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February 11, 2013 12:25:32 AM

So iv decided that i want to upgrade from my old comp. i'm on a tight budget of about $700-800. My questions are do i do i need a extra case fan upgrade? and should i go with the Single Standard 120MM Fan or dual? is a hard drive cooling fan needed? and if any of the "ltra Enhanced Packaging Solution, or Cooler Master Thermal Fusion 400 Extreme Performance CPU or Professional Wiring for All WIRING Inside The System Chassis" worth it? Heres the build

Case: Thermaltake Commander Mid-Tower Gaming Case (Black Color)
Laser Engraving: Custom Message - Max 35 characters (including spaces) (Courier New)
Internal USB Extension Module: None
Neon Light Upgrade: None
Extra Case Fan Upgrade: Default case fans
Noise Reduction Technology: None
CPU: AMD FX-8120 3.10 GHz Eight-Core AM3+ CPU 8MB L2 Cache & Turbo Core Technology
Freebies: FREE DiRT Showdown Game Coupon
Venom Boost Fast And Efficient Factory Overclocking: No Overclocking
Cooling Fan: Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA) (Dual Standard 120MM Fans (Push-Pull))
Coolant for Cyberpower Xtreme Hydro Water Cooling Kits: Standard Coolant
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
Memory: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory (Kingston HyperX)
Video Card: AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card (Major Brand Powered by AMD)
Freebies: FREE AMD BioShock Infinite + Tomb Raider PC Games
Video Card 2: None
Freebies: None
Video Card 3: None
Power Supply Upgrade: 600 Watts - Standard 80 Plus Certified Power Supply - SLI/CrossFireX Ready
Hard Drive: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)
Data Hard Drive: None
Hard Drive Cooling Fan: None
External Hard Drive (USB3.0/2.0/eSATA): None
USB Flash Drive: None
Optical Drive: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)
Optical Drive 2: None
Sound: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
3D Vision Glasses: None
LCD Monitor: None
2nd Monitor: None
3rd Monitor: None
Speakers: None
Network: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
Keyboard: (Keyboard & Mouse Combo) Razer Cyclosa Gaming Keyboard & Abyssus Gaming Mouse
Mouse: AZZA Optical 1600dpi Gaming Mouse with Weight Adjustable Cartridge
Mouse Pad: * Cooler Master Storm Speed-RX Gaming Mouse Pad
Headset: None
Gaming Gear: None
Extra Thermal Display: None
Wireless 802.11B/G Network Card: None
External Wireless Network Card: None
Wireless 802.11 B/G/N Access Point: None
Bluetooth: None
Flash Media Reader/Writer: None
Video Camera: None
Tablet: None
Cable: None
Power Protection: None
IEEE1394 Card: None
Internal USB Port: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
USB Port: None
Operating System: None - FORMAT HARD DRIVE ONLY
Media Center Remote Control & TV Tuner: None
Office Suite: None
Games: None
Ultra Care Option: Ultra Enhanced Packaging Solution - Protect Your Dream System During Transit, and more(2)
Service: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT
Rush Service: 5% Instant Rebate for NO-RUSH Delivery, order will ship in 3 to 4 Weeks. Must Enter Coupon Code "NORUSH" during checkout

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February 11, 2013 6:22:57 PM

Hello,

What will be the main purpose for this computer? and if you play games, what kind of games will you be playing?
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February 11, 2013 11:48:23 PM

Mostly light to mid gaming . i'm not planing on playing bf3 or anything but i would like it to play games at good fps. i dont need microsoft office or windows or a Monitor. WOW and starcraft 2 and payday the heist are examples of games i would play
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February 12, 2013 12:50:11 AM

I think the build is fine, but the CPU is not the most efficient choice. None of your games will use those cores, and your performance would be improved by a faster dual core in this case.

Here is how I would do it at Cyberpower

*BASE_PRICE: [+449]

CAS: Cooler Master Elite 431 Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ Side-Panel Window [-10]

CD: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)

CPU: Intel® Core™ i3-3220 3.30 GHz 3MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1155
CS_FAN: Default case fans

FAN: Intel Certified CPU Fan & Heatsink [-20]

HDD: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [+18] (Single Drive)

MEMORY: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory [+39] (Corsair or Major Brand)

MOTHERBOARD: [CrossFireX] GIGABYTE GA-B75M-D3H Intel B75 Chipset DDR3 mATX Mainboard w/ 7.1 HD Audio, HDMI, GbLAN, USB 3.0, SATA-III, 2x Gen2 PCIe x16 & PCI

NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
OS: Microsoft® Windows 7 Home Premium [+104] (64-bit Edition)
OVERCLOCK: No Overclocking
POWERSUPPLY: * 500 Watts - Corsair CX500 V2 80 Plus Certified Power Supply [+24]
RUSH: No Rush Service, Estimate Ship Date 10 Business Days
SERVICE: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT
SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO

VIDEO: AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card [+195] (Major Brand Powered by AMD)

_PRICE: (+799)

Of course, you would do better building it yourself.
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February 12, 2013 3:00:26 AM

So i wouldnt need any extra fans for either one of these builds?
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February 12, 2013 6:56:42 AM

The stock Elite 431 comes with one fan, but I'm not sure what they have configured it with. If you select the "add max fans" option it's only $9 more, so I suspect they already have added more fans... but by all means pay the extra $9.
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