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April 19, 2013 8:39:29 AM

Hello I am currently thinking about getting a gaming computer, but since I am completely new in terms of computer building I really need some help with this. Would a computer with these specifications be able to run smoothly without overheating as well as cause other problems? Also would I be able to run games such as Skyrim, Civilization 5, Call of duty wow 2, etc. without any lag?

Here are the specs:

CPU: AMD FX-8350 Vishera 4.0GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core CPU FD8350FRHKBOX
CPU Cooler: CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ CPU Cooler
Motherboard: ASUS M5A78L-M LX PLUS Motherboard SKT.AM3+ AMD 760G/SB710
Memory: Kingston 6GB(3x2GB) DDR3 1333Mhz
Hard Drive 1: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 16MB 3.5" SATA 6GB/S 7200RPM WD5000AAKX
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS72 SATA 24X DVD-RW DRIVE BLACK
Video: nVidia Geforce GTX670 2G GDDR5, MSI
Audio: High Quality Multiple channel audio on board
Network: Gigabit LAN controllers
Power Supply: Quality Quiet 550 Watt ATX Power Supply w/Large Fan
Case: Cooler Master Elite 311 ATX Case 190x450x477 mm / 7.5x17.7x 18.8 inches USB 2.0x2, MICx1, Audiox1

I plan on buying the operating system separately and it will be Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit.

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April 19, 2013 8:40:50 AM

Do you have a budget?
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April 19, 2013 8:43:28 AM

ksham said:
Do you have a budget?


Yes its under $1000 the price for the above listing is $950
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April 19, 2013 9:00:16 AM

If you want to overclock.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.00 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($382.38 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 311 (Blue) ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.15 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($73.50 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $979.94
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)



If you don't want to overclock. I kept the same motherboard. It's a really good one and extensible.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.00 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($382.38 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 311 (Blue) ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.15 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($73.50 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $909.96
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-19 11:59 EDT-0400)
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April 19, 2013 9:23:36 AM

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 120M 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair XMS 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($322.98 @ Newegg)
Case: BitFenix Merc Alpha (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.98 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: BitFenix Spectre 43.5 CFM 120mm Fan ($6.99 @ NCIX US)
Case Fan: BitFenix Spectre 43.5 CFM 120mm Fan ($6.99 @ NCIX US)
Case Fan: BitFenix Spectre 43.5 CFM 120mm Fan ($6.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($75.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $942.83
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-19 12:16 EDT-0400)

An i5-3570K will be better than a FX 8350 for gaming. A water cooler and Z77 board with it means you can OC and the Sapphire Radeon 7950 Vapor X can easily OC to 1GHz which will make it almost as good as Stock 7970. If you are willing to spend a few bucks you can get a 7970. 8GB RAM is good enough to handle all games. The Spectre Fans will keep the Chassis Cool. But If you don't hurry the price of the water cooler will increase by 30 bucks.
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April 19, 2013 9:27:52 AM

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 120M 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair XMS 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($322.98 @ Newegg)
Case: BitFenix Merc Alpha (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.98 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: BitFenix Spectre 43.5 CFM 120mm Fan ($6.99 @ NCIX US)
Case Fan: BitFenix Spectre 43.5 CFM 120mm Fan ($6.99 @ NCIX US)
Case Fan: BitFenix Spectre 43.5 CFM 120mm Fan ($6.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($75.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $954.83
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-19 12:27 EDT-0400)
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