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Would these specs be good for gaming and stable?

By Tbftw
Feb 18, 2011
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  1. Could I play Rift and DC Universe Online with this setup and would anything of these parts conflict?

    Computer Specs from cyberpowerpc.




    1. CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-960 3.20 GHz 8M Intel Smart Cache LGA1366

    2. Extreme OC (Extreme Overclock 20% or more)

    3. Cooling Fan: XtremeGear Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA)

    4. Motherboard: (3-Way SLI Support) MSI X58A-GD45 Intel X58 Chipset SLI/CrossFireX Triple-Channel DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ 7.1 Audio, eSATA, GbLAN, USB3.0, SATA-III, RAID, IEEE1394a, 3 Gen2 PCIe, 3 PCIe X1 & 1 PCI (All Venom OC Certified)

    5. Memory: 6GB (2GBx3) DDR3/1600MHz Triple Channel Memory Module (Corsair or Major Brand)

    6. Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 1GB 16X PCIe Video Card (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)

    7. Hard Drive: 1TB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Hard Drive)

    8. Power Supply: 600 Watts - XtremeGear Power Supply - SLI/CrossFireX Ready (it says and 600w power supply is recommended but should i go a little higher just incase?)




    Should I get a hard drive cooling fan? Also is just 1 video card enough?
    Thank you and sorry for the multiple noob questions, I'm just starting to learn computers.
     
  2. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,266   +42

    I suppose that would depend on what resolution you will be gaming at. I would pick a better quality power supply.
     
  3. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

    I would consider going for the GTX 560 instead of the 460.

    That would actually depend on your budget. If you're willing to spend around $500 on the GPU then get yourself 2x GTX 560 or a single GTX 580.
     
  4. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,168   +37

    A good single card would do you just fine which means you could get a good but less expensive motherboard and put the $ towards a more powerful video card. I'd get a better power supply like a Corsair @750.
     
  5. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,716

    Don't invest in LGA 1366. If you can wait then wait for the sandy bridge chips to come back on the market. The i7-2600K is a huge improvement over the i7-960. Also as was already said a better PSU could benefit you and a cheaper motherboard(the one you selected has overkill specs) would allow for a bump to a card like the GTX 560.
     
  6. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,377   +127

    My recomendation is that instead of buying from cyberpower, build your own, you'll save a few hundred and use higher quality parts.
     
  7. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,716

    Oh ****. I was under the impression he was just taking the specs from a cyberpower build and building it himself.

    Don't buy a prebuilt buddy. Waste of money.
     
  8. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,377   +127

    Oh...well maybe now that I think about it.
    If that's the case, he's still got some changes to make.
     
  9. Tbftw

    Tbftw TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I want to buy a comp for a little over 1k with the parts I want but Im not sure which parts should be in it to run current games well. Doesn't have to be amazing looks just to be able to react good in-game. I probably should have included that in their ssry : /. If you or anyone else has anymore suggestions plz let me know thx.
     
  10. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,168   +37

    Again, you really don't need a 3 way Sli motherboard. Your paying money for something you really don't need. As I stated in my previous post a good single card will do you fine and many motherboard offer SLi if you ever want to do so in the future.

    I am in full agreement with princeton about the Sandy Bridge. Excellent cpus for the money.
     
  11. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

     
  12. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,377   +127

    Agreed with above post, but you can change or a 1050T for a slight price reduction, but both choices are fine.
     
  13. Tbftw

    Tbftw TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Cool ty guys, you gave me somethings to work off of and i'll be using your recommended parts. Learned some things too thanks again.
     


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