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July 10, 2012 5:46:59 PM

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ Adjustable HDD Cage (Black Color)

Laser Engraving: None

Laser Engraving Message:

Internal USB Extension Module: None

Neon Light Upgrade: None

Extra Case Fan Upgrade: Default case fans

Noise Reduction Technology: None

CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-3570 3.40 GHz 6MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 [-20]

Freebies: FREE! Tribes: Ascend Promo Pack ($60 value)

Performance Tuning Protection Plan by Intel: None

Venom Boost Fast And Efficient Factory Overclocking: No Overclocking

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

Coolant for Cyberpower Xtreme Hydro Water Cooling Kits: Standard Coolant

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 (Extreme OC Certified)

Freebies: GIGABYTE GC-WB300D Exclusive Bluetooth 4.0/WiFi PCIe Expansion Card

Intel Smart Response Technology for Z77: None

Memory: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair or Major Brand)

Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 2GB 16X PCIe Video Card [+86] (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)

Freebies: None

Video Card 2: None

Video Card 3: None

Power Supply Upgrade: 600 Watts - Standard Power Supply - SLI/CrossFireX Ready

Hard Drive: 120 GB OCZ Agility 3 SATA-III 6.0Gb/s SSD - 525MB/s Read & 500MB/s Write [-22] (Single Drive)

Data Hard Drive: None

Hard Drive Cooling Fan: None

External Hard Drive (USB3.0/2.0/eSATA): None

USB Flash Drive: None

Optical Drive: Sony 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive [+4] (BLACK COLOR)

Optical Drive 2: None

Sound: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO

3D Vision Glasses: None

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

2nd Monitor: None

3rd Monitor: None

Speakers: 600Watts PMPO Subwoofer Stereo Speakers [+15]

Network: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network

Keyboard: Tt eSports Challenger Pro Gaming Keyboard Black [+53]

Mouse: XtremeGear Optical USB 3 Buttons Gaming Mouse

Mouse Pad: None

Gaming Gear: None

Extra Thermal Display: None

Wireless 802.11B/G Network Card: None

External Wireless Network Card: None

Wireless 802.11 B/G/N Access Point: None

Bluetooth: None

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

Video Camera: None

Headset: Creative Fatal1ty Gaming Headset [+49]

Cable: None

Power Protection: None

IEEE1394 Card: None

Internal USB Port: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports

USB Port: None

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

Media Center Remote Control & TV Tuner: None

Office Suite: Free Microsoft® Office® 2010 STARTER EDITION (Reduced-Functionality versions of Word and Excel that include advertising)

Games: None

Ultra Care Option: None

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

I get this system, monitory, keyboard, mouse, headset, and operating system for around $1200. Is this fairly priced for being a prebuilt system?

Is there anything I have left that out that I may need, or that I would regret not getting. Any changes that might be suggested?

Thanks

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July 10, 2012 6:48:39 PM

Corsair Hydro Series H60 High Performance Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Single Standard 120MM Fan)
waste of money and not needed i5-3570 can't overclock so no need for aftermarket cooler
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July 10, 2012 6:49:21 PM

What's your budget i will build you a kick ass gaming rig
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July 10, 2012 7:07:26 PM

The cooling system is on sale and was the same price as fan cooling. My budget is around 1200 including the accessories I mentioned. I need a prebuilt because I don't have the knowledge or time to build my own.
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July 10, 2012 7:18:23 PM

Oh o.k. well that system is not worth that much i am sorry to say it's only worth about $1,000
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July 10, 2012 7:21:48 PM

Including a gaming keyboard, headset, and monitor?
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July 10, 2012 7:28:16 PM

bkd1049 said:
I get this system, monitory, keyboard, mouse, headset, and operating system for around $1200. Is this fairly priced for being a prebuilt system?

While 'fairly priced' and 'prebuilt system' are usually mutually exclusive here on Tom's, if you're adamant about not building yourself, then that's not a terrible deal. Unless you live somewhere exceptionally hot, I'd recommend just sticking to Intel's stock cooling instead of getting the H60 or other aftermarket fans, you'll really see no benefit. Other than that, it seems satisfactory. The GTX560 is a bit middle-of-the-roadish in terms of performance, but it'll play most games at high/higher details at 1080p.
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July 10, 2012 7:55:59 PM

bkd1049 said:
Including a gaming keyboard, headset, and monitor?
Yes
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July 10, 2012 8:11:01 PM

mousseng said:
While 'fairly priced' and 'prebuilt system' are usually mutually exclusive here on Tom's, if you're adamant about not building yourself, then that's not a terrible deal. Unless you live somewhere exceptionally hot, I'd recommend just sticking to Intel's stock cooling instead of getting the H60 or other aftermarket fans, you'll really see no benefit. Other than that, it seems satisfactory. The GTX560 is a bit middle-of-the-roadish in terms of performance, but it'll play most games at high/higher details at 1080p.



How would a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 1.2GB 16X PCIe Video Card - MSI Twin Frozr II OC 750 Mhz fair in comparison?
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July 10, 2012 8:21:52 PM

About 20% better minimum, you'll likely get more performance than that due to the overclock (which you can push further yourself, if you so desire).
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July 10, 2012 11:05:30 PM

Would I need a bigger power supply to go along with the 570 as well?
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July 10, 2012 11:18:22 PM

Considering CyberPower puts no-name PSUs in for their "standard" power supply option, yeah I'd really recommend it. Don't get me wrong when I said the 560 was middle-of-the-roadish - it's still a very capable video card, it's simply a mid-range card.

That said, I'd still recommend getting a better PSU for it.
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July 11, 2012 3:46:55 PM

I plan on playing Guild wars 2 and would like to do so on max settings. Will the 1.2g size of the 570 still be better than the 2.0g size of the 560 for the massive area and large number of players in mass pvp?
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July 11, 2012 6:00:01 PM

Do not buy this build. Do not get anything from CP that says "or major brand" or "standard". it is crap and will cause you many many problems. most of the negative reviews about CP are because of this.

-change the PSU to a named brand like Corsair or Thermaltake.
-change the RAM to a brand CP offers (usually HyperX or Vengeance).
-add Max default case fans for $9
-i would not get the water cooler. just get a good fan like Thermaltake FRIO or Hyper evo. its easier to maintain.
-i would recommend at least moving to the 560 Ti over the 2gb version.
-don't get the peripherals (keyboard, monitor) from CP. go on newegg and sign up for their daily promo emails. i got that same monitor for $129 (no tax or shipping; if you buy a monitor from CP, they will charge you another $25 shipping).
-the internal card reader is a pick'em. i would say 'no' to it and get an external one from newegg or amazon for like $5. it takes up a whole 5.25 drive bay and is of very low quality.

other notes: you don't have a data hard drive. just the 128gb SSD. i assume you have another drive already?


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July 11, 2012 6:01:43 PM

Forgot to add: use the promo code for CP when purchasing for 5% off. used to be SPRING0410. might not be anymore, but just google it, there's always one out there...
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