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[iBuyPower] First Gaming Desktop

Hi, I am looking to buy a gaming desktop for the first time. I did a lot of research and I managed to create a computer on the Cyberpower website.

I want to max out all current games on a 1920x1080 res monitor. Is there anything I need to change? Also, is there anything I can do to make it cheaper but still max out all current + some future games?

I might be overclocking in the future.

I do not want to go above $1,400.00

Thanks. :)

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Case::NZXT Tempest 210 Mid-Tower Gaming Case

Processor::Intel® Core™ i5-3570K Processor (4x 3.40GHz/6MB L3 Cache) - Intel Core i5-3570K

Processor Cooling::Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo Gaming Cooling Fan

Memory::8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair Vengeance)

Video Card::AMD Radeon HD 7970 - 3GB - Single Card

Motherboard::Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H -- 1x PCI-E 3.0 x16, 4x USB 3.0

Power Supply::600 Watts - Corsair CMPSU-600CXV2 Builder Series CX600 V2 80 Plus Certified Power Supply

Primary Hard Drive::2TB (2TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)

Data Hard Drive::None

Optical Drive::24X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive - Black (x2)

Network Card:: Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100)

OS::Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit

Warranty::3 Year Standard Warranty Service

Price After Shipping and Tax: $1,382.00 USD
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  1. Best answer
    If you want to save some money, you can ditch the cpu cooler and get one once you start overclocking. I wouldn't recommend liquid cooling. Just a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo will do. You can achieve 4.5 ghz with it, and it's far cheaper.

    You can also downgrade your PSU to 600W.

    I would recommend getting an SSD if you want to decrease load times. 128gb will be splendid.
  2. It says that I need atleast 800W on the website. Also if the site is wrong will 600W leave room for overclocking?

    I don't really mind loading times and I don't think it is really an option since I need to get it down as cheap as possible. I am mainly just interested in performance in-game.
  3. Eman7002 said:
    It says that I need atleast 800W on the website. Also if the site is wrong will 600W leave room for overclocking?

    I don't really mind loading times and I don't think it is really an option since I need to get it down as cheap as possible. I am mainly just interested in performance in-game.


    600w is more than enough for a single 7970 even with overclocking. Although I would go with something other than "standard" psu... either a corsair or a seasonic are probably the best for reliability...

    You don't need liquid cooling to overclock... air overclock will be fine for a first time overclocker...
  4. Hmm, I looked on the Cyberpower website and it has many more options, I think I will configure it there.
  5. cyberpowerpc is even worse at overcharging....
  6. You are wrong my friend. I chose a 600W PSU and I got the OK :D

    Also I am actually saving $100 dollars because of the back to school sale, and I am getting bluetooth and a headset for free!
  7. I updated the specs. Am I good?
  8. Chairman Ray said:
    If you want to save some money, you can ditch the cpu cooler and get one once you start overclocking. I wouldn't recommend liquid cooling. Just a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo will do. You can achieve 4.5 ghz with it, and it's far cheaper.

    You can also downgrade your PSU to 600W.

    I would recommend getting an SSD if you want to decrease load times. 128gb will be splendid.

    i would actually go up to at most 1000w
  9. Best answer selected by Eman7002.
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