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post #1 of 42
Thread Starter 
Hey OCN, let me just say i am a complete noob when it comes to computers. However, i want a new gaming computer that will be able to run RTS style games (mainly Company of heroes & COH2 when it gets released) at the highest quality. I went to Cyberpowerpc and built a comp that is within my price range, but have no real idea what im doing. I have never built a pc, but if the steps are easy to follow and the price difference is significant I will consider it. Thanks for ur input and help!!

*BASE_PRICE: [+629]
CARE1: Ultra Enhanced Packaging Solution - Protect Your Dream System During Transit [+19]
CAS: * Cooler Master Storm Scout II Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ USB 3.0, Carrying Handles (Black Color)
CD: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)
COOLANT: Standard Coolant
CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-3570K 3.40 GHz 6MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (All Venom OC Certified)
CS_FAN: Default case fans
ENGRAVING_MSG:
FA_HDD: Vigor iSURF II Hard Disk Drive Cooling System [+21] (1 x System)
FAN: Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA) (Dual Standard 120MM Fans (Push-Pull) [+9])
FLASHMEDIA: None
FREEBIE_MB: GIGABYTE GC-WB300D Exclusive Bluetooth 4.0/WiFi PCIe Expansion Card [+0]
GLASSES: None
HDD: 1TB Western Digital Caviar Blue SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 7200 RPM HDD [+9] (Single Drive)
HDD2: None
IEEE_CARD: None
IUSB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
KEYBOARD: AZZA Multimedia USB Gaming Keyboard
MEMORY: 16GB (4GBx4) DDR3/1866MHz Dual Channel Memory [+66] (Corsair Vengeance [Free upgrade from 1600MHz Major Brand])
MOTHERBOARD: [CrossFireX] GIGABYTE Z77-DS3H Intel Z77 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ IRST, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, 2x Gen3 PCIe x16, 2 PCIe x1 & 2 PCI (Pro OC Certified)
MOUSE: AZZA Optical 1600dpi Gaming Mouse with Weight Adjustable Cartridge
NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
OS: Microsoft® Windows 8 (64-bit Edition) [+104]
OVERCLOCK: No Overclocking
POWERSUPPLY: 700 Watts - Standard Power Supply - SLI/CrossFireX Ready [+8]
RUSH: No Rush Service, Estimate Ship date by 12/10/2012
SERVICE: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT
SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
USB: PPA External 4-Port USB 2.0 Silver Star Hub [+12]
VIDEO: AMD Radeon HD 7770 1GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card [+60] (Major Brand Powered by AMD)
WNC: 802.11b/g/n 300Mbps PCI Wireless Adapter Network Card [+26]
_PRICE: (+963)
post #2 of 42
would you be against building your own computer? because you could get a lot more performance for the money... you are spending just about $950 and much more could be done for that price.

Build
CPU $220
Intel Core i5 3570k w/ $20 Newegg Gift Card

Motherboard $140
Biostar TZ77XE4

Ram $70 (Get 2)
Samsung "Wonder" Ram 16GB

HDD $75
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB

GPU $225
MSI Geforce GTX 660 Twin Frozr

Case $44
NZXT Tempest 210

Power Supply $70
Seasonic M12II 520W

Operating System $73
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Total ~$920
post #3 of 42
Thread Starter 
im not against building my own as long as it is not to difficult. i dont want to screw up the equipment i just bought by doing it myself.
post #4 of 42
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Originally Posted by coh2build View Post

im not against building my own as long as it is not to difficult. i dont want to screw up the equipment i just bought by doing it myself.
It isn't difficult at all. What would you be doing to ruin any equipment? Hopefully, you aren't playing catch with the hard drives or soaking anything in liquid. As long as you can understand that everything has it's own place in a computer, you should be fine. Just to try to force something into place and follow directions that most components come with. You can find many "how to build" guides out there. You can find a lot of good help guides on YouTube and over your favorite search engine.

Edit: Don't forget, no matter how annoying it can get, cable management is a must if you want your PC to stay cool under air. It helps with air circulation in the case keeping the important components cooler.

If you need any help with the build feel free to ask the community, that is what we are here for.
Edited by JRuxGaming - 11/25/12 at 12:43pm
post #5 of 42
yeah building a computer is easy. think of it like blocks. the circle goes in the circle hole, square into square and triangle into triangle. There are many good guides on youtube of how to build a computer. i would check out newegg's guide.
post #6 of 42
Thread Starter 
ok, so if im going to build a pc i still need everything from the case to software. Is newegg my one stop shop or are there othersites. I still have no idea what to buy for strictly a gaming pc too.
post #7 of 42
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Originally Posted by coh2build View Post

ok, so if im going to build a pc i still need everything from the case to software. Is newegg my one stop shop or are there othersites. I still have no idea what to buy for strictly a gaming pc too.

If you are in the US, Newegg and Amazon seem to be the two best places to get computer components. By the way don't make the mistake of listening to everything you see in reviews on Newegg. If you want good reviews from people who know what they are doing check on your favorite tech sites, like OCN. thumb.gif
post #8 of 42
Thread Starter 
i have ordered from newegg before and it was fine. As for my build, is my previous configuration ok with the updated parts in post #2?
post #9 of 42
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Originally Posted by coh2build View Post

i have ordered from newegg before and it was fine. As for my build, is my previous configuration ok with the updated parts in post #2?
What is your budget for this build?
post #10 of 42
Thread Starter 
$800-900 (without monitor)
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