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December 16, 2012 6:54:32 PM

Hey I've been looking at a computer for a while and I've come to the point where I am going to buy it and I wanted to know if everything is compatible and/or if there is a better price somewhere (I'm not building it).

Specs:

1 x Case ( NZXT Phantom Full Tower Gaming Case - Black )
0 x Case Lighting ( None )
0 x iBUYPOWER Labs - Noise Reduction ( None )
0 x iBUYPOWER Labs - Internal Expansion ( None )
1 x Processor ( Intel® Core™ i5-3570K Processor (4x 3.40GHz/6MB L3 Cache) - Intel Core i5-3570K )
1 x iBUYPOWER PowerDrive ( PowerDrive Level 2 - Up to 20% Overclocking )
1 x Processor Cooling ( Corsair Hydro Series H60 Liquid CPU Cooling System - Standard 120mm Fan )
1 x Memory ( 8 GB [4 GB X2] DDR3-1866 Memory Module - Corsair Vengeance )
1 x Video Card ( NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti - 2GB - EVGA Superclocked - Core: 1071MHz )
1 x Video Card Brand ( Major Brand Powered by AMD or NVIDIA )
1 x Free Stuff ( [FREE] - Gigabyte GC-WB300D Bluetooth 4.0 / Dual Band WiFi Expansion Card - Free with purchase of Intel i5 / i7 Desktop )
1 x Free Stuff ( [FREE Game Voucher] - Assassins Creed III - Free with purchase of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650Ti or above )
1 x Motherboard ( Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H -- 1x PCI-E 3.0 x16, 4x USB 3.0 )
0 x Intel Smart Response Technology ( None )
1 x Power Supply ( 500 Watt - Corsair CX500 V2 )
1 x Primary Hard Drive ( 1 TB HARD DRIVE -- 32M Cache, 7200 RPM, 6.0Gb/s - Single Drive )
0 x Data Hard Drive ( None )
1 x Optical Drive ( 24X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive - Black )
0 x 2nd Optical Drive ( None )
0 x Flash Media Reader / Writer ( None )
0 x Meter Display ( None )
1 x Sound Card ( 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard )
1 x Network Card ( Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100) )
1 x Operating System ( Windows 8 + Office 2010 Trial [Free 60-Day !!!] - 64-bit )
1 x Keyboard ( iBUYPOWER Standard Gaming Keyboard )
1 x Mouse ( iBUYPOWER Precision Gaming Mouse - Midnight Black )
0 x Monitor ( None )
0 x 2nd Monitor ( None )
0 x Speaker System ( None )
0 x Video Camera ( None )
0 x Case Engraving Service ( None )
1 x Warranty ( 3 Year Standard Warranty Service )

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December 16, 2012 7:26:29 PM

What is your main use for this PC?

If it is for gaming, then you have a very weak graphics card, and should be looking at a GTX670/7950 class card for a balanced pc.

Liquid cooling is expensive, noisy, less reliable, and is not needed. A decent air cooler will be just as good.

Ram faster than 1600 is largely useless with ivy bridge.

With your budget, you should have at least a 120gb SSD.
If your storage needs are modest, ditch the hard drive in favor of a 240gb ssd.

Windows 8 has had mixed reviews. Try it first, many will prefer windows 7.
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December 16, 2012 7:34:27 PM

geofelt said:
What is your main use for this PC?

If it is for gaming, then you have a very weak graphics card, and should be looking at a GTX670/7950 class card for a balanced pc.

Liquid cooling is expensive, noisy, less reliable, and is not needed. A decent air cooler will be just as good.

Ram faster than 1600 is largely useless with ivy bridge.

With your budget, you should have at least a 120gb SSD.
If your storage needs are modest, ditch the hard drive in favor of a 240gb ssd.

Windows 8 has had mixed reviews. Try it first, many will prefer windows 7.



My intentions are for gaming but I'm not going to be doing much of the first person shooters or things it will be mostly for minecraft and Skyrim. I can't really afford the 670's so i thought I would go for a lower card and upgrade later when I'm more educated on this stuff. Thanks for the reply though and I will look into the SSD and ram changes. Also what would a good SSD be I know read and write times are important but what would a good balance between the two be.
Thank you :) 
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December 16, 2012 7:38:58 PM

Stuffstuff123 said:
My intentions are for gaming but I'm not going to be doing much of the first person shooters or things it will be mostly for minecraft and Skyrim. I can't really afford the 670's so i thought I would go for a lower card and upgrade later when I'm more educated on this stuff. Thanks for the reply though and I will look into the SSD and ram changes.
Thank you :) 


If you might upgrade your graphics card later, a slightyl stronger psu up front is a good idea.
Here is a nice link to PSU requirements for different graphics cards:
http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm

Have you considered assembling a pc yourself?
Sum up the cost of the same parts to see how much ibuypower is charging for assembly.
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December 16, 2012 7:48:36 PM

geofelt said:
If you might upgrade your graphics card later, a slightyl stronger psu up front is a good idea.
Here is a nice link to PSU requirements for different graphics cards:
http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm

Have you considered assembling a pc yourself?
Sum up the cost of the same parts to see how much ibuypower is charging for assembly.


Thanks I will look into upping my PSU
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