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Windows 7: Is this a good computer for gaming?

25 May 2013   #1
Gregrs

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Is this a good computer for gaming?

I'm building a new computer for $700 and I mainly use computers for gaming. I will not be playing games like crusis on ultra settings or anything like that, just minecraft, skyrim, and some other games; so it doesn't need to be that powerful. But is this computer good for gaming?

PCPartPicker part list: AMD FX-4170, EVGA GeForce GTX 660, NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) - System Build - PCPartPicker
Price breakdown by merchant: AMD FX-4170, EVGA GeForce GTX 660, NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) - System Build - Price Breakdown By Merchant - PCPartPicker
Benchmarks: AMD FX-4170, EVGA GeForce GTX 660, NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) - System Build - Benchmarks - PCPartPicker

CPU: AMD FX-4170 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($128.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($87.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.15 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.24 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ TigerDirect)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($27.87 @ Amazon)
Total: $670.19
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-25 09:12 EDT-0400)
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25 May 2013   #2
MrNeeds

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

the Power supply needs more wattage, other than that, it should be great.
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25 May 2013   #3
jdXp610

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I agree with what MrNeeds says, get yourself at least 1000W.
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25 May 2013   #4
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jdXp610 View Post
I agree with what MrNeeds says, get yourself at least 1000W.
Seriously, there is no need for a 1000 watt psu on that build!
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25 May 2013   #5
Dude

Windows 8.1 Pro + Windows 10
 
 

I would go with a 650 watt psu, and get a better cpu as they are not much more.
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