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Good build? I think so.

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November 22, 2012 4:56:58 AM

So here it is. Want one that'll last me for a few years on high graphics. I play everything from MMOs to FPS to RTS. What yall think of this machine?

CARE1: Ultra Enhanced Packaging Solution - Protect Your Dream System During Transit [+19]

CARE3: Professional Wiring for All WIRING Inside The System Chassis - Minimize Cable Exposure, Maximize Airflow in Your System [+19]

CAS: Corsair Carbide Series 400R Mid-Tower Gaming Case [-28]

CD: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)

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

CS_FAN: 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)

FAN: Thermaltake Frio OCK CPU Cooler (Designed for Over-Clocker King)(CLP0575) [+38]

FREEBIE_MB: GIGABYTE GC-WB300D Exclusive Bluetooth 4.0/WiFi PCIe Expansion Card [+0]

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

IUSB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports

KEYBOARD: Cooler Master Storm QuickFire Pro Gaming Keyboard [+0]

MEMORY: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1866MHz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair Vengeance [Free upgrade from 1600MHz Major Brand])

MOPAD1: Razer Vespula Dual Sided Gaming Mouse Mat [+31]

MOTHERBOARD: * [CrossFireX/SLI] GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UP5 TH Intel Z77 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ IRST, Lucid Virtu MVP, 2x Thunderbolt, Ultra Durable 5, BT+WiFi Card, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, HDMI, 3x Gen3 PCIe x16, 3x PCIe x1 & 1 PCI (All Venom OC Certified) [+190]

MOUSE: AZZA Optical 1600dpi Gaming Mouse with Weight Adjustable Cartridge

NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network

OS: Microsoft® Windows 7 Home Premium [+104] (64-bit Edition)

POWERSUPPLY: 750 Watts - Corsair CMPSU-750TXV2 80 Plus Power Supply - Quad SLI Ready [+71]

SERVICE: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT

SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO

SPEAKERS: Logitech Z-506 5.1 Surround Speakers + Subwoofer System [+96]

VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card [+364] (EVGA Superclocked [-26])

VIDEO2: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card [+402] (EVGA Superclocked [-26])

_PRICE: (+1922)


I picked Windows 7 because I use it now and I like it but the upgrade to Windows 8 is free. This computer is strictly for gaming so any reason I should go to Windows 8? Havn't researched it much so I'm at a loss there.

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November 22, 2012 7:22:08 AM

That is way too much for that build in terms of money. You can get the same performance out of something cheaper.

I might be biased since I love building computers, but I would MUCH rather have one built myself over one built by someone else. You can better specify an upgrade path and ensure your computer is assembled correctly.
November 22, 2012 11:41:27 AM

I know it would be cheaper to build my own but unfortunatly it's not going to happen. I feel like this build is decent price for a prebuilt that will last me for a good few years at high graphics

EDIT: Also in the price is a $100 speaker system and it is all without the 5% discount so that helps some as well
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November 22, 2012 11:57:29 AM

Also, I forgot to mention I was on the fence about my cooling system. I know the Frio is a good fan, but would it be more wise to go with a similarly priced liquid cooling system? I have never had one so I can't go off my own experience on how they coold a machine like this compared to their fan counterparts

Plus I was thinking about switching the case to the Azza Hurrican 2000 Full Tower Gaming Case with 4 Hot Swappable HDD Cage & (4) 230MM Fans, mainly because I am all about keeping a system cool, and this case seems to have much better airflow than the 400R.

I am all about longevity on my machines and I think cooling has a lot to do with making the PC last. How are my cooling options looking?
November 22, 2012 7:04:42 PM

First, $20 for "professional wiring" is a joke. You can at least do that part yourself.

It really depends on how much you want to overclock. Realistically you should be fine with what you have unless you are overclocking past 4.5GHz.
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