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  • kooter82
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    CyberPower PC Black Pearl I am considering buying

    I just configed this computer....





    CAS: * Azza Genesis 9000 Full Tower Gaming Case w/ 2 x 230mm fans, 4x Easy Swap HDD, Dual Power Supply Support, & front USB 3.0 Port (White Color [+0])

    CD: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)

    COOLANT: Standard Coolant

    CPU: Intel

  • LaXu
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    Quote Originally Posted by kooter82
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    Heres what I got now...

    MEMORY: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600

    MONITOR: ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen

    SSD: OCZ Vertex 3 - MAX IOPS Edition 240Gb

    VIDEO CARD: GIGABYTE GV-R797OC-3GD Radeon HD 7970 3GB




    If you want to save some money, just get 8 GB RAM. For normal use, recording and gaming that will be plenty.



    Don't buy the OCZ Vertex. Or anything from OCZ. They use their customers as beta testers. I have an OCZ Agility 3 (basically a slightly slower Vertex 3) and it took months for them to get the firmware updated so that it would work on my desktop PC (worked fine on my Mac for some reason). Support kept blaming my system despite showing them that was not the issue but their crappy firmware.



    If you want an SSD, buy an Intel drive instead. At this point, pretty much all name brand SSDs are really fast. I have an Intel X25-M G2 and an OCZ Agility 3 which is a generation newer than the Intel and there is no perceivable speed difference between the two. So paying more for the fastest versions (like the Max IOPS) is a waste of money.



    I'd also get an Nvidia card instead of ATI. I feel Nvidia has better drivers and some games seem to run a bit faster on them. 3 GB VRAM is also of no use until you hit resolutions larger than 1920x1200. Manufacturers just cram them in because RAM is cheap and makes for more impressive specs.



    I'm also not fond of getting cheap displays. A good display with an IPS panel will be better in every way. Plus the 16:9 aspect ratio is absolute **************** for normal use until you get to 2560x1440 resolution (where the res is enough that vertical space is plenty). It's going to be the one thing in your computer you're going to look at a lot, so why not spend more and get something that's great. Besides, a display will last a really long time.



    The PSU is also excessive. I've got a system that probably eats more juice but a 550W PSU has been way more than enough. Again just a case of manufacturers wanting more impressive specs.

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  • facefirst
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    This isn't going to be one of those IndianScout threads, is it?

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  • facefirst
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    This isn't going to be one of those IndianScout threads, is it?

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  • Slaymoar
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    Quote Originally Posted by kooter82
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    Heres what I got now...



    CASE: COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced Blue Edition

    PROCESSOR: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz

    MOTHERBOARD: GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UP4

    MEMORY: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600

    MONITOR: ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen

    SSD: OCZ Vertex 3 - MAX IOPS Edition 240Gb

    HD: Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2TB

    VIDEO CARD: GIGABYTE GV-R797OC-3GD Radeon HD 7970 3GB

    POWER SUPPLY: CORSAIR AX Series AX850 850W

    ROM DRIVE: Sony Optiarc High Speed SATA DVD RW Burner

    OS: Windows 8 Professional - (Screw it, I'll get the newest)

    ADDON - COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO, + another 120mm



    $1,926 after shipping




    Nice gear there, as for the SSD, I would pick the intel 330, or crucial M4 over that one. Look for a deal on them..

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  • Slaymoar
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    Quote Originally Posted by kooter82
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    Heres what I got now...



    CASE: COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced Blue Edition

    PROCESSOR: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz

    MOTHERBOARD: GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UP4

    MEMORY: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600

    MONITOR: ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen

    SSD: OCZ Vertex 3 - MAX IOPS Edition 240Gb

    HD: Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2TB

    VIDEO CARD: GIGABYTE GV-R797OC-3GD Radeon HD 7970 3GB

    POWER SUPPLY: CORSAIR AX Series AX850 850W

    ROM DRIVE: Sony Optiarc High Speed SATA DVD RW Burner

    OS: Windows 8 Professional - (Screw it, I'll get the newest)

    ADDON - COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO, + another 120mm



    $1,926 after shipping




    Nice gear there, as for the SSD, I would pick the intel 330, or crucial M4 over that one. Look for a deal on them..

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  • Slaymoar
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    Quote Originally Posted by kooter82
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    Do you think the 850 watt power supply is too much? its 169.



    Right now I can get a Corsair 750 with a promo code for 89 bucks.





    I am getting that 680 graphics card...soooo what say you




    If you don't think you will get two 680's, the 750 is plenty. Depending on the corsair, it could even handle the two 680's. The HX750 can do it no problem.

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  • Slaymoar
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    Quote Originally Posted by kooter82
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    Do you think the 850 watt power supply is too much? its 169.



    Right now I can get a Corsair 750 with a promo code for 89 bucks.





    I am getting that 680 graphics card...soooo what say you




    If you don't think you will get two 680's, the 750 is plenty. Depending on the corsair, it could even handle the two 680's. The HX750 can do it no problem.

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  • marshallnoise
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    Quote Originally Posted by kooter82
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    Heres what I got now...



    CASE: COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced Blue Edition

    PROCESSOR: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz

    MOTHERBOARD: GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UP4

    MEMORY: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600

    MONITOR: ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen

    SSD: OCZ Vertex 3 - MAX IOPS Edition 240Gb

    HD: Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2TB

    VIDEO CARD: GIGABYTE GV-R797OC-3GD Radeon HD 7970 3GB

    POWER SUPPLY: CORSAIR AX Series AX850 850W

    ROM DRIVE: Sony Optiarc High Speed SATA DVD RW Burner

    OS: Windows 8 Professional - (Screw it, I'll get the newest)

    ADDON - COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO, + another 120mm



    $1,926 after shipping




    Freaking sweet!



    Pics or it didn't happen.

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  • marshallnoise
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    Quote Originally Posted by kooter82
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    Heres what I got now...



    CASE: COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced Blue Edition

    PROCESSOR: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz

    MOTHERBOARD: GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UP4

    MEMORY: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600

    MONITOR: ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen

    SSD: OCZ Vertex 3 - MAX IOPS Edition 240Gb

    HD: Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2TB

    VIDEO CARD: GIGABYTE GV-R797OC-3GD Radeon HD 7970 3GB

    POWER SUPPLY: CORSAIR AX Series AX850 850W

    ROM DRIVE: Sony Optiarc High Speed SATA DVD RW Burner

    OS: Windows 8 Professional - (Screw it, I'll get the newest)

    ADDON - COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO, + another 120mm



    $1,926 after shipping




    Freaking sweet!



    Pics or it didn't happen.

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  • kooter82
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    Heres what I got now...



    CASE: COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced Blue Edition

    PROCESSOR: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz

    MOTHERBOARD: GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UP4

    MEMORY: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600

    MONITOR: ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen

    SSD: OCZ Vertex 3 - MAX IOPS Edition 240Gb

    HD: Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2TB

    VIDEO CARD: GIGABYTE GV-R797OC-3GD Radeon HD 7970 3GB

    POWER SUPPLY: CORSAIR AX Series AX850 850W

    ROM DRIVE: Sony Optiarc High Speed SATA DVD RW Burner

    OS: Windows 8 Professional - (Screw it, I'll get the newest)

    ADDON - COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO, + another 120mm



    $1,926 after shipping

    Leave a comment:


  • kooter82
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    Heres what I got now...



    CASE: COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced Blue Edition

    PROCESSOR: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz

    MOTHERBOARD: GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UP4

    MEMORY: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600

    MONITOR: ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen

    SSD: OCZ Vertex 3 - MAX IOPS Edition 240Gb

    HD: Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2TB

    VIDEO CARD: GIGABYTE GV-R797OC-3GD Radeon HD 7970 3GB

    POWER SUPPLY: CORSAIR AX Series AX850 850W

    ROM DRIVE: Sony Optiarc High Speed SATA DVD RW Burner

    OS: Windows 8 Professional - (Screw it, I'll get the newest)

    ADDON - COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO, + another 120mm



    $1,926 after shipping

    Leave a comment:


  • marshallnoise
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    Quote Originally Posted by kooter82
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    I think I'm gonna switch out the 680 for the HD 7980.



    Toms Hardware says its just as good as the 680 and 70 bucks cheaper......Battlefied suppostedly runs better with the 7980 as well.



    God I cant stop config'ing this time






    Yeah, if it is cheaper and that is the game you run the most, it makes sense to go for it. I could never dish out that kind of cash for a video card personally, but if you can swing it and have no issues dropping that kind of coin...rock it!



    I was just looking at monitors and saw this one...Viewsonic va2703.

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  • marshallnoise
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    Quote Originally Posted by kooter82
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    I think I'm gonna switch out the 680 for the HD 7980.



    Toms Hardware says its just as good as the 680 and 70 bucks cheaper......Battlefied suppostedly runs better with the 7980 as well.



    God I cant stop config'ing this time






    Yeah, if it is cheaper and that is the game you run the most, it makes sense to go for it. I could never dish out that kind of cash for a video card personally, but if you can swing it and have no issues dropping that kind of coin...rock it!



    I was just looking at monitors and saw this one...Viewsonic va2703.

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  • kooter82
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    Quote Originally Posted by marshallnoise
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    How much is it without the monitor? I agree that a 750watt PS is enough. Plus, what counts more than anything is how conditioned the power is and I bet the Corsair is dead nuts reliable.




    Monitor is on sale for 169 right now. I've made some changes to the case as well.

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