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January 12, 2013 8:06:43 PM

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
SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
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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January 12, 2013 8:25:39 PM

whats ur budget and what country u live in?
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January 12, 2013 8:32:23 PM

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?
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January 12, 2013 8:35:50 PM

You will spend ALOT of money for not too much performance. It will be much better to build one yourself.
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January 12, 2013 8:36:15 PM

This PC is not too much performance?
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January 12, 2013 8:37:58 PM

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?
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January 12, 2013 8:39:50 PM

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.
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January 12, 2013 8:40:09 PM

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.

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January 12, 2013 8:40:16 PM

It will max all those games easy.
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January 12, 2013 8:41:41 PM

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)
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January 12, 2013 8:43:15 PM

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.
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January 12, 2013 8:48:44 PM

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?
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January 12, 2013 8:52:09 PM

they should put it there.
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January 12, 2013 8:52:31 PM

u can get better for the price. here:

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January 12, 2013 9:00:17 PM

I don't want an Ivy Bridge, I prefer Sandy for gaming.
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January 12, 2013 9:06:06 PM

ivy bridge is actually faster mate :) 

and not much more overall

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January 12, 2013 9:07:49 PM

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.
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January 12, 2013 9:08:30 PM

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 :) 

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January 12, 2013 9:13:28 PM

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.
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January 12, 2013 10:16:58 PM

I think that a regular 3570 and a 60 GB SSD will do. Any further recommendations?
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January 12, 2013 10:17:45 PM

for the money my build is still superior, but if u wanna spend more, go ahead.

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January 12, 2013 10:18:35 PM

What is the link to yours?
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January 12, 2013 10:21:06 PM

Honestly, if you are not willing to build it yourself, this prebuilt is pretty good.
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January 12, 2013 10:31:49 PM

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 
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January 12, 2013 10:33:03 PM

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.

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January 12, 2013 10:56:29 PM

I did not know that. I looked it up and all I have seen is people saying "no".
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January 13, 2013 12:12:08 AM

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

ibuypower.com 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 :) 
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January 13, 2013 2:34:10 AM

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.
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January 13, 2013 2:58:00 AM

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

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January 13, 2013 4:34:31 AM

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.
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January 13, 2013 4:41:27 AM

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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