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Is This A Good Gaming Computer Rig?

Postby Fionn » Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:39 am

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)

Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)

Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)

Hard Drive: Crucial M4 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($71.99 @ Newegg)

Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($409.99 @ Newegg)

Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.98 @ Newegg)

Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)

Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)

Monitor: Acer S211HLbd 21.5" Monitor ($129.99 @ Newegg)

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)

Total: $1388.88

My goal here is to be able to run top notch games such as Battlefield 3, PlanetSide 2, Arma 2-3, etc.

Also, can someone tell me what each part is for that way in the future if anything happens i can know how best to replace that part?

Thanks guys, you are a big help.
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Postby Ercole » Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:21 am

It is good and you have a nice build .
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Postby Bridgeley » Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:35 pm

Yes that is a very good gaming computer!Wish I had 1 like that :)
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Postby Yardly » Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:35 pm

The only qualm is you chose a small SSD.
Aim for 128GB or bigger and speed is significantly faster for 256GB onwards.
Your 500GB HDD, storage is going to swallow up soon if you buy lots of games.


In future, concentrate on the SSD and storage if you're planning to upgrade.
Also you might want to consider getting a sound card.
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Postby Alawn » Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:03 am

well the only downside is your case

check the corsair 400r or Obisidan 850d (if you can afford that)

a really sexy case with a sexy interior

is priced about the same

other than that the build is very good

good luck!
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Postby hallbjorn » Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:34 am

That's a pretty solid build, though, as already mentioned, you'd probably be able to get some parts a bit cheaper from other sites. I think PCpartpicker might save you bit.
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Postby Wadley » Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:54 pm

really a nice build
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Postby ethelred » Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:58 pm

It is a good computer and very similar to my build my build is Haf 912 x case, caviar black 1tb HDD, 120gb SSD, optical drive, Asus P8 board, intel i5 3570k, radeon hd 7850 2gb (so far i have ran skyrim on all ultra settings with the max fps of 60) hyper 612 heat sink, 600w PSU, 8gb vengeance ram, so yours is very similar to mine.

Now onto what each part does (hoping this is what you meant):

~Graphics card processes the graphics on the computer (Games, videos)

~Processor makes all the calculations to run your computer

~RAM is the temporary storage need to open a program on your computer so the more you have the more programs you can run at one time.

~Hard drives hold storage. SSD's are much faster because they are a Solid State Drive meaning there are not any moving parts which is faster than a normal HDD (Hard Disc Drive) because those drives must spin up the 7200 rpm's to read the information on the discs.

~motherboard is the body to everything that put all the parts together and tells them how to work and what to do.

~optical drive reads information on discs and if you have a dvd burner you can also write information on to the disc.

Is this what you meant when you asked for what each part is for?
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Postby Kenley » Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:05 am

Yes, it is an excellent build.

Go with it, Enjoy!!
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Postby Josias » Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:37 pm

try not to buy from newegg, a lot of the times the tax will make your orders a lot more expensive, also i would have to disagree with your parts selection, yes, your choices would make a good gaming rig but you dont need to spend this much, try buying from ebay or tigerdirect, an i5 3470 is a better choice than the i5 3570k if your not overclocking and its not really necessary to overclock these ivy bridge cpu's cause they are already good enough at stock, the 3470 is about 45 dollars cheaper than the 3570k but similar performance, for motherboard go with the p8z77m, memory- gskill sniper 8gb ddr1600 1.25v, personally i wouldnt get both a hard drive and ssd, just doesnt seem practical to me, you will still have a noisy mechanical hard drive, also 500gb is still a lot of space, my dad has had his laptop for over 6 years and didnt even fill up 100gb, so your best and most reliable choice is a ssd with 256gb of capacity, good enough space for at least a few years, runs silent compared to a hard drive, draws way less power and lasts way longer, plus you can fill these ssd drives to almost full before they have problems, normal hard drives fail if you put too much space into them, i found a gtx 670 for a lot cheaper than the one you found on newegg, the coolermaster haf 992 is overkill, you dont need to spend 109 dollars to get a good computer case, the rosewill blackbone is a good enough case and can fit large 11.5 inch graphics cards, you will only need a 500w psu for the gtx 670 so the rosewill fortress 550w psu is one of the best psu's for your build or even future builds, a high quality 550w psu will handle almost any single high end gpu's out there now and in the future, cd rom just buy from tigerdirect, monitor you can get one off ebay for cheaper, and operating system too i found one for cheaper, altogether this setup costs over 100 dollars cheaper but more reliable- http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/... http://www.ebay.com/itm/PNY-VCGGTX670XPB... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131832

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231461

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211597

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147023

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Zalman-MZ215ED-21-5-LED-Monitor-1920x1080-1000-1-16-9-5ms-Speaker-DVI-VGA-/110989045480?pt=Computer_Monitors&hash=item19d7766ee8

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Full-Version-Microsoft-Windows-7-Professional-64bit-SP1-ENGLISH-FRENCH-ML-/321039115442?pt=US_Operating_Systems_Software&hash=item4abf6c24b2

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4814646&sku=S203-8592%20OEM

also make sure you get a good quality thermal paste, the prolimatech pk3 1.5g is a good choice, type in ebay prolimatech and it should be the one thats about 5 dollars, also a wired keyboard and mouse is good cheap combo if you dont already have that, and also a wifi card or usb wireless adapter if you need to connect to the internet wirelessly.
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