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CyberPower Config for Planetside 2 Would Appreciate Feedback

December 7, 2012 10:14:41 PM

I originally posted a build in the prebuilt section, but I see there is an entire section for CyberPower so I'm posting here. Would appreciate advice. Thanks!

CAS: * Azza Hurrican 2000 Full Tower Gaming Case with 4 Hot Swappable HDD Cage & (4) 230MM Fans [+60]
CD: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive [-34] (BLACK COLOR)
CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-3570K 3.40 GHz 6MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (All Venom OC Certified) [-110]
FAN: * Cooler Master V6 GT CPU Cooler (Nickle Plated Double-V Heatpipe w/ Color Changing LED Cap) [+22]
HDD: 120GB Corsair Force GT Series SATA-III 6.0 Gb/s SSD - 555MB/s Read & 515MB/s Write [+23] (Single Drive)
HDD2: 2TB (2TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [+112] (Single Drive)
MEMORY: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1866MHz Dual Channel Memory [+0] (Patriot Viper III [Free upgrade from 1600MHz Major Brand])
MOTHERBOARD: [CrossFireX/SLI] GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-D3H Intel Z77 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ IRST, Lucid Virtu MVP, Ultra Durable4 Classic, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, 3x Gen3 PCIe x16, 3x PCIe x1 & 1 PCI (All Venom OC Certified) [+49]
OS: Microsoft® Windows 8 (64-bit Edition)
POWERSUPPLY: * 750 Watts - Corsair CMPSU-750TXV2 80 Plus Power Supply - Quad SLI Ready [+57]
VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card [+278] (EVGA Superclocked)

Price: $1331.90 (w/ 5% off for no rush)
$1281.90 (w/ $50 in rebates)

Newegg prices on the components plus Win 8 add up to over $1300 so this prebuilt appears to be a good value.

Outside of gaming my planned uses are simple web browsing, office apps, etc. No video encoding or CPU intensive work programs. For gaming the most needy game right now is Planetside 2. I would like to play it on ultra or close to it. I've heard Planetside 2 is CPU intensive. Will the i5 provide plenty of juice?

1. I may add another 670 in SLI down the road. This MOBO and the TX750 would allow that right?
2. Do you have any advice on the case? I chose the Azza Hurrican 2000 Full Tower Gaming Case because it was the cheapest full tower. The Cooler Master HAF 912 is cheaper. Is is still plenty big for components plus future SLI?
3. Chose 120GB Corsair Force GT Series SATA-III 6.0 Gb/s SSD - 555MB/s Read & 515MB/s Write for SSD b/c of write speed and brand. Is 120 gb big enough for OS, a few apps, and a couple of ~10 gb games?
4. Is the CPU cooler I chose a good deal at $42 plus a $20 rebate or should I just go stock cooler?

Would appreciate your opinions plus feedback on the build. Thanks!

Here's the link that I used btw.

You can see which cases, SSDs, etc. I can choose from so you can give me advice. Please? :(