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Old 08-17-2011, 03:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello, i have recently come to the conclusion that i want more out of my games so i have decided to build a PC. i wont be building it my self but rather (cyberpowerpc) i have multiple friends who have bought from them and are very happy about it.

ill list the build; let me know what you think; goal is to run everything maxed out for at least 2-3 years on a 32 inch monitor.


Case: * Azza Solano 1000 Full-Tower Advance Cooling Case w/ Dual 230mm Fan + Extra 3 Fans [+19]

CPU: AMD Phenom™II X6 1100T Six-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology [+120]

Cooling Fan: * CoolerMaster V6 GT CPU Cooler (Nickle Plated Double-V Heatpipe w/ Color Changing LED Cap) [+22]

Motherboard: [CrossFireX] ASUS M5A97 AMD 970 Chipset CrossFireX Support DDR3 Socket AM3+ ATX w/ 7.1 Audio, GbLAN, USB3.0, SATA-III, RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe, 2 PCIe X1, & 2 PCI

Memory: 8GB (2GBx4) DDR3/2000MHz Dual Channel Memory Module [+140] (Corsair or Major Brand)
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 2GB 16X PCIe Video Card [+112] (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)

Dedicated PHYSX Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 1GB 16X PCIe Video Card [+119] (EVGA Superclocked [+5])

Power Supply Upgrade: 1,000 Watts - Raidmax RX-1000AE 80 Plus Gold Power Supply [+81]

Hard Drive: 64 GB ADATA S596 Turbo Series Gaming MLC Solid State Disk [+61] (Single Hard Drive)

Data Hard Drive: 1TB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [+59] (Single Hard Drive)


Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST 12X Blu-Ray Combo DVDRW Drive (BLACK COLOR)

Sound: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO


Speakers: 600Watts PMPO Subwoofer Stereo Speakers

Network: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network

Keyboard: Xtreme Gear (Black Color) Multimedia/Internet USB Keyboard

Mouse: XtremeGear Optical USB 3 Buttons Gaming Mouse

Flash Media Reader/Writer: INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer (BLACK COLOR)

Internal USB Port: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
Operating System: None - FORMAT HARD DRIVE ONLY

Service: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT

also should i get a gtx 460 2b overclocked or a 560 gtx ti 1 gb?
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Old 08-17-2011, 05:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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How much is this costing? Don't buy a AMD 6 core cpu for gaming. Your paying more for 2 cores that won't even be used for gaming. Buy a i5 2500K or i7 2600K based PC for gaming. Even a AMD X4 is a wiser choice as you can spend the money saved on a better video card.

The motherboard supports CrossFireX, not SLI and definitely not PhysX. And spending money on a video card "dedicated" to PhysX is another bad idea. Buy the single best card you can afford, if you later find that you need more power then buy another identical card for SLI as it will boost overall performance as well as PhysX performance.

Raidmax is one of the worst power supply you can buy, buy a lower wattage power supply from a more reliable manufacturer.

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well there are def. some flaws on my build haha. budget it about 1,300-1,400 i still want a dedicated physics cards for sh*ts and giggles. i dont want to build it my self; i dont want to be waiting for parts etc etc plus POWERPC does it for free . i dont want to come out as a snotty guy with some money; who doesnt know anything about pcs. lol so bare with me
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This is what I would buy. I still didn't pick a dedicated PhysX card, the GTX 560 has enough power for PhysX all by itself.

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i see; yeah i've been reading i guess im better off using the money for the phiX card for a gtx 570 1.2 or 2.5 gb
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i have a revised build; dont know if anyone wants to take a look at it
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it's really not that bad putting together a system, and you'll learn a lot more about it in the process. waiting for parts cant really be that onerous.
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