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    Buying a gaming pc but have no clue...

    Hi folks.

    I'm in the market for a gaming computer. I want to buy a cyberpower pc. I have a budget of about $2500. Can someone please help me out. I'm looking for a 1tb hd and 60ish gb ssd, a dvdrw dual layer, and a video card and ram to play Warcraft at max fps and all that good stuff.

    Thank you!!
    Last edited by johnnymcdanger; 2012-01-26 at 10:46 AM.

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    Personally I would buy no less than a 100gb+ SSD. They aren't that expensive. On a 60gb SSD you would use a good portion for the OS alone.
    Last edited by Chronius; 2012-01-26 at 10:19 AM.

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    I'm new to the SSD thing. What is it primirily used for storing? The os I'm assuming?

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    http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/Mega_Special_III/

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    Corsair Obsidian Series 650D Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ dual 200mm fans, integrated fan controller, front USB 3.0 Port & Side-Panel Window

    Maximum 120MM Case Cooling Fans for your selected case

    Intel® Core™ i5-2500K 3.30 GHz 6M Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (All Venom OC Certified)

    Intel® Core™ i5-2500K Performance Tuning Protection Plan by Intel (Pick this, when your PC arrives come back to the forums and ask for tips to overclocking, you don't have to worry about messing it up since the protection plan will replace your processor if you mess up, great deal for new overclockers!)

    [CrossFireX/SLI] Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z/GEN3 Intel Z68 mATX Mainboard w/ ROG Connect, Lucid Virtu and Intel SRT & 7.1 SupremeFX Audio, Intel GbLAN, HDMI, USB 3.0, SATA-III RAID, 2x Gen3 PCIe X16 & 1 PCIe X4 (All Venom OC Certified) <--- I've got the motherboard myself and I love it, I don't have any experience with other motherboards, someone with better knowledge about Motherboards will probably pass by and replace this, not sure though, also it's got easy, easy overclocking.

    AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB GDDR5 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card <--- This card, with your i5 2500k will last you a very long time, although it's not required for simply WoW, but it will run Battlefield & other demanding titles on ultra.

    If you want to shave 200 bucks off then you can get the AMD Radeon HD 6870 1GB GDDR5 16X PCIe Video Card, it'll run wow fine on ultra, just not games like Battlefield etc, there hasn't been any confirmation if the graphics are gonna be updated to Mists of Pandaria but again, the first card will last you very long.

    Corsair Professional Series CMPSU-AX850 80 Plus Gold Power Supply

    FIRST HARDDRIVE [Mega Special - Free Upgrade from Corsair 120GB Force Series] 120GB Corsair Force GT Series SATA-III 6.0Gb/s SSD - 555MB/s Read & 515MB/s Write
    For you to store wow and standard stuff like Windows etc, very fast harddrive.

    SECOND HARDDRIVE
    1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD

    $2120
    before all applicable rebates
    Estimated ship date:
    Thursday, 2/9/2012



    SSD's are Solid State Drives, becoming increasingly popular, it's some of the fastest harddrives available, it increases your loadspeed for wow, a plus to having SSD + Standard harddrive combo is, you can record WoW from your SSD and it sets the recorded files in your 1TB harddrive, that way you won't get lag/bottleneck FPS while recording.

    Up to 7-10x faster than traditional harddrives.

    Also sorry for the delay, the train disconnected my net!
    Last edited by CheezusCrust; 2012-01-26 at 12:05 PM.
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    Wow thank you!!!! That's exactly what I wanted and cheaper than what I speced. Thank you thank you thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Again, once you recieve your beauty come back here on the forums and we'll advice you about overclocking.
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    Someone already gave you a high grade option.
    Here's another option with less overkill in mind, both in performance and money.
    This will still overkill WOW in 90% of situations (over 200 FPS) and will do well in raids (45-60 FPS)


    Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    $99.99

    Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    $159.99

    MSI N560GTX-Ti 448 Twin Frozr III PE/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti - 448 Cores (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card [NVIDIA Gift - BATMAN Arkham City Game Coupon]
    $309.99

    SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
    $89.99

    CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B
    $48.99

    GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    $154.99

    Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 ...
    $229.99

    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7
    $29.99

    Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
    $184.99

    Total : $1,308.91

    Add ~100$ for Windows 7

    It is easily possible to go even cheaper without much hit on performance, but you would lose on the upgrade path.
    If you want a better GPU, go for it but you will be quickly losing on performance/value without much (if any) gain in WoW.
    Keep in mind the PSU would most likely not do the job with 2 GPUs or the new 7xxx cards so upgrade that if you upgrade your GPU.
    I didn't include any Promo code, but with a bit of luck and patience, you can usually save 50$ or more with the same/similar parts.

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    Well then... Haha I see I have a choice to make. Save money or get the extreme edition so to speak.

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    Configured with CyberPowerPC Since you mentioned not building it yourself.

    Total: $1358

    Add $100 for Windows 7

    Case: Corsair Carbide Series 400R Mid-Tower Gaming Case
    CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-2500K 3.30 GHz
    Cooling Fan: CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo
    Motherboard: [CrossFireX/SLI] ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3
    Memory: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz
    Video Card: AMD Radeon HD 6950 2GB GDDR5
    Power Supply: Corsair CMPSU-650TXV2 80 Plus
    Hard Drive: 120GB Corsair Force GT Series SATA-III 6.0Gb/s SSD - 555MB/s Read & 515MB/s Write
    Data Hard Drive: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD
    Optical Drive: 24X Double Layer
    If you prefer the newest GPU (7970) you can add it in the config, it'll cost you obviously.
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    GPU: Asus 280X TOP (1080MHz/1700MHz) RAM: Corsair LP/LV white 8GB 1600MHz
    SSD: Samsung 840Pro 256GB + Crucial m4 128GB (040H) PSU: Seasonic 620M CASE: Corsair 500R (White/Black) Monitor: LG 237L-BN IPS
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