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RebelGamer137

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I have the means to get a PC now, here is one rig I am considering it is a special deal from CyberPowerPC

http://www.cyberpowe...om/saved/1FHV72

What do you guys think? Is this a good rig any changes I should make.

Some of the games I am interested in playing

Napoleon Total War

Shogun 2 Total War

Rome 2 Total War

MechWarrior Living Legends

MechWarrior Online


I also am considering running some of my older games via XP mode or another VM. I also plan on running FRAPs to make LPs. Is this rig a good deal?
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Gday RebelGamer137.
Don't have much time tonight so will get back tomorrow.
How much will the build cost?
Some observations. The case comes with only 1 fan installed.
You could do without USB Hubs..
I would want to know the brand/model of the "standard" PSU.
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Gday RebelGamer137.
Don't have much time tonight so will get back tomorrow.
How much will the build cost?
Some observations. The case comes with only 1 fan installed.
You could do without USB Hubs..
I would want to know the brand/model of the "standard" PSU.



I just think there is no such thing as too many USB ports.
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Gday.
Some information, you may already be aware of, but just in case.
Where a CPU is supplied with a heatsin/fan, both from Intel and AMD, and you choose to overclock and or use an alternative cooling solution you will void your warranty, so any damage caused, no claim. I always advice, run on the stock cooler to start, if not happy, user an aftermarket solutions.
The USB 3.0 internal Hub, it will not give you sockets on the outside of the case. The MB has 6 external USB 3.0 on the back I/O and 1 internal Header supporting 2 more, (usually connected to from case socket) the board does not have any external USB 2.0 sockets, has 4 internal headers supporting 8 USB, one usually to the front case, NB, you case has no front USB 2.0, see you are installing front by 4 port. for the Rear I/O use 2 or more rear USB brackets, > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16812191093
I would omit or change the following.the following.
Changed the CPU.
Omit, Additional WIFi card, is integrated on the MB as well as Bluetooth.
Omit, HDD cooler, a front intake fan will easily cool drives.
Omit. Sound card, really good integrated on the MB.
Omit. Water Cooling, use the stock.
Change, High speed RAM, use the native supported 1600MHz and low profile.
Chnage, PSU.
Keyboard/mouse, pretty cheap"starter kit". Advice selecting, hands on in a shop, wired.


+1 MB, for reference, > http://www.asus.com/...rboards/Z87PRO/
PSU review, > http://www.kitguru.n...-supply-review/

Gaming, a SSD for level loading, and FRAPs, a dedicated HDD, this prevents lag and slower fps in the game and speeds up recording. A third HDD for DATA storage.

Please consider this build, > http://pcpartpicker....parts/partlist/
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http://www.cyberpowe...om/saved/1FJ5FY

Another rig I am considering
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Gday.
My take on the second build is the same as the first, you have changed a couple of parts and will like the first, be a good gamer, but the system is unbalanced, you are spending money where you need not.
The CPU is too strong, the PSU is way overkill, you don't need a video card with 6GB of memory, a 2TB boot drive is a waste, use a SSD for the OS and a 1TB for storage/DATA.

If you want to work with Fraps, consider the below build. plus one more hard drive, (not selected)
Go > http://www.cyberpowe...rt.aspx?ref=upd > then click the Details tab.
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Gday.
My take on the second build is the same as the first, you have changed a couple of parts and will like the first, be a good gamer, but the system is unbalanced, you are spending money where you need not.
The CPU is too strong, the PSU is way overkill, you don't need a video card with 6GB of memory, a 2TB boot drive is a waste, use a SSD for the OS and a 1TB for storage/DATA.

If you want to work with Fraps, consider the below build. plus one more hard drive, (not selected)
Go > http://www.cyberpowe...rt.aspx?ref=upd > then click the Details tab.



There is no build listed, wrong link dude. BTW I have little interest in SSDs, too much money. I would rather have one big HD. Save money somewhere.
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There is no build listed, wrong link dude.

works from here, goes to the build check out page, $1,770.00 then click on the details tab.
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There is no build listed, wrong link dude.

works from here, goes to the build check out page, $1,770.00 then click on the details tab.



It says the cart is empty.

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Sorry RebelGamer137. \Perhaps there is a CyberpowerPC cookie on my computer and not on yours.

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Another rig I am considering, cheaper too.


http://www.cyberpowe...om/saved/1FJDMJ

Edited by RebelGamer137, 08 November 2013 - 04:37 AM.

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