it is. Google helped me troubleshoot every issue on my 1st build.
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June 27, 2012 8:02:12 PM

I would really prefer to do the order/build/assembly all from scratch and have an entire home built but aside from having no experience I'm sometimes not even sure if certain parts are compatable. Mostly like with the main parts CPU/MB/Gpu/Hard drive. And I was really wanting a dual drive with SSD+HDD and I'm not even sure if that complicate a first time build.

I do though understand how much more bang for your back $1200-$1500 goes on a home build than on a website build, that's why I have been so hesitant to order mine.
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June 28, 2012 9:41:38 AM

We are here to help, so before you order the components, we can check if it is, and will be compatible. And what you have to do. You can find any information you will need with google only. And if you don't trust it.. just ask it here.

Besides, it isn't going to use that much time. If you have time to play the games with your pre-build system, you also had time to build the system yourself, by just skipping some game hours ;) 
Time is no excuse! Haha
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