Whats up everyone? First of all, I am new to this forum, so if I am not posting in the correct place please bare with me. I have read the rules and guidelines and whatnot, but I still might mess up.
So, I am considering buying a PC from Cyberpowerpc.com(no, this isn't a plug). I know there are probably better sites with cheaper deals, and, if you guys know of a different site that has the same or a better gaming PC for cheaper than what I'm going to get... please do feel free to link me.
So, first thing, the PC I am considering buying: Link here
Second thing. I am fully aware that it is so much cheaper to just buy the parts and build the PC myself. Let me just disclaim that this is not something I will be doing no matter how many times it's said. There are reasons I am going to just buy it custom made, such as:
1) I don't really have the time to do it myself. Nor do I know anyone who can do it for me, or that has ever built one themselves.
2) I've never built one before... and while I know it is not that difficult, I'd much rather order a custom PC and upgrade it until I need a new one This will give me at least basic experience, and I'll feel more comfortable building one myself in the future.
3) I wouldn't even know where to begin with ordering all the parts, where to find the best deals, what all I would need, nor do I even own tools lmao.
Third thing. Here are the specs of the PC in case you do not wish to click the above link. Also, some of the specs might be missing because I added some things that might not show up when you click the link, so probably better to just reference the specs:
Tax Refund Featured Promotions: CM Storm Devastator - LED Gaming Keyboard/Mouse Combo (Black Color w/ Blue Light) Gaming Chassis: Thermaltake Core V31 Black Mid-Tower Gaming case w/ USB 3.0 & removable Drive Bays & Side-Panel Window Laser Engraving: None Lighting: None Extra Case Fans: Default case fans Noise Reduction Technology: None CPU: Intel® Core™ Processor i7-4790 3.60 GHz 8MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1150 Performance Tuning Protection Plan by Intel: None Venom Boost Fast And Efficient Factory Overclocking: No Overclocking CPU / Processor Cooling Fan: Asetek 550LC 120mm Liquid Cooling CPU Cooler - Extreme Cooling Performance (Single Standard 120MM Fan) Coolant for Cyberpower Xtreme Hydro Water Cooling Kits: None Motherboard: MSI Z97 PC MATE ATX w/ GbLAN, 2 PCIe x16, 1 PCIe x1, 2 PCI, 6x SATA 6Gb/s (Pro OC Certified) RAM / System Memory: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/2133MHz Dual Channel Memory (ADATA XPG V3) Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 4GB GDDR5 PCIe 3.0 x16 (Maxwell) (Single Card) Sli Bridge: None Freebies: None Video Capture Card: None Power Supply: 600 Watts - Standard 80 Plus Certified Power Supply - SLI/CrossFireX Ready M.2 SATA SSD: None INTERNAL PCI-E SSD CARD: None Hard Drive: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive) Secondary Hard Drive: None Hard Drive Cooling Fan: None External Storage: None Optical Drive: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR) Optical Drive 2: None External Optical Drive: None WiDi Router: None Internal Wireless Network Card: 802.11b/g/n 300Mbps PCI-E Wireless Adapter Network Card Sound: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO LCD Monitor: None Cables: None Speakers: None Internal Network Card: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network Keyboard: None Mouse: None Mouse Pad: None Headset: None Headset Hanger: None Gaming Apparel: None Gaming Gear: None Fan Controller/Temperature Display: None Internal USB Expansion Module: None External Wireless Network Card: None Wireless Routers/Hubs: None Docking Station: None Bluetooth: None Flash Media Reader/Writer: None Video Camera: None Power & Surge Protection: None USB Hub & Port: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports External USB ADAPTER: None TV Tuner Card: None Operating System: Windows 10 Home (64-bit Edition) Office Suite: None Security Software: None Professional Wiring: Professional Wiring for All WIRING Inside The System Chassis - Minimize Cable Exposure, Maximize Airflow in Your System Ultra Care Option: Ultra Enhanced Packaging Solution - Protect Your Dream System During Transit Service: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR [3 Year Labor, 1 Year Parts] LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT + ONE (1) YEAR SHIPPING SERVICE PLAN Rush Service: Standard Process Time: Ship within 7 to 12 Business Day
Fourth thing. HERE ARE MY QUESTIONS!
This is the first and foremost important question I have(the reason I made this topic):
1. The case that comes with the PC is the Thermaltake Core V31 Mid-Tower Case. However, for $13 LESS, I can get the CYBERPOWERPC X-Titan 200 Case. Which, I actually like the X-Titan better cosmetically. Here are the specs for each:
Thermaltake Core V31 Mid-Tower Case (THE CASE THAT COMES WITH IT)
Model Core V31 P/N CA-1C8-00M1WN-00 Case Type Mid Tower Dimension (H x W x D) 470 x 208 x 506 mm
(18.5 x 8.2 x 19.9 inch) Net Weight 7.1 kg Side Panel Transparent Window Color Exterior & Interior : Black Material SPCC Cooling System Front (intake) :
120 x 120 x 25 mm Turbo fan x 1 (1000rpm, 16dBA)
Rear (exhaust) :
120 x 120 x 25 mm Turbo fan (1000rpm, 16dBA) Drive Bays -Accessible :
2 x 5.25", 1 x 3.5" (Converted from one 5.25" drive bay)
3 x 3.5" or 3 x 2.5"
2 x 2.5" (2 behind the M/B tray) Expansion Slots 8 Motherboards 6.7" x 6.7" (Mini ITX), 9.6" x 9.6" (Micro ATX), 12" x 9.6" (ATX) I/O Port USB 3.0 x 2, HD Audio x 1 PSU Standard PS2 PSU (optional) LCS Upgradable Supports 1/2", 3/8", 1/4" water tube Fan Support Front:
1 x 120mm or 2 x 120mm
1 x 140mm or 2 x 140mm
1 x 120mm or 2 x 120mm or 3 x 120mm
1 x 140mm or 2 x 140mm or 3 x 140mm
1 x 120mm
1 x 120mm or 2 x 120mm Radiator Support Front:
1 x 120mm or 1 x 240mm or 1 x 360mm
1 x 140mm or 1 x 280mm
1 x 120mm or 1 x 240mm or 1 x 360mm
1 x 120mm Clearance CPU cooler height limitation:
VGA length limitation:
278mm(with HDD rack)
420mm(without HDD rack)
PSU length limitation:
180mm (With Bottom Fan)
220mm (Without Bottom Fan)
CYBERPOWERPC X-Titan 200 Case (THE CASE I LIKE BETTER FOR -$13)
Case Type Full Tower Model No. CyberPowerPC X-Titan Case Material Metal Window Yes Power Supply Standard PS2 PSU (Optional) Drive Space Accessible:9x5.25" / Hidden:3 x 3.5" or 2.5" Motherboard Size Standard ATX / Micro ATX (9.6" x 9.6" (Micro ATX), 12" x 9.6" (ATX)) Expansion Slots 7 Expansion slots (supports high-end graphic card) Front Panel Switch Power / Reset / Adjustable fan speed control for performance mode or silent mode. Front Access Ports 1 x USB 3.0, 2 x HD Audio/AC'97 Cooling Fan Space • Excellent thermal performance with optimized air flow. Up to 6 x case fans:
• 2 x 120mm fan - front (optional) AND 1 x 120mm fan - front (optional)
• 2 x 120mm fan - top (optional)
• 1 x 120mm fan - rear (optional)
• 1 x 120mm fan - bottom (optional) Led Display Power / HDD Shipping Weight 24 lbs Dimensions (L)510mm*(W)200mm*(H)530mm
So, which case is better? Is it worth it to get the case I like(the Titan) better cosmetically? Or do the specification differences of the Thermaltake outweigh my preference of the appearance of the Titan? What are the differences?
2. Is this a solid gaming rig? Do you guys see any problems with it? Have any recommendations?
Thank you for taking the time to read, and sorry for the huge post. I'll keep checking back!
Edited by phillpower2, 16 April 2016 - 04:17 AM.
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