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April 25, 2013 4:58:39 PM

dont know if its worth it as not in the usa

but "will run any game in the planet with Ultra Setting"

no it wont with that graphics card--not at ultra on a decent resolution and with good frame rates
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April 25, 2013 5:05:32 PM

I find it funny he calls a raidmax "great solid power supply" they are one of the worst power supplies made. Uses a 3770k on a b75 motherboard(b75 cripples most overclocking features and is a budget board). the GTx 660 isnt a bad card but will by no means runs every game on ultra(unless you are running it at a really low res). The 3770k is good but not the fastest cpu on the planet. The only way he paid $1500 on parts is if he bought them exclusively from best buy on a high interest credit card. In other words I wouldnt buy it. You could build a better rig for $1200. Thanks for the good laugh though.
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April 25, 2013 5:05:51 PM

Why would someone want to part with that ? How many hours on it ? $1,200 is what it would cost offer $1000
IMHO=risky
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April 25, 2013 5:12:08 PM

Total M.S.R.P for every parts are $1520 and my price is only $1190

OK, why?

If this is a personal build that he's selling, I can see it.
If he's trying to 'make money'....he's doing it wrong (or something else)

Can you get these same parts, for the same price or lower?

But as usual with a used homebuilt...you don't know the construction quality.
Thermal paste application? Dunno.
What has been overheated in the last few months? Dunno.
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April 25, 2013 5:17:18 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter) In store pick up only! Add $80 to get it from Amazon, free S/H
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI B75A-G43 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($74.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.94 @ NCIX US)
Storage: OCZ Agility 3 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($276.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair C70 Gunmetal Black (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Xigmatek CLF-F1254 68.3 CFM 120mm Fan ($9.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($97.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1087.82
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-25 20:04 EDT-0400)

Those are the parts the user picked out. I know he mentioned 8 fans, but I don't think he meant 8 of the Xigmatek fans.

I'll briefly list issues I have with the build.
1) The CPU is overkill for gaming. He also states it's the fasted available. It isn't. That honour, IMHO, belongs to a SNE CPU like the 3970X.
2) The motherboard he used won't support over clocking.
3) The case is quite big, but the motherboard doesn't really allow for multi-GPU setups. (The second PCIe x16 slot is limited to Gen 2 @ 4x) Either change the motherboard to allow for multi-GPU, or get a smaller case. I have a big case (Antec DF-10) and I wish it were smaller. I'm not using all the room it has available.
4) I actually listed the 660TI, but he only includes the 660. The Asus 660 is $80 less than what he is offering. Note: I'm too lazy to change the build, even though it would take less time than it did to write point number 4.

5) Does he offer the warranties? Not every company will transfer warranties, so if something breaks in half a year, what then?

For the same price, you can get a better PC.
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April 25, 2013 5:45:00 PM

Makes no mention of a OS so you may not see it work. Too much marketing talk too.
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April 26, 2013 6:03:55 PM

Everyone that replyed thanks for the feedback! Any chance you would know the best build around $1000 to play Crysis 3 and BF3 at decent frame rates with 1080p

Thanks
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April 29, 2013 7:42:37 PM

Hey Dylan. I can reply tomorrow. I've been without internet for the past few days, and I'm pretty busy tonight.
It is the next day!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter) $183.56 free shipping @ amazon
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($289.99 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N250PCe 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($22.19 @ Amazon)
Case: Rosewill REDBONE U3 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($97.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($91.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $952.10 $985.67 Without a micro centre
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-30 23:32 EDT-0400)

I'll attempt to explain all the parts I selected.
CPU: It's performance is about equal to a stock i5-3570k, but it's about $40 less.
Motherboard: It offers cross-fire or SLI, has high ratings, however, I can't speak about Asrock. As far as I know, they are a good brand.
Memory: Patriot makes perfectly decent RAM, and it's the best price, other than a single 8GB stick.
Storage: Great price, trust worthy brand, lots of space. Not nearly as fast as an SSD.
Video Card: The 7950 is a solid performer, and Sapphire is a good (IMHO) manufacturer.
WNA: Why not?
Case: Price, and looks.
PSU: No reason, other than being modular.
OS: I assume you don't want Windows 8, and also don't want Windows 7 Pro, and do want Windows.
Let me know what you think, and don't buy anything unless you can get at least one other person to say that my selected parts are worth buying. I'm a strong believer in second opinions. ;) 
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