Need Confirmation on PC Build

Hey guys,

I just want final confirmation on my PC before I buy it. It is for gaming. It has:

CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-3570K 3.40 GHz 6MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1155
HDD: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)
MEMORY: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory Corsair Vengeance
MOTHERBOARD: * [CrossFireX/SLI] ASUS P8Z77-V LK Intel Z77 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ IRST, Lucid Virtu MVP, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, 3x PCIe x16 (2 Gen3, 1 Gen2), 2 PCie x1 & 2 PCI
VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card
CPU COOLER: Thermaltake Frio
CASE: Thermaltake HAF 912
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium
PSU: 700W Corsair
MONITOR: Asus 24'' 1920x1080 Monitor

Is this good? I am excited to order it as it will be my first gaming PC, just wanted to make sure it will all correlate well.
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  1. whats ur budget and what country u live in?
  2. My budget is 1450 and I live in the US. I am not going to build it myself and I am buying it from CyberPower. I think it is pretty good, right?
  3. You will spend ALOT of money for not too much performance. It will be much better to build one yourself.
  4. This PC is not too much performance?
  5. I'm okay with spending the extra money, it is a gift for my son who plays games such as Minecraft, Black Ops 2, and Guild Wars 2. It should do well for that right?
  6. It is good but you could build a better one with less money.

    You are missing an SSD which you can always add before you install windows but its something that really should be included in this budget.
  7. I'f it was my build, I'll change the motherboard.

    For the same price you can get MSI Z77A-GD55 which is a bit better (better Gigabit LAN, better voltage regulators, better cooling).

    700W PSU is overkill a bit, get a 600w (Antec, Seasonic, Corsair) and invest in a better CPU cooler, like a Noctua one. The only reason to have a third party cooler is overclocking (included Intel cooler is sufficient at default settings and it's pretty quiet).

    But you current config will serve you well too. It's a nice gaming build. GTX 670 is a good choice.
  8. It will max all those games easy.
  9. I understand that and was considering it. What is the big difference though? Should I go for a non-K processor and remove the cooler and just use the regular one? (I probably won't be overclocking)
  10. Oh for 1500$ box you can get way better that this!

    As is it's a 1000$ build. Add a good SSD (like an Samsung or Intel), better cooling, better case and a better board (MSI Z77A-GD65 or Asrock Extreme4) and now you have a 1500$ computer.
  11. Alright I got rid of the cooling and the K, and added a 60 GB Intel 330 series. I chose it under Data Hard Drives, does that mean it is where they will put my OS?
  12. they should put it there.
  13. u can get better for the price. here:

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  14. I don't want an Ivy Bridge, I prefer Sandy for gaming.
  15. AlexS34 said:
    I don't want an Ivy Bridge, I prefer Sandy for gaming.

    Uhh, why?
  16. ivy bridge is actually faster mate :)

    and not much more overall
  17. It is cheaper and ends up doing basically the same thing. I really want to get this PC now for my son so it comes for his birthday, do you think this thing will run well; I'm sorry if I am not considering the alternatives but I do think these specs will be enough for what he is doing.
  18. well what i got u is cheaper and better than the ibuypower no offence. and is of higher quality parts, also ur the one who asked a second opinion not us :)
  19. Looks good so far.

    The case is a coolermaster HAF 912. How much are you planning to overclock? If only 4.0Ghz, then a Coolermaster EVO 212+ will do the job fine and save some money for a non-reference GPU. If your budget allows, a 120GB Samsung 830 SSD would be a great addition for a boot drive and main programs. I hope this helps.
  20. I think that a regular 3570 and a 60 GB SSD will do. Any further recommendations?
  21. for the money my build is still superior, but if u wanna spend more, go ahead.
  22. What is the link to yours?
  23. Honestly, if you are not willing to build it yourself, this prebuilt is pretty good.
  24. Thanks to everyone for the help. I am sorry if I was a bit rude, but I just was trying to understand what you guys were saying as I am still a rookie when it comes to this. Wish me luck with the PC :P
  25. ok goodluck alex, but seriously for ur hard-earn money money the build i recommand will be better for ur money, and newegg will build ur pc for 50 60$ i beleive.
  26. I did not know that. I looked it up and all I have seen is people saying "no".
  27. well ill tell u what i do this as a passion and my build is better than the pre-built u got, and cyberpower has alot of returns, thats why i recommand against it,

    if u must have prebuilt heres a pc ull love:

    AMD FX 8-Core Configurator
    1 x Case ( Chimera Inferno 4SE Gaming Case - Flame )
    1 x Case Lighting ( Cold Cathode Neon Light - Blue )
    0 x iBUYPOWER Labs - Noise Reduction ( None )
    0 x iBUYPOWER Labs - Internal Expansion ( None )
    1 x Processor ( AMD FX-8350 CPU (8x 4.00GHz/8MB L2 Cache) )
    1 x iBUYPOWER PowerDrive ( PowerDrive Level 2 - Up to 20% Overclocking )
    1 x Processor Cooling ( Asetek 550LC Liquid CPU Cooling System (AMD) - ARC Silent High Performance Fan Upgrade )
    1 x Memory ( 8 GB [4 GB X2] DDR3-1600 Memory Module - Corsair or Major Brand - FREE Upgrade to G.Skill Ripjaws )
    1 x Video Card ( AMD Radeon HD 7950 - 3GB - Single Card )
    1 x Video Card Brand ( Major Brand Powered by AMD or NVIDIA )
    1 x Free Stuff ( [FREE Game Download] - DiRT Showdown - Free with purchase of AMD Processor / Radeon video card )
    1 x Free Stuff ( [FREE Game Download] - Far Cry3 + 20% OFF code for Medal of Honor Warfighter - Free with purchase of AMD Radeon HD 7770 or above )
    1 x Free Stuff ( [FREE Game Download] - Sleeping Dogs - Free with purchase of AMD Radeon HD 7870 or above )
    1 x Free Stuff ( [FREE Game Download] - Sleeping Dogs + Hitman: Absolution + FarCry3 + 20% OFF code for Medal of Honor Warfighter - Free with purchase of AMD Radeon HD 7900 series video card )
    1 x Motherboard ( Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 -- AMD 970 )
    1 x Power Supply ( 650 Watt -- NZXT HALE82N-SI / 80+ Bronze )
    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 ( Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium + Office Starter 2010 (Includes basic versions of Word and Excel) - 64-Bit )
    1 x Keyboard ( iBUYPOWER Standard Gaming Keyboard )
    1 x Mouse ( iBUYPOWER Standard Gaming Mouse - Blood Red )
    1 x Monitor ( 24" LED 1920x1080 -- Sceptre E246W-1080P (23.6 viewable) - Save $60! FREE Upgrade from 22" Sceptre X220T-Naga )
    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 )
    1 x Rush Service ( Rush Service Fee (not shipping fee) - No Rush Service, Estimate Ship Out in 5~10 Business Days )

    total=$1,416.00 with that configuration, and also just because some say no doesnt mean theyre right, theyre alot of different opinions floating around on this forum and sadly u gotta sort tru whats true and whats not and always ask a second opinion :)
  28. I actually posted on the CyberPower forums where a member said he got basically the same build as me, but he got a K processor and says everything is working great. Seems like a good enough sign for me... I will definitely post here and review it once I get it.
  29. shur ok, look around and see the bad reviews and return rate for cyberpower, its funny u ask for advice but dont even take it in consideration, im done here, goodluck
  30. I have taken it into consideration. I don't have to agree with everything you recommend me to do. I know people that have ordered from CyberPower and have had no issues, but there will always be people that do have issues. I thank you for your help, bu wonder why you get so salty over this. I have listened to people, and went with an SSD over an overclocking CPU that my son will never use. Once again, I thank you and I thank everyone for helping me, I hope he likes this PC a lot.
  31. i agree u dont have to take all my recommandations, but u asked for the best for the price and i gave it, hope u enjoy ur pc :)

    and i like salt on my fries not on the net hehe.
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