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Old 04-28-2013, 09:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Buying New Desktop

I'm planning on buying a new desktop mainly for gaming. I've customized it on Cyberpowerpc, and i'd like advice on anything that you guys would recommend changing or adding. I'm trying to stay under $5,000, but i need be, i will go above it. Here's the current info:
*BASE_PRICE: $1020
CARE1: Ultra Enhanced Packaging Solution - Protect Your Dream System During Transit
CARE2: Cooler Master Thermal Fusion 400 Extreme Performance CPU - Thermal Compound Optimized for Thermal Dissipation
CARE3: Professional Wiring for All WIRING Inside The System Chassis - Minimize Cable Exposure, Maximize Airflow in Your System
CAS: Thermaltake Chaser MK-1 Full Tower Gaming Case W/ Side Panel Window [+107]
CASUPGRADE: Flexible LED Interior Light Strip (Red Color)
CD: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)
CD2: None
COOLANT: Standard Coolant
CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-3770 3.40 GHz 8MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 [-40]
CS_FAN: Maximum Enermax 120MM Case Cooling Fans for selected case (Maximum Silent Operation)(1,000 RPM Black Color with No LED Enlobal Magnetic Barometric Bearing 17 dBA)
FA_HDD: Vigor iSURF II Hard Disk Drive Cooling System [+21] (2 x Systems [+27])
FAN: * Cooler Master V6 GT CPU Cooler (Nickle Plated Double-V Heatpipe w/ Color Changing LED Cap)
FREEBIE_VC: Free Metro: Last Light Coupon [+0]
HDD: 2TB (2TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)
HDD2: 2TB (2TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [+112] (Single Drive)
HEADSET1: Tt eSports Shock Gaming Headset Bass Enhancement, Foldable Design, In-Line Control Box Noise Cancelling Mic & Gold Plated 3.5mm Plug (White Color)
IUSB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
KEYBOARD1: AZZA Multimedia USB Gaming Keyboard
KEYBOARD2: Tt eSports Challenger Illuminated Gaming Keyboard w/ Red Backlight & Detachable Fan
KEYBOARD3: (Keyboard & Mouse Combo) Tt eSports AMARU Gaming Keyboard & Ryujin Gaming Mouse
MB_SRT: 64GB ADATA SP900 SATA-III 6.0Gb/s - 550 MB/s Read & 505 MB/s Write (Single Drive)
MEMORY: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/2133MHz Dual Channel Memory
MONITOR: 22" WideScreen 1680x1050 ASUS VW226T LCD Monitor Built-in Speakers 50000 :1 250 cd/m2
MONITOR2: 22" WideScreen 1680x1050 ASUS VW226T LCD Monitor Built-in Speakers 50000 :1 250 cd/m2
MOPAD1: Tt eSports Conkor Gaming Mouse Pad
MOTHERBOARD: [CrossFireX/SLI] Intel DZ77RE-75K Intel Z77 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ IRST, Bluetooth+WiFi module, Thunderbolt port, 7.1 HD Audio, Dual Intel GbLAN, 2x PCIe 3.0 x16, 3x PCIe x1 & 2 PCI (All Venom OC Certified)
MOUSE1: Genius GX-Gaming Gila Black 12 Buttons USB Wired 8200 dpi MMO/RTS Professional Gaming Mouse
NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
NOISEREDUCE1: Sound Absorbing Foam on Side, Top And Bottom panels
OS: Microsoft® Windows 7 Professional (64-bit Edition)
OVERCLOCK: No Overclocking
POWERSUPPLY: 850 Watts - Thermaltake Smart Series SP-850M 80 Plus Bronze Modular Power Supply
SOUND: ASUS Xonar D1 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Sound Card
TEMP: None
TVRC: None
USB: None
VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 4GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Dual GPU Video Card
VIDEO2: None
VIDEO3: None
VIDEOCAMERA1: Creative Live! Cam inPerson HD 720p Auto Focus w/ Advanced Noise-Canceling Microphone
WNC: 802.11b/g/n 300 Mbps Wireless Card + External 2.4G 5 Dbi Omni-Directional Wireless Antenna
XWNC1: * ASUS USB-N53 802.11a/b/g/n 300Mbps Dual-Band Wireless N300 USB Adapter
Total Price: 3834

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Old 04-28-2013, 11:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm really new at this computer building stuff so someone correct me if I'm wrong, but you probably want to go with some SSDs too. They sure aren't cheap but you seem to have the budget and they're much faster than traditional HDDs. You could get one or two to store your OS and any frequently used applications on and use your HDDs for mass storage.

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Old 04-28-2013, 11:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Just build it your self with parts from Newegg. 5 grand is way too much, and you can easily do the same with 2 grand worth of PC minus peripherals.

I'll number my amendments in order from top to bottom of your list.

1: Although cases are entirely personal preference to design, I suggest against full tower cases as they are over kill for any normal rig that doesn't have massive water loops or a ton of HDDs.

2: A 3770 without the k is a waste for the 50 dollar cooler you have listed here. I suggest getting the 3570k over the 3770k actually. Another option is wait for Haswell's release in June. My next point here is, if you aren't overclocking at all, an aftermarket heatsink isn't needed.

3: You don't need HDD coolers. Standard case airflow is sufficient enough.

4: Instead of getting 2 2TB drives just get a single 4TB drive. Less stuff in your PC for the same thing.

5: I'm assuming 3 keyboards are listed for a choice of opinion. Get whatever you feel fits for you. A mouse is more important than a gaming keyboard.

6: Get at least a 120GB SSD, and get either Corsair, Samsung, or Intel. Don't get a lower name brand SSD as you could have problems later on. It's my opinion that a high end rig deserves a large SSD.

7: Don't get those low res screens. Get at least 1080p panels. Samsung, Asus, and Dell make good quality screens.

8: Ditch the Intel board. Get an ASRock or Asus. Intel boards are junk, and I speak with lots of experience in that area.

9: PSU is a good one, but for the money I highly suggest a Seasonic X Gold, or Corsair AX series. Better unit for the money.

10: A sound card is unnecessary unless you have a high end sound setup. Good set of cans, or a high end receiver and 5.1/7.1 setup.

11: 690 is good, but 2 680s are exceptionally better. If you go that route, get the 4GB cards.

12: Like the keyboards, assuming the multiple wireless cards are for choice. I suggest any card with multiple antennas over a USB stick.
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Old 04-28-2013, 11:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Also you could clear up that post a bit, delete things like the shipping info and all the things that say "none". That would make it easier to read and you'll probably get more help.
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