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Old 11-18-2008, 06:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i built this off cyberpower is this any good at all:

* CASE: ($20 off Mail-in Rebate) A-Top Raptor Black Mid-Tower 420W Case with Side Panel Window
* CPU: Intel® Core™2 i7-940 2.93 GHz 8M L3 Cache LGA1366
* MOTHERBOARD: Asus P6T Deluxe Intel X58 Chipset SLI/CrossFireX Mainboard SAS Triple-Channel DDR3/1600 SATA RAID w/ eSATA, Dual GbLAN, USB2.0, IEEE1394a, & 7.1Audio
* MEMORY: (Req.DDR3 MainBoard) 3GB (3x1GB) PC1333 DDR3 PC3 10666 Triple Channel Memory (Corsair or Major Brand)
* VIDEO CARD: ATI Radeon HD 4870 PCI-E 16X 512MB DDR5 Video Card (Major Brand Powered by ATI)
* VIDEO CARD 2: NONE
* VIDEO CARD 3: NONE
* LCD Monitor: NONE
* HARD DRIVE: Single Hard Drive (750GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD)
* Data Hard Drive: NONE
* Optical Drive: (Special Price) LG 20X DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE DUAL LAYER (BLACK COLOR)
* Optical Drive 2: NONE
* SOUND: Creative Labs SB X-Fi Xtreme Audio 24-BIT PCI Sound Card

The price is about 2000. I could move to the ATI Radeon 4870 x2 and it will be about 2200

I am very new, so i do not know much at all, i got most of this from some1 else.

Id appreciate any input, im looking to play the top line games at good speeds online.
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Old 11-18-2008, 06:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Nope, firstly start off with Cyberpower's basic I7 system, for $800.. change their RAM to the decent DDR3 kit they have

Then buy a GPU of Newegg (like an HD 4870 or something [it'd be way cheaper]) and a Corsair 650tx, then buy the other stuff, like Hard drives and whatnot yourself and then throw that stuff in there for a way better rig
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or you can order all of the parts off of newegg and save alot of cash.
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Actually for some reason the Cyberpower PC rig ended up around the same as the price as the actual stuff.. plus he gets a GPU (a crappy one), a PSU (also a crappy one), and a Case
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man this is so confusing .

id like to do it all at cyberpower so itd be easy..

i think ill upgrade to the 4870x2 graphics card
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its alot of money to spend on a pc, if you want performance for price your still better off getting say this system below, the i7 mobo's and cpu's are new and i wouldnt buy one straight away, i wann a wait for the new revisions at least.
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Heres so far my final build:

* CASE: ($20 off Mail-in Rebate) A-Top Raptor Black Mid-Tower 420W Case with Side Panel Window
* CPU: Intel® Core™2 i7-920 2.66 GHz 8M L3 Cache LGA1366
* MOTHERBOARD: Asus P6T Deluxe Intel X58 Chipset SLI/CrossFireX Mainboard SAS Triple-Channel DDR3/1600 SATA RAID w/ eSATA, Dual GbLAN, USB2.0, IEEE1394a, & 7.1Audio
* MEMORY: (Req.DDR3 MainBoard) 3GB (3x1GB) PC1333 DDR3 PC3 10666 Triple Channel Memory (Corsair XMS3 with DHX Technology)
* VIDEO CARD: ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB DDR5 PCI-Express Dual DVI-I & TVO (Major Brand Powered by ATI)
* VIDEO CARD 2: NONE
* VIDEO CARD 3: NONE
* LCD Monitor: NONE
* HARD DRIVE: Single Hard Drive (750GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD)
* Data Hard Drive: NONE
* Optical Drive: (Special Price) LG 20X DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE DUAL LAYER (BLACK COLOR)
* Optical Drive 2: NONE
* SOUND: Creative Labs SB X-Fi Xtreme Audio 24-BIT PCI Sound Card



im going wit hthe 4870x2, i dropped down to the 920. is this good for 1900?
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