Hi, I'm buying a gaming PC from CyberPower, and I was wondering whether I am getting a good deal, whether all of the parts are compatible with one another, whether there are any bottlenecks or potential bottlenecks, and if anyone has any recommendations to improve the system. Thanks for your help!!
Case: Corsair Carbide 300r Mid-Tower
Extra Case Fans: Maximum 120mm Case Cooling Fans
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570k @ 3.4 Ghz
Cooling Fan: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V LK Intel Z77 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard
RAM: 8 gb (4 gb x 2) of DDR3 G'Skill Ripjaws X @ 1600 Mhz
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 1.2GB 16X PCIe Video Card
Video Card Variety: MSI Twin Frozr II OC 750 Mhz Powered by NVIDIA
Power Supply: 1,000 Watts - Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 80 Plus Power Supply ( 80 Plus Gold)
Hard Disk 1: 120 GB SanDisk Ultra SATA-II 3.0Gb/s SSD - 280MB/s Read & 270MB/s Write
Data Hard Disk: 500GB Western Digital Caviar Black SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 7200 RPM HDD
Optical Drive: LG UH12LS28K 12X Blu-Ray Player & DVDRW Combo Drive
Network Card: Intel Pro Gigabite 10/100/1000 Network Card
It's better than Alienware by a long shot. I don't even have to look at the Alienware computer. Anything is better than alienware. They're overpriced and overrated.
Now on to your build...
First off, I'm gonna recommend you build your own. It's not that difficult. I'm more than willing to post links to some helpful tutorials.
I can already tell you the PSU is overkill. You'd be fine with a 750w 80+ bronze or silver power supply. That extra cash could go towards the GPU. This is the beauty of building your own. You have the option to pick and choose the exact parts that go into your system.
Thanks for your advice!! I downgraded the PSU to an 850 watt Thermaltake TR2 RX Modular 80 Plus Bronze, which is definitely enough I upgraded the SSD to a Vertex 4 128GB SATA III (they didn't have Vertex 3,) and the HDD to a WDC 1TB Black SATA III 6 gb/s drive. The only thing which I'm still undecided on is whether to get the Nvidia GTX 570 card, or the AMD 7850 (which is $15 more expensive)... Which one of those do you think is better? Anything above that is quite a bit more money :\
It would definitely be more customizable (and less expensive) to build one myself, but I'm going to college and my parents want me to get a computer that's already built (I guess so I don't build it incorrectly?)
PS Do you know whether Windows comes pre-installed on the SSD if it's bought from Cyberpower, or if they send it to you still in the box?
If they are prebuilding the pc for you, it should come pre installed. You'll still need to check the website and make sure. Or at least call 'em before you make the purchase. They'll be able to clarify that for you.