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Sunday, May 13, 2012

New Computer

Pretty excited about the computer I just ordered.
I bought it from iBUYPOWER.com. The site seems a little sketchy, but I know a couple people who have ordered from it before. Seems reputable enough.

I thought about building the computer myself, but I priced out the components on NewEgg and the system was actually a few hundred dollars cheaper on iBUYPOWER. (Very surprising).

Anyway, I don't expect many of you to be interested, but if you are, here are the specs:

Case1 x CoolerMaster HAF 922 Gaming Case-Black
Processor1 x Intel® Core™ i7-3770 Processor (4x 3.40GHz/8MB L3 Cache)
Motherboard1 x Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H -- 1x PCI-E 3.0 x16, 4x USB 3.0
Memory1 x 8 GB [4 GB X2] DDR3-1600 Memory Module-Corsair Vengeance
Video Card1 x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti - 1GB - EVGA Superclocked - Core: 900MHz-Single Card
Case LightingNone
Power Supply1 x 650 Watt - Corsair CMPSU-650TXV2-Free Upgrade to 750 Watt Corsair CMPSU-750TXV2 ($20 Savings)
Processor Cooling1 x Corsair Hydro Series H60 Liquid CPU Cooling System-ARC Silent High Performance Fan Upgrade
Video Card Brand1 x Major Brand Powered by AMD or NVIDIA
Primary Hard Drive1 x 2 TB HARD DRIVE -- 64M Cache, 7200rpm, 6.0Gb/s-Single Drive
Data Hard DriveNone
2nd Optical DriveNone
Optical Drive1 x 24X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive-Black
Sound Card1 x Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy SE
Speaker System1 x iBUYPOWER 2.1 Channel Stereo Super Bass Subwoofer Speaker System
Network Card1 x Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100)
Keyboard1 x iBUYPOWER USB Keyboard
Mouse1 x iBUYPOWER Internet Mouse
Operating System1 x Microsoft Windows 7 Professional + Office Starter 2010 (Includes basic versions of Word and Excel)-64-bit
Flash Media Reader / Writer1 x 12-In-1 Internal Flash Media Card Reader/Writer-Black

Pending improvements:

  1. I'll probably buy a SSD at some point. Fast boot times, but I head the read/write times are terrible. So I'll probably load the OS on the SSD and install everything else on a standard harddrive.
  2. I think more RAM is needed (or desired) so I'll upgrade to 16GB too.
  3. Blu-ray player... just because they're fun.

I think I did pretty well. Thoughts?

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