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February 25, 2013 6:23:34 AM

Hi,
I'm looking at buying a Cyber Power PC. I am aware of the benefits of building a my own rig but i really don't want to.
Here is the stats:

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ Adjustable HDD Cage (Black Color) May be changed to a different case*
Fans: Default case fans.
Cpu: Intel® Core™ i5-3570K 3.40 GHz 6MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (All Venom OC Certified)
No Overclocking
Cooling: Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance Extreme Silent at 20dBA) (All Venom OC Certified)
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)
Ram: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory
Video Card: AMD Radeon HD 7750 1GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card
Power Supply: 350 Watts- Antec Basiq BP350 Power Supply
Hard Drive: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)
Cd Drive: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD -R/ -RW CD-R/RW Drive
Sound: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium

All up cost $874. Thanks

P.s. Also will this be practical for family use?

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February 25, 2013 6:30:02 AM

Is this for gaming? If so, the video card and power supply are probably a little underpowered for what you want.
February 25, 2013 6:30:43 AM

Depends what "family use" is. For browsing the internet and *light* gaming it will be ok, but the graphics card is on the low end of gaming cards and the power supply is underpowered and of questionable brand. Also since you're not overclocking you could save $10 on the cpu.
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February 25, 2013 6:32:30 AM

Are you planning to overclock this yourself? If not then you dont need k series processor, liquid cooling or z77 board. If you are then id recommend dropping the water cooling and going for a decent air cooler.

The GPU is a piece of crap, it's way underdone compared to the rest of the rig, you want to up this considerably.

With a better GPU you will need a stronger PSU.

It is fine for family use yes, but if thats all it's being used for it's too much.
February 25, 2013 6:38:58 AM

DIY is always gonna be more balanced and quality parts IMO

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H60 74.4 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($51.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.48 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($73.49 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($169.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $862.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-25 03:38 EST-0500)
February 25, 2013 6:41:33 AM

I'm planning to use it for gaming as well as family use.
I have a fairly low budget so what GPU would you recommend that still isn't very pricey?

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February 25, 2013 6:44:51 AM
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MilkyPancake said:
I'm planning to use it for gaming as well as family use.
I have a fairly low budget so what GPU would you recommend that still isn't very pricey?


Quality air cooler over AIO liquid, you can drop the cpu to a 3470 while keeping the z77 (so you can still OC the 3470 to 4ghz)and swap in a 7870

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($223.79 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($31.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.48 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($73.49 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($169.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $854.66
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-25 03:43 EST-0500)

3470 and 7870

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($188.79 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($31.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.48 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($73.49 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $859.67
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-25 03:45 EST-0500)
February 25, 2013 6:51:39 AM

I would agree with the above, but if you are set on a prebuilt, a 7850 or better and a 500watt range +/-50 from a quality manufacture like Corsair, FSP, OCZ/PC Power & Cooling, Seasonic, XFX. Closed loop water cooling is no better that good air cooling, but air is cheaper. I don't what options they give you though you but these changes shouldn't change you finaly price by much.
February 25, 2013 7:36:57 AM

Best answer selected by MilkyPancake.
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