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Are my components good enough for a gaming PC?

I'm looking to get a PC for gaming under £1,000. This is what I have so far.

Is it any good?

It breaks my budget by around £100 or so, but its as close as I can get. Is it good enough to run modern games?
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  1. AronPreece said:
    I'm looking to get a PC for gaming under £1,000. This is what I have so far.

    Is it any good?

    It breaks my budget by around £100 or so, but its as close as I can get. Is it good enough to run modern games?

    It has a 7970 and an i5 so yes I should hope so
  2. Hi,

    It is enough to run everything and for some time to come. :)
    Consider buying Hyper 212 cooler, same price but better cooler.

    Best regards :)
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    Looks good, though I've a couple of suggestions that might help reduce the price a bit:
    No real need for a CPU cooler-stock is fine if not OCing (which you can't with that CPU).
    Get a cheaper mobo - IMO the Sabertooths are overpriced, and have no significant advantage over say a GA-Z77X-D3H or Z77 extreme4. No point for those if not CF/SLI or OC.
    PSU is a bit large - go for a 750-800W if you plan to add a second 7970, and 550 if not.
    Get 2x4GB ram - dual channel is twice the bandwidth. Also get DDR3-1600.
    There isn't much point in getting two ODDs - one is fine. You can even get away with none quite easily these days.

    Just suggestions.
  4. Someone Somewhere said:
    Looks good, though I've a couple of suggestions that might help reduce the price a bit:
    No real need for a CPU cooler-stock is fine if not OCing (which you can't with that CPU).
    Get a cheaper mobo - IMO the Sabertooths are overpriced, and have no significant advantage over say a GA-Z77X-D3H or Z77 extreme4. No point for those if not CF/SLI or OC.
    PSU is a bit large - go for a 750-800W if you plan to add a second 7970, and 550 if not.
    Get 2x4GB ram - dual channel is twice the bandwidth. Also get DDR3-1600.
    There isn't much point in getting two ODDs - one is fine. You can even get away with none quite easily these days.

    Just suggestions.


    Forgive my novice-ism, what is an ODD? Optical Disk Drive?

    Also I'm using computerplanet.co.uk to assemble it, if I can't get the suggested motherboard, could I buy one elsewhere and take it to a PC shop to install? I'm 15 and I have no clue about technology on this scale.

    Update x2 It weighs in at £1,008
  5. Yup, Optical Disk Drive. Unless you expect to be ripping one disk while watching another (which I severely doubt)m you shouldn't need two.

    If you expect to get a second 7970 then I'd recommend the GA-Z77X-D3H (they seem to have it on their site). Otherwise just get a B75 or H77 board.

    Replacing/installing a mobo is probably the most difficult thing in a PC - everything plugs into it. It's not that hard, but if you are taking it to a computer shop to install you might as well just get a load of parts and DIY.

    What monitor do you have? If it's not 1080P then I'd suggest getting a 7950 or 7870XT and a new screen.
  6. Someone Somewhere said:
    Yup, Optical Disk Drive. Unless you expect to be ripping one disk while watching another (which I severely doubt)m you shouldn't need two.

    If you expect to get a second 7970 then I'd recommend the GA-Z77X-D3H (they seem to have it on their site). Otherwise just get a B75 or H77 board.

    Replacing/installing a mobo is probably the most difficult thing in a PC - everything plugs into it. It's not that hard, but if you are taking it to a computer shop to install you might as well just get a load of parts and DIY.

    What monitor do you have? If it's not 1080P then I'd suggest getting a 7950 or 7870XT and a new screen.


    Again sorry for a stupid question, Blu Ray drives are capable of doing everything normal DVD/CD drives are?
  7. Correct :)
  8. Sorry for late reply, but thanks for all your help. I'm now comparing prices for said specs. :)
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