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January 28, 2013 2:44:55 AM

Hi all,
first off im a newbie to gaming rig building so please go easy on me if i make mistakes xD a few "tech genius" friends of mine guide me but their advice ends up in the gutter (like one told me to add a NIC saying that it will take pressure off the mobo -_-), and i have found out that people here have the best advice.
I have looked through other threads but they dont exactly help me, so please give 5-10 mins of your day to this newbie :<

I'm building a gaming rig mainly, BUT in the future my major will lead me to game designing and video editing etc etc. My PC will be my workstation/homework practice. SO please give me a config with the fact in mind that i'll be updating it every 5-6 months.

so PLEEEEEEEEEEASE design a rig for me with a $1200 budget in mind from CyberPower (cuz i dont think i will be able to assemble it myself Q.Q).

Thanks in advance

Request For:
Approximate Purchase Date: in about a week

Budget Range: $1200.00 before shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, editing videos (in about a year)

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: CyberPower.com

Location: Santa Maria, California, USA

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200

Additional Comments: The case should be Cooler Master HAF-X Gaming Full Tower Case . It has enough air supply and will be convenient to work with when upgrading.

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January 29, 2013 12:32:52 AM

why doesnt your genius friend help you build your comp? you'll get better value for your money from building it yourself

Since you'll be upgrading it often, I think it's best for you to learn what's what.. and how things connect. That way you'll save yourself quite a bit of cash overtime.

When you say "updating it every 5-6months" do you mean... u will wish to get ALL new pieces or ... just add some ram of stuff like that? (if you spend 1500$ i see it lasting for at least a year in your field... upgrading that often doesnt really make much sense)
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January 29, 2013 5:55:12 AM

gussrtk said:
why doesnt your genius friend help you build your comp? you'll get better value for your money from building it yourself

Since you'll be upgrading it often, I think it's best for you to learn what's what.. and how things connect. That way you'll save yourself quite a bit of cash overtime.

When you say "updating it every 5-6months" do you mean... u will wish to get ALL new pieces or ... just add some ram of stuff like that? (if you spend 1500$ i see it lasting for at least a year in your field... upgrading that often doesnt really make much sense)


Well cuz he isn't really a genius, just a know-it-all wannabe and I honestly dont want to trust items valuing $1000+ to him. Since I'm spending this much I just hoped a professional would assemble it since I have butterfingers and I dont think a newbie like me can assemble such a powerful rig, and I know for a fact that my friend will totally wreck it up.
So I was hoping to buy an assembled one, and while I game on it for months to come, I slowly and gradually learn all I can about upgrading it, and THEN finish it in a year when my courses get to graphic rendering and video editing.

As for updating/upgrading I meant that I can settle for a lesser powerful rig for now, since it will be used for gaming, and when the time comes I will update the necessary parts (like i've decided to go with i5 processor for now and then i'll buy a i7 or better depending on my budget later in time).

I also realized my 1st post was missing the required format for a request, my apologies for that, still learning to use these forums. So I've updated it.
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January 29, 2013 11:38:48 AM

If you don't know how to build a PC here are a couple cool links:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPIXAtNGGCw Part 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_56kyib-Ls Part 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxaVBsXEiok Part 3

I've built quite a few computers now, and it is not as hard as it seems. Like I tell my friends its like an ~9 piece thousand dollar puzzle.

You're just going to get ripped off buying from the "gaming computer" assembling companies such as cyberpower.

But building a computer is easy just set aside 3 or so hours on a normal day, and bam it's done. Please reconsider and I can recommend a build to fit your budget if you decide to build a computer yourself instead of paying a 400$ premium on an 800$ computer from cyberpower. But it's your choice not mine.
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January 29, 2013 11:47:53 AM

Here is a link to a 1200$ cyberPC at its current options.

http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/Pro_Gamer_FTW_Xtreme...

i5 - 3570k
some cheap liquid cooling
Asus mobo
8gb ram
GPU 650 gtx (very weak comparing to what you could achieve by building your own)
1TB WD hard drive BLACK (WD from fastest to slowest for hard discs 1st. BLUE 2nd. BLACK 3rd. GREEN)





Here is a build you can have for build it yourself - same parts as cyberpower or as close of parts as i could get em to be (maybe some little differences, obviously cyberpower preloaded with windows)


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

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($40.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 650 1GB Video Card ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Azza Genesis 9000 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($139.64 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS72 DVD/CD Writer ($22.75 @ Amazon)
Total: $948.31
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-29 08:45 EST-0500)



You can throw in another 200$ and make a system that will not be touched by even the i7 version of this build from cyber power... and you will be able to do your own upgrades, New cpu coming this summer i saw a moderator said


right now i dont have much time so someone else will prolly help you out with a build ;) 
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January 31, 2013 12:30:26 AM

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