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Old 05-25-2009, 06:15 PM   #1
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Hey guys I am purchasing a computer from Cyberpower PC...and yes I have heard all the horror stories...besides that this is my first computer I am putting together. I would really love it if you could take a look over my specs and let me know what you think. Is there anything I should do instead? Do the components all work together?....you get the point all the usual questions. I am going to purchase it by the end of the day I have been putting together computer after computer and I think I figured out what I wanted...hopefully, I just feel like I am going crazy, but I think I got it....even if it went way, way over budget...oh, well. I really do not want to spend any more money than I already am. The total cost is $1004.15 w/out the mail in rebates. My original budget was $600-800. Thank you so much for your advice and point of view. I really appreiciate it. I cant wait to hear back from you cause I really need your help. I dont want to get a dud....



The configuration number if you want to load it on Cyberpowerpc.com:
1966723


Here are the specs-

CASE: NZXT Zero 2 Crafted Series Steel Full Tower 420W Case (Black Color Trim)

Extra Case Fan: Default case fans --- Do I need extra of these?

POWER SUPPLY: 750 Watts Power Supplies (Corsair CMPSU-750TX - Quad SLI Ready) --- Is this to low/ high of a PSU?

CPU: AMD Phenom™II X4 955 Black Edition Quad-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology

COOLING FAN: AMD ATHLON64 CERTIFIED CPU FAN & HEATSINK --- I wont be doing any overclocking do I need an upgraded fan?

MOTHERBOARD: ($20 off Mail-in Rebate) GigaByte MA790XT-UD4P AM3 DDR3 790X CrossFire Chipset with Quad PCIE slot SATA RAID MB w/GbLAN, USB2.0, IEEE1394, & 7.1Audio ---- Is this a good motherboard for the CPU? Also is it a good one in genreal I have had MSI and it went out super fast and was a joke trying to deal with customer support

MEMORY: 4GB (2GBx2) PC1333 DDR3 PC3 10666 Dual Channel Memory (Corsair or Major Brand)

VIDEO CARD: ATI Radeon HD 4870 PCI-E 16X 512MB DDR5 Video Card (Major Brand Powered by ATI)

MULTIPLE VIDEO CARD SETTINGS: Non-SLI/Non-CrossFireX Mode Supports Multiple Monitors

HARD DRIVE: Single Hard Drive (1TB (1TBx1) SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD)

Data Hard Drive: NONE

HARD DRIVE COOLING FAN: None

Optical Drive: (Special Price) LG 22X DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE DUAL LAYER (Black Color)

SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO

NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network --- Is this okay or should I do something else?

MODEM: NONE

Extra Thermal Display: NONE

Wireless 802.11B/G Network Card: NONE ---- Should I have one of these?

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

VIDEO CAMERA: NONE

IEEE CARD: NONE

USB PORT: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports

FLOPPY: NONE

OS: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium w/ Service Pack 1 (64-bit Edition)

Media Center Remote Control & TV Tuner: None

Please let me know what you think. I know I am full of questions, I just want to make sure I am doing this all right. Again thank you sooooo much for taking the time to read this and help me cause I really need some help. Thanks!

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Old 05-25-2009, 06:18 PM   #2
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It looks good. I personally believe that motherboard is overkill.
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How much are they asking for this to be built?
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[QUOTE=DorkiDorri;931592][color="#9932CC"]The total cost is $1004.15 w/out the mail in rebates.

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How much are they asking for this to be built?
It's a decent price.
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Old 05-25-2009, 06:26 PM   #5
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it is $1004.15 before rebates w/ free shipping. It is pretty reasonable being as I never have any time to do anything and if I put it together the parts would just sit in my house for 6 months collecting dust

It cant hurt to have overkill They have limed options for mother boards which is kinda stupid and I want better than worse I was thinking of putting 8gb ram in it but, I think that would also be overkill...but who knows
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Old 05-25-2009, 06:39 PM   #6
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IMHO, the Phenom II 955 BE, DDR3 Mobo, and DDR3 RAM is all way overkill. But if you can afford it, WTH. Go for it.
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Everything looks good as is.

You really don't need a 750W power supply. If you want to save a few dollars, you could scale back to something in a 550W - 600W unit.
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I think I might try to scale back a little and try to get back toward my budget but for the rest of it I think I will pretty much keep it the same. My las computer (sad to say) is almost 9 years old...I have been saving for awhile lol. Also hopefully the nicer I get it the longer it will last me. I dont play that many extreme games. I guess I am just not cool enough for them yet lol

I am going to go with a 635w corsair PSU, it save me about 15 dollars but it has a mail in rebate too...Would this PSU be able to handle more ram? I would imagine so but I just wanna be safe. I am going to put between 2-4 more gb of ram and another 500gb of hard drive from my old computer.
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Try this one on for size: http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/saving/show.asp?id=1966929
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It's....um....sorta broken. Like it comes up but it acts like a picture. I'm confused. LOL.
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