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December 11, 2012 10:03:53 PM

Hi, Is this a good computer,I customized it on iBuyPower.com website and it doesn't come with a monitor and shipping isn't included so the price is $823.00,is their anything I should improve? And my main game that I want it to run good on is GTA IV. Also Im not sure what monitor I will be getting but im interested in this one if you need it~http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=&sku=...

Specifications:




Case
AZZA Armour Gaming Case - Blue
Case Lighting
None
iBUYPOWER Labs - Noise Reduction
None
iBUYPOWER Labs - Internal Expansion
None
Processor
AMD FX-6300 CPU (6x 3.50GHz/6MB L2 Cache)
iBUYPOWER PowerDrive
None
Processor Cooling
Asetek 550LC Liquid CPU Cooling System (AMD) - Standard 120mm Fan
Memory
8 GB [2 GB X4] DDR3-1600 Memory Module - Corsair or Major Brand
Video Card
AMD Radeon HD 7770 - 1GB - Single Card
Video Card Brand
Major Brand Powered by AMD or NVIDIA
Motherboard
Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 -- AMD 970
Power Supply
500 Watt - Corsair CX500 V2
Primary Hard Drive
1 TB HARD DRIVE -- 32M Cache, 7200 RPM, 6.0Gb/s - Single Drive
Data Hard Drive
None
Optical Drive
24X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive - Black
2nd Optical Drive
None
Flash Media Reader / Writer
None
Meter Display
None
Sound Card
3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard
Network Card
Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100)
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium + Office Starter 2010 (Includes basic versions of Word and Excel) 64-Bit
Monitor
None
2nd Monitor
None
Speaker System
None
Video Camera
None
Case Engraving Service
None
Warranty
3 Year Standard Warranty Service
Rush Service
Rush Service Fee [HOLIDAY RUSH !!!], Delivery by Christmas
Keyboard
1 x iBUYPOWER Standard Gaming Keyboard
Mouse
1 x iBUYPOWER Standard Gaming Mouse Blood Red

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December 11, 2012 10:17:32 PM

Depends what is the price you're paying for it
And what resolution and games you want to play and what details
This comp should handle the newest games @ med settings 1080p, maybe not 60fps+ (due to GPU) but still playable.
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December 11, 2012 10:22:14 PM

I don't think so.

As a rule amd is a poor gaming cpu.
Few games use more than 2-3 fast cores.
The extra cores of the FX-6300 will hardly be used, and amd cores are much slower than Intel at the same clock rate.

For balance, you should budget twice as much for your graphics card as for the cpu.
Here, you have a $140 cpu and a $150 gpu.
You would game better with a $90 Intel G870
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
and a $170 7850
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I think liquid cooling is expensive noisy, less reliable, and cools no better than a decent air cooler.

Can you price out the components, and see what they are charging you for assembly?
You may do better by building one yourself.
This discussion selecting the parts is the only complex part of the process.
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December 11, 2012 10:47:53 PM

The FX6300 beats the i3 3220 overall and even more so in online multiplayer 64 player BF3 or games that have lots of players and are decently threaded. The G870 stands no chance
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/fx-8350-83...
Liquid cooling is actually more quiet and cools better but there is great variety overall (some air does some water)
Of course it would be wiser to spend more on graphics than cpu
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December 11, 2012 10:48:10 PM

I agree with Geofelt on this one. You're really undercutting your gaming performance with that GPU. A Radeon HD 7850 or 7870 would provide a much more balanced configuration. I think you could do much better for the same budget by building it yourself. This Costs slightly less and yet will perform far better.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($31.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($289.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.73 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($61.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On IHAS324-98 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $741.65
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-11 19:47 EST-0500)
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