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Is this build good for medium to high end gaming?

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September 6, 2013 3:46:59 AM

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Price breakdown by merchant:

CPU: AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($66.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($73.39 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($104.99 @ Amazon)
Wireless Network Adapter: Asus PCE-N10 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($21.85 @ Amazon)
Case: Thermaltake Commander MS-I Epic Edition (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Cooler Master i500 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Full (32/64-bit) (Purchased For $0.00)
Total: $562.18
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-06 06:46 EDT-0400)

Please let me know if i should change anything about this build...i plan on playing these games: Minecraft (pretty much any computer could play this), Wizard 101, World Of Warcraft, Portal, Portal 2, Half-Life, Half-Life 2, Far Cry 3, Crysis 3, Grand Theft Auto Vice City, San Andreas, and 4, Skyrim, BF3, BF4, Call Of Duty: Black Ops, Just Cause 2, and TF2. (im sure theres more games, i just cant think of them right now)

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September 6, 2013 4:10:47 AM

Hi, I would recommend going with a quad or hex core CPU like the (AMD Bulldozer FX 6300 BE (Black Edition)).
Dual core cannot be called middle to high anymore it is entry level at best, especially the AMD CPUs.

Otherwise everything else looks good to me.


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September 6, 2013 4:34:56 AM

same as above, go with an amd 4300 or at least 4100 processor. also look for 7850's on sale when you are actually buying the parts. is a good place to look fo any recent sales on components. the 7770 is a fine card though.

It will be able to play all of those games just fine, just not max all of them. I have a 7870 and it barely maxes crysis 2. just play those on medium (which still looks great.)