Building a gaming computer

May 25, 2013 at 16:28:58
Specs: Windows 7
I'm looking to build a computer that will be primarily used for gaming. I'm just wondering if I've chosen good parts. I don't want to spend much over $900. The parts I was looking at are
CPU- Intel Core i5-3550 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor
Motherboard- Asus P8H77-V LE ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory- A-Data Premier Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory
Storage- Toshiba 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video card- Gigabyte GeForce GT 630 2GB Video Card
Case- Logisys CS308RD ATX Mid Tower Case w/480W Power Supply
Power supply- Antec High Current Gamer 400W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
Optical drive- Sony AD-7740H-01 DVD Writer
Operating system- Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)
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May 25, 2013 at 17:19:03
- get DDR3-1600 >>

- the GeForce GT 630 is more of a HTPC card than a gaming card. Don't be suckered in by 2GB memory, it's useless on a low end card. If you're on a budget, the Radeon HD 6670, 6770, or 7750 is the way to go.

- here's a Corsair 500W PSU for just $30 after rebate but you've only got one day cash in on the deal:

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May 25, 2013 at 19:43:32
The cards mentioned by riider are good but still money needs to be spent on a better video card.
HD 7790

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May 25, 2013 at 20:51:31
Agreed, better video card and better power supply for gaming rig.
If it is in the budget, GTX650 Ti, GTX650 Ti Boost, or any GTX 660 or better if you want to go with NVidia cards. Less would be a waste on a gaming rig. If the budget is tight, see above Radeon suggestions.

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