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Windows 7: Are these components good for a gaming pc


01 Nov 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Are these components good for a gaming pc

Hi. I will probably be building a pc. I'll use it mostly for gaming. These are the components:

Processor: Intel Core i7 3700K,
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX,
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2x4GB) 1600MHz DDR3,
Graphics card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB,
HDD: Western Digital 1TB 7200RPM 6Gb/s 64MB cache SATAIII,
SSD: Intel Series 330 120GB SATAIII,
Case: Cooler Master Elite K(night) 350, Midl tower,
PSU: CORSAIR 850W 80PLUS Bronze.

Will these make a good PC?
BTW, this is my first build and I'm kind of a newbie, so if I chose something wrong don't start shouting 'you're an idiot or something' .

Thanks for the help


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01 Nov 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I should say so...especially the cpu and gpu...wow. The only thing I would consider is bumping up is the mobo.
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01 Nov 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
I should say so...especially the cpu and gpu...wow. The only thing I would consider is bumping up is the mobo.
Any suggestions on how to bump it up?

Thx
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01 Nov 2012   #4

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

I'd move to a higher priced Asus ONLY if this one does not have the features, ports, or internal connections that were needed.

You have to decide if you need those extra capabilities.

I certainly wouldn't upgrade for its own sake.

The only other reason to upgrade would be to get a higher build quality. If you can't find any sort of evidence online that this motherboard is lacking in some way or has design issues, you may as well go with it---if it has the desired features.

Which particular Corsair 850 watt PSU are you considering?
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01 Nov 2012   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
I'd move to a higher priced Asus ONLY if this one does not have the features, ports, or internal connections that were needed.

You have to decide if you need those extra capabilities.

I certainly wouldn't upgrade for its own sake.

The only other reason to upgrade would be to get a higher build quality. If you can't find any sort of evidence online that this motherboard is lacking in some way or has design issues, you may as well go with it---if it has the desired features.

Which particular Corsair 850 watt PSU are you considering?
I think an Enthusiast Series™ TX850 V2 — 80 PLUS® Bronze Certified 850 Watt High Performance Power Supply. If you think I should change this or something, please tell me. It will be much appreciated.
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01 Nov 2012   #6

Widnows 7 Profession 64bit
 
 

Yeah seems like a solid build to me, however an i7 wouldn't necessarily give you any massive improvements over an i5 of the same caliber for your additional money, games don't use hyper threading to the extent software does.

The i5 3570k is a better bang for your buck chip for gaming alone.
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01 Nov 2012   #7

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vstrimaitis View Post

I think an Enthusiast Series™ TX850 V2 — 80 PLUS® Bronze Certified 850 Watt High Performance Power Supply. If you think I should change this or something, please tell me. It will be much appreciated.
That's a high quality PSU, but you don't need 850 watts if you aren't using 2 video cards.

If you are using a single video card, I'd step down to a Corsair TX650 V2, a Corsair HX 620, or any Seasonic PSU in the 550 to 650 watt range.

Use the saved money on some other portion of the upgrade or on a steak dinner or whatever.
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01 Nov 2012   #8

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 

Way overkill if you ask me in the CPU and GPU department more than anything (+1 on going i5 instead of i7)... remember that most games today are merely console ports to PC (at least most shooters are) so you will barely get 70% out of them.

Also, modern gpu card do not need all that much juice from a Power Supply and Corsair is not really know for good PSU.

Best bang for buck is to tell us what your budget is and when do you want to buy this thing and I am sure we can get you a very good rig for less than what you were going to spend with those components. I love looking at computer components on a daily basis so, this gives me a better excuse.. after all, we love to spend other people's money
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01 Nov 2012   #9

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vstrimaitis View Post

I think an Enthusiast Series™ TX850 V2 — 80 PLUS® Bronze Certified 850 Watt High Performance Power Supply. If you think I should change this or something, please tell me. It will be much appreciated.
That's a high quality PSU, but you don't need 850 watts if you aren't using 2 video cards.

If you are using a single video card, I'd step down to a Corsair TX650 V2, a Corsair HX 620, or any Seasonic PSU in the 550 to 650 watt range.

Use the saved money on some other portion of the upgrade or on a steak dinner or whatever.
Thanks for the tip. I'll do what you recommend.

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vstrimaitis View Post
Yeah seems like a solid build to me, however an i7 wouldn't necessarily give you any massive improvements over an i5 of the same caliber for your additional money, games don't use hyper threading to the extent software does.
I will be using some other software, not only gaming. And I'm hoping I can still use this PC in a few years. That's why I chose the i7. But still thanks for the tip
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01 Nov 2012   #10

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 

Look at that Samsung SSD here... extremely cool pricing if you ask me

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And buying an i7 vs an i5 looking at the future is not a very good investment if you are paying a premium for something you won't use now or after.
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