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January 5, 2013 8:27:50 PM

Hello,

I was using cyberpowerpc and i am trying to buy a gaming computer. Below are two options of what i selected but don't know which setup i picked is best. I mainly play flying games. Any help will be greatly appreciated. I have between 1400 - 1500 dollars to spend.

Option 1

CPU: AMD FX-8120 3.10 GHz Eight-Core AM3 CPU 8MB L2 Cache & Turbo Core Technology

HDD: 120 GB SAMSUNG 840 Series SATA-III 6.0Gb/s SSD - 530MB/s Read & 130MB/s Write [-34] (Single Drive [Free upgrade from 64GB A-DATA SP900 SSD (Double SSD Capacity - Single drive only)])

MEMORY: 16GB (4GBx4) DDR3/1866MHz Dual Channel Memory [ 84] (G.SKILL Ripjaws X [ 15])

MOTHERBOARD: [CrossFireX] GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3 AMD 970 Chipset Socket AM3 ATX Mainboard w/ Touch Bios, Ultra Durable 2, On/Off Charge, 7.1 Audio, GbLAN, 2 Gen2 PCIe X16, 3 PCIe X1 & 2 PCI

SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO

VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB 16X PCIe Video Card [ 92] (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)

Option 2


CPU: AMD FX-8120 3.10 GHz Eight-Core AM3+ CPU 8MB L2 Cache & Turbo Core Technology

HDD: 120 GB SAMSUNG 840 Series SATA-III 6.0Gb/s SSD - 530MB/s Read & 130MB/s Write [-34] (Single Drive [Free upgrade from 64GB A-DATA SP900 SSD (Double SSD Capacity - Single drive only)])

MEMORY: 16GB (4GBx4) DDR3/1866MHz Dual Channel Memory [+84] (G.SKILL Ripjaws X [+15])

MOTHERBOARD: [CrossFireX] GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3 AMD 970 Chipset Socket AM3+ ATX Mainboard w/ Touch Bios, Ultra Durable 2, On/Off Charge, 7.1 Audio, GbLAN, 2 Gen2 PCIe X16, 3 PCIe X1 & 2 PCI

SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO

VIDEO: AMD Radeon HD 7770 1GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card (Major Brand Powered by AMD)

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January 5, 2013 11:33:39 PM

both those PCs suck... just buy one off craigslist, you can find much better much cheaper
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January 6, 2013 12:03:50 AM

I agree with Havene123, besides the craigslist part.

Always good to shop around and have more options, here is where I bought my first and second gaming computer, have been very satisfied with them both. http://www.betawerkz.com/
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January 6, 2013 2:52:41 AM

for $1400 you can build a computer that will be 10x better at least than either of those builds.
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January 6, 2013 3:39:09 AM

WAY better if you don't want to go homebuilt




Vesta FX 5200

Reg. Price:
$1,417.12
Instant Discount:
-$10.00
Your Price:
$1,407.12
Extra Savings: Your price will be $1,397.12 after $10.00 mail in rebate.
Vesta FX 5200
AMD FX 8350 8 Core Processor
MSI Radeon HD 7950 3GB Graphics
8GB DDR3 Memory (RAM)
4 USB 3.0 Ports
750W 80 Plus Modular Power Supply
7.1 high definition audio
Onboard Gigabit Ethernet
Windows 8 64-bit
Configuration Detail (4791388) @ Jan 05, 2013
Category Description Quantity Price
Special Promotions NCIXPC Vesta FX 5200 PROMO: Deus Ex Nexuiz & Battlefield 3 Electronic Digital Download Coupon 1 $0.03
Processors (CPUs) AMD FX-8320 8 Core Processor Socket AM3+ 3.5GHZ 16MB 125W Retail Box 1 $181.27
CPU Heatsinks Antec Kuhler H2O 620 Liquid CPU Cooling System LGA775/1155/1156/1366 AM2/AM3/AM3/FM1 + 2000RPM 1 $55.09
Motherboards MSI 990FXA-GD65 V2 ATX AM3+ 990FX DDR3 2PCI-E16 4PCI-E1 1PCI CrossFire SATA3 USB3.0 Motherboard
$10.00 mail in rebate, valid from Jan 01, 2013 to Jan 31, 2013
Rebate Form: http://source.ncix.com/pdf/http://www.mirhelp.com/msi/m... 1 $126.34
DDR3 Desktop Memory G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-14900CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1866 CL9-10-9-28 Memory 1 $50.21
Video Cards MSI Radeon HD 7970 925MHZ 3GB 5.5GHZ GDDR5 DVI HDMI 2XMINIDP PCI-E Video Card 1 $429.99
Computer Cases Antec P280 XL-ATX Tower Case Black 3X5.25 2X2.5 6X3.5IN 2X120MM Top 1X120MM Rear Front USB3.0 No PSU 1 $98.88
Power Supplies Antec High Current Gamer 750W 24PIN ATX12V V2.3 Active PFC 80 Plus Bronze SLI Power Supply 135mm Fan 1 $122.22
Operating Systems Microsoft Windows 8 64Bit English DVD *for NCIX PC Only*
$10.00 instant discount, valid from Dec 29, 2012 to Mar 31, 2013 1 $97.98
Hard Drives Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200RPM SATA3 64MB Cache 3.5in Internal Hard Drive 1 $95.73
Solid State Drives - SSD Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5in SATA3 MDX Solid State Disk Flash Drive SSD 1 $98.41
CD & DVD Drives Samsung SH-224BB 24X SATA DVD Writer Black 1 $16.14
Sound Cards Please Use The Onboard Sound Card Integrated On My Motherboard 1 $3.53
Network Adapters Please Use The Onboard Network Ethernet Card Integrated On My Motherboard 1 $0.35
Assembly Options PC Assembly And Testing with 1 Year Limited NCIX System Warranty PRE-CONFIG WIN. OS If Purchased
PC Assembly & Testing does not include servers and requires an additional 4-5* business days to ship once all parts are in stock. NCIX will install aftermarket heatsinks or pre-filled CPU liquid coolers. Current lead time 5-10 business days. 1 $30.60
Warranty Options Standard 1 Year Limited Warranty With NCIX IN-HOUSE Tech Support
Please note that Extended Service plans with On-Site service are available for your system at check-out. 1 $0.35

Reg. Price:
$1,417.12
Instant Discount:
-$10.00
Your Price:
$1,407.12
Extra Savings: Your price will be $1,397.12 after $10.00 mail in rebate.


To reconfig this pc:
http://pc.ncix.com/ncixpc/ncixpc.cfm?uuid=32EABF9D-D078...


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January 6, 2013 3:40:32 AM

However if you want to build a pc, you can get the same thing for $1000 minus the $70 you pay for shipping.
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January 6, 2013 3:59:17 AM

If you want to build your own pc, this would blow away anything

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/w8fb
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/w8fb/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/w8fb/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-GD55 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($117.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: GeIL Pristine 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($32.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($359.98 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($359.98 @ NCIX US)
Case: Zalman Z11 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($50.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Essential 700W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($72.98 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($87.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1433.73
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-06 00:59 EST-0500)
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January 6, 2013 4:59:31 AM

I did a full upgrade, with a Gigabyte 970a-ud3 board and FX 8120 processor, as well as a radeon 7850. I think I had 400 dollars into both of those. For your cash you should be able to get that PC for cheaper. I'd say for 800 you should be able to have almost the same PC.
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January 6, 2013 11:20:40 AM

Quote:
If you want to build your own pc, this would blow away anything

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/w8fb
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/w8fb/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/w8fb/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-GD55 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($117.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: GeIL Pristine 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($32.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($359.98 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($359.98 @ NCIX US)
Case: Zalman Z11 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($50.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Essential 700W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($72.98 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($87.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1433.73
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-06 00:59 EST-0500)


I have never built a Computer. Do you think it would be too difficult for a first timer?
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January 6, 2013 12:16:27 PM

Building your own computer isn't too difficult as long as you take your time and double check each step as you go along. There are some good tutorials on Newegg and YouTube. Here is a 5 part video from Computer Shopper

http://www.computershopper.com/videos/help-how-to-videos/how-to-build-a-fast-pc-for-under-1-000

Don't worry so much about what components and stuff they use, but how they put it all together. Others on the forum might have some more input here as I have never really looked into building tutorials.

With that being said, this build will get you along way. (2-3 years future proof, easily).

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.95 @ B&H)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 680 4GB Video Card ($521.97 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Guardian 921 RB ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.74 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($87.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1319.73
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-06 08:57 EST-0500)

You will have a much better experience if you stick with a single video card. There will be less microstuttering, less worry about SLI compatibility, and more vRAM available. I assume that you don't want to overclock so just stick with stock cooling and the non-k version of the 3570. 1TB HDD is enough for storage and the 256GB SSD will give you plenty of space for OS and several games/applications. No need for a 700W PSU with a single GPU. 550W will be fine. Not sure if you needed a monitor. Added a much nicer looking case, a bit more than other suggested, but it looks great. (NZXT makes great cases).
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January 6, 2013 10:11:27 PM

Build your own! non of those computers are worth more than 800 dollar . for 1400 bucks you can get much better. i like the computer cball suggested, that is a beast of a GPU (i wish i had the money to afford it). it is also well balanced. That computer will run through anything.
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