Mid level gaming System

tyler384

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Approximate Purchase Date: This week


Budget Range: $1150-$1300


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming Machine, Digital Imaging/Video editing, Movies and the Internet


Parts Not Required: Have logitech keyboard, mouse, Z550 speakers, SB Fatality sound card PCI, Samsung SyncMaster 226BW Monitor


Preferred Websitefor Parts: newegg.com


Country of Origin: USA


Parts Preferences: Full Tower, Intel, Nvidia, Corsair


Overclocking: Yes


SLI or Crossfire: No


Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050 Samsung SyncMaster 226BW Monitor


Additional Comments:

I do plan on getting my own Corsair RAM off Newegg.com, but I'm not sure how much extra I should get. The lowest option at cyberpower is 2gs so I already have that much. 2 sticks 1 g each. The corsair ram on Newegg is half the price.

I am looking to put together a gaming machine from Cyberpowerpc.com that works well and will work well for the next few years. Doesn't have to be top of the line, but don't want to be lagging in another year either. My current setup has been overheating so I picked a case that has plenty of airflow, but I'd also like to have a quiet PC. Is noise reduction noticeable or even needed?

I'm open to any recommendations, suggestions of personal preferences or opinions on upgrades or downgrades.

Thanks



Here's my configuration URL: Cyberpowerpc

Here's the the following setup.

*BASE_PRICE: [+999]
BLUETOOTH: None
CAS: * Azza Solano 1000 Full-Tower Advance Cooling Case w/ Dual 230mm Fan + Extra 3 Fans [+44]
CASUPGRADE: None
CD: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)
CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-2600K 3.40 GHz 8M Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (All Venom OC Certified)
CS_FAN: Maximum Enermax 120MM Case Cooling Fans for selected case (Maximum Silent Operation) [+29] (500-1,200 RPM T.B. Silence Black Color with Red LED Twister Bearing 8-14 dBA [+0])

FA_HDD: None
FAN: Asetek 570LX Liquid Cooling system w/ 240MM Radiator and Dual Fans (Extreme Overclocking Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA)
FLASHMEDIA: INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer (BLACK COLOR)
FREEBIE_CU1: FREE Game - Shogun 2 Limited Edition Coupon: Total War [+0]
HDD: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Hard Drive)
KEYBOARD: Xtreme Gear (Black Color) Multimedia/Internet USB Keyboard
MEMORY: 2GB (1GBx2) DDR3/1333MHz Dual Channel Memory [-24] (Corsair or Major Brand)
MOTHERBOARD: * [CrossFireX] GigaByte GA-P67A-UD3-B3 Intel P67 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, USB3.0, 2x SATA-III RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe, 3 PCIe X1 & 2 PCI [B3 Stepping] [+0]

MOUSE: XtremeGear Optical USB 3 Buttons Gaming Mouse
MULTIVIEW: Non-SLI/Non-CrossFireX Mode Supports Multiple Monitors
NCSW: None
NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
OVERCLOCK: Pro OC (Performance Overclock 10% or more)
POWERSUPPLY: 800 Watts - XtremeGear Gaming Power Supply - Quad SLI Ready [+27]
SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
USB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB 16X PCIe Video Card [+14] (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)
PRICE: (+1006)

 

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DONT GO CYBERPOWER, email support@custompcandrepairs.com. guarantee they can beat cyberpower by at least 100 bucks and they offer similar warranties and lifetime tech support
 

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It's cheaper and easier to have cyberpowerpc build it for me. Below is the actual set up I went with, the numbers in Bold are the cost of the parts mostly on newegg.

CAS:* Azza Solano 1000 Full-Tower Advance Cooling Case w/ Dual 230mm Fan + Extra 3 Fans [+44] 125


CD:24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR) 20


CPU:Intel® Core™ i7-2600K 3.40 GHz 8M Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (All Venom OC Certified) 315

CS_FAN:Maximum Enermax 120MM Case Cooling Fans for selected case (Maximum Silent Operation) [+29] (500-1,200 RPM T.B. Silence Black Color with Red LED Twister Bearing 8-14 dBA [+0]) 37x3=111


FAN:Asetek 570LX Liquid Cooling system w/ 240MM Radiator and Dual Fans 200



FLASHMEDIA:INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer (BLACK COLOR) 20

FREEBIE_CU1:FREE Game - Shogun 2 Limited Edition Coupon: Total War [+0]

HDD:1.5TB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [-14] (Single Hard Drive) 65

KEYBOARD:Xtreme Gear (Black Color) Multimedia/Internet USB Keyboard 10

MEMORY:4GB (2GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory Module (Corsair or Major Brand) 60

MOTHERBOARD:* [CrossFireX] GigaByte GA-P67A-UD3-B3 Intel P67 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, USB3.0, 2x SATA-III RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe, 3 PCIe X1 & 2 PCI [B3 Stepping] [+0] 125

MOUSE:XtremeGear Optical USB 3 Buttons Gaming Mouse 10

NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network

OS:None

OVERCLOCK: Pro OC (Performance Overclock 10% or more) (Free)

POWERSUPPLY:* 775 Watts - Thermaltake Toughpower XT TPX-775M Modular 80 Plus Power Supply [+93] 120

RUSH:NO; READY TO SHIP IN 5~10 BUSINESS DAYS (Pick up)

SERVICE:STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT

SOUND:HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO

USB:Built-in USB 2.0 Ports

VIDEO:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 2GB 16X PCIe Video Card [+161] (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA) 280


PRICE: (+1166 no tax) 1280 with tax through cyberpower pc.


If I bought each piece separate not only would i have to build it but the price would be around $300 more. Add everything in bold and the price ends up being $1461 and that doesn't even include the tax and shipping. So throw in another $100 lets estimate to make $1,561 to buy parts separately and build it myself.
 

tyler384

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I sent you an e-mail let me know if you can beat cyberpowerpc's price.
 

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I'm pretty sure you can go without the Liquid cooling and hit up a after market cooler. Will save a couple $$, plus i've read and heard Liquid cooling can be costly and time consuming with Maintenance.
 

cia24

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Dont listin to people that seem to not know what they are talking about, Cyberpower will pricematch other custom computer companys talk to Danny Lee.
 

cia24

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cyberpowers watercooling system is 100% maintence free for 5 years+ otherwise they will replace the whole system for free.
 

tyler384

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It sounds like I have a bidding war going on, I just walked out of frys and a technician there told me he'd match any online deal I can find.
 

cia24

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Yea it has always been that way touch times right now, Anyway if you dont want to build it yourself IMO CP has the best bang for the buck. Its all up to you, Digital storm is alot better and alot more pricey.
 

tyler384

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That's good to know, I'm curious actually if a liquid cooling unit is completely necessary though. I will be letting others use my system for gaming so it could get 8 hours of use on a heavy gaming day. Also I may end up overclocking it in a couple years.

It's been at least 5 years since I built my last system. Is liquid cooling a necessity?
 

cia24

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Nothing is neccessary other then the intel stock fan unless you are overclocking. but the nice thing about liquid cooling is it looks cool it is usally quieter depending on case and it will be cooler then air.
 

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