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July 15, 2012 10:38:55 PM

Hello, Im new on this account, but I forgot my password to the old account, as well as my email. Okay, so I've been shopping for a new PC for over a year now, and I finally have come to getting my Dream PC. Here is the current build I have been looking to get, please, any feedback is useful!

Case: Corsair Carbide Series 400R Mid-Tower Gaming Case [-33]
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 [-140]
Freebies: None
Performance Tuning Protection Plan by Intel: None
Venom Boost Fast And Efficient Factory Overclocking: No Overclocking
Cooling Fan: CoolIT ECO II-240 Extreme Performance Liquid Cooling System 240MM Radiator & Dual Fans
Coolant for Cyberpower Xtreme Hydro Water Cooling Kits: Standard Coolant
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 (Extreme OC Certified)
Freebies: None
Intel Smart Response Technology for Z77: None
Memory: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair or Major Brand)
Video Card: AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card [+146] (Major Brand Powered by AMD)
Freebies: None
Video Card 2: None
Video Card 3: None
Power Supply Upgrade: 700 Watts - Standard Power Supply - SLI/CrossFireX Ready
Hard Drive: 120 GB SanDisk Ultra SATA-II 3.0Gb/s SSD - 280MB/s Read & 270MB/s Write [-36] (Single Drive)
Data Hard Drive: 500GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [+77] (Single Hard Drive)
Hard Drive Cooling Fan: None
External Hard Drive (USB3.0/2.0/eSATA): None
USB Flash Drive: None
Optical Drive: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)
Optical Drive 2: None
Sound: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
3D Vision Glasses: None
LCD Monitor: None
2nd Monitor: None
3rd Monitor: None
Speakers: None
Network: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
Keyboard: Xtreme Gear (Black Color) Multimedia/Internet USB Keyboard
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: None
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 (64-bit Edition)
Media Center Remote Control & TV Tuner: None
Office Suite: None
Games: None
Ultra Care Option: None
Service: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT
Rush Service: NO; READY TO SHIP IN 10~15 BUSINESS DAYS

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July 15, 2012 11:27:18 PM

Budget?
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July 15, 2012 11:34:40 PM

Nothing wrong with that build - if you are gaming you should be fine
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July 15, 2012 11:35:48 PM

fpoon said:
Budget?

1180- 1200
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July 16, 2012 1:54:01 AM

Do you need a monitor, keyboard, or mouse? Also, where do you live? (state)
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July 16, 2012 2:26:48 AM

fpoon said:
Do you need a monitor, keyboard, or mouse? Also, where do you live? (state)

Have a monitor, Keyboard, and mouse.

Live in Colorado, US.
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July 16, 2012 2:57:20 AM

I have your build already.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($132.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ NCIX US)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Hard Drive: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Nine Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case ($94.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair 600W ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1177.77
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)

Note: If you live in Denver, you can buy the CPU at Microcenter and also save $50 on the motherboard. If not, you will have to buy both from Newegg.


This build has a better CPU (ability to overclock), a way better GPU (GTX 670 vs 7850), a better SSD (more reliability), and a bigger hard drive to store your stuff. However, it lacks a card reader, feel free to add one if you want.
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July 16, 2012 3:32:31 PM

Do not get that build (from Cyberpower).

you need to get a branded PSU, nothing labeled "standard" or "major brand".

Other than that it looks ok. change the RAM, GPU, and MOST IMPORTANTLY the PSU to a brand of your choice. i like HyperX, EVGA, and Corsair, respectively.

also, i would remove the card reader. its junk and takes a whole 5.25 bay (and they don't give you the cover). get one on newegg for like 6 bucks...
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July 16, 2012 6:38:34 PM

mojorisin23 said:
Do not get that build (from Cyberpower).

you need to get a branded PSU, nothing labeled "standard" or "major brand".

Other than that it looks ok. change the RAM, GPU, and MOST IMPORTANTLY the PSU to a brand of your choice. i like HyperX, EVGA, and Corsair, respectively.

also, i would remove the card reader. its junk and takes a whole 5.25 bay (and they don't give you the cover). get one on newegg for like 6 bucks...



i changed the ram and the power supply, why change the GPU? the 7850 performs great for the price, unless you have another reccomendation...
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July 17, 2012 2:24:34 PM

Oh... no. not the GPU itself, but change the 7850 to a "brand", is what i meant. i mean, its more like insurance against getting some no-name brand GPU. but i've heard people not selecting it and still getting the EVGA overlocked and i;ve heard people getting a brand of GPU they never heard of. its a crap shoot and completely up to you. but the PSU change was most important.

the card reader too... its crap.
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