Would these Specs be good for gaming?

August 12, 2010 at 07:43:39
Specs: Windows 7
Alright, I basically followed from the $1250 gaming computer guide. Except I changed the processor and the Graphics Card a little. Do you think I'd be able to run most games on high?

Processor: Intel Core i7-860 Lynnfield 2.8GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor BX80605I7860

Motherboard: ASUS Maximus III GENE LGA 1156 Intel P55 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Video Card(s): -Two- Galaxy 60XGH6HS3GMW GeForce GTX 460 Super OC Video Card in SLi

Memory: G.SKILL Trident 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3

Hard Drive: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Power Supply: CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP No Power Supply ATX Mid Tower Case (Black)

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August 12, 2010 at 08:23:47
With specs like that, do you really have to ask?

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August 12, 2010 at 08:27:42
Well I'm just making sure and all, this will be my first build haha. I don't want ANYTHING to go wrong .

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August 12, 2010 at 10:42:35
given the rate at which video card technology advances, and the rate at which video card costs diminish, SLI has sorta been shown to be pointless. As a general rule, you should be able to purchase a single card that a) outperforms 2 weaker cards in SLI and b) is cheaper than buying 2 cards.

just a thought.

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August 12, 2010 at 10:43:02
dude this is a monster ull play all games maxed out

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August 12, 2010 at 18:57:46
"I'm just making sure and all, this will be my first build"

That's a hell of a 1st build. I sure hope you know what you're doing because there's a lot of money that could be easily flushed down the toilet if you make a wrong move.

Here's a few pointers:

1. benchtest your hardware BEFORE you install it in the case.

2. manually configure your BIOS settings, do not rely on AUTO settings or DEFAULT, especially when it comes to the RAM.

3. test the RAM with memtest86 to confirm it's error-free BEFORE you attempt to install Windows.

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August 12, 2010 at 21:39:18
Thanks for the advice guys.
@ UpAndComing, sure you can buy a single GPU, but is it really worth it? Here's an example. If you bought the GTX 480 for $460 you could just buy 2 Galaxy GeForce GTX 460's for the same price. They come Super OC'd and is proven better than the 480 when you have 2 of them.

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