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Hey guys, I'm a total noob at this. I really wanted to switch over from console gaming and I wanted to keep the price of the transition below 2k. I'll be hooking this up to my 32inch LG LCD 1080p. My goal was to be able to play any game on the market right now at the highest possible settings and have it handle that no problem. Thoughts?


CASE: In-Win Dragon Rider Full Tower Case w/ 1x120mm Front Fan, 1x220mm LED Side Fan, Front USB 3.0 x 2 & Water-Ice Colding Hole Ready (Black Color)
CD: LG UH12LS28K 12X Blu-Ray Player & DVDRW Combo Drive (BLACK COLOR)
CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-2500K 3.30 GHz 6M Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (All Venom OC Certified)
CS_FAN: Default case fans
FAN: * Thermaltake FRIO Overclocking Cooler Fan (CLP0564)
HDD: 128 GB Plextor PX-128M2P Series SATA-III 6.0Gb/s SSD - 420MB/s Read & 210MB/s Write (Single Drive)
HDD2: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)
IUSB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
MEMORY: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory (Kingston HyperX)
MOTHERBOARD: [CrossFireX/SLI] ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 Intel Z68 ATX Mainboard w/ Lucid Virtu, Intel SRT, UEFI & 7.1 THX TruStudio Audio, GbLAN, HDMI, USB3.0, SATA-III RAID, 3 Gen3 PCIe X16, 2 PCIe X1 & 2 PCI
NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
OS: Microsoft® Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit Edition)
POWERSUPPLY: 850 Watts - CoolerMaster Silent Pro Gaming 80 Plus Power Supply
SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
VIDEO: AMD Radeon HD 7950 3GB GDDR5 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card (Major Brand Powered by AMD)
Edited by xstatementx - 2/4/12 at 4:12pm
post #2 of 17
Hi , looks balanced , few recommandations :
-i would take a more know power supply brand like corsair , antec , cooler master.... and a 850w one for a 7950 is a bit overkill look : here unless you gor for 2/3 way configuration
Good 750:
-Corsair HX750 or TX750
-SeaSonic X750 Gold

-IMO buying an aftermarket-cooler Video card is always good as it allows lower temperatures , noise and give higher overclocking
-PowerColor PCS+ 7950
-SAPPHIRE 7950 (dual fan one)
-ASUS Direct Cu 2 7950 (very high overclocking , good for single card configuration)

Hope it helps thumb.gif
post #3 of 17
IMO the 850W power is a good choice as it gives you a bit of a future proof down the track (no harm in doing that biggrin.gif ). Very solid build mate. Look forward to seeing pics when its built. thumb.gif
post #4 of 17
Are you buying this prebuilt? if it is then its going to be cheaper if you bought the parts separately and put it together yourself there are a lot of youtube vids on how to put a computer together you should look into it.
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post #5 of 17
I believe it's pre-built, It's typed the same as CyberPowerPC.com . I also just ordered a system from them, even though many don't like them.
But, yeah, The Corsair PSU's are probably the best for the price.
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IMO the 850W power is a good choice as it gives you a bit of a future proof down the track (no harm in doing that biggrin.gif ). Very solid build mate. Look forward to seeing pics when its built. thumb.gif

I would just get a Rosewill Lightning 800w +80 gold for $140, around $60 cheaper then the PSU you have on your list. If your planing to CF then get a Rosewill Lightning 1000w +80 gold for $180, which is $20 then that PSU. Both have a better value unless you want your PC to be more quite which judging by your fan choice doesn't seem to be a big deal for you.
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Hey guys, I am buying this prebuilt. This is my first gaming PC and I don't really trust myself yet. However, I will be tinkering around and preparing myself to build myself for the future after this first buy. I'm checking out all the recommendations being posted, so thank you very much. smile.gif. If I didn't switch anything around, however, would the build that I posted be able to do what my goal for it is?
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Hey guys, I am buying this prebuilt. This is my first gaming PC and I don't really trust myself yet. However, I will be tinkering around and preparing myself to build myself for the future after this first buy. I'm checking out all the recommendations being posted, so thank you very much. smile.gif. If I didn't switch anything around, however, would the build that I posted be able to do what my goal for it is?

You'd be much better off building your own, you'd get so much more for your money (or really, end up spending way less) and it's really not that hard. Building is like legos, except everything only fits one way.
You're getting a huge SSD from some reasonably unknown maker (I'd get either a Crucial, Samsung, or Intel tbh, they seem more reliable) and are probably paying a premium for a SATA 6Gb/s HDD (a HDD cannot even saturate SATA2 @ 3Gb/s), as well as way too much powersupply. Getting more wattage than you need will cost you more on your electricity bills because they are less efficient when running way under their rated load. "Ice Coldermaster"? That just sounds shady. You're also getting a blu-ray drive, do you really need one?

Building is pretty simple and much better if you feel like tinkering. It really gives you a lot more options and you'll know your hardware better. It's not very complicated, we can help you do it, and it will likely make you happier in the long run.
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Hey guys, I am buying this prebuilt. This is my first gaming PC and I don't really trust myself yet. However, I will be tinkering around and preparing myself to build myself for the future after this first buy. I'm checking out all the recommendations being posted, so thank you very much. smile.gif. If I didn't switch anything around, however, would the build that I posted be able to do what my goal for it is?

i didnt trust myself either but lurking around here you learn a lot.it really isnt that hard to build a pc, the only hard part is thermal paste/ heatsink install. my only recommendations are(if you can afford it) spend the extra $31and get win7 pro if you ever want to add more ram(your mobo can support up to 32gb) and from what ive read "help me pick a cpu" threads hyperthreading is coming back into play in newer games so you might want to also look into a 2600k.
from the 7900 series owners thread:
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Caspian Border, 64 Players.
Hyperthreading Disabled
P.S the dip in the middle is when I alt+tabbed out.
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Hyperthreading Enabled
Same server, same map and roughly in the same area.
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post #10 of 17
pre-built is ok for a 1st timer and that way he gets his warranty etc but I do agree that building your own PC not only allows you to more understand how the components work together but also give you alot of satisfaction when you build your rig, hit that power button and it comes to life. Building is very simple mate especially when components these days only go in 1 way. biggrin.gif
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