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December 10, 2012 11:56:37 PM

Hey guys i just ordered this computer from www.ironsidecomputers.com , i rushed into it because i was really ready to stop playing on my crappy alienware. i also really want to start playing Battlefield 3. So I'd like to get a rating and review of my build, and some comments on it...definetly wanna know if i can play bf3 at high graphics :) 




1 x = $995.71
Case NZXT Guardian Blue (Mid Tower)(10% off)
Additional Case Fans None
Internal Lighting 12" Red Cold Cathode Lighting
AMD Processor AMD FX-8150 3.6GHz (Eight Core)
CPU Cooling Asetek 550LC High Performance Liquid Cooling
Liquid Cooling Tubing Color UV Green
AMD Motherboard [SLI / X-Fire] ASRock 970 EXTREME4 [Graphics Card Req.]
SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 {4 DDR3 Slots}
Overclocking Processor Stock Speed
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz
Memory Cooling None
Primary Hard Drive 1TB 7200 RPM
1st Optical Drive DVD Writer
Graphics Card Nvidia Geforce GT 630 1GB (Min. 450 Watt Power Supply)
Liquid Cool Graphics Card None
[SLI / X-fire] Second Video Card [x-fire] ATI Radeon 6670 1GB (Min. 600
Watt Power Supply)
[SLI / X-fire] Liquid Cool Graphics card None
Power Supply Standard 600 Watt
Operating System Windows 8 Home Premium 64 Bit
Networking Internal Wireless N 150Mbps
Sound Card Integrated HD Audio



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December 11, 2012 1:21:30 AM

I give it a 5/10 and that's only because I'm feeling generous.

You can't SLI/Crossfire the GT 630 with the HD 6670. Also, those GPUs completely suck for the $1000 price range. If you were to build your own, you could of had an i5 3570k paired with a HD 7950, GTX 670 or even the HD 7970. That website really ripped you off.

They didn't even include a SSD?
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December 11, 2012 1:23:18 AM

Unfortunately these GPUs will only get you barely low settings. They cannot be crossfired or SLI'd. They are both bottom end cards. Your best bet would be to use the 6670 as the main GPU and use the gt 630 as a PhysX card. That might get you medium settings. For this money you could have built a rig to play on max settings.
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December 11, 2012 1:59:45 AM

wow.what ******* bullshit is this, if it doesnt work, then why do they allow it on their site.
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December 11, 2012 2:02:53 AM

Because people will impulse buy it and make them a ton of money. You want to try to get at least a 7770 in there for medium-ish settings.
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December 11, 2012 2:04:40 AM

***...and i just ordered it
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December 11, 2012 2:06:18 AM

Can you return it? Or at least cancel the order?

I would highly suggest it. And then use the money to actually build your own. Watch a few tutorials. It really isn't that hard. I'm looking to build my first computer sometime in February.

Here's a great tutorial. I watch it all the time. He's humorous and explains everything very well...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4Js2A1qdB8
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December 11, 2012 2:06:49 AM

You do have a fine processor and the rest of the computer is fine. You WELL overpaid for it but the components are all fine. Once you get a good GPU in there it will game just fine.
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December 11, 2012 2:09:13 AM

i just emailed them and asked them while theyre building it to see if they can just fix that problem..and maybe if i have to pay a little bit more to get it fixed with 2 right graphics cards that will run sli
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