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    About to buy first gaming computer

    Hi.

    I'm planning on buying the following system from ibuypower for $2.3k (i don't want to build something myself). Does anyone have any comments or recommendations in terms of changes I should make? I'll mostly be using this to play games such as skyrim, witchr 2, guild wars 2, diablo etc.

    Thanks!


    Available parts here: http://www.ibuypower.com/Store/Gamer_Paladin_F875


    Case
    Rosewill Thor V2 Gaming Case Black

    Processor
    Intel® Core™ i7 3820 Processor (4x 3.60GHz/10MB L3 Cache) - Intel Core i7 3820

    Processor Cooling
    Asetek 550LC Liquid CPU Cooling System (Intel) - ARC Dual Silent High Perfornamce Fan Upgrade (Push-Pull Airflow)

    Memory
    16 GB [4 GB X4] DDR3-1600 Memory Module - Corsair Vengeance

    Video Card
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 - 2GB - Single Card

    Motherboard
    [3-Way SLI] ASRock Extreme9 -- 5x PCI-E x16, 8x SATA 6Gb/s, 4x USB 3.0

    Power Supply
    850 Watt - Corsair CMPSU-850AX

    Primary Hard Drive
    120 GB Kingston HyperX SSD - Single Drive

    Optical Drive
    24X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive - Black

    Sound Card
    3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard
    Network Card
    Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100)

    Operating System
    None- Pre-formatted Hard Drive Only

    Advanced Build Options
    1 x Tuniq TX-2 High Performance Thermal Compound The best interface between your CPU and the heatsinks
    Advanced Build Options
    1 x Professional wiring for all cables inside the system tower Achieve exceptional airflow in your chassis
    Advanced Build Options
    1 x Basic Pro Wiring
    Advanced Build Options
    1 x Advanced - Power Package (Individually Sleeved 24-pin ATX, 8-pin CPU, and SATA Drive Power Cabling)
    Advanced Build Options
    1 x Advanced - Video Package (Individually Sleeved 8-pin and 6-pin PCI-E VGA Power Cabling)
    Advanced Build Options
    1 x iBUYPOWER Specialized Advanced Packaging System Protect your investment during transportation!

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    Mechagnome
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    I'd recommend you just buy these or some other parts from some shop, and let them to build it to you.

    MoBo: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 – $121.99
    CPU: Intel i7 2600k – $319.99
    RAM: Corsair Vengeance LP 3x4GB – $73
    GPU1: XFX Double D 7970 – $509.99
    GPU2: XFX Double D 7970 – $509.99
    SSD: Crucial M4 120GB – $159.99
    HDD: Samsung Spinpoint 1TB – $109.99
    PSU: Corsair TX850M – $139.99
    Heatsink: Noctua NH-D14 – $94.99
    Case: Corsair 800D – $259.99

    Total price: 2300$ (took the prices from newegg, so they might be lower or higher depending where u buy the parts ofc).

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    Thanks for the response. But I'd really prefer to not build myself. Are there any changes you would make to the system I specced out, above?

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    Quote Originally Posted by memetootoo View Post
    Thanks for the response. But I'd really prefer to not build myself. Are there any changes you would make to the system I specced out, above?
    He wasn't saying for u to build it. He said for u to pick/buy those parts he mentioned and ask them (or any good shop that does it) to build that set up for u.

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    Definitely don't need a 850w PSU for a single card setup. You'd be alright with a quality 650w PSU.
    i7-4770k - GTX 780 Ti - 16GB DDR3 Ripjaws - (2) HyperX 120s / Vertex 3 120
    ASRock Extreme3 - Sennheiser Momentums - Xonar DG - EVGA Supernova 650G - Corsair H80i

    build pics

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eclypse View Post
    He wasn't saying for u to build it. He said for u to pick/buy those parts he mentioned and ask them (or any good shop that does it) to build that set up for u.
    Thanks, I checked a few computer repair shops nearby they're either asking for way to much for the computer to be built (an additional $250 to $300), or they only offer repair service.

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    I haven't used the CPU cooler you chose, the available h60 from corsair I can attest to working fantastic and requires no maintenance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by memetootoo View Post
    Thanks, I checked a few computer repair shops nearby they're either asking for way to much for the computer to be built (an additional $250 to $300), or they only offer repair service.
    Memetootoo,

    That build is COMPLETE overkill for gaming. I have configured the below that will perform the same for ~500 less.

    http://ironsidecomputers.com/index.p...7ba508ef92cb95

    If you decide to go with Ibuypower these are the changes I would make-

    Case
    Rosewill Thor V2 Gaming Case Black

    Processor
    Intel® Core™ i7 3820 Processor (4x 3.60GHz/10MB L3 Cache) - Intel Core i7 3820 - Switch this to i5-2500k. Will save you a LOT of money and give you almost equal performance.

    Processor Cooling
    Asetek 550LC Liquid CPU Cooling System (Intel) - ARC Dual Silent High Perfornamce Fan Upgrade (Push-Pull Airflow) -

    Memory
    16 GB [4 GB X4] DDR3-1600 Memory Module - Corsair Vengeance - You can drop this down to 8GB otherwise its ok.

    Video Card
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 - 2GB - Single Card

    Motherboard
    [3-Way SLI] ASRock Extreme9 -- 5x PCI-E x16, 8x SATA 6Gb/s, 4x USB 3.0 - Drop this down to an Asrock z77 Extreme 4.

    Power Supply
    850 Watt - Corsair CMPSU-850AX - a 650W PSU should do if they let you change it.

    Primary Hard Drive
    120 GB Kingston HyperX SSD - Single Drive - Switch this to a Crucial M4 128GB

    Optical Drive
    24X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive - Black

    Sound Card
    3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard - You don't need a sound card
    Network Card
    Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100)
    Last edited by hapylol; 2012-04-22 at 01:54 AM.

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    Thanks for the response! I'm going to buy it, with your suggested changes.

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