My new rig! Please help!

Hey guys. I was just browsing CyberPowerpc, cause I need a new gaming computer. It is going to be used only for gaming, and occasional youtube browsing!

Well, here it is:
NOTE: This configuration doesn't include any Operation System.

CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-3570K 3.40 GHz 6MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (All Venom OC Certified) [+40]

HDD: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (FREE Upgrade To 2TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive Only))

MEMORY: 8GB (2GBx4) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair or Major Brand)

MOTHERBOARD: [CrossFireX/SLI] ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Intel Z77 Chipset DDR3 ATX

Mainboard w/ IRST, Lucid Virtu MVP, XFast Technologies, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, 3x PCIe x16 (2 Gen3, 1 Gen2), 2x PCIe x1 & 2 PCI (All Venom OC Certified) [+66]


VIDEO: AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card [+243] (Major Brand Powered by AMD)

The total was $1499, and I didn't select a OS because I have a disk at home, so it's not necessary right? Can you guys just check to make sure if this is a good combo of everything? Thanks!

EDIT: Also, I selected the extreme OC option, they will overclock it for me right? And what would the final power be?

EDIT 2: Here's a direct link so it's easier for you guys to look at :D
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  1. Getting a generic PSU is a BAD IDEA - they can blow up and destroy the rest of your components.

    You probably need a copy of windows - the problem isn't the disk; it's the key.

    Closed loop cooling is crap - a decent air cooler usually costs less and performs better.

    This is cheaper, faster GPU, OCs better, has an SSD, better PSU, better screen, and includes an OS. DIY.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($81.27 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.37 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($419.98 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF XM (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($106.89 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.98 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.49 @ SuperBiiz)
    Monitor: Acer GD235HZbid 120Hz 23.6" Monitor ($249.87 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1463.82
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

    Newegg will toss in 8GB free ram with the mobo
  2. Thanks for the info, but the thing is I want them to build it for me so I'm strictly stricted to their site, so a lot of the things you mentioned aren't there. *Sad Face*

    And do you think my CPU/Mobo/Graphics card combo are good? If not, what could be better?
  3. Its not that hard to build. Its just like Lego's really.
  4. I just don't wanna take an unnecessary risk :P
    So can someone answer my questions?

    Thanks! :p
  5. *BASE_PRICE: [+709]
    CAS: Corsair Carbide 300R Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ front USB 3.0 [+11]
    CD: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)
    CD2: None
    COOLANT: Standard Coolant
    CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-3470 3.20 GHz 6MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1155
    CS_FAN: Default case fans
    FA_HDD: None
    FAN: Intel Certified CPU Fan & Heatsink [-20]
    FREEBIE_MB: None
    FREEBIE_VC: FREE AMD Tahiti Bundle Game Coupon [+0]
    GLASSES: None
    HDD: 128 GB OCZ Vertex 4 SATA-III 6.0Gb/s - 535 MB/s Read & 200 MB/s Write [+47] (Single Drive)
    HDD2: 2TB (2TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [+112] (Single Drive)
    IEEE_CARD: None
    IUSB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
    KEYBOARD: AZZA Multimedia USB Gaming Keyboard
    MB_SRT: None
    MEMORY: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory [+0] (Corsair or Major Brand)
    MONITOR: None
    MONITOR2: None
    MONITOR3: None
    MOTHERBOARD: * [CrossFireX/SLI] ASUS P8Z77-V LK Intel Z77 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ IRST, Lucid Virtu MVP, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, 3x PCIe x16 (2 Gen3, 1 Gen2), 2 PCie x1 & 2 PCI (Extreme OC Certified) [+36]
    MOUSE: None [+0]
    NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
    OS: Microsoft® Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit Edition)
    OVERCLOCK: No Overclocking
    POWERSUPPLY: * 750 Watts - Corsair CMPSU-750TXV2 80 Plus Power Supply - Quad SLI Ready [+71]
    SPEAKERS: None
    TEMP: None
    TUNING: None
    TVRC: None
    USB: None
    USBFLASH: None
    USBHD: None
    USBX: None
    VIDEO: AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card [+243] (Major Brand Powered by AMD)
    VIDEO2: None
    VIDEO3: None
    VIDEOCAMERA1: Creative Live! Cam Socialize w/ Noise-Canceling Microphone [+25]
    WNC: None
    _PRICE: (+1234)
    _view_: {3D43E2BF-247E-40D7-B3F5-1EE557A2134F}
    _load_: 10/26/2012 12:01:33 AM

    Where can you find a link?

    Then get a better monitor. You can get way better than a 23" 1080p 60Hz TN panel for $248.
  6. Thanks, I see you replaced the 3570k, the i5 3570k isn't good for gaming? And the case, would that case be good enough if I want them to overclock it? In your previous post you said something about the disk and key thing o.o. That completely went over me haha. What I meant is I already have a Window's 7 Disk at home, so couldn't I just use that? And I would prefer that they Overclock it :P. May I know why that motherboard is better? So basically my questions are related to, the processor, heatsink... (wth is that...), 2 hard drives, motherboard. Sorry if I'm asking so many questions, I just want to know about what I'm dealing with! You can find a link if you click on save (bottom left hand side).

  7. I5-3470 is not a oc cpu, i5 3570k is still better than it, seen the K? KUADKILL

    Joking bro, the window cd, if u already use it and u probably already use the cd key, which is unusable for a second time,

    I dont know if there another way around,

    Asrock is the best bang for buck, still overclock well
    But theres a little ram issue and not the best onboard sound card,

    Heatsink is the cooler on top of ur cpu, the better it is, the lower ur temperature, the higher ur overclock, :sol: :sol:
  8. If you're gaming no Ivy i5 will bottleneck you for a long time. As such a CPU OC is mainly a status/showoff thing with a recent CPU.

    The mobo is cheaper but won't OC as well. It still supports PCIe3.0 x8/x8 CF/SLI.

    You can probably get about 20% just by OCing it to the end of the "limited unlock". See:
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