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Old 10-04-2011, 11:16 AM   #1
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Default Wondering about this rig? Questions.

First things first, I'm a gamer and I want a great gaming computer. I want to know your people's thoughts on this rig:

Buy the CyberpowerPC Gamer Xtreme GX6105 Gaming PC at TigerDirect.ca

I mean, I want to be able to run like any game without problem, do you think this can handle it?

I was thinking about building one myself, but do you think that would cost more than to just buy this one? Ill try and remember some other questions I have later. Thanks.
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Old 10-04-2011, 11:38 AM   #2
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Default Re: Wondering about this rig? Questions.

i can say for sure that you can build a better PC for the same money you will buy an already build one.
so building the the computer you self will be best.

as a rule a never involve with treads that is about currency because i am from denmark and our currency is different from yours. i am not just talking about that a 1 dollar = 5,6 danish kroner.
but 1 dollar is worth less to me then to you.

in this case i will do an exception because i can easy see that you can build a better PC for that money.
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Old 10-04-2011, 12:15 PM   #3
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Default Re: Wondering about this rig? Questions.

It'll handle most games no problem, but the platform is dead (LGA 1366) if you can, try to get an i7 2600 or 2600k, or save a few bucks and drop down to an i5 2500 or 2500k (the "k" just means you can overclock it easier)

Building one yourself will let you have more control, and in some cases, let you price a system a lot tighter (Read: cheaper)

I configured one and came out to around $1200 for nearly identical parts, and I was able to add a 128GB SSD, which the Tiger Direct system didn't have. In this case, definitely go with build your own. This system is marked up pretty high.

I re-configured the same parts over on Newegg.ca, and the price came out to be $1,284.90 with an i5 2300. It's a bit slower than the 970 listed, but the 970 as I said is on a dead platform, and won't allow you to upgrade to a faster CPU. If you drop the i5 2300 and opt for an i7 2600, you'll add $130 and the new total is $1414.90, which is STILL less than the Tiger Direct system, AND includes a fast SSD for the boot / OS drive. Here's the list of parts I used. EchoNatek will probably have some as well that are worth looking at, so definitely weigh both options carefully.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16819115071 (i7 2600 CPU)

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16832116986(Windows 7 )

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151233 (DVD RW Drive)

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119137 (case)

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16822152185 (Storage Hard Drive)

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102918 (Video Card)

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16817139010 (Power Supply)

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16820231314 (RAM)

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16813138320 (Motherboard)

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16820233204(SSD)
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Old 10-04-2011, 12:37 PM   #4
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I agree with og, if you go with the build that he has, it looks like he picked out a Socket LGA1155 Z68 motherboard, which will be compatible with Intel's new Ivy Bridge Chipset, so you won't have to worry about upgrading for a while.
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Old 10-04-2011, 05:47 PM   #5
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Sorry I don't exactly know everything about computer specifics, but I know the basics. So whats the SSD? Also, I appreciate the quick response and the quality, great help.
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Old 10-05-2011, 10:54 AM   #6
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No worries.

SSD = Solid State Drive. Once you have one, you'll wonder how you lived without it. I used to be against the prospect, stating all the usual excuses, they're new tech, they're not reliable, etc.

But I have to tell you, when my boss told me to get one for my workstation at work, I was like "Hey, "free" SSD to try... " so I did, and I'm so very glad I did.

I have a 120GB SSD in both my work PC here and my laptop at home, and it speeds things up incredibly. The 120GB drive is still big enough to install Windows, and at home, a few games (Minecraft, WoW, Rift for a time, etc) and it greatly speeds up access times to frequently used programs that you install to it, like Firefox, IE, Chrome, Office, etc.

To wit, my desktop at home has two Western Digital Raptor 150GB's in RAID 0. They're pretty fast. A single 120GB SSD smokes them when it comes to booting windows, loading Office, and even opening Firefox. Games I can't really test at work on this PC, but the laptop system is amazing, and it's only a 2.5 GHz dual core.

Hopefully that helps a bit, I know I gushed over SSDs as a whole, there are some bad ones out there, but the ones I link are fine.
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Old 10-05-2011, 11:23 AM   #7
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So an SSD is like an alternate harddrive kinda to put main things like windows? Then I just put my other stuff on my TB?
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