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Is This A Good Premade Custom Gaming Desktop Build?

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August 14, 2012 6:23:25 AM

Is this a good custom gaming computer build? I made it on Cyberpower and tried to make the best of it by taking up the "Back to school deals". I also made a few sacrifices here and there (such as not taking the care package thing for shipping). Is there anything I don't need (such as some of the noise reduction options and whatnot)? I'm not too sure on what to buy and I'm new at custom building PCs so I have no idea what hardware is the best bang for the buck. My budget is exactly $1500.

TOTAL PRICE: $1494/$1500
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Case: Thermaltake Commander Mid-Tower Gaming Case [-86] (Black Color)
Extra Case Fan Upgrade: Maximum Enermax 120MM Case Cooling Fans for selected case (Maximum Silent Operation) [+29] (1,000 RPM Black Color with No LED Enlobal Magnetic Barometric Bearing 17 dBA)
Noise Reduction Technology: Power Supply Gasket [+5]
Anti-Vibration Fan Mounts [+9]
CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-3820 Quad-Core 3.60 GHz 10MB Intel Smart Cache LGA2011 (All Venom OC Certified)
Performance Tuning Protection Plan by Intel: None
Venom Boost Fast And Efficient Factory Overclocking: Pro OC (Performance Overclock 10% or more) [+19]
Cooling Fan: Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA) (Dual Standard 120MM Fans (Push-Pull) [+9])
Coolant for Cyberpower Xtreme Hydro Water Cooling Kits: Standard Coolant
Motherboard: * (3-Way SLI Support) GIGABYTE X79 G1 Assassin 2 Intel X79 Chipset Quad Channel DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ UEFI DualBIOS, Creative 20K2 HD Audio, Killer E2100 LAN, USB3.0, SATA-III RAID, 3 Gen3 PCIe X16, 2 PCIe X1 & 1 PCI [+141]
Freebies: GIGABYTE GC-WB300D Exclusive Bluetooth 4.0/WiFi PCIe Expansion Card
Memory: 8GB (2GBx4) DDR3/1600MHz Quad Channel Memory (Corsair Vengeance [+22])
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 1.2GB 16X PCIe Video Card [-15] (MSI Twin Frozr II OC 750 Mhz Powered by NVIDIA)
Video Card 2: None
Power Supply Upgrade: 850 Watts - Thermaltake Smart Series SP-850M 80 Plus Bronze Modular Power Supply [+55]
Hard Drive: 2TB (2TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)
Data Hard Drive: None
Hard Drive Cooling Fan: None
Optical Drive: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)
Sound: * ASUS Xonar DS 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Audio Card [+49]
Network: Intel Pro Gigabite 10/100/1000 Network Card [+34]
Keyboard: (Keyboard & Mouse Combo) Razer Cyclosa Gaming Keyboard & Abyssus Gaming Mouse
Extra Thermal Display: NZXT Sentry-2 Fan Touch Screen Fan Control & Temperature Display [+29]
Wireless 802.11B/G Network Card: 802.11b/g/n 300Mbps PCI Wireless Adapter Network Card [+26]
Flash Media Reader/Writer: INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer (BLACK COLOR)
Power Protection: None
IEEE1394 Card: None
Internal USB Port: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit Edition)
Office Suite: Free Microsoft® Office® 2010 STARTER EDITION (Reduced-Functionality versions of Word and Excel that include advertising)
Ultra Care Option: Professional Wiring for All WIRING Inside The System Chassis - Minimize Cable Exposure, Maximize Airflow in Your System [+19]
Service: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT
Rush Service: NO; READY TO SHIP IN 5~10 BUSINESS DAYS
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Instead of an i7, what if I changed it to an i5 3570k? I'm hoping to build a computer that will not only last a long time but play future high-end games and MMORPGs (such as Blade & Soul, SCII, Diablo III, Vindictus, etc at highest settings with around 60 fps or more).

Here are some other PCs I may consider as well (but if you can show me better ones then I will be happy to look at them):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
http://www.amazon.com/CyberpowerPC-GLC8400-i7-3820-Cool...

Other details: I already have a monitor and speakers/headphones. Prebuilt is the best way for me to go because I have no experience building PCs and it's a hassle.
Any suggestions on a better build? Also, how long does the "back to school" megasale last?
August 15, 2012 2:00:02 PM

For the cyberpower build
You don't need such a huge case
You don't need the most expensive motherboard, just the cheapest z77 with sli support
You don't need an i7,take the cheapest i5
You don't need to overclock.
You don't need the silence gimmicks
You don't need the sound card
Your don't need a LAN card
you don't need 2tb
You do need a stronger graphics card,I recommend gtx 670
You do need a Solid State Drive as your primary hard drive with OS. The other should be the data one.


...as for the others I'd go with iBuypower Gamer supreme... though you should retry the cyberpower one.
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