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post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by Molybdenum View Post

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.

Ah, that's actually a typo. It's a coolermaster silent pro PSU. The other board I posted this from has a word filter for cool. It changes it to "ice cold" haha. I will be watching bluray from time to time, as this will be hooked up to my main T.V. The reason why I got a PSU with that much wattage is because I was planning on going the crossfire route down the line.

Do you think 1,650 is a bad price (before taxes, shipped)?
post #12 of 17
all those parts are fairly solid..you could do better than cooler master on the psu...same wattage..keep that

it's not going to play anything if that ssd craps out..never heard of that one..
Reliable options for ssd are limited:
Crucial M4
Sansung 830
Corsair Nova
Intel
 
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post #13 of 17
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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)
COOLANT: Standard Ice Coldant
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 Ice Colder 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)

Coolant?? Is this thing water cooled ? I don't see any wc parts or indeed any aftermarket CPU cooler (something you really should have as Intel stock just sucks).

All so if you are thinking of tinkering with the computer down the road I very highly recommend you just build it your self in the first place as you will save a lot of money that way. Also putting a computer together is not hard and if you do it your self it will probably be better done then if it is prebuilt as you can spend as much time as you want on routing all the cables and all that. And most of all its very rewarding to have a machine you built your self running on your desk.
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post #14 of 17
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This review is why I went with that ssd : http://www.storagereview.com/plextor_pxm2p_ssd_review_256gb

No, It's not water cooled at all. I don't know why I listed that.
post #15 of 17
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This review is why I went with that ssd : http://www.storagereview.com/plextor_pxm2p_ssd_review_256gb
No, It's not water cooled at all. I don't know why I listed that.

OK ..looks good! :thumb.gif:
 
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MouseMouse PadAudio
cheap! Newegg box panel ibeats with onboard. 
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AMD Phenom II X6 1075T w/2 cores locked @ 4.2+ M4a89GTD-Pro XFX Radeon HD 5870 8gb Samsung ddr3 1600 11-11-11-28@ 8-8-8-24 
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post #16 of 17
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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:

Yeah don't get the 2500k for gaming those charts mean nothing about gaming performance. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/288?vs=287
post #17 of 17
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Ah, that's actually a typo. It's a coolermaster silent pro PSU. The other board I posted this from has a word filter for cool. It changes it to "ice cold" haha. I will be watching bluray from time to time, as this will be hooked up to my main T.V. The reason why I got a PSU with that much wattage is because I was planning on going the crossfire route down the line.
Do you think 1,650 is a bad price (before taxes, shipped)?

Just build it. It's very easy and you save a lot of money. If you want just tell me a budget and I can create a build for you for a way better deal then that.
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