Help with building gaming computer

By Ninelivez
Dec 15, 2010
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  1. * What are you going to use the PC for?
    Gaming

    * How much is your budget?
    1100-1200
    * Where are you located? (a.k.a. fill out your profile)
    U.S- CA
    * Are you willing to buy online?
    Yes
    * Are you going to re-use any parts from an earlier build?
    No

    * Do you need other peripherals like a monitor, keyboard and mouse, among others?
    Windows 7 thats it

    * Have you already bought any parts?
    No

    * Do you have an Operating System (OS)?
    No

    * Will you need any aftermarket cooling, such as a CPU\GPU cooler or a watercooling setup?



    So I am kind of new with computers but I decide that since its time for me to get new computer I'd get my friend to help me out. I'd would really appreciate if you guys take look at this computer we built together at cyberpowerpc.com


    * CPU: AMD Phenom™II X4 970 Black Edition Quad-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology [+10]
    * HDD: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Hard Drive)
    * MEMORY: 4GB (2GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory Module (Corsair or Major Brand)
    * MOTHERBOARD: Asus M4A87TD EVO AMD 870 Chipset CrossFireX Support DDR3 Socket AM3 ATX w/ 7.1 Audio, GbLAN, IEEE1394a, USB3.0, SATA-III, RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe, 1 PCIe X1, & 3 PCI
    * SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
    * VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 1GB 16X PCIe Video Card [+50] (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)

    + window 7 64 bit

    Price = $1132.26 (they put it together for you)

    What do you guys think?
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,385   +205

    You didn't include any information on a case or power supply. Are they included in the price? You should also include at least one optical drive such as a DVD burner.
  3. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,280   +23

    Try this configuration instead:
    Case: CoolerMaster HAF 912 Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ Adjustable HDD Cage [+11] (Black Color)
    Internal USB Extension Module: None
    Neon Light Upgrade: None
    Extra Case Fan Upgrade: Default case fans
    Noise Reduction Technology: None
    CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-760 2.80 GHz 8M Intel Smart Cache LGA1156
    Freebies: Star Trek Online Digital Deluxe Game
    Venom Boost Fast And Efficient Factory Overclocking: No Overclocking
    Cooling Fan: XtremeGear Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA)
    Motherboard: MSI H55M-E23 Intel H55 Chipset DDR3 LGA1156 mATX w/ Onboard Graphics, HDMI, DVI, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, USB2.0, SATA-II, 1 Gen 2 PCIe, 2 PCIe X1 & 1 PCI
    Motherboard Expansion Card: None
    Memory: 4GB (2GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory Module (Corsair or Major Brand)
    Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 1GB 16X PCIe Video Card [+120] (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)
    Freebies: None
    Video Card 2: None
    Video Card 3: None
    Dedicated PHYSX Card: None
    Multiple Video Card Settings: Non-SLI/Non-CrossFireX Mode Supports Multiple Monitors
    Power Supply Upgrade: 650 Watts - Corsair CMPSU-650TX 80 Plus Power Supply - Quad SLI Ready [+99]
    Hard Drive: 1TB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Hard Drive)
    Data Hard Drive: None
    Hard Drive Cooling Fan: None
    External Hard Drive (USB3.0/2.0/eSATA): None
    USB Flash Drive: None
    Optical Drive: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)
    Optical Drive 2: None
    Sound: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
    3D Vision Glasses: None
    LCD Monitor: 22" Widescreen 1920x1080 Sceptre X226W 5ms (Viewable 21.5 inch) LCD (Black Color) w/ Built-in D-Sub & DVI Input [+159]
    2nd Monitor: None
    3rd Monitor: None
    Speakers: None
    Network: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
    Network Surge Protector: None
    Keyboard: Xtreme Gear (Black Color) Multimedia/Internet USB Keyboard
    Mouse: XtremeGear Optical USB 3 Buttons Gaming Mouse
    Gaming Gear: None
    Extra Thermal Display: None
    Wireless 802.11B/G Network Card: None
    External Wireless Network Card: None
    Wireless 802.11 B/G/N Access Point: None
    Bluetooth: None
    Flash Media Reader/Writer: None
    Video Camera: None
    Headset: None
    Printer: None
    Cable: None
    Power Protection: None
    Surge Protector: None
    IEEE1394 Card: None
    USB Port: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
    Floppy: None
    Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium (64-bit Edition)
    Media Center Remote Control & TV Tuner: None
    Office Suite: None
    Games: None
    Ultra Care Option: None
    Service: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT

    Grand Total = ~$1120.
  4. Ninelivez

    Ninelivez Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    k sorry again don't know that much on computers...

    Yes they are included in the price.

    EDIT: found the detail button
    * *BASE_PRICE: [+869]
    * BLUETOOTH: None
    * CARE1: Ultra Enhanced Packaging Solution - Protect Your Dream System During Transit [+19]
    * CARE2: Professional Wiring for All WIRING Inside The System Chassis - Minimize Cable Exposure, Maximize Airflow in Your System [+19]
    * CAS: CoolerMaster 690 II Advanced Mid-Tower Gaming Case (Black Color)
    * CASUPGRADE: None
    * CD: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)
    * CD2: None
    * CPU: AMD Phenom™II X4 970 Black Edition Quad-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology [+10]
    * CS_FAN: Default case fans
    * FA_HDD: None
    * FAN: XtremeGear Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA)
    * FLASHMEDIA: INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer (BLACK COLOR)
    * FLOPPY: None
    * FREEGAME_VC02: None
    * GLASSES: None
    * HDD: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Hard Drive)
    * HDD2: None
    * IEEE_CARD: None
    * KEYBOARD: None [-4]
    * LANSURGE: None
    * MB_ADDON: None
    * MEMORY: 4GB (2GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory Module (Corsair or Major Brand)
    * MONITOR: None
    * MONITOR2: None
    * MONITOR3: None
    * MOTHERBOARD: Asus M4A87TD EVO AMD 870 Chipset CrossFireX Support DDR3 Socket AM3 ATX w/ 7.1 Audio, GbLAN, IEEE1394a, USB3.0, SATA-III, RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe, 1 PCIe X1, & 3 PCI
    * MOUSE: None [-3]
    * MULTIVIEW: Non-SLI/Non-CrossFireX Mode Supports Multiple Monitors
    * NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
    * OS: Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium [+104] (64-bit Edition)
    * POWERSUPPLY: 650 Watts - Corsair CMPSU-650TX 80 Plus Power Supply - Quad SLI Ready [+73]
    * RUSH: NO; READY TO SHIP IN 10~15 BUSINESS DAYS
    * SERVICE: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT
    * SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
    * SPEAKERS: None [-5]
    * TEMP: None
    * TVRC: None
    * USB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
    * USBFLASH: None
    * USBHD: None
    * USBX: None
    * VC_PHYSX: None
    * VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 1GB 16X PCIe Video Card [+50] (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)
    * VIDEO2: None
    * VIDEO3: None
    * WNC: None
    * _PRICE: (+1132)
    * _view_: d




    As for Rage_3K_Moiz what makes your computer better then the one i made?
  5. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,280   +23

    Better-looking (IMHO; looks are subjective, after all) case and better-performing CPU. I've also added a monitor, keyboard & mouse, which I see you said you don't need, so removing that should bring the price to around $900-ish.

    BTW, if you're able to, you'd save a lot of cash if you built your own PC or had a friend build one for you. You'd need to just buy all the components online, is all.


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