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 Post subject: Picking new PC, halp
 Post Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 11:21 pm 
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In the next 1-3 weeks, I will be buying a new computer. I have 2 different builds that are about the same price. Here's some base information:

I currently game at 1280x1024. I imagine that will become 1080p some day, but not anytime soon. I will not be overclocking and gaming is pretty much all I will do. I plan on adding a 2nd video card down the line (maybe not if I don't go 1080p). The price has to be below $1500. I also plan on getting a few parts from Newegg or such, like a HDD, unless it's just as cheap to get it with the computer.

And please, don't tell me that it's cheaper to build it myself, blah blah blah. I will not do that for a multitude of reasons. Without further ado, here are the most important parts of the 2 builds.

Build 1: Intel/nVidia: (http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/saved/1FKCQF)
Intel Core i5 4670, 8 GB DDR3 RAM @ 1866 MHZ, EVGA Superclocked GTX 770, Corsair RM850 80 Plus Gold PSU, 120 GB Samsung EVO SSD

Build 2: AMD/ATI: (http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/saved/1FKCPQ)
AMD FX 8350, 8 GB DDR3 RAM @ 1866 MHZ, ATI R9 290, Corsair RM850 80 Plus Gold PSU, 120 GB Samsung EVO SSD

I welcome any advice as to what should be in them, or where to get cheaper individual parts (1TB/2TB HDD, 2nd optical drive, etc.), etc.

EDIT 1: PSU changed from 1KW Raidmax to Corsair RM850 80 Plus Gold. +$45.
EDIT 2: Let's assume I buy a 1080p monitor. This would either have to come after the PC as it breaks the limit or I'd have to dial down something.

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Core 2 Quad Q9650 @ 3.00 GHz
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Dual ATI HD 4850s (Only 1 being used)
Creative Soundblaster X-Fi Titanium
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Stock Mobo, PSU, DVD Drives
750 GB HDD, stock
1 TB Samsung Spinpoint F3


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 Post subject: Re: Picking new PC, halp
 Post Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:12 am 
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I would suggest that you do a Google search on Cyberpower reviews other than Cyberpowers own website. P.S. here is one http://forums.pcworld.com/index.php?/to ... r-reviews/

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 Post subject: Re: Picking new PC, halp
 Post Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:50 am 
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Well, I'll just have to take my chances; I see good and bad reviews. CP is by far the cheapest pre-built custom computer solution and I will not be building it myself.

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XPS 630i
Core 2 Quad Q9650 @ 3.00 GHz
8 GB DDR2 RAM @ 800 MHz
Dual ATI HD 4850s (Only 1 being used)
Creative Soundblaster X-Fi Titanium
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Stock Mobo, PSU, DVD Drives
750 GB HDD, stock
1 TB Samsung Spinpoint F3


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 Post subject: Re: Picking new PC, halp
 Post Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:37 pm 
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Well, I would mention ORIGIN PC, but they can be pricey. Still their customer service is the best around and knowing hardware and components - you kinda want that.

Gaming at such a low resolution, you wouldn't need the most top-of-the-line hardware. Give their configurator a try.

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 Post subject: Re: Picking new PC, halp
 Post Posted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 9:02 pm 
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Here is what I bought. http://www.bestbuy.com/site/hp-envy-pho ... 9010358626 It's actually pretty kickass for a HP. I didn't feel like building one either. All I did was change out the crappy video card. The mobo is actually built by MSI. So far, everything is super duper...:)

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