Would this PC be good for gaming?
I'd like to be able to play games such as Skyrim, Battlefield, Minecraft, and a few more on high settings.
This will be the first computer I have built. I will be grateful for any advice about which parts could be changed. Also I wouldn't want to spend over £600, or $935.
One final thing is, I can't purchase from Newegg, because I don't think they ship to the UK.
Thanks for any help.
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  1. If you're playing at 1920x1080, you should average around 70 FPS on yes.
  2. My current monitor is 20", 5ms response time, and 1600x900, is that ok? Or do I need a different monitor too?
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    you'll probably want at least 1920x1080 resolution just to get the detail and field of view in games, but other than that your monitor is fine. Lower response times are nice, but you'll never notice the difference unless you have 2 right next to each other where 1 has a 1ms and the other has a 10ms, then it's barely perceptible. A high end card deserves a decent monitor to show what it can do...Otherwise it's like a sports car with flat tires: lots of potential, but you won't be getting much benefit from it.
  4. I will for sure look into a new monitor sometime soon, when I've got a little more money, but for the time being I think I'll have to stick to this one.
    Also, will all the parts work nicely together, or would you recommend changing any for a better performance? Thanks for the help!
  5. You can step up to 1866 MHz ram since the board and CPU support it without OC, it shouldn't really be any price difference if it's still 8GB. Also, that CPU cooler isn't going to be much if at all better than the stock one. If you're looking for a cheap cooling upgrade that will make a big difference, get a Cooler Master Hyper 212+, you'll get 7-10c cooler than stock usually.
  6. Could you tell me the name of one which is better? And thanks for advice, do you think an upgraded CPU cooler is required, or is it just a bonus?
  7. Anyone who's used GSkill ram really likes it, me included. I'm running this exact set:

    And it's what i'd suggest to you (it's cheaper than that corsair ram too)

    It depends on if you'll be taxing your CPU much, if you plan on doing any transcoding or rendering of anything, it's really nice to not have your CPU fan blaring at full speed, the stock cooler is quite small and loud, but if you're not going to push the CPU, the aftermarket cooler is more of a bonus to keep your PC cool and quiet.
  8. Thank you, I'll put that in rather than the corsair!

    I don't think I'll be taxing the CPU, but I might just get a better cooler just to be safe.
  9. Josh66 said:
    Thank you, I'll put that in rather than the corsair!

    I don't think I'll be taxing the CPU, but I might just get a better cooler just to be safe.

    Heat is the enemy of any electronic component, the cooler you keep it, the longer it will last, so it's also a good way to protect your investment.
  10. Ok, I think you've answered everything I needed to know! Thank you very much for your help!
  11. No problem at all, remember to pick a post as the solution to mark the thread as solved
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