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Is this a good gaming pc at this price?

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September 8, 2012 8:40:22 AM

Hello,
I just want to ask before I buy if this is a good gaming desktop to buy at £870
With the following specs:
Windows 7 h.p
Ati hd 6970 2gb
i5 3579k quadcore ivy bridge 3.4GHz processor ( over clocked to 3.8)
8gb corsair vengeance
1tb hard drive
750w power supply
Asus mother board
Standard cd DVD drive
Standard intel cooling fan and heat sink
Is this a good setup?
Thank you

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September 8, 2012 8:45:53 AM

i5 3570k* not 3579k
a b 4 Gaming
September 8, 2012 1:28:54 PM

Its OK you can build a better system for that price but its OK for a prebuilt machine if you don't want to self build.
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September 8, 2012 1:42:34 PM

Your using the same Processor I'll be going with in my next build. A Standard Fan/Heatsink from Intel is ok, for some moderate overclock, so it should work fine for your build aslong as your case has a decent ammount of airflow.
a b 4 Gaming
September 8, 2012 1:44:19 PM

I'd say it's overpriced.
September 8, 2012 2:53:28 PM

Mind giving me a better one? Suggestions?
a b 4 Gaming
September 8, 2012 3:01:06 PM

At similar price, this one would be MUCH more powerful:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£176.58 @ Scan.co.uk)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£26.65 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£99.97 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Grey 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£28.00 @ Scan.co.uk)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£59.30 @ Ebuyer)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (£326.00 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£44.38 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: Corsair 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£46.20 @ Scan.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£12.67 @ CCL Computers)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) (£72.96 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £892.71
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-08 16:00 BST+0100)

Of course, you can go cheaper route as well for similar power:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£176.58 @ Scan.co.uk)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£26.65 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£99.97 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Grey 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£28.00 @ Scan.co.uk)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£59.30 @ Ebuyer)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card (£202.09 @ CCL Computers)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£44.38 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: Corsair 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£46.20 @ Scan.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£12.67 @ CCL Computers)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) (£72.96 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £768.80
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-08 16:03 BST+0100)
September 8, 2012 3:20:27 PM

Would I have to build that myself? Since I don't know how to xD
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