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Is this pc setup any good for gaming with games like Battlefield 3,Far Cry 3, DayZ Standalone, Arma III, Etc,

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August 21, 2013 2:21:43 PM

CPU
Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor

CPU Cooler
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler

Motherboard
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard

Memory
Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory

Storage
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

Video Card
Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card

Wireless Network Adapter
Asus USB-N13 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter

Case
Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case

Power Supply
Corsair Gaming 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply

Optical Drive
Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer

Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)

Monitor
Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor

If you have any suggestions like a better PSU for a good price please feel free to tell me, I am trying to stay with a budget though. I am trying to kep this under $1300
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August 21, 2013 2:28:00 PM

The Xigmatek Gaia is superior to the more commonly mentioned Hyper212 EVO:
http://www.techreaction.net/2011/07/07/review-xigmatek-...
http://www.techreaction.net/2011/11/27/review-cooler-ma...

Unlike the Hyper212 EVO (ignore the URL; it IS the EVO they tested), the Gaia never throttled, although it wasn't always the coolest depending on the fan used. Both got awards, but if you factor in the price, the Gaia wins hands down.
I would not recommend gaming over a wireless USB adapter. This one, for example, was almost as fast in my tests as a wired connection: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... for $32, but there's a promo code on it right now.
August 21, 2013 2:28:51 PM

Most certainly it is! Personally, I would go with the Haswell CPU's. i5 4670k. Then you'll have to change the MoBo because it is LGA 1155, not LGA 1150 (Haswell).
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August 21, 2013 2:36:46 PM

Onus said:
The Xigmatek Gaia is superior to the more commonly mentioned Hyper212 EVO:
http://www.techreaction.net/2011/07/07/review-xigmatek-...
http://www.techreaction.net/2011/11/27/review-cooler-ma...

Unlike the Hyper212 EVO (ignore the URL; it IS the EVO they tested), the Gaia never throttled, although it wasn't always the coolest depending on the fan used. Both got awards, but if you factor in the price, the Gaia wins hands down.
I would not recommend gaming over a wireless USB adapter. This one, for example, was almost as fast in my tests as a wired connection: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... for $32, but there's a promo code on it right now.

Thanks for the tip with the Xigmatek Gaia,but I have a minor question which really might not matter but is thermal paste pre-applied or do you have to apply it manually,and if so does it come with the thermal paste or do I have to buy it separately?

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August 21, 2013 2:41:38 PM
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The paste is either pre-applied (Intel stock) or comes in a little tube with the cooler. Some AS5 might perform a little better, but is probably only going to make a 1C-3C difference. That is not a big deal at all on mild overclocks.

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