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CyberPower Computer Build - My first try

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February 2, 2013 5:53:02 PM

Hello,

Please let me know if you have any comments on this build. I have spent hours and hours learning and reading forums, but there are just SO MANY choices to figure out. Any advice or suggestions would be appreciated.

This is my first try at configuring a full-up system like this. (OK, maybe using CyberPower isn't technically me building it?) I was shooting for a decent performance box--not bargain basement, but not top of the line..trying to find the value sweet spot. I was hoping to stay in the $700-$800 range, but as you can see I missed that by a bit. Any thoughts? This is not really a gaming rig--it's for general purpose home use; will run the occasional game, but not hard core. Also, am I messing up big time by using a builder like CyberPower instead of biting the bullet and doing it myself?

*BASE_PRICE: [+655]
BLUETOOTH: None
CAS: Cooler Master Elite 431 Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ Side-Panel Window [-10]
CASUPGRADE: None
CD: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)
CD2: None
COOLANT: Standard Coolant
CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-3570K 3.40 GHz 6MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (All Venom OC Certified)
CS_FAN: Maximum 120MM Color Case Cooling Fans for your selected case [+15] (Blue Color)
ENGRAVING: None
FA_HDD: None
FAN: Intel Certified CPU Fan & Heatsink [-20]
FLASHMEDIA: INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer [+10] (BLACK COLOR)
FREEBIE_CS: None
FREEBIE_CU1: $50 Visa Gift Card - Free Gift card on all Intel® Core™ i7 and i5 Desktops or notebooks [+0]
FREEBIE_MB: GIGABYTE GC-WB300D Exclusive Bluetooth 4.0/WiFi PCIe Expansion Card [+0]
FREEBIE_VC: Cooler Master Storm Xornet Wired 2000 dpi Gaming Mouse [+0]
FREEBIE_VC2: None
GLASSES: None
HDD: 250 GB SAMSUNG 840 Series SATA-III 6.0Gb/s SSD - 540MB/s Read & 250MB/s Write [+107] (Single Drive)
HDD2: None
IEEE_CARD: None
IUSB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
KEYBOARD: AZZA Multimedia USB Gaming Keyboard
MB_SRT: None
MEMORY: 8GB (2GBx4) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory [+0] (Corsair or Major Brand)
MONITOR: None
MONITOR2: None
MONITOR3: None
MOTHERBOARD: * [CrossFireX] GIGABYTE GA-Z77-HD3 Intel Z77 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ IRST, Ultra Durable 4 Classic, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, 2x Gen3 PCIe x16, 2x PCIe x1 & 2 PCI (Extreme OC Certified)
MOUSE: AZZA Optical 1600dpi Gaming Mouse with Weight Adjustable Cartridge
NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
OS: Microsoft® Windows 8 (64-bit Edition) [+104]
OVERCLOCK: No Overclocking
POWERSUPPLY: * 430 Watts - Corsair CX430 V2 80 Plus Certified Power Supply [+14]
RUSH: 5% Instant Rebate for NO-RUSH Delivery, order will ship in 3 to 4 Weeks. Must Enter Coupon Code "NORUSH" during checkout [+0]
SERVICE: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT
SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
SPEAKERS: None
TABLET: None
TEMP: None
TUNING: None
TVRC: None
USB: None
USBFLASH: None
USBHD: None
USBX: None
VIDEO: AMD Radeon HD 7750 1GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card [+59] (Major Brand Powered by AMD)
VIDEO2: None
VIDEO3: None
WNC: None
_PRICE: (+934)
_view_: {7C8C8CFC-3146-4FFD-829A-B8FB5B56C258}
_load_: 2/1/2013 9:39:10 AM

I should also have mentioned that I plan to provide my own large HDD for bulk storage.

Thanks!
February 2, 2013 6:04:00 PM

lol a 7750 and 3570k is not a good matchup. In games you are gonna wanna spend more on the GPU. Also, 3570k and z77 is useless if you aren't overclocking. Whats your budget? You really REALLY should consider buying parts and building it before cyber power steals your money.
February 2, 2013 6:39:09 PM

Hi blake, thanks for the quick reply!

Forgive my ignorance, but why is it a bad matchup...or, what should I do instead?

I probably am not overclocking, at least right of the bat, but it didn't seem to add much to the build cost to have it as an option. Or does it?

On pricing (and CyberPower vs me building myself), I put the same parts in a build on pcpartpicker.com, and I actually come out slightly ahead by going with CyberPower (and I don't have to build it).

Edit: Oh, and in my first post I state my budget as the $700-$800 range, which I missed slightly. I can afford to go up to ~$1k if there are compelling reasons to do so.
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February 2, 2013 7:01:55 PM

The 7750 is a low end GPU and the 3570k is a high end CPU. A good pair would be the 3570k and 660 ti.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($33.20 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill NS Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($289.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Microcenter)
Keyboard: Cooler Master Storm QuickFire Rapid Wired Gaming Keyboard ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Logitech G500 Wired Laser Mouse ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1002.09
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-02 16:00 EST-0500)

This is ALOT better than what you picked out. The 7750 is a low end card and the 7950 is high end. Its roughly 300% faster.
February 2, 2013 7:35:53 PM

Thanks again. I may be off base, but I was under the impression that for a general purpose PC (with only occasional casual gaming...Civ5 is currently the only game I ever really play, and it actually runs passably on my 8 year old laptop with a GeForce 7900), I would see more benefit for the money from a SSD than from a high-end GPU. I actually considered dropping a GPU completely and just going with the integrated HD4000, but wasn't sure about that.

I noticed you have a different MB choice...I admit to being completely lost in the middle of all the choices there. Is the ASRock board better than the one I had? All I really knew I wanted was some USB 3.0 ports on the front of the box. Same question for the case. Thanks!
February 3, 2013 4:02:51 AM

would u be open to building it urself as ud get more for ur money.

February 3, 2013 4:53:02 AM

Sure, I would perhaps be willing to consider it, but so far the prices I get from CyberPower are less than the prices for the same build comparing using pcpartpicker.com
February 3, 2013 12:43:09 PM

MasterC said:
Sure, I would perhaps be willing to consider it, but so far the prices I get from CyberPower are less than the prices for the same build comparing using pcpartpicker.com

Maybe if you pick the specific parts you picked from cyber power. But if you pick out cheaper ram, better mobo, psu, gpu, cpu, hdd that have a good price/performance ratio then you will get way more for your money building. I have a hd 7770 in my $400 build. So you should get alot better than a 7750 for a $1000 build.
February 3, 2013 1:36:22 PM

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

CPU: AMD FX-4300 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($123.79 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 970DE3/U3S3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 520W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS72 DVD/CD Writer ($22.75 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $759.44
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-03 10:36 EST-0500)

will be a moonstar
February 3, 2013 5:38:33 PM

blake1243 said:
Maybe if you pick the specific parts you picked from cyber power. But if you pick out cheaper ram, better mobo, psu, gpu, cpu, hdd that have a good price/performance ratio then you will get way more for your money building. I have a hd 7770 in my $400 build. So you should get alot better than a 7750 for a $1000 build.


But your $400 build must not have a large SSD, 8GB RAM, and a 3570K level CPU? Or a new OS? If it has all that AND a 7770, then I am definitely interested in seeing it!

I get what you're saying about my chosen video card, but I'm just not sure that's where my usage says I should put my money...spending the extra cash for a better card is wasted if I wouldn't see the difference in my use. I know I said I play the occasional game, but say for a non-gamer, would there be any noticeable difference at all between a 7950 and a 7750? Or even the integrated HD4000? If not, I might prefer to put the money into other things now and add the video card later, if it turns out I need it.
February 3, 2013 5:43:05 PM

how does the rig i suggested look like to u?

February 3, 2013 5:49:49 PM

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

CPU: AMD FX-4300 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($123.79 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 970DE3/U3S3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 520W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS72 DVD/CD Writer ($22.75 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $759.44
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-03 10:36 EST-0500)

will be a moonstar


Thanks, iceclock. But, after even more research, I think I'm sold on the benefits of the 3570k, and I've decided to sink a little extra money into it along with a Z77 chipset in case I want to play with overclocking it down the road. If I edit your build to include those things, it costs more than mine, even without adding the SSD. ;) 
February 3, 2013 5:54:43 PM

shur

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

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 520W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS72 DVD/CD Writer ($22.75 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Other: intel 3570k ($224.00)
Total: $919.65
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-03 14:54 EST-0500)

Base Total: $949.65
Mail-in Rebates: -$30.00
Total: $919.65

:D 


February 3, 2013 6:11:41 PM

So, I have tweaked things a bit. The build below is basically a copy of my CyberPowerPC build. The net price to my door from CyberPowerPC is $899. That's less than I can buy the parts for on my own, and they build it and provide a 3-year warranty.

So, please help me if I'm missing something - where is the value I'm missing in building my own? Which parts need to be tweaked to get essentially this same system for a lot cheaper? Thanks!


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.55 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($98.99 @ Mac Mall)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7750 1GB Video Card ($92.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Azza Fusion 3000 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($170.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Microcenter)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Full (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Gigabyte Force K3 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($30.39 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Raptor Gaming 000RAPLM2 Wired Optical Mouse ($27.13 @ Amazon)
Other: Flash Media Reader ($10.00)
Other: Bluetooth and Wifi - GC-WB300D ($25.00)
Total: $1037.95
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-03 15:07 EST-0500)
February 3, 2013 6:17:11 PM

This will game on lowest settings. When it comes to gaming, Its about 90% GPU and 10% CPU.
February 3, 2013 6:17:52 PM

my build would be better for gaming tbh.

February 3, 2013 6:18:13 PM

you are WAY over spending on the case. Get a $60-$800 case and spend more on the GPU. As it sits, the system you just posted will play modern games at low settings at 1080p
February 3, 2013 6:25:53 PM

For the case, all I really cared about (or knew I cared about) was: front USB 3.0 ports, roomy enough, good fans to keep airflow without buying extra fans; looking nice is a side bonus, but not that big a deal. When it came down to it, I had trouble finding budget cases that had front USB 3.0 plugs. What did I miss? Any recommendations? Thanks!
February 3, 2013 6:33:23 PM

master c is it cuz u dont know how to build a pc or dont want to?

u get alot more bang for bucks if u build it urself.

February 3, 2013 7:08:44 PM

tiny voices said:
Plenty of examples. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Awesome air flow and USB 3.0 front.

OK, thanks--will check it out. Looks like that brings my build at pcpartspicker down to $1003 to my door (less $30 in MIR). But it brings my equivalent CyberPowerPC build down to $876 (less $10 MIR).

Edit: but I do also have to weigh that savings against the smaller capacity, less fans, and no easy-SWAP HD options; not really sure how important that stuff is to me, but there are reasons for the price difference maybe? See the comparison: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...
February 3, 2013 7:09:30 PM

Post a link to the cyberpower build with all the same components for 876 dollars.
February 3, 2013 7:19:49 PM

ya he cant, since cyberpower if more overall.

February 3, 2013 7:20:18 PM

Exactly. That build will be $1400+ on cyberpower.
February 3, 2013 7:20:45 PM

they always charge a big markup. since they can. and will

February 3, 2013 7:22:48 PM

tiny voices said:
Post a link to the cyberpower build with all the same components for 876 dollars.


See if this works: http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/saved/1EURAP

$896 - 5% at checkout +$75 shipping - $50 VISA prepaid included = $876.20

I believe everything is about the same, except I couldn't find a match for the mouse and keyboard, so just picked similar items. Thanks for looking, and please do let me know if there's something I'm missing.


Also, looks like I crossed with your post when I edited my previous - thoughts on the comparison between the two cases would be appreciated as well. Thanks!
February 3, 2013 7:25:16 PM

iceclock said:
ya he cant, since cyberpower if more overall.


Exactly. That build will be $1400+ on cyberpower. said:
Exactly. That build will be $1400+ on cyberpower.


Come on now guys, I'm not trying to scam anyone here, just find myself the best deal. Maybe I missed something? Check out the link to the build in the previous post.

February 3, 2013 7:25:27 PM

You still have an HD 7750. This will only play games at the LOWEST settings. You need an hd7870/gtx660 or better.

Your build also has no HDD just an SSD. Can't do that. Need a data drive.
February 3, 2013 7:27:13 PM

yea u still dont have the components we listed.

Configuration
*BASE_PRICE: [+655]
BLUETOOTH: None
CAS: Corsair Carbide 300R Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ front USB 3.0 [+1]
CASUPGRADE: None
CD: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)
CD2: None
COOLANT: Standard Coolant
CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-3570K 3.40 GHz 6MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (All Venom OC Certified)
CS_FAN: Default case fans
ENGRAVING: None
FA_HDD: None
FAN: * CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo Gaming Cooling Fan [+4]
FLASHMEDIA: INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer [+10] (BLACK COLOR)
FREEBIE_CS: None
FREEBIE_CU1: $50 Visa Gift Card - Free Gift card on all Intel® Core™ i7 and i5 Desktops or notebooks [+0]
FREEBIE_MB: GIGABYTE GC-WB300D Exclusive Bluetooth 4.0/WiFi PCIe Expansion Card [+0]
FREEBIE_VC: None
FREEBIE_VC2: None
GLASSES: None
HDD: 128GB Corsair Force GS Series SATA-III 6.0Gb/s SSD - 560MB/s Read & 535MB/s Write [+57] (Single Drive)
HDD2: None
IEEE_CARD: None
IUSB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
KEYBOARD: (Keyboard & Mouse Combo) Razer Cyclosa Gaming Keyboard & Abyssus Gaming Mouse [+0]
MB_SRT: None
MEMORY: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1866MHz Dual Channel Memory [+0] (Corsair XMS DDR3 1866 MHz Memory [Free upgrade from 1600MHz Major Brand])
MONITOR: None
MONITOR2: None
MONITOR3: None
MOTHERBOARD: [CrossFireX] GIGABYTE GA-Z77-D3H Intel Z77 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ IRST, Lucid Virtu MVP, Ultra Durable4 Classic, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, 2x Gen3 PCIe x16, 3x PCIe x1 & 2 PCI (Extreme OC Certified) [+9]
MOUSE: AZZA Optical 1600dpi Gaming Mouse with Weight Adjustable Cartridge
NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
OS: Microsoft® Windows 8 (64-bit Edition) [+104]
OVERCLOCK: No Overclocking
POWERSUPPLY: * 650 Watts - Corsair CMPSU-650TXV2 80 Plus Power Supply - Quad SLI Ready [+71]
RUSH: 5% Instant Rebate for NO-RUSH Delivery, order will ship in 3 to 4 Weeks. Must Enter Coupon Code "NORUSH" during checkout [+0]
SERVICE: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT
SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
SPEAKERS: None
TABLET: None
TEMP: None
TUNING: None
TVRC: None
USB: None
USBFLASH: None
USBHD: None
USBX: None
VIDEO: AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card [+157] (Major Brand Powered by AMD)
VIDEO2: None
VIDEO3: None
WNC: None
_PRICE: (+1068)
_view_: {7C6FA415-A37C-4B99-8D9A-F6FEF07BD8BD}
_load_: 2/3/2013 1:23:19 PM

1068+shipping not even close to the price we wrote. atleast 200$ more.

February 3, 2013 7:27:20 PM

iceclock said:
master c is it cuz u dont know how to build a pc or dont want to?

u get alot more bang for bucks if u build it urself.


Never done it before, but willing to learn. Just so far not sure about bang for the buck is really there at the momet. ;) 
February 3, 2013 7:28:57 PM

blake1243 said:
The 7750 is a low end GPU and the 3570k is a high end CPU. A good pair would be the 3570k and 660 ti.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($33.20 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill NS Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($289.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Microcenter)
Keyboard: Cooler Master Storm QuickFire Rapid Wired Gaming Keyboard ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Logitech G500 Wired Laser Mouse ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1002.09
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-02 16:00 EST-0500)

This is ALOT better than what you picked out. The 7750 is a low end card and the 7950 is high end. Its roughly 300% faster.


Do this if you actually want to be able to game on this computer.

February 3, 2013 7:29:10 PM

well ur build will fail at gaming. compared to my recommandation.

but if u wanna buy a sub-par build whynot.

February 3, 2013 7:29:55 PM

The problem is that the OP has a 7750 in his build and he doesn't understand it will only play games on lowest settings.
February 3, 2013 7:30:01 PM

tiny voices said:
You still have an HD 7750. This will only play games at the LOWEST settings. You need an hd7870/gtx660 or better.

Your build also has no HDD just an SSD. Can't do that. Need a data drive.


I plan to add the data drive later But it was apples-for-apples with what I built in pcpartspicker.com--I didn't add the HDD there either, and both had the 7750. I'm not a big gamer...planning to wait and see if I need to upgrade the GPU.
February 3, 2013 7:31:09 PM

masterc how many times we gotta explain. a 7750 wont be sufficient for gaming.

February 3, 2013 7:34:02 PM

iceclock said:
well ur build will fail at gaming. compared to my recommandation.

but if u wanna buy a sub-par build whynot.


:o 
Wow, sorry if somehow I offended you. I really appreciate your willingness to help. To be fair, I said from the first post that this wasn't really for much gaming. If that changes in the future, I can add the good GPU, and then I'm all set. No?

Seriously, don't take it personally that I'm not a gamer. Just try to be objective and tell me what I'm missing...because, from what I can tell, I definitely have the same parts in both my CyberPower build and the pcpartspickerbuild, and the CyberPower build is cheaper. :??: 

February 3, 2013 7:34:40 PM

well do u want a faster pc for ur money or less. just trying to get u best bang for ur bucks

February 3, 2013 7:36:18 PM

Ill fix this. What is your budget? I will build you a better computer for way cheaper than cyberpower can.
February 3, 2013 7:36:43 PM

800$ he said

February 3, 2013 7:39:05 PM

tiny voices said:
The problem is that the OP has a 7750 in his build and he doesn't understand it will only play games on lowest settings.


No, I think the problem is, you guys don't seem to be listening that this is NOT a gaming rig. But just for grins, I can add the HD 7870 to both builds.

Now, CyberPowerPC: $969 to my door.

pcpartpicker clone build: $1140.95

Guys, it makes the difference even more....
February 3, 2013 7:42:16 PM

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: MSI H77MA-G43 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($81.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($226.99 @ Mac Mall)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7750 2GB Video Card ($94.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($70.17 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Microcenter)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $833.06
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-03 16:42 EST-0500)
February 3, 2013 7:44:21 PM

tiny voices said:
Ill fix this. What is your budget? I will build you a better computer for way cheaper than cyberpower can.


I did say $700-$800, but later decided I was willing to stretch it to $800-$900 to kepp the benefits of the better CPU and the Z77 chipset in case I want to overclock later on.

Thanks for the offer - feel free to show me what you can come up with. I really am interested in the best value (although surely there is some value in them assembling it for me, which will save me a lot of extra time coming up to speed on doing it myself, not to mention their risk in the process instead of mine and their warranty), but so far any build I made elsewhere I could match with equivalent parts at CyberPower and come out ahead....
February 3, 2013 7:44:22 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($193.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($79.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($92.66 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($123.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: Gigabyte GK-K6800 Wired Standard Keyboard ($14.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Cooler Master SGM-2001-BLON1 Wired Optical Mouse ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Other: Flash Media Reader ($10.00)
Total: $816.30
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-03 16:43 EST-0500)

Included a 1tb storage drive which you NEED.
Better GPU by alot. Still cheaper by a decent amount, and a better computer. You will notice no difference between the i5 3570k and the 3470.
February 3, 2013 7:50:29 PM

guess not more than a 7770 than.

February 3, 2013 7:56:55 PM

tiny voices said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($193.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($79.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($92.66 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($123.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: Gigabyte GK-K6800 Wired Standard Keyboard ($14.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Cooler Master SGM-2001-BLON1 Wired Optical Mouse ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Other: Flash Media Reader ($10.00)
Total: $816.30
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-03 16:43 EST-0500)

Included a 1tb storage drive which you NEED.
Better GPU by alot. Still cheaper by a decent amount, and a better computer. You will notice no difference between the i5 3570k and the 3470.


Thanks, will check it out a little more closely in a bit (gotta run for a while here). BUT, if I change to a build at CyberPower that uses H77 instead of Z77 and 3470 instead of 3570k and drop the Hyper 212, it would get a lot cheaper too (maybe I should? But I thought Z77 and 3570k seemed worth it for the long run....) Also, your build is missing the $25 wifi/bt card, and I think it's missing a power supply (?)
February 3, 2013 7:57:58 PM

yes the z77 plateform is better. yes the 3570k is better long run, and atleast get a 7700.

February 3, 2013 7:59:08 PM

iceclock said:
why ask for help if u wont take any advise. im done here.

good luck tho :) 


Thanks iceclock, but you don't seem to want to help with what I'm asking. I added the good card you wanted...CyberPower was still cheaper. Even more cheaper. This was not meant to insult you, it's just what I found.
February 3, 2013 8:00:03 PM

iceclock said:
yes the z77 plateform is better. yes the 3570k is better long run, and atleast get a 7700.

Thanks! Glad to see you're not done here. ;) 
February 3, 2013 8:04:44 PM

im just trying to keep u from buying from cyberpower. ive heard of people and know people that have had quality issues withthem.

Gamer Mage D245
1 x Case ( NZXT Tempest 410 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 ( AMD FX-4300 CPU (4x 3.80GHz/4MB L2 Cache) )
0 x Processor Instant Rebate ( None )
1 x iBUYPOWER PowerDrive ( PowerDrive Level 1 - Up to 10% Overclocking )
1 x Processor Cooling ( Liquid CPU Cooling System [AMD] - ARC Silent High Performance Fan Upgrade )
1 x Memory ( 8 GB [2 GB X4] DDR3-1600 Memory Module - Corsair or Major Brand )
1 x Video Card ( AMD Radeon HD 7770 - 1GB - Single Card )
1 x Video Card Brand ( Major Brand Powered by AMD or NVIDIA )
1 x Motherboard ( ASUS M5A97 R2.0 -- AMD 970 )
1 x Power Supply ( 500 Watt - Corsair CX500 V2 )
1 x Primary Hard Drive ( 120 GB ADATA S510 SSD - Single Drive )
1 x Data Hard Drive ( 500 GB HARD DRIVE -- 16M Cache, 7200 RPM, 6.0Gb/s - Single Drive )
1 x Optical Drive ( 24X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive - Black )
0 x 2nd Optical Drive ( None )
1 x Flash Media Reader / Writer ( 12-In-1 Internal Flash Media Card Reader/Writer - Black )
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 Standard Gaming Mouse - Blood Red )
0 x Monitor ( None )
0 x 2nd Monitor ( None )
1 x Speaker System ( Logitech S120 2.0 Speaker System )
1 x Wireless Network Adapter ( ASUS USB-N13 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 300Mbps Wireless USB Adapter )
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 )

880$ :) 

February 3, 2013 8:05:27 PM

amd option would be just as good. just recommanding ibuypower as i personally think they got better build quality and good 3 years warranty

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