buying from cyberpowerpc?

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#1 Posted by BeatMastaFlex (79 posts) -

I'm trying to find a good computer that would pretty much only be used to play games. ive been looking at cyberpowerpc and my budget would be $1000 or less. Hereis the gamer Scorpius 8000 original link.http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/Gamer_Scorpius_8000/ ill post the specs at the end. ive got plenty of questions and am trying to get as many opinions as i can. I'm not dead set on the gamer scorpius and dont have a preference on an intel/amd processor or if its nvidia/amd video card. currently im leaning towards amd because all the intel computers I've been looking at are a lot more expensive. I've heard are amd has issues with windows 7 and cyberpower PCs are/arent very reliable.

ill be playing minecraft, war of the roses, orcs must die 2 and medieval II: total war. let me know what you think of these specs or if you have the time and think cyberpowerpc it trust worthy i wouldn't mind if you sent me some other specs for differentcomputers. sorry if this is messy I've been working all day and I'm half asleep right now. I'm sure some of grammar and wording is a little confusing. any help and opinions are greatly appreciated.

heres the specs.

Product Name: Gamer Scorpius 8000

Price: $879.00

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*BASE_PRICE:[+699]

BLUETOOTH:None

CAS:Thermaltake Commander Mid-Tower Gaming Case (Black Color)

CASUPGRADE:None

CD:24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)

CD2:None

COOLANT:Standard Coolant

CPU:AMD FX-6100 3.30 GHz Six-Core AM3+ CPU 6MB L2 Cache & Turbo Core Technology

CS_FAN:Default case fans

ENGRAVING:None

ENGRAVING_MSG:

FA_HDD:None

FAN:Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA) (Single Standard 120MM Fan)

FLASHMEDIA:None

FREEBIE_MB:None

FREEBIE_VC:None

FREEBIE_VC2:None

GLASSES:None

HDD:1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)

HDD2:None

IEEE_CARD:None

IUSB:Built-in USB 2.0 Ports

KEYBOARD:AZZA Multimedia USB Gaming Keyboard

MEMORY:8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1866MHz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair Vengeance [Free upgrade from 1600MHz Major Brand])

MONITOR:* 24" Widescreen 1920x1080 ASUS VS247H-P LCD [+157]

MOPAD1:Razer Sphex Gaming Grade Desktop Skins Mouse Pad [+13]

MOTHERBOARD:[CrossFireX] GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3 AMD 970 Chipset Socket AM3+ ATX Mainboard w/ Touch Bios, Ultra Durable 2, On/Off Charge, 7.1 Audio, GbLAN, USB3.0, SATA-III RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe X16, 3 PCIe X1 & 2 PCI

MOUSE:AZZA Optical 1600dpi Gaming Mouse with Weight Adjustable Cartridge

NETWORK:Onboard Gigabit LAN Network

OS:Microsoft® Windows 7 Home Premium [+0] (64-bit Edition)

OVERCLOCK:No Overclocking

POWERSUPPLY:500 Watts - Corsair CX500 V2 80 Plus Certified Power Supply [+10]

RUSH:No Rush Service, Estimate Ship date by 12/10/2012

SERVICE:STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT

SOUND:HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO

SPEAKERS:None

TABLET:None

TEMP:None

TVRC:None

USB:None

USBFLASH:None

USBHD:None

USBX:None

VIDEO:AMD Radeon HD 7770 1GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card (Major Brand Powered by AMD)

VIDEO2:None

VIDEO3:None

WNC:None

#2 Posted by MaskedPlayer (979 posts) -
the video card is terrible especially for the price you are paying.
#3 Posted by GTR12 (9202 posts) -

Everything is terrible for the price your paying.

#5 Posted by DJ_Headshot (6178 posts) -

Its fine for a prebuilt since your getting a monitor along with it for that price and will do high settings at 1080p with good fps with all the games you listed except medieval 2 but at lower settings it will run good. A good upgrade for gaming would be to get a 7870 with that pc will max out all your games at 1080p no problems.

#6 Posted by DJ_Headshot (6178 posts) -

Looked around and this one is better buy http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/Mega_Special_I/ $635 base with 7770 gpu and you can upgrade to a fx-6100 cpu for free but I would highly reccomend going for the fx-8120 for only $30 it be crazy not to imo for so little more well worth the extra performance and I still reccomend going for the 7870 gpu upgrade for better performance in games and make sure to get the 500watt corsiar upgrade to power it all and don't forget to select your freebies. The cost is $782 with the7870 + fx 8120 upgrades + corsiar psu and comes out to $939 with the 24" asus monitor doubt you could do better then that without building it yourself.

#7 Posted by BeatMastaFlex (79 posts) -
thanks for taking the time to look all that up. i fregot to mention i need to buy windows 7 as well so it will come out to just over 1000. i also am going to need to set up my computer wirelessly unless i buy a 100ft cable and run it through my house. do you think i should buy a wireless network card from cyberpowerpc or go to bust buy or something. im not sire if i should buy from there today or wait till tomorrow. does cyberpower have good cybermonday deals?
#9 Posted by BeatMastaFlex (79 posts) -

here my new specs w/ wireless card. also some 5 dollar speakers and 8 dollar head phones (not expectng too much).

http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/Mega_Special_I

Price: $1,083.00

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*BASE_PRICE:[+635]

BLUETOOTH:None

CAS:Raidmax Viper Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ 1x USB 3.0 Port & Side Window Panel (Black Color)

CASUPGRADE:None

CD:24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)

CD2:None

COOLANT:Standard Coolant

CPU:AMD FX-8120 3.10 GHz Eight-Core AM3+ CPU 8MB L2 Cache & Turbo Core Technology [+30]

CS_FAN:Default case fans

ENGRAVING:None

ENGRAVING_MSG:

FA_HDD:None

FAN:Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA) (Single Standard 120MM Fan)

FLASHMEDIA:INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer (BLACK COLOR)

FREEBIE_MB:None

FREEBIE_VC:None

FREEBIE_VC2:None

GLASSES:None

HDD:1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)

HDD2:None

HEADSET1:PiXXO Multimedia Headset with Microphone [+8]

IEEE_CARD:None

IUSB:Built-in USB 2.0 Ports

KEYBOARD:AZZA Multimedia USB Gaming Keyboard

MEMORY:8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1866MHz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair Vengeance [Free upgrade from 1600MHz Major Brand])

MONITOR:* 24" Widescreen 1920x1080 ASUS VS247H-P LCD [+157]

MONITOR2:None

MONITOR3:None

MOPAD1:Razer Sphex Gaming Grade Desktop Skins Mouse Pad [+13]

MOTHERBOARD:* [CrossFireX] ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 AMD 970 Chipset CrossFireX Support DDR3 Socket AM3+ ATX w/ 7.1 Audio, GbLAN, USB3.0, SATA-III, RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe X16, 2 PCIe X1 & 2 PCI (Pro OC Certified)

MOUSE:AZZA Optical 1600dpi Gaming Mouse with Weight Adjustable Cartridge

NETWORK:Onboard Gigabit LAN Network

OS:Microsoft® Windows 7 Home Premium [+104] (64-bit Edition)

OVERCLOCK:No Overclocking

POWERSUPPLY:500 Watts - Corsair CX500 V2 80 Plus Certified Power Supply [+10]

RUSH:No Rush Service, Estimate Ship date by 12/10/2012

SERVICE:STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT

SOUND:HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO

SPEAKERS:600Watts PMPO Subwoofer Stereo Speakers

TABLET:None

TEMP:None

TVRC:None

USB:None

USBFLASH:None

USBHD:None

USBX:None

VIDEO:AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card [+107] (Major Brand Powered by AMD)

VIDEO2:None

VIDEO3:None

WNC:PCI Wireless 802.11n 150Mbps Network Interface Card [+19]