My questions were assuming that I build it myself.
I'm willing to give building it a shot, but I've been shopping around quite a bit today and it doesn't seem that much cheaper. I've went to newegg, they are about the same as having it built, although it's hard to match parts precisely so I may have overreached on something.
tigerdirect might be cheaper if I find my mistakes, I must of upgraded some parts accidentally or something, the results are below.
It's being overclocked by 20%, that was 50$ if it's built but I'm not comfortable overclocking myself.
I'm definitely interested in saving money on parts I don't need, if like you said they're not much help for gaming. I was wondering about the 800W, I may need to add another 7970 later which would put it over, so probably 1000W?
Which processor would you suggest, that would be great if it made up for the extra power, I chose that processor because it gave me a 'free' wifi/bluetooth adapter.
My monitor is a 23" LED HD 1920x1080, 5ms, I do plan on getting another one by the end of the year.
I've got an uncle that works on hardware I'm sure he'll give me a hand for my first time, 2000$ is a lot of money to me so I'd be nervous to do it on my own.
Here's what I've got so far, Cyberpower: 2200$ Built, Tigerdirect: 2200$ parts, Cyberpower doesn't provide prices on individual pieces, only how much compared to base price so it's harder for me to tell where my mistakes are because it shouldn't cost the same built, it even looks like some of the parts are better from cyberpower. Sorry if it's a mess I'm not sure how to clean it up and maintain the information you need.
CARE1: Professional Wiring for All WIRING Inside The System Chassis - Minimize Cable Exposure, Maximize Airflow in Your System [+19]
CASE: * Azza Genesis 9000 Full Tower Gaming Case w/ 2 x 230mm fans, 4x Easy Swap HDD, Dual Power Supply Support, & front USB 3.0 Port (Black Color)
**TIGERDIRECT: A702-0007 ::Azza CSAZ-1000 Solano 1000 Full Tower Gaming Case - ATX, Micro-ATX, E-ATX, 10x Ext 5.25", 1x Ext 3.5", 8x Int 3.5", 1x 120mm Fan, 2x 140mm Fans, 2 x 230mm Fans, 3x USB, e-SATA, Blue LED ($137.99)
CD: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)
**TIGERDIRECT: S203-8620 ::Samsung SE-208DB/TSBS 8X Slim External DVD Burner - USB 3.0, 1 MB Buffer, 24X CD-R, 24X CD-RW, 8X DVD-R, 8X DVD+RW, 150ms Access Time, Black($40.99)
COOLANT: Standard Coolant
CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-3820 Quad-Core 3.60 GHz 10MB Intel Smart Cache LGA2011 (All Venom OC Certified)
**TIGERDIRECT: 69-3770K ::Intel Core i7-3770K BX80667i73770K Processor - Quad Core, 8MB L3 Cache, 3.50GHz (3.90GHz Max Turbo), Socket H2 (LGA1155), 77W, Fan, Unlocked, Retail($319.97)
CS_FAN: Default case fans
FAN: Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA) (Dual Standard 120MM Fans (Push-Pull) [+9])
**TIGERDIRECT: Cooler Master Seidon CPU Water Cooling Radiator ($80.99)
FLASHMEDIA: INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer (BLACK COLOR)
FREEBIE_MB: GIGABYTE GC-WB300D Exclusive Bluetooth 4.0/WiFi PCIe Expansion Card [+0]
**TIGERDIRECT: C300-4008 ::CNet CWP-905 Wireless-N PCI Adapter - 3x 2dBi external antennas, 32-bit PCI, IEEE 802.11b/g/n($28.99)
FREEBIE_VC: FREE Sleeping Dogs Game Coupon [+0]
HDD: 120 GB SAMSUNG 840 Series SATA-III 6.0Gb/s SSD - 530MB/s Read & 130MB/s Write [-34] (Single Drive [Free upgrade from 64GB A-DATA SP900 SSD (Double
SSD Capacity - Single drive only)])
**TIGERDIRECT: O261-6380 ::OCZ VTX3-25SAT3-120G Vertex 3 Solid State Drive - 120GB, 2.5", SATA III ($109.97)
HDD2: 1TB Western Digital Caviar Blue SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 7200 RPM HDD [+94] (Single Drive)
**TIGERDIRECT: TSD-1000AS7 ::Seagate ST1000DM003 Barracuda 1TB Hard Drive - 7200RPM, 64MB, SATA 6Gb/s($79.97)
IUSB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
KEYBOARD: Black Multimedia/Internet USB Keyboard
MEMORY: 16GB (4GBx4) DDR3/1600MHz Quad Channel Memory (Kingston HyperX [+0])
**TIGERDIRECT:C13-5709 ::Corsair CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10 Vengeance Desktop Memory Kit - 16GB (2x 8GB), PC3-12800, DDR3-1600MHz, 240-pin DIMM, 1.5V, CL10, XMP Ready, Unbuffered($103.99)
MOPAD1: Razer Vespula Dual Sided Gaming Mouse Mat [+31]
**TIGERDIRECT: x2 ($69.98)
MOTHERBOARD: * (4-Way SLI/CrossFireX Support) GIGABYTE X79-UP4 Intel X79 Chipset Quad Channel DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ Ultra Durable 5, 7.1 HD Audio,
GbLAN, 4 Gen3 PCIe x16, 2 PCIe x1 & 1 PCI [+12]
**TIGERDIRECT: A455-2038 ::ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 Intel Series 7 Motherboard - ATX, Socket H2 (LGA115), Intel Z77 Express, 1866MHz DDR3, SATA III (6Gb/s), RAID, 8-CH Audio, Gigabit LAN, USB 3.0, PCIe 3.0, Thermal Armor($244.97)
MOUSE: Razer Naga Hex 11 Buttons 5600 DPI Laser Gaming Mouse [+62]
**TIGERDIRECT: YYI2-83039N ::Razer RZ01-00280500-R3M1 Naga Molten Special Edition Gaming Mouse - USB, 5600 dpi, Laser Sensor, 17 Programmable Buttons($78.99)
NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
OS: Microsoft® Windows 8 Pro (64-bit Edition) [+31]
**TIGERDIRECT: Windows 8 home 64 bit ($99.99)
OVERCLOCK: Extreme OC (Extreme Overclock 20% or more) [+49]
POWERSUPPLY: 800 Watts - Standard Power Supply - SLI/CrossFireX Ready
**TIGERDIRECT: C13-2604 ::Corsair CMPSU-700G Gaming Series GS700 700W Power Supply - 700W, ATX, 140mm Fan, Tri-color LEDs($114.99)
RUSH: No Rush Service, Estimate Ship Date 12 Business Days
SERVICE: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT
SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
VIDEO: AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card [+287] (HIS IceQ Edition [+50])
**TIGERDIRECT: P450-7976 GAME4 ::XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB DDR5 Video Card and SLEEPING DOGS/HITMAN/FAR CRY 3 and 20 % Off MEDAL OF HONOR COUPON Bundle($414.97)
**CYBERPOWER PRICE: ($2146)
**TIGERDIRECT PRICE: ($2224)