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Old 12-16-2011, 08:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am in the process of building my first gaming computer, I was looking at a ibuypower....the specs are below, can someone please give me advice....

Case 1 x NZXT Lexa-S Gaming Case-Black w/ Blue Light
Case Lighting 1 x Cold Cathode Neon Light-Blue
iBUYPOWER Labs - Noise Reduction None-
iBUYPOWER Labs - Internal Expansion 1 x [6-Port] NZXT Internal USB Expansion System + Bluetooth & Wireless N Modules-
Processor 1 x AMD Athlon™ II X4 640 CPU (4x 3.00GHz/2MB L2 Cache)-
Processor Cooling 1 x Liquid CPU Cooling System [AMD]-[Free Upgrade] Standard 120mm Fan
Memory 1 x 8 GB [2 GB X4] DDR3-1600 Memory Module-Corsair or Major Brand
Video Card 1 x AMD Radeon HD 6850 - 1GB-Single Card
Video Card Brand 1 x Major Brand Powered by AMD or NVIDIA-
Motherboard 1 x Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3 -- AMD 870 w/ 2x PCI-E 2.0 x16-
Motherboard USB / SATA Interface 1 x Motherboard default USB / SATA Interface-
Power Supply 1 x 800 Watt -- Standard-
Primary Hard Drive 1 x 1 TB HARD DRIVE -- 32M Cache, 7200 RPM, 6.0Gb/s-Single Drive
Data Hard Drive None-
Optical Drive 1 x 24X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive-Black
2nd Optical Drive None-
Flash Media Reader / Writer 1 x 12-In-1 Internal Flash Media Card Reader/Writer-Black
Meter Display None-
USB Expansion None-
Sound Card 1 x 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard-
Network Card 1 x Intel Pro 10/100/1000 Network Card-
Operating System 1 x Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium + Office Starter 2010 (Includes basic versions of Word and Excel)-64-Bit
Keyboard 1 x iBUYPOWER USB Keyboard-
Mouse 1 x iBUYPOWER Internet Mouse-
Monitor None-
2nd Monitor None-
Speaker System 1 x iBUYPOWER 2.1 Channel Stereo Super Bass Subwoofer Speaker System-
Wireless Network Adapter 1 x LINKSYS AE1000 802.11n Dual-Band Wireless USB Adapter-
Video Camera None-
Advanced Build Options 1 x iBUYPOWER Specialized Advanced Packaging System-Protect your investment during transportation!
Case Engraving Service None-
Warranty 1 x 3 Year Standard Warranty Service-

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Old 12-16-2011, 10:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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since you are buying a system from a vendor, everything is compatible.
what sort of advice are you looking for?
for example:
can i get better performance for $xxx price range?
or is this system capable to run X, Y, and Z titles at medium-high graphics at 1080P?

perhaps something else....?

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Old 12-16-2011, 10:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Well the only game I will be playing is iracing (sim racing) .....the graphics are important and I am planning on hooking up to a TV via HDMI....I just want to make sure that everything on the list is decent stuff, I dont want to have to upgrade in a year, I am wanting this to last for a while. The price came out to be around $1000 and I want to make sure for the money I am getting decent stuff....What do you think. Is there anything I might need that I didnt get ?
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Old 12-17-2011, 12:38 AM   #4 (permalink)
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it's decent stuff, but for the price? I don't know.
I do know that you can put one together yourself with better performance for around the same price.

you mentioned you don't want to upgrade for at least an year. well, I don't know what you'll be doing with that computer in an year. so I can't tell you if it can last you an year or not. but if that's the only game you are going to play, it'll be good to go.

I don't think your list is missing anything. except maybe a HDMI cable (you mentioned hooking it up to a TV).

in case you were wondering the DIY components I mentioned:

SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model SH-222AB - CD / DVD Burners
Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Rosewill RNX-N600UBE Wireless Dual Band Adapter IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n USB 2.0 Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates 64/128/152 bit WEP, WPA/WPA2, WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK (TKIP/AES); WPS button; Cisco CCX
XFX HD-687A-ZHFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
Logitech Z313 25 w 2.1 Speaker System
Rosewill RCR-IM5001 USB2.0 75 in 1 internal Card Reader w/ 3 ports USB2.0 Hub / eSATA port / Extra silver face plate / Molex Power
AZiO BTD211 Micro Bluetooth Adapter USB 2.0
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
ASUS M5A97 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B

AMD Phenom II X4 960T
CORSAIR CWCH60 Hydro Series H60 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler

15% off Power Supply w/ promo code CorsairPSU15, ends 12/18
$40 off w/ promo code EMCJHJE29, ends 12/21
$9 off w/ promo code EMCJHJD47, ends 12/18
Free Dirt3 game coupon w/ purchase, limited offer

Grand Total: $915.11

MISSING Keyboard & Mouse, pick out ones you like.
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