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Want to get this but would like advice first
12-13-2011, 09:05 AM,
Want to get this but would like advice first
Found this DIY bundle on newegg.

Is it a good deal? Can it run games like Skyrim and the Witcher 2 on high? This is my first time building a comp so help would be greatly appreciated.

I know I still need an os and dvd burner.
12-13-2011, 10:28 AM, (This post was last modified: 12-13-2011, 11:09 AM by ichigeki.)
RE: Want to get this but would like advice first
Yea, that will run Skyrim and Witcher 2 on high as long as you have SSAO off for Witcher 2. That's an ok deal, the new AMDs aren't that great.

Comparing to Tier 3.
Tier 3 is about $100 more depending on price fluxes.
Tier 3 has a DVD/CD drive.
Tier 3 has more efficient power supply.
Tier 3 has 8GB RAM
Tier 3 has steel case with 3 LED fans.
Tier 3 has much faster CPU.

Its up to you though.

Actually, Tier 2 would be equal if not faster in games than that DIY and also with a more efficient PSU. You spend $50 more on a GTX 560 Ti instead of the 6870. It would also end up being $10 cheaper.
Desktop: CPU: Intel Core i5 2500 3.30GHz RAM: G.Skill 8GB MOBO: ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen3 Video Card: SLI MSI Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 768 SSD: Corsair Force 3 60GB HDD: Samsung F3 1TB Sound: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Mouse: Storm Sentinal Z3RO-G Keyboard: Das Keyboard Silent/Filco Majestouch 2 Speakers: Behringer MS-16 Headphones: Alessandro MS-1/Shure SRH440 modded Router: D-Link Xtreme DIR-655 Monitor: Dell Ultrasharp U2312HM De-anti-glared Laptop: Lenovo Thinkpad X120e/Thinkpad T430
12-13-2011, 04:44 PM,
RE: Want to get this but would like advice first
A problem I have with the bundle is that the power supply is absolutely terrible.
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K CPU Cooler: Thermalright Silver Arrow CPU TIM: Thermalright Chill Factor III GPU: Sapphire Radeon 6970 VGA Cooler: Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme Plus SSD: Crucial M4 256GB HDD: Samsung F3 1TB Motherboard: ASRock P67 PRO3 RAM: 4x4GB (16GB) Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600MHz Optical Drive: ASUS 24X PSU: 550W Kingwin Lazer 80 Plus Platinum Fan Controller: Scythe Kaze Q12 Sound Card: Asus Xonar Essence STX Keyboard: Rosewill RK-9000 Cherry MX Blue Mouse: Logitech G500 Monitor: Sceptre 27"

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