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CyberpowerPC Gamer Xtreme 1305LQ Desktop PC Intel Core i7 2600K (3.40GHz) 8GB DDR3 2TB HDD Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
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Pros: High end parts: the 3.4GHz Sandy Bridge CPU and overclocked nVidia 570 will last you a long time

Extreme cooling: huge fans everywhere and a water cooling system for the CPU

Quiet: it's very very quiet. Because of the large fans and the watercooling inside, it's amazingly quiet compared to my last computer which used air cooling

Ready to go: I took it out of the box, plugged it in, and that was about it

Tooless slide-in hard drive: It's not hot-swappable because you're not supposed to swap drives when the computer is on, but I love being able to change hard drives without messing with any screws

Cons: Memory: the motherboard only has 4 memory slots and they're all full, so if you want to upgrade to more than 8 gigs, you'll have to upgrade all of them. 8 gigs is fine, but computers this high end usually come with more.

Lack of documentation: didn't come with much documentation though you can always search their forums online. Took me a while to realize the serial code for Windows 7 was on a sticker on side of box. Also realized later I had to connect the SATA connector on the top slide-in drive.

Other Thoughts: I was planning on upgrading some time this year, but my motherboard on my old computer died and I needed to get something ASAP. Browsed a couple of sites and saw this little beauty. Bleeding edge parts and a price comparable to other computers sporting older CPUs and video cards. I actually went to the CyberpowerPC site and configured the same computer and it came out to be more expensive than the Newegg price.

Some additional details since the description on the site is not that in-depth. The CPU is stock, but the 570 video card is the overclocked EVGA model. My computer also came with a single 2TB drive instead of 2 1TB drives which I prefer anyway.

Anyway, great computer, good price. I'm very happy with my purchase. I wanted to wait a week to review in case I came across any problems, but no issues so far!

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Display Name: Benjamin L.

Date Joined: 10/19/03

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  • First Review: 01/31/11
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