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10/14/2012 6:59:28 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I'm looking to get a desktop around February. I've started looking at this site "http://www.cyberpowerpc.com...; and need some help. I'm looking at a $2000 budget, and I want as much bang for the buck as possible.

Q1: Do you know if all the cases will support the extra fans I chose later on? I'm not sure if everything is compatible with everything else or not.

Q2: Do you think that it will be shipped preassemled or in parts? I've never ordered a computer before so i'm not sure.

Q3: How hard is it to maintain a liquid-cooling system? Does the fluid need to be replaced after it is installed or do I have to buy the whole system again?

Q4: To use WIFI, can I pick any of those adapters or do they vary from router to router?

Q5: What are the advantages/disadvantages of SSD's?
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10/14/2012 7:05:04 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 10/14/2012 6:59:28 PM, bossyburrito wrote:
I'm looking to get a desktop around February. I've started looking at this site "http://www.cyberpowerpc.com...; and need some help. I'm looking at a $2000 budget, and I want as much bang for the buck as possible.

Q1: Do you know if all the cases will support the extra fans I chose later on? I'm not sure if everything is compatible with everything else or not.
Do you live on the surface of the sun? How many fans do you think you'll need...

Q2: Do you think that it will be shipped preassemled or in parts? I've never ordered a computer before so i'm not sure.

If you can put it together, you should buy the parts and assemble it yourself. It's way, way cheaper. I built myself a computer earlier this year with an 900 budget. The specs on it are high enough to run any game at the fullest settings, plus I got a
kick arse gamer keyboard and mouse and a 21' monitor. If you're gonna spend more than double what I got, you better get something stupidly good.

Q3: How hard is it to maintain a liquid-cooling system? Does the fluid need to be replaced after it is installed or do I have to buy the whole system again?

Dunno sorry.

Q4: To use WIFI, can I pick any of those adapters or do they vary from router to router?

Just get a WIFI card; they're cheap as hell.

Q5: What are the advantages/disadvantages of SSD's?

Advantage: Much, much faster.
Disadvantage: Large capacities not available, much more expensive.
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10/14/2012 7:05:08 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Will this work?

Configuration
*BASE_PRICE: [+1199]
BLUETOOTH: None
CARE1: Ultra Enhanced Packaging Solution - Protect Your Dream System During Transit [+19]
CARE2: Cooler Master Thermal Fusion 400 Extreme Performance CPU - Thermal Compound Optimized for Thermal Dissipation [+10]
CARE3: Professional Wiring for All WIRING Inside The System Chassis - Minimize Cable Exposure, Maximize Airflow in Your System [+19]
CAS: * Cooler Master HAF-X Gaming Full Tower Case w/ 1x230mm Fan, 1x200mm Fans, 2xFront USB 3.0 Port [+34]
CASUPGRADE: Flexible LED Interior Light Strip [+19] (Blue Color [+0])
CD: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)
CD2: None
COOLANT: Standard Coolant
CPU: Intel" Core" i7-3930K Six-Core 3.20 GHz 12MB Intel Smart Cache LGA2011 (All Venom OC Certified) [+326]
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 Blue LED Twister Bearing 8-14 dBA [+0])
ENGRAVING: None
FA_HDD: None
FAN: Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA) (Dual Enermax Enlobal Silent High Performance 120MM Fans (Push-Pull) [+29])
FLASHMEDIA: INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer (BLUE COLOR [+5])
FREEBIE_MB: None
FREEBIE_OS: (Keyboard & Mouse Combo) Razer Cyclosa Gaming Keyboard & Abyssus Gaming Mouse [+0]
FREEBIE_VC1: FREE Assassins Creed III Game Coupon [+0]
GLASSES: None
HDD: 2TB (2TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)
HDD2: None
IEEE_CARD: None
IUSB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
KEYBOARD: AZZA Multimedia USB Gaming Keyboard
MEMORY: 16GB (4GBx4) DDR3/2133MHz Quad Channel Memory [+33] (Corsair or Major Brand)
MONITOR: 23" Widescreen 1920x1080 ViewSonic V3D231 Black 2ms HDMI LED 3D Monitor 250 cd/m2 20M:1 DCR w/3D Glasses and Speakers [+329]
MONITOR2: None
MONITOR3: None
MOTHERBOARD: (3-Way SLI Support) ASUS P9X79 LE Intel X79 Chipset Quad Channel DDR3 ATX w/ UEFI Bios, Remote GO!, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, USB3.0, SATA-III RAID, 3 Gen3 PCIe X16, 2 PCIe X1 & 1 PCI (All Venom OC Certified)
MOUSE: AZZA Optical 1600dpi Gaming Mouse with Weight Adjustable Cartridge
NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
NOISEREDUCE1: Sound Absorbing Foam on Side, Top And Bottom panels [+29]
NOISEREDUCE2: Power Supply Gasket [+5]
NOISEREDUCE3: Anti-Vibration Fan Mounts [+9]
OS: Microsoft" Windows 8 (64-bit Edition) [Pre-Order: Ships on or after 10/26/2012] (64-bit Edition)
OVERCLOCK: No Overclocking
POWERSUPPLY: 1,000 Watts - Standard Power Supply - SLI/CrossFireX Ready [+26]
PRINTER_CABLE1: PPA 6FT HDMI TO HDMI MALE BLACK CABLE WITH GOLD PLATED CONNECTORS [+12] (1 piece)
RUSH: NO; READY TO SHIP IN 5~10 BUSINESS DAYS
SERVICE: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT
SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
SPEAKERS: None
TEMP: None
TUNING: None
TVRC: None
USB: None
USBFLASH: None
USBHD: None
USBX: NZXT Internal USB 6-PORT Expansion Module + USB Bluetooth 2.X EDR Dongle with Led Light Thumb Size [+29]
VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB 16X PCIe Video Card (EVGA Superclocked)
VIDEO2: None
VIDEO3: None
WNC: Linksys WMP600N Wireless-N Dual-Band Adapter [+66]
_PRICE: (+2227)
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10/14/2012 7:09:28 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I highly suggest ibuypower, just got a PC for 1200 last year that runs great and came pre assembled.

I've always heard its cheaper to build it yourself but that hasn't been my experience, at least if you want windows os
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10/14/2012 7:12:23 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Liquid cooling doesn't take work anymore, completely maintenance free.
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10/14/2012 7:15:06 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 10/14/2012 7:05:04 PM, tvellalott wrote:
At 10/14/2012 6:59:28 PM, bossyburrito wrote:
I'm looking to get a desktop around February. I've started looking at this site "http://www.cyberpowerpc.com...; and need some help. I'm looking at a $2000 budget, and I want as much bang for the buck as possible.

Q1: Do you know if all the cases will support the extra fans I chose later on? I'm not sure if everything is compatible with everything else or not.
Do you live on the surface of the sun? How many fans do you think you'll need...
I just hear a bunch of horror stories about overheating PC's.

Q2: Do you think that it will be shipped preassemled or in parts? I've never ordered a computer before so i'm not sure.

If you can put it together, you should buy the parts and assemble it yourself. It's way, way cheaper. I built myself a computer earlier this year with an 900 budget. The specs on it are high enough to run any game at the fullest settings, plus I got a
kick arse gamer keyboard and mouse and a 21' monitor. If you're gonna spend more than double what I got, you better get something stupidly good.
The problem is that I know next to nothing about the actual hardware of computers.

Q3: How hard is it to maintain a liquid-cooling system? Does the fluid need to be replaced after it is installed or do I have to buy the whole system again?

Dunno sorry.

Q4: To use WIFI, can I pick any of those adapters or do they vary from router to router?

Just get a WIFI card; they're cheap as hell.
So that's a yes?

Q5: What are the advantages/disadvantages of SSD's?

Advantage: Much, much faster.
Disadvantage: Large capacities not available, much more expensive.

OK.
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10/14/2012 7:16:31 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 10/14/2012 7:09:28 PM, lewis20 wrote:
I highly suggest ibuypower, just got a PC for 1200 last year that runs great and came pre assembled.

I've always heard its cheaper to build it yourself but that hasn't been my experience, at least if you want windows os

Yo ho, yo ho, a pirates life for me.
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10/14/2012 7:21:00 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 10/14/2012 7:16:31 PM, tvellalott wrote:
At 10/14/2012 7:09:28 PM, lewis20 wrote:
I highly suggest ibuypower, just got a PC for 1200 last year that runs great and came pre assembled.

I've always heard its cheaper to build it yourself but that hasn't been my experience, at least if you want windows os

Yo ho, yo ho, a pirates life for me.

Ha you don't have any problems running that?
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10/14/2012 7:22:10 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I'm guessing the data drive is for data while the regular drive is for applications?
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10/14/2012 7:25:33 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 10/14/2012 7:22:10 PM, bossyburrito wrote:
I'm guessing the data drive is for data while the regular drive is for applications?

What's that? If you get a ssd for your os and system files you can put your music and movies on a standard HD that way you get the speed of an ssd and space of a standard without the bottleneck.
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10/14/2012 7:32:26 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 10/14/2012 7:25:33 PM, lewis20 wrote:
At 10/14/2012 7:22:10 PM, bossyburrito wrote:
I'm guessing the data drive is for data while the regular drive is for applications?

What's that? If you get a ssd for your os and system files you can put your music and movies on a standard HD that way you get the speed of an ssd and space of a standard without the bottleneck.

On the site you linked there's a section for both primary hard drives and data hard drives.
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10/14/2012 7:33:08 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 10/14/2012 7:09:28 PM, lewis20 wrote:
I highly suggest ibuypower, just got a PC for 1200 last year that runs great and came pre assembled.

I've always heard its cheaper to build it yourself but that hasn't been my experience, at least if you want windows os

"cooler master haf x case 200$
asrock z68 extreme3 mobo 122$
intel i5 2550k cpu 200$
cooler master hyper plus cpu cooler 30$
amd radeon hd 7970 graphics card 550$
g.skill ripjaws x series 8gb ram 47$
western digital caviar black 1.5tb hhd 170$
corsair professional series ax650w psu 150$
lg black 12x bd-rom 60$

i configured the computers on cyber and ibuy and wrote the prices down here

total build it yourself price 1529$
total ibuypower price 1712$
total cyberpower price 1743$"
http://www.tomshardware.com...
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10/14/2012 7:42:53 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 10/14/2012 7:32:26 PM, bossyburrito wrote:
At 10/14/2012 7:25:33 PM, lewis20 wrote:
At 10/14/2012 7:22:10 PM, bossyburrito wrote:
I'm guessing the data drive is for data while the regular drive is for applications?

What's that? If you get a ssd for your os and system files you can put your music and movies on a standard HD that way you get the speed of an ssd and space of a standard without the bottleneck.

On the site you linked there's a section for both primary hard drives and data hard drives.

Ya primary would be for booting your os and programs so ssd would be good for that, backup drive or secondary isn't as important because data transfer rates don't matter when storing music or files or movies.
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10/14/2012 7:43:21 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
The main reason why I want one from a site like this is because they are covered under warranty.
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10/14/2012 7:44:38 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
And a 800 watt power supply should work fine, right? The minimum is 380W
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10/14/2012 7:47:16 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 10/14/2012 7:33:08 PM, bossyburrito wrote:
At 10/14/2012 7:09:28 PM, lewis20 wrote:
I highly suggest ibuypower, just got a PC for 1200 last year that runs great and came pre assembled.

I've always heard its cheaper to build it yourself but that hasn't been my experience, at least if you want windows os

"cooler master haf x case 200$
asrock z68 extreme3 mobo 122$
intel i5 2550k cpu 200$
cooler master hyper plus cpu cooler 30$
amd radeon hd 7970 graphics card 550$
g.skill ripjaws x series 8gb ram 47$
western digital caviar black 1.5tb hhd 170$
corsair professional series ax650w psu 150$
lg black 12x bd-rom 60$

i configured the computers on cyber and ibuy and wrote the prices down here

total build it yourself price 1529$
total ibuypower price 1712$
total cyberpower price 1743$"
http://www.tomshardware.com...
Those specs don't look that good for 1500, also add in your os cost for build it yourself unless you're going to pirate it.
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10/14/2012 7:51:35 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 10/14/2012 7:44:38 PM, bossyburrito wrote:
And a 800 watt power supply should work fine, right? The minimum is 380W

Ya 800 should be fine, probably don't want to go much lower than that.

http://www.extreme.outervision.com...
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10/14/2012 7:53:46 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 10/14/2012 7:21:00 PM, lewis20 wrote:
At 10/14/2012 7:16:31 PM, tvellalott wrote:
At 10/14/2012 7:09:28 PM, lewis20 wrote:
I highly suggest ibuypower, just got a PC for 1200 last year that runs great and came pre assembled.

I've always heard its cheaper to build it yourself but that hasn't been my experience, at least if you want windows os

Yo ho, yo ho, a pirates life for me.

Ha you don't have any problems running that?

Nope; you just need remove wat. Then you can run windows as normal (until the next service pack comes out, then I'll probably need a new version of remove wat). I even do security updates, lol.

*hopes you weren't asking from a morality perspective or this would be an awkward reply*
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10/14/2012 7:55:51 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
bossy: for that money you should get a better graphics card. But the rest looks pretty sick.
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10/14/2012 7:56:18 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 10/14/2012 7:53:46 PM, tvellalott wrote:
At 10/14/2012 7:21:00 PM, lewis20 wrote:
At 10/14/2012 7:16:31 PM, tvellalott wrote:
At 10/14/2012 7:09:28 PM, lewis20 wrote:
I highly suggest ibuypower, just got a PC for 1200 last year that runs great and came pre assembled.

I've always heard its cheaper to build it yourself but that hasn't been my experience, at least if you want windows os

Yo ho, yo ho, a pirates life for me.

Ha you don't have any problems running that?

Nope; you just need remove wat. Then you can run windows as normal (until the next service pack comes out, then I'll probably need a new version of remove wat). I even do security updates, lol.

*hopes you weren't asking from a morality perspective or this would be an awkward reply*
Ha no I just assumed it would be more trouble than it was worth, I got windows for free from school so I've never really looked into it.
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10/14/2012 8:01:34 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 10/14/2012 7:56:18 PM, lewis20 wrote:
At 10/14/2012 7:53:46 PM, tvellalott wrote:
At 10/14/2012 7:21:00 PM, lewis20 wrote:
At 10/14/2012 7:16:31 PM, tvellalott wrote:
At 10/14/2012 7:09:28 PM, lewis20 wrote:
I highly suggest ibuypower, just got a PC for 1200 last year that runs great and came pre assembled.

I've always heard its cheaper to build it yourself but that hasn't been my experience, at least if you want windows os

Yo ho, yo ho, a pirates life for me.

Ha you don't have any problems running that?

Nope; you just need remove wat. Then you can run windows as normal (until the next service pack comes out, then I'll probably need a new version of remove wat). I even do security updates, lol.

*hopes you weren't asking from a morality perspective or this would be an awkward reply*
Ha no I just assumed it would be more trouble than it was worth, I got windows for free from school so I've never really looked into it.

I work in IT and my boss gets the most amazing 'special' disks. I have one that has all versions of Windows 7 SP1, 32 and 64 bit. You install the one you want, immediately run this little program called removewat and blamo. No trouble at all really.
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10/14/2012 8:03:53 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
My suggestion, might want an ssd too.

http://www.tigerdirect.com...

iBUYPOWER SUPREME TG908SLC Gaming PC
- 3rd generation Intel Core i7-3770K 3.50GHz
, 16GB DDR3,
1TB HDD,
2GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670,
Liquid Cooling,
DVDRW
, 800 Watt
, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

1550 dollars

Also are you going to overclock?
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10/14/2012 8:08:59 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 10/14/2012 7:55:51 PM, tvellalott wrote:
bossy: for that money you should get a better graphics card. But the rest looks pretty sick.

Yeah, I'm not getting it until February so I have room to change stuff around. Would a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 be good? It's not that much more.

Too bad that the Windows 8 sale will be over before I order it.
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10/14/2012 8:11:00 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
"Also are you going to overclock?"
I probably will.
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10/14/2012 8:17:55 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 10/14/2012 8:11:00 PM, bossyburrito wrote:
"Also are you going to overclock?"
I probably will.

That's when you want to be sure you have good cooling and the Intel processors ending in k are unlocked making them easier to oc , you might have already known that.
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10/14/2012 8:19:24 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Updated stats:
Configuration
*BASE_PRICE: [+1199]
BLUETOOTH: None
CARE1: Ultra Enhanced Packaging Solution - Protect Your Dream System During Transit [+19]
CARE2: Cooler Master Thermal Fusion 400 Extreme Performance CPU - Thermal Compound Optimized for Thermal Dissipation [+10]
CARE3: Professional Wiring for All WIRING Inside The System Chassis - Minimize Cable Exposure, Maximize Airflow in Your System [+19]
CAS: * Cooler Master HAF-X Gaming Full Tower Case w/ 1x230mm Fan, 1x200mm Fans, 2xFront USB 3.0 Port [+34]
CASUPGRADE: 12in Meter Light - 8 speed [+15] (Green Color [+0])
CD: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)
CD2: None
COOLANT: Standard Coolant
CPU: Intel" Core" i7-3930K Six-Core 3.20 GHz 12MB Intel Smart Cache LGA2011 (All Venom OC Certified) [+326]
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 Blue LED Twister Bearing 8-14 dBA [+0])
ENGRAVING: None
FA_HDD: None
FAN: Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA) (Dual Enermax Enlobal Silent High Performance 120MM Fans (Push-Pull) [+29])
FLASHMEDIA: INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer (SILVER COLOR [+0])
FREEBIE_MB: None
FREEBIE_OS: (Keyboard & Mouse Combo) Razer Cyclosa Gaming Keyboard & Abyssus Gaming Mouse [+0]
FREEBIE_VC1: FREE Assassins Creed III Game Coupon [+0]
GLASSES: None
HDD: 2TB (2TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)
HDD2: 60GB Corsair Force Series SATA III 6.0Gb/s SSD - 550MB/s Read & 510MB/s Write [+75] (Single Drive)
IEEE_CARD: None
IUSB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
KEYBOARD: AZZA Multimedia USB Gaming Keyboard
MEMORY: 16GB (4GBx4) DDR3/2133MHz Quad Channel Memory [+33] (Corsair or Major Brand)
MONITOR: * 23" Widescreen 1920x1080 ASUS 3D VG236H Gaming LCD w/ NVIDIA 3D Visioin Glasses Bundle [+499]
MONITOR2: None
MONITOR3: None
MOTHERBOARD: (3-Way SLI Support) ASUS P9X79 LE Intel X79 Chipset Quad Channel DDR3 ATX w/ UEFI Bios, Remote GO!, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, USB3.0, SATA-III RAID, 3 Gen3 PCIe X16, 2 PCIe X1 & 1 PCI (All Venom OC Certified)
MOUSE: AZZA Optical 1600dpi Gaming Mouse with Weight Adjustable Cartridge
NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
NOISEREDUCE1: Sound Absorbing Foam on Side, Top And Bottom panels [+29]
NOISEREDUCE2: Power Supply Gasket [+5]
NOISEREDUCE3: Anti-Vibration Fan Mounts [+9]
OS: Microsoft" Windows 8 (64-bit Edition) [Pre-Order: Ships on or after 10/26/2012] (64-bit Edition)
OVERCLOCK: Pro OC (Performance Overclock 10% or more) [+19]
POWERSUPPLY: 800 Watts - Standard 80 Plus Certified Power Supply - SLI/CrossFireX Ready [+2]
PRINTER_CABLE1: PPA 6FT HDMI TO HDMI MALE BLACK CABLE WITH GOLD PLATED CONNECTORS [+12] (1 piece)
RUSH: NO; READY TO SHIP IN 5~10 BUSINESS DAYS
SERVICE: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT
SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
SPEAKERS: None
TEMP: None
TUNING: Intel" Core" i7-3930K Performance Tuning Protection Plan by Intel [+39]
TVRC: None
USB: None
USBFLASH: None
USBHD: None
USBX: NZXT Internal USB 6-PORT Expansion Module [+19]
VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card [+90] (EVGA Superclocked)
VIDEO2: None
VIDEO3: None
WNC: PCI Wireless 802.11n 150Mbps Network Interface Card [+19]
_PRICE: (+2530)

I have the 2 TB hard drive that comes with the starting price and a 60GB SSD.
I also sprung for Active 3D over Passive.

I think this is pretty reasonable for what I'm getting.
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10/14/2012 8:28:13 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Great website for comparing gpu and CPU

http://www.cpubenchmark.net...
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10/14/2012 8:28:33 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 10/14/2012 8:08:59 PM, bossyburrito wrote:
At 10/14/2012 7:55:51 PM, tvellalott wrote:
bossy: for that money you should get a better graphics card. But the rest looks pretty sick.

Yeah, I'm not getting it until February so I have room to change stuff around. Would a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 be good? It's not that much more.

That's a damn sexy graphics card... *drools*

Too bad that the Windows 8 sale will be over before I order it.

Fvck Windows 8.
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10/14/2012 8:29:34 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 10/14/2012 8:17:55 PM, lewis20 wrote:
At 10/14/2012 8:11:00 PM, bossyburrito wrote:
"Also are you going to overclock?"
I probably will.

That's when you want to be sure you have good cooling and the Intel processors ending in k are unlocked making them easier to oc , you might have already known that.

I'm not overclocking it myself. I'm having the company who's putting this thing together do it. The processors are "Venom OC Certified" anyway.
I also have to get an extra warranty for anything I OC, so yeah.
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10/14/2012 8:39:01 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 10/14/2012 8:28:33 PM, tvellalott wrote:
At 10/14/2012 8:08:59 PM, bossyburrito wrote:
At 10/14/2012 7:55:51 PM, tvellalott wrote:
bossy: for that money you should get a better graphics card. But the rest looks pretty sick.

Yeah, I'm not getting it until February so I have room to change stuff around. Would a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 be good? It's not that much more.

That's a damn sexy graphics card... *drools*

Too bad that the Windows 8 sale will be over before I order it.

Fvck Windows 8
The sale is on a bunch of stuff if you get Windows 8. You get free upgrades and stuff.
That being said, I think I still have a Windows Seven disc from my laptop laying around. If this turns out like Vista at least I have a backup.
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Or lose the race to rats
Get caught in ticking traps
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To relax their restless flight
Somewhere out of a memory of lighted streets on quiet nights..."

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