Solved Is this good for a custom gaming computer?

June 25, 2012 at 16:47:14
Specs: Windows
I am new to making a custom computer and wanted to know if these components would work well for a gaming computer. Let me know if you have any suggestions for it. I am not looking to overclock. And I will use a generic tower for it:

500watt power supply

500gb internal Hard drive (7200rpm)

2x 4gb RAM

Intel core i7 2600

ASUS p8z77-v motherboard

Radeon HD 6870 graphics card


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June 26, 2012 at 19:48:27
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i3 if budget only allows, i5 'K' much better, i7 is a waste for gaming.

SSD is not the place to splurge for gaming if the budget is tight, a better graphics card and the i5 K would be the better investment choices.

Do not skimp too much when when it comes to the power supply. Cheap ones do not have the amperage on the 12volt rail for the video cards you would use. Cheap power supplies do not put out the power they claim they do so you do not get what you think you are getting. Cheap power supplies are notorious for failing and taking expensive components with them.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.



#1
June 25, 2012 at 16:52:46
oh, and also a ASUS 24xDVD-RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW. Forgot that.

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June 25, 2012 at 18:51:01
You did not include the make, model number, and Amperage on the 12 Volt Rail(s). This is much more important than you realize.

You did not include the type, brand, series, speed, and other specs on the RAM, this also may be important.

The more details you supply, the better the answers you will get.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#3
June 25, 2012 at 21:03:12
idk what all of that is.

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June 25, 2012 at 23:39:31
My first thoughts would be to get a more powerful PSU. I'm not a great fan of CoolerMaster ones anyway, stick to the known 'good' brands and look at spending about twice that amount.

Check the RAM is listed against the motherboard approved lists - I'll bet that one isn't, and also go for the highest speed that the mobo will take.

Stick with the i7 processor - there's a big difference between it and i5/i3.

Consider having two harddrives - an SSD for the primary drive alongside the one you've listed for storage - gamers don't like waiting for their system to boot.

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#6
June 26, 2012 at 05:55:26
Why are shopping at amazon.com? Do u live in US?
-The PSU isn't good, better look for these brands Corsair, Seasonic, XFX, Rosewill & PC Power & Cooling

-Asus P8Z77-V specs
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/In...
Look at the memory specs, the memory u selected isn't compatible. SODIMM(Small Outline Dual In Memory Module) is used for laptop and mini's.

-Get core i5 with the K or normal core i5 with cheap socket 1155 board.

@johnr
Stick with the i7 processor - there's a big difference between it and i5/i3.
Look at the title "Is this good for a custom gaming computer?"
Look at this chart Core i7 vs core i5 vs core i3
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...
Now do u see the huge difference?

Consider having two harddrives - an SSD for the primary drive alongside the one you've listed for storage - gamers don't like waiting for their system to boot.
Are u sure?

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#7
June 26, 2012 at 09:55:17
ok, if I get a i5 2500k processor, and the radeon HD 6870, is there a cheaper MB to go with it? I am trying to make a custom gaming computer within the $500-$700 range.

I found a better PCU and memory:
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-500-W...

http://www.amazon.com/PNY-PC3-10666...

@johnr I prefer to not get an ssd as of now due to my budget. and i dont mind waiting for my system to boot. I am a patient gamer until i start playing the games. :)

@kuwese Yes i am in US. Amazon has free shipping on most of those things, and they have better discounts.


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#8
June 26, 2012 at 18:27:37
I wonder why you're shopping at Amazon too. That same Corsair power supply is available at newegg for just $30 after promo code & rebate plus free shipping:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

And here's a cheaper video card:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

And you should be getting DDR3-1600, not DDR2-1333:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

The HDD you chose is slow & you should consider a case with a top mounted power supply. The bottomline is - almost everything is cheaper at newegg.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...


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#9
June 26, 2012 at 18:45:31
Superbiiz has a 10% off promotional code special (JUICY), so you can pickup this 500GB Western Digital Black HDD for about $75 (+ shipping):

http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php...

Or if you prefer Seagate, you can get this 1TB for under $80 (+ $5 shipping):

http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php...


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June 26, 2012 at 19:48:27
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Options/Possibilities:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...
http://www.microcenter.com/single_p...
http://www.microcenter.com/single_p...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

i3 if budget only allows, i5 'K' much better, i7 is a waste for gaming.

SSD is not the place to splurge for gaming if the budget is tight, a better graphics card and the i5 K would be the better investment choices.

Do not skimp too much when when it comes to the power supply. Cheap ones do not have the amperage on the 12volt rail for the video cards you would use. Cheap power supplies do not put out the power they claim they do so you do not get what you think you are getting. Cheap power supplies are notorious for failing and taking expensive components with them.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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