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CHIMERA 4SE-E1

  • Intel Core i5-3570K Processor
  • ASUS P8Z77-V LX Motherboard
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 2GB
  • 8GB DDR3-1600 Memory
  • 120mm Liquid CPU Cooling
  • 1TB SATA-III Hard Drive
  • 24X DVD+/-RW Combo Drive
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Chimera Inferno 4SE Gaming Case

 

Is this a great desktop for AOS? I'm just browsing around looking for cheap desktops (while this one comes with a Monitor)

 

The price of it is $1049 Monitor included. Here is the website http://www.ibuypower.com/info/chimera4SE.aspx

 

If you know any other cheap desktop that i should check out please post here.

 

I'm trying to come back in AOS in a very strong fashion. No more laptop for me!

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lol. that will do fine. you go go with cheaper tbh

 

also if you have experience building computers (which i kind assume you don't since your asking about buying one), you could build the same for quite a bit cheaper.

 

(my computer is pretty much the same, but i built it for $650 1 year ago)

 

 

edit: wait, what monitor does it come with. i'm seeing 1099$ starting, without a monitor

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Heres a 1k solution

 

HD:

http://www.newegg.co...#scrollFullInfo

 

MotherBoard:

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813130647

 

CPU:

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819116504

 

PSU:

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817371044

 

Ram:

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231489

 

GPU:

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130604

 

Case:

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811119233

 

Monitor:

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16824009261

 

CPU Cooler:

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835103065

 

 

 

Alternative GPU:

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814102948

 

Though I personally cannot vouch for that brand/any radeon gpus, but testing shows that it should be just a bit weaker then the more expensive 560TI that I listed

 

Alternative CPU:

i5-2500k, instead of the newer generation one that I listed. again, minor performance drop, but its also only $10 cheaper so I wouldn't bother

 

 

 

Differences:

 

You'll hafta build it urself. derp

 

You'll hafta install a copy of win7

 

iBuyPower's does not include the monitor in the 1k price

 

You might hafta derpa around with water cooling with the iBuyPower pc

 

Unknown PSU brand in iBuyPowers

 

Ram differences (8gb vs 16gb)

 

iBuyPower's motherboard is a bigger form factor, which is more expensive then the microATX motherboard I put up, and really only offers more PCI slots (ie: for addign a sound card, or SLI)

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Starcraft (and AoS) doesn't really need that good of a computer compared to other games on the market. If your CPU needs liquid cooling, you can definitely bet that it's good enough for Starcraft.

 

The main thing is graphics, but I think that card is fine.

 

 

antec is a good brand

 

it was that or a corsair 650TX which is also a really good brand/series of psu (but it was 15$ more expensive)

 

I have a corsair 850TX. My computer is immune to power surges (the monitor goes black for 1 second then everything resumes normally ^^).

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If the components listed in your OP are the ones for $1049 and there is a monitor included - its a very good deal. However I am skeptical that a monitor comes with it.

 

Whale's components list is good - I have personally built several computers recently and I used several of those components - the 560 ti AMP!, that same ram, that processor, same hard drive etc. One system was built for $850 that would be moderately better than the one you listed in the OP (better MoBo, 16GB ram, better graphics card, etc)

 

I would personally go with a different MoBo, Case, and power supply (I always get modular) but theres nothing wrong with the ones whale listed.

 

I really encourage you to try building your own comp - my 16 year old brother did it never having seen the inside of a computer case (I was on the phone with him for any questions but he really figured it out himself).

 

If you are a bright dude you should have no problems building your own after reading a guide such as this:

http://www.kitchenta...om/assemble.php

 

EDIT: The iBuyPower computer has liquid cooling, which is probably only needed due to the cheap case not having ventilation/fans. If you buy a good case like http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147053 you will not need any additional cooling. Plus thats the coolest case on the market!

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it really is. serious. built my first computer in 9th grade

 

 

sorry the music is annoying

 

things that the video didn't note:

-Make sure the CPU pins + notches line up with the socket

-Keep the ram sticks on the same color ram slots (ie, not 1 stick in yellow and 1 stick in black, but rather both in yellow or both in black)

-Note that when placing the motherboard in, generally you can get small mounting screws so there is a gap between the back of the computer case and the motherboard.

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Heres a 1k solution

 

HD:

http://www.newegg.co...#scrollFullInfo

 

MotherBoard:

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813130647

 

CPU:

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819116504

 

PSU:

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817371044

 

Ram:

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231489

 

GPU:

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130604

 

Case:

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811119233

 

Monitor:

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16824009261

 

CPU Cooler:

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835103065

 

 

 

Alternative GPU:

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814102948

 

Though I personally cannot vouch for that brand/any radeon gpus, but testing shows that it should be just a bit weaker then the more expensive 560TI that I listed

 

Alternative CPU:

i5-2500k, instead of the newer generation one that I listed. again, minor performance drop, but its also only $10 cheaper so I wouldn't bother

 

 

 

Differences:

 

You'll hafta build it urself. derp

 

You'll hafta install a copy of win7

 

iBuyPower's does not include the monitor in the 1k price

 

You might hafta derpa around with water cooling with the iBuyPower pc

 

Unknown PSU brand in iBuyPowers

 

Ram differences (8gb vs 16gb)

 

iBuyPower's motherboard is a bigger form factor, which is more expensive then the microATX motherboard I put up, and really only offers more PCI slots (ie: for addign a sound card, or SLI)

 

So Whales I should buy this computer when I have the chance? lol

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