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July 4, 2012 6:24:08 AM

So im Getting CyberPowerPC to make a computer for me and i wanna know if my components work good together.

Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ Side-Panel Window

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

Cooling Fan: Thermaltake FRIO Overclocking Cooler Fan (CLP0564) [+20]

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) [+49]


Intel Smart Response Technology for Z77: 60GB Corsair Force Series SATA III 6.0Gb/s SSD - 550MB/s Read & 510MB/s Write [+95] (Single Drive)


Memory: 16GB (4GBx4) DDR3/1333MHz Dual Channel Memory [+32] (Corsair or Major Brand)

Video Card: AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card [+221] (Major Brand Powered by AMD)


Power Supply Upgrade: 800 Watts - Standard Power Supply - SLI/CrossFireX Ready [+41]

Hard Drive: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)

Data Hard Drive: 3TB (3TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [+185] (Single Drive)

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

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

LCD Monitor: 24" Widescreen 1920x1080 Sceptre E246W-1080P (23.6" Viewable)(Black Color) LED Backlight, Built-in Speaker, DVI, HDMI Input [+248]

Wireless 802.11 B/G/N Access Point: Linksys E1200 Wireless-N Router [+55]

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

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


Am i messing up somewhere? Am i making a mistake? Also someone told me that they wont prebuild my pc unless i pay 50$ wtf? :o  I thought they did that on all of there computers??? Also will they install windows 7 for me??? PLEASE HELP IT WOULD BE AWSOME IF YOU DID IM NEW TO TOMS HARDWARE AND I WOULD LOVE <3 TO GET A GOOD EXPERIENCE FROM IT!!!
July 6, 2012 4:11:05 PM

Multiple issues here.

1 - Change the PSU from a no name "standard" to Corsair, Thermaltake, or Antec. whatever their choices are this month. i like the Corsair TX850 v2.

2 - Unless youre doing some video editing or heavy graphics, reduce the RAM to 4gb x 2. also, get a branded RAM like Kingston Hyper X or Corsair Vengeance. I would also go up to 1600Mhz.

3 - Get a branded 7850... whatever is offered is usually a very good one (hence why they charge more).

4 - you don't need a HD cooler.

5 - I would get the monitor on newegg or amazon when there are promotional sales. its almost always cheaper.

6 - They will install Win. no worries.

7 - No... whatever you see at the total is what you pay. they will charge for shipping. and that reminds me, if you buy the monitor from them, they will add another $25 for shipping the monitor vs zero for newegg/amazon.

8 - use a promo code to get 5% off.

9 - i would lose the flash media reader. theres a reason its free. its crap and takes a whole 5.25 bay. an external one from newegg will run you $5 and will be a lot better (both aesthetically and functionally).

eveything else looks good... mobo, cpu, fan, case...
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